Match Preview: SD Ponferradina – FC Barcelona B

Match Preview: SD Ponferradina – FC Barcelona B

Barcelona B are once again in Liga Adelante action this weekend against Ponferradina. Eusebio’s men will travel to Ponferrada to visit the league’s surprise package, Ponferradina, and will hope the team’s improvement will continue, and that it will finally be translated into goals and victories. Read more…

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (22.11.2014)

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MD STARTS A CAMPAIGN OF SUPPORT FOR LEO

#siempremessi (Messi Forever)

This is the best moment to give back to the crack what he has given to Barça

Send messages of support, pictures and videos through this newspaper’s social media accounts

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The Front: Sport (22.11.2014)

the front sport nov 22 2014

BARÇA RECEIVES SEVILLA WITH THE GOAL OF QUIETING THE CRITICS

LET GOOD FOOTBALL RETURN!

Leo wants Zarra’s record, Neymar continues his streak and Suárez premieres

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You’re the Manager: Beat Sevilla!

You’re the Manager: Beat Sevilla!

This pivotal match has banana skin written all over it. Luis Enrique must assemble a starting 11 that takes into account a long international break. Sevilla has been in great form, thanks in part to a pair of Barça loanees who might just have a point to prove.

Who is in your starting team? What instructions do you give them? What substitutions do you plan to outfox Sevilla manager Unai Emery?

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International Break Round-Up

International Break Round-Up

With the International break over, we look at how FC Barcelona players fared  with their respective countries. Below is the round-up for the International break. Read more…

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Bartomeu: “Say it ain’t so, Jorge”

Bartomeu: “Say it ain’t so, Jorge”

Leo Messi’s recent comments about his future at the club startled many people, team president Josep Maria Bartomeu among them. So he picked up the phone and called Leo’s dad to get some clarification. Find out what Jorge Messi said after the jump.

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Medical: Sergi Roberto cleared to play

Medical: Sergi Roberto cleared to play

Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto has been given the medical all-clear to return to action after a groin problem that had kept him out of the team’s matches against Ajax and Almería. The La Masia graduate is now training with the group normally and is available for selection for the Liga match against Sevilla on Saturday.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (21.11.2014)

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Mascherano, to the rescue, rationalizes Leo’s words

“MESSI IS HAPPY AT BARÇA”

“It’s impossible to discredit one of the world’s greats”

“I won’t resign and I want to return to excellence”

“This month we must win it all”

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The Front: Sport (21.11.2014)

the front sport nov 21 2014

“WE PLAY FOR EVERYTHING IN THREE MATCHES”

Barça’s dressing room considers the games against Sevilla, Valencia and PSG as key.

The challenge is for Madrid to not gain more of an advantage and to equal Bayern and Chelsea in Europe

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Training with all 23 players

Training with all 23 players

Thursday’s training session was probably a strange one for Barça coach Luis Enrique. Not because anything strange happened at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, but because it was the first time in months that ‘Lucho’ was able to have a session with all his players. Read more…

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Golazos made in La Masia (15-16 November)

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The Front: Sport (20.11.2014)

the front sport nov 20 2014

BARTOMEU SPEAKS WITH LEO’S FATHER AND IS CALMED

THERE IS NO ‘MESSI CASE!’

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (20.11.2014)

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RAKITIC

“I WANT IT ALL”

“With Messi, I would play on the moon”

“Luis Enrique has his idea and we are going for it”

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Adama Traoré renews until 2018

We have seen a lot of La Masia players leave through the back door. Last summer saw a mass exodus from Barça B, yet it now seems that Barça have learned their lesson. Adama Traoré, arguably the most promising player in Barça B’s squad, has renewed his Barcelona contract until 2018. Read more…

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Medical: Vermaelen returns to training

Medical: Vermaelen returns to training

Barcelona center back Thomas Vermaelen returned to full training this week, according to reports in Sport. In participating in the training session the Belgian defender completes a two month recovery from the muscular injuries that kept him out of theBelgian world cup squad, and that have put the brakes on his Barcelona debut.

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FC Barcelona museum won’t change name

FC Barcelona museum won’t change name

Former FC Barcelona President Josep Lluis Núñez has been jailed for 26 months after being convicted of bribing tax inspectors. Despite his imprisonment in Quatre Camins, the club does not plan to change the club museum name that in 2000 under the presidency of Joan Gaspart was renamed President Nuñez museum.

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Clash of the titans

Clash of the titans

Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo faced off on Tuesday in an international friendly that pitted Argentina against Portugal. Portugal emerged with a narrow win, courtesy of a Raphael Guerreiro strike at the death. Both international superstars had relatively quiet games, with Messi substituted at the end of the first half.

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The Front: Sport (19.11.2014)

the front sport nov 19 2014

WORRISOME MESSI

He’s not so emphatic about his future

“I always say that I want to stay at Barça, but sometimes everything is not the way you want”

“During the last year the criticism came, for me too”

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (19.11.2014)

the front MD nov 19 2014

ATTENTION ON MESSI

Leo wants to have a great year with Barça, although he left the door open about his future

“I want to stay here always, but sometimes not everything goes the way you want”

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Picture of the day: At your service

Picture of the day: At your service

Dani Alves published a picture on his social media accounts celebrating one of the many people who make the FC Barcelona organization run. “Today I serve Nanu. Some people may not take the field, may not score goals, may not be famous, but they are very important because they are the ones who take care of us every day with joy and attention and loving kindness.”

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11 against Ebola

11 against Ebola

The “11 against Ebola” campaign featuring the top football players including Barcelona’s Neymar Jr, Xavi Hernández and Gerard Piqué, promotes 11 simple health messages selected with the help of doctors and health experts from Africa, the World Bank Group and the World Health Organization who are tackling the outbreak in West Africa. “It is so important that we get the right information to those affected by the Ebola outbreak. We all hope this positive campaign will improve people’s understanding of the Ebola virus and help us to reduce the chances of it spreading,” said Neymar as he invited all to join the efforts. “Let’s all get behind this campaign to help our brothers and sisters in the worst-hit regions. Together, we can beat Ebola.”  The campaign, which was launched on Monday, features video clips, radio content, banners, posters and pictures. Continue reading for all messages and videos with Neymar Jr, Xavi and Piqué. Continue reading »

Special Encounter for Rakitić

Special Encounter for Rakitić

Ivan Rakitić will on Saturday play against his former side, Sevilla F.C.  The midfielder score 32 goals in 149 appearances for Sevilla and was a vital player for the team. Read more…

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Denis Suárez: “Puyol is following what we are doing”

Denis Suárez: “Puyol is following what we are doing”

Denis Suárez is one of the most discussed names at Barça today. The Galician, who will spend this season and the next on loan at Sevilla, is having a spectacular first season at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, and this coming weekend he will get a unique chance to prove his worth to his parent club, with Sevilla visiting the Camp Nou for La Liga. Denis gave a lengthy interview to Mundo Deportivo, and spoke on all things surrounding his career. Read the full translation of the interview after the jump.

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Adriano: “The League is not a two-horse race”

Adriano: “The League is not a two-horse race”

Adriano Correia spoke to Barça TV and the club’s official website about the team this season and the pressure surrounding them. However, he believes that the doubts will fade very soon. Read more…

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Quote of the Day: Go get him Leo!

Quote of the Day: Go get him Leo!

“When Messi sees Ronaldo scoring so many goals, it influences his moral. On the wing, he can’t carry the same goal threat, in the long-term, he is not going to be happy. The best player on the team has a power within a club. If his position is not appropriate, it will weaken the team.”

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The Front: Sport (18.11.2014)

the front sport nov 18 2014

LUIS ENRIQUE: IN THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE

THIS WEEK HE HAS TO RESOLVE ALL THE CONFLICTS

Define the style of play – Fit the trident in tactically – Solve ‘Piqué’s case’ – Make the dressing room his – Lower the tension in the press conferences

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (18.11.2014)

the front MD nov 18 2014

A NOT VERY FRIENDLY DUEL

Messi and Cristiano come face to face in Manchester with the Balon d’Or as background

12-7: MESSI VS. CR7

Leo’s goalscoring is victorious over the Portuguese

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The Front: Sport (17.11.2014)

the front sport nov 17 2014

MADRID ENTERS THE BIDDING

WAR FOR CUADRADO

Florentino approaches the player to quit Barça and reinforce the right wing

The azulgrana club maintains that the Columbian is a priority signing

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (17.11.2014)

the front MD nov 17 2014

MEETING

Bartomeu, Lucho, Zubi and Mestre met last week to talk about the various clashes in the team

The coach is determined to get the best out of his players and the president gave him his total confidence

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FIFA 15: Barça vs Barça

Those of us who are FIFA 15 gamers always pick Barça when we face off friends. Yet what happens when its Barça vs Barça in both the game and behind the controls? Which team is stronger? Dani Alves, Munir, Messi and Neymar or Piqué, Rakitić, Jordi Alba and Bartra? Play the video to find out who won the FIFA 15 Barça Player Tournament!

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