Neymar: “I want to score against Ajax and in the clásico”

Neymar: “I want to score against Ajax and in the clásico”

Neymar was asked whether he would prefer to score against Ajax in the Champions League or against Real Madrid in Saturday’s clásico. But why choose? He wants to score in both games. And with the Brazilian firing in goals from all angles this season, there is no reason to believe that that won’t be the case. Read what he said in a press conference after the jump.

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Rafinha nominated as Breakthrough Player

Rafinha nominated as Breakthrough Player

Barcelona’s last season wasn’t the best, but that hasn’t prevented the team from getting many players onto the LFP awards shortlists (La Liga awards). After Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Ivan Rakitić, Jordi Masip and Sergi Samper received nominations, Rafinha Alcántara has also received a nomination for the Breakthrough Player award for his performance last season with Celta Vigo. Read more…

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Match Review: FC Barcelona B 4-1 AD Alcorcón

Match Review: FC Barcelona B 4-1 AD Alcorcón

Barcelona B had been seeking a victory for over a month before their match against Alcorcón. Against the team from Madrid, Barça B not only returned to winning ways, but did so in style. The reserves, led by an inspired Adama Traoré, put on their best performance of the season and put 4 past helpless Alcorcón, whose defenders were blown apart by the high quality football exhibited by the Blaugranas. Read more…

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Luis Enrique: “We will go to the Bernabeu to win”

Luis Enrique: “We will go to the Bernabeu to win”

Luis Enrique, was delighted with Barcelona’s performance against SD Eibar; “the team can never be in a situation where we can’t improve – we always want more. Tonight all the players put in a good performance  – you don’t get a second half like that without the intensity we showed before the break”.

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The Front: Sport (20.10.2014)

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THE SECRET TO THE CHANGE IN NEYMAR

+ STRENGTH + SCORING

He’s spent months with a special plan in the gym with which he’s gained 4 kilos of muscle

The key has been to gain weight and volume without losing speed

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (20.10.2014)

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INSATIABLE MESSI

Leo scored his last ‘Hat tricks’ in the Champions and the league against Ajax and Madrid

The ‘10’ didn’t want to leave the pitch against Eibar because he was enjoying himself

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The Front: Sport (19.10.2014)

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READY FOR THE CLASICO

BARCA ARRIVE AS LEADER TO THEIR APPOINTMENT IN THE BERNABÉU

Great game from Messi, who scored against Eibar and has Zarra’s record in his grasp in Madrid

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (19.10.2014)

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ON POINT

Barça, prepared for the big week: Ajax and Madrid

Messi, going for the historic goal of ‘Pichichi’ en the Bernabéu

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Luis Enrique: “Totally focused on getting the 3 points”

Luis Enrique: “Totally focused on getting the 3 points”

During his press conference on Friday, Luis Enrique talked about many topics and stressed that the team is ready to earn the three points against SD Eibar on Saturday at the Camp Nou. “I’m only worried about the next opponent, Eibar, and their potential. They’re playing well and could create problems,” said Enrique before adding that he only sees eagerness in his players eyes. “I haven’t seen anything like distractions or players relaxing. Not based on their training. One thing is whether or not they play well.” The coach then added that the players are “totally focused on getting the three points. Records will eventually fall, but we just want to win.” More after the jump.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (18.10.2014)

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ONLY EIBAR

Barça, to consolidate their lead before Ajax in the Champions and the Clasico

Leo, at two goals from Zarra in the league

Neymar will play his 50th match with Barça

Luis Enrique has no doubt: “Pedro will be starting”

TODAY: Barça will hold a meeting with news

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The Front: Sport (18.10.2014)

the front sport oct 18 2014

GOING FOR THE RECORDS

BARÇA, FOR ANOTHER VICTORY BEFORE THE CLASICO

MESSI: With a ‘hat trick,’ 252 goals and beats Zarra. With one goal, 200 bullseyes in Camp Nou. If he wins, 300 victories with Barça.

With two goals, Barça will pay him tribute today

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Dani Nieto: “Intensity, defending and strategy”

Dani Nieto: “Intensity, defending and strategy”

Dani Nieto spent a quite fruitful season with Barça B in 2013-14, becoming the team’s first sub on the way to third place in the Liga Adelante. This weekend, the winger will be back to Can Barça, but this time he will be wearing Eibar’s colours. Dani Nieto, who was converted into Eibar’s record signing after leaving Barça B this summer, spoke to the FCB official website about his new team, their prospects in their first year ever in La Liga , as well as his views on Barça. Read the full translation of the interview shedding some light onto Barcelona’s unknown opponents after the jump.

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2014/15 Copa del Rey draw

2014/15 Copa del Rey draw

This morning the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF) conducted the 2014/15 Copa del Rey draw, and FC Barcelona take on Second Division B, Spain’s third league tier, side SD Huesca. The first leg is on December 3rd away, with the return happening in Barcelona on December 17th. This will be the first time Barça and Huesca have ever squared off.

And as one can see from the image, assuming results go as one would expect, if Barça can navigate past Huesca they will take on the winner of the Valladolid-Elche tie and after that one of either Real Madrid or Atlético Madrid.

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The Front: Sport (17.10.2014)

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ON THE ATTACK IN THE BERNABÉU

THIS IS HOW BARÇA WILL PLAY IN THE CLASICO

Luis Suárez is on point to start up front with Neymar

Messi will hold his position in a very offensive 4-4-2

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (17.10.2014)

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EXCITED

Luis Suárez, Messi and Neymar, the luxury trident, on point for the Clasico

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Picture of the day: Thank you from Leo

Picture of the day: Thank you from Leo

Lionel Messi  has seen messages of praise and admiration flood in on the day of the tenth anniversary of his Barça debut, and as he always does, he made sure to return some of the love. The ‘Flea’ took to his official Facebook page to post the following message: “I want to thank my whole family, friends, teammates and all the staff at FC Barcelona for these ten wonderful years. I’ve always enjoyed myself on the pitch, wearing these colours and living through very beautiful moments. But as always I am keen to improve and win more titles for the team. A hug for everyone!”

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Ter Stegen’s Germany through; heartbreak for Spain

Ter Stegen’s Germany through; heartbreak for Spain

This week of friendly matches was unfortunately an overall negative one for Barcelona’s U-21 internationals. Of the five who were in action for the U-21 championship playoffs (Munir, Sandro, Sergi Roberto, Ter Stegen, Halilović), only Marc-André ter Stegen will be on the plane to the Czech Republic this summer, as Germany followed up with a second win over Ukraine. Spain, with Sergi Roberto, Munir and Sandro went out as Serbia scored a winner deep into extra time, while Halilović’s Croatia were unable to overturn a first leg deficit. Read more…

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Alves: “Luis Suárez is a beast, a beast.”

Alves: “Luis Suárez is a beast, a beast.”

FC Barcelona full-back, Dani Alves says he is counting the days to see Luis Suárez in action. Suárez is currently banned for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup match of Uruguay and Italy. The Uruguayan striker will be available for Luis Enrique in time for the match at the Bernabéu against Real Madrid on the 25th of October.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (16.10.2014)

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Luis Suárez received the Golden Boot and presents his bid for the Bernabéu

“I’M AT 100%”

He got the prize for his 31 goals, none from penalties

“A front line of Messi, Neymar and Suárez sounds good”

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The Front: Sport (16.10.2014)

the front sport oct 16 2014

“I’M AT 100%”

GOLDEN GOALS FOR THE BERNABÉU

Luis Suárez received the Golden Boot and said he is anxious to debut in the Barça jersey

ALSO ON POINT FOR MADRID, NEYMAR: “WE ARE READY TO WIN”

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Best Goals from Barça’s youngsters

11-12 October,2014

 

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El Clásico referee announced

El Clásico referee announced

Refereeing in the clásico is always destined to be a matter of debate. Over the past few years many referees have come under fire for their decisions in the fiercest football game in Europe. This year’s first clásico will see a change in guard. 30-year-old Gil Manzano, of the Extremaduran committee has been selected by the RFEF (Royal Spanish Football Federation) as the man to oversee the first clásico of the season at the Santiago Bernabéu on October 25th.

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Barça featured in 2015 Guinness World Record book

Barça featured in 2015 Guinness World Record book

The 2015 Guinness World Records book has been released in most countries, featuring a brand new sports section. Barcelona has earned two entries in the book: one for the team and one for Neymar Jr. Read more…

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Suárez and his golden boot

Suárez and his golden boot

For the first time in seven seasons the European Golden Boot winner goes to a player from the Premier League. Well, kind of. Firstly, while the goals were scored (31 goals) for Liverpool, Luis Suárez is now an FC Barcelona player. Secondly, for the first time since 2004/5 the award is shared, this year with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

Suárez received the award this evening in Barcelona from Liverpool legend and Kenny Dalglish, who described the Uruguayan as a “fantastic player, its a pleasure to watch him play”. The striker himself was very thankful to Liverpool and all they did for him. “This is a very special moment. I want to thank first the most important people, my wife and daughters, and then to everyone at Liverpool, teammates and staff, for the three and a half years I was there. Now I start a new era, I am fulfilling a dream being here at Barça.”

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The Front: Sport (15.10.2014)

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HE’S FULL OF ENERGY

4 GOALS FROM NEYMAR

“I DON’T KNOW WHERE MY LIMIT IS”

Phenomenal beginning to the season for the crack with 14 goals in 13 matches

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (15.20.2014)

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DYNAMITE

NEYMAR: 4 GOALS, MESSI: 2 GOALS, SUÁREZ: 2 GOALS

Barça’s luxury trident is on top ten days from the Clasico: A poker from Ney and doubles from Leo and Luis

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Four Blaugranas called by Spain U-17s

Four Blaugranas called by Spain U-17s

Spain U-17 coach Santi Denia has announced the 18-man squad that will be on the plane to Slovakia for the Elite Round of the UEFA U-17 championship. Barcelona is the best represented team on the list, as usual, with four players. Carles Aleñà, Carles Pérez, Marc Cucurella, and Dani Morer are those who have made the squad.

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Deulofeu: “My career has always been perfect”

Deulofeu: “My career has always been perfect”

Currently out on loan to Sevilla, FC Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu shared some insight on his time in the Premier League and his career ambitions in Spain. More after the jump.

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Iniesta awarded the ‘Golden Foot’ for 2014

Iniesta awarded the ‘Golden Foot’ for 2014

Andrés Iniesta is certainly no longer ‘Andresito.’ ‘El Ilusionista’ is now 30, but fortunately those who are supposedly in the last of their prime years are still recognised. Iniesta was one of the ten nominees for the Golden Foot award, the award for the best player of the year aged over 29. The Barça midfielder traveled to Monaco on Monday where he was awarded the Golden Foot. Read more…

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The Front: Sport (14.10.2014)

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TREMBLE, MADRID!

THE GOAL ‘KILLER’  IS ALREADY HERE

Luis Suárez made two goals, one of them a ‘vaselina,’ against Oman (0-3)

The Uruguayan, on top: “I look forward to playing in the Bernabéu”

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