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…
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!