Cartoon of the Day: Sport (11.1.2016)

Cartoon of the Day: Sport (11.1.2016)

Today, and only today offered in glass-case models

The only glass case which allows one to keep five Balon D’ors

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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The Barça B Roundup: Barça B dominate but still fail to win

Photo by Victor Salgado-FCB

The start of the second round of the Segunda División presented a first class opportunity for any team in need of a fresh start. Barcelona B sought to take advantage of exactly this. With three new signings making their debuts, Gerard López’s played some of their best football against Cornellà, but in the end, it was an all-too familiar ending, with the Blaugrana leaving the Miniestadi with just a point.

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Café con leche: All praise for Leo

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Lucho hails D10S

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was particularly pleased with his team’s win over Granada, but in the Asturian’s post-match presser, it was Lionel Messi who took centre stage. Before even commenting on the match, Lucho heaped the praise on his star player. “What Messi is doing will last as long as he wants it to,” said Lucho, who added that “for Barça fans, it’s a pleasure to see him do what he is doing.”

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The Front: Sport (10.1.2016)

The Front: Sport (10.1.2016)

Another exhibition of Messi: A hat-trick before the Balon D’or (4-0)

Neymar completed the goal-fest in a match where Arda Turan also made a mark

Bale’s three goals in Zidane’s debut

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (10.1.2016)

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (10.1.2016)

M33SSI (4-0)

The supercrack scored the first three goals of Barcelona and got the thirty-third hat-trick of his career

Neymar completed the recital of the trident and a brilliant Sergi Roberto in pivote

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport (10.1.2016)

Cartoon of the Day: Sport (10.1.2016)

God of Gold 4 Granada 0

“Do you see this ball in my hands?… Tomorrow this ball will be fully coated in gold.”

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Review: Barça at rest

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The calm after the storm.

Between the fierce mid-week Copa del Rey encounter against Espanyol and the return leg that will act as the aftermath lay yesterday’s match against Sandoval’s Granada.

The tension was gone, the afternoon 16:00 kick-off contributing to a sense of sunny calm as opposed to the aggressive dark of the night. Given space to breathe, the derbi‘s frantic tempo gave way to the low-intensity affair against a team that showed little willingness to fight.

Luis Enrique, after the team he manages had just brushed Granada aside like they havethe past 24 times the Andalusians have visited the Camp Nou, pleaded in the post-match press conference, “During the next game against Espanyol, I want football to be the protagonist.”

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Café con leche: Tension everywhere

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Luis Enrique wary of Granada

FC Barcelona meet Granada CF today at the Camp Nou and Lucho is wary of the threat Granada possess. Granada need points, and that makes them more dangerous, they’re physically strong and they work hard.” Luis Enrique then added that Granada are coming off a positive result from their last match and that will make them more dangerous, “they are on the upswing after a positive result against Sevilla, with the need for points, with good football players and good players on attack that can create problems in the transition game.”

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The Front: Sport (9.1.2016)

The Front: Sport (9.1.2016)

Suárez pays for everyone

Sanctioned for two Copa games for the incidents in the tunnel and the dressing room

Diop and Hernan get only one game

Today, he will start in the league

Barcelona distances itself from Alves after his incendiary remarks against the press 

The trident is untouchable in order to return to the path of triumphs

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (9.1.2016)

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (9.1.2016)

Two games for Suárez

The competition committee condemns Luis, one game for Diop and Hernan, and no punishment for Pau’s aggression

The Antiviolence Committee opens investigation against Gerard, while he reminds them of the insults received by him and his family at the Cornellà El-Prat

Luis Enrique asks for focus only on Granada

The coach wants to forget the derbi and concentrate on the league

Winter Champions if Atleti play in Vigo and fail

Zidane debuts today with BBC and 8 more

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