There’s no need to get complicated looking at this afternoon’s game in Andalusia. Granada are sitting one point from rock bottom, have lost to Barça in every occasion since 2011 bar last year’s 1-0 defeat in this same fixture, and will undoubtedly try to pull a Málaga. Luis Enrique knows it’s coming and he and his blaugrana players are implored to find a way past the bus. Victory will not be given, it must still be earned but the resource gap between FC Barcelona and Granada CF creates clear expectations.
Without a margin of error in the league after the KO at Málaga, Barça plays their first final, the latest at the ‘cursed hour’
BARÇA PLAYS THE LEAGUE AND LUIS ENRIQUE SAYS
“ONLY A WIN IS WORTH IT”
“There isn’t another possible result, but the team doesn’t feel pressured because of this”
CONFIDENTIAL – Objective: 6 wins in the next 6 games
IN GRANADA IT CAN’T GO WRONG
LUIS ENRIQUE: “And if today we mess up again… …I suppose that everything will explode”
Lionel Messi posted this picture of himself and his girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo, and their son, Thiago, this week in celebration of Antonella’s birthday.
Piqué excluded from Granada squad
Barça are leaving Friday evening to Granada for Saturday’s game, with an 18-man squad ready for the league battle. This squad excluded Gerard Piqué due to his suspension, along with Douglas, Masip and Sergi Roberto.
Squad list: Ter Stegen, Bravo, Montoya, Rakitić, Sergio, Xavi, Pedro, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar, Rafinha, Mascherano, Bartra, Jordi Alba, Adriano, Alves and Mathieu.
50 MILLION FOR TWO SIGNINGS
BARÇA ASKS BRAIDA FOR REINFORCEMENTS BEFORE THE ELECTIONS
DANILO, OPORTO: Right winger
SAVIC, FIORENTINA: Central
BENDER, BAYER LEVERKEUSEN: Midfielder
VERRATTI, PSG: Forward
FIGHT FOR POGBA
Barça, Madrid, City, United, PSG and Arsenal are fighting to take the Frenchman from Juve
Braida, well connected to Raiola, Pogba’s agent, is the blaugrana’s ace in the hole
SUPERMAN LOSES HIS POWERS FROM KRYPTONITE
THOR, IF HE LOSES HIS HAMMER
MESSI, WHEN HE MISSES A PENALTY
IN OTHER WORDS, ALL SUPERHEROES HAVE THEIR WEAKNESSES
Video by FC Barcelona on Dailymotion
Silent Messi and Piqué’s “Told you so”
Spanish football daily Diario SPORT published today two interesting reports of anecdotes from the Champions League clash between FC Barcelona and Manchester City this past Tuesday night at the Etihad Stadium in England.
According to SPORT, Piqué had been telling newly signed FC Barcelona striker Luis Suárez that the goals will come when they visit Manchester and he returns to England. The Catalan defender was caught shouting to the Uruguayan, “I told you so! I told you so!,” after he scored his first goal out of two in the blaugrana’s victory. Suárez’s emotions could not be contained while celebrating the goals with teammate Leo Messi.
FC Barcelona and Sergio Busquets have agreed to extend the player’s contract until the summer of 2019 with the option of an additional year. The negotiations went smooth and the contract will be signed on Friday the 27th of February, 2015. Busquets made his debut in 2008 against Racing Santander and became an essential player for this current Barça side. Busquets has won 16 titles with the Catalan club and this season became the team’s fourth captain. Busquets is without a doubt, a football genius and his style of play earned him a spot in Barça’s starting line-up and Spain’s starting eleven.
Modern football has become so fast, it’s become harder to single out stunning performances and take enough time to appreciate it.
There’s a reason why we called him the ‘Lion’s Heart’.
In Manchester, Luis Suárez recovered his characteristic assassin’s instinct
He returned to be the decisive, born striker that Barça sought to sign
SOME HUMANS NEED TO GIVE PENALTIES TO MAKE THEMSELVES FEEL LIKE GODS
D10S NEEDS TO MISS A PENALTIES TO MAKE HIMSELF FEEL HUMAN
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