The Front: Sport (15.12.2015)

The Front: Sport (15.12.2015)

MESSI WANTS MORE

He already has 25 titles with Barcelona

“This world cup would be the perfect ending to an impressive year.”

“For me, it is a privilege to be able to play with Neymar.”

Champions League against Wenger and Alexis (Arsenal-Barcelona)

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (15.12.2015)

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (15.12.2015)

A FRIENDLY ENEMY

Barcelona will cross paths with Arsenal of Wenger for the fourth time since 2006; the Azulgrana have won every time

Alexis, Bellerin and Arteta are ex-cules. Easy ties for Atleti (PSV) and Madrid (Roma) and two big ties: Juve vs Bayern and Chelsea vs PSG

Busquets says: “We have come to win.”

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Cartoon of the day: Sport (15.12.2015)

Cartoon of the day: Sport (15.12.2015)

Meeting of Florentino and Cristiano after the draw

 “Presi, I wanted Malmo!!”

“It’s just that they didn’t qualify, Cris.”

“Ok, then Gent.”

“But, those who play in Roma are a useless lot, Barcelona put six past them.”

“I don’t find it alright, at least make sure that they give me a penalty.”

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You guessed it…..vs Arsenal

UEFA.com

Not exactly breaking news at this hour but at today’s midday UEFA draw event FC Barcelona were pitied against familiar foe Arsenal. This is the third time, excluding the 2005/6 final, Barça and Arsenal have faced each other in the competitions knock-out phase since 2009. Because of Barça’s first place finish they have the advantage (conventionally) of playing the second leg at home. The matches are on February 23rd and March 16.

The other ties are as follows:

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Chelsea
Benfica vs Zenit
Gent vs Wolfsburg
Roma vs Real Madrid
Juventus vs Bayern München
PSV vs Atlético Madrid
Dynamo Kyiv vs Manchester City

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (14.12.2015)

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (14.12.2015)

SAMURAIS

Barcelona’s expedition arrived yesterday night in Japan, in search of its third club world cup

They will face China’s Guangzhou on Thursday, who beat Club America of Mexico by 2-1

PSG and Juve, the prime dangers for the Azulgrana in the draw today

Arsenal is the most probable rival with 20% chance

Griezmann makes Atleti co-leaders

An inoperative Madrid, now 5 points away from Barcelona

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The Front: Sport (14.12.2015)

The Front: Sport (14.12.2015)

OPERATION REPOKER

Barcelona is already in Japan with the objective of winning its 5th title

Messi: “I want to win this World Cup.”

Neymar wishes to play the final

Luis Enrique: “This team is made to smash all records.”

PSG and Juve, the dangers to avoid in the draw

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Cartoon of the day: Sport (14.12.2015)

Cartoon of the day: Sport (14.12.2015)

Piqué asks pardon from Arbeloa

“I made a mistake, I do recognize him.” (with reference to his nickname as the ‘cone’)

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The Barça B Roundup: One point instead of three

Víctor Salgado-FCB

Last week’s convincing victory over Valencia Mestalla seemed to be a sign of change in Barça B’s fortunes. The team finally clicked as a team last week, played some nice football, and took a satisfactory amount of its chances. This weekend against yet another Valencian side (Huracán), Gerard López’s men, did confirm, at least in terms in form, that they are on the up, but couldn’t combine a fine showing with all three points, inevitably leaving a bittersweet taste for the Miniestadi faithful.

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Café con leche: Team off to Japan after Camp Nou slip

MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Lucho shields team after disappointing draw

Nobody expected yesterday’s Liga game between Barcelona and Deportivo to end 2-2 and certainly not after Barcelona took a 2-0 with less than half an hour remaining. The result was a disappointment for most culés, but coach Luis Enrique sought to keep spirits high.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (13.12.2015)

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (13.12.2015)

ANOTHER MESS (2-2)

With 2-0 in favour, the changes rung in, and a certain complacency thinking about Japan, Depor stole a comeback

Barcelona, with goals from Messi and Rakitić, will continue as a leader, but Atleti could catch them today

A complicated group for Spain – against Turkey, Czech Republic and Croatia

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