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)

the front sport oct 14 2014

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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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (14.10.2014)

the front MD oct 14 2014

 

LUIS SUÁREZ’ DOUBLE

The Uruguayan made two goals against Oman in a test for the Clasico

DESTINY: “If it is right that I return at the Bernabéu, then it will be there.”

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

DIEGO COSTA: “In games with ‘La Roja’ no one saw a pepper… …but finally I saw a goal”

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Picture of the day: The Man in Black

Picture of the day: The Man in Black

Or The Man With the Golden Foot. Andres Iniesta accepts the Golden Foot award in Monaco for his performance during the 2013/14 season.

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Masip nominated as best Liga Adelante keeper

Masip nominated as best Liga Adelante keeper

Barça B’s third place finish last season meant that the team equaled the highest league finish in the team’s history. Many players rose to prominence en route to the record, but one in particular stood out: Jordi Masip. The 25-year-old is now a first team goalkeeper, but to win his place he had to pull off some amazing saves for the B team. His contribution has not gone unnoticed by the LFP, who has nominated him for the award of the best goalkeeper in the Liga Adelante last season, alongside Eibar’s Xavi Irureta, whose team won the league, and Deportivo La Coruña’s Germán Lux, whose team finished second.

Masip may or may not get the award, but he deserves it fully.

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Piqué: “I play with discomfort”

Piqué: “I play with discomfort”

Gerard Piqué caused some confusion when he played with FC Barcelona against Villarreal last month two days after being released from international duty because of injury. He told Spanish daily AS that he is dealing with a hip injury and has had injections of painkillers in order to play for the club. “What happened was that Luis Enrique, who also knew about my situation, felt I was needed by the team to play against Villarreal… But I was being treated by the doctors, who prescribed me [the pain-killer] Voltaren, and during the international break I had to receive injections.” More after the jump.

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The Front: Sport (13.10.2014)

the front sport oct 13 2014

LUXEMBOURG 0, SPAIN 4

A VICTORY TO CALM THEIR SPIRITS

Del Bosque left Iker Casillas on the bench and trusted in the blaugranas to save the day against Luxembourg

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (13.10.2014)

the front MD oct 13 2014

ZUBI, ON ZARRA’S RECORD

“Messi deserves a tribute”

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Picture of the day: Captain Iniesta

Picture of the day: Captain Iniesta

For only the second time in his career, and the first time from the start of a match, Andrés Iniesta served as the captain of the Spanish squad in their victory against Luxembourg.

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Match Review: Real Racing de Santander 0-0 FC Barcelona B

Match Review: Real Racing de Santander 0-0 FC Barcelona B

Barcelona B were not able to earn a win at El Sardinero on Saturday, but the feeling after the draw against Racing de Santander surely must have been that it was a point won rather than two lost. Eusebio’s men were outplayed for the most part, and although they did create some danger in the first half, they played second fiddle to the hosts. The second half saw Racing throw everything at Barça B, but Adrián Ortolá was in top form, managing to keep his first clean sheet of the season. Improvement is definitely required from the reserves, but as long as they keep collecting points here and there, they will keep themselves clear of trouble. Read more…

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Suárez and Rakitić at the centre of the action

Suárez and Rakitić at the centre of the action

Luis Suárez got some more playing time last night as he played 70 minutes of Uruguay’s draw against Saudi Arabia. The 27-year-old set up his country’s goal against the hosts in Jeddah, and was generally a threat throughout. The other Blaugrana in action last night, Ivan Rakitić, was also crucial to his national team, as he served the assist for Croatia’s only goal in the away victory against Bulgaria. Read more…

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Spain U-21 draw as Ter Stegen’s Germany win

Spain U-21 draw as Ter Stegen’s Germany win

Barcelona’s U-21 players were on international duty this week for the European playoffs for the 2015 UEFA U-21 Championships. The Spain U-21 side, with Sandro, Munir and Sergi Roberto in the squad, plus Gerard Deulofeu was held to a scoreless draw by Serbia, while Marc-André Ter Stegen’s Germany U-21 side comfortably beat Ukraine (3-0) away, and have virtually secured a spot in the finals. Read more…

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (12.10.2014)

the front MD oct 12 2014

THEY’RE COMING! THEY’RE COMING!

Luis Suárez, Messi and Neymar are sharpening their swords for the Clasico in the Bernabéu

The Uruguayan, the Argentinean and the Brazilian promise an epic trident

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The Front: Sport (12.10.2014)

the front sport oct 12 2014

THE NEW INIESTA

DENIS SUÁREZ is the great hope of the coaches to replace Andrés in the future

He’s loaned to Sevilla for two years, but his progression is amazing and he could come back early

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Picture of the day: New toons

Picture of the day: New toons

The new Barça Toons owe a bit to Mr. Potato Head, don’t you think? See more after the jump.

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First Impressions: Midfielders

First Impressions: Midfielders

A pause in club football for the international break provides an opportune moment for some reflection and projection. With about a sixth of the season over and done with, the totalBarça writing team looks into “First Impressions” of the Luis Enrique tenure. The series dives into each positional unit and considers whether there is novelty, areas for improvement, issues of concern and more that may factor into how the 2014/15 season could play out.

Over the past few years, FC Barelona’s midfield has arguably been the most consistent and strongest in the world, providing the fans with one less thing to worry about. What in the world is better than having Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta, and Sergio Busquets as your midfield trio? And along the way, we’ve seen amazing players like Cesc Fábregas and Thiago Alcântara come and go with both claiming they were’t utilized correctly. What they didn’t know was that change was imminent, and Luis Enrique has already begun reforming his midfield.

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First Impressions: Center-backs

First Impressions: Center-backs

A pause in club football for the international break provides an opportune moment for some reflection and projection. With about a sixth of the season over and done with, the totalBarça writing team looks into “First Impressions” of the Luis Enrique tenure. The series dives into each positional unit and considers whether there is novelty, areas for improvement, issues of concern and more that may factor into how the 2014/15 season could play out.

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Match Preview: Racing Santander – FC Barcelona B

Match Preview: Racing Santander – FC Barcelona B

Barcelona B have a third shot at returning to winning ways today as they travel to the Estadio El Sardinero to take on Racing Santander. Eusebio’s team has gone for three consecutive weeks without a win, and despite the fact that they are still located in the upper echelons of the league, points are required in order to stay clear of trouble. Racing Santander may be 16th on the league table, but they still have enough to inflict damage on Barça B. Read more…

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The Front: Sport (11.10.2014)

the front sport oct 11 2014

SUÁREZ ON FORM

HE PLAYED 69 MINUTES, CREATED A GOAL AND WAS THE BEST ON THE URUGUAYAN TEAM (1-1, AGAINST SAUDI ARABIA)

The crack demonstrated his strength, quality and offensive power two weeks before the Clasico

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October 11, 2014

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (11.10.2014)

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Picture of the day: Tattoo clarification

Dani Alves: I’m the one with most assists to Messi!


October 10, 2014

First Impressions: Forwards

Training: Rafinha, Vermaelen & Adriano work on recovery

FC Barcelona reiterates support of right to vote

Moha Chooses Morocco Over Spain

The Front: Sport (10.10.2014)

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (10.10.2014)

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