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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The Front: Sport (13.12.2015)

The Front: Sport (13.12.2015)

It is better to think about the Club World Cup

Setback before going for the fifth title

The team fell at the end, and Depor equalized the goals of Messi and Rakitić (2-2)

Today,they travel to Japan

Luis Enrique takes Neymar with the hope that he’s able to play the final

Piqué: “Arbeloa is not a friend, just an acquaintance.”

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Cartoon of the day: Sport (13.12.2015)

Cartoon of the day: Sport (13.12.2015)

THOSE WHO PLAYED FROM JAPAN 2 DEPOR 2

Rafa: “Thanks to these, I will be able to eat sweets.”

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Review: Cocky Barcelona punished by Deportivo

PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images

It’s one thing to draw with Valencia CF at the Mestalla, but it’s an entirely different to throw away a two-goal lead against Deportivo de La Coruña at the Camp Nou. We’ve seen this happen before, but six months ago Barcelona had already secured the league title and had nothing to play for. Today’s draw could result in the gap between Barcelona and Real Madrid shrink from six points to just two in a span of two weeks, not to mention Atlético Madrid could be level on points if victorious. Barcelona need to get their head back into the game.

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Café con leche: End it on a high note

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Luis Enrique wants finish the year on top

Luis Enrique’s side will be playing their last league match before heading to Japan for the Club World Cup and the coach wants the team to leave in the best position possible.

“We have an exciting and attractive target with the Club World Cup, but it would be very sad for us to slip up in the league, we want to win the game before going to Japan and then we’ll see what our rivals get up to,” he said.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (12.12.2015)

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (12.12.2015)

A SIESTA IS PROHIBITED

Barcelona confronts its last Liga game before flying to Japan for the Club World Cup

Without Neymar, victory against Depor is imperative to maintain leadership

Motives to not fall asleep:

1. Depor, only one defeat at home

2. Lucho anticipates: “We expect difficulties.”

3. To arrive at Yokohama with confidence

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The Front: Sport (12.12.2015)

The Front: Sport (12.12.2015)

THE NEW DUO

Luis and Leo should cover for Neymar’s absence now

Luis Enrique wants to win today against Depor in order to be able to go to the CWC with the job done

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