On the 24 November José Manuel Pinto spoke to the press about playing for Victor Valdes while he recovers over the next few weeks from injury. He said: “I am really excited about it. I’m not looking at it as a chance to prove something – it’s something to enjoy.”
“Many clubs have shown their interest on me but my opinion has not changed. My dream is staying here”
Pep, the new Kaiser of Bayern
“Ter Stegen is ideal for Barcelona”
“Puyol and Xavi, ready for the Champions League”
More youth players against Ajax
El Tata visited Montserrat
The crack shows his generosity with 9 goal assists
As a striker or playing Messi’s role, his talent has made Barça more a leader
Today, trip to Amsterdam with Xavi
Messi confirms he received super offers
Adama, the sprinter who captivated El Tata
Pep looks for a mole and threatens the whole the team
FC Barcelona returned to training on Sunday after the 4-0 victory over Granada. The most positive news was that midfielder Xavi Hernández (33) has received the medical green light for the game against Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday. Defender Adriano (29) does not make the squad after he sprained the ligaments in his left ankle. The length of his recovery is not yet known.
FC Barcelona’s upcoming opponent in the UEFA Champions League, AFC Ajax Amsterdam, recorded a 3-0 victory over Heracles Almelo in Matchday 13 of the Eredivisie. The win moved Frank de Boer’s team top of the table with 25 points, although Vitesse Arnhem, who have 24 points play today against Go Ahead Eagles, and a win will move them on top of Ajax.
Barcelona B suffered their fifth straight loss at the Miniestadi yesterday, losing 2-1 to high-flyers Las Palmas. Eusebio’s boys felt they deserved more in a game that sparked a lot of controversy, with Las Palmas ending the game with two players sent off, while the hosts were denied a crystal clear penalty. The reserves opened the scoring through Sanabria in the first half, but Las Palmas turned it all around with two second half goals. The defeat leaves Barça B in 18th place, with 16 points. Sabadell plays with Hércules this afternoon, and should the Catalans win, Barça B will be back to square one, in the relegation zone.
You’ve had your chance to rate the performance of the Blaugrana and the results are now tallied up. Take a look at how the totalBarça community ranked the squad and see how the ratings played out.
Image: Miguel Ruiz, fcbarcelona.cat
”May God bless and protect us” was the caption on this image released in Neymar Jr’s official Twitter and Instagram feeds after Saturday’s match against Granada. Neymar hardly needs divine intervention, but after the beating he took in that match we hope someone powerful is listening.
Image: official Neymar JR Twitter
Back from the international break that had unleashed yet another curse by injuring Victor Valdes, FC Barcelona hosted Granada at the Camp Nou for the 14th round in La Liga. The watching football fans were treated to Lionel Messi presenting his Golden Boot award prior to the start of the match, and then a team photo around it. Other than that, the Argentinian player settled into the stands to watch his team drub Granada 4-0 in an entertaining encounter that featured Iniesta magic, Bartra dependability, and the promising debut of Adama Traoré.
Barcelona B return to the Mini this week with one big aim: return to winning ways at home. The team’s morale has been boosted by last week’s away win at Girona and Eusebio’s men will now push for the first win at home in 2 months, the last victory being on September 15th against Real Madrid Castilla (2-0). The opponent will be a high flying Las Palmas team, aiming to have a shot at the top of the table. The match will kick off shortly after the final whistle in the match of the first team against Granada at the Camp Nou, so Barcelona B may expect to have a big attendance.
totalBarça welcomes you all back to La Liga! That’s right fellas, it’s FC Barcelona vs Granada CF!
Saturday, November 23, 2013 @ 16:00 Barcelona time - Convert to local time
FC Barcelona are the first football club to hold a Q&A on a social networking site like Facebook. It was a very successful event as it received a massive 230,000 likes on all different social media platforms. Last season FC Barcelona held a Google+ hangout with Gerard Piqué, in three different languages and were the first club to do so. They have created an official account on LINE as well.
FC Barcelona is currently hampered by lots of injuries. Xavi, Cristian Tello, Victor Valdés, Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba, Dani Alves, Jonathan Dos Santos and Ibrahim Afellay are all out injured. Tata Martino can’t have a complete match-day squad at his disposal and has therefore given the chance to Jean Marie Dongou and Adama Traore.
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