Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

TATA MARTINO: “I want to maintain my anonymity, but I would like to advise Lucho that even if they win 40-0 against Rayo today… they will massacre him with criticism if he doesn’t win the DAMN POSSESSION!”

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Picture of the day: Let me take a selfie

Picture of the day: Let me take a selfie

“Don’t kill my vibe!” Neymar Jr. had some fun taking silly selfies. Don’t let the man bring you down, Ney!

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Luis Enrique: “I really like Rayo Vallecano”

Luis Enrique: “I really like Rayo Vallecano”

FC Barcelona switch their focus once again to La Liga after a difficult trip to Paris, and the upcoming opponent is one that Luis Enrique is very fond of. “Rayo is a team I especially like. They make things difficult and no how to move the ball. It’s a nice example of a team without a lot of money and that’s fun to watch,” Lucho said. “I really like the team and their coach.” As always, there’s more after the jump!

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Mascherano: “I would like to end my European career at Barça”

Mascherano: “I would like to end my European career at Barça”

Barcelona midfielder/defender Javier Mascherano gave a recent interview about the season so far, coach Luis Enrique, and his fervent desire to see out his career in Europe at Barça. More after the jump.

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Five Barça players called up for La Roja

Five Barça players called up for La Roja

Spanish ‘jefe’ Vicente Del Bosque has announced his squad list for the upcoming 2016 UEFA European Championship qualifying matches, with the following five players from the Catalan club included: Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Pedro Rodríguez. The Spanish national team will play against Slovakia on October 9th, and again against Luxembourg on October 12th.

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Legal: Bad news for Messi & Neymargate continues

Legal: Bad news for Messi & Neymargate continues

Today’s news out of the court room in Gavà was not what Lionel Messi wanted. Despite recommendations from the tax authorities that Lionel himself had no understanding or say in his financial management, today the court rejected that notion which means Messi will stand trial for tax evasion. The worst case scenario would be a 21 million euro fine and a one year suspended prison sentence according to ESPNFC. Messi has five days to lodge an appeal against this decision. All the legal details below.

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Ter Stegen called up for U-21 Germany squad

Ter Stegen called up for U-21 Germany squad

Marc-André Ter Stegen has been called up for Germany’s U-21 squad for the two 2016 Olympic qualifying matches against Ukraine.

The games are on October 10 and 14 and he is not the only FC Barcelona player to have been called up. Neymar Jr, Luis Suárez, Leo Messi, Javier Mascherano and Rafinha Alcantara have been called up as well for their respective national teams.

The players are expected to leave for their international duties after the game against Rayo Vallecano is over, leaving Luis Enrique with a small squad to train with.

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Stat of the day: Passing machine

Stat of the day: Passing machine

FC Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitić currently leads La Liga players in pass attempts and passes completed after six matches, and is closely followed by the ex-Barça man, Roberto Trashorras, who currently plays for Rayo Vallecano and will face his former club tomorrow night. Rakitić has so far played 508 minutes and attempted 522 passes, completing 475 of them (91%). The Croatian is also accompanied by four of his teammates in La Liga’s top 10 list of players with most passes completed: Sergio Busquets (406), Jordi Alba (343), Jérémy Mathieu (315), and Dani Alves (309).

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Xavi: We have a team to fight for all three titles

Xavi: We have a team to fight for all three titles

During an event in Barcelona on Thursday, Xavi Hernández spoke to the press about team’s progress so far this season and he was optimistic. “We are doing well, in general this is a good moment for us, we are taking on what the coach is asking of us and there’s a good feeling.” 

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (3.10.2014)

the front MD oct 3 2014

MESSI: “NEYMAR WILL BE NUMBER 1”

“With the quality that he has, he will surely make it,” affirmed Leo

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The Front: Sport (3.10.2014)

the front sport oct 3 2014

“I WANT TO WIN IT ALL”

LEO MESSI GIVES HIS BLESSING TO LUIS ENRIQUE’S PROJECT

“Neymar can be the best in the world with his qualities”

“I don’t compete with Cristiano; I play for Barça”

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

HERE IS WHERE MESSI TRAINS

AND HERE IS WHERE CRISTIANO “PENALDO” TRAINS

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Picture of the day: Always friends

Picture of the day: Always friends

“On different sides but always friends,” said PSG’s David Luiz of his Brazilian teammate Neymar Jr.

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Dani Alves: “This will be my last year at Barça”

Dani Alves: “This will be my last year at Barça”

Dani Alves told Brazilian newspaper ‘O Globo’ that this will be his last year playing for FC Barcelona. The 31 year old has played for the Catalan outfit since Pep Guardiola took reign in 2008, and after winning every title possible at club level multiple times, Alves will be letting his contract expire this summer after playing his seventh and last season with the club.

“I am moving to England next year,” he told O Globo. “I am going to play in the cradle of football. This will be my last year at Barcelona.”

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Messi: “Neymar and I understand each other”

Messi: “Neymar and I understand each other”

Lionel Messi spoke to the media on Thursday during the club’s new sponsor’s ‘Gillette’ presentation, and the Argentinean made it clear that he’s optimistic of the team’s options this season. “We’re working well in training and we are trying to carry that forward into the games. The team is growing and we are on the right track. There’s more to come once we take everything on board that the boss is asking of us.” Read More from Barça’s all time goalscorer after the jump.

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Piqué: “Roy Keane still scares me”

Piqué: “Roy Keane still scares me”

Barça’s Gerard Piqué admitted in an exclusive interview with FourFourtwo that he feared former Manchester United player and current assistant manager of Aston Villa Roy Keane more than his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson back when the Catalan played for the Premier League giants. “I wouldn’t say I was scared of [Ferguson]. Roy Keane? Well, maybe that’s different!”

“I remember we were in the changing room at Old Trafford and my phone started vibrating. Keano could hear the vibrations and went crazy trying to find out who the phone belonged to. That’s who he was.

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On this day: Carles Puyol’s debut


Fifteen years ago, on October 2 1999, a legend was introduced to the world. Barça’s most emblematic captain Carles Puyol made his debut for the first team, with then coach Louis Van Gaal bringing him on for Simao at right back 56 minutes into the match. Nobody could ever imagine what would follow.

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Puyi back in class

Puyi back in class

Our legendary ‘capi’ Carles Puyol is no longer on the pitch, marshalling the Barça backline and performing heroics for the Blaugrana. ‘Tarzan’ is now second in charge of football at the club, and as any good manager, Puyi is taking courses to enhance his skills. The former Barça captain has returned to a classroom for the first time since he left La Masia in order to take part in the ‘Higher Formative Course for Directors of Sport,’ which is being organised by the Spanish Football Federation in Madrid, alongside the Rey Juan Carlos University, and aiming to give newcomers in the field the best possible training over the space of three months in order to equip them with the skills to run football clubs. Read more…

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Jordi Masip back in training

Jordi Masip back in training

Jordi Masip(25) who suffered a fracture in his finger four weeks ago, has been given the medical green light and is training normally with the group.

Neymar Jr. and Douglas Pereira did specific training apart from their teammates while Barça B players Munir El Haddadi, Sandro Ramirez, Grimaldo and Sergi Samper trained with the first team.

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Gillette, newest sponsor

Gillette, newest sponsor

A  presentation will be held Thursday at the Camp Nou for the agreement between FC Barcelona and their newest sponsor, Gillette. Lionel Messi will attend the event as the ambassador of the agreement.

The general manager of Gillette in Latin America, Alexandra Vegas and general director of FC Barcelona Antoni Rossich, will attend the event which can be followed live via streaming to Barça TV.

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October 2, 2014

The Front: Sport (2.10.2014)

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (2.10.2014)

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Picture of the day: 123 Jump!

Best La Masia goals (27-28 September 2014)


October 1, 2014

Luis Enrique:” I think we could have drawn”

Player Reactions: Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 FC Barcelona

Match Review: Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 FC Barcelona

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (1.10.2014)

The Front: Sport (1.10.2014)

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