The Front: Mundo Deportivo (23.11.2014)

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MESSI FOREVER!!!

MESSI: “The record is for those who support me and for those who are no longer with us”

Leo beat Zarra’s record and, with 253 goals, he is now the best in history

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Bartra: “I want to help the team as a starter”

Bartra: “I want to help the team as a starter”

FC Barcelona defender Marc Bartra (23) will start his third season with the first team. Despite knowing that the club is looking for a new center back the Catalan youngster is eager to become a regular in Luis Enrique’s team. Read his the full interview with Catalan daily Mundo Deportivo after the jump.

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Cesc: “Madrid hasn’t impressed me”

Cesc: “Madrid hasn’t impressed me”

Midfielder Cesc Fàbregas (26) spoke to Catalan daily Mundo Deportivo. He gives a comprehensive view of his feelings about the season that has passed so far, his opinion of Messi’s recovery and of Tata Martino’s role as coach, and looks ahead to the final matches and possible rewards the end of the season holds for Barça. Read the translation of the full interview after the jump.

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Tito, Xavi and Neymar awarded

Tito, Xavi and Neymar awarded

Two first team players and a former FC Barcelona manager received awards at the Mundo Deportivo gala yesterday evening. Xavi Hernández was awarded the Extraordinary Trophy (XX Trofeo Extraordinario REPSOL) and Neymar Jr was given the Most International Player Award (XXXIV Trofeo al Deportista mas Internacional EL CORTE INGLÉS). Tito Vilanova picked up the Best Manager Trophy (XVI Trofeo al Mejor Entrenador-DiR).

Xavi underlined that his achievement of playing more than 700 games for FC Barcelona is great milestone, “It’s very difficult to play for Barça because of how demanding it is, but I’ll try to reach 800 games. I feel good physically.” Talking about about Luis Aragonés, who passed away on Saturday, the midfielder said, “He was my footballing father. I have a lot of appreciation for him and Spanish football owes him a lot.” 

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The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (04.01.2014)

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MADNESS AT THE MINI: MESSI SUPER STAR

13,200 Barcelona fans enjoyed watching the training session of their idols

Messi gave the supporters, who already want to see him play against Elche, a gift: A perfect hattrick

The “cracks” bring happiness to the hospitals

Barça says goodbye to Seguer

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (03.02.2014)

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CRACKS READY

Messi: After a month away he sweated again under Martino’s orders. Leo is feeling very strong and he is expected to play against Getafe.

Neymar: He was back with a new look

Valdes got medical clearance

Mata and David Luiz, targeted by Barça

Legendary Seguer passed away. The defender, aged 90, was the captain of Barça de les 5 Copes

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (28.12.2013)

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DEULOFEU AND RAFINHA ARE BACK!

Both homegrown players will be back in summer to stay in the team

Martino is impressed by their good performance

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (26.12.2014)

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BARÇA IS DOING GOOD

Exclusive poll to the socios

Messi: 84% request a contract renewal for him and 71% wants him to win the Ballon d’Or

Style: 69% like the way Barça play

Camp Nou: A total remodeling is supported by 58% of the socios

Signings: Lewandowski and Ter Stegen

The marks:

Tata Martino: 7,34

Neymar’s signing: 8,64

Directive Board: 6,16

Interview: Josep Maria Bartomeu. “Messi will be spectacular when he’s be back”

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (24.12.2013)

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“THESE ARE HAPPY CHIRSTMAS DAYS”

Iniesta signed his contract renewal which included a new buy-out clause of 200 million euros

“I have plenty of years ahead of me to play at my best level”

“My only wish for 2014 is to be healthy and reach May with the chance to win it all”

Bartra’s contract renewal is ready to sign

Luis Suárez opens the door for Barça and Madrid

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (23.12.2013)

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PEDROOO!

The Canary Islander became the leader of the comeback by scoring a hat trick and being decisive in Cesc’s goals

Barça recovered as champions and will start 2014 as leaders and with all the cracks ready to play

MD gained access to more documents: Messi’s foundation had already donated 248.000 euros to UNICEF which were earned from benefit matches

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (14.12.3012)

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5 CHANGES

Martino tried a new team with Bartra, Alba, Song, Iniesta and Cesc

Barça faces a true “final” against the team which ‘plays the best football’, acording to El Tata

Barça – Villarreal (20h)

Valdés has another “girlfriend” (a club interested in him): PSG

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (13.12.2013)

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NEYMAR: “I ALMOST BURST INTO TEARS WHEN THE CAMP NOU CHANTED MY NAME”

Ney is the first player to score a hat trick both in the Libertadores and the Champions League

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (12.12.2013)

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BRILLIANT!

The best version of Barça was back, hammered Celtic and ended up first of the group

Neymar delighted with his magic and got his first hat trick as a blaugrana

Barça 6 -1 Celtic

Tata: “Our most complete match”

Neymar: “It was about time I scored”

The seven possible rivals:

Manchester City: The most dangerous

Arsenal: Better to avoid it

Leverkusen: A serious team

Zenit: Really uncomfortable

Schalke 04: Are among the easiest ones

Olympiakos: The most attainable

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (09.12.2013)

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TATATHERAPY

Martino gathered the players to have a barbecue in Ciutat Esportiva

His intention is to make the players feel like a team so they can win matches again

Extraordinary meeting to decide Camp Nou’s future

Key week to renew Iniesta and Bartra’s contracts

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (07.12.2013)

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BRUTAL DEBUT

The first match will be against Holland, like in 2010 final

Two of Spain’s rivals are tough to beat and they could face Brazil if they go through

Good luck for Messi and a hard group with three world champions

Comeback and clear victory. After the inicial fright Pedro (2), Cesc and Dongou solved the issue

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (06.12.2013)

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“I WOULD VOTE FOR MESSI, RIBÉRY AND NEYMAR”

Alves has no doubts regarding who would he vote for the Ballon d’Or award

“Cristiano has always scored a lot of goals but how many of them were important? Only against Sweden…”

Cartagena – Barça (Copa, 22h). Martino takes it seriously and Alba is back

WHO WILL LA ROJA “DANCE” WITH?

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (04.12.2013)

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“I WOULD LOVE TO COME BACK”

Mundo Deportivo, with Pepe Reina in Naples

“Playing at Barça is a privilege”

“Nowadays Valdés is the best goalkeeper”

“Ter Stegen has personality and is good playing with his feet”

Ter Stegen: “A decision will be taken within the next few days”

Jordi Alba: about to receive medical clearance

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (02.12.2013)

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BLUNDER

Athletic 1 – 0 Barça

Barça lived in San Mamés their second defeat in a row

After a good first half, they were unable to react to Muniain’s goal

Atlético caught Barça at the top of La Liga

Key play. Iturraspe was shown only a yellow card which should have been a red card: he hunted Neymar when he run alone towards the goal

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (30.11.2013)

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THEY SPY THE DOUBLE R

Barça sent an observer to Dortmund-Naples match. The main aim was to watch Reina and Reus the striker but he took notes about other players as well

Martino demands a reaction in San Mamés

Cesc: “The match against Bilbao is the match of the year”

Who passes the ball the most, Tata’s Barça or Pep’s Bayern?

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (27.11.2013)

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TO FORGET

An unknown Barça was unable to get back in not even playing against 10 players

Tata’s team, full of missing players, played an awful first half

The team, very self-critical: “We can’t play with that attitude”

Ajax 2 – 1 Barça

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (26.11.2013)

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AMBITION

Tata Martino wants more than a draw and says that Barça will play to win

“The record I would like to break is Guardiola’s six titles in 2009″

Cesc, Neymar and Pero will be the attacking trio and they are testing Song in the midfield

Messi will travel this weekend to Argentina

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (22.11.2013)

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PINTO GOOD

Valdés’ substitute has an unique chance of winning his contract renewal

The veteran (38 years old) Andalucian goalkeeper will be a starter for a month and a half

This would be the Directive board of “president” Piqué

Messi’s injury is 6 cm long

Alves, another KO. He will be out 7 to 10 days

Mascherano: “Leo is the best player I’ve ever seen”

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (19.11.2013)

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The midfielders El Tata likes

KOKE (At.Madrid)

Aged 21. Good ball control and final pass

VIDAL (Juventus)

Aged 26. powerful, reaches the rival goal, goal-scorer and physically amazing

RAMIRES (Chelsea)

Aged 26. Powerful deployment and he often appears in the rival area

Top secret: Luiz Gustavo, Matuidi and Verratti are being spied

Adriano: “I ate a lot and in particular sweets”

Adriano: “I ate a lot and in particular sweets”

Brazilian defender Adriano Correia (29) is experiencing his best season at the club. For the first time since arriving at the Camp Nou in the summer of 2010 he has managed to play 10 consecutive games, something that was unthinkable in previous campaigns when the defender struggled a lot with muscle injuries. In an interview with Catalan daily El Mundo Deportivo, Adriano confessed some of his secrets. Read everything after the jump.

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The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (18.11.2013)

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“I’LL BE BACK WHEN I FEEL FINE”

“It happened because it had to happen, there are not weird reasons behind it”

“I will play as long as I feel comfortable doing it. I don’t need to put limits on myself”

“The matches played during holidays are only leisure activities without any kind of pressure”

Neymar, after an agressive man marking: “I managed to stay alive”

Zubi wants to have Iniesta’s contract renewed by January and two goalkeeper might be signed

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (16.11.2013)

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10 YEARS OF MAGIC

10 years ago Messi made his debut with the first team

In that time he has become the crack of XXI century

 Meeting Sandro – Tata. President and coach had dinner together on Thursday to discuss the team’s present and future

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (14.11.2013)

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PIQUÉ: “IF MESSI WINS THE BALLON D’OR AWARD I WILL LAUGH A LOT”

“We have not failed to keep our style, the long pass to the space is not a sacrilege, it is a solution”

Valdano: “Messi is the best player of the world and the second place is for injured Messi”

New meeting Tata – Zubi

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (13.11.2013)

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NEW BARÇA JERSEYS FOR SEASON 2014-2015

The first kit will have La Senyera and three red bars

The second kit will be orange

Valdés: “Messi is God”

Leo: “Thank you all for being by my side”

Tito Vilanova, a frequent visitor of Camp Nou. The coach assisted to the matches against Real Madrid, Espanyol and Milan. He speaks with Xavi daily and he is aware of everything that happens at Barça

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (12.11.2013)

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PLAN MESSI

Lionel will go through the first part of the therapy in Barcelona and the rest in Buenos Aires

He will start with 15 days of promoting the injury’s healing and then he will play a mini-season before coming back again

Neymar, nominated for the best goal of the year by FIFA

National team: Bartra for Cesc and Llorente for Diego Costa

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (09.11.2013)

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ZUBI’S CHALLENGES

With his contract renewed, Andoni has the task of improving a winner team

1 – Piqué-Iniesta. Renewing their contracts is his first mission

2 – Víctor Valdés. Signing a proper goalkeeper will be the acid test for him

3 – A centre back. Getting the signing, the pending subject

Messi will be visited by a nutritionist, a triathlon crack

Barça and Madrid would only meet in the final