Picture of the day: Final Kick

Picture of the day: Final Kick

FC Barcelona centerback Gerard Piqué continues his gaming venture with the launch of Final Kick, which uses motion capture technology to put you in the game. Piqué played against contest winners and, embarrassingly, missed his first demo penalty kicks.

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Café con leche: March 4, 2015

Café con leche: March 4, 2015

Piqué  hit with a €10,500 fine

Gerard Piqué is known to be the bad boy in the Barça dressing room and the funniest as he is also the one that makes all the pranks. However, this time it got serious with a police officer when Piqué told him, “You are envious of me because I am famous,” before dropping the F word, “f****** embarrassment.” The defender was charged for being verbally abusive and will have to pay a €10,500 fine. Calma Piqué, calma.

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Café con leche: February 26, 2015

Café con leche: February 26, 2015

Silent Messi and Piqué’s “Told you so”

Spanish football daily Diario SPORT published today two interesting reports of anecdotes from the Champions League clash between FC Barcelona and Manchester City this past Tuesday night at the Etihad Stadium in England.

According to SPORT, Piqué had been telling newly signed FC Barcelona striker Luis Suárez that the goals will come when they visit Manchester and he returns to England. The Catalan defender was caught shouting to the Uruguayan, “I told you so! I told you so!,” after he scored his first goal out of two in the blaugrana’s victory. Suárez’s emotions could not be contained while celebrating the goals with teammate Leo Messi.

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Picture of the day: Presser duty

Picture of the day: Presser duty

Gerard Piqué, who spent four years (2004-2008) in Manchester with Man U, was chosen to face the press when FC Barcelona landed in England yesterday.

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Café con leche: February 22, 2015

Café con leche: February 22, 2015

Player reactions

Barcelona’s players were clearly disappointed after the result against Málaga, with Sergio Busquets, Claudio Bravo, Jordi Alba and Gerard Piqué taking on the painful task of attending to the media after such an embarrassing defeat. Vice-captain Busquets refused to blame the team’s tactics for the defeat, insisting that the team “does things well”, but admitted that the players “lacked the spark to make that final pass or touch needed to score.”

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Piqué Rises

Piqué Rises

Humans by nature love to see the fall of a hero. The best movies always show the fall of a hero, their flaws, and weaknesses and, of course, their struggle. Why? Because we humans tend to put our feet in their shoes, we like to feel what they feel and think of how we would react if we were them. Movie makers tend to always try their best to make us feel sorry for the hero and that is the case in many blockbuster movies such as Dark Knight ‘Rises,’ where the director showed us a broken, humiliated and weak hero (Batman).

Why am I writing all this in an article about Gerard Piqué?

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Café con leche: February 13, 2015

Café con leche: February 13, 2015

Next for captaincy?

Gerard Piqué recently spoke to “El Partido de las 12″ radio program where he pledged allegiance to his boyhood club.

“Every day I love my job more, and I would like to be here for more years,” he said. “Today I can say that I am going to retire here at Barça, whether it is at the end of this season or within six. I am not going to play for another team.” Beautiful, right?

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Picture of the day: #1in11 auction

Picture of the day: #1in11 auction

#1in11 is a partnership between the FC Barcelona Foundation, Unicef and Reach out to Asia to help fund projects in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nepal that will help feed, educate and nurture children in these countries. This painting of Gerard Piqué by Francesco Vezzoli as well as other works of art by such renowned artists as Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami are up for auction at Sotheby’s in London tonight. I know what Shakira is getting for a late birthday present…

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Café con leche: February 9, 2015

Café con leche: February 9, 2015

Morning training without Montoya and Douglas 

The team returned from Bilbao this morning and right after the flight all players went together to Ciutat Esportiva for a training session. The players that started the game at San Mamés did post-match recovery. Martín Montoya was missing with gastroenteritis and Douglas is still injured, all of the other available players were present. Players did not have a day off, as is often the case after away games, because on Wednesday Barça plays the first leg of the Spanish Cup semi-final against VillarrealThen on Sunday Levante visit Camp Nou for a Liga game. Except for the game days, the players will train each day this week.

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Picture of the day: Sasha Piqué

Picture of the day: Sasha Piqué

Gerard Piqué and his girlfriend, Shakira, welcomed their second son, Sasha, last week. The family are partnering with Unicef in a ‘World Baby Shower‘ to share their good fortune with needy children all over the world.

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Café con Leche: February 5, 2015

Café con Leche: February 5, 2015

Yesterday, an unveiling event took place in Qatar for the new Qatar Airways video advertisement and out of the main protagonists of the video two were present – Gerard Piqué and Neymar Junior. Along with club vice president Javier Faus and Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, they had a few questions to answer in the joint press conference both entities held.

Camp Qatar Airways?

In the conference, CEO of Qatar Airways did not hesitate to announce that they will be looking for a possibility to buy the Camp Nou naming rights. “Everything is possible for our company, we are open to surprises and one of them could be the name of the Camp Nou,” said Al Baker who also added that his company shares common values with FC Barcelona.

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Picture of the day: Cracks in Qatar

Picture of the day: Cracks in Qatar

Neymar Jr. and Gerard Piqué are in Qatar this week for some promotional duties.

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Picture of the day: Another son for Piqué

Picture of the day: Another son for Piqué

Gerard Piqué and his girlfriend, Shakira, celebrated the birth of their second son on January 29, 2015. Both Piqué and Shakira posted this message: “We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 29 at 9:54pm, in Barcelona. The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means “defender of mankind” and “warrior.” The hospital confirmed that both mother and child are in excellent health.” Like his brother, Milan, Sasha is already a Barca socio.

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Café con leche: January 30, 2015

Café con leche: January 30, 2015

Mathieu confirms the rumors

Many stories were told about what actually happened between Leo Messi and Luis Enrique following  a turbulent week at Camp Nou but finally Jérémy Mathieu explained exactly what happened saying, “It happened when we returned from holidays. Suddenly, because of a foul that didn’t get called, Leo had a tantrum. There was some friction, some things were said. After, the coach spoke to him in the changing room and that was that. It happens at every club, but because it’s Barcelona it’s big news. And that’s the problem.”  It may be a good sign that the defender spoke freely about it now as it could indicate the friction is no longer there. We hope the season continue this way as the team is looking much stronger and happier.

Piqué and Shakira have child number 2

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Picture of the day: Support

Picture of the day: Support

Another reason Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer alive (no bias here, right?) is that he shows so much support for his teammates.

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Picture of the day: Hudsonisms

Picture of the day: Hudsonisms

Of Gerard Piqué’s first half goal against Elche, the great Ray Hudson had this to say: “That hit was hotter than a black leather mini-skirt on Shakira!”

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Café con leche: January 23, 2015

Café con leche: January 23, 2015

Intensity makes everything easier

Luis Enrique spoke to the press ahead of the clash against Elche and stressed that the team should not underestimate the danger Elche poses and made it clear that the league is still wide open The league is full of surprises, there is no such thing as an easy game. We’ve prepared with that in mind. Without intensity, anyone can make your life difficult. It will be difficult for sure. There will be little space and they’ll try to counter. That happens in every game.” The boss was full of praise for Luis Suárez, who is yet to reach his peak with the Catalan club, saying, “It seems that he’s a bit far away from the goal, but that happens to all forwards. He still provides a lot on offense.” He added, “There are few players who move into the area better than Suárez. I’m not worried. Scoring is natural, he’ll get there.

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Picture of the day: Jokester

Picture of the day: Jokester

Luis Suárez was asked about several of his FC Barcelona teammates in an interview with Mundo Deportivo. Of Gerard Piqué, he said, “(He’s) always picking on me.” Nothing personal, Luis, I think that’s just what Piqué does.

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Acing it or failing? – Mid-season Report Card – Goalies & Defenders

Acing it or failing? – Mid-season Report Card – Goalies & Defenders

While not technically the mid-point of the 2014/15 campaign, the Christmas break and coming of a new year presents the perfect time to mull over FC Barcelona’s season thus far. There’s a new man in charge, familiar stalwarts and a host of fresh faces hopeful to make their mark in Catalonia. So who’s been making an impression and who has left us concerned or wanting more? totalBarça offers up opinions from writers ,  and  on whether players are acing it or failing.

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Café con leche: December 23, 2014

Café con leche: December 23, 2014

Everyday Spain’s near 20 million football fans visit their local news stand, pick up their preferred periodical poison and either delight or disgust in the latest happenings of their favorite club. And whether Marca in Madrid or Mundo Deportivo in Catalonia, a café con leche is always part of the morning football ritual. So pour one yourself and find out what’s happening today in Barça nation.

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Picture of the day: Boys in suits

Picture of the day: Boys in suits

The players who weren’t called up for the Copa del Rey match against Huesca still showed up in style. “Almost everyone in suits… Good job, Ivan, high quality,” said Neymar Jr. on his Instagram.

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Café con leche: December 9, 2014

Café con leche: December 9, 2014

Everyday Spain’s near 20 million football fans visit their local news stand, pick up their preferred periodical poison and either delight or disgust in the latest happenings of their favorite club. And whether Marca in Madrid or Mundo Deportivo in Catalonia, a café con leche is always part of the morning football ritual. So pour one yourself and find out what’s happening today in Barça nation.

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Café con leche: November 30, 2014

Café con leche: November 30, 2014

Everyday Spain’s near 20 million football fans visit their local news stand, pick up their preferred periodical poison and either delight or disgust in the latest happenings of their favorite club. And whether Marca in Madrid or Mundo Deportivo in Catalonia, a café con leche is always part of the morning football ritual. So pour one yourself and find out what’s happening today in Barça nation.

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Café con leche: November 26, 2014

Café con leche: November 26, 2014

Everyday Spain’s near 20 million football fans visit their local news stand, pick up their preferred periodical poison and either delight or disgust in the latest happenings of their favorite club. And whether Marca in Madrid or Mundo Deportivo in Catalonia, a café con leche is always part of the morning football ritual. So pour one yourself and find out what’s happening today in Barça nation.

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International Break Round-Up

International Break Round-Up

With the International break over, we look at how FC Barcelona players fared  with their respective countries. Below is the round-up for the International break. Read more…

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4 Blaugranas involved as Spain breeze past Belarus (3-0)

4 Blaugranas involved as Spain breeze past Belarus (3-0)

The Spanish National Team had a very easy game against Belarus last night in Huelva, beating their guests 3-0. 4 Blaugranas, Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Pedro, were involved from the very start, while Marc Bartra watched from the bench as the hosts dominated throughout to earn their third victory in four UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers.

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Picture of the day: Nope

Picture of the day: Nope

“Barcelona is my life and I do not plan to leave. I will keep fighting to earn a spot,” says Gerard Piqué. “I think that not playing two or three games is inconsistent with proposing that I leave.”

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

XAVI: “PIQUÉ IS ESSENTIAL, VITAL, AND BASIC FOR BARÇA”

PIQUÉ: “Something tells me that Luis Enrique does not have the same opinion”

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Picture of the day: Defenders past and present

Picture of the day: Defenders past and present

Suffering in the stands during yesterday’s match: Andoni Zubizarreta, goalkeeper 1986-1994; Carles Puyol, central defender 1997-2014; Gerard Piqué, central defender 2008-Present. And some random guy. Oh, right. I almost forgot that Barça bought Thomas Vermaelen.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

PIQUÉ 2010 VS. PIQUÉ 2014

FIND THE 5 DIFFERENCES

Solution: for the moment we don’t have one, but hopefully Lucho will find one quickly

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