Posted on 16 July 2013.
Posted on 15 July 2013.
Thiago will make an eventual switch to European Champions Bayern Munich following the footsteps of former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola. The deal is quoted to be in the region of €25 million. Thiago leaves behind his younger brother Rafinha who was loaned to Celta Vigo recently after signing a contract extension with Barcelona.
Posted on 14 April 2013.
You must stop everything for a minute and got to watch this video. Massive respect for the fan who spent incredible amount of time making something really amazing. The Flipbook shows Ronaldinho’s goals for Barcelona and AC Milan in the minutest detail, and almost makes the real-life skills seem less impressive.
Posted on 11 April 2013.
Messi was not deemed fit enough to start at Camp Nou after suffering a hamstring injury in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final last week.
Posted on 10 April 2013.
The second legs of the quarter-final stage of the UEFA Champions League get underway tonight, and some of the ties look all but over.
Posted on 07 March 2013.
Posted on 30 November 2010.
After the long awaited El Clasico which Barca won emphatically by 5 goals to nil, we look at the reaction of both the managers and some of the players from the two teams.
Posted on 30 November 2010.
Posted on 23 November 2010.
Firms, football hooliganism and middle-aged flab a dying art? Think again!
Football hooliganism has no specific legal definition. The term was created by the media, the tabloid press in particular, in the mid-1960s. Since then, they have been extremely flexible and indeterminate in ascribing the “hooligan” label to different incidents. The perpetuation of football hooliganism can be linked to the high level of drama, aggression and petit mal that overcomes players in the 90 minutes of rigid warfare on the football field.
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Posted on 16 November 2010.
Madrid – Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven officially announced on Monday the sale of midfielder Ibrahim Afellay to Spanish champions Barcelona. Affelay, 24 – who was part of the Netherlands squad at the World Cup finals – will be eligible to play for Barca from January 1.
This is the first major deal of the European winter transfer window. According to media reports, Barca will pay PSV around 3 million euros (4.11 million dollars) for the player, who will sign a four-year contract with the Catalan giants.
Not since 2005 have Barca signed a player in winter, unlike profligate rivals Real Madrid. Coach Pep Guardiola appears to have realized that his squad is rather thin, especially now that veteran playmaker Xavi has started to pick and choose his matches due to a chronic Achilles tendon injury.
Posted on 16 November 2010.
Jose Mourinho sees Palermo ace Javier Pastore as Real Madrid’s new Zinedine Zidane, and he will do everything in his power to stop the playmaker from joining Barcelona’s empire. Stadionews.it reports Pastore is shining refulgently in Mourinho’s eyes. Read the full story
Posted on 15 November 2010.
Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to pass comment on his former coach, Barcelona’s Pep Guardiola, on this occasion bizarrely comparing him to former political figure Mahatma Gandhi.
The Swede is currently on loan in Serie A from the Blaugrana, and has previously been vocal in his criticism of his former boss, branding the tactician “a philosopher”.
Now Ibrahimovic, who netted the winning goal in the derby clash against Inter on Sunday evening, was speaking to Scandinavian broadcaster TV10, and said of Guardiola: “With the way he dresses and talks, he always want to look like a philosopher. He reminds me a bit of Mahatma Gandhi when he is preparing his team.
“People say that he has won six trophies, but I could have won six trophies as the coach of that team. You can play without a coach – to me, they are the best team in the world.”
The striker also insisted the full reasoning behind his departure from the Camp Nou club has not yet been fully explained to him, continuing: “My farewell was a personal matter. It cannot be due to my quality, because there was never any discussion on that part. You cannot be the leader, have dialogue with 20 players, but with the 21st look the other way.”
Posted on 14 November 2010.
Barça overcame Villarreal in a thrilling game at the Nou Camp. Villa rounded off a furious Barça start with a goal on 21 minutes, but the visitors hit back 5 minutes later, following a controversial off side decision which had denied Barça a second.
Barça should have been two up soon after when Messi and Pedro sprung the offside trap only for the linesman to inexplicably flag them off and deny them the goal. In the very next phase of play and with a number of Barça players clearly still amazed at the ref’s previous decision, Nilmar waltzed through the Barça defence and brought Villarreal back into the match. The goal seemed to have shaken Barça and their followed a few minutes of danger from the visitors.
The players soon put their grumbles about the ref behind them though and the half time saw them again dominating before the teams went off to a display of disapproving hanky waving for the match officials from the crowd. Barça came out after the break in the same way they had the first and they got a deserved second when a quick free kick from Xavi was sent to Messi who played a lovely one-two with Pedro before chipping past Diego Lopez.
To Watch the Highlights of the game CLICK>>HERE
Posted on 11 November 2010.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have agreed to play the first El Clasico of the season on a Monday night. The ‘Big 2’ of Spain will face each other at the Nou Camp on November 29th.
Posted on 10 November 2010.
For the past 6 seasons, La Liga have been a two horse race. Either Real Madrid or Barcelona gets away with the title. The last team other than these two to win the La Liga was Valencia in 2003-04. Teams find it very difficult to keep up with the ‘Big 2’ of Spain.
Posted on 05 November 2010.
Many of you saw, some of you didn’t, but I’m sure by now everyone has heard of it. There was a scuffle between the coaches, Guardiola and Solbakken, after their post match handshake. Watch the video below and catch what was said after the jump!
According to Spanish reporter Quim Domenech via Twitter, when reading their lips, the following was said:
Guardiola: “Go to UEFA, go”
Solbakken: “F*** you”
To watch the video Click >>>HERE
Posted on 03 November 2010.
Posted on 30 October 2010.
Lionel Messi and David Villa bagged two goals apiece as Barcelona cruised to an impressive win at home to 10-man Sevilla at the Nou Camp to stay within a point of leaders Real Madrid.
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