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Cesc Fabregas snubs Xavi and Iniesta while revealing the best midfielder he's played with
Cesc Fabregas snubs Xavi and Iniesta while revealing the best midfielder he's played with

Cesc Fabregas spent an unhappy 3 seasons at Barcelona alongside Xavi and IniestaChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed that former Arsenal teammate Mathieu Flamini is the best midfielder he has ever played with. Fabregas’s choice is particularly surprising given that he spent 3 seasons alongside Xavi and Iniesta at Barcelona, while also ignoring Pep Guardiola and opting for Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger while naming his best manage

May 2 2016
Real Betis 0-2 Barcelona: 5 talking points
Real Betis 0-2 Barcelona: 5 talking points

Suarez scored the second goal of the game for BarcelonaBarcelona secured a hard-earned 2-0 victory over Real Betis as the Seville side put up a tough fight, even after having their German centre-back Heiko Westermann sent off early on in the game. The win at the Benito Villamarin stadium saw the Catalans regain the top spot in La Liga after both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid spent brief spells at the top of the table.The visitors took the lead

May 1 2016
Luis Enrique responsible for Barcelona’s April slip up
Luis Enrique responsible for Barcelona’s April slip up

Pique celebrates scoring against Madrid9.45 pm 02 April 2016, when Gerard Pique headed FC Barcelona to a 1-0 lead in the El Clasico derby, the Catalans went 13 points ahead of Real Madrid and 9 points ahead of Atletico Madrid. I was there chanting “Pique Pique” from the stands. The world seemed so beautiful.15 days and 30 minutes later, i.e. 10.15 pm, 17 April 2016, Gerard Pique missed an open goal (ironically the

Apr 29 2016
Spain's Euro 2008 winning squad - Where are they now?
Spain's Euro 2008 winning squad - Where are they now?

Spain beat Germany in the finals to win the Euros in 2008Spain ended their 44-year-old wait for a trophy when they won the Euros in 2008. The squad was filled with talent, youth, experience and amazing superstars who helped Spain lift the title without losing a single game in the tournament.A solitary goal by Fernando Torres in the finals sent the nation into delirium as they overcame Germany 1-0. 8 years have passed since then and we take a look

Apr 26 2016
Barcelona 6-0 Sporting Gijon: 5 talking points
Barcelona 6-0 Sporting Gijon: 5 talking points

Barcelona easily dispatched GijonFC Barcelona continued their emphatic return to form by completing a 6-0 rout of relegation contenders Sporting Gijon at the Camp Nou to regain pole position in the race for the Spanish title.Both teams entered the game with similar agendas at opposite ends of the table. Barcelona needed a win as title challengers Atletico and Real Madrid both won their fixtures on the weekend. The loss, being Gijon’s second

Louis Van Gaal compares Marcus Rashford to Xavi, Iniesta and Muller
Louis Van Gaal compares Marcus Rashford to Xavi, Iniesta and Muller

Rashford shows a lot of promiseLouis Van Gaal sees a lot of potential in Marcus Rashford and believes his growth curve is similar to other youngsters who have made it big in football when he was in charge. Van Gaal has coached some of the biggest clubs across Europe including Barcelona and Bayern Munich.Rashford is only 18 years but he seems to have adapted to life well in the Premier League. The striker has scored in all the big matches United h

Apr 22 2016
Video: Watch Barcelona unveil gorgeous redevelopment of Camp Nou stadium
Video: Watch Barcelona unveil gorgeous redevelopment of Camp Nou stadium

Barcelona have unveiled a video unveiling the new version of their Camp Nou stadium. Named the ‘Nou Camp Nou’, the project will oversee a redevelopment that will raise the capacity of the historic arena from 99.354 to 105,000 – while also ensuring a host of modern features that will bring the stadium into the 21st century.With Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets in attendance, Barcelona unveiled t

Apr 21 2016
Video: Barcelona pays tribute to Kobe Bryant on his retirement from basketball
Video: Barcelona pays tribute to Kobe Bryant on his retirement from basketball

NBA and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant (nicknamed Black Mamba) will end his basketball career this week as the regular season comes to an end. With the Lakers standing no chance of making the NBA Playoffs, the final game against Utah Jazz will be the last the world sees of Bryant after he announced his retirement in November last year.Since then, every game has basically been part of his farewell tour. The 37-year-old has received sta

Apr 12 2016
10 best midfielders in La Liga history
10 best midfielders in La Liga history

Xavi and Iniesta are two of the greatest midfielders of all timeA match on the football pitch is run by these gems. Midfielders are the players who are the engine of the team. The link between defense and attack, they can split an opposition defense with one pass or make a crucial tackle to deny a scoring chance for opponents.There have been some truly amazing players who have graced the La Liga and to pick the top 10 midfielders in the long hist

Apr 11 2016
UEFA Champions League - Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid: Player ratings
UEFA Champions League - Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid: Player ratings

Luis Suarez’s brace rescued Barcelona from a second straight defeatBarcelona triumphed yet again against Atletico Madrid in what was another nerve-racking contest between the two. The 2-1 victory also meant that Barcelona manager Luis Enrique remained unbeaten against Diego Simeone, taking his tally to seven wins out of the seven occasions the two have met.Atletico were off to a dazzling start with Simeone’s men coming out to put Barc

Apr 6 2016
Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: 6 things we learnt from El Clasico
Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: 6 things we learnt from El Clasico

Against all the odds, Real Madrid did it. When very few gave them a chance, they did it. After losing 4-0 in the previous El Clasico encounter at the Bernabeu, they did it. Real Madrid have finally beaten Barcelona—and in what an epic fashion.Going into the game as underdogs, the mental weakness was blatantly apparent in the opening half an hour of the game as Madrid could hardly get the ball out of their half. Making three passes in a

Apr 4 2016
Luis Enrique feels Barcelona need to pick themselves up after El Clasico loss
Luis Enrique feels Barcelona need to pick themselves up after El Clasico loss

Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique during the gameCatalan football giants Barcelona's head coach Luis Enrique has work to do ahead of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final at home against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.Saturday night saw Barcelona lose to Real Madrid 1-2 at the Camp Nou Stadium to end their record-breaking run of 39 games without defeat, reports Xihhua.More worrying than the defeat itself was Barcelona side filled with players

Apr 3 2016
Thank you Real Madrid for defeating us
Thank you Real Madrid for defeating us

”Sometimes you have to accept, you can’t always win”And at last, the game ends with Real Madrid winning with 10 men. It's obvious fact that Sergio Ramos will continue his legacy of getting a red card in El Clasico’s and this match was not different.Coming to the pre-match situations, Barcelona was lying on the top of La Liga with 12 points lead over the Los Blancos and heavily confident of continuing the 39 games

Apr 3 2016
Zidane says Clasico is not about revenge for 4-0 thrashing at Bernabeu
Zidane says Clasico is not about revenge for 4-0 thrashing at Bernabeu

Zidane will be managing in his first El Clasico tomorrowReal Madrid were thrashed 4-0 by Barcelona at the Bernabeu in November, however, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane believes that the Madrid players won't have revenge on their minds when they take on Barcelona at the Camp Nou.Real Madrid were in good form before the international break winning their last five matches but Zidane accepted that facing this Barceloan side will be a new cha

Apr 1 2016
Andres Iniesta says Clasico is a much better match without Jose Mourinho
Andres Iniesta says Clasico is a much better match without Jose Mourinho

Barcelona have been in stunning form this seasonEncounters between Barcelona and Real Madrid have always been matches to remember but during Jose Mourinho’s time at Real Madrid, things got out of hand on more than one occasion. Iniesta is happy that the Portuguese manager is not in charge of Real Madrid anymore."I prefer the Clasico to be a normal game, not like it was during the three years Mourinho coached Madrid," he said."

Mar 30 2016
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