Archives for October 2013

Barca on standby for Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski is one of the preferred frontmen by Barca’s new coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino and FC Barcelona have him on their agenda for when he finishes his contract with Borussia Dortmund on 30th June next year. Read more about Lewandowski

Barca takes care of Celta with 3 nil win in Vigo

FC Barcelona took care of Celta in Vigo last night with a 3 nil win to earn the Catalans 3 points. Goals came courtesy of Cesc Fabregas, Alexis Sánchez and an own goal by Celta’s keeper Yoel after a fine strike from Cesc. Read the match report

Gerardo Martino: “Squad’s morale could not be higher”

New Barcelona boss Gerardo “Tata” Martino was speaking at a press conference yesterday ahead of his team’s trip to Vigo to play Celta tonight and said: “Winning the Clasico is always a boost and the squad’s morale couldn’t be higher”. Martino faces ex Barca B boss Luis Enrique whose side demolished Malaga at the weekend by 5 goals to nil. Read more

First blood goes to Barca in controversial derby

It was a superb derby match on Saturday and a baptism of fire for the new managers of both sides.The “Clasico” ended in a 2-1 win for the Catalan giants and as per usual, it was not a game for the faint-hearted as it was full of controversy. More about Saturday’s Clasico

Clasico can be Andres Iniesta’s moment of glory

Andres Iniesta has a great opportunity this afternoon to remove a thorn in his side against Real Madrid. A great performance will serve to silence his many critics and prove he is still the quality player that we have seen over the last few seasons. Read more here

Ancelotti and Martino doubts on Clasico first eleven

Tata Martino and Carlo Ancelotti are still mulling over heir starting lineups for this Saturday’s Clasico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Will Gerard Piqué play? How about Pedro and Alexis? Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema? Coentrao or Marcelo? They are the big questions ahead of tomorrow’s baptism of fire for both managers. More on the possible clasico lineups

“I hope Barca wins on Saturday” says Pep Guradiola

Ex Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has stated that he hopes his ex side win on Saturday. Guardiola said: “Of course I want and hope Barcelona win. I came from there, but it will be a tough match for both teams.”

Meanwhile, in the build up to the Clasico, Gerard Pique looks doubtful as he has sprained his hamstring in his left leg. More on this story

Point keeps Barcelona top of group in Champions League

The point earned last night at the San Siro keeps Barcelona top of Group H in the Champions League with seven points. AC Milan are two points behind but it could well have been four if Barca had managed to take their chances in the first half after Lionel Messi’s goal. Read more about AC Milan vs Barcelona