Archives for December 2013

Cristian Tello ending Barca career with Liverpool switch

Cristian Tello looks like he has one foot in Liverpool as he ends his Barca career ahead of the winter transfer window. The young player is unhappy with the playing time he is getting, making the first eleven twice and playing only ten La Liga games this season. He is also yet to get on the scoreboard. More on Cristian Tello’s move

Barca coach Martino looking to solve problem

Barca coach Tata Martino is looking to solve one of his team’s problems. The Argentine is looking to solve Barca’s problem of defending dead-ball situations. Martino has been away in his native Argentina these days but has made it his chief concern, looking ahead to February’s clash against Premier League giants Manchester City. More on Martino’s strategy

“I’m ready” says Barca keeper Victor Valdes

Victor Valdés has tweeted that he is now ready for action. The Barca stopper took to Twitter to announce that he is ready with a great little video clip, which can be seen here to show the fans that his injury is in the past. Valdés tore his calf muscle in the friendly between Spain and South Africa last month and had to be carried off the pitch. Read more here

Gerardo Martino full of praise for 3 goal Pedro

After last Sunday’s trouncing of Getafe by a 5 goal to 2 margin, Barca coach Gerardo Martino was full of praise for his winger. Pedro scored a spectacular hat-trick to put the Catalan club in the driving seat despite not having Messi, Neymar nor Valdés on the pitch. Read more here

Barca nets 5 in 7 goal thriller against Getafe

Last night had the recipe for a nightmare for Barcelona as Getafe scored a quick two goals and went 2 goals up in the first 15 minutes. Pedro turned the game around with a quick fire hat trick and Fabregas finished the rout in the second half with a brace. The Catalans now go into the winter break sitting pretty at the top of La Liga table. more on this story

Leo Messi starts third stage of his road to recovery

Leo Messi has started the third stage of his road to recovery and fitness by passing a critical stage in his recovery program. Sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta along with Barca medic doctor Ricard Pruna, travelled to Argentina on Tuesday to see first hand Messi’s progress. Read Messi’s progress here

Valdés fit to face Atlético Madrid in New year

There is some good news on the horizon for Barca fans amid the tumultuous week the club are living concerning the allegations against Messi and his father and the court case against Sandro Rosell for the misappropriation of funds to do with Neymar’s contract. More on Valdés

Judge Pablo Ruz orders Barca to hand over Neymar documents

National Court Judge Pablo Ruz has oredered the Catalan giants to hand over documentation along with Neymar’s contracts. The judge wants to see the above information before he takes a decision on whether to open up proceedings against Sandro Rosell for the misappropriation of funds. More on this story