Should FC Barcelona risk Messi in Saturday’s clasico?

Leo Messi has been training these past few days and the question everyone’s asking is if he will be available for Saturday’s Clasico against Real Madrid. Should Barça risk further injury or a relapse of the great man by fielding him or should they exercise self control and believe in what they’ve got to take on the Merengues?

Barcelona let off hook by forgiving Real Madrid

FC Barcelona was let off the hook by Real Madrid on Sunday who failed to capitalise on their chances of winning the Clasico. The game ended up 2-1 in Barça’s favour despite Real Madrid having the better of the first half. The game was put to bed by Luis Suárez who scored an absolute peach of a goal, much to the delight of the Nou Camp.

Points to think about ahead of the Clasico

Barcelona play Real Madrid on Sunday in one of the hottest Clasico matches in recent times. We analyse a few points of interest that will probably prove decisive at the Nou Camp on Sunday such as the return of Sergio Ramos, Mascherano’s opportunity and the all-awaited Bale vs Bartra part two.

Dropped Pedro slaps in transfer request after Clasico

Barcelona winger Pedro has slapped in a transfer request just 48 hours after his team’s defeat to Real Madrid in the first Clasico of the season. With Luis Enrique counting on Luis Suárez, Pedro’s possibilities of getting a game at the club are looking incredibly slim. More on Pedro

Ancelotti’s master plan ahead of awaited Clasico

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has a master plan to topple Barça in next Saturday’s Clasico crunch. The Italian plans to rest all his best players so they are fresh for the Liverpool match and the awaited derby game a week on Saturday. more on Ancelotti’s devious plan!

7 goal “Clasico” lifts Barcelona morale

Lots of goals and lots of controversy as was to be expected in Sunday’s Clásico match between Real Madrid and Barcelona. The game ended up 3-4 in favour of the Catalans and the league has suddenly taken on a new twist with this very important win. More on the Clasico

Clasico will decide Martino’s future says Toshack

Ex Real Madrid coach John Toshack reckons this Sunday’s Clásico match between the two Spanish giants will decide coach Gerardo Martino’s future at the Camp Nou.The Welshman believes that Tata’s future may hinge on Sunday’s derby result. More on John Toshack

Barcelona must win clasico crunch game says Jordi Alba

Barcelona left back Jordi Alba says that his club must beat real Madrid in Sunday’s Clásico if they are to retain their grip on La Liga title. Jordi Alba was speaking to the club’s official website and said: “We’re going to Madrid with the intention of winning the game”. More on Jordi Alba