Defender Douglas out for at least a month

Barcelona’s Brazilian defender Douglas is out for at least a month after picking up a muscle injury in Sunday’s training session. 24 year-old Douglas, who has only played four games for Barcelona has yet to make an impact on the team. more on Douglas

Barcelona to be a month without Neymar and Alba

News from the Camp Nou says that Brazilian Neymar and Jordi Alba will be out for around 3 to 4 weeks with injuries. On the other hand, Marc Bartra who suffered some muscle fatigue in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey clash could be fit to face Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. News about Neymar and Jordi Alba

Messi nets brace against Getafe, Neymar injured

Messi is back and he proved it last night against Getafe in La Copa del Rey. Barcelona won by a comfortable 2 goals to nil in which Messi bagged both of them. Although Getafe played well, they were no match in the end for the Catalans. Neymar got injured in the 27th minute, passing the ball and falling awkwardly on his ankle. More on Messi and Neymar

Leo Messi to train back in Barcelona today

Good news for Barca fans is that Argentine astro Leo Messi, will touch down in Barcelona today and will train in the afternoon. Messi will arrive today with trainer Elvio Paulorosso after spending just over a month in his native Argentina recovering from a hamstring injury. More on Messi

Leo Messi on the mend and Jordi Alba returns

There is good news for Barcelona fans on the horizon. Leo Messi is on the mend and Jordi Alba is back on Tata Martino’s list. Messi is recovering in Argentina and is smiling again after his third day in a row at the Ezeiza sports complex and Jordi Alba is on Martino’s list to face minnows Cartagena in La Copa del Rey tournament. Gerard Piqué is out for footballing reasons and Xavi and Iniesta have niggling problems. More on this story

Messi’s injuries nothing to do with Guardiola leaving says Zubizarreta

Barca’s Sports Director Andoni Zubizarreta was speaking out about Leo Messi’s situation on Radio station, Cope: “Messi’s injuries have nothing to do with the leaving of Pep Guardiola. I think Messi is the best player in the world. He has been throughout the year. More on Zubizarrata’s interview

Valdes out of action for six weeks!

There is bad news for Barca fans as number one keeper Victor Valdés looks like being sidelined for up to six weeks. Spain was playing South Africa in a friendly match in the Soccer City and was beaten by a solitary goal to nil. Valdés came on for Casillas in the second half only to be substituted by Pepe Reina after picking up a calf injury. More on Valdés’ injury

Leo Messi: “I’ll be back when my body says I’m OK”

Leo Messi gave an interview to the Argentine daily ‘Olé ‘ in which he talks for the first time about his injury that will keep him out of action for two months. “I’m sad because I did not expect it. I’m also angry because it is an injury that has happened straight after a previous one. More on Messi’s interview for Ole