Guardiola Won’t Take Victory For Granted

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has made his side’s intentions clear at the Club World Cup – victory. The European champions open their campaign in Japan against AFC Champions League winners Al Sadd of Qatar on Thursday in the semi-finals, with questions being asked in the press over the importance of the competition given the La Liga outfit’s already congested fixture calendar. But Guardiola – who guided Barca to a win…

December 14, 2011

Mourinho: If We beat Sevilla We Will Be Leaders At Christmas

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho believes his team can regain top spot in La Liga from rivals Barcelona by Christmas. Mourinho’s side lost 3-1 at home to Barcelona on Saturday and also gave up top spot on head-to-head results to the Nou Camp side, who have played a game more. But Mourinho believes that game in hand, against Sevilla, could prove crucial. Mourinho said: “If we beat Sevilla we will…

December 12, 2011

Pedro Ruled Out For Three Weeks

Barcelona says further medical scans have ruled forward Pedro Rodriguez out for up to three weeks. The Spain international twisted awkwardly on his left leg in Tuesday’s 1-0 win at Granada and immediately came off with an ankle injury. Further scans performed on Wednesday revealed that Pedro will be out from two to three weeks. Barcelona is already without injured players Alexis Sanchez and Gerard Pique, while Carles Puyol was…

October 26, 2011

Iniesta Out For Four Weeks

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will be out of action for a month with a hamstring injury. Iniesta suffered the injury in the holders’ Champions League Group H match at home to AC Milan on Tuesday, the Spanish club said. Iniesta was replaced by Spain teammate Cesc Fabregas shortly before halftime at the Nou Camp, before Barca conceded a stoppage-time goal to draw 2-2 with the seven-times European champions. “Tests have…

September 14, 2011

Thiago Alcantara: Barcelona Will Win The Trophy

Barcelona youngster Thiago Alcantara believes Barcelona are in “pole position” to win their third trophy of 2011 by beating rivals Real Madrid in the Spanish Supercopa. Primera Division champions Barcelona take on Copa del Rey winners Real Madrid this Sunday in the first leg of Spanish football’s traditional curtain raiser. The first clash between the arch-rivals, who met five times last season, will be played at the Bernabeu, with the…

August 12, 2011

Samir Nasri Decides To Stay At Arsenal

Unsettled Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has decided to stay at the Emirates for one more season. The French international’s future with the Gunners has been clouded with uncertainty after indicating his desire to leave the club this summer and his reluctance to sign a new contract. The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City, with Manchester United and Chelsea also in the race for his signature….

July 27, 2011