Barca All The Way

Barcelona edged their way into the Copa del Rey semi-finals with a 2-2 draw over Real Madrid. The cup holders, who were reduced to 10 men late on, lost 4-3 on aggregate in a pulsating affair. Despite Real Madrid looking the better side for the majority of the first-half, the home side grabbed the lead in the 43rd minute when Pedro coolly slotted home after an excellent Lionel Messi run….

January 26, 2012

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

Pep Guardiola: Messi Is Fine

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says Lionel Messi will not be affected by his late penalty miss in Saturday’s La Liga draw with Sevilla. Messi’s spot-kick was saved by the impressive Javi Varas deep into added time at Camp Nou and ended up costing the Catalans two valuable points as they were held to a goalless draw by Marcelino Garcia Toral’s men. Messi looked far from happy as he left the…

October 24, 2011

Pep Guardiola: Atletico Madrid Compete At The Highest Level

Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola believes Atletico Madrid have the potential to challenge for the La Liga title this season. Perennial favourites Barcelona and Real Madrid have both made stuttering start to the 2011/12 campaign, with newly promoted Real Betis stealing the limelight to sit top of the league after four matches. Barca sit one point ahead of Atletico in fourth ahead of their match on Saturday, with Guardiola insisting…

September 24, 2011

Pep Guardiola: Puyol Makes Us So Much Stronger

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes his side are a step above the rest with Carles Puyol in the team following his return from injury. Puyol is ready for action this weekend against Real Sociedad after recovering from knee surgery he underwent in June. The Spain international missed the 5-0 thrashing of Villarreal in the opening round, but he is finally back and ready to go. “Puyol gives us something that…

September 9, 2011

Doctor Ramon Cugat: Carles Puyol Will Be Back In Three Weeks

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol will be back in action in action in three weeks’ time after he had surgery on a recurring knee problem back in June. Puyol, 33, missed both legs of the Spanish Supercopa against Real Madrid – which the Spanish champions won 5-4 on aggregate – and Javier Mascherano filled in at centre-back. But Barca will not have to wait long to have the veteran back in…

August 23, 2011