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

Pique: No Team Can Beat Us

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes no team can beat the Champions League holders as long as they play their own game. Barca recorded a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday evening in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final clash, the fifth time in the past nine encounters they have defeated Real. In fact, under Jose Mourinho’s 18-month tenure, Real Madrid have…

January 20, 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

Pique: Pep Doesn’t Have Any Reason to Leave The Club

Despite doubts about Pep Guardiola’s stay at Barcelona, defender Gerard Pique is confident the Catalan will sign a new deal with the La Liga giants. With Guardiola’s current deal running out at the end of this season, there is fear that the Catalan could be lured by the siren call of Inter Milan, who have been reported to be keenly interested in snapping up the 40-year-old from the Nou Camp….

October 13, 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 Expects Valencia Challenge

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola expects an in-form Valencia to give his side a stern test in Wednesday’s La Liga clash at Mestalla. Valencia are currently at the summit of the league table, with a perfect nine points from three games. Barcelona’s spirits are high after Saturday’s 8-0 demolition of Osasuna, but Guardiola noted that Unai Emery’s men pose an entirely different challenge. “Valencia are the league leaders right now and…

September 21, 2011