Guardiola Praises Andres Iniesta

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola lauded Andres Iniesta as “unique” after the Spain international helped the Champions League holders ease past Viktoria Plzen. Iniesta, who has only recently returned from a hamstring tear, played a key role in the 2-0 victory at the Nou Camp, including scoring the opening goal in the 10th minute following a superb piece of skill. Guardiola said of the 27-year-old World Cup winner: “Andres, when he’s…

October 20, 2011
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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
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‘Just Hand Barcelona The Trophy Next Season’: Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo believes Barcelona were given ‘outside help’ in their Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid, suggesting the Catalan club be handed the trophy next season to save hassle. The Portuguese forward was incensed by the performance of the referee during the clash at Camp Nou – which was drawn 1-1 to send Barca through – and backed up his manager Jose Mourinho’s claims of a conspiracy in favour…

May 4, 2011
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Pep Guardiola Avoids Latest Controversy

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has sidestepped Real Madrid’s latest referee criticism and is already looking to the Champions League final. Barcelona progressed to the decider at Wembley in London on May 28 at the expense of arch-rivals Real Madrid, who Guardiola and his men were facing for the fourth time in 18 days. True to form, Tuesday’s match was not without its controversy – even with Guardiola’s opposing manager Jose…

May 4, 2011
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What is different this season at FC Barcelona?

When Barcelona started 2009/10 season, they were champions of Europe and Spain. They also had won the Copa del Rey. However, at the start of this season, they were only the Spanish champions. This season, it seems that Barcelona have taken another step back. They have scored 14 goals so far, compared to Real’s 22 and have a goal difference of 8 compared to Madrid’s 18. Barcelona are currently only…

October 28, 2010
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Barcelona confirms interest in Manchester City’s star Carlos Tevez

The Spanish giants, Barcelona have officially stated that they are looking forward to signing the Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez. This confirms earlier rumours that presented the idea of the Argentinean world class striker not being happy with his Manchester home and looking for a transfer. It was no secret that Tevez who also happens to be the skipper of Citizens has had reservations against the manager of the club,…

October 13, 2010
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