Pep Guardiola: Barcelona Won’t Lose The Competitive Spirit

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola wants his side to forever show the desire that has brought them success and helped guide them to last night’s 5-0 win over BATE Borisov in the UEFA Champions League. Lionel Messi moved into joint-second place on Barcelona’s all-time goalscoring list as his double helped the defending champions to a comprehensive Group H win in Minsk. Guardiola’s side were 3-0 up at half-time thanks to an…

September 29, 2011

Real Madrid Aim For La Liga Revival

Stuttering Real Madrid will hope the comforts of home can help get their La Liga campaign back on track this weekend. The La Liga giants host Rayo Vallecano, while at the Nou Camp Barcelona meet Atletico Madrid and their red-hot striker Radamel Falcao. Real Madrid started their season in impressive fashion, netting 10 goals in victories over Real Zaragoza and Getafe, but in the last two rounds Jose Mourinho’s men…

September 22, 2011

Neymar: You Cannot Compare Barcelona With Any Team

Santos striker Neymar says he has no words to describe Barcelona after witnessing their 3-2 (5-4 on aggregate) Supercopa triumph over rivals Real Madrid. Neymar, a transfer target for both La Liga sides, is expected to turn out for Santos when the Brazilian side compete in the FIFA Club World Cup in December. Pep Guardiola’s men will also take part in the competition as the reigning European Cup holders and…

August 19, 2011

Karim Benzema Believes Real Madrid Can Beat Barcelona

Karim Benzema is confident Real Madrid can strike the first blow of the season against fierce rivals Barcelona and win the Spanish Supercopa. Madrid head to Catalonia for the second leg knowing they will most probably need to beat their rivals after being held to a 2-2 home draw on Sunday. Jose Mourinho’s side were, however, the dominant team on their home turf as Barca were cast into an unfamiliar…

August 16, 2011

Rooney Waits For Liverpool Challenge

Wayne Rooney believes Liverpool will be genuine challengers this season and says he aspires to reach Lionel Messi’s level. Liverpool have not won the league since 1990, the return of Kenny Dalglish and a number of new arrivals over the summer have led to a renewed optimism around Anfield. Rooney has little doubt that Manchester United will be battling it out for the title, but he believes any one of…

July 22, 2011

Pep Guardiola: We Will Fight To The End To Get Cesc.

Barcelona are ready to fight to bring the Arsenal captain Cesc Fábregas back to the club manager Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday. Barça are in talks with Arsenal to buy the Spain midfielder, a long-term target for the Spanish and European champions, Guardiola told a news conference. “This year Arsenal has agreed to negotiate and we are working on it,” Guardiola said. “Barcelona has made an offer, Arsenal another and…

July 19, 2011