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Danilo Luiz, Barça’s best option to replace Dani Alves writes Francesc Tomas
The future of Dani Alves seems to be further away from the Camp Nou by the minute. Despite the contract of the best right-back in over 115 years of Blaugrana history expiring in less than five months, the Barça board have yet to make a new offer to ensure his continuity beyond 2015. After a difficult early summer in which Alves' name was constantly included in every transfer negotiation, arriving ....

Barcelona now La Liga title favourites as Atletico humble Real Madrid
Five thoughts taken from a dramatic weekend of La Liga action as Real Madrid were humiliated by Atletico and Barcelona smashed five goals. Speaking after Saturday's 4-0 embarrassment at the Estadio...

Crisis? What crisis? Harmony restored as Barcelona close in on Madrid
Luis Enrique's side made light of a potentially tricky fixture with a comfortable 5-2 win at Athletic Bilbao to move to within a point of their fierce rivals in La Liga Crisis? What crisis? Since ....

Luis Enrique's team amazing scoring average
Luis Enrique’s Barça has no compassion. With an overwhelming scoring instinct, they have pissed all the opponents since his last defeat last January 4. 34 goals in 9 matches, an average of 3.7 goal...

Alexis: I'll welcome Neymar to the Emirates Stadium
The Arsenal star admits he is relishing the opportunity to welcome his former Barcelona team-mate to north London and is looking forward to putting on a special show

Why Pep Guardiola Should Return to Barcelona
Pep Guardiola will almost certainly always remain as the benchmark for future Barcelona managers to aspire to. His template was so intense yet so beautiful and most importantly, it worked. For anyo...

Intensive Barcelona outplays Athletic Bilbao
Intensity, tempo and transitions. Those are the three key words of Luis Enrique’s Barcelona that achieved another victory on Sunday evening at the San Mamés. The front three make space for each oth...

Ruthless Barça cut the gap to one point
Barça cut Real Madrid’s lead at the top of La Liga to just one point with a magnificent 2-5 win over Athletic Club at the new San Mames tonight. Leo Messi led the way by opening the scoring and the...

Luis Suárez revival threatens BBC supremacy
Luis Suárez is feeling more and more comfortable at Barcelona and got a weight off his back by ending his barren streak against Athletic de Bilbao. If the Uruguayan marksman can rediscover his leth...

Lionel Messi, the king of assists
Leo Messi continues steadily, his path to the top of all football statistics. Once Zarra's scoring record was beaten, now Messi equaled Luis Figo as the top assistant of the competition. According ... 

Barça B coach Eusebio Sacristán has been sacked
After a series of bad results especially the 4-0 in the last match against Zaragoza, Barça B coach, Eusebio Sacristán, has been sacked. His substitute will be Jordi Vinyals, current U18 coach, the ...

Escapology, Messi-style
The moment when Leo Messi decided to turn and take on the entire Athletic defence on the edge of their box will be stored in video archives around the world for many years to come. The Argentine le...

Talent unchained
Artistic, provocative and a game-changer, Lionel Messi is a cut above. The Argentine is the executive branch of this current Barça side. Fast and purposeful, he improves his team's move every time ...

Teamwork makes squad stronger, says Luis Enrique

FC Barcelona have scored more than 100 goals this season

Ninth game with five or more goals 

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