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Barcelona trusting Messi and Neymar to overcome Athletic Bilbao writes Francesc Tomas
Barcelona are travelling to San Mames Stadium to face Athletic Bilbao on Sunday in what promises to be an exciting contest. It's a match between two of the only three sides (the other being Real Madrid) to have competed for every league title since the competition started back in 1929. Barcelona are hoping to continue their ....

Adding other elements to the original idea
We saw the most vertical version of Barcelona against Atletico Madrid. However, this doesn't mean that from now on the team will always play in that way. In fact, it's not a change of plan, it's ju...

Camp Nou Renaming Would Be Another Step Towards Barcelona's Identity Loss
Perhaps this should come as no surprise by now, but Barcelona are considering allowing the Camp Nou's name to be changed in order to generate more revenue. Qatar Airways, who sponsor Barcelona, may... 

Jordi Alba: "It's even more important to win this week"
Jordi Alba has stressed that "it's even more important for Barcelona to win" in a match week which sees "two direct rivals" go up against each other. He believes it will be crucial, but not easy, t...

Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona: Comparing the Two Sides' Youth Systems
Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao both have a very interesting take on their youth policies. La Masia has been a successful model for years now, due in no small part to Johan Cryuff's vision of having ...

Gerard Pique: "Players and coaches clash on all teams, it's normal"
The defender spoke about Messi's row with Luis Enrique that had been reported During the trip to Qatar alongside Neymar, to create a new commercial for Qatar Airways, Gerard Pique spoke to some med...

Danilo is No 1 on Barcelona's list of candidates to replace Dani Alves
Danilo is an old acquaintance of Barcelona's technical department. He played against them for Santos, as well as Neymar, in the World Club Cup final of 2011, and earned himself a move to Porto. In...

Xavi and Iniesta's tiki crack-up
The partnership between Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta has played a huge role in the success of Barcelona and 'La Roja' in recent years. The pair have been at the nerve centre of both outfits an...

Real Madrid follow Barcelona in agreeing to reduce disparity in TV income in La Liga - Mirror Online
Real Madrid have agreed to a new TV rights system that aims to reduce income disparity in La Liga. Los Blancos have joined Barcelona in lending their support to a proposal that would see the two Sp...

Former FC Barcelona stars shining in the English Premiership and Championship

The making of Chelsea’s Juan Cuadrado: from struggle and trauma to triumph
Perched on Colombia’s northern coast, Necoclí is an idyllic paradise fringed with palm trees, deep blue Caribbean waters and a lush tropical rainforest that tumbles from the mountains into unspoilt...

FC Barcelona U12 player emulates Ronaldinho

The Camp Nou empties out
Attendances have been plummeting at the Camp Nou recently. Over the past three months, from October to January, numbers have dropped by an average of 20,000. Last Sunday, attendance for Barcelona's...

Bartomeu lawyer calls charges "bizarre" - MARCA.com (English version)
Lawyer Ricardo Riverola, who is defending Barça and Josep Maria Bartomeu over the Neymar-gate saga, has claimed that the case against the club president is based on groundless "supposition". "The p...

Alba knows Bilbao a tough road test

I'll regret World Cup final forever - Messi - Goal.com
The Barcelona forward reached the final of the tournament with Argentina last summer but lost out to Germany and Mario Gotze's extra-time winner Lionel Messi says himself and the rest of his Argent...

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Riyad Mahrez has been linked to Barcelona for a couple of seasons now. His superb performances for Leicester City, which helped The Foxes conquer the Premier League only last season, made him an attractive addition for major European clubs in need of talent.

Mahrez extended his contract for a further four years with Leicester only last summer, shortly after finishing 7th in the run-up for the Ballon d'Or. While The Foxes have been far less consistent this season, the 26-year-old Algerian international was contributed with four goals and two assists in their Champions League campaign.

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Why Barcelona should sign Yerry Mina in 2018

Yerry Mina has been heavily linked with Barcelona in recent times. The 22-year-old centre-back, who has excelled for both Palmeiras and Colombia in recent times, is rumoured to be joining Barca in the summer -- the summer of 2018, that is.

Given the huge role Mina is bound to play for Colombia in the biggest international tournament in football, the Barca board believe it is best for the young defender to stay in his current club until then. As per sport.netbet.co.uk, Los Cafeteros are currently 28/1 favourites to win the World Cup in 2018 and their limited chances of success would only increase if Mina's form and confidence is exceptional when it truly matters.

Barcelona reportedly agreed an option to bring Mina from Palmeiras to the Camp Nou for a €9 million back in October 2016. However, the Barca board believe that the 195cm Colombian should remain in his current club until the end of the 2018 World Cup, to be played in Russian next summer.

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Lucas Lima is close to finalising his transfer to Barcelona in January 2018, according to reports in the Brazilian media. The 26 year-old midfielder, who currently plays for Santos and the Brazilian national team, is rumoured to be joining Barca on a free transfer once his current deal expires on 31st December 2017.

Lima has reportedly received offers from Real Madrid, PSG and Bayern Munich in recent times. However, the gifted Santos playmaker is set to sign a four-year deal with Barcelona as soon as July 1st, exactly six months before his contract with Santos expires.

While I don't doubt that the Brazilian international is a quality player, it seems obvious that the fact that his agent is in fact Neymar's dad has helped his potential move to Barcelona. Having dated Neymar's sister and his close friendship with Barca's No.11 would not have done much harm to his chances of securing a move either.

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Dani Alves has been linked with a move to Manchester City and is expected to join the Sky Blues in the coming days. Astute as ever, former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has not wasted a second to approach his former star in order to strengthen his squad this summer.

Dani Alves was allowed to leave Barcelona on a free transfer only last season. Considering his continued excellent performances for Juventus, it is obvious why Guardiola is prepared to pay a fee of €5.7 million to reunite with the veteran Brazilian full-back.

Alves' departure can only be considered as terrible business for Barcelona -- and this is certainly not the first time.

It really is baffling that, while Alves is being offered a further two years to move to the English Premier League, Barcelona are still struggling to find a worthy replacement: With stories linking the Blaugranas to Hector Bellerin or Nelson Semedo splashed all over the Catalan media on a daily basis.

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Barcelona future star Eric Garcia snatched by Manchester City

Eric Garcia, one of the most promising youngsters in Barcelona's La Masia academy, has surprised his coaches by announcing his decision to not renew his current contract.

Garcia is, undoubtedly, one of the most promising defenders in Barca's youth system. The 16-year-old center-back, who is already a Spain U-17 international, has continuously been compared to Gerard Pique during his career at the club -- which started at the tender age of just six years old.

Manchester City are reportedly offering the player €1million over the next three years and, unsurprisingly, are therefore the favourites to land Garcia on a free transfer -- given the fact that Garcia does not have a formal contract with Barcelona given his age.

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