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Barca can smell the final (3-1)
Today we saw a classic Barça, with more possession. They took advantage of possession and attacking when spaces were free, though there weren't much. The team won confidence with this match and though they received a goal they recovered from it very quickly. Great reaction skills by ...

Barcelona v Villarreal: Copa del Rey semi-final
Barcelona have reached the final of the Copa del Rey 36 times, winning on 26 occasions; Villarreal, on the other hand, have yet to get there once. But then again, Neymar and Luis Suarez have never ...

Barcelona hope star trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar can lift them over Villarreal
Barcelona go into their first semifinal of the season in Wednesday's Copa del Rey clash against Villarreal knowing that in their current form, they are capable of outscoring any team in the world o... 

The 3 keys by Ricard Torquemada. Barça - Villarreal
1) Avoid concessions. Villarreal have very fast players and...

10 key quotes from Luis Enrique's press conference: On Luis Suarez
Coaches never enjoy anything. The other day after the Athletic game finished we analysed what happened and now we are on Villarreal. In football you can't like in the past or the future, only the p...

Gotze: I'll never reach Messi's level - Goal.com
The Germany international dreams of matching the Barcelona forward's performances, but realises it will not be easy to get there Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze feels it is nearly impossible for any...

Barça eye early Denis Suárez return
Denis Suárez's two-year loan deal at Sevilla looks set to be cut short in June, with Barça either shelling out or offering other players in order to bring him back. The noises currently coming out ...

David Villa scores as NYCFC wins first friendly - ESPN FC
David Villa lived up to his star billing as New York City won their first ever match against Scottish Premiership side St. Mirren in Manchester. Almost two years after being born, New York took the...

Sid Lowe's Notes from Spain: balance of power shifts in Madrid
1) Simeone’s Atletico are ripping up the Madrid form book Once upon a time, Atletico Madrid just could not beat Real Madrid. But then along came Diego Simeone. And now, Real Madrid just can’t beat ...

Messi's bikini diet
Leo Messi's form throughout the season, particularly over the last month, has been nothing short of spectacular. The Argentine is back to being the decisive player of past seasons, and not like the...

Barcelona attack best in the club's history, says Edmilson
The 38-year-old has hailed the club's offensive threat this season and is eagerly anticipating the Copa del Rey tie with Villarreal Former Barcelona defender Edmilson believes the attacking trio of...

Dividing opinions: Javier Mascherano in defence, midfield or on the bench?
Wednesday night is Copa del Rey semi-final night. The atmosphere and build-up to the match between Barcelona and Villarreal has not matched that of the tie with Atletico Madrid in the previous roun...

The strange case of Martin Montoya: Why is he now not needed again?
The absence of Martin Montoya from the list of selected players against Villarreal has reopened the debate about the Barcelona full back. For the first half of the season he was almost completely o...

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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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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.

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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.

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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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