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weloba.com - Barcelona is a club where the opinions of legendary players are always respected. In fact, a high percentage of coaches and advisors within its infrastructure actually represented the club by weari...



Palermo's Paulo Dybala "would swim to Barcelona" if an offer came in




sport-english.com - Palermo hot-shot Paulo Dybala says he "would swim" to Barcelona if Luis Enrique's side made a move for him. The Argentine has impressed in Serie A this season, scoring 12 goals, and is attracting ...



Former Barcelona presidents Sandro Rosell Joan Laporta give evidence La Masia MCM damages court case 




espnfc.com - Former Barcelona presidents Sandro Rosell and Joan Laporta have both given evidence in a court case in which damages of almost 100 million euros are being sought against the Catalan club. Marketing...


Luis Enrique: "We will not take it easy against Villarreal, we want to make the final"




sport-english.com - Luis Enrique promised that Barcelona will not relax against Villarreal in Wednesday night's Copa del Rey semi-final second leg, even though they go into the match with a 3-1 lead from the first leg...



Why 'Snowplough' Sergio Busquets Is so Vital for Luis Enrique's Barcelona
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bleacherreport.com - Sergio Busquets signing another contract extension was just about the best news Barcelona could've received last week. An absolutely integral piece of the jigsaw at Camp Nou, so much of Busquets' w...



Barça set to offer Dani Alves new deal as right-back hunt goes stale




sport-english.com - Barça have made the right-back position an absolute priority. The club have been looking for a replacement for Dani Alves, who is nearly 32, and their top choice was Danilo. However, contact with ...



Barcelona's midfield
Throughout a major part of this season I kept reading the phrase “no midfield”. In football, this phrase is a huge assumption that usually leads to your team’s destruction against any opponent capa...



February was a kind warning this year




totalbarca.com - “Zion! Zion! Zion, it’s over, it’s over, the war is over, the war is over!” - The Matrix Revolution This was how I felt after Barça finally went over the hump and moved passed the dreaded month of ...



Copa del Rey semi-final second leg preview: Villarreal vs Barça




barcacentral.com - Barça face Villarreal at El Madrigal tomorrow evening (Wednesday 8 pm) in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg with Luis Enrique looking for his first final as first team coach. A 3-1 advantage f...



Pique hit with €10,500 fine after getting abusive with the police




sport-english.com - Barcelona's defender blew up at the end of last year after him and his brother were pulled over in the city Gerard Pique has been fined | Foto: Ignasi Paredes Gerard Pique has been find €10,500 aft...



Luis Suarez, Dejan Lovren among best signings of the season, study says

espnfc.com - Barcelona's acquisition of Luis Suarez is among the best signings of the season, according to a CIES study. The International Centre for Sports Studies ranked the season's best performances by play...



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