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Gloomy night in Bilbao
Barca were humiliated by losing 4-0 to Athletic in Bilbao in the away leg of the Spanish Supercopa. The many changes introduced by Luis Enrique in the starting XI did not respond as expected, failing to control the game. The Catalans' poor defending and overall lack of intensity at San Mames means that they will need a magical night in the return leg to make the dream of winning the Sextuple a reality.

Guardiola: Barcelona have the world's best player
"Douglas Costa could be one of the best. But not the best - he has been at Barcelona for years," he told reporters. Guardiola is also keen to make history by leading Bayern to their fourth Bundesliga title in a row, a feat no club has managed before in ...

Pedro? I don't take team decisions based on the transfer window, says Luis Enrique
The Barça coach is able to count upon the same squad which faced Sevilla in the European Super Cup and hasn't seen any difference in Pedro during pre season

Busquets: Pedro wants to be here and will give 100%
The Spain international only wants the best for his teammate and targets a good result against Athletic Club Bilbao

Pedro 'very dear' to Barcelona fans - coach Luis Enrique
ESPN FC's Sid Lowe contends that Pedro is a solid player to have, but he will not prove to be the difference in a title challenge. Barcelona could claim six trophies this calendar year if they are successful in the Super Cup, before they go to the Club ...

Manchester United target Pedro says future at Barcelona uncertain
Barcelona forward Pedro says he does not know if the UEFA Super Cup will end up being his last match for the club amid interest from Manchester United. Pedro came off the bench to score the match-winning goal on Tuesday night as Barcelona saw off ...

Nolito: Barcelona impossible to turn down
Celta Vigo attacker Nolito said he would not be able to turn down Barcelona amid speculation he is set to return to the Camp Nou as a replacement for Pedro. Spain international Nolito, 28, left Barcain 2011 but the European champions are reported to ...

Barcelona adamant Man Utd target Pedro's £21.2m release clause is met
Barcelona will not consider selling winger Pedro to Manchester United unless his £21.2m release clause is paid in full, according to Graham Hunter. Having fallen behind Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar in the pecking order at the Camp Nou, the ...

Louis van Gaal hits back after ex-Barcelona star Hristo Stoichkov urged Pedro
Daily Mail
Louis van Gaal has dismissed Hristo Stoichkov's comments accusing him of 'destroying' Barcelona, while urging Pedro not to sign for Manchester United, as sour grapes. The former Barca star was outspoken in his criticism of the United boss - who hit ...

Why Aymeric Laporte Is the 1 Athletic Bilbao Player Barcelona Would Like to Sign
Barcelona's centre-back problems have affected the club for a long time, and now they finally seem to have sorted them out. Gerard Pique has returned to his best form, and Javier Mascherano has never looked more solid beside him as he does now.

Aston Villa transfer news: Adama Traore agrees £7m deal from Barcelona
Winger Traore is well-regarded at Barcelona. Traore will represent a huge signing for the short and long-term future, with the 19-year-old winger regarded as one of the most exciting talents to come through Barcelona's academy. Barcelona have insisted ...

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