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Top 5 Barca: Marco Reus, Supercup comeback, Nolito, Pedro, Alen Halilovic

Top 5 Barca: Marco Reus, Supercup comeback, Nolito, Pedro, Alen Halilovic

Barcelona utterly humiliated by Athletic Bilbao as Luis Enrique's men show tiredness
Barcelona were left with a mountain to climb to win the Spanish Super Cup after being humiliated by Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames (4-0) in a night in which the only positive for the Catalans was the referee's final whistle. Barca suffered their ...

If we really, really think about the Athletic Bilbao thrashing of Barça the other day, it’s something that would have been as obvious as the day is long. Sevilla, the other team who flew halfway ’round the world, on that midnite plane to Georgia (oh, shut up … you wouldn’t be able to resist, either) gave up 6 goals to Roma, of all ...

Big Decisions for Luis Enrique Before Barcelona's Liga Season Starts
Luis Enrique has some big decisions to make for Barcelona as we approach the beginning of the 2015/16 La Liga campaign. After an astonishingly successful debut campaign as manager, the Catalans will be aiming to stay one step ahead of the ...

Barcelona Transfer News: Latest on Marco Reus and Nolito Rumours
Following the sales of key players such as Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich and the departure of coach JurgenKlopp, Dortmund appear incapable of replicating their exploits from recent years, which saw them win back-to-back Bundesliga titles and reach the Champions League final. Reus would therefore most likely find the idea of a new challenge and the opportunity for ...

Berizzo: I don't think that Nolito will join Barcelona
Celta Vigo manager Eduardo 'Toto' Berizzo, has confirmed this Thursday that Nolito is going to stay with his team this season. "I have the feeling that Nolito is going to stay. The option of Barcelona is very attractive for the player, but I am confident that ...

Top 5 Barca: Marco Reus, Supercup comeback, Nolito, Pedro, Alen Halilovic

16 wins to prove Barça comeback is possible
Barcelona need to come up with at least four goals in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic ...

Pedro reconsidering Manchester United move for fear of Van Gaal?
Louis van Gaal's treatment of goalkeepers David De Gea and Victor Valdeshas many scratching their heads, but it may be doing some harm to his cause. The very public nature in which he's handled his keepers' spells in the stands has caught the eye of their Spanish compatriot Pedro. Reports the Guardian, the Barcelona No. 7 is growing ...

The great August giveaway
Luis Enrique managed to turn out an extremely well-balanced Barcelona side last season. However, in defensive terms, it has been a decidedly bleak start to the current campaign.It is hard to believe that a team which ended last term conceding an average of 0.61 goals per game in all three competitions has already let in eight in the first two ...

Top 5 Barca: Marco Reus, Supercup comeback, Nolito, Pedro, Alen Halilovic

Luis Enrique has not taken long to begin rotating in his second season at the helm of Barcelona. Mindful of the team's exertions in theUEFA Super Cupon Tuesday, the coach made five changes to his XI at San Mamés. Or, better put, seven, seeing as Rafinha and Javier Mascherano were moved into the middle of the park - the Brazilian had operated as a winger in Tbilisi, while the Argentine had ...

Halilovic: interested teams
Alen Halilovic had decided to join Hamburg last week but the German club couldn't promise the amount of matches Barcelona wanted in his loan. Now it's time for the player to decide which of his other offers he accepts. Halilovic knows he doesn't want to play for ...

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