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Gerard Pique and Barcelona struggle results in Spanish Super Cup loss
Following a 4-0 debacle at the San Mames in the first leg, Luis Enrique's men looked desperate to get a breakthrough from the initial whistle. Their emphasis on scoring early played against them, with key men such as Pedro and Luis Suarez unusually wasteful in front of goal. Behind them, the midfielders were guilty of overplaying and not testing Athletic's goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz from long-range ...

Barca weigh up move for PSG midfielder Verratti, according to reports
Barcelona is weighing a move for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti in 2016, Goal Spainreports. The Italian was the first player recommended to the Barca board by transfer chief Ariedo Braida upon the 69-year-old's appointment last year and ...

Verratti praises Barca but happy at PSG
Marco Verratti has said he admires Barcelona'sstyle of play but insisted he is happy to remain at Paris Saint-Germain. Verratti, 22, joined PSG from Pescara in 2012 in relative anonymity but his performances for the French champions have led to links ...

Barcelona disappoint as Athletic Bilbao deservedly win the Spanish Super Cup
Monday night's game was not nearly as exciting as Friday night's first leg, but few Athletic games will be and none of their players, staff or fans will have cared. They had done the creative work in winning 4-0 at San Mames; the second leg's job was all about staying organised, keeping their heads and seeing out the result, which they achieved in a superbly organised and intelligent way. Aritz Aduriz was ...

Athletic Bilbao Knocks Off Barcelona to End Title Drought
New York Times
After Bilbao's stunning 4-0 home win Friday in the first leg, Barcelona, the reigning European champion, threatened a comeback in the second leg when Lionel Messi scored on a setup by Luis Suárez one minute before halftime. But Barcelona's hopes ...

Athletic Bilbao hold off Barcelona to claim Spanish Super Cup
The Guardian
Athletic Bilbao claimed their first silverware in three decades when they wrapped up a 5-1 aggregate win over 10-man Barcelona to win the Spanish Super Cup on Monday. Bilbao last secured a major trophy when they won Spain's traditional season opener ...

Barcelona lose Spanish Super Cup to Athletic Bilbao
BBC Sport
Barca defender Gerard Pique was sent-off after the break and Aritz Aduriz struck late on to seal it for Bilbao. The visitors had Kike Sola sent-off late on, but the celebrations for Bilbao had already begun. It was ultimately a disappointing display ...

Referee Velasco Carballo killed Barcelona's sextuple
Barcelona, in terms of football, didn’t deserve to win the Spanish Super Cup. Their ridiculous performance at San Mames, when they lost 4-0 to Athletic Club, pretty much sentenced the tie. Only a miracle comeback at Camp Nou, which would have been epic, would have ...

Dani Alves: No excuses for Barcelona
Barcelona full-back Dani Alves has refused to make excuses for his team after Athletic Bilbao clinched the Supercopa de Espana on Monday. A 1-1 draw at Camp Nou was enough to see Athletic secure their first trophy in 31 years, winning 5-1 on aggregate ...

Luis Enrique falls short of Guardiola's record
Barcelona went into tonight's game at the Camp Nou intent on continuing their quest to win six titles, but Athletic Bilbao had different ideas and the Catalans were unable to turn around the4-0 deficit from the first leg at San Mamés. Barcelona let the ...

Manchester United's Ed Woodward 'in talks' with Barcelona over Pedro
The Guardian
Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward reportedly met his counterparts from Barcelona on Monday as the club stepped up their bid to sign Spain forward Pedro. Catalan-based newspaper Mundo Deportivo stated that Woodward attended a ...

Pedro: Barcelona situation 'difficult', says Man Utd target
BBC Sport
A product of the Barcelona youth system, Pedro has scored 99 goals in 319 games for Barcelonaand won five La Liga titles with the Nou Camp club. He made 50 appearances last season and has won the Champions League three times, including scoring a ...

How Barcelona defied the odds and failed to win La Liga for a decade
The Guardian
It sounds unlikely now, but in the 1970s and 1980s Barcelona were an average side that were regularly pipped to the league title by Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao and Atlético Madrid. Their ability to squander opportunities reached a remarkable peak in ...

Xavi understudy lands at Real Madrid
Mateo Kovacic is on his way to becoming a new Real Madrid player. The midfielder from Inter is heading to Spain to play for Real Madrid although just a few months ago it seemed as though his destiny lay elsewhere. Barcelona were looking at him as a replacement for Xavi Hernández earlier this year, with Barcelona's technical director of international football, Ariedo Braida, putting him ...

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