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Ronaldinho rues not playing alongside Lionel Messi more at Barcelona

Ronaldinho has said he regrets not spending more time playing alongside Lionel Messi, although he feels he made the right decision to leave Barcelona for AC Milan when Pep Guardiola took over at Camp Nou.

Ronaldinho was widely regarded as the best player in the world when he played alongside Messi in Barca's first team between 2004 and 2008, a tag which the Argentine has since taken on.

Paco Alcacer's tough start at Barca continues in Champions League

Barcelona's second half fightback to beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday night proved Luis Enrique knows how to find solutions when the going gets tough, but the fact his team were in a sticky situation in the first place says a lot about his handling of Paco Alcacer.

While it is too early to dismiss Alcacer's career with Barca, the former Valencia striker has a lot of work to do to prove those who questioned the need, not to mention the cost, of his signing.

Pedro returns to Barcelona

Pedro has returned to Barcelona! But, don't worry Chelsea fans, only for a brief visit while training with Spain.

The 29-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge in a deal worth around £20 million last summer but, after an impressive debut in which he was man of the match, has failed to live up to his promise.

Pedro revealed during the transfer window that he had held talks with Barcelona club president Josep Maria Bartomeu over a return to Camp Nou, having spoken of his desire to move back on more than one occasion.


Ivan Rakitic wanted by Real Madrid in the summer

Los Blancos tried to sign several players last summer. Especially, they put their eyes on Paul Pogba, who finally joined Manchester United after a record-fee deal. N’Golo Kanté or Moussa Sissoko were other Premier League players that were interesting for Real Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane wanted some other player for midfield and the club was looking for all the possibilities, including the footballers in the big rivals FC Barcelona. According toMundo Deportivo, Real Madrid tried to sign Ivan Rakitic this summer but people around the Croatian footballer said: “No, thanks”.


Luis Enrique is one of those coaches who get blamed. By both fans and the media. That is for two reasons. One, he sticks out his large, firm, Asturian chin and says, "Give me what you got, I can handle it." 

Whenever Barcelona lose he never blames the players and instead turns the focus on himself. That's what he did after the thrilling 4-3 defeat by Celta Vigo inBalaidos, saying he was responsible. Two, because he is tetchy and unkind with the media, meaning they offer him little slack when things don't go well.

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