Lionel Messi hands Barcelona a boost after being spotted training ahead of La Liga return. The 32-year-old was said to have sustained a quadriceps injury shortly after the team returned to training The Argentine showed he is still was spotted sprinting on Saturday as he battles for full fitness Meanwhile, the Spanish League returns to action on June 12 after about three months of suspension Barcelona fans were handed a glimmer of hope after their all-time goalscorer Lionel Messi was spotted doing sprints in the team’s latest training session at the Nou Camp. From the images shared online, it looks like the 32-year old was making some progress amid fears of a thigh injury. The La Liga is set to resume in
The Croatia international midfielder has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou for some time, but he claims to be happy with the Liga giants. Ivan Rakitic has laughed off the latest round of rumours regarding his Barcelona future, with the Croatian adamant that he is not looking for a move. Transfer talk is nothing new for the 32-year-old midfielder, especially as he is now approaching the final 12 months of his current contract. He has paid little attention to the speculation in the past, amid talk of interest from the likes of Sevilla and Inter, and will not be altering that stance any time soon. Having been at Camp Nou since 2014, with 299 appearances for the Blaugrana, Rakitic insists he is happy
Christian Vieri is of the opinion that ‘O Fenomeno’ was better than Cristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo de Lima and his Portuguese namesake are arguably part of football's greatest strikers Vieri played alongside Ronaldo de Lima during their days at Inter Milan With Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi leading the debate as regards who the better player is, the same topic has been extended to CR7 vs Ronaldo Nazario de Lima, DailyMail reports. Ronaldo de Lima is arguably the greatest goal poacher ever to play the game, a sensational striker who scored with ease to earn the name ‘phenomenon’ - 'O Fenomeno'. Two of the greatest players in the history of football share the 'Ronaldo' name but opinions are split as to
Andres Iniesta was part of the Barcelona golden age that won quite a number of laurels He currently plays in Japan for Vissel Kobe Six members of the Barca board led by Josep Bartomeu resigned their positions recently The 35-year-old who currently plays as a central midfielder for Japanese club Vissel Kobe has hinted that he and some of his Barcelona team-mates will return to the Spanish club to run it, SunSport reports. Iniesta believes the likes of Xavi, Messi and himself will, in the future, take charge of the Catalan club and return it to its golden days. Crisis rocking Spanish champions the club continued after six members of the board led by Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned their positions.
Radomir Antic, the only man to serve as coach of Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid, has died at the age of 71. The former coach of some of Spain's top football clubs spent most of his coaching career in the country, winning the La Liga title and Copa del Rey with Atletico in 1996. In addition to stints at Real Zaragoza, Real Oviedo and Celta Vigo, Antic also took charge of the Serbian national team between 2008-2010 before ending his career in China. The news of his death was confirmed by a number of his former clubs on Monday. "The Atlético de Madrid family is mourning the passing of Radomir Antić, one of our legendary coaches. You will forever live in our hearts. Rest in
Ivan Rakitic is on the verge of leaving the Catalan club for Old Trafford - The Croatian has dropped down the perking order in the Barcelona first team Manchester United are keen on having Rakitic in a bid to fortify their midfield. The Croatian could be playing at the Old Trafford this summer as he is said to be free to leave Barcelona for £17.6m, according to reports from SunSport. Rakitic who has been a major part of the Barcelona squad previously has failed to impress in the last couple of seasons and this will allow the Catalan club to let him go. The former Sevilla attacking midfielder joined Barcelona on June 16, 2014 when he signed a 5-year contract. Barcelona
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could fulfil his dreams of playing for Barcelona next season. The Catalans are eyeing a move for the Gabonese as a replacement for Luis Suarez this summer Aubameyang's deal with the north Londoners end in the summer of 2021 Spanish League giants Barcelona have reportedly concluded plans to lure Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang away from the Emirates Stadium. The Gabon international has been linked with a move away from the north Lond club with the Catalan club emerging as a possible destination for him. According to SunSport, the former Borussia Dortmund is also keen on signing for the La Liga defending champions at the end of this season. Barca are said to have made the Gunners forward their prime target as a replacement for
Matches in the top two divisions in Spain and France are to be played behind closed doors because of coronavirus concerns. La Liga announced its ruling will affect the next two rounds of fixtures while the French league said fans will be banned until 15 April. La Liga said it acted on guidance from Spain's ministry of health. The French government announced on Sunday a ban on all gatherings of more than 1,000 people. Barcelona's Champions League match against Napoli on 18 March will also be played at an empty Nou Camp. "The decision has been made strictly for health reasons," said Joan Guix, Catalunya government's health chief. It is the second Spanish-Italian Champions League fixture at which supporters have been banned, following Valencia versus Atalanta
Real Madrid have published their starting lineup for the upcoming El Clasico against Barcelona. Real Madrid starting XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco, Valverde, Vinicius, Benzema. Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Busquets, Arthur, De Jong, Vidal, Griezmann, Messi. This is a decisive match for Real Madrid. A loss against Barcelona would put them five points behind Messi and Co. in the table and their chances of advancing to the Champions League Quarterfinals are very slim already. It’s time for Madrid to make a statement and prove that this core of players can compete. At the end of all the tackles, Real Madrid blasts Barca with 2 goals against nothing.
Barcelona fans were left confused after the club's official Twitter page was hacked The hackers, who referred themselves as "OurMine", made a claim that Barcelona would resign Neyma The hackers later went to hack Olympics's Twitter account after creating unrest scene for Barcelona's over 31 million followers Barcelona's official Twitter account was hacked on Saturday, February 15, by a group of hackers who called themselves 'OurMine', and the situation left everybody confused after various false tweets emerged from the tampered account. As a top club in Europea with a recent history of success in modern football, Barcelona's security was put into test when the hackers took over the club's Twitter page. Over 31 million followers of the club on the micro-blogging platform were thrown into