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Archives: Barcelona

Arda Turan dismisses reports linking him with Barcelona move

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has moved to quickly dismiss reports emanating from Spain linking him with a switch to Barcelona. Earlier today, the Catalan daily SPORT reported that the Turkey international had snubbed a reported move to England (specifically Chelsea) … Continue reading

Arda Turan snubs Chelsea move in favor of Barcelona switch, says report

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has snubbed a move to Chelsea in favor of joining Barcelona, according to a report from the Catalan daily SPORT. Just a few days ago, it was believed that Chelsea had secured the services of … Continue reading

Juventus officially reject Barcelona’s €80 million offer for Paul Pogba

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Today, after a meeting between representatives from both clubs, Juventus have officially rejected Barcelona’s €80 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba. Earlier today it was learned that Barcelona’s sporting director and director of sporting institutional relations had flown to Turin to … Continue reading

Barcelona officials are in Italy today to secure €90 million deal for Paul Pogba

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona’s sporting director and director of sporting institutional relations have flown to Italy today to convince Juventus officials that their €90 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba should be accepted. Although the La Liga side is in the midst of its … Continue reading

International TV rights for La Liga are a mess

Posted on by Chris Moore
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On August 15, the 2015/16 season of La Liga will kick off with millions of soccer fans around the world tuning in to watch one of the most popular leagues in the world. However, with 46 days to go until … Continue reading

Barcelona prepared to make €90 million offer for Paul Pogba, says report

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona are prepared to make a €90 million offer to Juventus for midfielder Paul Pogba, according to the Catalan daily SPORT. Shortly after the conclusion of the 2014-15 campaign, the Spanish and European champions ended negotiations with Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan … Continue reading

Barca-Juve match posts second-highest TV ratings ever for Champions League final

Posted on by Chris Moore
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In what turned out to be an exciting match, the 2015 UEFA Champions League final between Barcelona and Juventus posted very solid television ratings according to Nielsen.  Nielsen, an information and measurement company, claims that this year’s final held a 1.3 … Continue reading

Ivan Rakitic proves a vital cog to Barcelona’s success

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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A couple of years ago, the idea of Barcelona buying a central midfielder was inconceivable. This was the side that boasted the World Cup, European Championship and Champions League winning trio Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets. Furthermore, waiting … Continue reading

Barcelona focused on signing Paul Pogba after ending talks with Ilkay Gundogan

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona have ended negotiations with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and have re-focused their attention on signing Paul Pogba from Juventus. Prior to the UEFA Champions League final, Barcelona were reportedly close to reaching an agreement for Gundogan, but negotiations fell … Continue reading

Barcelona vs. Juventus, UEFA Champions League Final: TV times and open thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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In the final game of the 2014/15 European soccer season, all eyes turn to Berlin as the German capital prepares to host the UEFA Champions League final. Italian giant Juventus and Spanish powerhouse Barcelona, two historically dominant clubs, square off to … Continue reading

Barcelona vs. Juventus predicted lineups and team news: UEFA Champions League Final

Posted on by Ayo Isaiah
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Barcelona play Juventus at the Berlin Stadium in Germany on Saturday in the much anticipated 2015 UEFA Champions League final. For viewers in the United States, the game is being shown live on FOX. Kickoff time is 2:45pm ET. Both … Continue reading

Barcelona reach five-year agreement with Sevilla winger Aleix Vidal, say report

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Sevilla winger Aleix Vidal has agreed to join Barcelona on a five-year deal, according to the Catalan daily SPORT. The transfer will be made official next week and is believed to worth £7.2 million. Vidal will not be fully incorporated … Continue reading

Luis Suarez is the key to Barcelona victory in Champions League final

Posted on by Matt Jones
Barcelona's Suarez celebrates after scoring a goal against Real Madrid during their Spanish first division "Clasico" soccer match at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona

For the reams of positive words that have been penned about Barcelona in the build-up to Saturday’s Champions League final, Luis Enrique’s team aren’t totally immaculate. They’ve actually slipped up in recent weeks. After going 2-1 ahead against Bayern Munich … Continue reading

Juventus are the best equipped team in Europe to halt Barcelona’s attacking quality

Posted on by Matt Jones
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There’s an opinion building that Juventus, pursuing the third European Cup win in their history, are destiny’s team this season. The Italian champions’ run to the Berlin final has rightly been lauded and there’s no denying that along the way … Continue reading

Champions League Final Preview: Underestimate Juventus at your peril

Posted on by Joe Mangiacasale
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Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final will undoubtedly use up a lot of the same old soccer clichés. It will likely be billed as “The battle between two polar opposites,” comparing the free scoring and adventurous Barcelona against the stubborn but defensive Juventus. … Continue reading

Manchester United target Aymeric Laporte focused on Copa del Rey final

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte is focused on tomorrow’s Copa del Rey final against Barcelona despite speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United. The 21-year-old centre-back is one of the hottest properties in Europe, with the likes of Real … Continue reading