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Archives: Barcelona

Lionel Messi Faces Tax Evasion Trial After Appeal Denied

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Lionel Messi is to face a trial for alleged tax evasion after a Spanish court rejected the Barcelona star’s appeal against his prosecution. Messi and his father Jorge are accused of defrauding the Spanish state of more than £3.1 million ($5 … Continue reading

3 Things We Have Learned About The Champions League After Matchday 2

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana
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Schone Shines  Ajax are going to be hard pressed to outpace either FC Barcelona or Paris St Germain. However, they look comfortable for the Europa League spot at the moment. If they do drop into that competition, I fancy them … Continue reading

Barcelona Set Up For Domestic Success And Champions League Failure

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Last May, when Luis Enrique was appointed manager of Barcelona, the 44-year-old inherited a group of players that hadn’t lived up to the lofty expectations of previous Barcelona sides. Former coach “Tata” Martino played a role in the Catalan club’s domestic … Continue reading

5 Things We Learned – PSG 3 Barcelona 2

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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Match day two of the UEFA Champions League saw two of Europe’s heavyweights slug it out. Barcelona under new coach Luis Enrique was enjoying a relatively untroubled start to the new season whilst a struggling Paris Saint-Germain went into the … Continue reading

Spain’s ‘Big Three’ Are Separating Themselves From The Rest of La Liga

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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It should surprise no one that this season’s title challengers in La Liga would come from the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Madrid. Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and Barcelona boss Luis Enrique spent the summer green-lighting moves for some … Continue reading

Luis Suarez To Play In Barcelona ‘B’ Friendly Against Indonesia Under-19s

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will feature in Barcelona B’s friendly against Indonesia under-19s tomorrow. The Barca boss informed the Spanish press that the striker will use the match as a way to build up his fitness. Suarez will be eligible … Continue reading

La Liga Could Turn Into One-Horse Race, As Messi and Neymar Partnership Heats Up

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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It is still very early in the Spanish season, but Barcelona are giving every indication that there is going to be no repeat of last year’s up-and-down performances. For all the questions regarding the La Liga giants’ defence, Luis Enrique’s … Continue reading

Barcelona’s Munir El Haddadi Benefiting From Luis Suarez’s Four Month Ban

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Since the Court of Arbitration for Sport denied Luis Suarez’s appeal of his four-month ban, Barcelona’s new manager Luis Enrique still has to wait a little over one month before he can field a first-team squad that boasts the forward combination of Lionel Messi, Neymar … Continue reading

Interview With Guillem Balague: Talks Di Maria, La Liga, Premier League and Music

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The go-to man on all things Spanish football has long been Guillem Balague and he took time out from his busy schedule to have a chat with World Soccer Talk. The journalist, author and pundit provided us with some typically … Continue reading

Lionel Messi Suffers Leg Injury In Barcelona’s 1-0 Win Against Villarreal

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Argentinian forward, Lionel Messi, suffered a leg muscle injury as confirmed by his club FC Barcelona after their 1-0 win at Villarreal earlier today. He will undergo further testing on Monday to judge the severity of the injury. “The former … Continue reading

Why FC Barcelona Could Use a 3-4-3 Diamond Formation

Posted on by Abhijeet Gupta
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The Catalan revolution has indeed started after a trophyless season. Tata Martino has been replaced by Luis Enrique as the manager of the club. Stars such as Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez have been sold, whereas the club have bought … Continue reading

Barcelona’s Season Preview: Expectations Are High Despite Dodgy Defense

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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Fresh from spending somewhere in the region of £130 million, Barcelona has been slapped with a double transfer embargo ban meaning that they can’t buy any players during the next two windows. Their transfer strategy this summer was plotted out … Continue reading

Barcelona Considers Spending Spree to Snatch Marco Reus And Juan Cuadrado Before Transfer Embargo, Say Reports

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Fresh from the news that its appeal against a two-window transfer ban was rejected by FIFA, Barcelona is considering signing Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund and Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina, according to reports emanating from the Catalan press. The transfer ban … Continue reading

FIFA Reject Barcelona’s Appeal Against Transfer Ban; Club Decides to Appeal

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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FIFA has announced that it has rejected Barcelona’s appeal against the sanctions imposed on the club over breaches of rules around the transfer of under-18 players. According to the ruling, Barcelona will be unable to sign new players in the … Continue reading

Luis Suarez To Play In Barcelona Friendly On Monday, Says Luis Enrique

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will “get some minutes” during the club’s friendly at the Camp Nou on Monday. The Catalan club is scheduled to play Leon FC in the Joan Gamper Cup, which is held … Continue reading

Luis Suarez Takes Part In First Training Session With Barcelona [VIDEO]

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Luis Suarez has completed his first day of training with Barcelona. The Uruguay international was awarded a partial victory yesterday when his four-month ban from all football-related activities was amended by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The court … Continue reading

Luis Suarez’s Appeal Rejected And Ban Is Upheld; But Player Can Train

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Luis Suarez’s four month ban from soccer has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). But the player has been permitted to train with his teammates and be involved with promotional activities at Barcelona. “The sanctions imposed … Continue reading

Court Of Arbitration For Sport Will Announce Luis Suarez Decision On Thursday

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has announced that Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will learn the result of his appeal for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at 2pm BST (9am EST) on Thursday. CAS said in a statement: “The … Continue reading