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Archives: Barcelona

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique won’t change his game plan against Bayern Munich

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique will not change his tactics against Bayern Munich despite holding a 3-0 advantage heading into today’s Champions League semi-final return leg in Germany. Most managers would have their team take a more defensive approach if they were … Continue reading

Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona; predicted lineups and team news

Posted on by Ayo Isaiah
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Bundesliga giants FC Bayern host Barcelona in the return leg of the Champions League semi final fixture that ended in a 3-0 win for the Catalans last week. A brace from Lionel Messi and a late Neymar goal was enough … Continue reading

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher analyze Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona tactics [VIDEO]

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Sky Sports Monday Night Football team of Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher took a few minutes during today’s broadcast to analyze Bayer Munich manager Pep Guardiola’s tactical approach to last week’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Barcelona. Despite the … Continue reading

Bayern Munich do not need a miracle to beat Barcelona, says Thomas Müller

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Bayern Munich forward Thomas Müller does not agree with those who say his side need a ‘miracle’ to overcome a 3-0 deficit to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals. Most bookmakers now have Barcelona as outright favourites in the UEFA … Continue reading

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola denies latest Manchester City links

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has once again denied a story linking him with the Manchester City job next season. Over the weekend, BeINSPORTS reported that a “tentative agreement” had been made between City and Guardiola which would see the former … Continue reading

Messi the Greatest of All Time? The debate is pointless; By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans
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Jerome Boateng had barely got back on his feet after Lionel Messi’s sublime second goal before the instant-pundits of the social media world were declaring the ‘debate over’ regarding Lionel Messi. There are of course two debates about Messi. Is … Continue reading

La Liga season suspended from May 16 due to TV rights dispute

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has decided to suspend all competitions from May 16 onwards in a dispute with the government over the new TV rights deal signed into law at the end of April. The RFEF says it wasn’t … Continue reading

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich, Champions League semi-final 1st leg: TV times and open thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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After yesterday’s very entertaining clash between Juventus and Real Madrid, arguably the biggest semi-final of the round kicks off today when Barcelona meets Bayern Munich in a must-see match. So many storylines. So much football. Let’s hope this one is … Continue reading

Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara setting emotion aside ahead of Barcelona return

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara began his professional playing career with Barcelona in May 2009. Over the next four seasons, the Spain international made 68 appearances for La Blaugrana before deciding to join manager Pep Guardiola in Germany and signing … Continue reading

Thomas Vermaelen named in Barcelona squad for Bayern Munich clash

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Thomas Vermaelen has been named in Barcelona’s 18-man squad which will face-off against Bayern Munich later today at the Camp Nou. Ten days ago, the Belgian defender was given the “all-clear” by the medical staff to resume first team action … Continue reading

Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich; predicted lineups and team news

Posted on by Ayo Isaiah
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Barcelona will be aiming to avenge the 7-0 aggregate loss they suffered against Bayern Munich in the 2012/13 Champions League season when both sides clash in this year’s semi-final. The first leg of the encounter, at the Camp Nou on … Continue reading

No team or system that can stop Lionel Messi, says Pep Guardiola

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola says there is no team or system that can stop Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. On Wednesday, for the first time since leaving the Catalan club in 2012, Guardiola will face off against his former club at the … Continue reading

Pep Guardiola’s knowledge of Barcelona will not prove decisive, says Luis Enrique

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique does not believe Pep Guardiola’s first-hand knowledge of Barca’s players will be a major factor over the two legs of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich. On Monday, Bayern forward Thomas Müller said Guardiola “knows Barcelona better … Continue reading

Thomas Müller believes Pep Guardiola’s knowledge of Barcelona will prove vital

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Bayern Munich forward Thomas Müller believes Pep Guardiola’s first-hand knowledge of Barcelona will prove vital during the German club’s Champions League semi-final encounter with the La Liga giants. Müller and his teammates are preparing for a trip to the Camp Nou on … Continue reading

Robert Lewandowski pronounces himself ready to face Barcelona on Wednesday

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has pronounced himself “ready” to face for the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals against Barcelona on Wednesday The early diagnosis for Lewandowski wasn’t good after the Poland international suffered a concussion and facial fractures during … Continue reading

The head of Spain’s sports council hails landmark La Liga TV rights deal

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The head of Spain’s sports council Miguel Cardenal has hailed the new legislation which will bring Spanish soccer in line with how the Premier League and Serie A are marketed globally. Late yesterday, Spanish lawmakers passed legislation governing the sale of television … Continue reading

Spain agrees new La Liga TV rights deal that will end Real Madrid-Barcelona hegemony

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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New legislation has been passed that will bring Spanish soccer in line with how the Premier League and Serie A are marketed, and will correct existing imbalances in earnings, which allow Real Madrid and Barcelona to claim a disproportionate amount of the television income … Continue reading

Dani Alves on the verge of contract extension with Barcelona

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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After months of positioning on both sides, Dani Alves is on the verge of signing a contract extension with Barcelona. According to various reports from Spain, an agreement has been reached and an official announcement will be made at the … Continue reading