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Archives: daniel alves

Barcelona’s Dani Alves close to signing for another club, says player’s agent

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona defender Dani Alves is “close to reaching an agreement with another club”, according to the player’s agent, Dinorah Santana. Alves has been the subject of ongoing transfer speculation since Barcelona have failed to offer the right-back a contract extension. Last week, … Continue reading

Luis Enrique defends Dani Alves’ outburst after getting substituted versus Manchester City

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has defended right-back Dani Alves’ emotional outburst following the player’s second half substitution against Manchester City on Tuesday night. TV cameras showed the Brazilian kicking a water bottle in anger – splashing several people including a … Continue reading

Barcelona’s Dani Alves future still in limbo as player’s agent admits interest from clubs

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona right-back Dani Alves is out of contract with the Catalan side at the end of the season. The Brazilian full-back was free to negotiate with other clubs at the start of the January window, but has thus far elected to stay … Continue reading

Dani Alves Says Barcelona Have Not Offered Him A Contract Renewal

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona full-back Dani Alves has told the Catalan daily SPORT that he has not been offered a contract renewal by the club, with the defender’s current deal set to expire in the summer. The 31-year-old arrived back in Barcelona this afternoon after … Continue reading

The Worst Brazil Squad Ever: Assessing the 2014 World Cup Squad And Looking To The Future

Posted on by Derek Morriss
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In my opinion, the squad that Luis Felipe Scolari chose to represent Brazil at their own World Cup was the worst Brazil squad ever assembled. What was supposed to be a sixth World Cup championship on home soil ended in utter humiliation and exposed … Continue reading

Why We Should Care About “We Are All Monkeys,” Even If It Was A PR Campaign

Posted on by Robert Hay
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It is easy to be cynical in the modern sports era, so it is easy to have doubts about the spontaneously wonderful viral social media campaign “We Are All Monkeys”.  The campaign sprung up last weekend after a banana was … Continue reading

La Liga Review: The Guillotine Falls On Manolo Jiménez

Posted on by Andy Pineda

When Sevilla hosted cellar-dweller Xerez on Tuesday evening, an aura of uneasiness surrounded the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.  In the front of the Sevillistas‘ minds was the poor form of their team.  An extended run of indolent performances culminated on Saturday … Continue reading

La Liga in the Champions League: Sevilla Stumbles While Barcelona Bedazzles

Posted on by Andy Pineda

With the advantage of the away goal, Sevilla looked in prime position to advance to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.  Unfortunately, Manolo Jiménez’s team played as though they were already in the next round.  A 0-0 score line … Continue reading

La Liga Review: Has Barcelona Been Figured Out?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

A ridiculous question with what should be a simple answer.  First, a cursory investigation.  Is Barcelona on top of the standings in La Liga?  Yes.  Has Barcelona obtained sixty-one points from twenty-four matches, one more point than it had at … Continue reading

Villarreal Spoils Barcelona’s Party at the Camp Nou

Posted on by Andy Pineda

A festive atmosphere enveloped the Camp Nou on Saturday evening as the boys of the Blaugrana celebrated their unprecedented six-trophy year with their Barça faithful.  Villarreal was a mere afterthought as the Barcelona players deservedly received their plaudits for a … Continue reading

With Rubin Kazan’s Deserved Victory, FC Barcelona Suffers a Minor Setback

Posted on by Andy Pineda

After a workmanlike 1-0 victory against Almería and a mediocre showing in their 0-0 draw at the Mestalla against Valencia CF on Saturday, FC Barcelona looked to reverse their form in the Champions League against a supposed weaker team in … Continue reading

La Liga team of the decade

Posted on by Matt Langille

Since we are approaching the end of a decade, and since it’s summer,I thought I would offer up my La Liga Team of the decade. I set my team based on the best actual season had by a player in … Continue reading

Inspired Betis End Barca Run

Posted on by Juan Arango

All tihngs come to an end and for Barcelona Their ten-match winning streak came to an end.  It was early December since Barcelona last played and not get the three points.    Still based on their result at the Manuel Ruiz … Continue reading

Messi Hat-Trick Leaves Barca At Copa Quarter Doorstep

Posted on by Juan Arango

Three years ago, Ronaldinho walked off the pitch to a standing ovation at the Santiago Bernabéu.  On Tuesday night,the feat was repeated but at the Vicente Calderón by Lionel Messi.  This has become his tournament where he has shown almost … Continue reading

La Liga’s Winter XI

Posted on by Juan Arango

There is only one person in the starting XI under the sticks- Iker. Things have not changed much for him. With a suspect backline Iker Casillas is the one that saves Madrid’s hide time after time after time.   He … Continue reading

Dunga’s Last Stand

Posted on by Juan Arango

Dunga could be seeing his days numbred as coach of the Brazilian national team. The road is not very easy for the Canarinha as they face an inspired Chilean side in Santiago, they wil then follow that up with a … Continue reading