Barça are the benchmark for everything right now

The legendary German footballer and Honorary President Bayern Munich has told “Kicker” magazine “Barça are the benchmark for everything right now”, whilst claiming that Messi is the key difference between the Barça and Spain teams. “Right now, Barça are the benchmark for everything . They are even above the Spanish national team with Messi in […] Continue reading →

Racing are Iniesta’s favourite victims

Of the 25 league goals that Andres Iniesta as scored for Barça, three have come against Racing Santander – more than against any other team in the competition.   Scoring goals isn’t really Andres’ main function, but he chalked up eight last season, seven in the league and one against Shaktar in the Champions League, […] Continue reading →

7 out of 9 after second break

4 years ago when Guardiola became FC the team manager, Barça have won two and drawn one of their games played directly after the second official international break. They won the game with Athletic Bilbao and Valencia at the Camp Nou and drew at Mestalla.    this time Barça host Racing Santander in a hard […] Continue reading →

Villa improves his stats

The Asturian striker is setting an enviable goalscoring pace. At the start of this season, he’s scored 0.55 goals per game, much better than in his first season with FC Barcelona. David Villa gets better with age. The FC Barcelona number 7, centre forward at Valencia, and left wing since he came to Barça, to free up Leo […] Continue reading →

Gary Cahill wanted by FC Barcelona

Juventus are reportedly ready to battle Barcelona in the race to sign Bolton defender Gary Cahill in January. A number of clubs are keen on signing Cahill, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all still interested after being linked with the centre-half during the summer transfer window, while Real Madrid, AC Milan, Bayern Munich and Paris […] Continue reading →

Obama grateful for Barça gifts

The US consul for Spain has presented Sandro Rosell today with a letter in which Barack Obama shows his gratitude for the gifts that the Club’s delegation gave him during their visit to the White House last summer. Gregory Crouch, general consul for the United States has visited the club’s installations to meet Sandro Rosell […] Continue reading →

Eight days with minimum resources

Another international break means the Ciutat Esportiva is about to become a lonelier place. No fewer than 14 players are leaving today and won’t be back until next week. Éric Abidal will be joining ‘Les bleus’ after the French Federation’s doctors decided that the injury he picked up at El Molinón is not serious enough […] Continue reading →

Spanish League Round Up Week 6

Barça became the fifth team to head the La Liga over the weekend after a round of games that saw Betis start on top before Valencia, Malaga and then Llevant momentarily occupied first place in the table. Image: UD Llevant. Valencia beat Granada on Saturday evening to move a point ahead of Betis who began […] Continue reading →

Cesc Injured .. who is the next?

Cesc FC Barca midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in training on Saturday morning and will be sidelined for three weeks. Pep Guardiola has lost Cesc Fàbregas for three weeks after he suffered an injury in the final training session before the league game on Sunday evening with Sporting Gijón. Tests have revealed that he has […] Continue reading →