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Barcelona hosts APOEL in Champions League
FC Barcelona's Dani Alves, center, controls the ball during a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in San Joan Despi, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
APOEL next in Messi-inspired Barca's...
Barcelona begin their Champions League campaign at home to Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday in fine form having romped to the top of La Liga with three consecutive wins to give Luis Enrique a dream start to his reign. The most promising development of all three wins has been the return of four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi to something approaching his best form after a disappointing end to a first trophyless campaign in six years last season.
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For defending champion Madrid, it's a chance for some respite after back-to-back losses in the Spanish league that have led to fans jeering the team. For Liverpool, it's a return - after five years away - to a competition the club has won five times and regards as its natural habitat.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Barcelona 2-0 Athletic Bilbao: Winners and Losers from the Camp Nou Clash
Neymar netted a brace at the Camp Nou Saturday to see off visitors Athletic Club Bilbao and keep Barcelona at the top of the La Liga table. It was a very difficult match for both sides, but the Catalans were able to edge their Basque rivals, giving fans plenty to take away from the match.
Neymar nets 2 from Messi's passes as Barca wins
Neymar nets 2 from Messi's passes as Barca wins Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1tN6NKu BARCELONA, Spain - Neymar came on as a substitute to score twice from passes by Lionel Messi as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 and maintained its lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Neymar again started on Barcelona's bench and had to watch Munir El Haddadi create Barcelona's best chances until he replaced the young forward in the 62nd minute.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Shakira helps ease pain of Pique's football snub with passionate kiss
The singer of "Hips Don't Lie" and her partner recently attended the 81st birthday party of her father at a restaurant in Barcelona and found some quiet time on a balcony on which she provided him a passionate kiss that sent social media fans into a frenzy and had many men wishing they were Gerard Pique . Her unabashed affection and display of love to her partner are unique in the current era of celebrities who often are very reluctant to show their feelings for their partners but not the beautiful .
Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao: How Barca Will Line Up in La Liga Game
Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao is one of the games in the La Liga calendar that just about everyone looks forward to. undertones, both sets of supporters enjoy a friendly if competitive rivalry and it's not unheard of for players of either side to decorate themselves in flags of the others' region, such is the mutual respect between the two.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Early Liga boost on offer for old foes...
A seventh Madrid derby of the year tops the bill as Spain's four Champions League representatives face off on Saturday ahead of the kick-off of their group stage campaigns in midweek. Real Madrid and La Liga champions Atletico meet again at the Santiago Bernabeu for the third time already this season with Atletico having emerged victorious over two legs in the Spanish Super Cup last month.
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Shakira And Football Star Boyfriend Gerard Pique Are Expecting Another Baby Boy
Singer Shakira holds her son Milan during the 2014 World Cup closing ceremony at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh The pregnancy was confirmed through an interview with the Spanish version of Cosmopolitan Magazine where Shakira said that she is in fact "embarazada" or pregnant in her native Spanish tongue.
Sergi Samper scout report: Arsenal target is special - but will be...
If Barcelona's 'mes que un club' slogan was written into the middle of a mind map, one of the shoots from it would promote the progression of the club's youngsters into the first team. Most of the staples of their success over the past decade have been players who have graduated with honours from La Masia - from Carles Puyol to Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta to Lionel Messi, the list is exhaustive.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Pregnant Shakira shares a passionate kiss with Gerard Pique in Barcelona
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Jeremy Mathieu Injury Underlines Barcelona Gamble in Transfer Window
When Barcelona signed Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia this summer for 20 million, they knew it was a gamble of sorts. -season, has a problem in his right ankle which makes him doubtful for the game against Athletic Club on Saturday at the Camp has expired, it doesn't leave Barcelona in too much difficulty, with the Argentine likely to line up alongside either Gerard Pique or Marc And while the injury is not particularly serious, it does highlight the gamble that the club have taken on Mathieu.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
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'Shakira Died In An Accident At 1:10 a.m. In La Macarena' Viral Death Hoax Spreads Malware
Is Shakira really dead? The Spanish songstress and "Whenever and Wherever" singer Shakira has recently become yet another victim of a viral celeb death hoax. The rumour has spread like wildfire, which originated from an email thread and fake Colombian singer Shakira and her partner, Barcelona soccer player Gerard Pique, attend the Basketball World Cup quarter-final game between the U.S. and Slovenia in Barcelona September 9, 2014.
Spain's Golden Years May Never Return but There Is a Silva Lining for Del Bosque
It is impossible that Spain will reach the dizzy heights of the past six years ever again; we will never have the same players, the same But our easy 5-1 victory over Macedonia on Monday night showed the fans, the media, but principally the players and management themselves, that we are back on the right road again. Macedonia never looked like they would be the most difficult of opponents but neither could they be considered the easiest.
Shakira's parents reveal gender of her second baby
Shakira is expecting a baby boy with her footballer love Gerard Pique . The Waka Waka singer, who confirmed that she was pregnant last month, will no doubt be thrilled to welcome another little boy the "perfect playmate" for her 19-month-old son Milan.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Rio: Celtic will be missed in Champions League
That was the view of former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand, who reckons the experience of playing at Parkhead will be sorely missed by the continent's finest players. As a result of their 2-1 defeat to NK Maribor over two legs, Ronny Deila's side will have to content with plying their trade in the Europa League against FC Astra, Dinamo Zagreb and Salzburg, while their Slovenian conquerors play Chelsea, Schalke, and Sporting Lisbon in Europe's elite competition.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Spain-Macedonia Preview: Under-pressure holders out for big qualifying win
Vicente del Bosque must make do without several key figures from the nation's golden era heading into their opening qualifier as they look to recover from their World Cup humili... Spain's new-look squad is already under scrutiny ahead of the nation's first competitive match of a new era at home to Macedonia on Monday. The 2014 World Cup saw Spain's dominance of the international game come to an abrupt end, with defeats to the Netherlands and Chile resulting in a group-stage exit for the team that had claimed two European Championship titles either side of becoming world champions in 2010.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
France beat Spain as World Cup hangover lingers
While a new generation of Spanish players may have taken to the field, the result proved to be the same. Not one single shot on target and only a few fleeting moments of encouragement, this will not be a night where those who had hoped for progress will feel reassured.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
France-Spain Preview: Del Bosque takes new-look squad for tough friendly test
Gerard Pique, Juan Mata and Fernando Torres were all omitted, while a number of retirements and injuries have left la Roja with a much-changed squad Sergio Ramos called upon Spain 's new generation to recover from their post-World Cup malaise, starting with Thursday's clash against France .
Tue Sep 02, 2014
La Liga Team of the Week for August 29-31
The second weekend of La Liga action - and last before the upcoming international break - threw out some very interesting results and a whole batch of excellent individual performances.