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Barcelona faces the end of a winning era

Barring a drastic turn of fortune, Barcelona is on the brink of finishing its worst season since former coach Pep Guardiola moulded it into one of the most successful sides to play the game.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andres Iniesta, Soccer Players, Victor Valdes, Sergio Busquets, Carles Puyol, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Bradenton.com

Barcelona faces end of winning era

Barcelona's stinging 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday completed an eight-day span that can be described as a debacle for the Catalan club.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andres Iniesta, Soccer Players, Victor Valdes, Sergio Busquets, Carles Puyol, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Suria

Injuries mar Barcelona, Madrid Cup final...

Barcelona and Real Madrid face off for the first major title of the Spanish season in the Copa del Rey final at the Mestalla in Valencia on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Marc Bartra, Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Carles Puyol

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Miami Herald

5 France players to watch at the World Cup

Several members of the France team that went on strike in training four years ago will be at the World Cup in Brazil, including mainstays Franck Ribery and Hugo Lloris.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, France World Cup, Sports, Soccer Players, Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema, Real Madrid, World Soccer, More Sports, Bayern Munich

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Boston Herald

Atletico beats Barcelona to reach Champions semis

Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Spanish rival Barcelona on Wednesday as Koke's early goal guided his team to a 1-0 win and into the Champions League semifinals with a 2-1 aggregate victory.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Jose Manuel Pinto, Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, David Villa, Dani Alves

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

5 things to know as Atletico on cusp of Champions League semifinals at Barcelona's expense

Atletico Madrid is on the cusp of reaching the semifinals of Europe's top-tier competition for the first time in 40 years as it welcomes Barcelona to its Vicente Calderon Stadium on Wednesday for the return leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andres Iniesta, Soccer Players, Victor Valdes, Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Yahoo!

Liga - Mourinho - called Real Madrid players traitors'

Jose Mourinho accused Real Madrid's players of being traitors and passing information to the press, a new book has claimed.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Soccer Players, Esteban Granero, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Carles Puyol

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Iol.co.za

Fifa cracks down on child footballer factory

Thousandsof agents and managers are out to find the new Lionel Messi they seek out child footballers around the world and strike deals around them in an uncontrollable business that Fifa is keen to stop.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Carles Puyol

Sat Apr 05, 2014

SFGate

Atletico wins to stay top, Messi keeps Barca 2nd

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi gestures after scoring during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Betis at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 5, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, David Villa, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona, Real Betis, Spain World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Examiner.com

Barcelona still second after beating Real Betis

Today, Spanish Football hosts Barcelona FC beat visitors Real Betis by a score of 3-1 at the Camp Nou Stadium in an entertaining La Liga match.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Real Betis, Andres Iniesta, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Dani Alves

Fri Apr 04, 2014

KDWN

FIFA sends message to clubs with Barcelona ban

FIFA's decision to slap Barcelona with a transfer ban is a clear message to Europe's top clubs to follow the rules when signing international youth players.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andres Iniesta, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona

BleacherReport

The 20 Best Players to Have Graduated from Barcelona's La Masia Youth Academy

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu came out swinging, Thursday, accusing FIFA of being "aggressive" and "abusive" in its decision to penalise the club for alleged breaches of transfer regulations.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andres Iniesta, Soccer Players, Victor Valdes, Cesc Fabregas, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona, Fernando Navarro

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Barca vows not to change youth model despite ban

Josep Maria Bartomeu told a news conference the club has never broken any Spanish regulations in signing young talents to its famed La Masia academy, which has produced such players as Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, and Andres Iniesta.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andres Iniesta, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona

Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Independent

Barcelona transfer ban: Barcelona handed transfer ban for breaking rules over youth signings

With the dust still settlling on a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp on Tuesday that could keep Barcelona out of the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in seven years, the club were told by Fifa on Wednesday that they cannot sign any players for the next two transfer windows.

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Related Topix: Sports, Gerard Deulofeu, Soccer Players, Victor Valdes, Gerard Pique, Dani Alves, Carles Puyol

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Bayern-Man United, Barcelona-Atletico both 1-1

Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic, center, scores the opening goal during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between Manchester United and Bayern Munich at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Nemanja Vidic, Lionel Messi, Jose Manuel Pinto, Gerard Pique, Rio Ferdinand

Channelnewsasia.com

Football: Neymar gives Barca hope against dogged Atletico

Atletico Madrid have the upper hand heading into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona after holding on for a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou.

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Related Topix: Sports, Thibaut Courtois, Soccer Players, Diego Costa, Diego Godin, World Soccer, More Sports, Atletico Madrid, David Villa

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Suria

Barcelona's Xavi fears Atletico inside...

Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez is concerned that Atletico Madrid will know exactly how to stop the Catalans when they meet in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Victor Valdes, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona, Raul Garcia, Koke

Rock Hill Herald

Powerful quarterfinal lineup in Champions League

There appears to be no weak link in the last eight, with Manchester United unlikely to be written off by quarterfinal opponent and reigning champion Bayern Munich despite a disappointing Premier League season in the post-Alex Ferguson era.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, Diego Costa, Cristiano Ronaldo, World Soccer, More Sports, Borussia Dortmund, Sven Bender

Fri Mar 28, 2014

BleacherReport

Eric Abidal Denies New Cancer Reports, Remains Fully Focused at Monaco

Sad news today, Eric Abidal has announced his retirement from Footbal after getting cancer for third time.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Abidal, Eric Abidal, Dani Alves, Carles Puyol, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona

Wed Mar 26, 2014

OhNoTheyDidnt

Soccer post! Pep speaks + Real Madrid slumps + United fans yell at Ferguson

Pep Guardiola has disputed reports that he left Barcelona because he felt he could no longer lift the club's players.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andres Iniesta, Soccer Players, Victor Valdes, Lionel Messi, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona, Tito

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