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3 hrs ago | Suria

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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15 hrs ago | Goal.com

Pedro: Xavi is a living legend

The veteran midfielder has featured scarcely for Barcelona this season, but his team-mate has defended his importance ahead of their midweek Champions League tie Barcelona forward Pedro has hailed the importance of "living legend" Xavi despite his scaled down role in the first team. The 34-year-old has played only 17 minutes this season over three La Liga matches, with summer signing Ivan Rakitic chosen ahead of him to start alongside Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets in midfield.

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20 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Barcelona Transfer News: Louis Enrique Must Find Way to Keep Xavi at Camp Nou

Munich tried to pry the midfielder away from the Catalans during the summer, and a source told the New York Post 's Brian Lewis that Xavi was very close to signing with New York City FC : is a legend of the game, the type of player top clubs would love to have on their bench for one more season, and teams from Major League Soccer or one of the Arab leagues would pay millions to have him come retire in their colours. The 34-year-old can no longer run with players 10 years younger than he is, but given his playing style, he doesn't have to.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andres Iniesta, Soccer Players, World Soccer, More Sports, Spain World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Athletic Bilbao

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Goal.com

Iniesta: We always expect the best of Messi & Neymar

The Brazilian scored twice during the victory over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday and the Spanish star says his side can always count on their star forwards Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta says his side can always count on Lionel Messi and Neymar to settle matches in their favour. The Catalans have won all three of their games so far this season, including a 2-0 triumph over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday thanks to two lates goals from the Brazilian.

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

BleacherReport

5 Reasons for Barcelona Fans to Be Excited About Munir El Haddadi

There is no denying it: Munir El Haddadi is the next big thing at Barcelona. The Masia graduate is already turning heads at the tender age of 19, and it looks like his future is set at Camp Nou.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Business News

Five reasons why Daniel Alves would be a great signing for United

As Daniel Alves is linked with a move to Manchester United , here are five reasons why the Barcelona defender would be a fantastic signing for the club. According to the Daily Express , Louis Van Gaal is ready to lure Barcelona wing-back Dani Alves to the Premier League on a short-term deal for the 2015/2016 season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Daniel Alves, Antonio Valencia, Lionel Messi, Dani Alves, Martin Montoya, World Soccer, More Sports

Hispanically Speaking

Barca Sets Sights on Tighten Grip on First Place

Barcelona will aim to strengthen its position at the top of La Liga after it hosts Athletic Bilbao this weekend at Camp Nou. The two-week international break affected Barcelona less than some of its rivals, as Xavi Hernandez, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi were not called up to play for their respective national teams.

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Goal.com

LIVE: Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao

Another stunning pass from De Marcos! He bends one in behind from the right but Aduriz lacks the pace to collect it inside the box. Good vision from the converted right-back nonetheless.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Athletic Bilbao, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Martin Montoya, Ibai Gomez

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Liga - Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao: LIVE

Montoya gives away possession cheaply as Susaeta collects the ball on the flank but his cross is harmless and Barcelona clear. OVER! Messi creates the best chance of the game so far as he finds Munir behind the Bilbao defence with a wonderfully executed pass but the youngster blasts the ball well over the bar.

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BleacherReport

Arsenal Transfer News: Sergi Samper a Smart Target for Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is smart to line up a deal for FC Barcelona prospect Sergi Samper. The young midfielder is the right target for a squad that will soon need an overhaul in the middle.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Mikel Arteta, Thomas Vermaelen, World Soccer, More Sports, Arsenal, Sergio Busquets, Javier Mascherano

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Mail

Jamie Carragher: Jack Wilshere could be a jewel in Roy Hodgson's diamond

In a lot of countries across Europe, the holding midfielder is the position for artists, those who effortlessly set the tone and tempo of a game. Andrea Pirlo, for one, has made the role an art form.

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Goal.com

Barcelona bosses have failed to control Messi and Neymar - Cruyff

The former Netherlands star believes coaches have not managed the stars correctly - just as David Moyes did at Manchester United Former Barcelona boss Johan Cruyff feels the club has gone backwards in recent years due to the coaches' inability to "control" the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar . Cruyff was outspoken following the signing of the Brazil international last summer, claiming Messi should have been sold in order to accommodate the ex-Santos man into the side under Gerardo Martino.

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Football.co.uk

Remembering Tito Vilanova His Barcelona#8207;

Former FC Barcelona Manager, Tito Vilanova's untimely demise on 25 April 2014, at age 45, had since left me shattered, introspective and judgemental of God's fairness parameters. This write up was due.

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BleacherReport

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Athletic Bilbao, Gerard Pique

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Daily Mail

Radamel Falcao's top 10 goals: The Manchester United striker...

Radamel Falcao is in line to make his Manchester United debut against QPR this weekend following his deadline day transfer. The Colombian striker joined on a season-long loan deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his attacking options.

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International Business Times

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.

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International Business Times

Chelsea FC Transfer News: 11-Year-Old La Masia Prodigy Xavier Simons Targeted By Blues

Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho smiles before their English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley, northern England August 18, 2014. Sources in Spain suggest that the Blues have made a formal offer to have the Dutch wonderkid incorporated to their youth set-up, as they plan on producing quality graduates in the near future.

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BleacherReport

Jeremy Mathieu Injury: Updates on Barcelona Star's Ankle and Return

FC Barcelona's solid start to life under new manager Luis Enrique may be taking a blow after centre-back Jeremy Mathieu suffered an ankle injury. The former Valencia linchpin was signed this summer to shore up a threadbare Barca defence, but is now a doubt for this weekend's La Liga fixture, the club confirmed : Jrmy Mathieu is having trouble with his right ankle and will miss the Wednesday training session.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Marc Bartra, Javier Mascherano, World Soccer, More Sports, Jeremy Mathieu, Aritz Aduriz, Valencia

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Will Munir El Haddadi emerge as Barcelona's next great find?

Munir El Haddadi of FC Barcelona looks on beside Andres Iniesta during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Elche. " class="editorial " src="https://s.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2014-09-10/b4297c20-38f8-11e4-bd71-316fd2e3a078_Munir-El-Haddadi.jpg" align="middle" width="630"> A seasonal bible of Spanish football, the 418 page Marca guide to the 2014-15 season went on sale on 15th August on the colourful outdoor newsstands which enliven every Spanish town and city.

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BleacherReport

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.

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