Andres Iniesta La Liga Match Centre 

Barcelona 1 – 0 Real Sociedad: Andres Iniesta relinquishes the armband for the last time

It was the end of an era at Camp Nou on Sunday night, as Andres Iniesta relinquished the captain’s armband to Lionel Messi for the last time. The 1-0 win over Real Sociedad was more of an afterthought, as the main focus of the night was firmly fixed on Iniesta and the legacy he leaves behind as he departs the Blaugrana side. Considering there wasn’t much to play for, the match was relatively close with opportunities at both ends. The first real chance came in the seventh minute from Januzaj, but Ter Stegen’s hand…

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Four-game ban for Sergi Roberto upheld

The Appeals Committee has upheld the four-game ban handed down to Sergi Roberto. The ban relates to the red card the player received in the game against Real Madrid. For those who may not recall, he was sent off for striking Marcelo shortly before halftime. Barcelona presented an appeal to get his ban reduced but the committee did not rule in their favor. The club is now considering taking their appeal to the Administrative Court of Sport. If their second recourse is not successful, Sergi Roberto is set to miss…

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Team Spotlight: Barcelona and Andres Iniesta

The two go hand in hand together like cheese and biscuits or Spain and tapas. Over the past 22 years, the Catalan club and their fans have watched Andres Iniesta blossom from a 12-year-old academy hopeful into one of the greatest and most influential players of all time. Success has never been too far away for the midfielder either as this season’s La Liga and Copa del Rey double make it 31 trophies for the Spaniard. The end of Iniesta at Barcelona Yet, all good things must come to an…

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Antoine Griezmann Gossip La Liga 

The continued saga over the fate of Antoine Griezmann

Reports continue to swirl over the future of Antoine Griezmann and his possible move to Barcelona. Reminiscent of last year’s consistent speculation over the fate of Philippe Coutinho, it seems that the Frenchman will soon be confirming his move to the Blaugrana. According to AS, Barcelona will make an announcement about the Atletico Madrid striker within the next two weeks. In recent days, FC Barcelona has increasingly tried to stay mum on the issue. This comes after they apparently angered Los Colchoneros with their continued pursuit of the Frenchman. Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel…

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La Liga News 

Barcelona agree five year deal with Clement Lenglet

After an underwhelming season at Sevilla, Clement Lenglet has cast his sights on a brighter future with Barcelona. According to multiple sources including The Sun and Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have agreed a five year deal with the French centre back. According to the reports, Barcelona representatives met with Lenglet’s agent’s where an agreement was reached for the 22 year old to move to the La Liga champions. The Frenchman still wants the move even in the knowledge he will not be a guaranteed started with the Blaugrana. Even though Sevilla have not…

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Team Spotlight: Barcelona and Johan Cruyff’s first La Liga title

In honour of their La Liga and Copa del Rey triumphs, this week’s Team Spotlight will focus on FC Barcelona. Despite their crushing defeat to Levante at the weekend, the Catalan club have cruised to the league title while hammering Sevilla 5-0 in the cup final. With that in mind, this edition will look at one of Barca’s greatest La Liga campaigns, and not the 2008-09 season when they swept up six trophies in the calendar year. The arrival of Johan Cruyff It is the 1973-74 term, the campaign that…

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Gossip La Liga News 

Neymar tired of transfer talk as Man United links appear

Paris Saint Germain forward Neymar has said he is tired of hearing his name in the press, despite links to Real Madrid and Manchester United. The 26-year-old Brazilian has missed the end of the Ligue 1 side’s title winning season due to injury, but his presence in media in France, Spain and England has been very much felt. Having arrived at the Parc des Princes last summer in a shock move from Barcelona, Neymar has adapted well on the pitch, but a poor relationship with Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani and…

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Dembele Barcelona La Liga Match Centre 

Barcelona 5-1 Villarreal: Iniesta and Dembele show edges Barcelona nearer to unbeaten season

On paper, there may be nothing to play for at the Camp Nou for the home side, but Barcelona still put on a show for their fans as they thrashed visiting Europa League hopefuls Villarreal. Javi Calleja’s side performed a guard of honour before kick-off and looked to keep it up for the first 45 minutes too. Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring on the 11th minute as Sergio Asenjo saved Ousmane Dembele’s effort but could only palm it into the path of the Brazilian. It was his compatriot Paulinho who…

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How to best rebuild the Barcelona squad?

Despite the fact that Barcelona have already won La Liga and the Copa del Rey, all is not well for both Valverde and Barcelona. There is a sense of failure across the club after Barcelona was surprisingly knocked out of this year’s Champions League by Serie A side AS Roma despite having a 4-1 lead going into the second leg. The process of rebuilding has begun with the purchase of Coutinho from Liverpool, the signing of Mina from Brazilian side Palmeiras and an agreement with Gremio for Arthur. The next set…

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Sergi Roberto La Liga 

Sergi Roberto faces 4 game ban with Barcelona considering appeal

Barcelona are set to be without key versatile player Sergi Roberto for the rest of the 2017/18 season and even the start of 2018/19 after he was handed a four-game suspension following dismissal in El Clasico. Roberto saw red on the stroke of half-time as referee Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez saw an off the ball altercation with Real Madrid full-back Marcelo. The midfielder was judged to have hit out at the Brazilian, and AS say that the Competition Committee of the RFEF (Spanish Football Association) have decided that Roberto will serve a…

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