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Villa-Boas denies links with Barcelona

Andre Villa-Boas: denies links with Barca

Zenit St Petersburg manager Andre Villas-Boas on Monday dismissed out of hand rumours linking him with Spanish giants Barcelona. “All the rumours about my negotiations with Barcelona representatives are completely groundless,” former Chelsea, Tottenham and FC Porto coach told reporters. “I’ve signed the contract with Zenit and I’m set to stay here until its expiry […]

Atletico close in on La Liga title with another win

Diego Costa: scores his 35th goal of the season

Atletico Madrid took another step towards their first La Liga title in 18 years as two goals in the last 20 minutes handed them a 2-0 win over Elche at the Vicente Calderon on Friday. After a poor opening period from the hosts, they wasted a great chance to go in front 10 minutes after […]

Puyol, Bartra adds to Barca’s injury problems ahead of Real Madrid clash

Carles Puyol Injured

Brazilian full-back Adriano looks set to play as centre back for Barcelona in their Copa del Rey final clash against Real Madrid as captain Carles Puyol and Marc Bartra were unable to train with the rest of the squad today. Puyol, who leaves the club at the end of the campaign due to ongoing injury […]

Barca’s title hopes dashed by Granada loss

Barcelona loses again

Barcelona’s La Liga title hopes suffered a huge blow as they lost 1-0 at Granada on Saturday to slip to a second consecutive defeat. Algerian Yacine Brahimi scored the only goal of the game after 16 minutes as Barca failed to find a way past the inspired Orestis Karnezis in the Granada goal. Just three […]

Barca club members approve $827mn Camp Nou makeover

Barcelona's football club president Josep Maria Bartomeu

A 600 million euro ($827 million) project to renovate Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium has been given the green light by the club’s members after a referendum on Saturday. More than 72 percent of the 37,535 votes went in favour of the project, however there was an extremely low turnout of just 31.65 percent of those […]

FIFA slams Barcelona with transfer ban

FIFA hits Barcelona with transfer ban

FIFA has banned Spanish giants Barcelona from buying or selling players for the next two transfer windows for breaches of rules for signing under-age players. FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee found Barcelona and the Spanish Football Association (RFEF) guilty of making illegal deals. As well as a ban on transfers which will effectively last one year, FIFA […]

Messi treble sees Barca past Real Madrid in 7goal thriller

Lionel Messi, Neymar celebrate after a goal

Barcelona moved to within a point of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as they twice came from behind thanks to a Lionel Messi hat-trick to edge a thrilling El Clasico 4-3 at the Santiago Bernabeu. The sides went in level 2-2 at half-time as a record 19th goal against Madrid from Messi […]

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