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Wednesday 27 May 2009
Wednesday 27 May 2009
The Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola last night declared an intent to show the world, at the end of his first season as coach, how good his side are. "I want the players to feel good and to feel they are playing in front of the whole world; to be daring and show why we've been so successful this season," he said of his side, who have won the Spanish league and cup double and have played some dazzling football on route.
Thursday 07 May 2009
Chelsea's players will furiously disagree and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger might take some persuading, but Barcelona against Manchester United is a Champions League final that all soccer fans should welcome.
Wednesday 15 April 2009
Barcelona's assistant coach Tito Vilanova is expecting a tough test against Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Champions League, after seeing his side ease past Bayern Munich.
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola has warned his players not to be distracted by premature talk that they are favourites to win the La Liga title this season.
Friday 26 September 2008
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains convinced Thierry Henry is not finished and can still have an impact as a central striker.
Monday 14 July 2008
Brazil forward Ronaldinho and/or his representative were expected in Barcelona on Monday to hold talks over the player's future, the Primera Liga club said.
Wednesday 18 June 2008
Lionel Messi will join Argentina at the Beijing Olympics only if Barcelona are legally required to release the player, the La Liga club said yesterday.
Tuesday 27 May 2008
According to Milan general manager Ariedo Braida, the club would rather sign the Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o than his teammate Ronaldinho. With Barcelona expected to offload both players as part of a revamp under their new coach Pep Guardiola, Braida said the Cameroon international's characteristics would be more suitable for his team. "We need Ronnie less than Eto'o," he said. "Eto'o is a great player, but it won't be easy because I suspect we'll have to pay a lot of money." Barcelona would reportedly seek €40m (£31.8m) for the 27-year-old Eto'o. Ronaldinho, whose star has fallen this season amid doubts about his temperament, would probably command a lesser fee. Milan have offered £6.3m for the defender Gianluca Zambrotta but Barcelona want £9.5m.
Friday 09 May 2008
Frank Rijkaard will leave Barcelona at the end of the season, as revealed in Tuesday's Independent, leaving a former club captain, Pep Guardiola, to take over as coach, the club president Joan Laporta announced yesterday. The former Netherlands international, whose contract was due to run for another year, took charge of Barça in 2003 and led them to consecutive titles and victory in the Champions League in 2006. However, his side has failed to win any silverware for the past two seasons and suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat by their arch-rivals Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
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