BARCELONA NEWS

Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli believes that comparing players to Barcelona star Lionel Messi “is like comparing a great policeman to Batman.”
The controversy on the pitch from Barcelona's win at Real Sociedad on Thursday night has extended to social media with insults being thrown by players.
Ivan Rakitic has confirmed he wants to stay at Barcelona ‘for many years’ amid speculation he could be on the verge of signing for Manchester City.
Former Real Betis manager Gus Poyet has said being involved in the same as Lionel Messi was ‘an honour’ for him.
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will undergo tests on a calf problem after being forced off at half time in his side’s win at Real Sociedad on Thursday.
A furious Asier Illarramendi blasted the officials during Thursday’s Copa del Rey semi final for not sending off Lionel Messi and giving decisions against his side.
Neymar’s first-half penalty was enough to give Barcelona their first win at Real Sociedad’s Anoeta in eight attempts to end a run which lasted almost a decade.
Both Real Sociedad and Barcelona have opted for strong starting elevens as the Catalans seek to end their eight-game winless streak at Anoeta.
Luis Enrique has hailed Louis Van Gaal as ‘one of the best coaches’ in Barcelona’s history – both for his impact on the club and his development.
Luis Enrique believes that any of La Liga’s top four sides can win the title this season following Real Madrid’s unbeaten run ending on Sunday.
Real Madrid have fallen from the top of the Deloitte Football Money League for the first time since 2005 and have slipped below Manchester United and Barcelona.
Sergi Samper, currently on loan at Granada from Barcelona, has revealed he rejected an approach from Arsenal as he wished to stay in Spain.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi will stay at the club ‘for as long as they want me’ and has also come to the defence of former boss Pep Guardiola.
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has praised boss Luis Enrique for bringing him to the club and Xavi for the influence he has had on his career.
Paul Pogba has revealed he turned down the chance to join Real Madrid or Barcelona this summer in favour of a move to Manchester United.
Alexis Sanchez has pleaded guilty to defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of close to €1m by concealing some of his image rights income while at Barcelona.
Luis Enrique confesses Aleix Vidal proved him wrong in Barcelona’s 5-0 thrashing of Las Palmas on Saturday. “His performance contradicted the Coach…”
Luis Suarez assures Barcelona “already know what Lionel Messi wants” after playing down the media “circus” that has been made of the No 10’s renewal.
Barcelona put on arguably their best performance of the season as they condemned Las Palmas to a 5-0 whitewash in La Liga on Saturday.
Barcelona need the points against Las Palmas, who are the only La Liga team that Lionel Messi has yet to score against - and it’s LIVE!
Neymar and Andres Iniesta are substitutes for Barcelona against Las Palmas this afternoon as Luis Enrique rests Gareth Pique and Sergi Roberto.
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has responded to Pere Gratacos’ demotion by insisting there is no need to “scrutinise” everything Lionel Messi.
The future of Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is closely linked to that of current boss Luis Enrique, with the Croatian midfielder not enjoying his style of management.
Copa Del Rey holders Barcelona will face Real Sociedad in the quarter finals as they will attempt to end their eight-game winless run at Anoeta.
Sevilla have reopened their interest in Barcelona full-back Aleix Vidal, with a loan return to Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan reported in Spain.
Barcelona are among a number of top European clubs interested in Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, according to reports.
Ronaldinho has revealed the proudest moment of his career was "helping to change football in Barcelona" through his playing style.
Luis Enrique warned Barcelona they “must clearly work on” killing games off before thinking about silverware after their narrow Copa del Rey progression.
Luis Suarez insists Barcelona should “just renew” Lionel Messi’s contract and ignore common sense after the No 10’s tie-winning goal against Athletic Bilbao.
MSN all got on the scoresheet, but it was Lionel Messi’s night as his free kick took Barcelona past Athletic Bilbao and into the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.
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