BARCELONA NEWS

Arrigo Sacchi believes Barcelona were right to choose Ariedo Braida as their new international sporting director.
Former Barcelona player Guillermo Amor has defended the club’s La Masia academy, saying it does great work and helps youngsters.
Jose Mourinho has lent his backing to Luis Figo’s intention to stand for the FIFA presidency next May.
Former Barcelona captain Jose Mari Bakero has sent a message to Barca President Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Atletico Madrid defender Cristian Ansaldi was detained by police on his way to watch his team’s Copa del Rey clash with Barcelona on Wednesday.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Cani believes Barcelona striker Neymar will invite trouble his entire career with the way he behaves on the pitch.
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic played down the incident in the 3-2 win at Atletico Madrid when Arda Turan threw his boot at a linesman.
Diego Simeone admitted he had ordered his team to defend in the second half of the Copa del Rey second leg quarter-final clash with Barcelona.
Luis Enrique has admitted that he took off Neymar during Barcelona's 3-2 win at Atletico Madrid because 'the match turned ugly'.
Sergio Busquets decried Atletico Madrid's calls of foul play following Barcelona's win at Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg.
Gabi has maintained his innocence after being sent off during half-time of Atletico Madrid's 3-2 defeat to Barcelona in their Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg.
Barcelona progressed to the Copa del Rey last four on Wednesday after an action-packed 3-2 victory over Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their quarter-final.
Atletico Madrid welcome back Fernando Torres for tonight's Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg with Barcelona.
Former Barcelona and Real Madrid winger Luis Figo has announced his intention to stand for the FIFA presidency in May.
Reports in Spain are claiming that Barcelona will confirm the appointment of Ariedo Braida as their new sporting director imminently
Diego Simeone insists Atletico Madrid are not daunted by their Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg with Barcelona on Wednesday.
Luis Enrique believes Barcelona will find it harder when they face Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon in the second leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is the latest footballer to fall foul of the Spanish tax authorities and has been hit with a €2.5m bill.
Josep Maria Bartomeu has reiterated there is no chance of Barcelona selling Lionel Messi in the near future.
Cesc Fabregas says the main reason he left Barcelona to join Chelsea at the start of this season was the strength of Jose Mourinho’s squad.
Barcelona star Neymar has given his view on Cristiano Ronaldo’s sending off against Cordoba at the weekend.
Stoke City are believed to be interested in taking Barcelona pair Adama Traore and Sandro Ramirez to the Britannia Stadium.
Midfielder Tiago insists Atletico Madrid are not running scared of Barcelona ahead of their Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg clash this week.
Marc Bartra has warned Barcelona that they cannot afford to take their foot off the pedal at this stage of the season.
Luis Enrique hailed his Barcelona players for ‘reinforcing themselves’ during Saturday’s 6-0 demolition of Elche in La Liga.
Neymar believes Barcelona’s attitude and form on the pitch is making it ‘hard for them to lose’ at the moment.
Another Lionel Messi masterclass allowed Barcelona to sweep aside Elche 6-0 in La Liga on Saturday.
Luis Suarez is only named as a substitute for Barcelona’s trip to Elche, replaced in the starting XI by Pedro Rodriguez.
Luis Enrique has maintained that his position at Barcelona has remained constant after reflecting on the side’s improvement in recent weeks.
Luis Enrique has offered his backing to Luis Suarez following the attacker’s barren start to life at Barcelona

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