BARCELONA NEWS

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes his side were denied two clear penalties as they were held to a draw by Villarreal on Sunday night.
Luis Enrique insists Barcelona “deserved” to beat Athletic Bilbao and Villarreal and only need “another dynamic” to start winning again.
Ivan Rakitic’s camp insists “there’s absolutely nothing” in reports that the Barcelona midfielder is set to join Manchester City.
Lionel Messi’s sublime free kick salvaged Barcelona a 1-1 draw with Villarreal on Sunday but left the Catalans potentially eight points behind Real Madrid.
Football Espana brings you LIVE coverage of tonight’s La Liga action at El Madrigal, where Barcelona take on high-flying Villarreal in a must-win!
Luis Enrique rings the changes, with Jordi Alba benched and Ivan Rakitic dropped, for Barcelona’s trip to Villarreal in La Liga tonight.
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique accused his critics of having a short memory ahead of Sunday’s clash with Villarreal in La Liga.
Zinedine Zidane admits Cristiano Ronaldo’s rest against Sevilla midweek was not a one-off as the Real Madrid star needs a break “from time to time”.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has ruled out a future return to Barcelona by confirming he will never be president of the club.
Eight La Liga players were selected in the UEFA Team of the Year for 2016 with four Real Madrid players, three from Barcelona and Antoine Griezmann.
Ernesto Valverde praised Athletic Bilbao for their 2-1 victory over Barcelona on Thursday but insisted “it’s not the first time we’ve played like this against them”.
Luis Enrique leapt to David Fernandez Borbalan’s defence after refereeing controversy in Athletic Bilbao-Barcelona. “It’s one of the hardest jobs there is…”
Nine-man Athletic Bilbao held on to draw first blood in their Copa del Rey last-16 tie with Barcelona after a 2-1 win in Thursday’s first leg.
After Real Madrid-Sevilla yesterday, it’s Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona’s turn in the Copa del Rey last 16!
Barcelona name a full-strength XI against Athletic Bilbao, who are without Oscar de Marcos, in this Copa del Rey last-16 first leg.
Athletic Bilbao manager Ernesto Valverde is the latest name to be linked with replacing Luis Enrique at Barcelona at the end of the season.
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have been included in Barcelona’s squad to face Athletic Bilbao, despite their extended Christmas break.
Barcelona are reportedly keeping tabs on the situation of their former left-back Alex Grimaldo, now at Benfica.
Jorge Samapoli admits he “doesn’t know” what his future with Sevilla holds but does not expect Luis Enrique to leave Barcelona any time soon.
Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli claims Cristiano Ronaldo’s only problem is that “he’s coincided with Lionel Messi, who’s the best of all time”.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that he is “arriving at the end of my coaching career”.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hailed Lionel Messi for his “PlayStation”-like ability and believes his former Barcelona teammate “can do it anywhere”.
Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has dismissed reports he could be set to leave the club for China by stating he is ‘very happy’ at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona forward Neymar has confessed he would love to return to Brazil and cited Flamengo as the club whom it would be an honour to play for.
Barcelona and Manchester City are set to go head-to-head in the race for highly-rated Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl.
Andres Iniesta believes he will end his career at Barcelona ahead of talks to renew his deal with the Catalan club in the new year.
Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore has claimed he was never given a proper chance to prove himself at Barcelona during his time at the Camp Nou.
David Villa has revealed he only joined Barcelona because Valencia needed the money from his sale at the time.
Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan is the subject of interest from Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande, according to reports in his native Turkey.
Luis Enrique claims it is “ridiculous” to judge Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi on awards like the “Melon d’Or”.
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