BARCELONA NEWS

Jose Mourinho complained that Real Madrid’s 1-0 defeat to Real Betis this weekend was the consequence of the fixture list. AS say he is incorrect.
Juan Ignacio Martinez praised his side’s first-half display against Barcelona, but admitted that Levante ‘went into shock’ in conceding early in the second half.
Tito Vilanova has downplayed Barcelona’s 11-point advantage over Real Madrid, pointing to recent history and rivals Atletico Madrid as crucial factors.
Former Valencia boss Unai Emery has been removed from his position as Spartak Moscow Coach.
Gareth Bale has fuelled speculation of a move out to Spain by telling the British media of his desire to experience ‘other Leagues and other cultures’.
Juan Ignacio Martinez is full of wonder for Barcelona’s strength this season, but is determined to show that Levante can ruffle their feathers.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi has made clear his belief that the race to sign Pep Guardiola is between Milan and Manchester City.
Tito Vilanova has reflected on how Barcelona are anticipating a tricky test away to Levante and also on a year since surgery.
Gerard Pique has admitted that last season was his worst since returning to Barcelona, but he is now ‘more mature’.
David Villa is a notable absentee from Barcelona’s squad to face Levante this weekend, as he struggles with a minor injury.
Reports are suggesting that former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola could take over the Brazilian national team as soon as tomorrow.
Milan are reportedly keen to make a move for Barcelona’s young winger Cristian Tello as soon as the January transfer window.
Xavi Hernandez has reflected on the pleasant surprise felt by him and his teammates at Tito Vilanova’s leadership at Barcelona.
Johan Cruyff believes that Tito Vilanova’s early-season success with Barcelona is down to understanding best what his role as Coach is.
The first 12 rounds of action in the 2012-13 Spanish Primera Division have produced the most goals and a highest number of goals per game for 30 years.
Spain are again well represented in the FIFA World XI nominations for defenders, with eight of the 20 candidates La Liga based.
Lionel Messi has told reporters today who he has voted for in the 2012 Ballon d’Or contest, as he hopes one of his teammates picks it up.
Xavi Hernandez has once more expressed his desire to renew his contract with Barcelona, whilst also reflecting on where he’d like to improve his game.
Pep Guardiola has not made any decisions on his future and will not until after January, his agent has confirmed today.
Barcelona have welcomed back Thiago Alcantara and Adriano to full training today, ahead of a weekend trip to Levante.
Pep Guardiola has reportedly already informed Chelsea that he will be continuing his sabbatical this year and not taking over at the club.
Tito Vilanova has praised his Barcelona side after the 3-0 win over Spartak Moscow that sees them qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.
Lionel Messi has admitted that he is not thinking about Gerd Muller's record of 85 goals in a calendar year.
Barcelona strolled through to the Last 16 of the Champions League after defeating Spartak Moscow 3-0 in Russia.
Tito Vilanova brings Javier Mascherano back into defence as he looks to book Barcelona’s passage to the knockout stages of the Champions League today.
Roman Abramovich will try to persuade Pep Guardiola to become Chelsea boss before next summer if Roberto Di Matteo is axed.
It has been revealed that Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez turned down a mega-offer from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala.
The International Federation of Football History and Statistics have named Lionel Messi the world's best scorer in 2012.
Spartak Moscow will play with the intent of 'complicating life' for Barcelona tomorrow, according to their Coach Unai Emery.
Pep Guardiola's first speech to the players upon his appointment as Barcelona boss has been revealed in an excerpt from a new book.
Football Italia website