Barca edge past Granada
Rafinha scored the only goal of the game as Barcelona narrowly defeated a spirited Granada 1-0 in La Liga on Saturday.
A depleted Barcelona name a makeshift midfield and three canteranos on the bench as Blaugrana loanee Sergi Samper is a substitute for Granada.
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Enrique: Barca don’t kick rivals...
Luis Enrique has hit back at accusations that Barcelona play-acted against Valencia. “Our values are playing good football, not kicking opponents.”
Alcaraz rues Granada deficit
Lucas Alcaraz rued Granada falling five points adrift in La Liga but was pleased with the “attitude, effort and solidarity” they showed against Sporting Gijon.
‘Granada counting on individuals’
Lucas Alcaraz insists Granada are counting on “their invididual talent to help the team” when they take on Sporting Gijon in La Liga on Saturday.
‘Carrasco can be whatever he wants’
Diego Simeone is backing Yannick Carrasco to be “whatever he wants to be” after the winger’s hat-trick in Atletico Madrid’s 7-1 mauling of Granada on Saturday.
Simeone: Brilliant Grizi response
Diego Simeone insists Antoine Griezmann has reacted “brilliantly” to Franck Ribery’s claim that the Atletico Madrid forward is not world class.
‘Granada’s legs became weak’
Granada caretaker Lluis Planaguma admitted his side’s “legs became weak” during their 1-0 defeat to Leganes in La Liga on Saturday.
‘Leganes still on learning curve’
Asier Garitano admits Leganes are still on “a learning curve” and unsure how Granada will fare without Paco Jemez ahead of Saturday’s early La Liga kick-off.
Jemez: We have firepower to win
Paco Jemez insists his side have the attacking qualities to pick up their first three points of the season away to Alaves on Monday night.
‘Granada lacked football & desire’
Paco Jemez blasts his Granada side for “lacking personality, football and desire” after they squandered a two-goal lead against Real Betis.
‘Granada have a long way to go...’
Paco Jemez admits Granada “have a long way to go to being a team and fitting in all the jigsaw pieces” ahead of Sunday’s match against Eibar.
Granada ace tests positive for cocaine
Granada’s record signing Jose Angulo has tested positive for cocaine and will have his transfer annulled in the coming days.
Official: Granada sign two more
Granada have confirmed the arrivals of two more players, Frenchman Frank Tabanou and Belgian Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez.
Official: Bueno signs for Granada
Granada have announced the signing of forward Alberto Bueno on loan from Porto.
Official: Granada bring in Atzili
Granada have confirmed they have signed Omer Atzili from Israeli side Beitar Jersualem.
Paco: ‘Maybe Granada should sack me’
Coach Paco Jemez says Granada may want to consider sacking him following Sunday’s 5-1 defeat to Las Palmas.
Paco: Granada situation not ideal
Paco Jemez admits Granada’s situation “isn’t ideal” ahead of Sunday’s trip to Las Palmas in La Liga.
Official: Eibar loan Granada’s Rico
Eibar have announced the signing of Granada captain Fran Rico on a season-long loan.
Granada swoop for United starlet
Manchester United have announced that midfielder Andreas Pereira will join Granada on a season-long loan imminently.
Official: Douglas & Samper loaned out
Barcelona pair Douglas and Sergi Samper have been officially loaned to Sporting Gijon and Granada for the season.
Granada suspend record signing
Granada have announced that they have suspended record signing Jose Angulo after the striker failed a drug test.
Constant option for Espanyol, Granada?
Kevin Constant’s name has been proposed by Espanyol as an option at left-back but there might be interest from Granada as well.
Pato: Villarreal on a mission
Alexandre Pato has issued a Champions League rallying cry to his Villarreal teammates after a “tiring” 1-1 draw with Granada in La Liga on Saturday.
Escriba: Villarreal must move on
Fran Escriba has urged Villarreal to forget about their midweek Champions League defeat and focus on starting the new La Liga season with a win against Granada.
Ruben Perez joins Leganes
La Liga new boys Leganes have snapped up defensive midfielder Ruben Perez on a season-long loan from Granada.
Ponce leads Granada double swoop
Granada have signed Roma striker Ezequiel Ponce on a season-long loan and wrapped up a deal for former Troyes defender Matthieu Saunier.
Clubs face sanctions for ‘empty’ stadiums
La Liga’s clubs have to make their stadiums appear full or face sanctions, according to regulations coming into force in the new season.
Jemez: Wasn’t my Spain time
Paco Jemez accepts it ‘wasn’t his time’ for the Spain job as he had already signed with Granada and backs Julen Lopetegui.
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