Wednesday November 16 2016
Defensive trio return boosts Barca

Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Jeremy Mathieu have all returned to training ahead of Barcelona's La Liga clash with Malaga on Saturday.

Both Pique and Alba have been missing since Barca's 4-0 victory over Manchester City in Camp Nou on 19 October, missing the league games against Valencia, Granada and Sevilla along with the return leg at Manchester City.

Mathieu injured his calf in the Catalan Super Cup defeat to Espanyol at the end of October, initially being ruled out for three weeks.

Thursday November 3 2016
Pique & Alba to miss Sevilla trip

Barcelona defensive duo Jordi Alba and Gerard Pique are both set to miss their side's La Liga clash against Sevilla on Sunday.

Both defenders were injured in the Catalans 4-0 victory over Manchester City a fortnight ago and despite optimism that they would both be involved in the return match in Manchester on Tuesday, neither have yet regained fitness and will not feature against the Andalucians on Sunday, report Sport.

Thursday October 20 2016
Pique and Alba face lay-offs

Gerard Pique will miss three weeks of action with an ankle problem, while Jordi Alba is set to sit out a fortnight with a hamstring injury.

Barcelona confirmed the news in a statement on Thursday morning after both defenders were forced off with injuries in their side's 4-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Wednesday October 19 2016
Pique & Alba injuries confirmed

Barcelona have confirmed that Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba picked up injuries during Wednesday’s 4-0 thrashing of Manchester City on Wednesday.

Alba pulled up in just the 10th minute at Camp Nou, the left-back having already encountered fitness issues while on international duty last week, while Pique came off worse for wear from a David Silva challenge in the first half’s latter stages.

Saturday October 8 2016
Alba out for 10 days

Barcelona have confirmed that Jordi Alba will be out for 10 days with a thigh injury, meaning he will miss next Saturday’s visit of Deportivo La Coruna.

A statement on Barca’s official website broke the news after more tests were carried out on Alba, although he is expected to be back in time for Manchester City in the Champions League the following Wednesday.

The left-back pulled up just 22 minutes into Spain’s 1-1 draw with Italy on Thursday and was swiftly released from the squad, to be replaced by Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal.

Thursday October 6 2016
Alba suffers hamstring injury

Jordi Alba is set to miss Spain’s next game against Albania on Sunday after injuring his hamstring during Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Italy.

Alba pulled up just 22 minutes into the game at Juventus Stadium, forcing him to be substituted for Nacho Fernandez, and Marca reports initial tests on the Barcelona full-back have shown up a hamstring injury in his left leg.

Monday September 12 2016
Alba: We want every trophy

Jordi Alba believes this Barcelona side are capable of fulfilling their aim of winning every trophy this season.

Speaking ahead of his side's Champions League opener against Celtic, Alba stated that they were not prioritising one trophy or another and insisting that the side were capable of winning another treble.

"Our team is just like our fans - we want to win all the trophies," said the 27-year-old.

Saturday June 25 2016
Alba slams Spanish Press

Jordi Alba has slammed the Spanish Press for “making up” stories of disharmony in the country’s Euro 2016 camp ahead of Italy on Monday.

Spain’s preparations for the tournament were marred by David de Gea’s involvement in a sex-abuse scandal, while Pedro Rodriguez was forced to clarify an earlier claim that he disliked being part of the national team without playing, but Alba insists talk of problems have been stirred up by the media.

Thursday June 16 2016
Alba: No Clasico bad blood

Jordi Alba insists the Real Madrid and Barcelona players in the Spain squad get along fine, remaining rivals but fighting for the same cause.

Alba is one of a number of Barca representatives with La Roja at Euro 2016 while Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vazquez carry the banner for Los Blancos, along with ex-Madrid players Iker Casillas and Alvaro Morata.

“It’s a very good locker room. There’s always rivalry between Madrid and Barca but we’re all defending the same with the national team,” the left-back told a Press conference, AS reports.

Monday June 6 2016
Alba: I’d have Lucas at Barca

Jordi Alba has claimed that he “would like” to play with Spain teammate Lucas Vazquez at Barcelona as “he can revolutionise a game at any time”.

Vazquez’s late shows for Real Madrid last season culminated in a Champions League medal and place in Spain’s Euro 2016 squad, and Alba hailed the winger for his all-round game – to the extent that he would be an asset to any team, including his own.

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