Monday January 18 2016
Alba out for 10 days

Barcelona have confirmed that Jordi Alba will be out for 10 days after suffering a hamstring injury against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

The left-back was replaced by Marc Bartra midway through the second half at Camp Nou as La Blaugrana went on to defeat the Basques 6-0.

Barca’s official website details “discomfort” in Alba’s right hamstring, which is enough to rule him out of the side’s upcoming games against Athletic on Wednesday and Malaga three days later.

Tuesday December 15 2015
Alba: Arsenal will be difficult

Jordi Alba expects Barcelona to be in for a difficult tie when the Primera leaders meet Premier League high-fliers Arsenal in the Champions League.

Barca and the Gunners were paired in the competition in Monday’s draw, the fourth time in a decade they have met in Europe and Alba warns of a challenge facing La Blaugrana.

“They’re a very complicated opponent who from midfield to the forwards have players who are very good with the ball,” he told Marca from Japan, where Barca are preparing for the Club World Cup.

Tuesday December 15 2015
Alba: CWC short but important

Jordi Alba isn’t downplaying the prestige of the Club World Cup, the Barcelona left-back keen to win the trophy but warning of difficulties.

Barca are in Japan for the competition and play Guangzhou Evergrande on Thursday, the Chinese side having seen off Club America in their quarter-final meeting.

“It’s a short tournament but we will do what we’re doing in the League, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League,” Alba said, Marca reports.

Sunday November 1 2015
Barca under fire for Halloween stunt

Barcelona have come under fire for staging a Halloween stunt during Getafe’s post-match Press conference on Saturday.

Gerard Pique, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Marc Bartra and Jordi Alba stormed into the Press room at Coliseum Alfonso Perez while Victor Rodriguez was giving his verdict on El Geta’s 3-1 defeat to the Catalans.

The quartet were then heard screaming over the winger, who was visibly bemused with the prank, before he vacated his seat less than a minute later and left the room.

Tuesday September 29 2015
Alba returns for Barca

Luis Enrique has Jordi Alba back among his squad as Barcelona face Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.

Adriano however drops out after picking up a knock against Las Palmas, and there is of course no Lionel Messi after his knee injury.

Messi and Adriano join Rafinha, Thomas Vermaelen and Claudio Bravo on the injured list, with Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan not registered.

Wednesday September 23 2015
Alba to miss Vigo trip

Jordi Alba is a late withdrawal from Barcelona’s trip to Celta Vigo after neck pain ruled the left-back out of the match.

Marca confirms Alba’s absence and the recall of Douglas to the squad in his place, the Brazilian himself only just passed fit.

Douglas had previously been missing since July, when he injured his hamstring in Barcelona’s friendly with Premier League champions Chelsea.

Monday September 7 2015
Spain rally behind Pique

Two of Spain's senior players have leapt to Gerard Pique's defence as the RFEF considers hosting an upcoming friendly away from the Santiago Bernabeu.

The defender sarcastically thanked Kevin Roldan, the singer at Cristiano Ronaldo's controversial 30th birthday party, for helping Barcelona achieve a historic second treble during their end-of-season celebrations in June, and he has since faced the wrath of disgruntled madridistas.

Saturday September 5 2015
Iniesta: Spain near-perfect

Andres Iniesta has praised his “near-perfect” Spain teammates for a job well done following Saturday's 2-0 victory over Slovakia in Euro 2016 qualifying.

The midfielder scored La Roja's second goal of the evening to ensure his country moved top of Group C and took control of their fate with only three games remaining.

“We gave a near-perfect performance and the fans enjoyed it,” he told Teledeporte after the game.

Saturday July 18 2015
Alba in Madrid-Casillas dig?

Jordi Alba claims Barcelona would have handled Iker Casillas’ departure “differently” in a thinly-veiled dig at Real Madrid.

The goalkeeper ended a 25-year association with Los Blancos earlier in the week as he joined Porto, but the manner of his exit came under scrutiny, with no club members present at his farewell Press conference, in which he broke down in tears.

“[Casillas] deserves all the respect in the world and is admired by everyone,” the left-back said at a football camp in Catalonia on Friday.

Friday June 26 2015
Alba: I want to retire at Barca

Jordi Alba has revealed that he wants to see out the remainder of his playing career at Barcelona.

The Catalan native progressed through La Blaugrana’s youth ranks, before being released in 2005, breaking out with Valencia four years later and returning in 2012, since developing into the club’s first-choice left-back.

“I want to stay at Barcelona for many, many years,” he said at a training camp in Japan.

“When I was little, I had to leave [Barca], but I#m finally back where I wanted to be the whole time.

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