“I showed he can count on me” – Joao Felix sends message to Xavi
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by Shahraiz Sajjad
3h ago
Extending their unbeaten record to an impressive 13 games, Barcelona picked up all three points against Cadiz with a comfortable 1-0 win. The Catalan giants fielded an immensely rotated lineup, as the coaching staff understandably appears to prioritize the grand showdown against PSG next week. However, despite many starters missing from the starting XI, Barça did not face many troubles in their pursuit of victory. And one man who particularly stole the show was Joao Felix. The Portuguese winger replaced Raphinha on the left flank and performed admirably. Thoughts on the game In spite of playi ..read more
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Cadiz 0-1 Barcelona: Player Ratings
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by Adithya Eshwarla
5h ago
Barcelona returned to action in La Liga against Cadiz on Saturday night for the first time after their 3-2 win over PSG at Parc des Princes. With the vital second leg against Luis Enrique’s men scheduled to take place in Catalonia midweek, Xavi rightly utilised the opportunity to give his overworked players some rest.  Simultaneously, however, the manager could not risk over-complacence for a defeat would mean the end of Barcelona’s already bleak hopes for the league title. Joao Felix opened the scoring in the first half with an outrageous bicycle kick, but the team failed to double the ..read more
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Official: Barcelona announce starting lineup vs Cadiz
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by Udhav Arora
8h ago
Barcelona will be hoping to build on their superb 2-3 win over PSG from this midweek as La Liga presents them with a fresh challenge in the form of Cadiz at the Nuevo Mirandilla.  With the second leg of the PSG tie set to kick off in three days at the Olympic Montjuic Stadium, Xavi has made several changes to his starting lineup, resting key players.  With Robert Lewandowski suspended, Vitor Roque had been given his second start in Barcelona colours, playing as a striker. Ferran Torres flanks him from the right, while Joao Felix gets the nod on the left-wing.  Ilkay Gundogan ge ..read more
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Barcelona heading into Cadiz clash with one clear objective
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by Connell Edgar-Jones
8h ago
Despite a 3-2 win over PSG in midweek, the job is not done for FC Barcelona, who will have to hold off the advances from the French giants when these two teams play again next week. Keeping that in mind, one can easily forgive Barça for taking the foot off the gas pedal as they take on Cadiz in La Liga this evening. The Catalans are still involved in the title race, but they are trailing league leaders Real Madrid by eight points, with just eight matches remaining. Barcelona’s mantra vs Cadiz Heading into this game, Mundo Deportivo has offered a mood check in the Barcelona camp and it appears ..read more
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Four Barcelona players risk fatigue with back-to-back games this weekend
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by Connell Edgar-Jones
10h ago
Barcelona are gearing up for a crucial match this evening as they take on Cadiz at Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla. Coming on the back of a hard-fought 3-2 victory over PSG in midweek, we can expect Xavi Hernandez to make some rotations, as he keeps an eye on the second-leg encounter next week. Heading into this game, Xavi has already called up a series of Barça Athletic starlets in the form of Marc Guiu, Marc Casado, Hector Fort and Mikayil Faye. Another hectic week for Barça Athletic players? All of these aforementioned players have been included in the Barcelona squad keeping in mind that the maj ..read more
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Barcelona wonderkid leading the charge for the 2024 Golden Boy Award
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by Ash Reyna
12h ago
Italian publication TuttoSport has confirmed that Barcelona forward Lamine Yamal is currently leading the race for Golden Boy 2024. Furthermore, defender Pau Cubarsi is currently 13th and former winner Gavi is 17th. Yamal is making a strong case for himself as one of the top young players in the game today and his position in the aforementioned award solidifies his stature even more. The race is on The race to succeed Real Madrid’s midfield maestro Jude Bellingham as the Golden Boy 2024 is well underway.  The contenders are evaluated through a comprehensive ranking system called the Gold ..read more
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Navigtating the Christensen shaped hole for Barcelona vs PSG second leg
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by Adithya Eshwarla
13h ago
Barcelona’s performance in the first leg against Paris Saint-Germain earlier this week was close to perfect. The team were well-organised in defence and kept Kylian Mbappe largely quiet on the night, while the forwards did their job at the other end of the field to earn a one-goal lead. Everything will be decided in the game at Estadi Olimpic de Lluis Companys next week, and it is clear that the slight advantage lies with Xavi’s men. After all, they will have both the aggregate lead and the home advantage on the night. The one slight problem from the game at Parc des Princes, however, was the ..read more
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‘Showed him to Zubimendi’ – La Liga forward hails Barcelona youngster as generational
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by Adithya Eshwarla
15h ago
Barcelona take on Cadiz in less than 12 hours time in the 31st round of La Liga. Given that the clash is nestled between the two legs against Paris Saint-Germain, Xavi will be pressed to rotate his squad on the night, albeit not too much. One of the players his side will go up against, Robert Navarro, is one from the club academy. Born in Barcelona, the youngster spent five years of his youth career in La Masia before moving to Monaco in 2018. So far this season, the 22-year-old winger has scored one goal and provided one assist for Cadiz in La Liga and has made 20 appearances in the competit ..read more
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Barcelona cool interest in controversial La Liga forward – report
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by Connell Edgar-Jones
16h ago
Mason Greenwood is one of the footballers facing an uncertain summer ahead. Even after an excellent loan spell at Getafe, the forward is not entirely sure where he will play next, particularly due to his controversial past. As a result, Man United are constantly looking for suitors for Greenwood ahead of the coming summer. Barcelona cool interest in Greenwood A recent report from ESPN has offered an update on the future of Greenwood. The report outlines the potential options for the Englishman. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have been mentioned as potential suitors for Greenwood, who has racke ..read more
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Four penalty clauses in Barcelona’s contract with Nike that have cost them millions
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by Ash Reyna
16h ago
Journalist Toni Frieros has reported via SPORT that Nike imposed several penalties on Barcelona when the two firms agreed to sign a contract in 2016.  The journalist has mentioned that the contract can be broken down into three key components, primarily viewed from an economic standpoint with a progressive structure over time.  It serves as a long-term financial safeguard for the club, bolstering their financial stability against external parties and facilitating its use as collateral for credit operations. However, the crux of the agreement lies in the ‘reduction event’ clause, com ..read more
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