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Barcelona injury boost on Neymar ankle and Messi fitness 0

Posted on January 17, 2014 by admin

Barcelona traveled to play Getafe in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey clash last night and Tata Martino could have been forgiven for sending out a team of youngsters and fringe players as they were already ahead 4-0 from the first leg at the Nou Camp.

At the end of the game, which Barca won comfortably 2-0, the manager may have wished that he had. Halfway through the first half, the Brazilian superstar Neymar, just back from a spell on the sidelines with illness, went over on his right ankle and slow motion replays did not look good.

Messi back with a Bang and 2 goals as Barcelona beat Getafe (with video) 0

Posted on January 09, 2014 by admin

Everything is starting to fall into place again for Barcelona after a tricky month or two for the Spanish champions. Unsurprisingly, the club’s struggles have coincided with the injury lay-off for the best player in the world, Lionel Messi.

So when he ran back onto the Nou Camp pitch last night with around half an hour to go, the Barca fans were delighted and the return of Messi has given the whole club a lift. Just in time as well, because this weekend sees the crunch La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium.

New Barcelona contract to inspire Iniesta against Getafe 0

Posted on December 22, 2013 by admin

There may have been some concern among Barcelona fans about the future of star midfield magician Andres Iniesta this season. There have been stories in the Spanish and English media about him possibly leaving as contract talks were taking longer than expected and Premier League clubs like Manchester United and City were linked with a possible transfer bid.

Meanwhile, Iniesta was not playing quite at the top of his form and even sat on the bench in a few important games. But Barcelona fans can relax, because the 29-year old has this week committed his future to Barcelona by signing a new three year extension which will now run until 2018. BY that time he will be 34-years old, but if he looks after himself that should be no problem and is becoming much more common in modern football.

Barcelona sweat on Xavi’s hamstring injury before AC Milan Champions league clash 0

Posted on February 04, 2013 by admin

The medical team at Barcelona will not one to make a mistake in the next two weeks as they try to get Xavi Hernandez fit to return for the trip to Italy to play AC Milan in the Champions league on February 20th. It looks like being a close run thing as the prognosis for the length of time he will miss is 15 days, giving just one extra day to play with.

Barcelona stretch their lead over Real Madrid and Messi breaks another record 0

Posted on September 17, 2012 by admin

Tito Vilanova will be pinching himself after Real Madrid lost again on Saturday. Jose Mourinho was left fuming as his team were unable to score a goal at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Sevilla had taken the lead after two minutes from the first corner of the game. Higuain was the most guilty with some wayward shooting and he was lucky not to be sent off after kicking out petulantly after being robbed of the ball by a determined Sevilla team. Di Maria could also have seen red and was subbed to make sure he didn’t.

Iniesta out for Barcelona-Fabregas or Song in? 0

Posted on September 13, 2012 by admin

He was voted the best player of the European championship and also the UEFA player of the year ahead of Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo, so any team would like to have him in their ranks, bit FC Barcelona will have to do without Andres Iniesta this weekend.

The 28-year old midfielder has a muscle problem and could miss the next three games for Barca, Getafe away, Spartak Moscow in the champion’s league and Granada at the Nou Camp. It is a worry for Tito Vilanova, as Getafe are a bit of a bogey team for the Catalans especially on their own ground. The statistics also show that Barcelona are much more likely to drop points when Iniesta is absent.

FC Barcelona news update-Fabregas,Puyol,Alves,Thiago,Messi 0

Posted on September 10, 2012 by admin

Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova will have a full strength squad to choose from for Saturday’s trip to Madrid to play Getafe in La Liga. Captain Carlos Puyol has not joined up with the Spanish national team, but has been training in a specially designed mask. Medical experts believe he will have recovered from his the broken cheekbone he picked up against Osasuna two weeks ago.

Thiago Alcontara has recovered from his cracked Tibia but is short of match fitness, not having appeared since May. He could be used as a substitute if Barca are comfortable in the match. Vilanova will not be taking anything for granted, especially as Getafe have already beaten Real Madrid.

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