Pique admits Barca have defence problems after Real Betis shock
FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique admitted his side have a problem with their porous defence after the La Liga leaders were beaten 4-3 at home by Real Betis on Sunday.
Bottom-placed Leganes stun Barcelona in La Liga
Bottom club, Leganes stunned Barcelona with a 2-1 win in the Spanish league yesterday, handing the defending champions their second straight setback, AP reports. Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring early, but the host rallied with goals two minutes apart in the second half to earn its first win in six league games this season.…
'Potato field' pitch probe after Barcelona fury
Spanish football authorities on Sunday said they could punish La Liga outfit Valladolid for the sub-standard condition of their pitch, which cut up badly during their 1-0 defeat by Barcelona the day before. Astonishingly the pitch had only been laid four days ahead of the game, during which some sections became detached in pre-fabricated square…
Pique hits out at La Liga organisers after 'lamentable' Valladolid pitch
Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique hit out at La Liga organisers after his team edged to victory over Valladolid on a "lamentable" pitch. The weekend action in Spain has been overshadowed by threats of a player strike over plans to stage matches in the United States, and Pique called on organisers to change their priorities. "The…
Pique in hot water with Barcelona over Griezmann documentary
Barcelona star Gerard Pique has landed himself in hot water with the club's managers over his involvement in a documentary which saw Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann announce his decision to snub the Catalan giants.
Pique 'surprise' as Barcelona lash out over Griezmann decision
Spain and Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has said he is surprised at criticism of his role in producing a video in which France star Antoine Griezmann announced he was staying at Atletico Madrid. Griezmann caused a stir after appearing in the film on Thursday in which he ended speculation about a possible move to Barcelona…
Pique strikes late to keep Barca unbeaten
Gerard Pique scored a late header to salvage a 1-1 draw for runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona at city rivals Espanyol on Sunday, keeping their bid for an unbeaten campaign on track.
Pique extends Barcelona deal
Resurgent Barcelona were given a fresh boost Thursday when key defender Gerard Pique signed a contract extension until 2022.
'Proud' Pique to carry on for Spain despite Catalonia backing
Under-fire Gerard Pique on Wednesday expressed his pride at playing for Spain, insisting he would continue with the Spanish national team despite his outspoken defence of the independence referendum in Catalonia.
Spain team focus on World Cup, not Catalonia, says Thiago
Spain's players are "focused" solely on Friday's World Cup qualifier against Albania, Bayern midfielder Thiago Alcantara has insisted, adding that players were tired of being asked about teammate Gerard Pique's outspoken stance on the independence referendum in Catalonia.