Barcelona grind out Bilbao win to put pressure back on Madrid
Barcelona limped to a 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday that sends them back to the top of La Liga, for 24 hours at least, three points ahead of Real Madrid.
‘Arthur, Frenkie de Jong can forge Barcelona’s next great midfield partnership’
Barcelona have yearned for a reliable midfield duo ever since the legendary partnership between Andres Iniesta and Xavi was broken, writes sport360.com.
Umtiti, Coutinho out as FC Barcelona set for massive overhaul
The first reactions from Barcelona's front office are in following the team's unbelievable exit from the UEFA Champions League, reports livesoccertv.com. While it is not time to speed up any of these moves, some players might not feel as certain about their future with the Blaugrana side following that appalling game. According to a report…
Unhappy Madrid were too soft against Barca - Mourinho
Jose Mourinho accused Real Madrid of lacking fight and looking unhappy against Barcelona on Saturday, just as the pressure cranked up on coach Santiago Solari after a second successive Clasico defeat.
Rakitic reveals PSG’s interest for his service
Barcelona talisman Ivan Rakitic has made a statement on social media as Paris Saint-Germain eye up activating the £112m buyout clause in his contract. The Croatian international posted a picture on Instagram, with the caption “Forca Barca”, in a move that appeared to issue a statement of his intention to stay at the Nou Camp.…
The great political transfer window
Every four years, football plays a most wonderful game of What If. What if you have Luka Modric, who plays for Real Madrid, and Ivan Rakitic, who plays for Barcelona, marshalling the same midfield? Can Mo Salah be Mo Salah without Firmino and Sadio Mane? There are other tournaments, of course, but the World Cup…
Made in Switzerland, Croatia's Rakitic on cusp of World Cup glory
Faced with a choice between Switzerland, where he was born, and Croatia, the homeland of his parents, Ivan Rakitic made a painstaking decision that will see the midfielder line up against France in Sunday's World Cup final.
'Big brother' Modric from a different planet, says Rakitic
Luka Modric comes from a "different planet" and is the best Croatian player in history, according to his team-mate and Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
Croatia to consult Rakitic for advice on thwarting Messi
Lionel Messi's Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic will be asked for all the tips he has on how to stop the striker, Croatia's coach Zlatko Dalic admitted on Sunday. Croatia face Argentina in Novgorod on Thursday and could put their opponents on the brink of an early exit after the South Americans were held to a…
How Super Eagles’ opponents performed in pre-World Cup friendlies
With the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup just around the corner, the 32 participating teams are finalizing preparations and building up confidence before jetting off for the Eurasian country.
Messi becomes first La Liga player to score 500 goals after Real Madrid’s defeat
Lionel Messi was at his record-breaking, breathtaking best on Sunday as a stunning late strike helped Barcelona to Clasico glory over Real Madrid and moved him to 500 goals for the Catalan giants.