Freixa: "We want to know the rules of the game" | FC Barcelona
One of FC Barcelona’s commitments is to "not argue about the job referees have," said Freixa. However, the spokesman said that "this year we aren’t having much luck [with them]," and now it appears, to Mr. Rosell, that things "are looking worse." Freixa said that "we aren’t losing faith and we hope that we end up with no arguments in regards to the way we currently feel."
Barça and Boca seal the deal in Buenos Aires | FC Barcelona
The agreement between FC Barcelona and Boca Juniors is a strategic alliance that binds both clubs to the task of teaching young footballers, through which Barça will transfer the ‘La Candela’ project to CA Boca Juniors. In return, FC Barcelona will have priority on future transfers of those players that will now don the Boca strip.
Midfielders on target | FC Barcelona
All three goals against Sporting were scored by midfielders, with Iniesta and Xavi breaking into the box to beat the tight opposition defence and Keita swerving in a great shot from outside the box. Goals from the midfield have become a key part of this season's success against packed defences, with 39 strikes so far.
Great record in the Last 16 | FC Barcelona
Barça host Bayer Leverkusen this Wednesday in the second leg of their last 16 Champions League tie and they will be looking to continue the success they have enjoyed at this stage during the last four seasons, having won all four ties and always won the second leg. Leo Messi has proved to be the star for the team at this stage – as at so many others!
Adriano: "we won’t be giving the league away" | FC Barcelona
Adriano Correia believes that the game against Sporting: "was very important for us, it shows that we will keep on fighting until the last day of the season". Although he admitted it won't be easy to cut the 10 point deficit with Real Madrid he insisted: "we'll not be giving this league away – it'll cost them".
Alonso, Cavani, Muller, Puyol & the players walking a suspension tightrope in the Champions League - Goal.com
The system works on a three-strike rule: when a player has picked up three cautions, they are forced to serve a one-match ban. Any yellow card received in the group stages is carried over to the knockout stages, but crucially, any bookings accrued in the qualifying stages of the competition that did not result in a ban are wiped.
Pep Guardiola vs Jose Mourinho: who would be the best fit for Chelsea? - Telegraph
Guardiola has enjoyed a stunning run of success since taking charge of Barcelona's first team in 2008, winning 13 of the 16 trophies his side have competed for. He has also led Barca to Champions League glory in two of the last three years - something Chelsea supremo Roman Abramovich would love to see replicated at Stamford Bridge.
Second comings | Sky Sports
Guardiola wouldn't go to a national team just yet and I'm still putting my money on him staying at Barcelona, but who knows? He is a closed box. He definitely - and I say this with 100 per cent certainty - wants to work at another club at some point.
Stylish Levante back to fourth - Yahoo! Eurosport
The Valencia-based side had slipped outside the top four following the weekend’s play but they defied their weak home form to race 2-0 up through goals from Jose Barkero and Xavi Torres. Jorge Molina pulled one back for the visitors just before half-time but Arouna Kone added a third as the hosts used their famed counter-attacking style to great effect.
If Real Zaragoza go down it could be permanent | Sid Lowe | guardian.co.uk
The fans were even more ashamed and every bit as angry. And they'd held on 76 minutes more than their manager, 77 more than their president, who hadn't turned up to the game at all. Why shouldn't they give up too? Why? This is why: in the 85th minute Luis García scored an equaliser. And in the 93rd, Abraham made it 2-1.