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FC Barcelona News: 27 April 2011: Pep Guardiola goes ballistic, Thiago may start tonight's Clasico and Arsenal are apparently willing to listen to offers for Cesc

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Pep Guardiola lashes out at Jose Mourinho ǀ The Telegraph

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola exploded with an uncharacteristic outburst at Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho ahead of their all-Spanish Champions League semi-final first leg.

Thiago to start against Real Madrid ǀ

Pep Guardiola is expected to make changes to his team for the upcoming Champions League match against their rivals, with the youngster an option instead of Pedro

Arsenal finally ready to listen to offers for captain Fabregas ǀ Daily Mail

Arsenal could finally be prepared to let Cesc Fabregas leave this summer and return to boyhood club Barcelona.

The Gunners skipper has made no secret of his desire to return to his homeland and to the club where he spent several years as a youth team player.

Cruyff: Madrid may be on form but Barca are better team ǀ

Johan Cruyff has claimed Real Madrid are in better form, but that ­Barcelona are the better team before the all-Spanish Champions League semi-final tonight.

And the former Nou Camp coach even claimed Real’s recent victory in the Copa del Rey will help the Catalan club win through to Wembley.

Barcelona’s Mascherano relishing defensive role ǀ

FC Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano could fill in at the back against Real Madrid CF due to a growing injury list – and "if the coach is confident" then he is happy to do so.


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