Brazil reach the quarterfinals after penalties (1-1 [3-2]) | FC Barcelona
The World Cup hosts have advanced to the quarterfinals of the competition after a thrilling match against Chile in the Round of 16. The Brazilians, with Dani Alves and Neymar Jr, downed their South American counterparts in a penalty shootout. Alexis and Barvo’s Chile put in a terrific performance, and nearly eliminated the hosts in extra time but the late attempt crashed against the crossbar.
Gerardo Martino - Barcelona pressure too much - ESPN FC
Former Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino has said the pressure to live up to Pep Guardiola's achievements at the club was too hard to handle. Martino left Barca after just one season in charge after they failed to win La Liga, the Champions League or the Copa del Rey.
Barcelona Spending Could Reach £150m If Luis Suarez & PSG Star Agree Terms | CaughtOffside.com
Barcelona’s spending for the summer could reach close to £150m as Fichajes.com reports that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos have agreed personal terms to join the club.
Oriol Riera joins Wigan from Osasuna | Sky Sports
Wigan have signed Spanish striker Oriol Riera from La Liga side Osasuna on a three-year deal. Riera, who turns 28 next week, began his career at Barcelona B alongside recently-departed Latics star Jordi Gomez.