Clasico referee appointments delayed | Football Espana
The Referees’ Committee has delayed naming the officials to take charge of Real Madrid vs. Barcelona until Tuesday. AS reports that appointments are generally known more than two weeks in advance but in this instance a decision will be made early in the week, four days before the match at Santiago Bernabeu.
No serious injury for Busquets | Football Espana
Sergio Busquets didn’t pick up a serious injury in Spain’s win over England but won’t play in Belgium on Tuesday as a precaution. Sport notes the Barcelona midfielder asked to be withdrawn late in La Roja’s 2-0 victory against the Three Lions and there were fears of a hamstring injury.
Busquets must lead Barcelona - Xavi | FourFourTwo
Former Barcelona star Xavi has tipped holding midfielder Sergio Busquets to become one of the Catalan club's undisputed leaders. Busquets, 27, has been in impressive form in recent weeks and Xavi is confident his former team-mate will continue to be a key figure for the Champions League and La Liga holders.
Barcelona's Adriano would bet Lionel Messi plays in Clasico - ESPN FC
Barcelona full-back Adriano says he would bet that Lionel Messi will be fit to play in the season's first Clasico against Real Madrid on Nov. 21. Messi has been sidelined with a knee injury since Sept. 26. AS has reported that Barca plan for Messi to begin the game on the bench, but Argentina national team doctor Homero De Agostino says the player could further injury his knee if he played.
Does Neymar deserve to win the Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo? | Sky Sports
For each of the last seven years the Ballon d'Or, awarded to the world's premiere footballer, has been a two-horse race between Barcelona's Messi and Real Madrid's Ronaldo. Messi has won the award on four occasions; Ronaldo three times, including the past two years.
Eleven stats from first eleven games in La Liga | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has used 22 different players in La Liga this season. Goalkeeper Jordi Masip is the only first team player that has yet to feature, apart from Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal who will not be cleared to play until after the Christmas break. Gerard Gumbau of Barça B has also played a part.
Training agenda for the week of the Clásico | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team begin on Monday a week of training sessions with the return to league action very much to the fore with the visit to the Santiago Bernabéu for the Clásico coming up following the international break. Luis Enrique will see his international players return little by little during the week following games with their respective national sides.
FourFourTwo’s 100 Best Football Stadiums in the World: No.2 | FourFourTwo
In the middle of Los Años de Hambre – the post-Civil War Hunger Years that consigned Spain to economic and near-literal starvation from 1939 until 1959 – the city was struggling. Despite being Spain’s most industrialised city, along with the equally separatist Bilbao in the Basque Country, trade restrictions meant Western Europe wouldn’t deal with right-wing fascist dictator Franco.
The center back out of contract in 2017 and MD confessed that his desire is to continue at Barca | FlyBarca - FC Barcelona News And Articles
Marc Bartra renewal signed in 2014 with the club until June 2017 and confessed to MD player right now there are talks between the Catalan club and his agent to discuss the extension of his contract. "The renewal? We'll see, now you are talking to the agent and see how things go, "said Bartra, to make clear that his idea is to follow at the Camp Nou. "I hope so," was his response when asked whether he wants to stay at the club.
The Palau Blaugrana shows support for the victims of the attacks in Paris | FC Barcelona
After FC Barcelona had earlier in the day expressed the Club's deepest sympathies for the victims of the attacks that took place in Paris on Friday evening, the Palau Blaugrana took the Club's official response one step further.
VIDEO: FC Barcelona players show off their juggling skills in training | FC Barcelona
A day never goes by at FC Barcelona without somebody producing some kind of extraordinary display of ball skill. After all, these are some of the greatest players in the world, and in this exclusive video, you can enjoy seeing the likes of Piqué, Neymar Jr, Mascherano, Rakitic and Suárez showing off their heading and juggling abilities during a training exercise.
International break on social networks | FC Barcelona
Several members of the FC Barcelona first team are busy playing for their national teams, but they haven't forgotten to post updates on their social profiles