FC Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid: To be continued... | FC Barcelona
Real Madrid will be taking a 3-1 lead into the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup after night of high drama at the Camp Nou, especially in the closing 45 minutes. From Gerard Pique’s own goal to Cristiano Ronaldo’s sending off, it was the kind of game that will give fans of both sides plenty to talk about between now and Wednesday’s second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Ernesto Valverde: We have to look forward | FC Barcelona
After his first game in at Camp Nou as coach in official competition, Ernesto Valverde tried to be positive in his appearance before press following the defeat against Real Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. “It was a game in which we had some good moments and in which we were caught out on the counter by two great goals,” admitted the new Barça boss.
‘Barca need signings no matter what’ | Football Espana
Sergio Busquets admits Barcelona “have to make signings no matter what” after their Supercopa first-leg defeat to Real Madrid. Barca went down 3-1 at home to Madrid on Sunday, in their first competitive game without Neymar for four seasons, and Busquets conceded his club had to bring in new faces sooner rather than later.
Andrés Iniesta: 'This is just the start, we have to keep our confidence up' | FC Barcelona
Sergio Busquets also speaks to the media after the 3-1 defeat at home to Real Madrid, a result he does not feel was a fair reflection of what happened on the pitch.
Paulinho's transfer to Barcelona confirmed by Guangzhou coach Scolari | ESPN
Luiz Felipe Scolari has confirmed Paulinho's departure from Guangzhou Evergrande for Barcelona, claiming the Brazilian's switch to La Liga reflects positively on the Chinese Super League champions. Barcelona have activated Paulinho's €40 million buyout clause after two failed attempts to sign the 29-year-old, who has excelled for club and country so far this year.