PREVIEW: Real Madrid v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Barça head to the Santiago Bernabéu looking to get a result which will see them into their sixth Copa del Rey final in succession. This match is the second of three Clásico fixtures in less than a month, the third of which comes just 72 hours after the conclusion of this edition. Positive outcomes at Real Madrid’s stadium over the last decade will ensure that the Blaugrana approach the game in a relaxed frame of mind.
The squad for the Copa trip to the Bernabéu | FC Barcelona
Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Coutinho, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, O. Dembélé, Cillessen, Malcom, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, Aleñá, Vidal, Umtiti and Iñaki Peña. Left out are Todibo, Samper, Murillo and Boateng with Rafinha and Vermaelen still injured.
El Clásico: The greatest game on Earth? | FC Barcelona
But many claim that games like Celtic v Rangers, Boca v River, Al Ahly v Zamalek and others are just as big. So we thought we’d do some investigating and find out how much the rivalry, grandeur, importance and sheer quality of our Clásico stand up against similar fixtures around the world.
Messi makes everything different - Redondo | Goal
Barcelona star Lionel Messi can change everything “at any moment” in a game, ex-Real Madrid star Fernando Redondo says. The Argentine sensation has been in as impressive form as ever this season, scoring 33 times and making 11 assists in 32 appearances in all competitions for Barca.
Rakitic’s Barcelona future uncertain amid Man United links - sources | ESPN
Ivan Rakitic’s future at Barcelona remains uncertain with sources telling ESPN FC that no decisions regarding the makeup of next season’s squad will be taken until later in March. Rakitic has made it clear he wants to stay at Barca if possible but reports suggest the signing of Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong could force the club to sell a big-name midfielder.
Ex-Barcelona president Rosell released pending trial for money laundering | ESPN
Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been released pending trial after spending nearly two years in prison accused of money laundering. After a three-day hearing this week, Spain’s national court decided that Rosell and his business partner, Joan Besoli, were no longer a flight risk and could be released while the case concludes.
Barcelona interest in Ajax star Onana no secret, says agent | Goal
Andre Onana’s agent has confirmed Barcelona are interested in signing the goalkeeper back from Ajax. The 22-year-old shot stopper joined Barca in 2010 from the Samuel Eto’o Foundation in Cameroon but left to join the Amsterdam giants in 2015.