Barcelona Reportedly Preparing For A Possible Busy Summer

Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona are expected to have a very busy summer transfer window as they look to add some fresh legs and new faces to the squad in a bid to compete for major trophies next season. The Catalan giants need a couple of additions to the squad and one of the areas where manager Ronald Koeman wants to strengthen is the attacking department. Koeman has reportedly told the club’s new president Laporta that he wants Erling Haaland as his first signing this summer and he has gotten the green light for the transfer discussions to start as soon as possible.

Barca allowed Luis Suarez to leave the club in the summer and he joined the club’s direct rivals Atletico Madrid in what was a shocking transfer move. Suarez has since flourished under Diego Simeone and is in the running of end the season as one of the highest goalscorers in the La Liga this season.
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PSG vs Barcelona – Team News, Match Preview And Predictions

It will take nothing less of a miracle for Barcelona to progress to the next round of the UEFA Champions League given the current scoreline that separates the two teams. French giants Paris Saint-Germain welcome the Catalan heavyweights to the Parc des Princes in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 encounter, with the French club already 4-1 up after dealing with Barca at the Camp Nou.

For Barcelona, Gerard Piqué, Ansu Fati, Ronald Araujo, Philippe Coutinho, and Sergi Roberto are all out of the clash. While for Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar has been ruled out with an injury, with Juan Bernat and Moise Kean the other players who will be absent. The match will be played in France, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, and the time for the fixture is 21:00.
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PSG WANT BARCELONA ACADEMY GRADUATE

French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are reportedly keen to sign Arsenal defender Hector Bellerinthis summer. This is according to the report from CBS Sports, which revealed that PSG would go back to the Gunners with another offer for the Barcelona Academy graduate after their pursuit of the Spaniard was rebuffed by Arsenal last summer. It was disclosed that Arsenal turned down an offer of €35m for Hector Bellerin before the current season started.

The aforementioned publication from CBS Sports said that Barcelona Academy graduate Hector Bellerin is ready for a change of scenery after a decade in North London. Hector Bellerin has struggled to perform at a premium level for the Gunners since he recovered from a serious knee injury at the start of last season and he could benefit from a change of clubs. Hector Bellerin was linked with a return to Barcelona last year in addition to the interest from PSG. It seems like PSG are the only team left in the chase forthe Barcelona Academy graduate. This is mainly due to the lack of finances at Barcelona.
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Ronald Koeman refuses to concede defeat in title race

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman claims that the club can still win the La Liga title from this position after his team managed a 3-2 victory against Athletic Bilbao in the Wednesday meeting. Barcelona made a disastrous start to the season and they appeared to be out of the running for the La Liga title. Now, the latest victory coupled with other results going their way means that Barcelona are only seven points away from Atletico Madrid. However, it should be stressed that Diego Simeone’s team have two games in hand and they could pull out with a 13 point advantage.


The latest win over Athletic Bilbao means that Barcelona’s unbeaten run now stands at seven matches in all competitions. The last defeat suffered by Barcelona in any competition came against Juventus in the Champions League. Ronald Koeman watched his team lose 3-0 at the Camp Nou in one of the worst results for the team in recent memory. However, they have bounced back extremely well from the loss. The last four games have produced three victories and a draw for Barcelona. The last league title picked up by the club was back in the 2018-19 season, while the last Champions League success came in 2014-15. Continue reading “Ronald Koeman refuses to concede defeat in title race”

BARCELONA SQUAD FOR GRANADA REVEALED

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has named the squad for the Granada game in the Spanish La Liga. Ronald Koeman and his Barcelona players would be the guests of Granada in one of the matchday 18 encounters in the Spanish top flight this term. Ronald Koeman has unveiled a 22-man squad for the game scheduled to take place on Saturday evening. Ronald Koeman don’t have a new injury to worry about from the last game at Athletic Bilbao in midweek ahead of the Granada match though French defender Christian Lenglet will miss the game after accumulatingfive yellow cards.

Ronald Koeman has named the trio of Marc Andre TerStegen, Neto and Inaki Pena as his goalkeepers. The Dutch tactician has revealed six defenders as part of his squad for the trip to face Granada. The defenders are Jordi Alba, Junior Firpo, Ronald Araujo, SerginoDest, Samuel Umtiti and Oscar Mingueza. Continue reading “BARCELONA SQUAD FOR GRANADA REVEALED”

SQUAD FOR GRANADA REVEALED

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has named the squad for the Granada game in the Spanish La Liga. Ronald Koeman and his Barcelona players would be the guests of Granada in one of the matchday 18 encounters in the Spanish top flight this term.

Ronald Koeman has unveiled a 22-man squad for the game scheduled to take place on Saturday evening. Ronald Koeman don’t have a new injury to worry about from the last game at Athletic Bilbao in midweek ahead of the Granada match though French defender Christian Lenglet will miss the game after accumulating five yellow cards. Continue reading “SQUAD FOR GRANADA REVEALED”

Ronald Koeman says Barcelona must be more clinical in front of goal

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has said that the players should be more clinical in front of goal ahead of their La Liga clash against Valencia. The Catalan giants started the season with back-to-back wins where they scored eight goals and conceded none in the process. However, they have won just four of the next 10 matches in the Spanish top-flight and during this period, they have scored just 15 goals.


They recently made it two wins on the bounce after a hard-fought 2-1 triumph over Real Sociedad and Koeman now wants his side to make the most out of the chances created, he told: “We always create [chances], but we must be more clinical. As everyone knows, Valencia will not be the best memory I will have had as a coach. It could be that I was wrong with some decisions. It was a short stay, but at least we won something: the Copa [del Rey]. It is a complicated place, because for the last 15 years they’ve changed coaches [a lot]. [There is] no peace of mind to work.”
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UNITED TARGET BACK TO HIS BEST

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is getting back to his best according to the club’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke. The Borussia Dortmund supremo talked about the Manchester United target shortly after he scored his first goal of the season in the German Bundesliga at the weekend.

The Manchester United target was amongst the goals again in league football after he found the back of the net to help his team on the way to a 2-0 win over VFL Wolfsburg on Sunday. Continue reading “UNITED TARGET BACK TO HIS BEST”

HAZARD VS NEYMAR

A few years ago, the names Eden Hazard and Neymar Jr. were just two of the entire household names of top footballing professionals. Both of them at their peak kept being compared to the past and even present football greats older than them.

They possess the tricks, the flair, as well as other key ingredients a top-class player should have. Hazard for instance at Chelsea was the London club’s star player and he carried the team on his back while he was there. The Belgian was known for his ability to beat defenders and get into the box to hit the opposition team where it hurt the most. Continue reading “HAZARD VS NEYMAR”

MATCH PREVIEW: BARCELONA VS JUVENTUS

 

For many footballing reasons, this is expected to be a crunch cracker and promises to contain a lot of mixed memories and emotions; and of course, a major reunion.


For the very first time in a long while, Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona talismanic forward Lionel Messi will share the same football pitch in a competitive match; this piece of detail would bring goosebumps and send sparks running down the spines of football fans across the globe. Continue reading “MATCH PREVIEW: BARCELONA VS JUVENTUS”