Xavi Hernandez Maintains Tough FC Barcelona Stance on Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez said on Saturday the club would not soften their stance on Ousmane Dembele’s contract situation, despite the Frenchman’s angry riposte on social media on Thursday. Dembele wrote he would not “give in to blackmail” after Xavi left him out of his squad to face Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey […]

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Barcelona Crash Out of Copa del Rey After Extra-time Defeat by Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona were dumped out of the Copa del Rey on Thursday as Ferran Torres’ first goal for the club failed to prevent a dramatic 3-2 defeat after extra-time by Athletic Bilbao. Disappointment for Barca was compounded by the sight of a visibly upset Ansu Fati going off injured in the second half of normal time […]

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Xavi Hernandez Says Barcelona ‘Heads Held High’ After Spanish Super Cup Clasico Defeat

Xavi Hernandez said his young Barcelona team could leave with their “heads held high”, despite losing to Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday. Barca were beaten 3-2 after extra-time in Saudi Arabia to make it five consecutive Real Madrid victories in Clasico games. But Xavi’s side, who sit 17 […]

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Barcelona Eye Return to La Liga’s Top Four as Optimism Grows Under Xavi

Barcelona could return to La Liga’s Champions League spots for the first time in four months on Saturday as the beginnings of a recovery under Xavi Hernandez appear finally to be taking shape. Barca are unbeaten in five games ahead of their trip to Granada this weekend, even if the 15-point gap to Real Madrid […]

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Real Madrid, FC Barcelona Win Respective Matches to Make into Copa del Rey Last 16

Barcelona recovered from a goal down to defeat third-tier Linares 2-1 on Wednesday to reach the last 16 of the Copa del Rey. Bitter rivals Real Madrid also made it through with a 3-1 win at another third-division team, Alcoyano. With veteran Dani Alves returning to the club, Barca were a goal down inside 19 […]

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