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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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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