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Ernesto Valverde: Sergio Busquets ‘best in the world’ in his position

Ernesto Valverde says it will be difficult to replace the injured Sergio Busquets against Athletic Bilbao this weekend, labeling the midfielder "the best in the world" at what he does.

Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta hopes to avoid Real Madrid as quarter-final draw looms

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta admits he would prefer not to face Champions League holders and eternal rivals Real Madrid ahead of Friday's quarter-final draw in Nyon.

Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets out for three weeks

FC Barcelona could be without vital midfielder Sergio Busquets for their UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg after the club said the Spain international would miss three weeks of action.

Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets out with toe injury

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets will be out for around three weeks with a fractured toe and faces a race to be fit for next month’s Champions League quarter-finals.

Thibaut Courtois: We lost to Barcelona due to individual errors

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that individual errors could be attributed to their 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the second-leg round of 16 UEFA Champions League clash at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night.

Barcelona visit bottom club Malaga with Chelsea in mind

Barcelona enjoy breathing space again at the top of La Liga and Ernesto Valverde can afford to keep one eye on Chelsea when his side visit bottom club Malaga on Saturday.

FA chief Martin Glenn condemned for Star of David comment

Football Association (FA) chief executive Martin Glenn has been criticised for an "offensive" comment after highlighting the Star of David among symbols he believes breach football laws banning religious and political imagery.

Lionel Messi scores 600th career goal for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid

Lionel Messi brought up yet another landmark on Sunday when he scored his 600th career goal for club and country in Barcelona's game against Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou.

Pep Guardiola ready to give up ‘yellow ribbon’ Catalonia protest at Manchester City’s request

The Catalan manager has been charged by the Football Association over displaying the political symbol on the touchline during games, in contravention of the English governing body’s regulations and in spite of two official warnings.

Five things we learned from La Liga

There's no time for Andres Iniesta to rest, Betis are still the great entertainers, and Kevin Gameiro is making his case at Atletico Madrid.

Lionel Messi better than ‘world-class’ Eden Hazard – Thomas Vermaelen

Thomas Vermaelen said Chelsea's Eden Hazard is "world-class" and that he shares similarities with Lionel Messi, but suggested his Barcelona teammate is on another level to the Belgian.

Ernesto Valverde hopeful Andres Iniesta will stay at Barcelona amid China speculation

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is hopeful Andres Iniesta will stay at Barcelona following reports his captain has offers on the table to move to China at the end of the season.

Why Barcelona failed to beat ‘difficult’ Getafe – Andres Iniesta

Barcelona suffered from a lack of speed and continuity in a 0-0 draw with Getafe on Sunday, according to Andres Iniesta.

Lionel Messi cried after Chelsea defeat in 2012 – Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez says Barcelona star Lionel Messi cried after they lost a Champions League semi-final to Chelsea in 2012.


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