'Criminal': Fan slams Xavi for 'reducing' one player to 'mere spectator'
Pedri put in a relatively decent performance in Barcelona's 2-1 victory against Porto but a Blaugrana fan Neal Gardner thinks that Xavi does not utilise the midfielder to his full potential."If you’re going to deploy Pedri in an advanced role, he should be running the half-spaces," Neal tweeted.
Permanent deal? Barcelona's long-term plan for Cancelo revealed
Joao Cancelo put in an absolutely top performance against Porto, scoring and providing an assist in Barcelona's 2-1 win.These kinds of displays could benefit Man City in the long run as the Citizens will try to fetch a large fee for his services next summer, Diario Sport report.
How much have Barca earned from Champions League so far?
Barcelona have secured passage to the Round of 16 of the Champions League after beating Porto 2-1 at home on Tuesday.And in addition to competing for the trophy, the Catalans are getting some good money for their participation in the tournament.
Ex-Barca Mateu Alemany could become most powerful man in Spanish football — explained
Remember Mateu Alemany? The 60-year-old worked as a sporting director at Barcelona since 2021 until September this year.According to Cope, Alemany is considering running for the position of the president of RFEF, the Spanish Football Federation.
Barca unveils new shield with special meaning
Barcelona have unveiled a new shield or crest which will be used to commiserate the club's 125th anniversary. The new shield comes in the same shape as the current one but it features a blue background and golden edges, The crest also highlights the numbers 1, 2 and 5 in respect to Barca's historic anniversary.
'Tough to watch': Fan spots Barca player strolling while his teammates toil to beat Porto
"Tough to watch Lewandowski at the moment, and feels like everyone is losing for it," Barca fan La Pausa writes. "Small detail but here in added time, he's strolling around in an offside position while Ferran wins the header to try and relieve late-game pressure.
10 teams already qualified for Champions League round of 16
Barcelona's bacon was saved on Tuesday when Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo stepped up to score and secure a win against Porto. That victory meant that Barca joined nine other teams who have booked their place in the Champions League round of 16 this season.
Spotted: Xavi yells at Lewandowski during Porto win, what he said picked up by mics
Late into Barcelona's win against Porto, Robert Lewandowski seemed to have lost his steam and Xavi was beginning to lose patience with the striker not doing enough in the final third. In the end, Xavi yelled at Lewandowski with microphones picking up what the manager was shouting: "Run, Robert!, Run, Robert!" Xavi shouted.
Xavi names one team he prays to avoid in Champions League quarterfinal, not even Man City
Barcelona beat Porto home and away to all but secure top spot in Group H of the Champions League but for Xavi, he doesn't pray to meet Porto if Barca advances beyond the round of 16. “I wouldn't like to face Porto if we go to the quarter-finals, they are a very, very strong opponent.
'They gave us a lesson of democracy': Recalling one El Clasico that left a lasting impact on Xavi
There's little wonder that most Barcelona-based Barca fans are pro-independence and never shy to express their feelings. Very often, Cules are heard chanting for 'independencia' after 17 minutes and 14 seconds of each game because Catalonia lost its independence in 1714.
Inaki Pena reveals how Ter Stegen helped him ahead of Porto masterclass
"Marc-Andre ter Stegen has helped me a lot, especially in training today [before the Porto clash]," Inaki Pena told the media after Barcelona beat Porto 2-1."Before the game, he wished me luck and now he congratulated me too," he added.
FT. Barcelona 2-1 Porto: LIVE updates, reactions, stats, ratings
💭 Imaguywithwifi (Reddit): "Hopefully the dark ages are now behind us."💭 norcule (Reddit): "Europa League curse broken!!"FULL TIME! WE WIN AND WE GO THROUGH TO THE NEXT STAGE!🔄 90' Raphinha off, YAMAL on! 88' Oof, Raphinha is simply unlucky here, could've scored a beauty.
It's time to name 3 major reasons for Lewandowski's slump in form
Earlier I discussed Robert Lewandowski's slump in form this season with the numbers showing he's performing at 50 per cent of his level from last season. Now let's take a deep dive into why the striker has been underperforming of late.
'Cancelo benched': Fans believe Barca can demolish Porto if Xavi uses this lineup
In the next few hours, Barcelona will step on the field to clash against FC Porto in a crunch Champions League group stage game. It's a must-win game for Xavi's men if they're to top Group H with Joao Cancelo saying the team are preparing for the game like they would a final.
Iniesta celebrates winning his 38th career trophy — how far is he from catching Messi and Alves
39-year-old Andres Iniesta is celebrating winning his 38th career trophy. Sounds fitting doesn't it? The Barcelona legend posted a picture on social media highlighting his 38 major trophies won for club and country.