'You will pay for it': Some fans slam Xavi for who he turns Gavi into
Some Barca fans are starting to miss the good old Gavi (as if he were 35 or something).They believe the Golden Boy hasn't been the same since Xavi started using him in a new role which is mostly about running, running, running and punching his opponents – or so they think.
'He did it, now it's up to me': Barca B youngster wants to play with Gavi in first team, sacrifices holidays for pre-season
Speaking in an interview with Radio Catalunya, Barcelona B youngster Aleix Garrido has opened up on his ambition to play first team football.Aleix, 19, has gone through Barca's youth ranks with Gavi and is hoping to join his friend in the senior squad soon.
Explained: How Barca beating Celta could help Barca Athletic win Segunda promotion
The Celta game today is a dead-rubber for Barcelona but for the opposition, it's a matter of life and death. The relegation battle in La Liga is crazy this year: Espanyol and Elche are going down but six teams are in danger of finishing 18th and going down.
Xavi 'changes mind' about offloading one player after testing him in a different role
Xavi has changed his mind about offloading Eric Garcia at the end of the season after the defender impressed him playing in midfield, Diario Sport say. Garcia held his own when Xavi decided to play him in midfield against Elche in early April.
'He's been successful for a significant part': Xavi breaks silence over Lewandowski's goalscoring issues
Speaking about the issues that Robert Lewandowski is facing in front of goal after the 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid, Xavi said: “He has been successful for a significant part of the season but at the moment he isn't.“But the goals will come.
Final decision on Elche's appeal against Gavi revealed – Barca could've lost 3 points
The Competition Committee have rejected Elche's appeal against Gavi's recent participation in the head-to-head La Liga clash.It means that Barcelona should now feel safe – they won't lost the 3 deserved points they won by beating Elche 4-0.
La Liga best dribblers unveiled – Abde 1st, Vinicius 3rd
With less than 10 games to go in La Liga this season, stats from FotMob have unveiled the best dribblers in the league. You shouldn't be surprised but Barcelona loanee Abde Ezzalzouli is now the best dribbler in the league with more successful dribbles per 90 minutes than Samuel Chukwueze and Vinicius Jr.
Elche file complaint against Barca for illegitimately fielding Gavi: COPE
Cadena COPE report that Elche have indeed filed a complaint to the Competition Committee of RFEF against Barcelona for fielding an ineligible player on Saturday.The Andalusian club believes that Gavi shouldn't have played the match since his licence had been cancelled by La Liga.
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3 things Xavi liked about Eric Garcia's performance in midfield: stats won't show you no.1
Eric Garcia made his debut as a defensive midfielder in the 4-0 win over Elche and left a good overall impression. Mundo Deportivo report that Xavi and the rest of the coaching staff positively highlighted three aspects of Garcia's outing that night.
Ansu Fati could start: Xavi's doubt ahead of El Clasico shown in 2 lineups
With just one day left before the cup tie against Real Madrid, Xavi is yet to decide whether Barcelona should line up with four midfielders (Gavi on the wing) or with a proper winger on the left, Mundo Deportivo report.The system with four midfielders won Barca the previous three El Clasicos.
Ancelotti tries Rodrygo in new position — he scores and provides 2 assists
Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that he played Rodygo as a number 10 in the game against Elche to help create chances and space for his wingers. "We started out with a 4-4-2, but then I switched Rodrygo's position and that changed the dynamic of the game, freeing Asensio up a bit," Ancelotti said.
Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres taking 'big steps' to avoid being sold this summer
Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres are the two Barcelona forwards with a target on their backs going into the summer. Either of the two Spaniards could realistically be sold or loaned out as the club works towards reducing their wage bill.
Barca 'not worried' about Elche's potential appeal against Gavi as they had consulted authorities before match
COPE reported that Elche considered launching an appeal against Barcelona for allegedly violating Article 141 of RFEF and fielding Gavi in Saturday's match despite his license being cancelled. However, the Catalan club is not worried about the potential appeal since they believe they committed no wrongdoing.
9 best images from Elche thrashing to send to your Real Madrid loving friends ahead of Clasico
On Saturday, Barcelona steamrolled Elche despite heavy rotations from Xavi. This is a clear message to Real Madrid ahead of the crucial cup tie on Wednesday -- we can and we will dismantle you too no matter how! Here are some of the best pictures that encapsulate that message.
Aleix Garrido reveals Xavi's only request to him on debut — Did the youngster deliver? Answered
Aleix Garrido made his senior debut for Barcelona against Elche, replacing Ansu Fati in the 84th minute. After the match, the 19-year-old revealed the only thing Xavi asked before subbing him in: "He told me to not lose the ball.
3 players showed it's not over, 2 deserve more time: Barca players' performance tierlist for Elche win
Yesterday's win over Elche was, for the most part, a walk in the park for Barcelona despite Xavi playing a heavily rotated squad. The Catalans opened the score early in the first half and then added 3 more after the break.
What scoreline could've been if Barca and Elche had converted all their chances: stats based answer
Barcelona completely dismantled Elche away despite playing with a heavily rotated squad, at least that's what the scoreline suggests. But what if we take a closer look at the stats, did Barca deserve to win the match 4-0?The difference in xG (expected goals) is less modest than the actual score: Elche 0.
3 players will miss next league game if booked v Elche — named
Barcelona have three players at risk of suspension as they have accumulated four yellow cards in La Liga — Sergio Busquets, Franck Kessie, and Ferran Torres.If any of them is booked against Elche, they will be unavailable for the next league game against Girona.
Massive rotations from Xavi expected: team news and probable lineups for Elche v Barca
On Saturday, Barcelona resume their league campaign with an away trip to last-placed Elche. Since many Blaugranas are returning from international duty and the rival does not pose too big of a threat, Xavi is expected to heavily rotate the squad.