Collado leaves Barca camp in Germany amid intensifying exit rumours
Barcelona have officially confirmed that Alex Collado has left the training camp in Germany with the permission of the club as he's set to sort out his future.Meanwhile, RAC1's reliable Gerard Romero has reported that the 22-year-old is set to complete a loan to move a European move next week.
Stuttgart-Barca friendly delayed by 1 hour due to traffic jam
Stuttgart have revealed that the friendly match against Barcelona scheduled for 6 pm CEST (July 31) has been postponed by an hour. It's said that the Catalans' bus was stuck in a traffic jam and couldn't arrive in time for the game, which will now start at 7 pm CEST.
Koeman reportedly tells Laporta he likes 16-year-old Gavi better than Riqui Puig
In a recent meeting with Joan Laporta, Ronald Koeman told the Barcelona president that he loves Gavi and sees him ahead of Riqui Puig in the pecking order, RAC1's reliable Gerard Romero reports.This news might come as a surprise since there have been reports during the summer saying that Laporta insisted on Puig having a more prominent role in the 2021/22 season.
Neto reportedly missed Girona match due to muscle discomfort
After playing the Gimnastic de Tarragona friendly from the start, Neto spent the entire match against Girona on the bench. Diario Sport report that the reason for this decision was that the goalkeeper was suffering physical discomfort and the coaching staff didn't want to take any risks.
6 clues about plans for 2021/22 season Koeman offered in latest friendly
Barcelona have already played two friendlies this summer, and there have been some new things we've seen from Ronald Koeman. Thus, Mundo Deportivo believe that there are at least five suggestions about the coach's plans for the 2021/22 season that can be drawn out the most recent game against Girona.
Barca B coach advises Moriba 'not to leave' as renewal standoff continues
“I’ve been speaking with him and I told him that I will help with whatever I can, but above all, I advised him not to leave,” Barcelona B coach Sergi Barjuan has said of Ilaix Moriba, as quoted by ESPN.“I can’t get involved beyond that, it’s not for me to do that.
Barcelona kickstart season with confident win & 5 other big stories you might have missed
Barcelona beat NasticBlaugrana defeated Gimnastic de Tarragona 4-0, with Rey Manaj scoring three goals and Alex Collado adding one. Read our live blog of Barca's first friendly of the season!Player ratingsManay is Man of the Match, that's pretty obvious, but other players impressed, too.
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Who is hat-trick hero Rey Manaj and why is he set to leave Barcelona? You asked, we answered
Rey Manaj is the talk of the town after netting a hat-trick in Barcelona's opening match of the season against Nastic.But for many Barca fans, this game is the first time they've heard this name—and it's not surprising "Who is this R Manaj that scored hat trick?" a Tribuna user Shollysax asked in the comments to our Live blog of the Nastic game.
'He's like a mini Messi': fans spots 4 similarities between Demir and Leo as youngster impresses v Nastic
Barcelona B forward Yusuf Demir impressed fans on his debut for the Catalan club.He started the friendly game against Nastic and although he did not put his name on the scoresheet in the 45 minutes he was given by Koeman, Barcelona supporters noted his excellent dribbling ability and playmaking skills.
Official: Barcelona to face Red Bull Salzburg in friendly on August 4
Barcelona have just confirmed that Ronald Koeman's men will take on Red Bull Salzburg in a pre-season friendly at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday, August 4, at 19:00 CEST.It'll be Barca's fourth pre-season fixture after friendly encounters with Gimnastic de Tarragona on July 21, Girona on July 24 and Stuttgart on July 31.
Moriba and Gonzalez out: Barca announce 23-man squad for Nastic friendly
Barcelona will play their first pre-season friendly against Gimnastic de Tarragona on Wednesday, July 21, at 19:00 CEST.Even though Antoine Griezmann, Clement Lenglet and Frenkie de Jong have returned to the first-team training this week, the trio haven't been included in the matchday squad as well as Barca's new boy Memphis Depay who will be presented at Camp Nou on Thursday.
Ropes, Coutinho's smile & more pictures as Barcelona pre-season kicks-off
Barcelona's pre-season has officially begun as players have started training.Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Neto, Sergi Roberto, Sergino Dest, Riqui Puig and Miralem Pjanic have all reported back to the Joan Gamper training ground.
Rating Barca players' readiness for new season: 3 already 100%, 3 close, 2 yet to hit top gear
100% preparedLeo MessiThe chaotic transfer saga couldn't stop Messi from doing wonders on the pitch. The Argentine has been particularly pleasing in the games against Girona and Elche, showing how well he can link up with our youngsters, as well as the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann.
'He's sending away one of the fans' favourite heroes': Ex-Liverpool player Nicol asks Koeman to think twice before letting Puig go
"I think Koeman will need this young guy [Puig] for off-the-pitch reasons too. A lot of fans will already be against him but now he's sending away one of their favourite heroes," former Liverpool defender Stephen Nicol has told ESPN.