'Too little said about it': Joao Felix 'likes' tweet hailing Xavi for 2 things he did in Porto win
Joao Felix has 'liked' a tweet praising Xavi for his individual work with some Barca players in their 2-1 win against Porto.The Barca boss gave Pedri and Felix instructions minutes before they contributed to the two goals.
PSG and 11 other teams Real Madrid could face in Champions League last 16
Real Madrid will finish the Champions League group stage as group winners!Let's take a look at their potential opponents in the last 16.- Manchester United / Galatasaray / Copenhagen- PSV- Inter Milan- Lazio- Paris Saint-Germain / Milan / Newcastle United- RB Leipzig;- Porto / Shakhtar Donetsk.
'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.
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.
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.
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Competing in: Liga Portugal, UEFA Champions League, Portugal. Taca de Portugal, Taca da Liga, Super CupFixtures
Squad: number of players – 34, average team age – 26.1, foreign players – 20, national team players – 7Show more
Date of foundation: 1893
'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.
One Barca player 'willing to take pain-killer injection' to play v FC Porto
Javi Miguel of AS claims that Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is not ruling out the possibility of taking a pain-killer injection to be ready for the Porto clash.The 31-year-old did not train with the rest of the group today but is said to be keen on making himself available for the crunch game versus the Portuguese champions.
Roberto gets medical greenlight: What Barca's injury list ahead of Porto game
Barcelona captain Sergi Roberto is set to get the medical green light and be included in the squad to face FC Porto, Sport say. Roberto was spotted training normally with his teammates ahead of the game which shows he's now fine to play after over a month on the sideline with a hamstring injury.
Aguero tips Messi to leave Inter Miami and 3 under-radar Barca stories today
Aguero tips Messi to leave Inter MiamiSergio Aguero believes Lionel Messi could rock David Beckham and return to Inter Miami, saying it's "only a matter of time" before the Argentine icon returns to Barcelona.He, however, concedes that he has 'never discussed' whether his former international teammate will eventually return to Spain following retirement.
Lewandowski in: Barca editor Nadine names starting XI that Xavi should use in Porto clash
Securing three points against Porto is a make-or-break task for Barcelona, making it crucial for Xavi to pick the best lineup for the game.With Marc-Andre ter Stegen currently out due to back injury, Inaki Pena is set to step into the goalkeeping role.
'Must have': Pedri names one thing Barca need to beat 'tough' Porto
Barcelona face Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday (KO 9pm local time) in what would likely be the defining game of the group stage for both sides.Both the Catalans and Dragoes are on nine points after four games, with Shakhtar third with six.
One Barca player back in team training ahead of Porto game — not Ter Stegen
Sergi Roberto has resumed team training, as shown in the footage from today's session.The 31-year-old would be a welcome addition to the squad for the upcoming Porto clash in the Champions League, scheduled for a 9pm kick-off on Tuesday.
'To be here at this age it’s incredible': Pepe becomes the oldest player to score in Champions League history
Age is just a number, and Pepe is proving it in style! At 40 years and 254 days old, Pepe made history by becoming the oldest scorer in the Champions League ever. He achieved this remarkable feat with a last-gasp goal against Antwerp, helping Porto secure a 2-0 win.
Madrid legend Pepe breaks big Champions League record with Antwerp header - it stood for a decade
You might be surprised, but Pepe is still playing the beautiful game. More than that, the ex-Real Madrid defender has just carved his name into the history book by breaking one of the Champions League's biggest records.