One player who deserves credit for Barca's equalizer v Rayo — not just Balde with Alba-esque run in the box
Florian Lejeune's own goal 82 minutes into the game saw Barcelona narrowly escape defeat against Rayo Vallecano.Alejandro Balde's Alba-esque run into the box and a fine cross to Robert Lewandowski initiated the equalizer.
Barca legend Stoichkov claims Bellingham didn't deserve Golden Boy – mentions one Blaugrana who should've won
"I don't dispute the Englishman's qualities," Barcelona legend Hristo Stoichkov has told Tuttosport while explaining why Jude Bellingham 'didn't deserve' to win the Golden Boy."He is one of the biggest talents in the world: he has a lot of class and a lot of brain.
10 best pics from Barca's latest training session – including Carles Puyol
Guess who's back!It's Carles Puyol who paid a visit to Barca's training facilities on Wednesday.One of Blaugrana's greatest-ever captains has had a warm reunion with Xavi, also meeting the Barca players who train with the first team during the international break.
'His output is nothing to write home about': Barca fan backs one player to boost his G/A - not Raphinha
It might be Xavi's tactical tweaks and experimenting that prevent Alejandro Balde from replicating his 2022/23 stats but anyway, fans do expect more from the left-back, and rightly so."I think we were all captured by his speed, some talent and youthful ability and energy," writes our reader Akeem Adeojo.
12 best pics from Barca's training session – including Pedri
Here are some of the best pics as Barca players are back in action ahead of Saturday's La Liga game against Real Sociedad."Come here, my boy!"Some of our recently-injured players in actionBased on the following pics, Ferran is back to missing sitters!The Joaos!MATS ready to fly high againBalde and Yamal all smiles.
Raphinha and 4 more Barca players with a point to prove after El Clasico defeat
Barcelona were not really at their best in El Clasico where they threw away a lead and eventually lost the game. It's obvious that some Barca players have to raise their game if the Blaugrana are to retain the title they won last season.
3 Barca players voice defence for Vinicius Junior ahead of El Clasico
Ahead of a crunch El Clasico clash at the Olympic Stadium tomorrow, some Barca players have been reacting to the viral tweet by Barca directors spokesperson Miguel Camps who labelled Vinicius Jr a clown for his dribbling. Ilkay Gundogan however defended the Real Madrid winger by stating his style of play is not provocative.
Barca get major injury boost for El Clasico & 4 more under-radar stories
Pedri and Lewandowski pushing to return for El ClasicoBarcelona duo Pedri and Robert Lewandowski are both likely to be ready to start against Real Madrid, claims Diario AS.The two are pushing to get back to full fitness to help their side reign supreme in El Clasico.
Barca's most valuable starting XI shown: €680m total worth
Here is what Barca's most valuable eleven looks like, via Transfermarkt.Ter Stegen (€35m); Araujo (€70m), Kounde (€60m), Christensen (€40m), Balde (€50m); De Jong (€75m), Pedri (€100m); Cancelo (€50m), Gavi (€90m), Raphinha (€60m); Felix (€50m).
8 best pics as players join national teams – Nico Williams again hanging out with Barca gang
Here are some of the best pics as Barca players have reunited with their national teams.Look what Ferran's wearing!Nico Williams is just inseparable from our lads!Barca make their first move for Nico WilliamsLamine Yamal.