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  1. Three Things: Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid

    Andy Mitten

    BARCELONA, Spain -- Reaction to Barcelona and Atletico Madrid's 1-1 draw that means Atleti are La Liga champions. 1. History repeats itself This was only the third time since Spain's Primera Division began in 1929 that two teams had met head to...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  2. Evra to join Vidic at Inter and Barcelona exodus

    ESPN staff

    Checking in with another installment of ESPN FC's Transfer Talk, your one-stop shop for all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from news outlets. Evra to join Vidic Nemanja Vidic's destination for next season has been known since March, whe...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  3. What the transfer ban might mean for Barcelona

    Dermot Corrigan

    The two-window transfer ban imposed on Barcelona by FIFA on Wednesday morning looks set to have a huge effect on the club's future, both on and off the pitch. In an immediate sense, Barca could well now enter next season without a senior goalkeepe...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  4. Man City's biggest problem? A lack of leadership

    Michael Cox

    In the unlikely event you haven't noticed, Manchester City have a significant problem at centre-back. Vincent Kompany remains excellent but is unable to depend upon on a reliable partner. Manuel Pellegrini favours Martin Demichelis, despite the Ar...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  5. Peerless Puyol departs Barca on his own terms

    Sid Lowe

    There are times that even the men who never admit defeat have to admit defeat. On Tuesday afternoon Carles Puyol did something he had never done before: He gave up. But if that was out of character, this was also very Puyol: dignified, honest and to ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  6. Henry would welcome Puyol to MLS

    Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

    Barcelona news

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2014
  7. An open letter to Carles Puyol

    Francesc Tomas

    Benvolgut Capi, Hearing you speak about leaving Barcelona sent a terrible shiver down my spine. Don't get me wrong, many Cules have been dreading the thought of you leaving the Camp Nou for many months now and, unfortunately, the moment to wave yo...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  8. Late win takes Barca one point behind Liga leaders

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona achieved a valuable 4-1 win against Almeria at the Camp Nou in matchday 26 of La Liga. Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi, Carles Puyol and Xavi scored the goals for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 76 percent of possession, created 29 goal-scoring cha...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  9. Lots of big decisions yet to be made at Barca

    Dermot Ledwith

    The difference in front pages of two Spanish sport papers told a story on Wednesday. Whether Gerardo Martino will continue as coach of FC Barcelona next season is uncertain at this moment, but in Barcelona's No. 1 sports daily, El Mundo Deportivo, th...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  10. World Cup Daily: Friday

    ESPN staff

    On June 12, the world's eyes turn to Brazil for the start of the 20th FIFA World Cup, but the planet's biggest football tournament will have plenty of news and views in the months leading up to it. ESPN FC's World Cup Daily blog is the place to be: ...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  11. Why don't defenders win the Ballon d'Or?

    Michael Cox

    The second week of the calendar year is Ballon d'Or time, which means having some familiar arguments about the nature of the award and its recipients. Why are some players regularly nominated irrespective of actual performance over the year? Is t...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  12. Barcelona midseason player ratings -- part one

    Francesc Tomas

    Following the recent Barcelona midseason review, here are my Blaugrana player ratings so far: Victor Valdes, goalkeeper: 9 -- Despite his bizarre decision to leave the Camp Nou at the end of the season, the Catalan goalkeeper has remained fully fo...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  13. Room for improvement?

    Dermot Ledwith

    Real Betis should be wary ahead of their home game against Barcelona on Sunday. After 18 competitive games without defeat, all the talk this week has been about Barcelona improving. First it was Xavi Hernandez, who surpassed Raul Gonzalez as the p...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  14. Lou Reed and Barcelona's rock'n'roll football

    Graham Hunter

    Lou Reed shared the same interest in the promotion of Tibetan civilisation and culture as Carles Puyol. Gerard Pique is one of those footballers who knows his alternative music culture inside out and Victor Valdes is a real connoisseur of the North A...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  15. Barcelona must find extra gear ahead of Clasico

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona will face Real Madrid in yet another chapter of their legendary rivalry on Saturday. To be honest, neither of the biggest teams in Spanish football history approaches the 85th domestic league Clasico at the Camp Nou in their best mental and...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  16. Cutting edge missing as Barca are held

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona achieved a goalless 0-0 draw against Osasuna at the Reyno de Navarra in Matchday 9 of La Liga. The Blaugrana enjoyed 73 percent of possession, created 12 goalscoring chances and attempted nine shots, three of them on target. - La Liga Re...

    Blog | October 19, 2013