Vinicius the saviour

EFE Real Madrid have long believed in Vinicius‘ talent, even though his development has stalled somewhat since Zinedine Zidane‘s return. Yet the Brazilian was the team’s saviour on Wednesday evening, scoring a winning goal against Real Valladolid from the bench. Zidane, too, believes in the talent that the former Flamengo prodigy has, but it’s fair to say he doesn’t yet trust him to be a guaranteed starter. Having not selected him to start in either …

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Selling Dembele would be the umpteenth mistake of the Bartomeu era

Opinion The opinion Jaime Rincon It is difficult, with the data available, to make a case to defend Ousmane Dembele staying at Barcelona. In three seasons he has played 75 matches, suffered countless injuries and all for the large outlay of more than 100 million euros in transfer payments. He came to fill the void left by Neymar, yet has done little so far. His physical fragility and bad habits off the pitch, added to his …

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UEFA Champions League Draw: Live Thread

Welcome to the Champions League group stage draw! The 32 teams are set, four pots are ready and the eight groups will be decided! We are all obviously interested in Barcelona’s group, which promises to be difficult since Barça will be in Pot 2 and could face Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Juventus or PSG. Wouldn’t that be fun? The four pots are below. The draw process is easy: one team from each pot is selected until …

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Sergino Dest: Barcelona's 21st Dutchman

Barcelona Might not be the last to join this summer Barcelona have just announced the signing of Sergino Dest, who has become the 21st Dutchman to ever join the Blaugrana. The former Ajax right-back, who was born in the Netherlands to a Dutch mother and American father, represents the United States national team, and he arrives at Barcelona after Ronald Koeman told the club that he wanted to sign him. Dest joins a wide, and in …

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Real Madrid: Eden Hazard’s return target after latest injury

Eden Hazard of Real Madrid (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) Real Madrid: Player ratings from a 1-0 win against Valladolid by Prasanna Baidya Real Madrid left winger Eden Hazard was supposed to be in the squad against Real Valladolid, but he will miss some more time with another injury. Ever since suffering an ankle injury against PSG last November, Eden Hazard‘s Real Madrid career has been stalled by recurring ankle issues. He returned …

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Celta vs Barça: TV & Streaming, LIVE BLOG!

WELCOME TO THE ESTADIO DE BALAÍDOS! The beautiful home of Celta Vigo is the site of a big La Liga match between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one looking to build on a strong win last weekend and also looking to improve their away form, which was terrible and cost them the title last season. This should be a fun game, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all …

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Sergiño Dest makes history as first American signed by FC Barcelona

Sergiño Dest is officially the first American signed by FC Barcelona’s first team, and could become the first to ever feature in a competitive match for the first team. Konrad de la Fuente just a few weeks ago became the first American to ever play in a friendly match for Barça, but Dest may debut in an official match before him. Konrad plays for Barcelona B, which would allow the manager, Ronald Koeman, to call …

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Hazard's target is to return for El Clasico

Real Madrid Just suffered yet another injury setback ngel RiveroMARCA Eden Hazard has suffered terribly with injuries since joining Real Madrid last summer and, just as he was ready to return and play his first minutes of the season, he suffered a fresh injury to his right leg on Wednesday. Zinedine Zidane wouldn’t give an timeline for Hazard‘s return, but this muscular injury is estimated to keep the Belgian out for three to four weeks. With …

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Official: Barcelona sign Sergino Dest

Barcelona Right-back completes move from Ajax Barcelona have announced the signing of Sergino Dest from Ajax. The deal sees the Catalan club pay an initial transfer fee of 21 million euros, plus a potential 5m euros more in add-ons. His contract will run until 2025 and his release clause has been set at 400m euros. Bayern Munich had emerged as contenders in the market, but Barcelona‘s tight relationship with Ajax saw the right-back move to the …

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