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Luis Mazariegos

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Marc Bartra Wows Barcelona Fans

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Young defender Marc Bartra continues to impress in a position where Barcelona are weak. With another assured display in Celtic Park, confidence in the youngster is soaring. But will his improvement - and the return of Carles Puyol - be enough?

Atletico Madrid: Serious Contenders

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With a sizzling performance at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Atletico Madrid remained equal on points with Barcelona atop La Liga. Are Los Colchoneros Barca's primary competition for the league?

Please Don't Leave, Valdes!

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Victor Valdes Continued his strong start of the season with a great performance in the Champions League.

An "El Clasico" Season Preview

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A Real Madrid / Barcelona preview, brought to you by BarcaBlaugranes.com and ManagingMadrid.com.

The Unavoidable Issue

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The transfer window is closing and Barca won't make a move for a defender. Why?

The Importance of Resting Messi

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Barcelona did not even call up Leo Messi for the Malaga clash today after he left the Spanish Supercup game against Atletico Madrid with an injury. He should be rested adequately in preparation for a long season ahead.

Who's the Boss? Martino's Management of Messi

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Gerardo "Tata" Martino has changed Lionel Messi's role in FC Barcelona.

Will Barcelona Start Slowly?

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Fitness concerns, adjustments, and a packed early fixture list could conspire for an inauspicious debut for the Catalans if they are not careful.

Will Barca FINALLY Sign a CB?

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No Silva, no Marquinhos - and probably no Luiz or Agger. What can Barcelona do?

Dongou and Bagnack - Eto'o's Big Promises

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Samuel Eto'o struck a deal with FC Barcelona while he still wore the Blaugrana jersey that would bring the most talented prospects identified by his foundation over from his home country, Cameroon.

Tata Martino Practices Defending Counters

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The Argentine coach is looking to bolster a part of Barca's game that has been a bit of an Achilles' heel over the past few seasons. Will his methods bring success?

Tito Vilanova Leaves Behind a Sparkling Legacy

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The sad rumors were true. Tito Vilanova has stepped down as manager of Barcelona due to health issues. Despite only one year as head coach, he leaves behind a great legacy.

Who is Gerardo "Tata" Martino?

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After Vilanova unfortunately had to resign from the helm at Barca, the suits have to find a suitable replacement to take over the manager's chair. Martino is one of the front-runners for the manager's position.

Too Much Pressure or Just Enough on Roberto?

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Bayern Munich coach Guardiola has brought his former player to his new home. Barcelona now look to La Masia, as they have for years, for a replacement. Is Sergi Roberto, newly promoted from Barca B, the answer?

Is Tapping Up Still a Thing?

"Thiago or no one," is how FC Bayern Munich manager, and former Barcelona manager, Pep Guardiola described his situation. "See you in Manchester," David De Gea wrote on Thiago's matchball after the U21 World Cup. Is it worth it to still worry about t

If Thiago Leaves, Who Is to Blame?

Thiago's move to Manchester has not been confirmed yet but it is strongly rumored. With his release clause set below 20 million euro, there is, as far as anyone knows, very little Barca can do to stop the sale other than plead Thiago not to go.

Ter Stegen? Reina? Who Should be Barca's Keeper?

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Victor Valdes may not be going after all. The third-choice captain and starting goalkeeper was rumored to already be on his way to AS Monaco after declining to renew his deal with Barca. However, it seems he wants to see out his contract. Should Barc

Transfer: Thiago to Leave for Manchester United?

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The midfielder was said to be considering his options for next year. The Catalan daily Sport is now claiming Thiago Alcantara has made up his mind and will leave for the Premier League next year. Manchester United are thought to be one of the teams r

Xavi: Clasico War With Real Madrid Exhausts Both

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In an interview with the Catalan paper Sport, Xavi said the constant battle between Barcelona and Real Madrid sapped both teams of energy to progress in the Champions League.

Who Should Barca Sign in Defense? Part 2

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Barca have continued to look for a new player to bolster their defense, but no one has emerged as a leading candidate. The search for a good stopper goes on.

Can Neymar Live Up to the Expectation?

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After a long, drawn-out negotiation that resulted in a transfer that cost almost 57 million euro, Neymar arrived in Barcelona to much fanfare. Can the young star take Barca back to European glory as he prepares to lift Brazil?

Who Should Barca Sign in Defense?

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After the successful transfer of Neymar from Santos, Barca really should make signing a defender the next priority. Barca have cast a wide net and will be looking at several options.

Del Bosque Calls Up 9 Barca Players for Confed Cup

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Having won World Cup 2010, Spain booked their place into the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil. Coach Vicente Del Bosque will try to win the only cup this Spanish team has missed, and he's called on several Barcelona players to do help do the job.

Official: FC Barcelona Sign Neymar From Santos

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After all the false starts and rumors, the Neymar transfer saga can be put to rest with an official announcement from the club.

Is 100 Points a Big Deal?

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Barcelona is two wins away from finishing the season on 100 points, which would tie Real Madrid's record from last year. While it's a nice stat, is it really all that important?

Santos Accept Bid for Neymar

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It was a long, dramatic ride but finally it's over, for real this time, according to the Catalan press. Santos accepted bids from both Real Madrid and Barcelona for the Brazilian star, but Neymar chose the Catalans.

Victor Valdes Set to Leave for Monaco

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The longtime starting goalkeeper for Barcelona, and recent starting goalkeeper for Spain, had already decided not to renew his contract. But now it seems he does not intend to play even the last year of his current deal.

Adriano Extends Contract - Good Move?

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The Brazilian fullback has agreed to a new deal that would tie him to the Catalan club until 2017.

Who will come, who will stay?

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FC Barcelona has many tough decisions to make as it tries to reshape the squad for next season. Neymar, Thiago Silva, and Mats Hummels are just some of the names being linked with a move to Catalonia.

Neymar from Santos to FC Barcelona: Done Deal?

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The Brazilian star is definitely on his way over to join Barcelona. Maybe. Actually he's already signed on. Actually, no, he hasn't. Or maybe he has. Why do the media reports in Spain and Brazil disagree with each other so much?

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