Diego Simeone's side sold several of its best players but also has worked hard to renew its squad since winning La Liga last term and will be a force again.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Spanish midfielder was the best player on the pitch as the Blues brushed Burnley aside and the former Blaugrana man will be key in his favored central role.
The 21-year-old was officially unveiled as a Manchester City player earlier this month but will spend this season on loan at Estadio Mestalla as he looks to gain experience.
The Uruguay international featured in the Blaugrana jersey for the first time as they beat Leon on Monday.
The prolific attacker admits he never imagined he would wear the famous Blaugrana shirt and is desperate to move on from this summer's biting incident.
Two of 2013-14's top five forwards have jumped ship but with Luis Suarez and Mario Mandzukic added into the mix, expect the goals to flow in 2014-15
Monday, August 18, 2014
The former Blancos goalkeeper says the Spaniard had to leave the club because it already had too much quality in that area
The Uruguayan came on to play the final 15 minutes as the Blaugrana beat Leon 6-0 on Monday, but didn't feature alongside the Argentine on his Camp Nou bow.
The Italy forward says he was not responsible for a tweet on his official account, which suggested that he was on the verge of leaving the club
Neymar took no time to adjust in his return from injury, while Luis Suarez was a bit rusty in debut as the Spanish giant drubbed the Mexican champion.
The out-of-favor 25-year-old will spend the season with Vincenzo Montella in Florence after helping Sevilla win the Europa League last season.
The Brazil star has been out of action since suffering a back injury in his nation's World Cup quarterfinal victory against Colombia, but he is fit and ready to return.
Carlo Ancelotti's men will be intent on securing a first-leg advantage ahead of their short trip to the Vicente Calderon when they host the Rojiblancos at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Portuguese star was nominated to do the viral charity craze by Darren Fletcher, while the Brazil international asked Camilo Zuniga to follow his lead.
The Argentine has reiterated his belief that the biggest difference between his side and the European champions is economic.
Barcelona has splashed more cash than anyone in Europe thus far, with Liverpool second and Real Madrid third.
Spain's Primera Division kicks off again over the weekend with three teams in the mix for the title in what promises to be another fascinating campaign. But who will win it?
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Several of Mexico's top players will be taking on big roles for La Liga clubs in 2014-15
The 26-year-old has endured a frustrating six years at the Mestalla and will look to kick start his career with the Europa League winner.
The new signing from Benfica struck to give his side the perfect result ahead of its opening La Liga game next week