The Argentine has made it clear that Barca will have to improve if the club is to get a good result against Athletic Bilbao.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Blancos supremo does not believe that there is any chance of the Portugal international leaving Los Blancos, while he is also enthused by the arrival of Gareth Bale.
Carlo Ancelotti's side thrashed Galatasaray despite the absence of its star man and Sergio Ramos' red card, while the Catalans lost out to 10-man Ajax without Messi.
The Russia coach believes that the attacking midfielder would have been of added value, while he has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d'Or.
The Blaugrana were defeated for the first time this season in midweek but, without Lionel Messi or Victor Valdes, they travel to the fifth-placed side seeking a 14th Liga win.
Friday, November 29, 2013
The midfielder believes his former boss created the best club side in the history of the game but has welcomed a change in style.
The Real Madrid star will not feature at the Bernabeu, while his coach has stressed that he does not have an issue with Sergio Ramos, who was sent off in midweek.
Cristiano Ronaldo sat out Wednesday's Champions League win over Galatasaray with a thigh injury and will not make his return to action this weekend.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
The defender admits the stars of the Liga giants have worked hard to put their differences aside in the past two years and claims he gets on perfectly well with Gerard Pique
The hosts missed the chance to qualify for the knockout stages after being beaten at the Liberty Stadium thanks to Parejo's first half strike
Dani Parejo slotted home in the first half to condemn the Swans to defeat, although victory in their final group game will still see them reach the knockout stages.
The coach is confident in his side's quality ahead of the World Cup next summer but insists the Spaniards must not allow arrogance to creep into their game.
The Barcelona star's recovery from a hamstring injury is on track as he goes back to his homeland, with club officials set to check his progress in December.
Although the World Cup winner thinks the Frenchman has earned the accolade, he says he would not be surprised if the award went to the Real Madrid man instead.
After continuing his fine form with a stunning effort from distance, the Real Madrid man backed his side for a long Champions League run.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The hosts can secure a place in the last 32 of the competition with a victory over the Liga outfit, which has already booked a place in the next round
Wednesday's games produced a staggering 36 goals and just as many memorable images - Goal rounds up the best photos from a compelling night of action.
The groups, in places, are done and dusted as the big guns racked up big wins but some intriguing results elsewhere leave it all to play for.
The Basques saw their slim chance of reaching the last 16 ended by a devastating 4-0 defeat away to Shakhtar Donetsk but their boss is calling for a backlash against Leverkusen.
The Italian thought the Turks would have made life more difficult for Los Blancos, particularly after the first-half dismissal of Sergio Ramos for a professional foul