Saturday, October 3, 2015
The 28-year-old is sidelined and without him, Luis Enrique's injury-hit side lacked a cutting edge at the Sanchez Pizjuan. On this evidence, he can't come back soon enough.
Luis Enrique admits there is work for Barcelona to do after the reigning Liga champion went down 2-1 away to Sevilla.
Luis Enrique's reigning La Liga champions dropped points on the road at Sevilla in the absence of their injured star Lionel Messi.
Goal took in the action in Seville, where the home side survived a late onslaught to pick up its second win of the season against a Messi-less Barca
The Blaugrana will be without Lionel Messi for Saturday's clash against Sevilla but their Brazilian star is confident that the 2015-16 season will be another full of trophies.
A top sports psychologist has spoken to Goal about the German goalkeeper, who is enduring a difficult time with Barcelona in the opening weeks of the season.
Friday, October 2, 2015
The 32-year-old has been out since late August with a hamstring injury but the coach has welcomed him back into the team ahead of the meeting with Sevilla
The Blaugrana begin life in the Primera Division without the Argentine attacker after his injury against Las Palmas last weekend, while Real faces a tough test at Atletico.
The Selecao will be without their captain for clashes with Chile and Venezuela this month after the court rejected their attempt to overturn their captain's suspension.
The Bayern Munich striker has been in lethal form in recent weeks, scoring 10 goals. Could he be the man to finally overtake the two La Liga superstars in the scoring stakes?
Barcelona will be hoping to leapfrog Villarreal at the top of La Liga by overcoming Sevilla on Saturday.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Barcelona has not lost to Sevilla since Dani Alves played for the other side while Real Madrid faces a tough derby test as Goal and Opta look ahead to the action in Spain.
From tax troubles to the injury of Lionel Messi, the Brazilian has endured a nightmare seven days - but now is the time to step up and show he can take on 'La Pulga's' mantle.
The Gunners have been leapfrogged by Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus after two surprising defeats while Barca's draw with Roma on matchday one has cost it second place.
The standard of player being turned out by Barca's academy has diminished but the famous finishing school came up trumps against Leverkusen.
Goal selects the best XI from matchday two of the Champions League...
Goal selects the worst XI from matchday two of the Champions League...
The star's lawyers suffered a setback against investors, with a judge seeing "strong evidence" that the fee which took him to Camp Nou was higher than publicly stated.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Luis Enrique has defended Neymar and has stressed people cannot expect him to take Lionel Messi's role as Barcelona's main danger man.
Steven Gerrard would love to see Barcelona and Real Madrid face off in the Champions League final, if English teams struggle this season.