Nine-and-a-half years on, Barcelona finally exorcised the ghosts of Anoeta and left San Sebastian with a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad that sets them up nicely for next week's Copa del Rey second leg.
This was no vintage display from Luis Enrique's side, however, and things could have gone the other way again had the home team taken their chances. Barca also squandered opportunities, particularly Neymar, but most supporters would have gladly taken the offer of a 1-0 away win at Barca's least happy...
Anyone who has played football before knows that training can sometimes get a bit monotonous and dull. That was not the case at Barcelona training on Wednesday as notorious pranksters Neymar and Luis Suarez decided to have a bit of fun with veteran defender Gerard Pique.
As seen from a video posted on Neymar's Instagram account, first the Brazilian annoys Pique by clapping him on the ears, before calling on his fellow "MSN" member Suarez for the grand finale. The Brazilian sneakily kneels behind...
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Yaya Toure wants to stay in the Premier League even if Manchester City do want to bring him back this summer, according to multiple reports that said the midfielder turned down an enormous contract from China.
As much as Sevilla's last-gasp victory over Real Madrid late on Sunday night was an ideal catalyst to the La Liga title race, it also served as a wake-up call to those of the one track mind who, incorrectly, think that the Premier League has anything to teach Spain about competitiveness.
At least anything worth learning.
This was Sevilla and Real Madrid's third meeting in 11 days. Normally what happens if there's a quality or technical intelligence gap between the staff, whether players or...