Barcelona will hope to secure their first win in the UEFA Champions League competition when they welcome Dynamo Kiev to Camp Nou on Wednesday. Ronald Koeman's side enter this game on the back of a 3-0 defeat to Benfica on matchday two, while their Ukrainian counterparts were humbled 5-0 by Bayern Munich.
In a recent press conference, Barcelona president Joan Laporta confirmed that Ronald Koeman will continue as the club's manager. The president is ready to give the manager a second chance partly due to the fact that Ousmane Dembele and Sergio Aguero are yet to return from injury.
It's been months since football legend, Lionel Messi left Barcelona and fans are still missing the legendary striker. Messi has been an integral part of much of the success recorded by Barcelona. The six-time Balon d'Or holder has always been impressive for Barca and that is one thing that fans of the club loved about him.
Barcelona has had a lot of financial and sporting issues in the last couple of months, and it does not look like their problems will be over any time soon. The club is expected to be compounded by other bigger problems that could threaten its financial stability in the coming months.
Barcelona are reportedly not willing to match RB Leipzig's asking price for attacker Dani Olmo, according to Mundo Deportivo. For a while now, the Catalan club have been keeping an eye on the former La Masia player. His strong performances for the Spanish National Team at the European Championships and Olympics, as well as his league form, made him a target for Barcelona.
As regards the UEFA Nations League, Spain lost 2-1 to France yesterday, as the Les Blues are the Champions of the Nations League. Statistically, the Spanish players dazzled with a high level of confidence, but they held back in their performance in the second-half. In all fairness, Spain have the ability and capability to go far in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed that working with Barcelona has always been a dream of his. Tuchel was appointed to replace Frank Lampard in January and the German tactician has transformed the Blues into one of the most formidable sides in Europe. Tuchel has won the UEFA Champions League and the Super Cup since his appointment at Stamford Bridge and was named UEFA Men's Coach of the Year for 2020/21.
Barcelona may yet again face another tough times in October when they play two big matches that include Valencia and Real Madrid. The Catalan giants could experience an extension of their worst start to the season if they lose these matches. This October will be key to see if a great revolution arrives at Barça, or if it is time to wait.
The 2021/22 season has had Barcelona hit low after heart-wrenching low. The Catalan club are in freefall, having lost two straight matches by a combined score of five goals while scoring none. While the manager would have been fired under normal circumstances, Jordi Cruyff advised Joan Laporta to give Ronald Koeman the luxury of a full squad.
Barcelona President, Joan Laporta recently disclosed that he had expected the former Barcelona star, Lionel Messi to stay at Nou Camp and play for free. Recall that the world's best star left Barcelona during the summer because of the inability to register him as a result of La Liga's strict financial controls and Barcelona's failure to shift the deadwood.
Lionel Messi: 3 Reasons Why Lionel Messi Should Have Considered Barcelona President, Laporta's Words
The words of Barcelona President, Laporta about Lionel Messi could make the fans feel overwhelmed by it. In an actual sense, the Barcelona president may be right to an extent if Lionel Messi could consider it. "I hoped until the last minute there would be a u-turn and Messi would say: I'll play for free."
Ronald Koeman is one of the coaches whose jobs are not save at the moment due to the recent results from matches played both in the local league and Europe. FC Barcelona has been finding things difficult since the departure of the world class footballer, Lionel Messi to Paris Saint German.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has once again spoken about Lionel Messi's infamous exit from the club. In an interview earlier today, he talked about the circumstances surrounding the Argentine's contract negotiations and subsequent move to Paris Saint Germain. According to him, the club was hoping that Lionel Messi would turn down the offer from Paris Saint Germain and play for free at Barcelona.
Barcelona have had one of the worst start to a new season in this 2021/2022 campaign with the Catalan giants looking unconvincing on the pitch and having major issues off it as well. But the club headed by President, Joan Laporta are now making plans ahead of the January transfer window.
Barcelona President, Joan Laporta has cleared his conscience with the recent statement he gave to the Spanish press about how he wanted Leo Messi to remain at Barcelona. Photo credits: Getty Images A reminder that the Catalonia club are currently in their worst form as a result of their bad start to the season.
Dembele is a target for Manchester United and Juventus Manchester United and Juventus are among the top clubs interested in signing Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer. The Barcelona forward is out of contract at the end of the season. However, Joan Laporta is confident he can tie him down to a new deal until 2024 at least after face-to-back talks.
It came as a shock to the world when the world heard that lionel messi will be leaving barcelona for psg. Some fans speculated it to be a rumour and they did not take the information seriously. It was a shock to many when they realised that lionel messi was leaving barcelona based on the fact that Barcelona said they cannot afford him again.
Transfer news: Barcelona chief Joan Laporta ‘keen on signing 3 Chelsea players’ ahead of January transfer market
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has stated that Chelsea defenders Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen are on his shortlist of transfer targets ahead of next campaign, according to the latest reports. The Spanish Laliga giants have endured a lacklustre start to the new season after winning just 3 of their opening seven games.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman claimed that his team "has no fear" despite visiting Real Madrid on Sunday in the first El Clasico of the season. After a difficult summer, Chairman Joan Laporta admitted that the club’s debt exceeds 1 billion, and therefore may not be able to retain Lionel Messi after the contract expires.
Barcelona are suffering on both ends of the pitch for the first time in several years. Memphis Depay, the club's new addition, has struggled to break through defenses on his own, and the absence of solid defenders has left the club more exposed than ever at the back.