FC Barcelona play Elche at the Camp Nou tonight at 7pm CET, in a fixture rescheduled from Matchday 1.
Arsenal is one team that wants to sign Riqui Puig as he struggles for game time in Barcelona.The Gunners’ midfield has been an area of their team that has needed to be sorted for some time now.
Gerard Piqué returned to action in the game against PSG, for the first time since suffering a Grade III ligament sprain and partial ACL tear to his right knee last year. The centre back had been sidelined since the match in which he incurred the injury -away to Atletico Madrid on November 21. He was included in the squad for the Champions League encounter ahead of his recovery schedule, and featured for 78 minutes before being replaced by Riqui Puig late on. Solid passing Gerard Piqué had a notable showing
A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors Barça 5-1 Alavés: Fantasy football - FC Barcelona Barça produced dreamlike football on Saturday night to beat Alavés 5-1 and keep their Liga title aspirations alive. Two-goal Leo Messi was as brilliant as he has ever been, Trincão scored his first brace for the club and Junior Firpo also chipped in with a fifth. League record for Messi as he equals Xavi - FC Barcelona Another game and another record for Lionel Messi. With his appearance on Saturday
Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig was delighted after their 5-1 defeat of Alaves. Puig played 90 minutes against Alaves on Saturday and has now featured in Barcelona's last four matches in all competitions. He said later, "I feel really good, very comfortable. "Alongside (Sergio) Busquets, the most veteran, it's all much easier, it helps us a lot. "Playing 90 minutes is good for your confidence."
2 hours ago Check out our round-up of all the important things that have happened at the club lately. Messi's new La Liga record Leo Messi played his 505th league game against Alaves and has thus equalled Xavi as the player with the most La Liga games in history. Messi won't vote in presidential election Leo wants to avoid speculations regarding which presidential candidate at Barcelona he supports and he won't vote in the upcoming elections set for March 7, it's claimed. Barca to pay additional €5m for Dembele
Riqui Puig was a happy man after playing all 90 minutes for Barcelona in Saturday’s 5-1 La Liga win over Alaves at the Camp Nou. The 21-year-old was named in a youthful starting line-up, that also featured Ilaix Moriba, Francisco Trincao and Oscar Mingueza, and played the entire match for the first time this season. Puig spoke to reporters after the game and thanked Koeman for giving him another chance and also offered his backing to Ilaix after a bad mistake led to a goal in the second half. “We have a
Puig says that playing alongside Busquets in midfield made things for him and for Ilaix easier. Riqui claims that the team is feeling very good before PSG, and he's sure the Catalans will play a good game. 7 minutes ago "It gives me life getting to play for the entire 90 minutes, and a lot of confidence as well. I am delighted and I thank Ronald Koeman," Riqui Puig said after the 5-1 win over Alaves. "We had control of the ball. Sergio Busquets, who is a veteran, gave me and Ilaix Moriba a lot of peace of mind
Getty Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig had a message of thanks for coach Ronald Koeman after playing all 90 minutes in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Alaves in La Liga. The 21-year-old struggled for game time earlier in the season, and was advised to go out on loan by Koeman, but opted to stay and is starting to make an impact at the Camp Nou. Follow the Heavy on Barcelona Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content! Puig Thanks Koeman Puig played the whole game for the first time this season on
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi moved level on La Liga appearances with Xavi on Saturday when he took to the pitch against Alaves at the Camp Nou. It’s the Argentina international’s 505th appearance in a Barcelona shirt in the league and sees the captain move joint-top of the all-time appearance list. ⭐️ ⭐️#Messi ties Xavi atop Barça's all-time La Liga appearances list! pic.twitter.com/XJNpTSbFGj — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 13, 2021 Messi will be hoping to seal the occasion with a win
Ronald Koeman made a couple of key changes to his Barcelona team to face Alaves at Camp Nou in La Liga this Saturday evening. Teenager Ilaix Moriba and Riqui Puig both came into the starting lineup, the former making his first league start. — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 13, 2021 The Dutchman undoubtedly has an eye on Tuesday’s clash in the last 16 of the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain with his selection, but Barcelona would be fools to look beyond Alaves this evening. They need to win
Ronald Koeman has announced his squad for today’s game against Alavés at Camp Nou, and it looks like this: Ter Stegen, Dest, Sergio, Griezmann, Pjanić, Messi, Dembélé, Riqui Puig, Neto, Lenglet, Pedri, Trincão, Jordi Alba, Matheus, De Jong, Umtiti, Junior, Iñaki, Mingueza, Ilaix, Konrad and Collado. The big news is the returns of Sergiño Dest and Miralem Pjanić, who have both been declared fit.
. (Photo by Alejandro Rios/DeFodi Images via Getty Images Arsenal fans have been reacting today to the news that the Gunners tried and failed to sign Barcelona youngster, Riqui Puig, in the January window. Per a report from the Express quoting respected journalist Fabrizio Romano, it is claimed Arsenal made a push to sign Puig at the beginning of January, with a loan to buy option on the table. However, Barca apparently rejected the notion of a deal in the middle of the month. Instead, they chose to extend
Arsenal made a serious attempt to sign FC Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig at the start of the January transfer window, according to a report. Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Riqui Puig arrives for a training session at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 13, 2020. (Photo by MANU FERNANDEZ/AFP via Getty Images) Arsenal were on the hunt for a midfielder in the January transfer window, and they ended up loaning Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid. However, it seems they were initially looking elsewhere in La Liga
(Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images According to respected journalist and transfer guru, Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal tried and failed to sign Barcelona prodigy, Riqui Puig, during the January window. Speaking on this week’s edition of the Here We Go Podcast, Romano revealed that Puig was indeed a player of interest to Arsenal, before they eventually landed Martin Odegaard from Madrid. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP) (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images) Romano claims that Barcelona were intially
Arsenal failed with a January loan swoop for Barcelona youngster Riqui Puig before landing Martin Odegaard, according to reports. The Gunners were poised to add some creativity last month, after finally getting rid of Mesut Ozil and his whopping salary. Manager Mikel Arteta has seen the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struggle for… Arsenal considering move for out-of-favour Barcelona playmaker Riqui Puig ahead of the winter transfer window. The Spaniard stayed put at Nou Camp over
Chelsea's academy stars outshining big-money signings Until Tammy Abraham's 64th-minute goal, Chelsea were second best against mid-table Championship side Barnsley in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Thomas Tuchel was left ranting and raving on the touchline with history looking like it would repeat itself; Chelsea lost their last appearance at Oakwell in 2008. But, in the end, the Blues' academy stars saved the day in a 1-0 victory. Read the full story on Goal. Arsenal failed with Riqui Puig approach (The Express)
Arsenal were keen to sign an attacking midfielder after offloading Mesut Ozil in January. Arsenal reportedly failed with a loan move for Barcelona youngster Riqui Puig before they secured the capture of Martin Odegaard until the end of the season. Mikel Arteta was desperate to add more productivity to his midfield ranks in January, as his two strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struggled for goals. Mesut Ozil was finally offloaded as the club reached a mutual termination of his contract
The Barcelona midfielder has not featured much this season. At one point he was publicly criticised by Koeman for his lack of application. It looks like the Gunners tried to capitalize on the possible fallout between the two - but Barca blocked the move mid-January. Alex Baguzin "At the start of the window Arsenal were seriously trying to sign Riqui Puig on loan with a buy option, in a similar deal as Odegaard," Romano said on the Here We Go podcast. "Barcelona said let’s see with Koeman, if he wants to keep
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Arsenal “seriously tried to sign Riqui Puig” from Barcelona in January on loan with an option to buy. Former AC Milan star Daniele Massaro – who apparently knows about such things – dubbed Puig “the new Iniesta”. The midfielder – who has started three times for Barcelona this season – has also been linked with a loan move to Leeds, but it was Mikel Arteta’s side that came close to sealing a deal last month. “Let’s go back to the Premier League