A dry encounter between FC Barcelona and Granada at the Camp Nou that saw only a goal from Rafinha in the second half. The Blaugrana have shown that without some players, the team cannot function normally. It is obvious that the team missed Iniesta, Sergio Buquet and Pique.
Boston Red Sox baseball team player Pablo Sandoval visited FC Barcelona first team players during the last training session ahead of Granada game. He will also watch the game that will be played in Camp Nou. The 30 years old is not the first to fulfill one of his dream by visiting the city and the club.
Luis Enrique have announced his 18 man squad expected to face Granada in the Camp Nou. A difficult list the coach had to compile that made him invite three Barca B team players as a result of injury affecting four of his men.
On Saturday (tomorrow), FC Barcelona will welcome Granada for the Week 10 La Liga game. A standing fact remains that the Nasrids have lost the last 24 games in Camp Nuo which is 22 in the Spanish league and two in the Copa del Rey. However, the new coach of Granada is looking forward to stop the loosing streak of his side.
Sergi Samper will return to Camp Nou to play against his favourite club. The youngster who in the summer was promoted from Barca B team to the first team. Playing just a few games for FC Barcelona first team, the club decided to loan him to Granada in order to gain experience in Spanish La Liga. The 21 years old opened up ahead of the weekend game where he confessed his undying love for the team he’ll play against.
The newly promoted player from Barca B team to first team will join Granada on a loan transfer. As announced by FC Barcelona on their official website, Sergi Samper will spend the next season on loan in Granada CF. Almost like the deal of Douglas, Sergi Samper will participate actively in matches of Granada within the loan period.
His first league game for FC Barcelona and Aleix Vidal who spoke to the press sounded very optimistic about his future in Barca, he also talked on the rivalry between Barca and Espanyol and the Saturday’s victory against Granada. “Arda and I said we have spend a whole seven months training for this moment and finally here come the moment. And of course its a long time to train without playing and you must know training and playing are not the same. We are not 100% but we are both glad with our performance so far.” – said the defender.
Lionel Messi has once again proved to the world that he is worth being called the potential Ballon d’Or award winner on Monday 11 as he recorded a hat-rick while Neymar consummate the victory with his last goal of the game against Granada. The game is FC Barcelona’s first league game of the year in Camp Nuo which makes an impression of how the rest of the year will be. Barca will enjoy the top spot on the standing table until Atletico de Madrid play, which will decide if Barca will get strong hold of the position that’s if Atletico Madrid fails to win their game.
Few hours to the kick off of the Week 19 of the league game against Granada, Luis Enrique announces his 18-man squad to face Granada. The game is said to kick off at 4:00pm CET. Sergi Roberto who participated in the training with his teammates in the last two training session made the squad.
As FC Barcelona triumphs over Espanyol in the first leg of the Copa del Rey 1/8 final, Barca resumes training he following day (Thursday) as they turn attention to the Andalusian. The training session was to help the players warm down the previous day’s encounter. The next game for Barca is the league game against Granada in the Camp Nuo on Saturday by 4:00 PM CET .