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  • Lionel Messi scores brace in Cup on injury return 09-01-2014 08:23 AM

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi came off the bench and scored twice on his return from injury and Cesc Fabregas also netted a double as Barcelona strolled to a 4-0 win at home to Getafe in their King's Cup last 16, first leg on Wednesday. Messi was given a rousing ovation by...
  • Cesc Fabregas bullish on Lionel Messi's return to action 03-01-2014 08:46 AM

    Lionel Messi will be "like a bull" when he returns after almost two months out with a thigh injury, his Barcelona team mate Cesc Fabregas predicted ahead of Sunday's La Liga match at home to Elche. Messi flew back to the Catalan capital on Wednesday from his native Argentina, where...
  • Barcelona survive early scare to beat Cartagena 4-1 in Copa del Rey 07-12-2013 12:32 PM

    Madrid: Barcelona conceded a surprise early goal but a double from Pedro helped them fight back to secure a 4-1 victory at third-tier Cartagena in their King's Cup last 32, first leg on Friday. Coming into the match on the back of consecutive defeats in the Champions League and La...
  • Barcelona beat Granada 4-0 without Messi 23-11-2013 10:26 PM

    Barcelona: Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas both earned and converted penalties to help injury-battered Barcelona to a 4-0 win at home over 10-man Granada on Saturday. Injured Lionel Messi watched from the sidelines at Camp Nou as the pair of Spain midfielders took turns drawing fouls from Granada's overly aggressive...
  • Fabregas, Pique in Barcelona team against Granada 22-11-2013 06:27 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona say midfielder Cesc Fabregas and defender Gerard Pique have recovered from injuries and will be available for Saturday's game against Granada. While the pair of Spain internationals return, midfielder Xavi Hernandez will not be included in the squad after failing to recover from a muscle strain to his...
  • Cesc Fabregas back in training for Barcelona 19-11-2013 08:33 AM

    Madrid: Cesc Fabregas has returned to training as the Barcelona midfielder continues his recovery from a knee injury, the La Liga leaders said on Monday. Fabregas damaged ligaments in his right knee in the 4-1 win at Real Betis on November 10 and had to withdraw from the Spain squad...
  • Martino, Fabregas worried over Lionel Messi's latest injury 12-11-2013 03:03 PM

    Madrid: FC Barcelona coach Tata Martino and midfielder Cesc Fabregas have expressed concern over the muscle problems affecting striker Lionel Messi. Messi was forced out of his side's 4-1 win away to Betis on Sunday night with an injury to his left hamstring. It is the latest in a series...
  • Lionel Messi injured but Barcelona cruise to win at Betis 11-11-2013 08:11 AM

    Barcelona: Barcelona lost Lionel Messi to another leg injury but still had more than enough firepower to win 4-1 at struggling Real Betis and capitalize on a stumble by title rival Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Things looked grim for the defending champions when Messi suffered his third leg injury of...
  • Barcelona cruise past Celta Vigo, extend lead in La Liga 30-10-2013 08:33 AM

    Barcelona: Cesc Fabregas scored two goals and played a part in Alexis Sanchez's opener to steer Barcelona to a 3-0 victory at Celta Vigo on Tuesday and keep the pressure on the Spanish league leader's title rivals. The defending champion's 10th win in 11 rounds provisionally lifted them four points...
  • Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas says Arsenal 'in his heart' 25-10-2013 07:09 PM

    London: Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes Arsenal are now looking strong enough to win the Premier League title for the first time since 2004 and he hopes they do because the club "is in my heart". The Spain midfielder, who played 303 games for Arsenal in his eight years there...
  • Late Fabregas strike earns Barcelona 1-0 win over Celtic 02-10-2013 08:22 AM

    Glasgow: Cesc Fabregas's finely crafted late goal earned Barcelona a 1-0 win over 10-man Celtic although they clearly missed the mercurial talent of the injured Lionel Messi in their Group H Champions League game in Glasgow on Tuesday. The Spanish champions, surprisingly beaten 2-1 in the corresponding match last season,...
  • Messi-less Barca look to Neymar to avoid Celtic shock 01-10-2013 09:27 AM

    Barcelona are preparing to unleash the speedy Neymar on Celtic in the Champions League, hoping the 'next Lionel Messi' can inspire them in the absence of the real one when they face the team who stunned them last season. World Player of the Year Messi was ruled out with a...
  • Rodriguez scores hat-trick as Barcelona thrash Rayo Vallecano 4-0 22-09-2013 01:27 AM

    Spain: Pedro Rodriguez scored three goals and Victor Valdes saved another penalty in Barcelona's 4-0 win at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, keeping the defending Spanish league champions perfect through five rounds. Pedro scored from a pass by Lionel Messi in the 33rd minute and added two more goals in the...
  • In-form Cesc Fabregas could be key for Spain in Finland 04-09-2013 07:09 PM

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is missing several key performers for Friday's World Cup Group I qualifier away to Finland but one player who will be available comes into the match in a rich vein of form. Cesc Fabregas has impressed for Barcelona during the opening weeks of the La...
  • Which Barcelona will we see in Malaga? 24-08-2013 03:28 PM

    Madrid: Will the real Barcelona stand up to be counted on Sunday when Tata Martino's side make the potentially tricky trip to play Malaga in the La Rosaleda Stadium? The past seven days have seen two different Barcas: the side that swept Levante aside 7-0 on the opening day of...
  • Cesc Fabregas out of Spain's trip to Ecuador with ankle injury 11-08-2013 09:48 PM

    Madrid: Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas has dropped out of the squad visiting Ecuador for a friendly next week after injuring his ankle, the world and European champions said on Sunday. Fabregas twisted ligaments in his right ankle during Barca's pre-season 3-1 friendly win over a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur...
  • Cesc Fabregas scores as Barcelona defeat Malaysia 3-1 11-08-2013 03:08 PM

    Malaysia: FC Barcelona concluded their pre-season matches here by defeating a resilient Malaysia 3-1. Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas opened the scoresheet with a header for Barcelona in the 33rd minute on Saturday, reports Xinhua. Malaysia's Amri Yahyah made good use of Jordi Alba's mistake (40th) to provide the home team...
  • Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas injures ankle in friendly 10-08-2013 11:09 PM

    Shah Alam: Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has injured his ankle and could pull out of the Spain squad for next week's friendly match against Ecuador. Fabregas was substituted eight minutes from the end of Saturday's 3-1 friendly victory over Malaysia XI and Barcelona says he has sprained his right ankle...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Thursday 08-08-2013 09:19 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Thursday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip involving the leading clubs and top players around the world. Cesc Fabregas dismisses Barcelona exit talk Manchester United boss David Moyes is trying to bring the 26-year-old Spain international back to the Premier League. Read more...
  • Cesc Fabregas dismisses Barcelona exit talk 08-08-2013 07:13 PM

    Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said his only wish is to succeed with the Spanish champions and has dismissed the idea that he could be lured away to another club. Manchester United boss David Moyes is trying to bring the 26-year-old Spain international back to the Premier League, which he...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Wednesday 07-08-2013 06:57 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Wednesday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip involving the leading clubs and top players around the world. After failing to land Fabregas, Manchester United target Fellaini United boss David Moyes has returned to Everton for Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who has a 23.5...
  • Neymar shines but fails to score on Barcelona home debut 03-08-2013 06:31 AM

    Barcelona: Neymar marked his home debut for Barcelona with a fine assist but a goal eluded the Brazil forward as the La Liga champions crushed his former club Santos 8-0 in the Joan Gamper invitational trophy on Friday. The 21-year-old, who completed a high-profile move to Spain at the end...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Wednesday 31-07-2013 10:40 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Wednesday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip involving the leading clubs and top players around the world. Manchester United to smash transfer record in Cesc Fabregas bid The Daily Mail believes that United will submit a bid of around 35million pounds for the...
  • Manchester United to smash transfer record in Cesc Fabregas bid 31-07-2013 05:37 PM

    Manchester: Manchester United are set to give one last push to sign Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas with a third and final bid, reports the Daily Mail. It is believed that United will submit a bid of around 35million for the midfielder, which would break their transfer record. The Spaniard is David...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday 29-07-2013 08:06 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip involving the leading clubs and top players around the world. Pep Guardiola to offer 40 million pounds for David Luiz? The 26-year-old defender has returned for pre-season with Chelsea under new Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho...
  • Moyes confident to make good signings other than Fabregas 29-07-2013 01:22 PM

    According to report in The Independent, David Moyes has admitted he's confident that the United can make some signings this Summer regardless of whether Cesc Fabregas joins the club or not. Moyes has hinted that he may be forced to pursue other targets, with the additional problem of the uncertainty...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Sunday 29-07-2013 01:27 AM

    Real Madrid prepare 95m-pound package offer for Bale Real Madrid have prepared a package offer of 51 million plus Angel Di Maria and Fabio Coentrao for Tottenham Hotspur to let go hot property Gareth Bale, according to to clubcall.com. Read more here David Moyes unsure over new Cesc Fabregas bid...
  • Cesc Fabregas accepts Manchester United offer: report 28-07-2013 11:16 AM

    Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas is on his way to Old Trafford, with Sunday Express Sport reporting that the midfielder has agreed to join Manchester United after a secret meeting between his agent Darren Dein and United's chief executive Ed Woodward. "Woodward came home early from his club's extensive Far East...
  • Transfer deadlock goes on for Bale, Suarez, Rooney 27-07-2013 12:32 AM

    London: They are among the world's leading footballers and, unsurprisingly, the most coveted by rival teams. With no competitive matches in Europe, it's the intrigue about the futures of Wayne Rooney, Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas that is largely filling the void during the off-season. European clubs could...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Friday 26-07-2013 08:51 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Friday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip involving the leading clubs and top players around the world. No intention of selling Luis Suarez: Liverpool Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre says the club has no intention of selling striker Suarez despite persistent interest from...