Jordi Alba

  • Barcelona's Neymar and Alba out for a month with injuries April 18, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona will be without Neymar and Jordi Alba for the final month of the season after both were injured during the Copa del Rey final loss to Real Madrid on Wednesday. Both players will likely miss all five rounds remaining in the Spanish league, further hurting Barcelona's chances of defending...
  • Alba back in training for Barcelona before Almeria game February 28, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona full back Jordi Alba has returned to training following his thigh strain, the Spanish champions said on Thursday. The Spain defender, who spent more than two months on the sidelines before Christmas with a hamstring problem, picked up his latest injury in last week's 2-0 Champions League win...
  • Barcelona full back Alba out of Sociedad trip February 21, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona full back Jordi Alba has failed to shrug off a thigh strain and will miss Saturday's La Liga match at Real Sociedad, the Spanish champions said on Friday. The Spain international, who spent more than two months on the sidelines with a hamstring problem before Christmas, played in the...
  • Barcelona fullback Alba picks up muscle strain February 19, 2014

    Madrid: Barcelona fullback Jordi Alba has picked up a muscle strain at the back of his right thigh and is doubtful for Saturday's La Liga match at Real Sociedad, the Spanish champions said on Wednesday. Spain international Alba, who spent more than two months on the sidelines with a hamstring problem...
  • Valencia offered cash injection by Singapore billionaire December 23, 2013

    Barcelona: Debt-ridden Valencia have an offer on the table from Singapore billionaire Peter Lim to pump money into the club with a view to becoming one of the top sides in Europe. Club president Amadeo Salvo has been searching for investors with Spanish banking conglomerate Bankia, which is owed 300 million...
  • Injury-hit Barcelona have Alba back for King's Cup December 5, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona welcome back Jordi Alba for their King's Cup clash at Cartagena on Friday but the Spanish champions still have several players unavailable through injury. Alba, out of action since September with a hamstring strain, returns at a difficult time for the Catalan club, who hope a victory over lower-league...
  • Injured Jordi Alba ruled out for six weeks October 10, 2013

    Spain: Barcelona say left back Jordi Alba will be sidelined another six weeks after injuring his left hamstring in training, just as the Spain international was returning from a previous problem. Alba was hurt on Thursday just as he was coming back from a muscle tear in his right leg last...
  • Jordi Alba doubtful for Barcelona's Champions League opener September 15, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona say left back Jordi Alba will be sidelined for around three weeks after tearing a muscle in his right leg. Alba was substituted early in Saturday's Spanish league match, a 3-2 win over Sevilla. The injury will rule Alba out of Barcelona's Champions League opener at home against Ajax...
  • Fullback Jordi Alba giving Spain added goalscoring value September 9, 2013

    Madrid: Jordi Alba has quickly filled the boots of 2010 World Cup winner Joan Capdevila since taking over the left back spot for Spain in late 2011 but with one key difference: he can't stop scoring. The diminutive but speedy 24-year-old, who buried a memorable effort past Gianluigi Buffon for the...
  • Spain still the best as they close in on another title June 24, 2013

    Fortaleza: Although Barcelona and Real Madrid failed to win the Champions League last season, many of the same players have forgotten what it is like to lose when they are united in the red shirts of Spain. The world and European champions' 3-0 win over African champions Nigeria at the Estadio...
  • Spain defeat Nigeria 3-0 to reach semi-finals June 24, 2013

    Brazil: World Cup winners Spain defeated Nigeria 3-0 with two goals by Jordi Alba and another from Fernando Torres on Sunday to set up a semi-final showdown with Italy in the Confederations Cup. The rematch will be a chance for Italy to get even for a humiliating 4-0 loss to Spain...
  • Two goals should have been ruled out, says Barca's Roura April 24, 2013

    Munich: Bayern Munich's 4-0 rout of Barcelona in a Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday was partly down to two goals that should have been chalked off, said assistant coach Jordi Roura. Mario Gomez looked marginally offside when he turned in Thomas Mueller's header from close range for the...
  • Xavi and Alba back for Barca's PSG trip after injury March 31, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona's Xavi and Jordi Alba have both recovered from hamstring strains and were included in their squad on Sunday for the trip to play Paris St Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals. The duo returned injured from international duty with Spain - Alba after the World Cup qualifying draw with...
  • Spain defender Jordi Alba doubtful for France game March 25, 2013

    Barcelona: Spain defender Jordi Alba is in doubt for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against France after injuring a muscle in his right leg. Barcelona say the left back has returned to the club for further tests, the results of which will be known on Sunday. Alba injured his leg during Friday's...
  • Jordi Alba scores last minute winner for Barcelona October 24, 2012

    Barcelona: Jordi Alba nipped in to score with almost the last kick of the match as Barcelona snatched a 2-1 comeback win at home to Celtic on Tuesday that put the favourites clear at the top of Champions League Group G. Celtic had never won in Spain in 12 previous...
  • Spain erupts in joy after historic Euro win July 2, 2012

    Madrid: Spaniards blasted off fireworks and jumped for joy after their soccer team won the European Championship on Sunday night, giving temporary relief from the crushing economic woes that have engulfed the nation. Tens of thousands gathered in central Madrid to watch their team beat Italy 4-0 and shout out "Gol!"...
  • Barca agree to sign fullback Alba from Valencia June 28, 2012

    Madrid: Barcelona have strengthened their defence and found a replacement for Eric Abidal by sealing an agreement with Valencia to sign Spain fullback Jordi Alba on a five-year contract, the La Liga club said on Thursday. The deal is worth 14 million euros and is subject to the 23-year-old left back,...