Xavi Hernandez

  • Xavi Hernandez to miss Barcelona's Copa del Rey match 15-12-2013 08:13 PM

    Spain: Barcelona says midfielder Xavi Hernandez will miss Tuesday's Copa del Rey match due to a leg injury. The team say the Spain international has a muscle pull in his right leg. Barcelona host third-division side Cartagena in the return leg of their round-of-32 tie after winning their first meeting...
  • Barcelona's Adriano injured, to miss Ajax match 24-11-2013 06:41 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona's already injury-hit squad has received another blow with full back Adriano ruled out of Tuesday's Champions League game at Ajax. Barcelona says that the versatile, yet injury-prone Brazilian hurt a ligament in his left ankle during the 4-0 win over Granada on Saturday and will miss the trip...
  • Barcelona midfielder Xavi doubtful for next match 19-11-2013 06:46 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona say midfielder Xavi Hernandez is doubtful for Saturday's Spanish league match against Granada. The Spanish champions say medical tests have revealed that Xavi has a muscle strain in his left leg. They say the rate of his recovery will determine his availability for the upcoming game at Camp...
  • Barcelona rest Xavi, Alexis for Valencia game 31-08-2013 05:54 PM

    Spain: Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino will rest regular starters Xavi Hernandez and Alexis Sanchez for Sunday's Spanish league match at Valencia. Martino says "Xavi and Alexis have played a lot and, according to my criteria, it was time to rest them for a match." Xavi is Barcelona's reference in midfield...
  • La Liga: Barcelona rout Levante 7-0 at Camp Nou 19-08-2013 12:43 AM

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi scored two goals and set up another on Sunday to help mark the debut of Neymar and Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino in a 7-0 thrashing of Levante, ensuring the Spanish champions start their title defense in style. With signature signing Neymar watching from the bench, Messi almost...
  • Top-guns Brazil, Spain ready to light up Confederations Cup 14-06-2013 12:52 PM

    Rio de Janerio: On the field, the Confederations Cup can give Brazil's national team a major boost in their quest to win a sixth World Cup title next year. Off the field, the eight-team tournament will offer the first hints about where the country stands in their preparations for the...
  • Barcelona toast title with 2-1 win over Valladolid 20-05-2013 08:26 AM

    Barcelona: Newly crowned Spanish champion Barcelona celebrated winning the league title in front of their home fans by easing to a 2-1 victory over Valladolid on Sunday. While rain and dropping temperatures threatened to dampen the party in the stands, Barcelona had little trouble keeping alive its bid to equal...
  • Style of winning is more important, says Xavi Hernandez 18-04-2013 01:41 PM

    Madrid: FC Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has made a passionate defence of his side's passing style of football as they prepare for the run-in to the end of the season. Barcelona are almost assured of winning Spain's BBVA Primera Liga thanks to an impressive 13-point lead over Real Madrid, but...