HECTOR BELLERIN LIKELY TO REPLACE DANI CARVAJAL IN EURO 2016

Real Madrid and Spanish defender, Dani Carvajal is in danger of missing the Euro 2016 billed to start in a matter of days in France.

The player picked up an injury during the UEFA champions League final over the weekend. Tests after the game revealed the player is suffering from a leg muscle injury.

Gerard Pique remains confident on Barca

Despite dropping numerous points in the last few games, defender Gerard Pique remains confident that Barcelona will be able to retain the Spanish league title.

The club has lost four out of the last five games. The latest defeat came at the Camp Nou to Valencia. Despite coming up against a struggling outfit who had just undergone a managerial change, Barcelona were soundly beaten 2-1. The loss has allowed Atletico Madrid moved level on points with the Catalan club. However, the title still remains Barcelona’s to lose since they have a better head-to-head record over Atletico.

Bayern Munich have been enjoying a tough time

Bayern Munich have been enjoying a tough time of late and this has enabled Borussia Dortmund to close the gap at the top of the table to just five points.

Only a few weeks ago, it looked like the German giants were running away with the Bundesliga once again. They have won the league title Guardiola took charge in 2013. Even though they have been unsuccessful in Europe, this has been a pride for the Spanish manager who is set to leave the club in the summer. He will want to go out with a hat-trick of league titles, but Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel may have other ideas.

Gerard Pique is yet to win in his career

One title that Gerard Pique is yet to win in his career is the Club World Cup and he is pretty keen to win it this time around.

Barcelona has qualified for Club World Cup 2016 as the champions of Europe and they will start their tournament tomorrow by directly playing the semi final match against the Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.

Guangzhou has made the semis by beating Club De Football America.

According to Pique, Club World Cup is a peculiar tournament in the sense that it provides the players the opportunity to play against the sides which they don’t get to play against normally.

Gerard Pique has become one of the world’s most successful players

Gerard Pique has become one of the world’s most successful players at just 28 years of age.

Few would have expected the Spaniard to achieve so many trophies in the game when he left Barcelona as a youngster. His trophy laden spell started with Manchester United where he won numerous titles including the Champions League and the Premier League. Of course, his best spell came when he returned to Barcelona and oversaw an immensely successful spell under Pep Guardiola. So far in his career, Pique has collected more than 20 major honours and that includes the World Cup and the European Championship as well.

Diego Simeone believes that his team were extremely good

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes that his team were extremely good in the recent game over Sevilla and it was not a surprise to see them grab a 3-0 win.

After only managing a narrow 1-0 win over Las Palmas in the opening game of the campaign, there was a real need of statement from the former league champions. Their title defence did not materialise last season and Diego Simeone is someone that his team needs to perform consistently in order to be considered as real title contenders. A good start to the season was also essential since the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid are virtual certainties to do the same.

Gerard Pique has become the target of his own supporters

Spain defender Gerard Pique has become the target of his own supporters due to the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The two clubs provide a significant portion of the players to the Spanish national team. This has led to talk of a rift between players of the two camps. It has not been the case, as Spain have been united in their domination of world football over the last 10 years.Pique has had criticisms over poor form in the 2014-15 campaign, but he recovered sufficiently to help Barcelona win the treble. During the victory celebrations, however,Pique was seen targeting Cristiano Ronaldo for his failure to win any title.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich are set to face off each other

Barcelona and Bayern Munich are set to face off each other in an epic challenge in the Champions League semifinals after being drawn against each other.

The match is going to be an emotional affair for many involved in the tie, but particularly, the German team manager. Pep Guardiola will be returning to the Camp Nou for the first time since leaving the club a few years ago. He transformed the team into world beaters and their style is still trying to be replicated by many clubs across the world. Even Guardiola himself has not been able to replicate this passing style of football and Bayern Munich are slightly inconsistent in this regard.

Luis Enrique confident on Catalog Club

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has dismissed suggestions that the Catalan club will be the favourite to progress into the semifinals of the Copa del Rey when they take on Atletico Madrid the second leg of the quarter-finals.

Barcelona have a 1-0 advantage of the first leg thanks to the goal from superstar Lionel Messi with five minutes of normal time remaining. However, Barcelona’s advantage is likely to be negated by the home advantage for Atletico Madrid in this match.

After having won the last six matches without exception, Barcelona are clearly seen as the favourites against a team who are only three points behind them in the league table.

Xavi Hernandez advices Pique not to join any other Team

Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has said that defender Gerard Pique should resist the urge to join the likes of Chelsea or Manchester United.

The Spanish international has been linked with a move to these clubs in the last few months. He has fallen out of favour with manager Luis Enrique, who has been unhappy with his performances of late.Pique’s performances over the last 12 months have been a source of concern for Barcelona, who do not have a lot of strength especially in the central defensive positions.Pique was a vital player for the club during the reign of the Guardiola, but his incredible fall from grace has been shocking to many.