Raphinha

Ronaldinho bashes Brazil squad ‘of mostly average players’; Raphinha hits back

“This is a sad moment for those who love Brazilian soccer. It’s getting hard to find the spirit to watch the games. This is perhaps one of the worst teams in recent years, it has no respectable leaders, only average players for the majority."

Barca find pride despite another Champions League collapse

Barcelona woke up with a familiar sinking feeling on Wednesday, another Champions League hangover, after Paris Saint-Germain thrashed them 4-1 at home to eliminate them in the quarter-finals.

Xavi hails 'great victory' as Barcelona grab advantage against PSG

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez hailed his side's 3-2 win away to Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday, insisting it showed the Catalans could once again compete with the very best teams in Europe.

Ter Stegen, Raphinha set for Barca return

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez said Saturday goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and winger Raphinha are fit again after injury to help the team's ailing title defence.

Barcelona lose Raphinha to hamstring injury

"He is out and his recovery will determine his availability."

Brazil tap Raphinha to replace injured Vinicius

Vinicius, who limped off early in Madrid's 1-0 La Liga win against Celta Vigo on Friday, will reportedly be out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury, taking him out of Brazil's qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru on September 8 and 12, respectively.

Raphinha strikes again to give Barca win at Athletic

Repeating the combination of provider and scorer from last week's 1-0 win at Valencia, Raphinha netted a thunderous strike right on halftime after a brilliant pass by midfielder Sergio Busquets who spotted the Brazilian ghosting behind the defence

Raphinha header helps 10-man Barca to nervy Valencia win

Barcelona clung on with 10 men to beat Valencia 1-0 and move 10 points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga on Sunday, thanks to Raphinha's early header.

Raphinha finding Barca footing ahead of Villarreal trip

The 26-year-old scored against Real Betis in a 2-1 win on February 1 and then again in the 3-0 win over Sevilla on Sunday, helping Barcelona open an eight point chasm above second place Real Madrid.

June 16, 2024
June 16, 2024

Ronaldinho bashes Brazil squad ‘of mostly average players’; Raphinha hits back

“This is a sad moment for those who love Brazilian soccer. It’s getting hard to find the spirit to watch the games. This is perhaps one of the worst teams in recent years, it has no respectable leaders, only average players for the majority."

April 17, 2024
April 17, 2024

Barca find pride despite another Champions League collapse

Barcelona woke up with a familiar sinking feeling on Wednesday, another Champions League hangover, after Paris Saint-Germain thrashed them 4-1 at home to eliminate them in the quarter-finals.

April 11, 2024
April 11, 2024

Xavi hails 'great victory' as Barcelona grab advantage against PSG

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez hailed his side's 3-2 win away to Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday, insisting it showed the Catalans could once again compete with the very best teams in Europe.

February 10, 2024
February 10, 2024

Ter Stegen, Raphinha set for Barca return

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez said Saturday goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and winger Raphinha are fit again after injury to help the team's ailing title defence.

January 12, 2024
January 12, 2024

Barcelona lose Raphinha to hamstring injury

"He is out and his recovery will determine his availability."

August 30, 2023
August 30, 2023

Brazil tap Raphinha to replace injured Vinicius

Vinicius, who limped off early in Madrid's 1-0 La Liga win against Celta Vigo on Friday, will reportedly be out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury, taking him out of Brazil's qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru on September 8 and 12, respectively.

March 13, 2023
March 13, 2023

Raphinha strikes again to give Barca win at Athletic

Repeating the combination of provider and scorer from last week's 1-0 win at Valencia, Raphinha netted a thunderous strike right on halftime after a brilliant pass by midfielder Sergio Busquets who spotted the Brazilian ghosting behind the defence

March 5, 2023
March 5, 2023

Raphinha header helps 10-man Barca to nervy Valencia win

Barcelona clung on with 10 men to beat Valencia 1-0 and move 10 points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga on Sunday, thanks to Raphinha's early header.

February 10, 2023
February 10, 2023

Raphinha finding Barca footing ahead of Villarreal trip

The 26-year-old scored against Real Betis in a 2-1 win on February 1 and then again in the 3-0 win over Sevilla on Sunday, helping Barcelona open an eight point chasm above second place Real Madrid.

November 15, 2022
November 15, 2022

‘Brazil is always a contender for the World Cup’

Brazil's Barcelona winger Raphinha said the World Cup is a good moment to bring out the feeling of togetherness in the Brazilian people again as he recalled his country winning the 2002 title.

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