Xavi Hernandez

Barca convey me 'calmness and confidence': Xavi

Spanish media widely reported Friday that Xavi would be sacked in the coming weeks but the coach said Barcelona had "conveyed calmness" to him.

Barca coach Xavi set for sack: reports

Catalan radio station RAC-1 said president Joan Laporta had decided to sack Xavi, with daily newspaper Sport confirming the news, while AS said Barcelona were already deciding who would replace the coach.

Lopez double earns Barca win at relegated Almeria

Young Barcelona midfielder Fermin Lopez struck twice to secure his team a hard-fought 2-0 win at Almeria on Thursday in La Liga.

Barca have 'huge amount' to change next season: Xavi

"We will keep fighting and next season we have to change a huge amount of things," said Xavi.

President, fan support key in decision to stay: Xavi

In January, with Barcelona on a miserable run of form, Xavi said he would walk away from his post in the summer despite having a year left on his contract.

Xavi to continue as Barcelona coach

"Xavi will continue and is very excited, there is unanimity in the club's board that he should continue," club vice-president Rafa Yuste told reporters outside Laporta's home in Barcelona later on Wednesday.

'Shameful' La Liga has no goal-line technology: Xavi

The coach was furious after Lamine Yamal had a shot which Barcelona said crossed the line not given as a goal after officials could not prove that it had using VAR.

Bellingham gives Real Madrid late Clasico win over Barcelona

Jude Bellingham snatched Real Madrid a dramatic 3-2 Clasico win over champions Barcelona on Sunday to take them 11 points clear at the top of La Liga with six matches remaining.

LaLiga title race on the line at Clasico against Real, Xavi says

Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez said winning Sunday's "El Clasico" in the Spanish capital is the only way his side can hold off Real Madrid's run to the LaLiga title - the only remaining major silverware Barca could win this season.

April 15, 2024
April 15, 2024

Expect another PSG thriller: Xavi

The five-time champions edged Luis Enrique's PSG side 3-2 in a Paris blockbuster last week and are aiming to reach the semi-finals for the first time since 2019.

March 29, 2024
March 29, 2024

Barca starlets Yamal, Cubarsi 'can define era of world football': Xavi

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez said Friday teenage stars Lamine Yamal and Pau Cubarsi could go on to 'define an era' of world football.

March 17, 2024
March 17, 2024

PSG favourites in Barca clash: Xavi

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez said on Saturday PSG were the favourites in their upcoming Champions League quarter-final tussle.

March 13, 2024
March 13, 2024

Napoli win one of best moments as Barca coach: Xavi

The Spanish champions won 3-1 at the Olympic Stadium to seal a 4-2 aggregate win against last year's Serie A winners, returning to the last eight for the first time since 2020.

March 12, 2024
March 12, 2024

Barca relying on starlet Yamal against Napoli

The 16-year-old winger could prove crucial in the Champions League last 16 second-leg clash with Napoli on Tuesday at the club's temporary Olympic Stadium home.

February 22, 2024
February 22, 2024

Barca manager Xavi left wanting more after Napoli draw

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez said he was satisfied with the point from their 1-1 draw with Napoli in their Champions League last-16 match on Wednesday but he could not help feeling the first leg tie had been there for the taking.

February 22, 2024
February 22, 2024

Xavi confident of Barca getting past Napoli after 'undeserved' draw

Xavi is optimistic of Barcelona reaching the quarterfinals of the Champions League despite watching his dominant team held 1-1 at Napoli on Wednesday.

February 21, 2024
February 21, 2024

Xavi wary of Napoli under new coach

Struggling Napoli sacked Walter Mazzarri and brought in Slovakia coach Francesco Calzona on Monday, 48 hours before they host Barcelona.

February 17, 2024
February 17, 2024

Barca cannot afford any more slip-ups: Xavi

Barcelona have little room for error if they are to defend their LaLiga title, manager Xavi Hernandez said on Friday ahead of his side's trip to Celta Vigo.

February 2, 2024
February 2, 2024

Real Madrid 'adulterating' La Liga: Barca coach Xavi

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez complained Friday rivals Real Madrid are influencing referees "every week" and said it meant La Liga was "completely adulterated".

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