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Xavi Apologizes for Barcelona’s Supercopa Defeat

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández expressed deep regret and apologized to the club's fans following their 4-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final in Saudi Arabia. Vinícius Júnior's first-half hat-trick, which included two goals within the opening 10 minutes, and Rodrygo Goes' goal sealed Madrid's victory, avenging last year's defeat. Despite Robert Lewandowski briefly bringing Barça back into the game at 2-1, Vinícius' penalty ensured a commanding lead at halftime. In a post-match interview, Xavi acknowledged the team's poor performance,

Xavi-Led Leipzig Faces Freiburg Challenge

RB Leipzig seeks inspiration from Xavi as they strive to reclaim a top-four spot against Freiburg on Sunday. Get the latest updates and insights on this crucial Bundesliga clash. Content: RB Leipzig, led by Xavi's impressive form, aims for victory against Freiburg to secure a top-four position. After a setback against Mainz, Leipzig bounced back with a 2-1 win at Red Star Belgrade. Midfielder Kevin Kampl and striker Yussuf Poulsen are expected to return, strengthening Leipzig's lineup. However, Dani Olmo remains unavailable, and
Xavi thinks Sevilla should serve as example to Barcelona

Xavi thinks Sevilla should serve as example to Barcelona

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez wants his team to be aggressive and fearless as they face second placed Sevilla in LaLiga on Tuesday, while also showing great respect and admiration for their rivals. "They are doing things very well," Xavi told a news conference on Monday. "You can look at Bayern (Munich), they are playing great, but I what I like about Sevilla is how they work, their coach (Julen Lopetegui) is one of the best, they also have Monchi (sports director). Sevilla should
Lionel Messi "Wished Me Luck": New Barcelona Manager Xavi Reveals

Lionel Messi “Wished Me Luck”: New Barcelona Manager Xavi…

Xavi Hernandez, who took over as the new manager of FC Barcelona, revealed that his former teammate and friend Lionel Messi texted him and congratulated him after he became the club's new boss. Xavi Hernandez said Barcelona's players will have to play by his rules and raise their standards as the club's new coach laid down a firm message at his unveiling on Monday. Xavi was presented in front of almost 10,000 fans at Camp Nou before signing his contract on the pitch,
Barcelona Closing In On Xavi As B Team Coach Sergi Barjuan

Barcelona Closing In On Xavi As B Team Coach…

Xavi is currently coach of Al Sadd but prising him away from the Qatari club is not expected to be a problem, with the Spaniard eager to complete a sensational return. Barcelona are close to finalising Xavi Hernandez's long-anticipated return as coach, according to various reports in the Catalan press on Thursday, with B team coach Sergi Barjuan put in temporary charge following the sacking of Ronald Koeman. Barca president Joan Laporta was reportedly in talks with Xavi about the vacant position on
Barca return reports 'incorrect' as Xavi signs new Al-Sadd deal

Barca return reports ‘incorrect’ as Xavi signs new Al-Sadd…

DOHA: Qatari side Al-Sadd announced on Wednesday (May 12) former Spain midfielder Xavi has signed a contract extension to keep him as their coach until 2023. Xavi, 41, has been linked with a move back to Barcelona to replace Ronald Koeman but the 2010 World Cup winner denied the reports in the Spanish press. "This is incorrect. I have a two-season contract with Al-Sadd, and I respect this contract, and I also respect the official negotiation methods between all parties," he said in

Lionel Messi surpasses Xavi to set Barcelona appearance record

Messi netted his league-leading 22nd and 23rd goals from inside the area in the 56th and 89th. Lionel Messi played his 768th match for Barcelona to surpass Xavi Hernández for the record number of club appearances. Messi and American defender Sergiño Dest scored two goals each as Barcelona easily beat Sociedad for its fifth consecutive league win — and ninth straight away from home. Griezmann opened the scoring in the 37th before Dest netted in the 43rd and 53rd minutes for his first

Messi ties Xavi’s record as Barcelona cut Atlético’s lead

For his 767th match, Messi was honored by Barcelona with a large image behind one of the goals showing him embracing Xavi as the players looked forward and pointed upward. The banner included the words "767 matches" and “touching the sky. Lionel Messi scored twice as he tied Xavi Hernández's record of most appearances for Barcelona on Monday, putting them within four points of the Spanish league lead after beating last-placed Huesca 4-1. For his 767th match, Messi was honored by Barcelona with

We’re ready to face Al Khor: Al Sadd coach…

“The League championship is very important to us this season and our first goal is to win the title, so we are ready to compete for it. The international players are back with us after several days’ absence and we won the Ooredoo Cup,” said Al Sadd coach Xavi Hernandez ahead of their 2020-21 season QNB Stars League Week 4 match against Al Khor. “We are in good condition to face Al Khor which we know will be difficult because we will face