Category: Gerard Piqué

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde: Gerard Pique should be fit to face Chelsea

Ernesto Valverde credits substitute Philippe Coutinho for propelling Barcelona to their Copa del Rey semi-final win over Valencia. After booking their return to the Copa del Rey final, the ESPN FC crew reflect on Barcelona’s evolution since their Spanish Super Cup loss against Real Madrid. BARCELONA — Gerard Pique missed […]

Gerard Pique gesture at Espanyol sparks change in La Liga celebration protocol

After a rain-soaked and fiery Catalan derby, ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner delves into the key talking points and Gerard Pique’s impact. La Liga has announced that it will now notify the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) of “clear simulations and provocative goal celebrations” which are not mentioned in the referee’s […]

Gerard Pique in Barcelona squad vs Valencia despite knee injury

With no goals or assists in his first four games, ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe explains why Barcelona shouldn’t worry about Philippe Coutinho just yet. BARCELONA — Gerard Pique has been included in Barcelona’s squad for Thursday’s Copa del Rey semifinal second leg at Valencia despite injuring his knee during the […]

RFEF will not sanction Barcelona’s Gerard Pique over goal celebration vs. Espanyol

Watch the full match highlights as Gerard Pique scored a late header for Barcelona in the Catalunya derby as Ernesto Valverdes men drew 1-1 with Espanyol Pique rose highest to head home a Lionel Messi free kick in the 83rd minute, cancelling out Gerard Morenos opener to salvage a point […]

Gerard Pique has knee injury likely to miss Copa del Rey semifinal

After a rain-soaked and fiery Catalan derby, ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner delves into the key talking points and Gerard Pique’s impact. Watch the full match highlights as Gerard Pique scored a late header for Barcelona in the Catalunya derby as Ernesto Valverdes men drew 1-1 with Espanyol Pique rose highest […]

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique – Telling Espanyol fans to be quiet was least I could do

After a rain-soaked and fiery Catalan derby, ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner delves into the key talking points and Gerard Pique’s impact. Gerard Pique’s header ensured a point in the Catalan derby as Barcelona set a club record for longest unbeaten start to a La Liga season. Gerard Pique’s header ensured […]

Lionel Messi-Gerard Pique connection salvages draw for Barcelona

Gerard Pique headed home Lionel Messi’s free kick to earn Barcelona a point. Barcelona came from behind with Gerard Pique’s late goal salvaging a 1-1 draw against Espanyol on Sunday, in a spiky Catalan derby on a waterlogged pitch in Cornella. The Catalans maintained their unbeaten run in La Liga, […]

Javier Mascherano: ‘I played centre-back to survive at Barcelona’

Javier Mascherano struggled to hold back the tears as he announced his exit from Barcelona after nearly eight years. Javier Mascherano has told Gerard Pique in an interview for The Players’ Tribune that it was a “thankless task” to be a defender at Barcelona at times and that playing out of position […]

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique I would have retired without new contract

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Philippe Coutinho’s first moments at the Camp Nou after joining Barcelona. Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde admits he’s surprised by Ousmane Dembele’s injury setback, but is hopeful his plan of easing the 20 year old back into the squad will still work. The ESPN FC […]

Espanyol want action against Barcelona over Pique Busquets remarks

Lionel Messi discusses Barca’s recent tough clash with Espanyol and the latest additions of Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina. Ernesto Valverde discusses the many facets of Philippe Coutinho’s game after the Brazilian made his Barcelona debut off the bench against Espanyol. Espanyol have called for an investigation into comments made […]

Gerard Pique agrees long-term Barcelona contract until 2022

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Philippe Coutinho’s first moments at the Camp Nou after joining Barcelona. Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde admits he’s surprised by Ousmane Dembele’s injury setback, but is hopeful his plan of easing the 20 year old back into the squad will still work. The ESPN FC […]