In spite of the bitter rivalry between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, Blaugrana midfielder Ivan Rakitic has said that he wants the Los Blancos to win the Champions League.
A few minuted before this move, the commentator was talking about Neymar, and his showboating habits -- and he did not exactly say this in a positive way.
Spanish champions FC Barcelona will look climb to the summit of the La Liga table when they host Basque club Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou on Sunday.
Barcelona threw away a two-goal lead set up by Lionel Messi and Ivan Rakitic in the final 13 minutes as Deportivo la Coruna struck a blow to their title hopes with a 2-2 draw on Saturday.
Ivan Rakitic has certainly settled himself into the FC Barcelona squad well. He has now become one of the first names to named by manager Luis Enrique, for his midfield lineup.
FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique declared his side's 2-0 win against Belarusian champions BATE Borisov on Tuesday in the Matchday 3 of the UEFA Champions League as the "turning point" of the season.
European champions Barcelona edged closer to sealing their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as Ivan Rakitic's double handed them a comfortable 2-0 win away at BATE Borisov.
FC Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is confident that the Catalan giants can claim the next trophy en route to a possible six when they face Sevilla in Tuesday's Uefa Super Cup in Tbilisi.
FC Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic admits he does not like playing against Seville and reckons the Catalan giants should be perfect if they are to beat his former club in Tuesday's European Super Cup.
Lionel Messi was at the centre of a headbutting controversy on Wednesday as Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 victory over Serie A side Roma in a pre-season friendly at the Camp Nou.