Luis Enrique hailed the performances of Paco Alcacer and Neymar Jr. as Barcelona defeated Granada 4-1 to close the gap atop the La Liga table to a mere 2 points.
Barcelona will be without two of their key players as they travel to Celta Vigo on Sunday evening looking to secure all three points.
After failing to land any of their top transfer priorities this summer, Barcelona finally seem to have made a high profile signing in the form of Paco Alcacer.
The 22-year-old scored a brace against Luxembourg after coming on for Juventus striker Álvaro Morata, and will be given the opportunity to impress from the start against Ukraine
Spanish manager Vicente Del Bosque rued the injuries suffered by David Silva and Alvaro Morata, even as his side ensured qualification for Euro 2016 after recording a comfortable 4-0 win against Luxembourg. Silva was replaced after 10 mins by Juan Mata after suffering a twist in his ankle and Morata had to be stretchered off 20 mins later after suffering heavy bruises to his fibula. Morata was replaced by Valencia youngster Paco Alcacer. Spain took the lead just before half time when Santi Cazorla smacked in the rebound after Pedro’s initial shot was saved by the Luxembourg goalkeeper. After a slow start to the second half, Spain eventually doubled their lead in the 67th minute through substitute Paco Alcacer, who stabbed home a Cesc Fabregas through ball. Alcacer and Cazorla added their 2nd goals of the night in the 80th and the 86th minute respectively to cap off an injury stricken yet comfortable win for the Spanish. Del Bosque Relieved […]
Defending champions Spain secured their place in next year's European Championships in France with a 4-0 win over minnows Luxembourg thanks to doubles from Santi Cazorla and Paco Alcacer on Friday.
Ahead of their clash with bottom-placed Macedonia, Vincente Del Bosque is willing to make changes as Spain look to capitalise on a good run of international form. Forward Diego Costa might lose his starting spot, in favour of Valencia forward Paco Alcacer.
Premier League side Liverpool are keen on signing Valencia striker Paco Alcacer according to reports in Spain. The Merseysiders have struggled to find goals this season after the departure of last season’s top scorer Luis Suarez and an injury to Daniel Sturridge. The duo had scored a total of 53 goals last season, so the absence of both has hit Liverpool hard. Manager Brendan Rodgers forked out £16m on Mario Balotelli, but the Italian has been poor so far and is yet to score a goal in the Premier League. According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Alcacer is stalling over a new contract as his current deal expires in the summer of 2016. Liverpool are trying to take advantage of the situation as they have already spoken to Alcacer’s representatives on his availability. With the transfer window open now, Alcacer could wait and see any potential offers on his table before deciding to sign a contract. Liverpool however will have to […]
Arsenal FC are reportedly scouting young Valencia striker Francisco Paco Alcacer and are expected to make a transfer move in the summer.