Xavi Hernandez

Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi agent plays down Manchester City link
Xavi Hernandez's agent Ivan Corretja moves to quash rumours that he met with Manchester City over a proposed move for the Barcelona legend.
Oct 18, 00:58
Spanish midfielder Xavi Hernandez celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2008 championships semi-final football match Russia vs. Spain on June 26, 2008
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque pays Xavi Hernandez tribute
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque praises the influence of Xavi Hernandez following the veteran midfielder's decision to retire from international football.
Aug 5, 16:15
Xavi in action for Spain during the World Cup final on July 11, 2010.
Xavi Hernandez confirms international retirement
Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez confirms his retirement from international football.
Aug 5, 11:21
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi to stay at Barcelona
Barcelona announce that veteran midfielder Xavi is poised to snub a move to New York City FC in favour of remaining in Catalunya.
Jul 24, 21:03
Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas walks back to his goal after Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben scored during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014
Raul: 'Spain past their prime'
Former Spain striker Raul believes that the current team is past its prime following their poor showing at the World Cup.
Jun 25, 13:55
Former Champions League winners Fernando Morientes and Luis Garcia at the Heineken Ibiza Final on May 24, 2014
Diary: Sports Mole at the Heineken Ibiza Final with Luis Garcia and Fernando Morientes
Find out how Sports Mole watched the Champions League final with Luis Garcia and Fernando Morientes at the Heineken Ibiza Final.
May 29, 13:44
Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs FC Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium in Valencia on January 19, 2014
Team News: Barcelona defender Gerard Pique back for La Liga finale against Atletico Madrid
Gerard Pique returns to the Barcelona lineup for the winner-takes-all La Liga finale against Atletico Madrid.
May 17, 16:40
Southampton's English midfielder Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on December 22, 2013
Mauricio Pochettino praises "special" Adam Lallana
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino describes Adam Lallana as a "very unique player" following his performance during the team's recent 4-0 win over Newcastle United.
Mar 31, 12:48
Barcelona's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Elche CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 5, 2014
Result: Alexis Sanchez hat-trick downs Elche
Alexis Sanchez hits a hat-trick as Barcelona record a comfortable 4-0 win over Elche at Camp Nou.
Jan 5, 16:55
Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Xavi scores a penalty during the UEFA Champions League group H football match against Ajax on November 26, 2013
Xavi Hernandez: 'Ajax out-Barcelona'ed us'
Barcelona's Xavi congratulates Ajax on beating them at their own game following the 2-1 defeat to the Dutch champions in Amsterdam.
Nov 26, 23:24
Barca's Adriano is congratulated by teammates after a goal against Malaga on August 25, 2013
Adriano ruled out for Barcelona
Barcelona defender Adriano is sidelined for Tuesday's Champions League encounter against Ajax with an ankle injury.
Nov 25, 13:56
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi Hernandez could miss Barcelona's clash with Granada
Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez could miss his side's clash with Granada due to a muscle strain.
Nov 19, 14:17
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere celebrates after scoring against Norwich during the English Premier League football match on October 19, 2013
Jack Wilshere leads Barcelona midfield wishlist?
Barcelona want Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere as a successor to Xavi Hernandez, according to a report in the Spanish press.
Oct 22, 03:53
Philipp Lahm of Bayern Munich talks to the media prior to the UEFA Super Cup match between Bayern Muenchen and Chelsea FC at Stadion Eden on August 29, 2013
Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta praise versatile Philipp Lahm
Barcelona midfield duo Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta share their admiration for Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm.
Oct 14, 19:10
Andrei Arshavin of Russia is challenged by Xavi Hernandez of Spain during the UEFA EURO 2008 Semi Final match between Russia and Spain at Ernst Happel Stadion on June 26, 2008
Xavi Hernandez relieved after narrow Spain win
Spain veteran Xavi Hernandez shares his relief after La Roja earned a 2-1 win over Belarus to move within a point of World Cup qualification.
Oct 12, 01:41
Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque during the Confederations Cup against Italy on June 27, 2013
Result: Spain edge out Belarus
Spain need Xavi's magic to unlock Belarus's stern defence.
Oct 11, 22:51
On loan Barcelona frontman Bojan Krkic playing for Ajax on July 25, 2013
Team News: Bojan starts against Barcelona for Ajax
Bojan starts for Ajax against his parent club Barcelona in the Champions League this evening.
Sep 18, 19:06
Barca midfielder Alex Song in action on August 10, 2013
On this day: Alex Song signs for Barcelona
On this day in 2012, Cameroonian midfielder Alex Song left Arsenal to sign for Barcelona for £15m.
Aug 20, 10:00
Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez is congratulated by team mates after tapping in the opening goal against Levante on August 18, 2013
Half-Time Report: Rampant Barcelona six up against Levante
Barcelona score six first-half goals in their La Liga opener against Levante in Gerardo Martino's first game in charge of the Catalan giants.
Aug 18, 18:47
Cesc Fabregas
On this day: Cesc Fabregas leaves Arsenal for Barcelona
On this day in 2011, Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas left Arsenal to sign for Barcelona.
Aug 15, 09:47
Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara in action on May 1, 2013
Xavi Hernandez: 'Thiago Alcantara should remain at Barcelona'
Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez believes that teammate Thiago Alcantara should remain at Camp Nou next season.
May 24, 08:20
Barcelona's Pedro celebrates with team mate Xavi after scoring the opening goal against Real Valladolid on May 19, 2013
Result: Barcelona overcome Real Valladolid
Barcelona earn a 2-1 victory over Real Valladolid at Camp Nou in La Liga.
May 19, 21:51
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring in his side's match with Valencia on February 3, 2013
Team News: Lionel Messi starts on Barcelona bench
Lionel Messi is named on the Barcelona bench for tonight's Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou.
May 1, 18:42
Iker Casillas
Xavi: 'Iker Casillas won't join Barcelona'
Barcelona midfielder Xavi insists that unsettled Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas won't be moving to the Catalan club in the summer.
Apr 18, 12:54
Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against AC Milan in the Champions League last 16 clash on March 12, 2013
Team News: Lionel Messi on bench for Barcelona
Lionel Messi starts on the bench for the second leg of Barcelona's Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain.
Apr 10, 18:41
Barcelona's Xavi converts a penalty to score his team's second against Paris Saint-Germain on April 2, 2013
Match Analysis: Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 Barcelona
Sports Mole looks over an entertaining first leg between PSG and Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final.
Apr 2, 22:20
Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Barcelona on April 2, 2013
Live Commentary: Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 Barcelona - as it happened
Read how PSG snatched a last-gasp draw against Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.
Apr 2, 18:45
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his second goal against AC Milan on March 12, 2013
Result: Barcelona hit four to oust AC Milan
Barcelona overturn a two-goal deficit from the first leg to edge out AC Milan 4-2 on aggregate and qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals.
Mar 12, 21:34
Barcelona players celebrate the opening goal in their Champions League clash against AC Milan on March 12, 2013
Half-Time Report: Lionel Messi brace brings Barcelona level against AC Milan
Two-goal Lionel Messi puts Barcelona level on aggregate against AC Milan in their Champions League last-16 clash.
Mar 12, 20:31
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta in action against Celtic on November 7, 2012
Preview: Barcelona vs. Deportivo La Coruna
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash at the Camp Nou between leaders Barcelona and bottom-placed Deportivo La Coruna.
Mar 8, 00:16
Ronaldo and Messi during the first leg of the 2012/13 Super Cup on August 23, 2012
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo rested by Real Madrid
Real Madrid rest a number of key players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, for today's La Liga clash with rivals Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Mar 2, 14:18
Wigan boss Roberton Martinez likes what he see's against Reading on November 24, 2012
Roberto Martinez named Catalan Coach of the Year
Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez is named as the Catalan Coach of the Year for 2012.
Feb 21, 23:58
Barcelona's Lionel Messi is chased by AC Milan's Massimo Ambrosini during the two sides Champions League match on February 20, 2013
Half-Time Report: Goalless between AC Milan, Barcelona
AC Milan and Barcelona both fail to score during the opening half of the first leg of tonight's Champions League last-16 encounter at the San Siro.
Feb 20, 20:36
Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores the opener against Athletic Bilbao on December 1, 2012
Team News: Lionel Messi on bench for Barcelona
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is named on the bench for their final Champions League group match against Benfica at the Camp Nou.
Dec 5, 18:59
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Half-Time Report: Barcelona being held by Levante
Barcelona and Levante both fail to score in the opening half of tonight's La Liga encounter at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia.
Nov 25, 20:46
Harry Redknapp
Video: Harry Redknapp reveals 'Ultimate Team'
New Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp reveals his 'Ultimate Team' for FIFA 13.
Nov 24, 13:01
Lionel Messi
Live Commentary: Barcelona 2-1 Celtic - as it happened
Live text updates of Celtic's trip to the Camp Nou face giants Barcelona in the Champions League, courtesy of Sports Mole.
Oct 23, 18:30
Preview: Barcelona vs. Celtic
Celtic could make it two from two away from home in the Champions League on Tuesday but they travel to formidable Barcelona. Sports Mole assesses the Bhoys' chances.
Oct 21, 11:24
Lionel Messi
Luis Pizzi: 'Barcelona more than just Lionel Messi'
Deportivo striker Luis Pizzi insists that Lionel Messi is not Barcelona's only threat ahead of their match on Saturday.
Oct 19, 20:44
Cesc Fabregas
Match Analysis: Benfica 0-2 Barcelona
Sports Mole casts its eye over Barcelona's two-goal victory in the Iberian Champions League encounter at Benfica.
Oct 2, 22:01
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