Lionel Messi in `perfect condition`: Luis Enrique
Lionel Messi in `perfect condition`: Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes there are no injury concerns over star man Lionel Messi ahead of his side`s trip to Celta Vigo on Sunday.

Few players capable of Luis Suarez goal, says Barca coach
Few players capable of Luis Suarez goal, says Barca coach

 Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes that few players would be capable of scoring the Luis Suarez goal that gave them a2-1 victory over Real Madrid in Sunday’s La Liga ‘Clasico’.

Luis Enrique unfazed by Luis Suarez petulance
Luis Enrique unfazed by Luis Suarez petulance

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique refused to be drawn on Tuesday over Luis Suarez’s petulant reaction to being substituted in the weekend win over Granada.

Carry on with nutmegs, Barca coach tells underfire Neymar
Carry on with nutmegs, Barca coach tells underfire Neymar

 Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has told Neymar to carry on regardless after the Brazilian received criticism for provoking Atletico Madrid players with his "nutmegging and talking".

Lionel Messi, Neymar rested for Barcelona's Kings Cup game at Elche
Lionel Messi, Neymar rested for Barcelona's Kings Cup game at Elche

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has decided to rest Lionel Messi, Neymar and most of his regulars for the King`s Cup last 16, second leg match at Elche later on Thursday.

Upbeat Luis Enrique hails Barca resolve in PSG win
Upbeat Luis Enrique hails Barca resolve in PSG win

 Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was delighted to have ended PSG`s unbeaten run in all competitions this season despite being forced to adopt a new system in a landmark Champions League triumph for the Catalans. Former Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic put the French side ahead after 15 minutes on Wednesday before the home side turned the Group F decider around with goals from Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. The victory ensured that Barca topped the standings on 15 points, two ahead of PSG, and set a new record of 13 group wins in the competition, one more than arch rivals Real Madrid. It was still scrappy at times from Barca, though, who began with an unfamiliar three-man defence and PSG had a number of chances to add more goals, especially in the second half before Suarez struck on 77 minutes to seal victory for the hosts. "Was the new system a risk? Well it depends on the result, whatever happens whether it is good or bad depends on the result," Luis Enrique told reporters. "We were without a key player in (suspended fullback) Dani Alves and we went out with a game plan to cause problems for an opponent that defended deeply and looked to counter-attack. 

Defending together key to stopping Ibra: Luis Enrique
Defending together key to stopping Ibra: Luis Enrique

 Defending as a unit will be the key to stopping Paris St Germain talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Wednesday`s Champions League Group F showdown, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday.

Unaware Lionel Messi was injected painkiller: Luis Enrique
Unaware Lionel Messi was injected painkiller: Luis Enrique

 FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has said he did not know that star striker Lionel Messi had played in Saturday's Clasico match against Real Madrid after been given a pain-killing injection.

Sergi Samper the latest gem from Barcelona production line
Sergi Samper the latest gem from Barcelona production line

One thing that has stood out during the early stages of Luis Enrique`s stint as Barcelona coach is the faith he is placing in recent graduates from the club`s famed "La Masia" academy.

Barcelona coach doesn`t rule out further signings

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique hasn`t ruled out the possibility of making further signings before the end of August.

Pique renews with Barca, sees return to top

Gerard Pique extended his Barcelona contract by four years on Monday, praising new coach Luis Enrique and predicting their return to the top after a season with no silverware.

First goal key for Barca against Atletico - Martino

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino believes his side need to score first if they are to overcome Atletico Madrid at a fifth time of asking in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.

Travel sickness concerns Barcelona boss Martino

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino admitted he is worried about his side`s shocking away form since the turn of the year after they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Valladolid on Saturday.

Barca boss admits decisions off-Song in Sociedad loss

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino took responsibility for a failed tactical experiment as his side suffered a 3-1 defeat away to Real Sociedad to fall three points behind Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.

Messi makes first start on injury return

Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi will make his first start of 2014 after being included in Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino`s starting line-up for the second-leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 tie away to Getafe.

Messi ready for return to Barca starting line-up

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino could put Lionel Messi back into the starting lineup for the King`s Cup game against Getafe on Thursday as he continues to ease him back from injury.

Puyol won’t be retiring this season - Barca coach

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has poured cold water on a report that suggested captain Carles Puyol was considering retiring at the end of the season due to a string of injuries.

Barca boss Martino relishing Pellegrini clash

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has said he is looking forward to facing fellow South American Manuel Pellegrini after his side were drawn against Manchester City in the Champions League last 16 on Monday.

Coach claims Fabregas` heart still at Barca despite Man Utd advances

Barcelona coach has claimed that Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas wants to stay at the club despite offers from other clubs coming his way.

Chelsea threaten Guardiola`s Midas touch

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is in danger of tarnishing his reputation as the man with the Midas touch when the holders seek to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Chelsea in Tuesday`s Champions League semi-final second leg at the Nou Camp.