April 9th, 2013
06:07 PM ET

Pedro's Point of View: Is Barca's backline strong enough?

With Carles Puyol and Javier Mascherano out, much is expected of Gerard Pique. (Getty Images).
With Carles Puyol and Javier Mascherano out, much is expected of Gerard Pique. (Getty Images).

Carles Puyol is out. Javier Mascherano is out. All of a sudden, Barcelona have yet another defensive crisis ahead of a crucial Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain.

At a time when speculation regarding a big money move for Neymar continues to grab the headlines, is signing another forward really a priority at the Camp Nou?

Securing a top defender would be a better investment. Without one, future European campaigns could proves fruitless. FULL POST

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April 9th, 2013
05:53 PM ET

CNN Football Club: Albert Ferrer answers your questions!

Albert Ferrer played for Spain, Barcelona and Chelsea. (Getty Images).
Albert Ferrer played for Spain, Barcelona and Chelsea. (Getty Images).

After taking to the pitch for both Spain and Barcelona, Albert Ferrer knows about performing under pressure.

But how did the former full back fare when he made his debut for the CNN Football Club?  FULL POST