Champions Barça play the final game of La Liga 2014/15 when Deportivo de La Coruña visit Camp Nou tomorrow evening (Saturday 6.30 pm). With the title won there will be a party atmosphere to the occasion and after the match the league trophy will be presented. There will also be the chance for Camp Nou to pay homage to Xavi Hernández who yesterday confirmed he will be leaving the club at the end of the season. Continue reading
According to RAC 1 Xavi Hernández will leave Barça at the end of the season to take an offer to play in Qatar. The story claims that Xavi made the decision a few weeks ago and now that the league has been won there will be a press conference announced for Thursday where Xavi will officially announce the news. The plan is for the club to pay homage to Xavi’s career before Saturday’s home match with Deportivo de La Coruña.
Barça take on Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón tomorrow (Sunday 7 pm) hoping to sew up La Liga 2014/15 with a week to spare. A win will confirm Barça’s 23rd Spanish league title while the celebrations will also begin if Real Madrid lose at Espanyol (kick-off at the same time) or if both Barça and Madrid draw their games . If it doesn’t happen tomorrow Barça still have a home game against Deportivo next Saturday to complete the job, making the situation so much in Barça’s favour that many bookmakers are no longer taking bets on the title winner (you’ll get 1/100 at best). Continue reading
Barça’s season is reaching a thrilling climax. La Liga will be ours if we can take three points from the remaining two league games against Atlético and Depor, and then we can enjoy the Copa del Rey Final against Athletic Club followed by the Champions League Final on June 6. Tonight we will know our opponent in Berlin when Real Madrid attempt to overturn Juventus’s 2-1 first leg advantage at the Bernabéu. Continue reading
Following the 3-0 victory over Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich in last Wednesday’s first leg, Barça are firm favourites to reach the Champions League Final in Berlin on June 6. However, 90 minutes remain in tomorrow’s second leg at the Allianz Arena (Tuesday 8.45 pm) and Bayern’s big wins over Shakhtar in the last 16 (7-0) and Porto in the quarter-finals (6-1) demonstrate the the Bavarians’ strength on their home turf. Luis Enrique has named all 23 first team players plus Samper, Munir and Sandro from Barça B for the game and the group travelled to Munich at lunchtime today. The Barça coach and Javier Mascherano will give a press conference this afternoon and at 7 pm the players will train at the Allianz. Continue reading
Following Barça’s superb 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday night there is inevitable talk of a treble as bookmakers make Luis Enrique’s men odds-on favourites in all three competitions. It’s back to La Liga now where Barça maintain a two-point advantage over Real Madrid with three games remaining with Barça’s next test tomorrow when Real Sociedad visit Camp Nou (Saturday 6 pm). However, a possible players’ strike for the last two league games of the season and for the Copa del Rey final threatens to disrupt the season’s climax. Continue reading