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Getafegate: Barça’s halloween horrorshow and As

Barça’s halloween party after the victory at Getafe was not a clever idea. It may have seemed like harmless fun at the time but the prank soon went wrong when the players involved interrupted the press conference of a Getafe … Continue reading

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Luis Suárez Superstar

This time last season Luis Suárez played his first game for Barça in a 3-1 defeat at the Bernábeu. The Uruguayan had just completed a four-month ban for chomping on Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder in the World Cup and there was … Continue reading

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UEFA’s justice

When I moved to Barcelona in 1989 one of the first things that struck me about Barça’s followers was an apparent paranoia towards football’s authorities. Leagues had been lost due to biased refereeing and the powers that be were constantly … Continue reading

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Changes at Barçacentral

Apologies if you are looking for a match preview for tomorrow’s game with Rayo Vallecano but I have decided to stop doing previews and reports for a while with the idea of writing a general round-up or an opinion piece … Continue reading

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Barça frustrated by Sevilla and woodwork

Unai Emery’s Sevilla pulled off a 2-1 victory over Barça this afternoon in a highly entertaining game at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium. Michael Krohn-Dehli and Vicente Iborra hit Barça with a double blow early in the second half before Neymar … Continue reading

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Dilemmas for Luis Enrique at Sevilla

Luis Enrique has just sixteen first team players available for tomorrow afternoon’s game at Sevilla (Saturday 4 pm) as Barça look to regain top spot in La Liga before the internation break. Villarreal, who lead the table on 16 points … Continue reading

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Barça stun Leverkusen with late comeback

Poor Bayer Leverkesen. The German side led Barça for close to an hour in tonight’s Champions League clash at Camp Nou after Papadopolous’s 22nd minute header, and for long periods they looked the better side. With just ten minutes remaining, … Continue reading

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Champions League Preview: Barça vs Bayer Leverkusen

The last time Bayer Leverkusen visited Camp Nou, in March 2012, they received a 7-1 thrashing from Pep Guardiola’s Barça. Leo Messi played an absolute blinder that night, scoring five in one of the most dazzling displays ever seen in … Continue reading

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Suárez double sinks Las Palmas but Barça lose Messi for two months

Luis Suárez scored twice as Barça returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Las Palmas this afternoon. However, the win was soured by a knee injury to Leo Messi that could see the Argentinian sidelined for two months. … Continue reading

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Barça look to bounce back against Las Palmas

Barça face newly-promoted Las Palmas at Camp Nou tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 4 pm) with the need to recover after the shock 4-1 defeat at Celta. Individual defensive errors and a lack of intensity have been blamed as the pricipal causes … Continue reading

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