Category Archives: Champions League

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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Barça tamed by Florenzi wondergoal

Champions League defending champions Barça began the quest for back-to-back titles with a 1-1 draw at AS Roma tonight. Luis Enrique’s men got off to an excellent start when Luis Suárez headed in from Ivan Rakitic’s cross in the 21st … Continue reading

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Champions League preview: AS Roma vs FC Barcelona

Barça begin their defence of the Champions League tomorrow night with a tough game at AS Roma at the Olympic Stadium in Rome (Wednesday 8.45 pm). No team has ever won back-to-back Champions Leagues which makes this season’s competition even … Continue reading

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Return of the Trident to face Malaga

Few can deny that Barça’s success last season was very much down to the incredible talent of the team’s three most advanced players, Leo Messi, Neymar Jr and Luis Suárez. The three scored an astonishing 122 goals between them on the way to winning … Continue reading

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Barça sink Juve to clinch second treble

Goals from Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suárez and Neymar Jr earned Barça a deserved 3-1 win over Juventus in Berlin tonight to clinch the club‘s fifth European Cup while becoming the first ever club to complete two trebles of the Champions … Continue reading

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Champions League Final Preview: Juventus vs Barça

The 2014/15 season reaches its climax tomorrow evening when Barça and Juventus face off in the Champions League Final at Berlin’s Olympiastadion (Saturday 8.45 pm). Both finalists arrive to the game as champions of their respective league and cup competitions, which … Continue reading

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Chiellini ruled out of final

Two days to go to Saturday’s Champions League Final and the nerves are building. Today’s news is that Juventus’s defender Giorgio Chiellini has been definitely ruled out of the game after picking up an injury in training yesterday. His replacement … Continue reading

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Three days to go

To help get in the mood for Saturday’s final here’s a tune I’ve been whistling all week. With three days to go the latest news is that Juventus’s defender Georgio Chiellini had to pull out of training today with a sore calf … Continue reading

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Countdown to Berlin

The 3-1 victory over Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey completed Barça sixth domestic league and cup double (1952, 1953, 1959, 1998, 2009 and 2015) and now there are just five days to go before the Champions League Final … Continue reading

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