Category Archives: Ivan Rakitic

Barça lose again at Fiorentina

Barça continued an underwhelming preseason tonight with a 2-1 defeat to Paulo Sousa’s Fiorentina in Florence. Luis Enrique’s men were stunned by two early goals from striker Italian Federico Bernadeschi in the home side’s first two attacks of the game. … 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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Rakitic seals City’s fate

Ivan Rakitic’s first half goal earned a 1-0 victory over Manchester City on the night and a 3-1 aggregate win overall which puts Barça in the Champions League quarter-finals for the eighth successive season. The possible rivals in Friday’s draw … Continue reading

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Rakitic and Suárez inspire Barça to victory

A below-par Barça clocked up three more points this afternoon with a 1-3 win over Granada at the Nuevo Los Cármenes stadium. Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suárez made the difference in an uninspiring game with both players involved in all … Continue reading

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Suárez strikes twice but Barça fail to kill off City

Luis Suárez scored twice as Barça earned a 1-2 victory over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium tonight. The Uruguayan struck both his goals in a marvellous first half from Luis Enriqué’s men in which City were fortunate to keep the … Continue reading

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Rotations expected at Elche

Barça begin the second half of La Liga 2014/15 with a return to Elche where just eight days ago a second string team won 0-4 in the Copa del Rey. Luis Enrique will put out a stronger eleven for tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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Messi’s late penalty earns narrow advantage over Atlético

Barça earned a narrow 1-0 win over Atlético Madrid in tonight’s Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg at Camp Nou. The game was intense throughout but looked to be heading for a goalless draw until referee José Luis Gonzalez Gonzalez … Continue reading

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Barça ease the tension with five goals past Elche

Barça took a big step towards the Copa del Rey quarter-finals with a 5-0 first-leg win over Elche at Camp Nou tonight. Neymar, Luis Suarez and Leo Messi all scored before half-time to put Barça three up, Jordi Alba added … Continue reading

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Barça cruise to 0-4 win in Huesca

Goals from Ivan Rakitic, Andrés Iniesta, Pedro and Rafinha earned Barça a comfortable 0-4 win over Huesca in the first leg game of the Copa del Rey tonight. The victory leaves classification for the last 16 almost certain where Barça … Continue reading

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Barça hit Granada for six

Luis Enrique’s Barça responded to the criticism received following the goalless draw at Malaga by destroying Granada 6-0 at Camp Nou this evening. Leo Messi led the way with a majestic performance, scoring twice and creating another three, and the Argentinian was … Continue reading

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