Category Archives: Javier Mascherano

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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Barça face Ajax with pressure building on Luis Enrique

Twenty players have made the trip to Holland for Barça’s Champions League game with Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena tomorrow night (Wednesday 8.45 pm). Sergi Roberto with a pulled thigh muscle joins Jeremy Mathieu, Andrés Iniesta and Thomas Vermaelen on … Continue reading

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Messi, Neymar, Iniesta and Mascherano finalists for 2014 Ballon d’Or

Four Barça players have been included in the final list of 23 candidates for the 2014 Ballon d’Or. Leo Messi, Neymar and Andrés Iniesta who finished second, fifth and sixth respectively in 2013 are again nominated while Javier Mascherano has … Continue reading

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Sandro seals Barça win over Ajax

Barça needed to wait until a 94th minute goal from substitute Sandro to secure the three points against Ajax in tonight’s Champions League Group F match at Camp Nou. The victory seemed to be in the bag after Neymar Jr … Continue reading

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Can Barça retain the World Cup?

Four years have passed but we all remember proudly how Andrés Iniesta’s extra-time goal in Johannesburg earned Barça a resounding victory over the rest of the world. Barça’s captain Carles Puyol will hand the trophy back to the organisers shortly before … Continue reading

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Mascherano 2018

Two and a half weeks have passed since Luis Enrique took over as Barça’s first team coach and despite an abundance of transfer rumours there are still no confirmed signings apart from Marc Andre Ter Stegen. It is being reported … Continue reading

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Barça’s frustrating hunt for a centre-back

With just over a week remaining until the opening games of La Liga 2013/14 Barça have still not managed to secure the much-needed signing of a central defender. The two most-talked-about candidates, Chelsea’s David Luiz and Liverpool’s Daniel Agger, are … Continue reading

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Paris SG 2 FC Barcelona 2

A last gasp strike from Blaise Matuidi denied Barça victory over Paris Saint-Germain in a bruising encounter at the Parc des Princes tonight. PSG gave Barça plenty of headaches and had the better chances in the opening half hour though … Continue reading

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Fourteen Barcelona players in World’s top 100

In anticipation of the Fifa awards later today The Footy Blog has produced a list of its Top 100 Footballers compiled from the votes of 19 well respected football experts. That all nineteen voted for Leo Messi in first place … Continue reading

Posted in Alexis Sanchez, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol, Cesc Fabregas, Dani Alves, David Villa, Eric Abidal, Gerard Piqué, Javier Mascherano, Leo Messi, Pedro Rodriguez, Sergio Busquets, Victor Valdés, Xavi Hernandez | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments