Category Archives: Tata Martino

La Liga más loca

When La Liga 2013/14 began back in August, who wouldn’t have settled for going into the final match of the season needing to beat Atlético Madrid at Camp Nou to take the title? Following last season’s runaway league, there was a … Continue reading

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Preview: FC Barcelona vs Celta de Vigo (game 30 liga 2013/14)

There is little time for Barça to enjoy the incredible 3-4 victory over Real Madrid as the title race continues tomorrow with Luis Enrique’s Celta de Vigo visiting Camp Nou (Wednesday 8 pm). Tata Martino has decided to rest Xavi … Continue reading

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Preview: FC Barcelona vs Osasuna (game 28 liga 2013/14)

Barça take on Osasuna at Camp Nou tomorrow afternoon (Sunday 5 pm) and nothing other than a victory will do. A week before visiting the Bernabéu Tata Martino’s men cannot afford to concede any more advantage to Real Madrid who … Continue reading

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Copa del Rey Preview: Getafe vs FC Barcelona (last 16 2nd leg)

Barça defend a four-goal lead in tomorrow night’s Copa del Rey last 16 2nd leg game at Getafe with a quarter-final against Rayo Vallecano or Levante at stake. Tata Martino has given a rest to Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets … Continue reading

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Preview: Real Betis vs FC Barcelona (game 13 liga 2013/14)

Tata Martino has named 18 players for tomorrow’s league match against Betis at the Benito Villamarin (Sunday 9 pm). Gerard Piqué continues to have problems with a groin strain and misses the trip to Seville while Martino has also decided … Continue reading

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Match Report: FC Barcelona 3 AC Milan 1

Barça comfortably reached the last 16 of the 2013/14 Champions League after a 3-1 win over AC Milan at Camp Nou tonight. Leo Messi ended his four-match goal drought, blasting Barça in front from the penalty spot after half an … Continue reading

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Preview: FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad (game 6 liga 2013/14)

A victory over Real Sociedad tomorrow evening (Tuesday 8 pm) will see Tata Martino’s team equal Barça’s best ever start to the season of six straight league wins, previously achieved with Louis van Gaal in charge in 1997/98, Pep Guardiola … Continue reading

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Preview: Valencia vs FC Barcelona (game 3 liga 2013/14)

Tata Martino has decided to rest Xavi Hernandez and Alexis Sanchez for tomorrow evening’s league match at Valencia (Sunday 9 pm). Barça will be hoping to continue the 100% start to La Liga with another victory and Martino has recalled … Continue reading

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Supercopa 2013 1st Leg Match Preview: Atlético Madrid vs FC Barcelona

Tata Martino will make at least one change for tomorrow night’s Supercopa first leg against Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderon (Wednesday 11 pm) with Adriano forced to miss out through suspension thanks to the red card he received in last … Continue reading

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Gamper 2013: Barça 8 Santos 0

Barça won the 48th edition of the Trofeu Joan Gamper after a splendid 8-0 victory over the Brazilian side Santos. Goals from Messi, Alexis, Pedro, Fabregas (2), Adriano and Dongou plus an own goal from Santos defender Leo gave the … Continue reading

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