Tag Archives: 2012

Fifa Ballon d’Or Awards 2012

No surprises as Leo Messi lifted his fourth Ballon d’Or in Zurich tonight after polling 41.60% of the votes, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo on 23.68% and Andrés Iniesta on 10.91%. Barça were the best represented team along with Real Madrid in … Continue reading

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Leo Messi wins fourth Ballon d’Or

Ok, I know there are still a few hours to go before tonight’s gala in Zurich for the 2012 Fifa Ballon d’Or, but there can be little doubt remaining that Leo Messi is going to win his fourth consecutive award. … Continue reading

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Happy 2013 Readers

It seems fair to say that 2012 has not been the greatest year in the recent history of FC Barcelona. First and foremost both Eric Abidal and Tito Vilanova suffered recurrences to their respective illnesses, reminding us all that the … Continue reading

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Valladolid 1 FC Barcelona 3

Barça continued the triumphant march towards a 22nd league title this evening with a hard-earned 1-3 victory at Valladolid. With Jordi Roura in charge of the team while Tito Vilanova recovers from surgery, Barça put in a serious performance with … Continue reading

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Vallodolid vs FC Barcelona (game 17 liga 2012/13)

After the last couple of days of concern over the recurrence of Tito Vilanova’s illness it is somewhat difficult to return to the everyday normality of another league fixture. However, with Jordi Roura temporarily in charge of the team, Barça … Continue reading

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FC Barcelona 4 Atlético Madrid 1

Fútbol Club Barcelona moved nine points clear at the top of La Liga after beating second-placed Atlético Madrid 4-1 at Camp Nou tonight. It might have been a very different story after Diego Simeone’s side clearly had the better of … Continue reading

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Preview: FC Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid (game 16 liga 2012/13)

Barça versus Atlético. A game to really get excited about. Traditionally, of course, the biggest game of the season is against the evil empire Real Madrid, but if Barça-Madrid has earned the name of el clásico then Barça-Atléti should really … Continue reading

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Cordoba 0 FC Barcelona 2

Another two goals from the irrepressible Leo Messi put Barça on the road to a place in the Copa del Rey quarter finals after a 0-2 first leg victory at Cordoba. There is no holding back from the little Argentinian … Continue reading

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Preview: Cordoba vs FC Barcelona (Copa del Rey last 16 1st leg)

Tito Vilanova is taking Barça’s first leg Copa del Rey game at Cordoba tomorrow very seriously, naming a strong 19-man squad for the trip that includes record-man Leo Messi. The only B-team players included in the list are keeper Oier … Continue reading

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Real Betis 1 FC Barcelona 2

Leo Messi’s 85th and 86th goals of 2012 earned Barça a tremendously exciting 1-2 victory over a valiant Betis side tonight to stay six points clear of Atlético Madrid at the top of La Liga. Following Barça these days means … Continue reading

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