Tag Archives: 2015

Dani Alves set to return against Levante

Early league leaders Barça take on Levante at Camp Nou tomorrow evening (Sunday 8.30 pm) with the goal of maintaining the two-point advantage over closest rivals Real Madrid. Gerard Piqué will serve the last of his four-match suspension while Luis … Continue reading

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Rafinha out for at least six months

The worst possible news was announced today when it was confirmed that Rafinha has a torn cruciate ligament in his right knee which will see the player out of action for a minimum of six months. Rafinha will undergo an … 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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Ter Stegen set for league debut at Atlético

Barça return to action after the international break with the always tough trip to face Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Caldrerón (Saturday 8.30 pm). Luis Enrique is without the injured Dani Alves and the suspended Gerard Piqué, and his plans … Continue reading

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Vermaelen unlocks Malaga to earn three more points for Barça

Last season Malaga survived 180 minutes without conceding a goal against the might of Barça’s firepower. Tonight at Camp Nou it looked like Javi Gracia’s team might gain yet another clean sheet as despite the reunion of the Messi-Suárez-Neymar trident, … Continue reading

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Barça back to business in Bilbao

Barça may have been outplayed and outfought at San Mames in the Spanish Supercopa nine days ago, but with the real business of La Liga in play, Luis Enrique’s team gave a much more solid performance and deservedly beat Athletic … Continue reading

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Barça kick-off La Liga at San Mames

Barça begin their defence of La Liga with a return to San Mames to face Athletic Club de Bilbao on Sunday evening (kick-off 6.30 pm). Having lost 4-0 at the same venue last Friday night on the way to Supercopa … Continue reading

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Pedro to Chelsea

Very sad news today with the confirmation that Pedro Rodriguez has signed for Chelsea for a reported fee of €27 million + €3 million in variables. The 28-year old scored 99 goals in 321 appearances for Barça since making his … Continue reading

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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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