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Diagne in line for Huesca debut

Twenty-year-old Senegalese defender Diawandou Diagne could be the next youngster in line for a first-team debut in tomorrow’s Copa del Rey 2nd leg game with Huesca (Tuesday 10 pm). With a four-goal advantage from the first leg two weeks ago … Continue reading

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Douglas disappoints as Barça neutralized in Malaga

Barça’s winning run came to a halt with an uneventful 0-0 draw with Malaga at La Rosaleda tonight. Barça dominated possession but Malaga came closest to a goal when Claudio Bravo turned Luis Alberto’s free-kick against the post in the 70th … Continue reading

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Samper shines in dull Barça win over Apoel

Luis Enrique took a risk tonight in his first Champions League game in charge of Barça, making nine changes to the team that beat Athletic on Saturday, but the gamble just paid off with Gerard Piqué scoring the only goal … Continue reading

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Messi leads ten-man Barça to victory over Elche

Leo Messi had a complicated time last season. The Argentinian star suffered a drop in form that left many culés wondering if we would ever see him play again at the level that earned him four consecutive Ballon d’Ors. The … Continue reading

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Bravo debut blunder gifts victory to Napoli

€12 million signing Claudio Bravo made an unfortunate start to his Barça career tonight when his mistake cost Barça a 1-0 defeat to Napoli in Geneva. Bravo had performed well, making one spectacular first-half save to deny Marek Hamsik, but … Continue reading

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Xavi penalty earns 1-1 draw in Nice

Barça’s second preseason friendly under Luis Enriqué ended in a 1-1 draw against OGC Nice in France tonight. Dario Cvitanich fired the French side in front with a penalty after Gerard Piqué was penalised for a push on the Argentinian … Continue reading

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Barça confirm Luis Suarez signing

Luis Suarez has been confirmed today as Barça’s latest signing. The fee has not been disclosed but according to El Mundo Deportivo Barça will pay Liverpool €81 million for the player. The 27-year-old will sign a five-year contract and he will be presented … Continue reading

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Match Report: Cartagena 1 FC Barcelona 4

Barça showed good spirit to come from behind and beat Cartagena 1-4 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey tie at the Cartagonova stadium tonight. Fernando Rodriguez put an upset on the cards when he fired the Segunda … Continue reading

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Lechia Gdansk 2 Barça 2

After a defeat and a win Barça’s third preseason game ended in a 2-2 at Lechia Gdansk tonight. Twice poor defending led to Barça falling behind but goals from Sergi Roberto and Leo Messi levelled the scores. There was a … Continue reading

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