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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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Copa del Rey Final Preview: Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona

After Champions League elimination last week, and with title hopes in La Liga seriously dented following the defeat at Granada, Barça’s best chance of finishing the season with a trophy comes tomorrow in the Copa del Rey Final at Mestalla … Continue reading

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Granada 1 FC Barcelona 0

Granada held on to a 16th minute goal from Yacine Brahimi to leave Barça’s league title chances seriously dented at Los Cármenes tonight. Having been dumped out of the Champions League on Wednesday, Tata Martino’s men failed to lift themselves for the … Continue reading

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Zubizarreta signs Puyol

It seems our defensive problems are over! With the transfer window now closed Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta gave a press conference this lunchtime alongside Vice-President Josep Maria Bartomeu to explain Barça’s activity, or rather lack of it, in this summer’s … 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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Countdown to the new season

Two and a half months ago, at the end of the 2012/13 season, it seemed likely that Barça would make at least two or three summer signings to strengthen the first team squad. However, with just four days to go … Continue reading

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Could Kompany help shore up leaky Barça defence?

The following piece is a guest article written by John-James. Could Kompany Help Shore up Leaky Barca Defence? They’re on top of La Liga, and look like sauntering to yet another domestic title. Despite being level after the first leg … Continue reading

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