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Barça stun Bayern with three late goals

Pep Guardiola made two significant statements in his pre-match press conference before tonight’s Champions League semi-final between his ex-team Barça and his current team Bayern Munich. The first was that the game would not end without goals and the second … Continue reading

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Champions League semi-final preview: Barça vs Bayern Munich

Pep Guardiola, the man who won fourteen titles in four incredible seasons at Barça, returns to Camp Nou tomorrow for the first time as an opposing team coach. It could hardly be a bigger occasion with Luis Enrique’s in-form Barça facing … Continue reading

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Neymar and Suárez conquer Paris

Barça took a big step towards the Champions League semi-finals with a 1-3 victory over Paris Saint Germain in the first leg of the quarter-final at the Parc des Princes tonight. Neymar Jr opened the scoring after 18 minutes before … Continue reading

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Champions League Quarter-Final First Leg: Paris Saint Germain vs Barça

For the second time this season Barça travel to Paris to take on Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League. The teams met in the group stage with the French team winning 3-2 at the Parc des Princes back in … Continue reading

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Barça drawn again with PSG for Champions League quarter-finals

After meeting twice in the Group stage, today’s Champions League quarter-final draw has again paired Barça with Paris Saint Germain in a repeat of the quarter-final two seasons ago. There will be no need for introductions as we will once … Continue reading

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Champions League Preview: Manchester City vs Barça

The Champions League is back, and just like last season Barça have been drawn against Manchester City in the most attractive tie of the last 16. The first leg tomorrow (Tuesday 8.45 pm CET) is once again at the Etihad … Continue reading

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Iniesta guides Barça to first leg advantage

Barça took a big step towards a fifth Copa del Rey final in the last seven years with a 3-1 semi-final first leg win over Villarreal at Camp Nou. Leo Messi fired Barça ahead in the 41st minute but a … Continue reading

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Copa del Rey semi-final first leg preview: Barça vs Villarreal

Just ten days after Barça beat Villarreal 3-2 in La Liga Marcelino Garcia Toral’s team return to Camp Nou for the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final (Wednesday 8 pm). Luis Enrique Martinez has all his key players … Continue reading

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Messi’s late penalty earns narrow advantage over Atlético

Barça earned a narrow 1-0 win over Atlético Madrid in tonight’s Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg at Camp Nou. The game was intense throughout but looked to be heading for a goalless draw until referee José Luis Gonzalez Gonzalez … Continue reading

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Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg preview: Barça vs Atlético Madrid

Things can change very quickly in football. Just two weeks ago Barça appeared to be in a critical situation following the defeat at Real Sociedad and the departure of Andoni Zubizaretta and Carlos Puyol. President Bartomeu brought forward elections to … Continue reading

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