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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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Chelsea beat Barça on penalties

Chelsea beat Barça 4-2 on penalties after a closely fought 2-2 draw in Washington. Eden Hazard’s superb goal gave Chelsea a tenth-minute lead but Barça bounced back in the second half with goals from Luis Suárez and Sandro Ramirez only … 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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Luis Enrique names 22 players for Napoli

Xavi Hernández, Jeremy Mathieu and Patric Gabarrón have all been left out of the trip for tomorrow’s friendly in Geneva against Rafa Benitez’s Napoli as a precaution due to minor injuries. Alex Song and Ibrahim Afellay have also been left … 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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Narrow Barça win for Luis Enrique’s debut

A second half goal from Joan Roman earned Barça a 0-1 victory over Recreativo de Huelva tonight in Luis Enrique’s debut game in charge of the Blaugrana. The first pre-season game in preparation for the 2014/15 season proved to be … Continue reading

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Match Report: Malaysia XI 1 FC Barcelona 3

Barça’s final preseason game ended with a 1-3 victory over a Malaysian XI in Kuala Lumpur today and there is now just over a week to prepare for next Sunday’s league opener with Levante. There was no Leo Messi, who had … Continue reading

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Match Report: Thailand 1 FC Barcelona 7

Barça continued the 2013/14 preseason with a 1-7 victory over the Thailand national team at the Rajamangala National Stadium today. Despite being diagnosed with anaemia earlier this week Neymar Jr started the game and responded with his first blaugrana goal to … Continue reading

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Valerenga 0 Barça 7

Barça’s second preseason game ended with an impressive 0-7 victory over Norwegian side Valerenga at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo. Goals from Alexis Sanchez, Cristian Tello, Leo Messi and Johnathan dos Santos gave Barça a 0-4 lead at half time, … Continue reading

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Bayern Munich 2 FC Barcelona 0

Barça’s first game of the 2013/14 preseason ended with a 2-0 defeat at Bayern Munich this evening. Philipp Lahm headed Pep Guardiola’s new team into an early lead and the German victory was sealed with a late goal from Mario … Continue reading

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