Tag Archives: Rafinha

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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Papi Messi sinks Atlético

Leo Messi celebrated the birth of his second son by coming off the bench to score Barça’s winner in a deserved 1-2 victory over Atlético Madrid. There was a big surprise an hour before kick-off when the teamsheets appeared with … 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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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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Barça undone by Van Gaal’s United

Barça’s second pre-season game ended in defeat to ex-coach Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United who ran out 3-1 winners in Santa Clara, California today. Wayne Rooney headed United into an early lead before Jesse Lingard made it 2-0 midway through … Continue reading

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Depor crash Xavi’s party

Barça celebrated La Liga 2014/15 with the final game of the season against Deportivo de La Coruña and Camp Nou paid homage to a legend. Xavi Hernández played his 505th and final league match for the club , his 765th … Continue reading

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Pedro golazo seals Barça win as Madrid draw with Valencia

Barça took a massive step towards the Spanish league title today with a 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad which was immediately followed by Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Valencia at the Bernabéu. Barça needed to wait until the 51st minute … Continue reading

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