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Messi and Neymar double strike keeps Barça top

Two goals in the space of a minute from Leo Messi and Neymar Jr earned Barça a 0-2 win over Rayo Vallecano this evening which sees Luis Enrique’s men remain on top of La Liga going into the international break. … Continue reading

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Bravo seeks Artola’s record in Vallecas

Barça travel to Madrid tomorrow to face Rayo Vallecano in the seventh round of La Liga 2014/15 (Saturday 6 pm). Luis Enrique’s men will be hoping to bounce back from Tuesday night’s Champions League defeat in Paris with three more … Continue reading

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Sandro’s strike sinks Villarreal

It was tight and at times it was frenetic, but Barça earned an extremely sweet three points tonight with a 0-1 victory at Villarreal thanks to an 82nd minute goal from 19-year-old substitute Sandro Ramírez. Barça’s victory was thoroughly deserved despite … Continue reading

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Match Report: Atlético Madrid 1 FC Barcelona 0 (Atlético win 2-1 on aggregate)

It wasn’t to be. After reaching the Champions League for six successive seasons Barça crashed out at the quarter-final stage tonight to Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid. Following last week’s 1-1 draw in the first leg at Camp Nou Barça needed … Continue reading

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Champions League quarter-final 2nd leg preview: Atlético Madrid vs FC Barcelona

If you are not excited by tomorrow night’s Champions League quarter-final second leg between Atlético Madrid and Barça you should probably call the doctor. Two sides with contrasting styles, that have been unable to defeat the other in four previous … Continue reading

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Champions League Preview: FC Barcelona vs Manchester City (last 16 2nd leg)

Tata Martino has named his 23 available players for tomorrow night’s return game with Manchester City in the last 16 of the Champions League (Wednesday 8.45 pm). Jordi Alba and Andrés Iniesta return after missing the 1-0 defeat at Valladolid … Continue reading

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Match Report: Manchester City 0 FC Barcelona 2

Barça took a massive step towards the Champions League quarter-finals with a 0-2 win over Manchester City in tonight’s 1st leg of the last 16 tie. The game had been evenly balanced until the 53rd minute when Barça won a … Continue reading

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Match Report: Ajax 2 FC Barcelona 1

Barça’s unbeaten start under Tata Martino came to an end with a 2-1 defeat to Frank de Boer’s Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena tonight. Barça failed to match Ajax’s intensity and Thulani Serero and Danny Hoesen fired the Dutch team … Continue reading

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Match Report: Real Betis 1 FC Barcelona 4

Barça moved three points clear at the top of La Liga tonight after a 1-4 victory over Betis at the Benito Villamarin. The scoreline suggests an easy away win but Betis had the better of the first 30 minutes when … Continue reading

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Match Report: FC Barcelona 4 Real Sociedad 1

The 70,066 at Camp Nou tonight were treated to an authentic exhibition as Barça beat Real Sociedad 4-1 to equal the club’s best ever start to the league season with six wins out of six. Doubts raised about the style … Continue reading

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