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UEFA’s justice

When I moved to Barcelona in 1989 one of the first things that struck me about Barça’s followers was an apparent paranoia towards football’s authorities. Leagues had been lost due to biased refereeing and the powers that be were constantly … Continue reading

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Barça bid to silence Paris big guns

Barça travelled to Paris today with 20 players to prepare for tomorrow night’s Champions League Group F clash against Paris Saint Germain (Tuesday 8.45 pm). Luis Enrique initially gave a list for the game which included Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba … Continue reading

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Barça drawn with PSG, Ajax and Apoel in Champions League Group F

Barça have been given a relatively difficult group in this year’s Champions league after being drawn with Paris Saint Germain, Ajax and Apoel in Group F. PSG with Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Lucas Mauro, Pastore, Lavezzi, Cavani and of course … Continue reading

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Barça banned from transfer market for one year

Shock news this morning as FIFA announce that Barça have been banned from signing or selling any players during the next two transfer windows, summer 2014 and winter 2014/15. The punishment is a result of irregular dealings in signing 10 … Continue reading

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Match Report: FC Barcelona 2 Manchester City 1 (Barça win 4-1 on aggregate)

Barça reached the last eight of the Champions League this evening after a 2-1 victory over Manchester City at Camp Nou completed an overall 4-1 aggregate score. It was always going to be difficult for City after the 0-2 result … 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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Champions League Preview: Manchester City vs FC Barcelona (last 16 first leg)

Fifteen years ago Manchester United fans, celebrating the last-minute Champions League victory over Bayern Munich in Barcelona, remembered their closest rival by singing a version of City’s Blue Moon anthem with the words  ‘City, you’ll never play us again’. The year … Continue reading

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Barça face Man City in Champions League last 16

Barça have got the toughest possible rival in the last 16 of the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League having been drawn against Manchester City in today’s draw in Nyon. The first game will be played in Manchester on Tuesday 18 February … Continue reading

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Champions League Preview: FC Barcelona vs Celtic FC

Barça need just one point from the final Champions League group match against Celtic at Camp Nou tomorrow night to confirm top spot in Group H (Wednesday 8.45 pm). Leo Messi, Victor Valdés and Dani Alves continue on the injured list … Continue reading

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Match Report: FC Barcelona 3 AC Milan 1

Barça comfortably reached the last 16 of the 2013/14 Champions League after a 3-1 win over AC Milan at Camp Nou tonight. Leo Messi ended his four-match goal drought, blasting Barça in front from the penalty spot after half an … Continue reading

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