Tag Archives: Vermaelen

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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Ter Stegen set for league debut at Atlético

Barça return to action after the international break with the always tough trip to face Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Caldrerón (Saturday 8.30 pm). Luis Enrique is without the injured Dani Alves and the suspended Gerard Piqué, and his plans … Continue reading

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Vermaelen unlocks Malaga to earn three more points for Barça

Last season Malaga survived 180 minutes without conceding a goal against the might of Barça’s firepower. Tonight at Camp Nou it looked like Javi Gracia’s team might gain yet another clean sheet as despite the reunion of the Messi-Suárez-Neymar trident, … Continue reading

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Return of the Trident to face Malaga

Few can deny that Barça’s success last season was very much down to the incredible talent of the team’s three most advanced players, Leo Messi, Neymar Jr and Luis Suárez. The three scored an astonishing 122 goals between them on the way to winning … 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 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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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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Barça celebrate title against Depor and bid farewell to Xavi

Champions Barça play the final game of La Liga 2014/15 when Deportivo de La Coruña visit Camp Nou tomorrow evening (Saturday 6.30 pm). With the title won there will be a party atmosphere to the occasion and after the match … Continue reading

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Possible return for Vermaelen against Getafe

Barça play hosts to Getafe tomorrow night (Tuesday 8 pm) in the 34th Jornada of La Liga 2014/15. Real Madrid’s 2-4 win at Celta leaves Barça’s advantage at the top of the table back to just two points, making every … Continue reading

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Record-breaker Messi seeks new goal in Cyprus

Luis Enrique has taken 22 players for tomorrow night’s Champions League game against Apoel Nicosia in Cyprus. Andres Iniesta has still not received medical clearance while Thomas Vermaelen noticed another twinge in his hamstring yesterday which will again set him … Continue reading

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