Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona – Deportivo La Coruna

Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona – Deportivo La Coruna

FC Barcelona – Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga matchday 37

(Sunday May 15, 2011 @ 21:00 hours Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

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Live Match Chat: Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat: Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona

Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona, La Liga, Round 26

(Wednesday, March 2, 2011 @ 22:00 Barcelona time - Convert to local time)

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Man of the Match: RCD Espanyol 1-5 FC Barcelona

Man of the Match: RCD Espanyol 1-5 FC Barcelona

Who was the best performer against RCD Espanyol? Give your vote after the jump, and use the comments box below to explain your choice.

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The Result: RCD Espanyol 1-5 FC Barcelona

The Result: RCD Espanyol 1-5 FC Barcelona

RESULT:

RCD Espanyol: 1

FC Barcelona: 5

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The Result: FC Copenhagen 1 – FC Barcelona 1

The Result: FC Copenhagen 1 – FC Barcelona 1

RESULT:

FC Copenhagen: 1

FC Barcelona: 1

GOALSCORERS:

FC Copenhagen: Claudemir (32′)

FC Barcelona: Messi (31′)

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The Ultimate Game: Get Inside Guardiola’s Head

The Ultimate Game: Get Inside Guardiola’s Head

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your psychological insight by cracking the code of Barcelona coach Josep ‘Pep’ Guardiola’s master brain:

Predict Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

This is not (as in: N-O-T) a place for discussion on team tactics or personal player preferences. You just give the system and the eleven names you think will start the game against FC Copenhagen in Champions League.

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(Updated!) Live Match Chat & Streams: Atletico Madrid – FC Barcelona

(Updated!) Live Match Chat & Streams: Atletico Madrid – FC Barcelona

Atletico Madrid – FC Barcelona
(Sunday September 19, 2010 @ 19:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

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*FIXED* CHAT LINK: Chat here

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(UPDATED!) Live Match Chat & STREAMS!: FC Barcelona – Hercules CF

(UPDATED!) Live Match Chat & STREAMS!: FC Barcelona – Hercules CF

FC Barcelona – Hercules CF
(Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 18:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

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(UPDATED!) Live Match Chat & STREAMS!: FC Barcelona – Sevilla FC (Super Cup – 2nd Leg)

(UPDATED!) Live Match Chat & STREAMS!: FC Barcelona – Sevilla FC (Super Cup – 2nd Leg)

FC Barcelona – Sevilla FC
(Saturday August 21, 2010 @ 20:30 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

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(Updated) The Ultimate Game: Get Inside Guardiola’s Head

(Updated) The Ultimate Game: Get Inside Guardiola’s Head

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your psychological insight by cracking the code of Barcelona coach Josep ‘Pep’ Guardiola’s master brain:

Predict Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

This is not (as in: N-O-T) a place for discussion on team tactics or personal player preferences. You just give the system and the eleven names you think will start the game against Sevilla for the second leg of Spanish Super Cup.

Results from the first round:

No winner! It seems nobody was able to guess the correct lineup. Think you’re better? Try your luck for the second round.

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The Ultimate Game: Get Inside Guardiola’s Head

The Ultimate Game: Get Inside Guardiola’s Head

And we’re back with the second season of ‘The Ultimate Game’. This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your psychological insight by cracking the code of Barcelona coach Josep ‘Pep’ Guardiola’s master brain:

Predict Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

This is not (as in: N-O-T) a place for discussion on team tactics or personal player preferences. You just give the system and the eleven names you think will start the game against Sevilla for the first leg of Spanish Super Cup.

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Live Match Chat: K-League All Stars – FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat: K-League All Stars – FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona plays its second friendly of the new pre-season as part of their Asia tour.

K-League All Stars – FC Barcelona
(Wednesday August 4, 2010 @ 13:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

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Messi: Impossible is Nothing (Adidas advert)

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Man of the Match: FC Barcelona – Xerez CD

Man of the Match: FC Barcelona – Xerez CD

FC Barcelona secured a crucial victory against Xerez CD. Goal scorers Jeffren, Henry and Ibrahimovic all put in great performances, as did Valdes.

But who do you feel was the best player tonight?

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The Result: FC Barcelona – Xerez CD

The Result: FC Barcelona – Xerez CD

RESULT:

FC Barcelona: 3

Xerez CD: 1

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Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona – Xerez CD

Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona – Xerez CD

FC Barcelona
(Saturday, April 24 2010 @ 18:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

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Quote of the Day: Dani Alves

“Cristiano Ronaldo fell slightly short of his promised 10 or 20 goals”
Barcelona Right back defender Daniel Alves in the aftermath of his sides 1-0 win over arch rivals Real Madrid.

El Clásico Match Preview: Barcelona vs Real Madrid

El Clásico Match Preview: Barcelona vs Real Madrid

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November 29, 2009, 19:00 CET – Camp Nou, Barcelona

Calderón: Florentino, our worst fears have become a reality, our nightmares have escaped the captivity of our dreams to torture us. Barcelona have ripped away from us the title of the best team in Espanya!

Pérez: Relax Ramón! This has happened many times before, Real will bounce back, as always.

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UEFA Champions League Match Preview: Barcelona vs Inter Milan

UEFA Champions League Match Preview: Barcelona vs Inter Milan

20:45 CET – Tuesday, November 24, 2009. Camp Nou, Barcelona

Fingers scraping against a chalkboard, a piercing scream as one is being tortured, the sounds of never ending bomb raids during a war. These sounds are among those that make a persons blood curdle, they send a shiver down ones spine and make one wish to be out of whatever situation they are in which contains one of the above.

“You know what you have to do.”

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Match Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona

Match Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona

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Saturday Nov 21, 2009, 22:00 CET, San Mamés, Bilbao

“Not Again!” Despite the Basque boys protests, Barcelona have once again returned to haunt and torment ‘Los Leones’.

Athletic Bilbao.

The team donning the red and white are one of 3 sides never to be relegated from the Spanish Primera.
Through honest and patient football Bilbao have also claimed themselves 8 La Liga titles, the 4th most in Spain, behind Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico. For years Athletic Bilbao have been the dark horse in many a title race, their stadium the San Mamés or the ‘Football Cathedral’ as its known has over the years become some what of a fortress for the team with a Cantera policy to only sign players from within the Basque country> This policy has cost them dearly over the years with their last La Liga title coming in 1984 after being denied of silverwear on two occasions by one FC Barcelona.
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Copa del Rey Match Preview: Barcelona vs Cultural Leonesa

Copa del Rey Match Preview: Barcelona vs Cultural Leonesa

There is little to be said of Barcelona upcoming Copa del Rey clash with Cultural Leonesa as it was a fixture that was decided before the first-leg even kicked off.
Barcelona currently lead 2-0 as they won the away leg convincingly with Guardiola opting to field a team comprised mostly of Barca Atletic players.

The likeliness of Leonesa pulling an ‘Alcorcon’ are now next to impossible with Cultural manager Yosu Uribe admitting to his team having had their chances written off.
His counterpart Josep Guardiola has retained his modest take on games as he has stated that no match is ever over until the last whistle is blown and his players need to take it into all seriousness.
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Barcelona prepare €95 million Euro bid for Wayne Rooney

Barcelona prepare €95 million Euro bid for Wayne Rooney

British tabloid News of the World has today reported that Barcelona are readying a bid for Manchester United and English International striker Wayne Rooney (24) in a deal that would see Rooney become the world’s most expensive footballer.

In a revelation of a report, it is stated that a proposed bid – believed to be worth around €95 million Euro – could well be considered by the English Giants due to their increasing debts.

It is stated that Barcelona see Rooney as a versatile player who can adapt to various positions including the wing, a position that the player slotted into in Rome when his side faced off against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League Final.

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Post Match Review: Barcelona vs Real Mallorca 4-2

Post Match Review: Barcelona vs Real Mallorca 4-2

Phew.

Once again – in dazzling fashion – Barcelona have silenced their recent critics with a thundering victory over a Mallorca side that lacked creativity and imagination as Barcelona demolished the islanders 4-2.

Barcelona will once again retain their lead at the top of La Liga for another round as Real Madrid are – as I speak – dominating their game against Atletico Madrid and are a certain bet to take home the 3 points.

Back to the game now, and what a game it was! Beautiful Barca is all you could say, it was vintage, it was attractive it had goals, it had it all!

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Match Preview: Barcelona vs Real Mallorca

Match Preview: Barcelona vs Real Mallorca

This is the season for Football Club Barcelona.
They are set to compete in 4 different competitions including La Liga, the Copa del Rey, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA World Club Cup.
However, a new possibility is emerging. New markings may be embedded on the Barcelona calendar, as this week Barcelona stumbled once again in the Champions League seeing them crumble to a dismal 3rd place, a place that if they were to remain for the rest of the group stage, they would be knocked out of Europe’s top tier competition and be forced to play in the UEFA Europa League.

Barcelona’s form of late is nothing to brag about. In the last 5 games Barcelona have drawn 3, lost 1, and won 1, leaving them with 6 points out of a possible 15 accumulated over various competitions.
Despite the protests, the realm of a mid-season crisis is beginning to loom over Barcelona’s players.

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UEFA Champions League Match Preview: Rubin Kazan vs Barcelona

UEFA Champions League Match Preview: Rubin Kazan vs Barcelona

Blinking and pinching would not help. This was to be a nightmare Barcelona players and fans alike would never wake from. Barcelona had been defeated by Rubin Kazan. The relatively unknown Russian opposition took on the reigning European Champions on Barcelona’s home turf. Little did Barcelona know that this formality of a match was soon to evolve into the greatest upset so far in the 2009-10 footballing calendar.

Talks of a crisis were seemingly quashed as Barcelona thumped Zaragoza 6-1 only for the talks to be reignited with a woeful display over Osasuna in the following league fixture. Critisism has been flying from all angles with Guardiola’s men being blasted left right and centre by the relentless Spanish media.

For Barcelona, it stops now.
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Stat-Attack: UEFA Champions League Match Day 4.

Stat-Attack: UEFA Champions League Match Day 4.

Despite attempting to put on a brave face, Barcelona players and fans are -try as they may to hide it- nervous. Scared. Worried. Many-a-word could describe the sheer fear being felt among the Blaugrana faithful. Rubin Kazan pose a threat, they have beaten Barcelona once, Barcelona are playing in the snow, almost every player in the team has never played in snow before, a ‘crisis’ is apparently taking place and poor results are issuing from Barcelona like blood from a wounded animal.

‘Cules’ are thinking to themselves, a loss could well be on the cards for this game, we have to accept that, but what does that mean?

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Match Preview: Osasuna vs Barcelona

Match Preview: Osasuna vs Barcelona

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Cules worldwide will remember that foggy encounter last season. It was the Reyno de Navarra hosting Barcelona who had well and truly hit their best form yet, the match started with Barcelona dominating as Samuel Eto’o scored right on the brink of half time. However, after the first interval, disaster struck. Miguel Flaño struck gold in the 62nd minute with a looping header before Pandiani did the unthinkable and put Osasuna into the lead with a mere 18 minutes left in the match.

Not to worry though, in the 79th minute Xavi put his body on the line to – whilst injuring himself in the process – score the equalizer, before, despite the marking, the conditions and the forever expiring time left, Lionel Messi unleashed a thunderbolt from 25 yards into the top right hand corner to give Barcelona a flabbergasting 3-2 win.

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Copa del Rey Match Preview: Cultural Leonesa vs Barcelona

Copa del Rey Match Preview: Cultural Leonesa vs Barcelona

Barcelona set to demolish Cultural Leonesa 6-0, Barca will play a few youth players and that’s that.

This was to be my preview had I written it yesterday. However as I foolishly decided to put it off an event has now arisen, throwing my whole plans of “Barca to Dominate” into disarray.

Last night, Segunda B (Spanish 3rd division) side Alcorcon beat fellow La Liga giants Real Madrid 4-0 in what has become the upset of the season.

If Barcelona were perhaps looking at taking this game lightly, they may have to think again.

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Match Preview: Barcelona vs Real Zaragoza

Match Preview: Barcelona vs Real Zaragoza

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“Crisis? What Crisis?” These are the words that are being echoed in unison over the past few days by those affiliated with Barcelona. The so called ‘speed bump’ that Barcelona have recently hit has been dismissed by players and coaches alike. A 0-0 draw to Valencia in the Mestalla was hardly worth losing sleep over, especially considering the fact that Los Che controlled the match for a majority of the 90 minutes.
Prior to the ‘poor results’ the Barcelona players headed off for national duty and on return were forced to partake in a gruelling Champions League fixture against an under-rated Rubin Kazan. A game Barcelona will now regret to not have taken in all seriousness, as they crumbled to their first loss of the season.

Barcelona have the chance now to right their wrongs as they face newly promoted Real Zaragoza who have been welcomed back into La Liga in less than dazzling fashion, having succumbed to 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, one of which to Atletico Madrid, whom Barcelona demolished 5-2.

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Post Match Review: Barcelona vs Rubin Kazan

Post Match Review: Barcelona vs Rubin Kazan

Embarrassment, sheer rage. David has defeated Goliath and the Beast’s reign of supreme terror is over. Rubin Kazan yesterday downed a full strength Football Club Barcelona as the Achilles heel of Barcelona was well and truly exposed.

Barcelona started out the game with winning being the only thought in their minds, a thought portrayed by the chosen line up of Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola comprising Valdes, Alves, Pique, Marquez, Abidal, Xavi, Toure, Iniesta, Messi, Ibrahimovic and Pedro. And it seemed to be a winning combination right from kick-off as the first move of the game saw Iniesta parade through the Rubin defence only to be blocked by the charging Sergei Ryzhikov as calls for a penalty were waved away by the soon to be despised match official Laurent Duhamel. The ball was cleared up field only to be calmly controlled by Rafael Marquez who passed it off with ease to Pique. Oh how I wish that I could say that that previous statement were true! I long to say that Marquez dealt with the ball like any Centre Back should, however if I were to then I would not be doing my job.

As the ball sailed afield Marquez’s attempted clearance went horribly wrong as the ball fell enticingly to one Aleksandr Ryazantsev who needed no further invitation as he caught Valdes off guard, scoring a blinder from 30 yards out giving Rubin Kazan – after a mere two minutes, a shock lead.

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