View the Ratings: Rayo Vallecano 0-4 FC Barcelona

View the Ratings: Rayo Vallecano 0-4 FC Barcelona

You’ve had your chance to rate the performance of the blaugrana against Rayo Vallecano and the results are now tallied up. Take a look at how the totalBarça community ranked the squad and see how the ratings played out after the jump.

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Submit Your Ratings: Rayo Vallecano 0-4 FC Barcelona

Submit Your Ratings: Rayo Vallecano 0-4 FC Barcelona

Here is your chance to rate the players of today’s match. Show us what you think of their performances by selecting and clicking on the numbers which will appear under each player. You can rate the players after the jump. Let’s see how you all do!

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The Result: Rayo Vallecano 0-4 FC Barcelona

The Result: Rayo Vallecano 0-4 FC Barcelona

RESULT:

Rayo Vallecano: 0

FC Barcelona: 4

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Training and squad list for Wednesday

Training and squad list for Wednesday

On Wednesday, FC Barcelona will play its first Champions League match of the 2013-14 season against Ajax at the Camp Nou. For this debut, coach Gerardo Martino has decided to call up all of the available members of the first team, 20 players in total. Pedro is back in the squad after sitting out Saturday’s match against Sevilla, while injured players Jordi Alba, Puyol, Cuenca, and Afellay will miss Wednesday’s match. Goalkeeper Oier Olazábal’s name is also absent from Martino’s latest squad list, by decision of the coaches.

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Puyol joins group at Friday training

Puyol joins group at Friday training

This Friday, FC Barcelona captain Carles Puyol was able to complete part of the training session with the group, joining his teammates towards the end of the session. Puyol, whose recovery continues to progress, worked on his own for the first part of training.

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Thursday training with 22 players

Thursday training with 22 players

FC Barcelona’s first team continued with its preparations for the next league match on Saturday at the Camp Nou against Sevilla, after the players involved recently in international matches returned to the squad on Wednesday. Coach Gerardo Martino led this morning’s training session with all his available players.

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Martino leads Tuesday’s training

Martino leads Tuesday’s training

After spending the last few days in Argentina to deal with some personal matters, taking advantage of the international break, FC Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino is back in Barcelona and led this Tuesday’s training session with the available members of the first team as well as Barça B’s Samper, Calvet, Denis Suárez, and Campins.

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Busquets returns to partial training

Busquets returns to partial training

FC Barcelona’s first team returned to work at a training session this Monday morning after a two day break for the players. The footballers involved in the latest round of international matches were still absent, with games taking place on Tuesday. Jorge Pautasso led the first session of the week with nine available players, plus Sergio Busquets. The midfielder from Badia, who was able to partly train with the group, is recovering from a strain in his right leg.

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Training with 10 B team players

Training with 10 B team players

Ten players from Barça B joined FC Barcelona’s first team for training this Thursday. The B team players joined the nine available footballers from the first team, who had also trained on Wednesday. Today’s session was again led by assistant coach Jorge Pautasso, as head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino is currently in Argentina resolving some outstanding personal issues during the international break. He is expected back at the start of next week.

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Training with nine players

Training with nine players

After the win in Valencia (2-3), FC Barcelona’s players had two days off coinciding with the start of an international break in the league calendar. A number of players joined their respective national teams, and the rest of the first team squad returned to work this Wednesday. A total of nine players trained under the orders of Jorge Pautasso, who lead the first session of the week. Coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino, taking advantage of the few days off, traveled to Argentina to resolve some personal issues.

Pinto, Oier, Piqué, Mascherano, Dos Santos, Tello, Montoya, Bartra, and Adriano were the players present at today’s session, while eleven first team members are currently with their national teams.

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Alves returns to Barcelona with tendinitis

Alves returns to Barcelona with tendinitis

Barça right back Dani Alves (30) will not take part in Brazil’s two friendly matches during the international break owing to tendinitis in his right ankle. Alves was originally set to take part in the Brazilian national team’s matches against Australia in Brasilia on Saturday and against Portugal on Tuesday in Boston. The Brazilian was dropped from the squad after undergoing some medical tests and has returned to Barcelona to rest.

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Busquets to miss Spain matches

Busquets to miss Spain matches

This Monday at midday FC Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets (25) underwent various medical tests to determine the extent of the injury he picked up at the Mestalla on Sunday. The tests confirmed that Busquets has a muscle strain in his right thigh. The injury came about after an accidental collision with teammate Javier Mascherano towards the end of the 2-3 victory against Valencia.

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Cuenca and Afellay assigned shirt numbers 23 and 19

Cuenca and Afellay assigned shirt numbers 23 and 19

FC Barcelona’s coaches and the directors for sport have decided that Ibrahim Afellay (27) and Isaac Cuenca (22) should be assigned squad numbers for the 2013-14 season, as confirmed by Barça on Monday.

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Live Match Chat: Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat: Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona

totalBarça welcomes you all to the match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona in the third round of the 2013-14 La Liga season!

Sunday, September 1, 2013 @ 21:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time

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Final training session

FC Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has lead his team’s final training session this Wednesday at midday before the return leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Atlético Madrid this evening. The 19 players named in the squad for the match, Barça’s first chance for silverware this season, trained on the Camp Nou pitch.

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Messi cleared, makes squad for Wednesday

Messi cleared, makes squad for Wednesday

FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has received his medical clearance and is available to Gerardo Martino for Wednesday’s match against Atlético Madrid. The player has overcome his troubles with his left thigh and is on the list of 19 players for the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Adriano Correia, however, will not feature in the match as his right hamstring strain persists.

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Messi takes part in Monday training

During Monday’s training session, Lionel Messi was able to work with the group. Barça’s Argentine forward picked up some bruising to his left thigh muscle during the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup at the Vicente Calderón stadium and, though his recovery is going well, did not travel to Málaga as a precaution. This Monday Messi took a step forward in his recovery and took part in the session with his teammates.

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Busquets to renew on Tuesday

Busquets to renew on Tuesday

This Tuesday, FC Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets (25) will renew his contract with the club which will keep him with the blaugrana through June 30th of 2018, with the option of an additional year. His buyout clause will remain at 150 million euros. The signing ceremony will take place at 13:30 at the club’s offices.

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Training and squad list for Málaga

Training and squad list for Málaga

FC Barcelona coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino has announced his squad list of 19 players for the second league game of the season. Lionel Messi, who continues to recover from bruising to his left thigh, will not travel to Málaga. The blaugrana no.  10 is making satisfactory progress in his recovery, and his absence is for precautionary reasons. Besides Messi, both Montoya and Oier will not make the trip for tactical reasons. Adriano, who missed the first leg of the Supercopa through suspension, is on Martino’s latest list, as is Sergi Roberto.

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Training with Málaga in mind

Training with Málaga in mind

FC Barcelona’s first team was back at work this Friday afternoon, with all the available players training at the Ciutat Esportiva. Carles Puyol spent today’s session doing recovery work outside of the main group, while Lionel Messi had physiotherapy.

The team will hold its next training session on Saturday morning, at 10 am, which will be the final session before traveling to Málaga early on Sunday.

The match at La Rosaleda stadium is set for Sunday at 21:00, the second matchday of the 2013-14 Liga season.

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Afellay out for four months

Afellay out for four months

This Thursday, Ibrahim Afellay (27) underwent surgery to correct a chronic muscular injury in his right thigh. The operation, carried out by doctors Antoni Dalmau and Ricard Pruna at Barcelona Hospital (L’Hospital de Barcelona), was successful. The player is expected to be out of action for approximately four months.

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Thursday training

Thursday training

After the 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Atlético Madrid, FC Barcelona’s players returned to work this Thursday. The team held a training session Thursday afternoon at 13:00 in which the players who started at the Vicente Calderón did recovery exercises and all the available members of the first team trained.

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Training and squad list for Super Cup first leg

Training and squad list for Super Cup first leg

This Tuesday Barça held its final training session before the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Atlético Madrid. Dani Alves was among the group of players training at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, after receiving treatment for bruising to his left ankle on Monday.

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Monday training focuses on recovery, Super Cup

Monday training focuses on recovery, Super Cup

After a strong start for FC Barcelona in the Liga, with a 7-0 win against Levante, the squad has now turned its attention to the Spanish Super Cup. Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s team trained this Monday morning with the focus not only on recovering from yesterday’s match, but also on preparing for Wednesday’s Super Cup game against Atlético Madrid at the the Vicente Calderón (23:00).

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Final session before Levante

Final session before Levante

This Sunday at midday, the 22 available members of FC Barcelona’s squad trained at the Camp Nou, the venue for this evening’s league match against Levante. The players working at the stadium included the 18 footballers named on the squad list for the match, as well as the four players (Dos Santos, Montoya, Oier, and Sergi Roberto) left out of the squad by Martino for tactical reasons.

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Training and squad list for Sunday

Training and squad list for Sunday

Gerardo “Tata” Martino worked with his players this morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. At the latest training session, Barça continued preparing for the official start of the season. The blaugrana’s first match will take place on Sunday at the Camp Nou at 19:00 against Levante. At today’s training session, Tata Martino worked with all his available players, including Lionel Messi and Cesc Fàbregas, who have both been cleared to play by the medical team.

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Alves, Messi, and Valdés train with the group

Alves, Messi, and Valdés train with the group

With only two days left until FC Barcelona’s first game of the 2013-14 Liga season, Gerardo Martino has continued with preparations for an intense start to the season. His squad trained this Friday afternoon at a closed session at the Ciutat Esportiva. Lionel Messi has made favorable progress recovering from the quadriceps injury in his left leg and was able to fully train with the team. Also working with the group were Valdés and Alves, who had trained separately on Thursday. The Brazilian right back spent the previous session receiving treatment for some bruising to his right ankle, while Valdés did specific recovery work after the friendly between Ecuador and Spain.

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Thursday training with Cesc, Pedro, Messi

Thursday training with Cesc, Pedro, Messi

FC Barcelona’s first team trained this Thursday afternoon at the Ciutat Esportiva. The session took place with the international players back with the group, after spending the last few days with their various national teams. Their return was not the only good news for coach Gerard Martino, as both Cesc Fàbregas and Pedro Rodríguez were able to train fully with their teammates. Lionel Messi was also on the pitch, spending part of the session with the group after working separately on Wednesday to recover from a quadriceps injury in his left leg.

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Live: International friendlies

Live: International friendlies

Eight FC Barcelona players will be involved in a number of international friendlies taking place this afternoon and evening throughout Europe and South America. Catch a link to chat and streams for the Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Spain games after the jump.

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Fàbregas trains, Puyol works on the pitch

Fàbregas trains, Puyol works on the pitch

This Wednesday FC Barcelona held its final training session before the internationals players return to the squad on Thursday. Gerardo Martino led the session in which the available members of the first team worked, including Pedro Rodríguez and Cesc Fàbregas. The two footballers, both injured during the Asia tour, were able to spend part of today’s session working with the group. Pedro, recovering from some bruising to his right calf, trained with his teammates for part of the session on Tuesday, while Fàbregas, with a sprained right ankle, was just added back into the group today. Joining the first team for the session was defender Frank Bagnack, from Barça B.

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