Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs AFC Ajax

Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs AFC Ajax

totalBarça welcomes you all to the2014-15 Champions League campaign game between FC Barcelona and AFC Ajax! Are you ready?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 20:45 Barcelona time – Convert to local time

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Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs AFC Ajax

Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs AFC Ajax

FC Barcelona hosts the pioneers of totaalvoetbal AFC Ajax Tuesday evening for round three of the UEFA Champions League group stage. Now approaching the halfway point of group play with a mere 3 points under their belt, the Catalans have a chance to get their campaign back on track in what few expect to be an easy group. With a humbling defeat at Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and a narrow win over APOEL Nicosia, Barcelona has shown its own mortality. And with so many among the Ajax ranks familiar with the Barcelona’s mechanisms, it would be difficult to argue that this should prove a walk in the park for the hosts.

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Match Review: FC Barcelona B 4-1 AD Alcorcón

Match Review: FC Barcelona B 4-1 AD Alcorcón

Barcelona B had been seeking a victory for over a month before their match against Alcorcón. Against the team from Madrid, Barça B not only returned to winning ways, but did so in style. The reserves, led by an inspired Adama Traoré, put on their best performance of the season and put 4 past helpless Alcorcón, whose defenders were blown apart by the high quality football exhibited by the Blaugranas. Read more…

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The Highlights: FC Barcelona 3-0 SD Eibar

The Highlights: FC Barcelona 3-0 SD Eibar

Watch the highlights from yesterday’s 3-0 defeat of Eibar by FC Barcelona after the jump.

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View The Ratings: FC Barcelona 3-0 SD Eibar

View The Ratings: FC Barcelona 3-0 SD Eibar

You’ve had your chance to rate the performance of the blaugrana 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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Match Preview: FC Barcelona B – AD Alcorcón

Match Preview: FC Barcelona B – AD Alcorcón

Barcelona B managed to put an end to a worrying run of losses last week with a goalless draw against Racing de Santander at El Sardinero, but the team still couldn’t secure victory. It’s been more than a month since Eusebio’s men won in the league, and today’s game against 11th placed Alcorcón, a team with the same points as the blaugranas, provides the perfect opportunity to return to winning ways. The reserves’ recent home form has been worrying, but there is no doubt that Eusebio’s young squad can grind out a win over a side that is pushing for promotion. Read more…

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Picture of the day: Three generations

Picture of the day: Three generations

“Three generations on the pitch,” said Gerard Piqué, who with his father, Joan, and his son, Milan, took pictures on the pitch of the Camp Nou before FC Barcelona’s win against a scrappy Eibar.

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Match Review: FC Barcelona 3-0 SD Eibar

Match Review: FC Barcelona 3-0 SD Eibar

One analyzes the process, not the result. It’s a widespread, deeply ingrained yet erroneous mindset doing it the other way around. I didn’t fret for one second tonight that FC Barcelona would walk away winners. There was nothing frustrating or lacking in the first half, it was simply sport, where not everything comes off and inches and microseconds may as well be miles and hours. That’s why one trusts the process. Barça were exceptional in the opening 20 to 25 minutes tonight. One could highlight the ferocity of ball recovery (certainly fulfilling Pep’s 6 second rule), relentless pressing, the speed of passing and movement and several outrageous mig tocs, and all would be correct. But really it was the steely focus, the intense concentration and unmissable pursuit of excellence. It took a bit of luck in the first and then a lot of class in the second to eventually slay a commendable Eibar 3-0.

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The Ratings: FC Barcelona 3-0 SD Eibar

The Ratings: FC Barcelona 3-0 SD Eibar

The Ratings… Everyone’s 2nd favorite part to a post-match analysis, after the Post-Match Review of course. It is now your turn to show us what you think of the players’ performances. Let’s see how you all do!

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The Result: FC Barcelona 3-0 SD Eibar

The Result: FC Barcelona 3-0 SD Eibar

RESULT:

FC Barcelona: 3

SD Eibar: 0

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Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs SD Eibar

Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs SD Eibar

totalBarça welcomes you all to the Liga game between FC Barcelona and SD Eibar! Are you ready?

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 20:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time

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Match Preview: FC Barcelona – SD Eibar

Match Preview: FC Barcelona – SD Eibar

We are just one week away from the first clásico at the Bernabéu, and everything seems to be rotating around the big match in Madrid. The referee, Neymar’s form, Lionel Messi’s position, the potential return of Luis Suárez. However, people seem to forget that Barcelona have to play another match before travelling to the capital. Unknown Eibar are at the Camp Nou today, and given that the league table guarantees that Barça will go to Madrid above their eternal rivals, complacency might settle down amongst the players. Eibar though is the last team you would want to be complacent against. Read more…

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Match Review: Real Racing de Santander 0-0 FC Barcelona B

Match Review: Real Racing de Santander 0-0 FC Barcelona B

Barcelona B were not able to earn a win at El Sardinero on Saturday, but the feeling after the draw against Racing de Santander surely must have been that it was a point won rather than two lost. Eusebio’s men were outplayed for the most part, and although they did create some danger in the first half, they played second fiddle to the hosts. The second half saw Racing throw everything at Barça B, but Adrián Ortolá was in top form, managing to keep his first clean sheet of the season. Improvement is definitely required from the reserves, but as long as they keep collecting points here and there, they will keep themselves clear of trouble. Read more…

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Match Preview: Racing Santander – FC Barcelona B

Match Preview: Racing Santander – FC Barcelona B

Barcelona B have a third shot at returning to winning ways today as they travel to the Estadio El Sardinero to take on Racing Santander. Eusebio’s team has gone for three consecutive weeks without a win, and despite the fact that they are still located in the upper echelons of the league, points are required in order to stay clear of trouble. Racing Santander may be 16th on the league table, but they still have enough to inflict damage on Barça B. Read more…

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Juvenil A: Past Badalona with a Victory

Juvenil A: Past Badalona with a Victory

Juvenil A are back on the right track with a 1-3 victory, after having drawn against PSG midweek. This would be their third Liga victory this campaign, beating CF Badalona at home. This was a match well fought by both sides with a rather dominant Barcelona over the ball. Goals from Isaac Padilla, Adrià Arjona and Aitor Cantalapiedra helped secure the three points needed. Jordi Vinyals opted to start with: Onana, Dani, Rodri, Adrià, Quinti, Ferran, Carbonell (Aitor, min.85), Ayoud (Arjona, min.45), Padilla, Corredera (Enguene min.75) and Moha.

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Match Review: FC Barcelona B 0-1 CD Lugo

Match Review: FC Barcelona B 0-1 CD Lugo

Barcelona B failed to return to winning ways Saturday as they ended up losing a match they dominated against Lugo. Eusebio’s team by no means played a spectacular match, but were still dominant and had the best chances, as well as two goals annulled for offside. The visitors defended well and took advantage of one of their few chances to run away with all three points. The Blaugranas are now three matches without a win, but are still comfortable in mid-table. Read more…

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View The Ratings: Rayo Vallecano 0-2 FC Barcelona

View The Ratings: Rayo Vallecano 0-2 FC Barcelona

You’ve had your chance to rate the performance of the blaugrana 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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Picture of the day: One-two punch

Picture of the day: One-two punch

Messi and Neymar: What a combination.

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Match Review: Rayo Vallecano 0-2 FC Barcelona

Match Review: Rayo Vallecano 0-2 FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona returned to the top of league with 19 points in hand after a comfortable 2-0 win against Rayo Vallecano. Both goals were scored in quick succession during the first half, with the first from Lionel Messi and the second from Neymar Jr. With a seventh successive clean sheet in La Liga, Barcelona became the first team in the history of the league to not concede for the first seven games of the campaign.

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The Ratings: Rayo Vallecano 0-2 FC Barcelona

The Ratings: Rayo Vallecano 0-2 FC Barcelona

The Ratings… Everyone’s 2nd favorite part to a post-match analysis, after the Post-Match Review of course. It is now your turn to show us what you think of the players’ performances. Let’s see how you all do!

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The Result: Rayo Vallecano 0-2 FC Barcelona

The Result: Rayo Vallecano 0-2 FC Barcelona

RESULT:

Rayo Vallecano: 0

FC Barcelona: 2

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Live Match Chat: Rayo Vallecano vs FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat: Rayo Vallecano vs FC Barcelona

totalBarça welcomes you all to the Liga game between Málaga CF and FC Barcelona. Are you ready?!

Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 18:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time

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Match Preview: FC Barcelona B – CD Lugo

Match Preview: FC Barcelona B – CD Lugo

Barcelona B were very generous to let two points slip in Mallorca last week, but life goes for Eusebio’s men. The reserves return to the Miniestadi this week for a match against 9th placed Lugo. The blaugranas have collected 10 points to date, but survival in the division has never been achieved or indeed lost so early in the season, and therefore more wins and points would be more than welcome. Two games without a win is not a disaster, but knowing that this is Barça B, parallels with last season’s horrid run in autumn will certainly be there. Read more…

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Match Preview: Rayo Vallecano vs FC Barcelona

Match Preview: Rayo Vallecano vs FC Barcelona

What’s not to like about Rayo Vallecano? An unglamorous side from an unglamorous but prideful Madrid neighborhood,  Rayo is a team that truly matters to its supporters. Few grounds in Spain get the type of fervered support Rayo enjoy. And unlike other La Liga sides who all too predictably park the bus against the elite, Rayo take the pitch unafraid, with all guns blazing. Sure, that’s the reason they’ve conceded 16 to Barça in their last three homes games, but it’s also the reason manager Paco Jémez took them to a club record 8th place in 2013 and the reason they’re an entertaining side to watch and nerve-wracking one to oppose despite operating off a shoestring budget. Luis Enrique named Rayo pre-match favorites, which cannot be taken too literally. The point he was making was Barça cannot underestimate a Rayo side that punishes lethargy.

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Match Review: Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 FC Barcelona

Match Review: Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 FC Barcelona

To start things off, this game will prove to be an excellent lesson for the team in the future. I thought that I would be depressed and angry by the end of the game, but that was not the case. The end of the clean sheets streak was coming sooner or later, and so was Lucho’s first loss. FC Barcelona lost today against a brilliant Paris Saint-Germain side, and that is something that we all must keep in mind. This loss came at the perfect time to serve as a wake up call ahead of Luis Suárez’s return and the derby against Real Madrid, and there is much more to learn from than to moan about.

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Number of the day: 143

Number of the day: 143

143 Champions League games. Yes, that’s how many games Xavi Hernández has played. After coming in for Rakitić in the loss against Paris Saint-Germain, the Catalan midfielder broke Raul Gonzalez’s record (142) for most appearances in Champions League history.

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The Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 FC Barcelona

The Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 FC Barcelona

The Ratings… Everyone’s 2nd favorite part to a post-match analysis, after the Post-Match Review of course. It is now your turn to show us what you think of the players’ performances. Let’s see how you all do!

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The Result: Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 FC Barcelona

The Result: Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 FC Barcelona

RESULT:

Paris SG: 3

FC Barcelona: 2

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Live Match Chat: Paris Saint-Germain vs FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat: Paris Saint-Germain vs FC Barcelona

totalBarça welcomes you all to the second game of the 2014-15 Champions League campaign between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona! Are you ready?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 20:45 Barcelona time – Convert to local time

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Match Preview: Paris Saint-Germaine vs FC Barcelona

Match Preview: Paris Saint-Germaine vs FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona is in Paris tonight for what is unquestionably their toughest fixture in this season’s Champions League group phase. However, despite the more than a billion euro Qatari outlay, Paris Saint-Germaine (PSG) is actually significantly weakened by the absence of two key players. There are also off the field issues impacting the French champion in very real ways. In that regard, despite home field advantage, the general feeling is this game couldn’t have come at a better time for Luis Enrique and his visiting Barça.

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