Golazos Made in La Masia (13-14 December)

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View The Ratings: FC Barcelona 8-1 SD Huesca

View The Ratings: FC Barcelona 8-1 SD Huesca

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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Café con leche: December 17, 2014

Café con leche: December 17, 2014

Everyday Spain’s near 20 million football fans visit their local news stand, pick up their preferred periodical poison and either delight or disgust in the latest happenings of their favorite club. And whether Marca in Madrid or Mundo Deportivo in Catalonia, a café con leche is always part of the morning football ritual. So pour one yourself and find out what’s happening today in Barça nation.

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Probably about 70:30, a PSG 3-4-3 analysis

Probably about 70:30, a PSG 3-4-3 analysis

We had control of the game from the start, even though they scored first. We knew where we could do them damage, where to find space, and where we could get our decisive players into the game. We wanted to accumulate as many players as possible in attack, to try and unbalance the opponent. We gave up some chances, but against this type of opponent, that will happen. We are stronger when we can use different shapes. To sum up, a very good night for us.

- ESPNFC

That’s how Luis Enrique summed up the much talked about 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Well, I’m about to talk more about, A LOT more, so if that’s your kind of thing…onwards!

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The Front: Sport (17.12.2014)

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FESTIVAL FROM THE CANTERA

THE BEST SCORING SINCE LUIS ENRIQUE BECAME COACH

Adama appeared like lightening and made a Messi-like goal

Pedro made a ‘hat trick’ and seven goals sprang from La Masia

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (17.12.2014)

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PEDRO GOES OFF

Pedro, with a ‘hat trick,’ led Barça’s scoring in a Camp Nou with 45,000 spectators

The azulgrana are already in the round of 16, where they will meet the winner of Elche-Valladolid

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

THERE IS ONLY ONE THING HOTTER THAN THE SUN

AND THAT IS A BALL FROM THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW

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Picture of the day: Director Puyol?

Picture of the day: Director Puyol?

On Monday, beloved FC Barcelona captain (I can’t bring myself to say ex-captain) Carles Puyol received his sporting director diploma in Madrid.

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Copa del Rey Match Review: FC Barcelona vs SD Huesca

Copa del Rey Match Review: FC Barcelona vs SD Huesca

Not much opposition was expected from SD Huesca for the return leg of the Copa del Rey round of 32 encounter. Indeed, with a four-goal cushion and having recently dropped points in the league to Getafe, FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique’s thinking was obviously more about resting up for the long La Liga/CdR/Champions League marathon ahead, rather than use Lionel Messi to clobber some pretty weak opposition.

Wisely, Lucho opted to leave most of his first team to watch from the stands. Of the sixteen players called up, he asked only eleven first-team players to suit up. Even Martín Montoya got a much-deserved start. Heavens!

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The Ratings: FC Barcelona 8-1 SD Huesca

The Ratings: FC Barcelona 8-1 SD Huesca

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 8-1 SD Huesca

The Result: FC Barcelona 8-1 SD Huesca

RESULT:

FC Barcelona: 8

SD Huesca: 1

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Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs SD Huesca

Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs SD Huesca

totalBarça welcomes you all to the Copa del Rey game between FC Barcelona and SD Huesca! Are you ready?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 @ 22:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time

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The curious case of Pedro Rodríguez

The curious case of Pedro Rodríguez

Emerged in a golden generation of la Masia graduates and Spanish pearls, Pedro Rodríguez was hailed as the ideal squad player. Doesn’t take much credit, the Canarian was always the most easy going player in a coach’s squad. He possesses speed and good technical abilities, and played a big part during Guardiola’s dominant era when he emerged in 2009/10 and was the first to score in all six competitions Barça played in. A forward that lived to serve, but wasn’t afraid to strike at goal as well. He never had the potential to become a phenomenon, but he was good competition for any player in his calibre.

Fast-forward to today, and it isn’t the same case anymore. Pedro used to be a missing piece in a forever star-studded Barça attack-line that featured the likes of Eto’o, Henry, Ibrahimović, Villa, Alexis, Neymar and of course, Messi. He would operate on either wing, and bring the best out of his partners up front with his fantastic final passes that only require a tap-in finish. He worked in the shadows in a similar ethic as of Busquets’, and let the bigger players get the merits through his humility. If anything, Pedro always seemed like he felt lucky to play at such a big club alongside such phenomenal players. However, a lot has changed since his glorious rise, and it’s more of a headache to fit the 27-year-old in Luis Enrique’s current XI. So what happened?

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Café con leche: December 16, 2014

Café con leche: December 16, 2014

Everyday Spain’s near 20 million football fans visit their local news stand, pick up their preferred periodical poison and either delight or disgust in the latest happenings of their favorite club. And whether Marca in Madrid or Mundo Deportivo in Catalonia, a café con leche is always part of the morning football ritual. So pour one yourself and find out what’s happening today in Barça nation.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (16.12.2014)

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GROUNDHOG DAY

CHAMPIONS ROUND OF 16: BARÇA VS MAN CITY AGAIN

Messi: “I always beat Kun in FIFA, but we’ll see what happens on the pitch”

Txiki: “Whatever happens in the draw, they tell us the opponent and that’s enough”

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Copa del Rey Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs SD Huesca

Copa del Rey Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs SD Huesca

FC Barcelona takes on SD Huesca for the second leg of the Copa del Rey round of 32 on Tuesday evening at the Camp Nou.

After a scoreless draw against Getafe at the weekend and a tactically strange experiment against PSG last week, FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique will be looking to continue his delicate balancing act at the helm of the first team. He must somehow look to achieve a convincing result, blood his talented youngsters from the B team, and spare his first team regulars from unnecessary minutes ahead of league action against Córdoba this weekend.

In all likelihood, progression to the next round against either Real Valladolid or Elche will go Barça’s way given there’s a nearly insurmountable four-goal aggregate standing in Huesca’s path.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

FOR MADRID THE EASIEST, AND FOR US THE MOST DIFFICULT

THE USUAL LUCK

FLORENTINO PEREZ: “Don’t call it luck… …call it power”

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Picture of the day: Friends/Competitors

Picture of the day: Friends/Competitors

After the Champions League draw Monday, Lionel Messi posted this on his social media accounts: “Looking forward to playing in the next round of the UEFA Champions League. It’ll be really nice to face my friend Sergio Agüero as I always beat him at FIFA, but let’s see what happens on the pitch.”

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The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #10

The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #10

totalBarça is pleased to announce that it has contributed its 10th donation to UNICEF in the amount of $500 via The totalBarca Project. This brings our tally to $5,000 in a span of just over two years.

We could not be more proud of the culés, partners, and staff that make up the totalBarça community. We hope you will all continue to support this site and its vision to support such meaningful projects as UNICEF.

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Café con leche: December 15, 2014

Café con leche: December 15, 2014

Everyday Spain’s near 20 million football fans visit their local news stand, pick up their preferred periodical poison and either delight or disgust in the latest happenings of their favorite club. And whether Marca in Madrid or Mundo Deportivo in Catalonia, a café con leche is always part of the morning football ritual. So pour one yourself and find out what’s happening today in Barça nation.

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December 15, 2014

Back to the Etihad it is

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (15.12.2014)

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Picture of the day: 200


December 14, 2014

Café con leche: December 14, 2014

View The Ratings: Getafe CF 0-0 FC Barcelona

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (14.12.2014)

The Front: Sport (14.12.2014)

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Picture of the day: Here we go again

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