Café con leche: February 15, 2015

Café con leche: February 15, 2015

Camp Nou: Leo Messi’s den

It is true that Lionel Messi is comfortable scoring at every ground, yet as we all know very well, there is no place like home. The ‘Flea,’ as much as he likes terrorizing opponents without keeping the venue in mind, is particularly potent at home, much like a beast in its natural habitat. The Argentine has found the net in seven of the team’s last nine home matches, weighing in with 14 goals. The streak was started with a hat-trick against Sevilla, and stretches up to Wednesday’s cup game against Villarreal. These matches include clutch encounters against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League and the league match against Atlético, with the ‘Flea’ not failing to live up to the occasion. Levante’s obstacle is perhaps too low to stop Messi’s streak.

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Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs Levante UD

Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs Levante UD

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

Sunday, February 15, 2015

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The Front: Sport (15.2.2015)

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HISTORIC ATTAINMENT

BARÇA COULD REACH 11 CONSECUTIVE WINS, PEP’S RECORD

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (15.2.2015)

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THE BEST FRONT LINE IN THE WORLD

Luis Enrique assures that there is no other positional attack comparable to Barça

The coach is wary of Levante, will make rotations and Iniesta is out with the flu

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Cartoon of the day: Sport

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CARNIVAL 2015

KIT TO DRESS UP AS MESSI

KIT TO DRESS UP AS CRISTIANO

KIT TO DRESS UP AS ARBELOA

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Picture of the day: Good advice

Picture of the day: Good advice

Dani Alves (and the artwork behind him) advise us to smile, love and live.

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Levante standing in the way

Levante standing in the way

The game we’ve been waiting for for so long now is just over a week away. Manchester City are currently blocking the road towards the Champions League trophy and whether Luis Enrique and company have what it takes to knock out the English champions is yet to be seen, but before we get to watch that amazing encounter, only Levante UD and Malaga CF stand in the way, and today it is Levante’s turn to experience what a hungry Barça side can do. Real Madrid defeated Deportivo la Coruña and have restored the gap to four points, meaning that the focus should now be on defeating Levante, and defeating Levante alone.

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Barça B – Alavés: Vinyals’ first point (0-0)

Barça B – Alavés: Vinyals’ first point (0-0)

Half a step forward for Jordi Vinyals’ Barça B. The reserves played an acceptable brand of football for a Barcelona side and got a point that might prove useful in this incredibly tight fight against relegation. Vinyals’ hand in the side was clearly evident, from the team selection to the tactics, and one can definitely say that the first (and often unreliable) first impression is positive.

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Café con leche: February 14, 2015

Café con leche: February 14, 2015

Never underestimate the power of relegation

Levante UD’s visits to the Camp Nou are often ones to forget for the Valencian side. The last nine Liga meetings between Levante and the mighty Catalans ended with FC Barcelona walking away with the win, and last year’s (7-0) was particularly fun to watch.

Nevertheless, Luis Enrique does not plan on taking things for granted ahead of tomorrow night’s match. “We’re playing against one of the teams that is battling against relegation, and I never trust any team that is in such a delicate situation.” Lucho also described his attacking trident as “the best attack in the world,” but insisted that the team must stay humble and avoid overconfidence if they are to maintain the current winning streak. “We need to remain 100% focused because football is a strange game, a team that could not attack at all can end up winning. We need to concentrate as much as we can.”

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Barça B-Alavés: Vinyals’ premiere

Barça B-Alavés: Vinyals’ premiere

We are living through times of change at Barcelona B. Since Monday, the Eusebio-era, which lasted 150 games, is officially over. The Vinyals era is officially under way. This weekend, the 51-year-old coach, was masterminded Juvenil A’s record-breaking quest to the first ever UEFA Youth League title, embarks on a wholly different mission. A mission whose primary goal is not trophies, but survival. Starting with the match against Alavés, the Catalan has 18 matches to guarantee that the Blaugrana reserves will continue to be a Segunda División team come next season. Read more…

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The Front: Sport (14.2.2015)

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LUIS ENRIQUE CHANGES HALF THE TEAM

THE COACH gives a break to Piqué, Mascherano and Iniesta, Alves is sanctioned and Neymar could leave his place to Pedro

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (14.2.2015)

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OPTION MATA

Barça can sign United’s player to reinforce the team in January 2016

They’ve flirted with this incorporation and value his capacity to play up front and in midfield

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Cartoon of the day: Sport

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MESSI, NEY AND SUÁREZ…

THE BEST ‘TRIDENT’ IN THE WORLD

CR7, BALE AND BENZEMA…

THE MOST EXPENSIVE ‘FORK’ ON THE PLANET

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Picture of the day: Thank YOU, Leo!

Picture of the day: Thank YOU, Leo!

Lionel Messi “wanted to wish you all a good weekend. Thanks a lot for always being there.” 

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I must say, Luis Enrique, well done

I must say, Luis Enrique, well done

“If we lose or draw, then it’s party time for the media.”

– Luis Enrique Martínez García 

A funny thing happens when Barça suffers a loss or draw. The players demonstrate mortality, making them easy to talk about and criticize. A 10-game winning streak rears its head however, and suddenly, silence falls upon the internet. Let’s give credit where it’s due, shall we? Ever since that horrible week which followed the loss against David Moyes’ Real Sociedad at Anoeta, Luis Enrique has whipped his team into shape, figured out his strongest starting eleven (finally), and has been on form ever since. He has one foot in the Copa del Rey final. He’s one point away from a disastrous Real Madrid in the league. And he’s soundly beaten a team we struggled against on six occasions last season—thrice in a row. From a man who was supposedly one match away from getting sacked, I must say, Luis Enrique, well done.

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Café con leche: February 13, 2015

Café con leche: February 13, 2015

Next for captaincy?

Gerard Piqué recently spoke to “El Partido de las 12″ radio program where he pledged allegiance to his boyhood club.

“Every day I love my job more, and I would like to be here for more years,” he said. “Today I can say that I am going to retire here at Barça, whether it is at the end of this season or within six. I am not going to play for another team.” Beautiful, right?

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View The Ratings: FC Barcelona 3-1 Villareal CF

View The Ratings: FC Barcelona 3-1 Villareal CF

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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The Front: Sport (13.2.2015)

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THE TECHNICAL COMMISSION GETS STARTED

THE FIRST LIST OF SIGNINGS

THREE CRACKS OF THE FUTURE

Both the players and their clubs accept their incorporation in Barça in January of the following year

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (13.2.2015)

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GERARD PIQUÉ

“LUCHO LEADS MORE THAN MESSI”

The central spoke clearly to COPE: “He’s the coach, the boss, although Leo carries a lot of weight”

He assured that “I’m having a ball” and announced that he would retire as an azulgrana

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Picture of the day: First prize

Picture of the day: First prize

This poignant photo of Lionel Messi hungrily eyeing the 2014 World Cup won first prize in the sport singles category of the 58th annual World Press Photo Contest.

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February 12, 2015

Café con leche: February 12, 2015

The Front: Sport (12.2.2015)

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (12.2.2015)

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Picture of the day: #1in11 auction

Match Review: Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal: Copa final in sights


February 11, 2015

The Ratings: FC Barcelona 3-1 Villareal CF

The Result: FC Barcelona 3-1 Villareal CF

Café con leche: February 11, 2015

Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF

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