The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (15.09.2010)

PURE BARÇA

Blaugrana monologue in a match that could end with so many more goals by Barça.

The team recovered the best feelings and showed in Camp Nou a pair of  works of art.

Barça 5 – 1 Panathinaikos.

Post match – Player reactions

Post match – Player reactions

After the resounding victory against Panathinaikos (5-1) at Camp Nou, a number of Barcelona’s players spoke to the media with their reactions to the match. Their responses are below.

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Post-match review: FC Barcelona – Panathinaikos FC 5-1

Post-match review: FC Barcelona – Panathinaikos FC 5-1

It could have been yet another game that FC Barcelona team would be doomed to lose no matter how much the players held possession or showed a class performance. And how disappointing it would be to concede a goal, a simple one, after having held possession for almost twenty minutes never ceasing to create more and more chances on the opponent’s goal!

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The Ratings: FC Barcelona – Panathinaikos FC 5-1

The Ratings: FC Barcelona – Panathinaikos FC 5-1

The Greek visitors were on the receiving end of an absolute thrashing in the Catalan capital. Fantasy football was on display at the Camp Nou tonight. Who was the best on pitch? Find out after the jump!

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The Goals: FC Barcelona – Panathinaikos FC 5-1

The Goals: FC Barcelona – Panathinaikos FC 5-1

If pictures aren’t your thing, we’ve got the goals collected in a video for you.

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The Pictures: FC Barcelona – Panathinaikos FC 5-1

The Pictures: FC Barcelona – Panathinaikos FC 5-1

Relive the magic of a lovely evening at the Camp Nou, by flicking through the images we have collected for you.

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Man of the Match: FC Barcelona – Panathinaikos FC 5-1

Man of the Match: FC Barcelona – Panathinaikos FC 5-1

Who was your Man of the Match? Vote and comment after the jump!

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The Result: FC Barcelona – Panathinaikos FC 5-1

The Result: FC Barcelona – Panathinaikos FC 5-1

RESULT:

FC Barcelona: 5

Panathinaikos FC: 1

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

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

FC Barcelona – Panathinaikos FC
(Tuesday September 14, 2010 @ 20:45 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

FC Barcelona Chat: http://apps.facebook.com/fcbarcelonachat/ (direct chat through Facebook)
Direct link: http://fcbarcelona.hopto.org

*FIXED* CHAT LINK: Chat here

The chat is open 24/7. Feel free to drop in anytime and become a fan of the FC Barcelona Chat page on Facebook.

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totalBarca on UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football

totalBarca on UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football

After the positive reviews from totalBarca’s readers, and the great competitive atmosphere and fun experienced on the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy League, totalBarca has now created a private league on the official fantasy football league for the UEFA Champions League 2010/2011, the UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football. Here, the totalBarca team, fans and viewers will play and compete against each other in this gala event.

You can create your team here: http://en.uclfantasy.uefa.com/

After you finish building your team, join the totalBarca league. The league code is: 112033-21468

Note: You can make changes for the first round of the group stages until 14 Sep 20:30 CET.

See you there!

Champions League Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs. Panathinaikos

Champions League Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs. Panathinaikos

The Champions League is once again upon us.  FC Barcelona will be looking to avoid another Greek tragedy like that inflicted by La Liga newcomers Hércules last Saturday, and hope to start off the 2010/2011 campaign with a resounding win against Greek champions Panathinaikos, whom they host at the Camp Nou Tuesday evening in the first game of the tournament’s group stage.

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

#1: Pep said: We can’t live on the six cups.

#2: Well, Madrid still lives on Di Stefano’s 5 Champions.

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

CR: What merengues should do is to cheer instead of booing.

Özil: Relax, if we keep playing like this, they’ll stop booing because they’ll fall sleep before.

The Front: Sport (14.09.2010)

LET THE GOALS COME BACK!

The Champions should make forget about the Liga’s defeat.

Guardiola: “I will never lose the confidence in my team

Iniesta: “We must improve

Barça – Panathinaikos (20.45, TVE-1)

[Non Barça Related]

CR7 criticizes the fans: “The energy they spend booing could be used for cheering

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (14.09.2010)

Luxurious Barça

Alves, Puyol, Xavi, Busquets and Pedro are back again in a debut which must end in victory.

Guardiola: “It’s impossible to not trust these players

Starts the way to Wembley. Barça – Panathinaikos (20:45, TVE-1)

Cruyff’s Corner: The team deserves confidence

Cruyff’s Corner: The team deserves confidence

The following is a translation of Johan Cruyff’s weekly article in El Periodico.  The original can be found here.

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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 Panathinaikos.

Join us after the jump to take part in the game.

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Villa: “Messi makes everyone else better”

Villa: “Messi makes everyone else better”

In a recent interview with Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo, new striker David Villa discussed a number of topics, including the recent loss to Hercules and how his adaptation is going with Barcelona. The original interview can be found here.

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Pep: “This team wants to continue winning”

Pep: “This team wants to continue winning”

During the Champions League pre-match press conference, Guardiola spent a lot of time defending his team from Saturday’s loss.  FC Barcelona lost their first game of the season 0-2 against Hercules.  During parts of the game, sections of the Camp Nou booed the players’ performances.

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Barcelona ready to bid for David Luiz

Barcelona ready to bid for David Luiz

According to Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias, Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola would be ready to strenghten Barcelona’s back line by bidding for Benfica defender David Luiz (23). Luiz is reportedly one of Guardiola’s prime targets, and Barcelona would be ready to make a 30 million euro bid for the promising Brazilian. However, as Barcelona is struggling financially, the more likely option would reportedly be a player-plus-cash deal to reduce the initial transfer fee.

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September 13, 2010

Barcelona battles for Greek prospect

Extra referees debut tomorrow in the Champions League

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

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September 12, 2010

Training on Sunday

Pique, down but not out

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

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