Match Review: UD Almería 1-2 FC Barcelona

Match Review: UD Almería 1-2 FC Barcelona

Breathe. In what was a tense and stressful afternoon, FC Barcelona successfully managed to comeback from a one goal deficit againt UD Almería to win the game and add three massive points to temporarily top the league. Today’s performance was far, far from good, and since both Sevilla and Valencia await the team after the international break, there is much to discuss and much to change. Neymar Jr. and Jordi Alba scored both goals for Barcelona from two amazing Luis Suárez crosses, while Almería’s goal was scored by Thievy Bifouma. Continue reading for more.

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The Ratings: UD Almería 1-2 FC Barcelona

The Ratings: UD Almería 1-2 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: UD Almería 1-2 FC Barcelona

The Result: UD Almería 1-2 FC Barcelona

RESULT:

UD Almería: 1

FC Barcelona: 2

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Live Match Chat: UD Almeria vs FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat: UD Almeria vs FC Barcelona

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

Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 16:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time

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Match Preview: Real Betis – FC Barcelona B

Match Preview: Real Betis – FC Barcelona B

Barcelona B’s season has been one of ups and downs. The team has been capable of both the best and the worst, and that is reflected in the team’s position on the league table. This week, a special challenge awaits Eusebio’s men when they travel to Seville to face one of the biggest contenders for promotion Real Betis. Could the Estadio Benito Villamarín be the venue for Barça B’s return to victories?

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Luis Enrique: “They will make life difficult for us”

Luis Enrique: “They will make life difficult for us”

FC Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique spoke to the press ahead of the game against UD Almería and said he is focused to get the win with no exceptions. However, he knows that Almería this season “are an improved side with regards to last season.” and added that it will not be a walk in the park for the Catalans, “they will sit back and try to hit us on the counter,” adding that “they will make life difficult for us.”

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Match Preview: UD Almería vs. FC Barcelona

Match Preview: UD Almería vs. FC Barcelona

Having earned a crucial 0-2 win against Ajax on Wednesday, Barcelona must find ways to continue their positive momentum against Almería this weekend. Two losses against Real Madrid and Celta Vigo made clear the startling problems with Luis Enrique’s team so far, and while the performance in Amsterdam was an improvement, there are still many flaws to iron out. With the disruption of the international break coming up, followed by key matches against Sevilla and Valencia – both currently challenging near the top of the table – Luis Enrique must use this opportunity to get his team in order and earn the confidence of both the players and the fans.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (8.11.2014)

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KEY GOAL

Barça needs the trident on target to stay in the fight for the lead

LUIS SUAREZ: The ‘Golden Boot” must return to scoring to silence the alarms and to regain self-esteem

MESSI: The number one has already hunted down Raúl and now he’s after Zarra against a team that is playing well

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

MESSI’S GOAL: TO BEAT ZARRA’S RECORD

CR CRYBABY’S GOALS:

TO BEAT MESSI’S 71 UCL GOALS

TO BEAT MESSI’S 4 GOLDEN BALLS

TO BEAT THE BEST OF ALL TIME, THAT IS TO SAY… MESSI

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Picture of the day: Design your own Nikes

Picture of the day: Design your own Nikes

Nike has given its customers the ability to design their own shoes for a while, but now fans of FC Barcelona can personalize their Nike Air Max 1’s with the Barça crest. You can personalize the colors on every part of the shoe, add a personal message or slogan and, of course, show off the Barça crest. Go to nike.com/fcb and release your inner sneaker designer.

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On to the 2nd Round… and 1st Place?

On to the 2nd Round… and 1st Place?

After Champions League match day 4, Group F has been settled, for the most part. The favorites are advancing, but who will secure first place? Find out about the scenarios after the jump.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (7.11.2014)

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MES71

And tomorrow, he goes for Zarra

Leo became the Champions ultimate producer, together with Raúl, but at only 27 years of age

The madridista icon had made 48 goals, and Cristiano 44, when they were Messi’s age

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The Front: Sport (7.11.2014)

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THE SPORTING WORLD TURNS OUT FOR SPORT’S BIRTHDAY

PARTY

AND BARÇA

Bartomeu, who reached out to Laporta, represented the club together with Zubizarreta and Puyol

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Picture of the day: Brotherly love

Picture of the day: Brotherly love

I’d say that Leo and Neymar have bonded, wouldn’t you?

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Messi equals Champions League record

Messi equals Champions League record

FC Barcelona striker Leo Messi is used to breaking records during his extraordinary career. Wednesday in Amsterdam he equaled the all-time Champions League goalscoring record of 71, set by Raúl González (Real Madrid and Schalke 04). Messi needed only 90 matches (in eleven seasons), while Raúl set a record in 142. Now it is just a matter of time for Messi to break yet another record and set his own.  Continue reading »

View The Ratings: AFC Ajax 0-2 FC Barcelona

View The Ratings: AFC Ajax 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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Player reactions: Ajax 0-2 FC Barcelona

Player reactions: Ajax 0-2 FC Barcelona

Wednesday night’s win qualified Barça to the next stage of the Champions League with two games still in hand, thanks to two goals from Lionel Messi who is now on par with Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez’s UCL record with 71 goals. The team didn’t play so well, yet they secured three crucial points after losing two consecutive games in La Liga against Real Madrid and Celta Vigo. Xavi Hernandez along with Marc Bartra, Ivan Rakitic and Javier Mascherano, spoke to the media in the mixed zone after the game; check out what they all had to say right after the jump.

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Luis Enrique: “Messi the best I’ve ever seen”

Luis Enrique: “Messi the best I’ve ever seen”

It’s been a rough period for FC Barcelona after losing two consecutive games in La Liga and falling out of top spot. However, the team reacted well against Ajax after winning for the first time a UCL game in Amsterdam, with two goals from Lionel Messi in each half which brought his total to 71 goals – equalling Raul Gonzalez’ Champions League record. The coach was all smiles in the post press conference on Wednesday night and admitted that he was relieved to have qualified to the next round of the Champions League with two games in hand. “It is important to have qualified with two games in hand. I’d like to stress the way the players behaved. I have no complaints about their attitude tonight.” More from the coach after the jump.

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Quintillá and Tarín called-up by Spain U-19

Quintillá and Tarín called-up by Spain U-19

Spain U-19 coach Luis de la Fuente has announced a list of 20 players who will travel to Greece for the U-19 tournament to be held in Greece. Two Barcelona players have been called-up. Fullback Xavier Quintillá and centre-back Rodrigo Tarín, both of the Juevnil A are the Blaugranas included in the call-up. The tournament will be played in the Greek towns of Veria and Katerini, from the 13th of November. Spain U-19 will face hosts Greece, reigning U-19 champions Germany and 2013 runners-up France.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (6.11.2014)

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GOLDEN MESSI

LEO EQUALS RAÚL AND OVERTAKES CRISTIANO

The crack sealed the victory with two goals and got Barça to the next round

The azulgrana improved after the break and broke their losing streak

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November 6, 2014

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Picture of the day: The Trident

Quote of the Day: “Why does he keep coming back?”

The Ratings: AFC Ajax 0-2 FC Barcelona


November 5, 2014

Match Review: AFC Ajax 0-2 FC Barcelona

The Result: AFC Ajax 0-2 FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat: AFC Ajax vs FC Barcelona

Suárez: “It’s a special match for me”

Ajax-Juvenil A: Narrow defeat in Amsterdam (1-0)

Luis Enrique: “There is nothing else to do”

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