View The Ratings: Elche CF 0-6 FC Barcelona

View The Ratings: Elche CF 0-6 FC Barcelona

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The Ratings: Elche CF 0-6 FC Barcelona

The Ratings: Elche CF 0-6 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: Elche CF 0-6 FC Barcelona

The Result: Elche CF 0-6 FC Barcelona

RESULT:

Elche CF: 0

FC Barcelona: 6

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Live Match Chat: Elche CF vs FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat: Elche CF vs FC Barcelona

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

Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 18:00 Barcelona time

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One eye on La Liga, one on La Copa

One eye on La Liga, one on La Copa

FC Barcelona travel to Alicante Saturday for the season’s fourth encounter with Elche CF. The Catalans have dominated heavily in the previous three matches across La Liga and the Copa del Rey, but will undoubtedly have Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid in the backs of their minds. Luis Enrique’s men need a victory to keep pace with Real, who sit in the top spot with a one-point advantage. But one eye must be kept on midweek, when a decisive clash at the Vicente Calderón will see either Atléti or Barça crashing out of the Copa del Rey. Continue reading »

View The Ratings: Deportivo la Coruña 0-4 FC Barcelona

View The Ratings: Deportivo la Coruña 0-4 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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Stroll at the Riazor (0-4)

Stroll at the Riazor (0-4)

Nobody said that today’s game at the Riazor would go a long way towards educating us about our team’s chances this season. Yet seeing Barça having what was by far their most comfortable evening away from home in the whole season was something a little more than pleasing to the eye. Luis Enrique’s team played simple football and deservedly got three points that still keep us in touch with planet Madrid. Today’s match was a real stroll for Barça, and so the possibility of Luis Enrique’s decision to repeat his lineup for the first time this season becoming the talking point of this match is not unlikely at all. Read more…

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The Ratings: Deportivo la Coruña 0-4 FC Barcelona

The Ratings: Deportivo la Coruña 0-4 FC Barcelona

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The Result: Deportivo la Coruña 0-4 FC Barcelona

The Result: Deportivo la Coruña 0-4 FC Barcelona

RESULT:

Deportivo la Coruña: 0

FC Barcelona: 4

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Live Match Chat: Deportivo la Coruña vs FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat: Deportivo la Coruña vs FC Barcelona

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

Sunday, January 18, 2015 @ 19:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time.

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Halfway through La Liga

Halfway through La Liga

One of the first thoughts to go through my mind following the amazing victory against Atlético Madrid was what happens now? Was that a rare, awesome performance that was only a result of past frustration after what these players had to endure during previous matches against Atlético? Were they only out for revenge? Or was that the result of six months of work under Luis Enrique? Is this the final product of the Lucho project and the vision he had for his team? I hope so.

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Café con leche: January 17, 2015

Café con leche: January 17, 2015

Everyday, Spain’s near 20 million football fans visit their local news stand, pick up their preferred periodical poison and react with delight or disgust at the latest happenings of their favorite club. And whether it’s 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 Can Barça.

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February is coming

February is coming

The stage has been set. Luis Enrique still might not have earned trust from the Blaugrana faithful just yet. However, he has earned some patience from the fans after Barça’s victory against title-holders Atlético Madrid, in order to turn this season around and live up to the hype made of the ‘Lucho era.’ Real Madrid’s elimination from the Copa del Rey has set the dates to two more encounters with Diego Simeone’s men – So is the stage set for their revenge or is it set for Luis Enrique’s rise?

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View The Ratings: FC Barcelona 3-1 Atletico Madrid

View The Ratings: FC Barcelona 3-1 Atletico Madrid

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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Neymar, Suárez, Messi – Barça beat Atlético 3-1

Neymar, Suárez, Messi – Barça beat Atlético 3-1

That did not look a team in the midst of mutiny. FC Barcelona put in their best performance of the season, in particular with a sensational first half that at the very least merited the two goal advantage. Atlético Madrid certainly overstepped with their physical play, it got dirty, and only through the incompetence of La Liga officiating finished the game with all eleven men on the pitch. It was that same ineptitude from Undiano Mallenco that also gifted the visitors with a chance for points. At the end however, Barça matched Atletí intensity and very deservedly walked off the Camp Nou pitch worthy winners.

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Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid

Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid

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

Sunday, January 11, 2015 @ 21:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time

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Café con leche: January 11, 2015

Café con leche: January 11, 2015

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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Crossfire: AtléticoFans on the long road ahead

Crossfire: AtléticoFans on the long road ahead

FC Barcelona hosts Atlético Madrid on Sunday with second place in La Liga in the balance. The blaugrana and the rojiblancos have both been going through very remarkable seasons for completely different reasons, which could make for an interesting clash. In order to give a little insider perspective on the match, totalBarça and fellow Football Collective partner AtléticoFans engaged in a Crossfire-style interaction, answering questions from behind enemy lines. We posed questions to AtléticoFans’ assistant editor Billy Edwards to get his take on what’s been happening at the Vicente Calderón and what could happen when Simeone’s men come to town. And check out AtléticoFans for totalBarça’s response. Continue reading »

View The Ratings: Real Sociedad 1-0 FC Barcelona

View The Ratings: Real Sociedad 1-0 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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Live Match Chat: Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat: Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona

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

Sunday, January 4, 2014 @ 15:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time

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Luis Enrique versus the Anoeta curse

Luis Enrique versus the Anoeta curse

FC Barcelona’s first game in 2015 is just hours away and it is a chance to start a new beginning after what has been a horrific year. But Luis Enrique and his players are in for a real fight because, in recent years, the match against Real Sociedad at the Anoeta Stadium has proved to be anything but easy. It’s been eight years since the Blaugrana last recorded a win at Anoeta, and whether Luis Enrique can change that or not is the question. Will we celebrate the commencement of 2015 with a valuable away win, or will we watch the team fall to David Moyes’ men as Real Madrid continue to top the league table?

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Café con leche: January 3, 2015

Café con leche: January 3, 2015

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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View The Ratings: FC Barcelona 5-0 Córdoba CF

View The Ratings: FC Barcelona 5-0 Córdoba 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 Ratings: FC Barcelona 5-0 Córdoba CF

The Ratings: FC Barcelona 5-0 Córdoba CF

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 5-0 Córdoba CF

The Result: FC Barcelona 5-0 Córdoba CF

RESULT:

FC Barcelona: 5

Córdoba CF: 0

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Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs Córdoba CF

Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs Córdoba CF

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

Saturday, December 20, 2014 @ 16:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time

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View The Ratings: Getafe CF 0-0 FC Barcelona

View The Ratings: Getafe CF 0-0 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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Feo against Getafe, a game to forget

Feo against Getafe, a game to forget

On a cold and rainy night on the outskirts of the Spanish capital, FC Barcelona huffed and puffed away fruitlessly for 90 minutes in an ugly (feo) 0-0 draw with Getafe. The home side made 18 interceptions, 21 clearances and smart fouls in an all out defensive display that limited the number of saves to 2 for keeper Vicente Guaita. The most problematic element is Getafe managed all that without too much fuss. Barça should have had a penalty, though Getafe could claim one as well, but anyone holding their breath expecting a La Liga referee to do his job competently may as well arrange the funeral right now. When going up against this hideously difficult defensive ploy, a penalty or a free-kick hit just an inch lower can be the best panacea, but still not an excuse. The performance wasn’t good. Barça have been going up against this tactic for six or seven years now with increasing frequency, so it’s not like Luis Enrique and the boys should have expected anything different. This was an instantly forgettable match with nothing worth noting. What remains obvious is Luis Enrique’s Barça very much remains a work in progress.

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The Ratings: Getafe CF 0-0 FC Barcelona

The Ratings: Getafe CF 0-0 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: Getafe CF 0-0 FC Barcelona

The Result: Getafe CF 0-0 FC Barcelona

RESULT:

Getafe CF: 0

FC Barcelona: 0

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