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The Brazilian scored twice in the 3-2 (4-2 agg) victory against Atletico Madrid. The home team felt disrespected by the striker’s behavior.
The fact that Atletico Madrid was knocked out from the Copa del Rey by Barcelona was not the main concern of Gabi. The Colchoneros' team captain was mostly irritated by Neymar’s behavior on the pitch.
“He’s always making gestures on the field, especially when he’s in front. Nobody likes to lose and these things irritate you,” Gabi said at the end of the game.
Both... Read the rest of the article »
Neymar's antics were too much for Atletico to handle, while referee Gil Manzano had dubious calls complicating things for both teams.
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona did not let anyone down during their Copa del Rey matchup. Los Blaugranas saw themselves trailing twice, as Fernando Torres scored another first minute goal, just like he did against Real Madrid. Neymar equalized after seven minutes, but the other star of this game would make his first appearance of the night.
Referee Gil Manzano awarded a penalty kick for Atletico... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona will travel to Madrid on January 28th for the second leg of their Quarter-final fixture of the 2014-15 Copa del Rey. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona below.
The second leg of the Copa del Rey Quarter-finals will have Barcelona's aim to extend their dominance over Atletico Madrid in 2015, while Los Colchoneros fight for their survival and against the odds, which favor the Blaugrana side throughout the years.
Barcelona's 1-0 victory over Simeone's crew at Camp Nou puts them in a perfect position to make it into the semi-finals, while Atletico may... Read the rest of the article »
Hoping to win their 27th Copa del Rey, Barcelona will try to make some of these stats part of their game against Atletico. Find out which numbers favor Los Culés.
With Real Madrid out of the equation, it seems like Barcelona's chances of winning their 27th Copa del Rey will substancially increase if they win tomorrow. But before they can plan their semi-final match or their trophy celebration, these are some facts that support the theory of Los Blaugranas reaching the next stage and eventually winning the tournament.
In the current Copa del Rey, Barcelona... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona's mercurial forwards have been unstoppable in recent games and Atletico must devise a plan to keep them at bay if they are to get anything out of the match.
Messi and Neymar have formed a formidable partnership between themselves, one which will surely be giving the Atletico defence nightmares as we draw near to the second leg of the Copa Del Rey semi final. The two South American forwards have scored a mammoth total of 50 goals among themselves in all competitions already and combined delightfully to produce devastating effects when Barca went against... Read the rest of the article »
With all the dates yet to be confirmed, Los Blaugranas will play against Mexican side Monterrey to open their new stadium between July 18-20.
After a four-year absence, FC Barcelona confirmed they will play some of their preseason matches in the United States and Mexico. Despite dates not yet being set, the club has made official the news that the blaugranes will be returning to American soil for the fourth time in the last ten years.
Los Cules will return to the American continent for the first time since 2011, when they visited... Read the rest of the article »
According to the 22-year-old Brazilian ace, playing alongside the Argentine superstar is a walk in the park.
Barcelona ace Neymar has praised his Blaugrana team-mate Lionel Messi, confessing he holds the uttermost respect for the diminutive wizard, insisting that the Argentine superstar is the best player he has ever seen.
The 22-year-old former Santos attacker also admitted on Monday that his partnership with the four-time Ballon d'Or winner has been steadily growing, claiming that playing alongside... Read the rest of the article »
The Portuguese striker saw a straight red card during last Saturday's match against Cordoba for kicking Brazilian defender Edimar.
Brazilian wingman Neymar shared his thoughts about Cristiano Ronaldo's red card this Saturday. While Barcelona's superstar understood CR7's behavior, he believes that such an action should not go unnoticed and the player should be banned, regardless of his name or the team he plays for.
"As strikers we are used to be provoked and intimidated, but sometimes you just feel you've had enough... Read the rest of the article »
Los Blancos are being investigated by FIFA for signing two 12-year old Venezuelans back in 2012, facing a possible ban like long-time rival Barcelona.
European champions Real Madrid could be facing a similar transfer ban as their La Liga opponents Barcelona, after FIFA started an investigation regarding the club's signing of two under age Venezuelan players. Sources indicate that the investigation was prompted by anonymous tips, just like the query surrounding Barcelona's youth signings started years ago and ended up with Los Blaugranas unable to... Read the rest of the article »
One of Argentina's finest midfielders of all times is hanging the cleats at 36. Boca Juniors and Villarreal were the clubs where he shined the brightest.
Rumor had it that Juan Román Riquelme was going to sign with Paraguayan side Cerro Porteño this Monday. Reality is that the Argentinian announced his decision of quitting the sport he loves at 36 last night.
“Today is a special day for me, I took the decision of not playing soccer anymore,” Riquelme expressed to ESPN Argentina.
The midfielder is mostly remembered... Read the rest of the article »
Get ready to savour the second leg of this Copa del Rey quarter-final clash, Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona, on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. We have live streaming info and TV listings for it!
Last weekend in La Liga, it rained goals between Atletico and Barcelona. At the Vicente Calderon, a brace by key player Antoine Griezmann inspired the hosts to a 3-1 win over Rayo Vallecano. With this result, the Rojiblancos remain ahead of fourth-placed Valencia in La Liga as the defence of their crown continues.
For Luis Enrique’s men, things were even sweeter as Lionel Messi and Neymar... Read the rest of the article »
Check out if the stadium of your favourite team features in the list of football's top 10 biggest venues. You may be surprised by the first name on the list!
Africa is on the list with Egypt's Borg El Arab stadium. It is the home of the Pharaohs with a capacity of 86,000 seats. South Africa's amazingly designed Soccer City stadium features as well.
Surprisingly, Indonesia is in there with Jakarta's Gelora Bung Karno capable of hosting nearly 90,000 fans. It was opened back in 1962 and cost $19.5M. It is famous for hosting the 1962 Asian Games, the... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona's coach sees the Uruguayan giving his best in every game, and he is sure the player will be able to score shortly.
During his pre-match press conference, Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique stated he is not worried about Luis Suarez's lack of goals, since he believes the Uruguayan has shown other abilities while playing for Los Blaugranas.
"It's not an issue for us. We are delighted with what he has shown, we don't care about his goal-less streak. Everybody fails, we have failed as coaches and they... Read the rest of the article »
Despite their disappointing season, Manchester United still managed to do quite well in Europe's football rankings.
Last season might have been one of the worst fans have seen in recent times, but Manchester United still managed to win at something.
The Red Devils saw their revenues jump from about £363 million (or €432.8 million) to about £433 million meaning that they saw themselves move up two places in the Deloitte Football Money League rankings, from fourth to second, displaying... Read the rest of the article »
The former Liverpool man was viciously attacked on Twitter for his performance against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey.
Since making his mega-money move to Spanish giants Barcelona over the summer, Luis Suarez hasn't exactly set La Liga alight, despite recording nine assists thus far for his new side.
To be fair, he did have to miss quite a few games due to a four month ban after biting Giorgio Chiellini at last summer's World Cup. However, since returning to the fold, the goals have not come as easily for the... Read the rest of the article »
Atletico will make a trip to Barcelona for the second time in ten days when they face the Catalans in a Copa del Rey encounter. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for Barcelona vs Atletico below.
Barcelona will have a mental advantage heading to the fixture on Wednesday having recorded a 3-1 win over their counterparts when the two sides met in a league encounter earlier this month. Atleti have faced the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona thrice in their last four games and even though they were able to get the better of Carlo Ancelotti's side, Diego Simeone's tactics failed against Barca.
The... Read the rest of the article »
The Real Madrid superstar hailed his competition with the Barcelona attacker, claiming it to be a huge positive for football.
Despite the fans engaging in non-stop war in the never-ending Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi debate, the Real Madrid superstar has shed some positive light on his competition with the Argentine ace, insisting they motivate one another.
In an interview published by France Football, the 29-year-old former Manchester United winger claimed that his contest with the 27-year-old Barcelona man... Read the rest of the article »
The Catalans stunned Atletico Madrid by recording a 3-1 win in the last meeting between the two sides and Diego Simeone's men will be looking to make a swift response.
Fixtures cannot come more difficult than this for Atleti who have faced Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona thrice in their last four games and are set to go against the Blaugrana once again on Wednesday in a Copa del Rey encounter.
Despite a difficult run of fixtures Los Colchoneros have fared well in recent games and booked a fixture against Barcelona in the competition after... Read the rest of the article »
Atletico's player and coach respect their Copa del Rey opponent, but they remain sure of their possibilities to knock the Blaugranas from the tournament.
Before the first leg of their Quarter final series against Barcelona, Atletico's coach Diego Simeone and striker Fernando Torres shared their thoughts about their opponent, confident that they will have a fighting chance to defeat Los Blaugranas as they did last year in the UEFA Champions League semifinal. While "El Cholo" refused to talk about his starting lineup for tomorrow's match, he... Read the rest of the article »
Ahead of their Copa del Rey matchup, what are the key elements that could make this a series for the ages?
Barcelona and Atletico will meet for the second time in less than two weeks, this time to determine which side will make it through the Copa del Rey Quarterfinals. Recently, this rivalry has lifted La Liga's competitiveness, and it will surely bring fans lots of fun and controversy, with Lionel Messi apparently returning to his old form, and with Fernando Torres recently scoring his first brace against... Read the rest of the article »