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Reports in Spain indicate that having been hit hard after winning so much, Pep Guardiola believes his time has come to leave the Nou Camp.
Pep Guardiola is said to meet with his players on Friday prior to their weekend match against Rayo Vallecano to communicate his decision to them. The club is also expected to confirm the news and its consequences during the pre-match press conference.
Guardiola has been linked with English clubs Chelsea, Manchester United and also the Three Lions. Nevertheless – having tasted ultimate success... Read the rest of the article »
Where to watch FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2012 on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 in Spain's La Liga.
El Clasico 2012 is taking place on April 21st at 2:00PM EST. It is likely to be the most watched league football match of modern times with an estimated 400 million viewers expected to tune in around the world.
The stakes have never been higher for a La Liga Clasico match as both teams have almost everything on the line in this Spanish derby, not to mention their pride.
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So, Lionel Messi has finally made it… Barcelona’s all-time intimidating record of 232 goals has been broken by the No.10 ace, who netted a hat-trick against Granada in La Liga on Tuesday night.
Cesar Rodriguez was previously the man with the honour, having scored a record 232 goals for the Catalans between 1939 and 1955. But at only 24 years of age, Messi seems to be telling the world that he could go much higher on the ladder of success, having now raised the bar to 234 goals.
Messi - who is temporarily La Liga’s top scorer ahead of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo - first equalled... Read the rest of the article »
The second leg of the Copa del Rey Quarter-Final between Spain's top two clubs takes place January 25th in Barcelona. After losing at home in the first leg by a score of 1-2, Jose Mourinho's men will need to pull off a miracle to overcome Messi and company at the dreaded Camp Nou.
This article is for the January 18 ad January 25th Clasico Matches from the Copa Del Rey.
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The footballing world will again be treated to another high-octane play-off between Leo Messi's FC Barcelona... Read the rest of the article »
FC Barcelona booked their place in the UEFA Champions League Final on Tuesday with a 1-1 second leg draw against Real Madrid at the Nou Camp.
After their 2-0 first leg victory at the Bernabeu, Barca earned a 3-1 aggregate victory in a bad tempered affair over two legs.
Pedro opened the scoring for Barcelona, before Marcelo fired home an equalizer for Los Blancos. Real tried desperately to make the aggregate score closer but spent long spells chasing possession as Barcelona closed out the win n style.
Real started the game... Read the rest of the article »
The fourth Clasico of 2011 is upon us, this time Madrid is facing elimination against their biggest foes in the Champions League. Madrid must overcome a 0-2 deficit at the Camp Nou and should line-up with an offensive-minded squad.
The 2010-11 UEFA Champions League Clasico - Semi-Final between Barcelona-Madrid Live.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - the Champions League semi-final second leg brings us another tense affair as the worlds biggest clubs face off for a chance to play in the Champions League Final.
All eyes will be be on the 2nd-leg UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals. Mourinho, Ramos and... Read the rest of the article »
FC Barcelona will be defending a 2-0 aggregate lead when they face bitter rivals Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg.
This game is guaranteed to be hostile after the events that took place before, during and after the first leg. Real manager Jose Mourinho accused his Barca counterpart Josep Guardiola of criticizing referees “for making a correct decision.” The usually mild mannered Guardiola responded with an expletive riddled tirade that shocked the Spanish media.
The first 75 minutes of the first leg... Read the rest of the article »
Another Clasico is upon us, this time the stakes have never been higher. Madrid must secure a convincing home win against Barcelona to improve their chances of booking a Champions League Final spot.
The 2010-11 UEFA Champions League Clasico - Semi-Final between Real Madrid vs Barcelona Live.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 will be marked in history books as the third Clasico of 2011 and the First of of two of the most anticipated Champions League Semi-Finals to take place.
Global eyes will be be on the UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals as the Spanish Clasico saga extends... Read the rest of the article »
Don´t miss the biggest club football rivalry in the world as FC Barcelona clash once again with Real Madrid for the 2nd time this week.
The 2010-11 Copa Del Rey Final - Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2011
After 18 long waiting years, Real Madrid will once again challenge for the Copa del Rey Trophy. Winning the first trophy with a new club is best done as soon as possible so the team can get used to winning ways and silverware. This is a well known strategy Jose Mourinho has now successfully achieved with former clubs FC Porto... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona playmaker Sergio Busquets has extended his contract with the Catalans till 2015, while Pedro has urged his side to stay compact ahead of the return-leg game against Almeria in the Copa del Rey.
Busquets first made his appearance in the senior Barcelona side in the very early stages of the 2008/09 season, and he has since then turned into a key player at the club. On Thursday morning, he expressed his desire to stay longer with the Blaugrana through the extension of his contract, which sees his buyout clause rise from €80million to €150million.
“I am very happy,” he told Barca... Read the rest of the article »
Spain's derby is better known as El Clàsico. This game is probably the most anticipated Club football match in history as fierce rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid meet at Camp Nou.
EL Clasico 2010 - Barcelona v Real Madrid 2010
November 29th, 2010 is a strange day for football fans as two of the biggest football clubs in the world clash in the city of Barcelona. This match is normally played on a weekend day but due to Catalan elections falling on Sunday the 28th, authorities felt it would be safer to play this match on a Monday. Most North Americans will... Read the rest of the article »
The world’s greatest football rivalry gets underway for the first time this season on Monday as the two Spanish giants contest El Clasico once again. Read on for a brief overview of the rivalry between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
With football, as with any sport, there is no more powerful reflection of greatness than to compete against a powerful arch-rival, a nemesis whose very existence fuels passion and against whom one’s own greatness is either confirmed or found wanting. Seabiscuit, for example, had War Admiral. Muhammad Ali had Joe Frazier. Lance Armstrong had Jan Ullrich.
Such a nemesis serves to enhance... Read the rest of the article »
A brief history of FC Barcelona, ahead of El Clasico. Why is Barcelona 'More Than A Club'?
Mes Que Un Club!
It’s a motto that was coined quite recently in the club’s history. In January of 1968 Narcis de Carreras, newly-appointed president of Barcelona football club, upon making his acceptance speech, gave voice to the slogan “mes que un club!”
It reveals a sentiment that has been at the heart of the club’s philosophy almost since its beginnings.
To... Read the rest of the article »
FC Barcelona must prepare to run its engine at full capacity this Monday. Hosts and defenders of the title, we analyze what might give Barcelona a decisive edge over Madrid ahead of El Clasico.
It's undeniable much of Barcelona's success has to do with the outstanding individual capabilities of most of its players. Having scored 33 goals in 12 Liga games so far, Barcelona's offensive firepower has been growing week after week reaching its peak last week against Almeria.
But it's the excellent Blaugrana team work that's helped Barcelona keep up with Real Madrid's pace, standing only... Read the rest of the article »
"The Lionel Messi-dependence is a blessing", said Barcelona's Pep Guardiola a few weeks ago. It might also be Real Madrid's key to success in El Clasico come Monday.
Only two months ago, Lionel Messi had to be replaced when playing against Atletico and everyone feared for the worst. It was only one week after Hercules celebrated an unexpected victory at the Camp Nou.
Only 10 days later, Messi was back on the fields and from that moment on, he's been the undisputed leader of Barcelona's attack, scoring 10 goals in 13 games.
Lionel Messi also tasted... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona has only lost two Liga games in the last year and a half. What should Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho consider to deliver the third strike?
Out of the last 50 Liga matches, Atletico Madrid and Hercules have been the only two squads that have managed to leave Barcelona empty-handed. Shall we consider Copa del Rey and Champions League matches too, it's 66 games and five defeats, three of them at the Camp Nou.
In an attempt to understand what could have gone wrong, it's impossible the role Lionel Messi is expected to play in this... Read the rest of the article »
Football fans around the world can’t wait for the Barcelona vs Real Madrid match to begin. Barca's Pep Guardiola hasn’t excluded himself from this list of anxious people.
Like Real Madrid, Barcelona successfully accomplished their mission of recording a victory in their last match ahead of El Clasico. Barca defeat Panathinaikos 3-0 in Europe in midweek and Pep Guardiola has now set his focus entirely on Monday night’s battle against Real Madrid in La Liga.
“I was just waiting for the moment to be able to talk about El Clasico,” the... Read the rest of the article »
Just as Cristiano Ronaldo, AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic faces massive criticism from the public because of his “brash” attitude. But really, why do people believe he is so arrogant?
On several occasions, Ibra has been reproached by football personalities and followers for his indomitable spirit. The Swedish forward is said to have a uniquely divisive attitude in the dressing rooms, which explains why he has been going through hectic transfers in the past few years.
Despite his negative outlook, he is still a big target for Europe’s top clubs; and behind this fact... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona will use their vital game against Greek side Panathinaikos in the UEFA Champions League as a way to kick off their campaign in Europe on a positive note.
Yet from a deeper prospect, this match at the Camp Nou will also show if the Spanish giants have bounced back from Saturday’s La Liga defeat or not. Both sides were in action at the weekend, and while Barcelona faced newly-promoted side Hercules CF in La Liga, Panathinaikos fought against Aris Thessaloniki FC. Below is a brief recap of both matches.
It was the Catalans’ first home defeat... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona snatched an easy 3-0 win at the weekend over Racing Santander, while Real Madrid drew 0-0 with Mallorca, with Cristiano Ronaldo being stunned by an injury .This gives Coach Pep Guardiola the upper hand on Day 1 of La Liga, but is the Special One Jose Mourinho still on top of things despite his club’s poor start?
Barcelona and Real Madrid: Weekend quick recap
Both sides were remarkably scrutinized at the weekend as spectators were looking to form their first judgments on players and coaches from the two giant sides. One team was eventually more favored than the other both in terms of public reaction as well as in terms of competition this season; and below, we take a look at quick recaps from Barcelona... Read the rest of the article »