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After another historic treble season, Barça face the daunting task of trying to win it all again. Recent history though does not favor the Blaugrana and makes this season very challenging. Another season is upon us and what Barça accomplished last season was phenomenal. However, what took place last season is now one for the history books. The days of reminiscing are over and Barça now need to focus on how history will remember this current team. It is never […]

Posted by Ibrahim Ayyub On Aug - 26 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Well, there we have it. It could have been the second all-Spanish Champions League final in succession, but only one of Spain’s big two will be representing La Liga in Berlin on June 6. Barcelona safely negotiated their passage through to their first Champions League final since winning the trophy at Wembley four years ago. Despite going behind to Mehdi Benatia’s early header, it only took Barca and Neymar eight minutes to end hope of any Bayern comeback. Neymar added […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On May - 14 - 2015 1 Comment READ FULL POST

FC Barcelona survived another difficult test and found themselves en route towards a magical season. The magic of Messi is a big reason why. The battle between Bayern and Barça was supposed to be a battle of wits between Pep and his friend Lucho. This was supposed to be the fight of the year; two heavyweights going at each other for a shot at the Champions League title shot. However, the fight was decided by a late TKO from Messi. […]

Posted by Ibrahim Ayyub On May - 12 - 2015 1 Comment READ FULL POST

  As Bayern Munich travel to Camp Nou to face Barcelona on Wednesday evening for a clash of the two biggest clubs in world football. Is it also the return of Pep Guardiola to the club he supported as a boy, played for and then coached as a man, and still has a big place in his heart. Bayern go to Barcelona in good spirits, despite losing 2‐0 at Bayer Leverkusen on the weekend. The game meant nothing for the […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On May - 5 - 2015 2 Comments READ FULL POST

With the season heading towards to a superb finish, Barça’s magical season is entering the final stretch. With the domestic double still in their favor, Bayern are the only side standing in their way of a Champions League final. Can you believe it’s May already? Feels like yesterday when Luis Enrique took over Barça and had them go through some highs and lows. The lowest of all lows, came in early January and since then, Barça have been a different side. […]

Posted by Ibrahim Ayyub On May - 1 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
He looked pretty happy to me.

  Wednesday. Real Madrid vs Almeria. 84 minutes played, Javier Hernandez flashed in a cross, with Alvaro Arbeloa and Cristiano Ronaldo lurking at the back post. Arbeloa beat Ronaldo to it, scored, it was the third for Madrid on the night. But then, then, social media erupted calling Ronaldo a “cry-baby”, an “awful teammate” and a “very dislikable footballer”. Jesus Christ! Here we go again. Throughout his career, Cristiano Ronaldo is a man who has defied footballing and athletic norms: […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On May - 1 - 2015 11 Comments READ FULL POST

  Friday’s UEFA Champions League draw threw forth a couple of interesting ties. Coaches who are going back to visit their old clubs provide the narrative, and that is exactly what Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola will be doing next week.   Barcelona vs Bayern This two‐legged battle will probably be known as the Pep derby. Barcelona are in red‐hot form and are still looking to win La Liga. There is no such problem for Pep Guardiola and Bayern Munich […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Apr - 29 - 2015 1 Comment READ FULL POST

  He was the only logical winner. Only severe injustice could have robbed Cristiano Ronaldo of world’s greatest footballer crown. After a memorable and record breaking year, Portugal, Real Madrid and the world’s finest retained the most prestigious trophy for any footballing individual, Cristiano won the Ballon d’Or [ahead of Lionel Messi], for the second consecutive year [a career third]. For all the ways to describe Cristiano in the past, one often get’s overlooked, the guy is a man of […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Jan - 13 - 2015 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Back in April, FC Barcelona  displayed a huge banner in the Camp Nou prior to a league match kickoff that read “La Masia No Se Toca” which meant, La Masia is not to be touched. However, those words may have fallen on deaf ears under this regime. With the Montoya fiasco, following the Thiago fiasco, one has to wonder if the La Masia players wonder if their future lies elsewhere. It’s been a difficult time for Barça fans what with […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Dec - 17 - 2014 2 Comments READ FULL POST

  Barça’s trip to Madrid under first year manager Luis Enrique was a nightmare for both team and manager. Mistakes in tactics and his reaction in the aftermath has some Blaugrana fans concerned about the team’s future. The good news is that Barça is still in first place but the question is for how long? Luis Enrique’s first visit to the Santiago Bernabéu as a Barça manager made for great stories. However, his past was irrelevant since he managed at […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Oct - 30 - 2014 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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