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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

  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

FC Barcelona got to exact revenge on Real Madrid for their loss earlier in the season and in the process, increased their lead atop of the standings to four points. The victory was a boost to the confidence of the Blaugrana and redemption for some. When Barça lost in the Spanish capital to Real Madrid during week 9, Barça had a one point lead atop of the standings. They would soon lose the top spot to Madrid and struggle the […]

Posted by Ibrahim Ayyub On Mar - 25 - 2015 1 Comment READ FULL POST

  Barcelona’s 2-1 victory in last weekend’s Clasico was a vital one, in more ways than one.  It not only helped the Catalans get some breathing space in the race for the title, but It helped reinforce the good work Luis Enrique has carried out since taking over from Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino in the summer. It seems quite incredible that there was talk of Luis Enrique losing his job earlier this season. There was criticism coming from the fans regarding […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Mar - 24 - 2015 1 Comment READ FULL POST

  Atletico Madrid’s Copa del Rey hopes have been snuffed out in a fiery encounter at the Estadio Calderon. The first half of the second leg would be the main talking point and perhaps one of the best halves played in football in Spain this year. The first leg at the Camp Nou ended in a 1-0 victory for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid. The lone goal came from a penalty from one Lionel Messi, fortunate too since the Atleti goalkeeper […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Jan - 30 - 2015 Add 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

    September has bid us farewell and October is now upon us. Nevertheless, this new month begins with more questions than answers being provided by FC Barcelona and their manager Luis Enrique. These past few weeks were the manager’s first big test and although he passed his first big test, he still has much work to do. Back in September, I discussed Luis Enrique’s first big test of the season that awaited him that month. I asked if he […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Oct - 1 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  FC Barcelona kick off a new UEFA Champions League campaign which sees them facing familiar foes and a new competitor. New manager Luis Enrique will get his first ever taste in Champions League football as a manager. Will he able to duplicate the success of Guardiola in getting the Blaugrana back to the Promised Land?   FC Barcelona’s foes in this season’s Champions League group stages are Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Ajax Amsterdam, and APOEL FC. Luis Enrique will kick […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Sep - 16 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  Well, Luis Enrique’s era as Barça manager has gotten off to a perfect start by sitting atop of the league standings. Barça are the only team to win their first two matches of the season but with the international break coming to an end, Luis Enrique will now encounter his first big test as Barça manager. So far, things are going alright for Luis Enrique. His faith in the Barça B players and bench players has come in handy […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Sep - 8 - 2014 5 Comments READ FULL POST

  Yet another appeal for Barça. Barça seems to be as busy on the pitch as they are off the pitch. Last week, FIFA rejected FC Barcelona’s transfer ban appeal regarding the transfers of youth players into La Masia. The punishment was that the team could not sign players for two transfer windows. Thus, Barça risk the chance of not signing any new players next season which makes you wonder why didn’t they plan ahead and do more this transfer […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Aug - 26 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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