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Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

Diego Grabs Vital Away Goal as Atlético Draw 1-1 at Camp Nou

The Nou Camp was the stage as FC Barcelona took on Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. These two teams had already met three times this season; twice in the Spanish Super Cup and once in the league at the Vicente Calderon, and on every occasion there… Read More »

Real Madrid 3-4 Barcelona

Barcelona Back in La Liga Title Race with Pulsating Clásico Victory

Barcelona blew the La Liga title race wide open with a stunning victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Berbabeu. In a match that the Catalan giants knew they had to win, a hat-trick from Lionel Messi helped them to a 4-3 victory as they completed a league double over Madrid. Neither of these sides went… Read More »

Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

Barcelona Win Gives Manchester City Uphill Task Ahead of Camp Nou Rematch

A penalty from Lionel Messi and a late goal from Dani Alves granted Barcelona the advantage in their Champions League last 16 tie at the Etihad. The match was even and well-contested but a Martin Demichelis red card on the 52nd minute handed the initiative to Tata Martino’s men and it was an uphill struggle… Read More »


Champions League Tactical Preview: Manchester City vs Barcelona

It’s finally here. The Champions League is back. After two months of anguish, torture and suffering, the deep craving to see Europe’s finest do battle can finally be satisfied. The best players, the best stadiums, the best matches; what could be better? And right at the top of the glamorous pile of fixtures: Manchester City… Read More »


Who are Potential Candidates for the Golden Ball at this Year’s World Cup in Brazil?

Forlan, Zidane, Ronaldo, Romario - what links all of these players? They have all won the Golden Ball at the World Cup, of course. With this year’s World Cup just under 4 months away, anticipation for the most-viewed sporting event in the world is at fever pitch. The mega-power forces of Germany, Brazil, Spain, and… Read More »