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2013 is proving to be an unhappy year for Barcelona so far. Knocked out the Copa del Ray and defeated in the league by arch rivals Real Madrid and humiliated in Milan in the first leg of their Champions League tie, it would seem something is very wrong at the Nou Camp. On Tuesday night however, Barcelona have a chance to claw back their season and stamp some authority on the European stage. Milan go into the game with a […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Mar - 10 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

It took second half goals from David Villa and Lionel Messi but eventually Barcelona got back to winning ways on Saturday night. The win comes at the end of a rare week for the Catalan club, one in which they not only lost a match but thoroughly deserved to as well. The midweek defeat against AC Milan not only leaves them with a mountain to climb if they are to progress through to the Champions League quarter finals but it […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Feb - 24 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

To be in the defining club and national sides of your generation is a rare thing in football. But for certain players at Barcelona they have joined an elite group of footballers as the dominate force of a generation in both forms of the game. Has there ever been a national team to dominate football like Spain has in the last few years? And to combined that with possibly the greatest club side ever, certainly of the past decade at […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Sep - 26 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

For many people (myself included) the Spanish league was over as a competition was once Real Madrid went ten points clear at the top. It wasn’t that Barcelona were any less of the great side that they were back in May when they had lifted the Champions League, it was simply that a Real Madrid team managed by Jose Mourinho would not relinquish a ten point lead. And yet after conceding late goals against Malaga and Villareal, their lead has […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Mar - 26 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

So Barcelona are through to the quarter finals, who saw that coming? It’s perhaps unkind to Leverkusen to say they never had a chance but if they of beaten Barcelona over two legs it would rank as one of the clubs greatest every achievements. And the manner of their win last week, and the display from their star man Messi, has only added to their reputation as an all time great. As we wait to see who they will play […]

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Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Mar - 15 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST