Lionel Messi's sensational header which sealed Barca's victory in Rome and in a sense started the Era of Golden generation.
Dec 25, 2013
Dec 23, 2013
FC Barcelona staged a sensational comeback after going down 2-0 early in the first half. Pedro's sensational hat-trick and two goals from Cesc Fabregas scripted a 5-2 victory which keeps at the top of the table going into Christmas break.
Dec 16, 2013
FC Barcelona has been drawn to face Manchester City in the Round of 16 of UEFA Champions League 2013-14 Season. Of all the possible opponent we got the most difficult one, especially considering that Manchester City has successfully managed to change their fortunes on the road. I would have definitely preferred as Olympiakos, but that went for Manchester United. Our English Premier League Opponent lie currently in fourth but it's their home form which terrifies me. They have scored 35 goals and conceded only 5 goals at The Etihad this season. The away form has been pretty bad compared to their home, even though the recent victory against Bayern shows that they are slowly turning that around too. In that back drop the first leg which will be held at The Etihad on the 18th of February become the vital fixture in deciding the tie.
Dec 15, 2013
Neymar scored twice at the Camp Nou to take Barca to a deserving 2-1 victory over a hard working Villareal side. In a matter of three days Neymar was once again the Master on the Pitch, enthralling the fans, harassing the opponent and most importantly scoring the goals. In the end he had to consider himself pretty unlucky not to have completed his hat trick tonight. With Real Madrid dropping points today this hard fought victory could prove vital especially when the season reaches the end. After the success of Neymar in a Messi role in mid week, Martino took him back to his favorite left flank with Cesc Fabregas playing the false 9. Alexis Sanchez made the rest of the attack. Busquets, Iniesta and Song made up the midfield. Pique, Montoya, Bartra and Alba formed the defense in front of Pinto.
Dec 13, 2013
The final list of participants in this season's Champions League is decided and we do have a prospect of some tough and tricky fixtures. By topping the group, Barca has made sure that they won't have to meet any other fellow Group toppers. Even then there might be some teams which we would dearly love to avoid in the next round. The biggest for me is Manchester City who in the last few matches looks like getting things fine even on the road. Their defeat of Bayern Munich in Germany would have made them the best one to be avoided. The next big one which everyone would love to avoid will be Arsenal, who are on the top of Premier League table right now. The big surprise of the Group stage has to be the exit of Juventus courtesy of Galatasaray.
Dec 12, 2013
Brilliant hat-trick from Neymar helped Barca thrash Celtic at home in a 6-1 victory. Courtesy to the victory we comfortably top Group H.
Dec 11, 2013
Another GIF of Lionel Messi's unbelievable run into the box against Athletic Bilbao, needless to say was hacked down. The fact that he was not awarded a penalty for that still baffles everyone.
When Group H schedule was first announced, I was dead sure that this match would be nothing more than a practice game for Barca and crunch game for Celtic. How wrong I was? Tonight when we host Celtic at the Camp Nou, Celtic got nothing to lose, they are already out of the Group and their away supporters are banned from attending this match. But FCBarcelona's situation is a bit different. We have already qualified for the Group stage but the defeat against Ajax in Netherlands means we need to secure at least a point from this match to top the Group. If we lose and then Milan win against Ajax then we will be dropping to second position; in contrast an Ajax win should not affect our standing unless they over come the goal difference. A lot of people disagreed when I called out Group as the Group of Death (Barca drawn in to Group of Death) along with Group F. Now it looks like it was, even though it can't rival the drama of Group F.
Dec 8, 2013
Lionel Messi's amazing run against Atletico Madrid. When he sets off like that there is only one way to stop him - foul him; they did exactly that.
Highlights from Barca B's 2-0 victory over Sabadell. Looks like the B Team is finally coming back to form.
Dec 7, 2013
Is the goal celebration a serious poke at Sandro Rosell, it resembles Abidal's Celebration? Is Pedro trying to send a message? Or are we just reading too much in to it!
Pedro Rodriguez briliant finish against Cartagena which put Barca 3-1 ahead. The finish was excellent so was the pass from Alexis Sanchez.
Barca - 4, FC Cartagena - 1 Goals and Highlights Videos | Barca Start Copa Del Rey 2013-14 Campaign with an Easy Win
FC Barcelona started their Copa del Rey Campaign with a 4-1 victory against Cartagena. Cartagena scored first but two goals from Pedro Rodriguez, one each from Cesc Fabregas and Dongou gave Barca a comfortable victory
Lionel Messi's Argentina have it much easier than many of his Club colleagues in the Group stage of 2014 World Cup to be held in Brazil. The draw which completed tonight threw up some rather interesting groups, also some seriously tough ones. Messi's Spanish friend's could be jealous at his luck after Argentina was paired with Nigeria, Bosnia and Iran in Group F. Meanwhile Spain were handed a really tough test having to face Netherlands in a rematch of 2010 World Cup final in their opening match. Spain also has Chile and Australia in their Group. Dealing with Chile in South American conditions could be a real head-ache for the Dutch and Spaniards. So that makes the Group B really interesting.
Dec 5, 2013
Iniesta's trademark elastic skill is a treat to watch. The easiness with which he does make it look unreal.
Dec 4, 2013
There is no doubt that Lionel Messi produces his best against Arsenal(Check out this - another Messi vs Arsenal Goal). His record shows it. This goal shows why Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger considers Lionel Messi as "The Best Player Ever"
Dec 3, 2013
- FIFA Ballon d’Or has been mired in many controversies, there is no stoppage this time around.
- A small change in the voting method will make the process efficient and proper.
"Controversy equalizes fools and wise men - and the fools know it. - Oliver Holmes "
F IFA is no stranger to controversy! Everything they does ends up in controversy. Some years back they decided to find the "Best Player of the Century", hope none of you haven't forgotten the controversy it created. FIFA's intention could not have been doubted, but the method they employed definitely landed them in soup; that too in a matter which always was very controversial in footballing circles. Learning from their mistakes is something FIFA hates to do and they seldom do. So they continued with their time-honoured fashion of creating one controversy after the other. The controversy surrounding Ballon d'Or is the latest in a series of unfortunate events (Check out the Odds on this year's Ballon d'Or winner at football coupons). Having the "King of Fools" ,Sepp Blatter at the helm definitely helps in achieving the job faster. Now Sepp Blatter is no fool, he is just acting as one.
Dec 2, 2013
"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. - John Wooden "
How fast time changes? Last week we were talking about the possibility of this Barca side emulating the "Arsenal Invincibles"; right now we all have our favourite word on our mouth "THE CRISIS". Now, we jumping on to the word Crisis may not be a big thing, we tend to go for that at the drop of the ball. But this time around it may not be us over reacting, but we may have a bit of crisis in there. May not be anything to shatter the whole season; but not heeding to these warning definitely could end the season in tears!
Barca lost their unbeaten start to the La Liga season after going down 1-0 at San Mames. Without Messi we looked really below our par, even though the performance was better than what we saw against Ajax. Now in a space of week we have lost twice! Time for Martino to get the boys back on track!