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Showing posts with label Barcelona Match Report. Show all posts

Nov 28, 2019


Lionel Messi once again produced a master class which secured Barcelona the top spot in their Group of this Season's Champions League Competition. The Argentinian Maestro was at his very best scoring one and assisting the other two.



Barcelona Defeats Borrusia Dortmund 3-1 at the Camp Nou #BarcaBVB #Barca #Messi

Once again for the umpteenth time in his career, Lionel Messi was the difference-maker on a night which could have spelled disaster for Barcelona. Courtesy of the 3-1 victory, Barcelona have managed to qualify to the knock-out stages as the group winner. That has put to rest all our doubts regarding qualification!


The Messi, Saurez, and Griezmann (MSG) combination all got into the scoresheet for the second time this season. It's rather significant, as Griezmann didn't start the game and came in as a substitute for injured Dembele. The most positive factor for Barcelona would the way Griezmanna and Messi were combining and the fact that Messi was looking for the French on the left every time.


Nov 24, 2019


This match was no different than any of the recent away outings under Valverde, boring, uninspiring and just managing to scrape through; only due to the kind of talents under disposition.




Barca - 2 | Leganes - 1


When mediocrity becomes the way of life, this kind of display becomes an unbelievably satisfying affair, at least for the stupid management we have got. Some may call this an extremely lucky result, but I beg to differ. We should distinguish between the boring display and extremely lucky nights. Lucky ones are those nights when we end up wondering how on earth we are not lost that, and usually we see one man standing there - Ter Stegan.


This was a different feeling. At the end of the match, we simply wonder how we won that. But then this has been a regular feeling with Barcelona lately. It's just we managed to scrape through. In any other season, we would have said such victories win us the league. But then in this season, this has been the standard way of business.

Nov 6, 2019


A Ground which was revered and feared by opponents for long is slowly becoming a hunting grounds for even the lesser opposition. Don't go by the unbeaten record, the general feeling is that once it's broken, there won't be any stopping!



Barcelona Struggles against Slavia Prague at the Camp Nou #Barca #FCBarcelona

Everything has to come to an end, even Barcelona's Home win streak too! Barcelona's 16 match home winning streak came to an end at the hands of Slavia Prague, the unlikely of the opponent. In a match where an uninspiring Barcelona side once again struggled; most of the fans are not worried about the winning streak. They have bigger things to worry about now.


At least this match has put rest to certain doubts we had. The doubt whether we will be able to win Champions League after five years, after missing it twice so close in horrible fashion. That doubt has been put to rest. By this showing forget winning, we should get kicked out at the first knockout stage itself.


Nov 3, 2019


Barcelona produced another 'Valverde Masterclass' last night against Levante going down 3-1 in a clueless display. This doesn't come as a big surprise, and this display clearly shows that this won't be the last one either!



Barcelona Stoops to New Low under Valverde. And It shows no Sign of Stopping

We may have to define a term called 'Valverde Masterclass' in order to describe what is on display currently at Barcelona. That makes it easy to define rather than writing sentences after sentences. Mention 'Valverde Masterclass' and everyone gets it. That term should by now mean clearly 'Disaster in Defense, and Clueless in Attack'. At least it will make life easier for everyone like us describing this ordeal!


To describe this match is pretty is easy. We have seen this movie again and again under Valverde. The problem this season is the frequency of this show. It's been happening so frequently that we simply couldn't take a moment off. And it shows no sign of stopping. Also, Valverde has no clue in stopping this!


Oct 24, 2019


Barcelona had to thank their mercurial keeper Ter Stegan for an undeserving victory against Slavia Praha which put Barcelona's qualification to next round a sure certainity.



Ter Stegan's Heroics give Barcelona a Lucky Victory against Slavia Praha

It doesn't come as a surprise anymore. Barcelona's struggles away from home, especially in Europe, are now a regular thing. Guess we will be literally shocked if we dominate an away game nowadays. Once mediocre becomes a way of life, you tend to accept these kinds of victories. That's why there are idiots calling this victory a tough but important victory.


There should not be any doubt about the quality of Barcelona's display against Slavia Praha last night. It was way below mediocre. We were saved by two moments and a series of saves pulled by Barcelona's Super Man, Ter Stegan. Messi played decently well scoring one and creating another; apart from that everyone else literally was nonsense.

Oct 3, 2019


Barcelona made a brilliant come back against Inter Milan at the Camp Nou courtesy of two goals from Saurez and some inspiring plays involving both Messi and Vidal.



Vidal, Saurez and Messi Inspires a Sensational Barcelona Come Back against Inter

FC Barcelona - 2 | Inter Milan - 1


When all hopes are lost, we desperately pray for some divine intervention. And that's what happened at the Camp Nou last evening. It will still be a mystery how we remained in the match at the end of the first half. Inter Milan deserved to be three or four goals ahead, but they failed to convert. The entire episode came back to haunt them in the second half.


The end result appeared a bit unfair for the visitors, especially considering that they were 'Miles Ahead' of us in the first half. A draw would have been a fair result in that sense considering that we had better of the second half. But then when the balance is so tight, the impact of those world-class players shows and Barcelona had a couple of them in their team.

May 8, 2019


In a repeat of last season's Roma result, Barcelona was eliminated from UCL by Liverpool winning 4-0 on the night.




Barcelona managed to out do themselves! If last year we managed to throw away a healthy 4-1 lead, this season we did better of that. Liverpool did the unthinkable. They defeated Barcelona 4-0 to create a magical night at the Anfield and progress to their second consecutive Champions League final. Barcelona, like in Roma was left with feeling of dejection, but in this case the side felt like a poor sunday league outfit, unable to cope with the rigorous pressing from Liverpool.


Valverde's future definitely has to be in doubt after this result. Many of us felt that we should have thrown him out after Roma result. But there is no way he can survive this result. Hopefully so!


May 2, 2019


In the end it all biled in to one factor, the brilliance of Lionel Messi. Barcelona remains the favorite to reach the Final after a 3-0 victory at Home.




Barcelona Football Club have taken a definitive step towards playing this season's Champions League Final with a 3-0 victory over Liverpool. In what was a tight match, the geniuses of botn Saurez and Lionel Messi emerged the difference maker. Messi's second, an astounding free kick was his 600th Goal for Barcelona in Club Competition.


To an extent, Liverpool may feel like undone by the scoreline. The 3-0 looked a bit unfair especially after they were the better side in the first half of the second half. But Barcelona adapted quickly and then Messi's Genius shone throughout.


Apr 11, 2019


Despite getting a favourable victory, there is a feel that a repeat of last season can't be discounted out.




In the end, that nervous feeling never really left, despite the valuable 1-0 victory. One of the main reason was the unconvincing nature of the result. In a nutshell, we did achieve our goal for securing a valuable away win and a valuable away goal. But at the same time, it left that feeling that Manchester United is very much in the tie!


Maybe we are harsh on the team, discounting the magnitude of the task in hand! This was Barcelona's first victory against Manchester United at the Old Trafford in Europe. Comparing to the Lyon visit, we should feel ourselves to be in a better position when we face 'Red Devis' again in a week's time.


Feb 28, 2019


Barcelona may not have been the better team on the night, but they were clinical in taking their chances to dump Real Madrid out.



Clinical Barcelona makes the most of their Chances to Defeat Real Madrid

Barca - 3 | Real Madrid - 0 - Copa del Rey SF 2nd Leg

Barcelona Football Club booked their sixth consecutive appearance in Copa del Rey final by dumping Real Madrid out in the semi-final. They secured a 3-0 victory at Santiago Bernabeu, a stadium which evokes fear in Europe; but for some reason appears like a training ground for our boys.


Luis Saurez who was much maligned recently regarding his form emerged as the 'Hero of the Match' as he scored twice and played a decisive part in the other one. He along with Dembele scripted the victory for Barcelona, in a match in which they were the second best side for most of the time. This will Barcelona's sixth consecutive appearance in final, and they will be gunning for a record five consecutive titles.


Feb 24, 2019


Lionel Messi produced a masterclass act scoring his 50th Career hattrick and assisting the other in a hard-fought victory against Sevilla.



MESSI saves BARCELONA with an Out of the World Performance #Barca #Messi #BarcaSevilla

Barca - 4 | Sevilla - 2 ( Messi - 4 | Sevilla - 2 )

In the end, this battle was all about one man, Lionel Messi. And that's a familiar feel for Sevilla fans as they are his favorite opponents. We have lost count of the number of times Lionel Messi has become the tormentor for Sevilla - even at the Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.


In reality, Barcelona didn't do much to win this match, apart from having the World's Best Player; or the fifth Best player as per FIFA. Sevilla was the better team throughout the match, especially in the first half. But then Barcelona had Messi and that decided everything!


Feb 7, 2019


Barcelona was held to a one all draw by Real Madrid at home, and the team from Spanish Capital starts on the front foot in the 2nd Leg.




FC Barcelona - 1 | Real Madrid - 1


This result didn't come to me as much of a surprise. I warned about this in my earlier article - Why Barcelona should be vary of the Real Madrid threat?. Sometimes, you get a different kind of vibe from the events and enrgy surrounding a match, and this match I felt the same. That's the reason why I came up with that earlier article, just to warn about the folly of taking Real Madrid lightly.


Did we pay dearly for the mistake of taking an opponent lightly? Only we will come to know after the second leg. But it's safe to say now that Barcelona in a third time in a row is starting on the back foot going into the Copa second leg. We turned it around against Levante and Sevilla, will we be able to do it at the Santiago Bernabeu?


Jan 18, 2019


Lionel Messi created two goals and scored one goal and helped Barca overturn the 2-1 deficit from the first leg.



Messi Scripts Brilliant Barcelona Victory to Overcome Levante in the Cup

Barcelona produced a brilliant display of attacking football to overturn the first leg deficit with a 3-0 victory against Levante at the Camp Nou. This display clearly showed that the first leg result was mostly due to the absence of key players, mainly Lionel Messi.


Lionel Messi was once again the key difference maker, creating two goals and scoring one to ensure an easy Barcelona victory. Dembele scored two goals in the first half, both from Lionel Messi assist in the first half to make the match more or less secure. Messi's goal in the second half simply sealed the victory and dismissed any doubt, if those existed.


Jan 14, 2019


Luis Saurez scored twice and assisted Messi's 400th Goal in la Liga in Barca's 3-0 victory over Eibar.



Luis Saurez scored twice and assisted Messi's 400th Goal in la Liga in Barca's 3-0 victory over Eibar #Barca #FCBarcelona #Messi #Saurez

FC Barcelona - 3 | Eibar - 0

Barcelona football maintained their five point lead on top of the league with a solid and efficient 3-0 victory over Eibar at the Camp Nou. Luis Saurez scored twice and Messi once to keep Barca ahead of the hunting pack, which incidentally has been reduced to Atletico Madrid after Sevilla lost to Athletic Bilbao at San Mames early in the day.


So at exactly the halfway stage, Barcelona has a five-point lead over second placed Atletico and ten points lead over third and fourth-placed Sevilla and Real Madrid respectively. In a season, where a number of teams threatened to upset the usual status-quo, the league has finally turned into a two-horse race. But still, when you consider that only 12 points separate the third-placed team and the just above relegation team, we are sure for a sensational second half of the league.


Jan 7, 2019


Lionel Messi and Luis Saurez gave Barca a great start to 2019 in terms of results, even though the performance never matched up to their high standards.



 FC Barcelona Starts Year 2019 with a Competitive Victory over Getafe #Barca #FCBarcelona #Messi #Saurez

Barca - 2 | Getafe - 1

Scrappy has to be the most apt word which could describe last night's 2-1 victory over Getafe at the Coliseum in Madrid. Despite that, if I decided to describe this as 'Competitive' (as I have described in the Title), there is a solid reason to it. Even such a scrappy victory was elevated due to what happened before the game to all our major competitors in the league.


Barcelona came into the game clearly knowing that a victory over here will send us five points clear of the table. The two major sides, which were capable of mounting a challenge to Barca's title defense - Sevilla and Atletico, drew when they met each other prior to our match. Real Madrid who is already having a horrendous season compounded the pressure on them by losing 2-0 at home to Real Sociedad. Currently, they lie ten points adrift of leaders Barcelona and lies in the fifth position, one point away from Alaves.


Dec 17, 2018


Sensational Performance from the Argentinian Maestro, Lionel Messi helped Barca to extract revenge for last season's heart-breaking defeat at Levante



Sensational Lionel Messi destroys Levante with an Out of the World Performance

Lionel Messi answered those idiots who rated him as the fifth best player in the World, like he has always done - ON THE FIELD. The Argentinian, who as per one Brazilian legend is a 'One Thing Guys, who scores only with his Left Foot', ended up scoring a hat-trick and assiting the other two goals in a glorious night for Barcelona. Courtesy of this victory, Barcelona has opened once again a three point lead at the top of the league.


The victory becomes extremely important as in the past two weeks, Messi has shown all the signs of hitting the top form soon. We need him to be in full form before we break for the winter, which will be following next week's matches. Had Saurez not scuffled an easier finish, Messi would have ended the night with three assists and three goals; not sure whether we have seen anyone in the history of the game doing that!


Dec 3, 2018



FC Barcelona Secured a Hard-fought 2-0 victory over Villareal at the Camp Nou. But t the three points should not mask the Problems within Barcelona Football Club.



FC Barcelona - 2 | Villareal - 0

Barcelona regained the top spot in La Liga last night with a very tough and uncharacteristic 2-0 victory over Villareal at the Camp Nou. May be defining it as uncharacteristic masks the reality; we have been playing more or less the same way for majority of this season, barring a wonderful two week stretch. In yet another see-saw weekend, Barcelona was able to snatch the top spot from Sevilla after Alaves held Sevilla to a draw.


Saying Alaves held Sevilla to a draw is unfair on Alaves, but still, Sevilla is always the better side. Such has been this season, where the bigger teams have been struggling with their performances and average sides have been punching above their weight. This week was no exception, Real Madrid and Barcelona won but wasn't any convincing; Atletico and Sevilla were held to draw and they weren't convincing either.


Nov 12, 2018


FC Barcelona Produced one of the worst performances of this season so far, going down 4-3 to Real Betis at home. It coincided with the return of Lionel Messi, Is there any more to read in that?


Real Betis destroy Barcelona at the Camp Nou

Sometimes we cry a lot about how statistics skew up the actual picture a lot, especially when it's against us. Somehow after the conclusion of last night's match against Real Betis, I somehow had those same feeling. The 4-3 scoreline in favour of Real Betis never describe what transpired on the field of Camp Nou. It was much worse, Barcelona don't have any right to being only a goal away from Real Betis.


We looked absolutely disjointed and Real Betis, was taking us apart like we were some second division side. After all the success in recent weeks, Barcelona fans and players were brought down to earth by a display, that can be only be described as shambolic. To make it worse, it happened on the night Messi made his come back.


Oct 29, 2018


Barcelona Football Club humiliated Real Madrid with a 5-1 thrashing at the Camp Nou to go two points clear at the top.



FC Barcelona - 5 | Real Madrid - 1


Sensational has to be the word that aptly describe what transpired at the Camp Nou tonight. May be even that would not describe the feeling of each Barcelona fans now. How quickly things changed; a few weeks back we were struggling to impose ourselves in the league. Now we have opened up a two point lead at the top and produced two sensation displays back to back.


Once again it was Luis Saurez, who brilliantly led the attack in the absence of Messi with a stunning hat-trick. From struggling for goals in recent matches, he simply turned around the table now to score four in two.


Oct 25, 2018


A Brilliant display of controlled and balanced football saw a Messi less Barcelona emerging winner in their Home Match against Inter Milan at the Camp Nou.


FC Barcelona Overcome Inter Challenge with a Powerful Display #Barca

FC Barcelona - 2 | Inter Milan - 0


Barcelona Football Team produced one of the most balanced and controlled performances of this season to see off a spirited Inter Milan side in the third match of this season's Group stages. Now with this victory, Barcelona have secured nine points from their three matches and that should literally guarantee them a place in next round.


Unless we screw up things dramatically we should be able to top the group from now on. On a tricky night, when everyone was questioning how Barca will handle the absence of Messi; goals from Rafinha and Alba settled the matters. The defeat has not foiled Inter's chances of qualification as the other match in the group ended with a 2-2 draw.

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