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Showing posts with label Copa Del Rey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Copa Del Rey. Show all posts

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.



Barca vs Real Madrid Copa Highlights

FC Barcelona won 3-0 away from home at the Santiago Bernabeu to book their place in a fifth consecutive Copa del Rey Final. They will be now chasing a record creating a fifth consecutive title in the final. Luis Saurez once again was the main protagonist at Bernabeu scoring two and playing his part in the other goal, which incidentally was an own goal.


Check out the Highlights below:

Feb 27, 2019



There were some surprises in the squad announced to travel to Madrid for the second leg of Copa del Rey semi-final. Barcelona needs at least a victory or a better than one goal draw to proceed into the final. What is at stake for Barcelona, is the opportunity to win a fifth consecutive title. No team has ever done that in the history of the competition.


Check out the squad details below:

Feb 26, 2019


Do Messi have to do it all alone against Real Madrid, or will his teammates stand up? That's the real question in the buildup.




FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Copa del Rey Preview

Lionel Messi was playing with GOD mode ON against Sevilla, singlehandedly winning the match, scoring thrice and assisting the other. In spite of the magical performance, many questioned his teammates' commitments and performance. So when Barcelona lineup tomorrow at the Santiago Bernabeu, all focus will be on his strike partners.


Real Madrid had a brilliant outing in the first leg, especially considering the lack of confidence displayed abundantly this season. And they do start the 2nd Leg at home on the front foot, courtesy of the valuable away goal.


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?



FCBarcelona-1-realMadrid-1-Full-Match-Highlights-Video

FC Barcelona was held to a one all draw at home by Real Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey Semi-Final. Malcom equalized for Barcelona in the second half after Lucas Vasquez gave Real Madrid an early lead. Now all is to play for when the team meets again for the second leg on the 27th of this month.


Check out the Highlights from the match below:

Jan 31, 2019



FC Barcelona - 6 : Sevilla - 1, Copa del Rey 2018-19, QF 2nd Leg


FC Barcelona produced one hell of a come back for the second time in as much as rounds in this year's Copa del Rey cup. Barcelona kept it's hunt for 5th consecutive Copa del Rey title on track when they overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit with a marvelous 6-1 victory at home. Coutinho who was much criticized scored two crucial goals and Saurez, Rakitic, Roberto and Messi completed the scoreline for Barcelona. Despite the big scoreline, it wasn't all smooth sailing and Barca definitely need to thank Cilissen for pulling out a brilliant save off Banega penalty at a crucial juncture in the match.

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.



FC Barcelona vs Levante Highlights from Copa Del Rey, 2nd Leg Match at Camp Nou

FC Barcelona vs Levante - Copa Del Rey Video Highlights


FC Barcelona produced a brilliant display of attacking football to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit with a 3-0 victory at Camp Nou in the Copa Del Rey. Dembele scored twice and Messi scored once in addition to assisting both of Dembele's goals.


Enjoy the highlights below:

Feb 9, 2018


FC Barcelona vs Valencia Highlights - Barca secured a 2-0 victory at Mestalla to move to the final of Copa del Rey

FC Barcelona sealed their spot in the final of this season's Copa Del Rey with a 2-0 win on the night against Valencia. Barca condemned Valencia to a six consecutive lose with an efficient display to take the tie on an aggregate score of 3-0 to the favour. Now Barca will be facing Sevilla on the 21st of April, 2018 in the final of Copa Del Rey. After a goalless first half, it was Barca's new signing Coutinho who opened the scoring within three minutes of his arrival as a substitute. Rakitic late in the match completed the scoreline.


Check out the Highlights of the match with English Commentary below:

Feb 8, 2018


FC Barcelona would be looking for another efficient perfromance to take them past Valencia into the final of this year's Copa Del Rey Competition.


FC Barcelona will be looking to secure a fifth consecutive Copa Del rey final when they take on Valencia tonight

B arcelona Football Club will be looking to book a place in the fifth consecutive Copa Del Rey final when they face Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia tonight. FC Barcelona heads into the second leg with clear advantage of winning the first leg at the Camp Nou. Sevilla, last night booked their place in the final with an aggregate score of 3-1 against Real Madrid killer Leganés. Valverde announced an almost full strength squad to visit Mestalla; the only ones who are missing are Vermaelen and Dembélé due to injury and Denis Suárez and Lucas Digne who are actually left out. The situation with Denis is becoming a concern to me as he is not getting any time and club failed to loan him out also!


Jan 31, 2018


FC Barcelona faces Valencia in the first leg of Copa Del Rey Semi-Final at the Camp Nou on Friday night.


FC Barcelona is all set to face Valencia on Friday in the first leg of Copa del Rey semi-Final 2017-18

FC Barcelona will be facing Valencia FC tomorrow night in the first leg of Copa Del Rey Semi-Final tie at the Camp Nou. When the draw was made everyone agreed this was was the toughest draw possible for Barca. Not only we have to play Valencia but we have to play the second leg at Estadio de Mestalla. Valencia lies currently in 3rd position in the League and will present a huge challenge for Barca to overcome. Both the teams come to this match following contrasting results in league. FC Barcelona managed to continue their winning run in league but Valencia was thrashed 4-1 at home by Real Madrid. In both the games the scoreline never gave the clear picture; Valencia wasn't that bad against Real Madrid and Barca weren't that great against Alaves!

Jan 26, 2018


FC Barcelona secured the passage to Semi Final of 2017-18 Copa Del Rey Semi-Finals with a 2-0 victory over city rivals Espanyol at the Camp Nou. Luis Saurez and Lionel Messi both scored early in first half to help Barca over-turn the 1-0 deficit from first leg.


Lionel Messi scored the decisive goal which took Barca past Espanyol securing semi-final place in Copa Del Rey 2017-18

FC Barcelona have secured the semi-final spot in Copa Del Rey semi-finals with a 2-0 victory with an efficient performance at the Camp Nou over city rivals Espanyol. Any doubt of Barca's progress was put to rest when Luis Saurez scored early on the first half negating the opponents advantage from first leg. As I mentioned in the Barca vs Espanyol Preview, the early goal completely changed the tie to Barca's advantage and Lionel Messi's goal secured the victory and passage. Everyone expected Barca to seal the victory with at least one more goal but that wasn't to be and that made for a nervous ending when it was clear a goal from Espanyol means we will go out on away goals. But then our defense never gave a decent sniff to Espanyol's offense even though our forwards were wasting chances after chances.

Jan 25, 2018


FC Barcelona would be facing their first do-or-die situation of the 2017-18 season when they face Espanyol at the Camp Nou in the 2nd Leg of Copa Del Rey tie.


Lionel Messi would be instrumental for Barca in their second leg tie against Espanyol in Copa Del Rey

FC Barcelona would be facing their first do-or-die situation of the 2017-18 season when they face Espanyol at the Camp Nou in the 2nd Leg of Copa Del Rey tie. Last mid-week Espanyol condemned Barca to their first defeat of the season when they won 1-0 at their home. In normal circumstances a 1-0 deficit won't be much of a problem for Barca especially at home; but such has been this mid-week that everyone is worried about Barca becoming the third biggest upset! Last night against every expectation Real Madrid lost to Leganés at their very home and got themselves eliminated on away goal after leading the first leg 1-0. Now Real Madrid has joined their city rivals Atletico who was eliminated by Sevilla a day ago.

Jan 11, 2018


All to play for Barca in the second leg of the Copa del Rey tie between FC Barcelona and Celta de Vigo. With the first leg ending 1-1 and Celta's recent history against Barca, this leg will take the priority over weekend's La Liga fixture.


FC Barcelona will be looking to win comfortably the second leg against Celta at the Camp Nou. In order to do that they need Lionel Messi at his best - ALLAboutFCBarcelona.com

For Erneste Valverde, Barca's second leg tie against Celta will take the highest priority over the weekend's travel to Estadio Municipal de Anoeta to take on Real Sociedad. That's the good thing about having a nine point lead over the second placed team in the league; you could prioritize matches. In the league we will get chances to rectify poor results because of the lead. But in the cup we are more or less in a must win match. Technically we need a goalless draw to proceed but that kind of attitude will spell danger. So we should go for the win; anyways we always do!


Jan 5, 2018



FC Barcelona drew their first game in 2018 at Celta in the First leg of Pre-Quarter stage of the competition. The away goal scored by José Arnáiz will put Barca in control of the tie when they meet again next mid-week at the Camp Nou. As expected many of the major stars especially in attack was missing in this match but Barca still produced an effective display and also had enough chances to win the match. One of the most inspiring scenes of the match for fans was Dembele's return and he looked pretty decent even after such a long injury layoff.

Feb 2, 2017

Lionel Messi against Atletico Madrid in Copa Del Rey Semi-Final

- Lionel Messi running past Atletico Defenders -

Barcelona Football Club took a giant step in securing a place in the final of the Copa Del Rey 2016-17 with a brilliant 2-1 victory against Atletico Madrid away from home. The clash at the Vicente Calderon arena was decided in favour of FC Barcelona by two brilliant goals from Barca's two top scorers this season - Luis Saurez and Lionel Messi. Barca went 2-0 up by around half an hour in to the clock before Greizman reduced the deficit in the second half. The tie is very interestingly poised with Barca in the front street after securing a first leg victory and also two away goal advantage. Barca could afford to lose the return leg 1-0 and still make the final courtesy of those two sensational away goals. The fun part of all it is that Mascherano and Rakitic are awarded the assists for those goals when their contribution was nothing less than minimal. We will come to that later.

May 31, 2015

  • Lionel Messi scored one of the best goals ever scored in a cup final.
  • Lionel Messi and Neymar scored in a comfortable Cup Victory for FC Barcelona.

Lionel Messi showed to the world once again Why he is considered "One of the Greatest of All Time" helping FC Barcelona secure their second title of the season. With this title victory Barca stay on course for a history repeating treble success. I don't think there has been ever an instance in Europe where two teams meeting at the final of UEFA Champions League are both with a chance to complete a historic treble. On a night which was the last appearance of one of the greatest midfielder produced by Barcelona and Spain at the Camp Nou, a bigger talent stole the show on the field. The first goal Lionel Messi scored will be remembered for ever as one of the greatest in a cup final. It wasn't like teh other two goals war simple ones, they were beautiful. But this was something else! Totally Diferent!

Feb 12, 2015

Iniesta Celebrating scoring against Villareal

FC Barcelona took a huge step to yet another Copa del Rey final with a very well fought 3-1 victory against Villareal. The Yellow submarine who has been in some sensational form recently found themselves at the end of an onslaught from Barca at the Camp Nou. To their credit their tactics was completely different from the team which played against us recently. The idea was to get away from Camp Nou with minimum damage. But Barca boys had completely different plans. Lionel Messi opened the scoring from a delightful Saurez assist, followed by Iniesta and Pique. The only goal for Villareal came from a huge mistake from Barca goal keeper Ter Stegan. To be fair, it is hard to criticize him. He gets very less playing time. May be Enrique needs to immediately decide how he is going to give more playing time to him. Warming up on the bench for most of the time will not help him nor us, especially in Champions League.

Jan 9, 2015

FC Barcelona -5, Elche - 0

Even though there is a second leg to be played away from home; Barca's 5-0 victory at home made that just a formality. With the stunning display and result of 5-0, Barca has virtually secured a Quarter Final spot in this season's Copa Del Rey Competition. Barca's Quarter final opponent will be one of the big team from Madrid, either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid. Atletico looks favourite to face Barca after they defeated Real Madrid 2-0 at home. The victory against Elche has been Barca's first of 2015 and let's hope the winning streak continues. Enjoy the Highlights.

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