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Showing posts with label UEFA Champions League. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UEFA Champions League. Show all posts

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 6, 2019


The 3-0 victory home gives Barcelona a comfortable platform to progress to the Final of Champions league, their ultimate goal of the season.



Barcelona Looking for a Solid Display at Anfield

At the start of the Season, Lionel Messi made it clear about what remains his and the club's first priority. It was the UEFA Champions League. He was categorical in his assessment about whether we could proceed yet another year without bringing the most coveted trophy in Europe home.


Now with a 3-0 victory in the first leg, Barcelona remains the firm favorite to reach yet another final. Despite the comfortable scoreline, which in the normal situation would have already secured the progress. But last year's Roma result hangs like a domiciles sword over Barca. That is the result which instills fear in Barcelona and hope in Liverpool.


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.




Lionel Messi and Saurez gave Barcelona a valuable 3-0 victory, which has put them in a great position to play the Champions League final in Madrid. In a very tight match, Barcelona's attacking players quality proved crucial, with Messi scoring twice and Saurez scoring the opener.


Enjoy the highlights below:

Apr 30, 2019


Despite the tie being two legged, the first leg result is paramount for Barcelkona considering thier not so great away form.




Barcelona Football Club would be heading into the Semi-Final of UEFA Champions League 2018-19 with the disadvantage of playing the second leg away from home. Considering our troubles of the past in Europe, especially away from home; this match more or less have become a must-win situation.


Barcelona goes into the first leg in a triumphant mood, winning another La Liga title; their 8 in last eleven season. On the other hand, Liverpool is in a tough dogfight for the title in England and we have to see how that pressure acts by the time of the second leg.


Apr 15, 2019


Barcelona would be looking to produce a perfect Night at Camp Nou after a very sub-dued performance in the first leg.




Barcelona holds a definite advantage against Manchester United when they line out for the second leg of Champions League Quarter Final at the Camp Nou. Despite the lackluster display in the first leg, Barcelona looked pretty solid in defense. That is a welcome change for a side which has shown some defensive fragility in recent past.


Barcelona fans would be hoping for a better display from their big match players in the second leg. Even though he created the goal in the first leg, Lionel Messi had a very average night at Old Trafford. Everyone is hoping a big night from him in the Quarter Final. He hasn't shown in Quarter Finals for some time!


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.


Apr 9, 2019


After Falling down twice at this stage, Barcelona will be looking to script a new Champter in Europe when they face Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorro night.




At the start of the season, Lionel Messi made it clear what is the priority of Barcelona this season. And without any surprise, it was the UEFA Champions League. After falling twice at the Quarter-Final stages, Barcelona could not afford to take one more failure in the competition. Especially, when their arch-rivals won it thrice in a row!


The disappointing nature of last season's exit is still hurting the majority of the fans and players out there. When we lost to Juventus, it was somewhat understandable; as we suffered at the hands of a very organized team. But against Roma, it was all down to an uninspiring coach, demotivated team and total complacency all across.




All the attention now shifts to Manchester where Barcelona will face Manchester United in the Quarter Finals of Champions League 2018-19. UEFA Champions League was Barcelona's primary focus and the first leg away from home will be really crucial.


Barcelona Club has announced the list of players who would make the squad to travel to Manchester.

Mar 7, 2019


The Unexpected Exits of both Real Madrid and PSG shows why Barcelona's progress to next round is not a a foregone conclusion.




At the end of the first round of the first knockout stage of this year's UEFA Champions League tournament, Real Madrid's and PSG's progress was more or less a foregone conclusion. Many considered Barcelona's chances as a tricky one, but one the current Spanish Champions was expected to go through.


But all those Foregone conclusions were torn apart by a combination of extreme complacency and a determined opponent. In this background, it is safe to say that Barcelona's progress to the next round may not seem simple as I have thought earlier.


Dec 17, 2018


 It's Lyon! Barcelona to Face French Side in Champions League.

The Wait is over, it's Olympique Lyonnais whom Barcelona Football Club will face in the first knockout round of Champions League 2018-19 season. Even though Schalke was my preferred opposition, Lyon is not a bad opponent to face at this stage. Barcelona unless screws things seriously, they are highly rated to go through the next round.


Lyon currently lies third in the Ligue 1, almost 13 points adrift of the League leaders PSG. The first leg will be held on the 19th of February in Lyon. Barcelona has the advantage of playing the second leg at home, on the 13th of March.


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.


FC Barcelona Vs Inter Milan Match Highlights | Barca Match Videos #Barca #FCBarcelona

FC Barcelona secured another three points in their UEFA Champions League group Stage Match, winning 2-0 against Inter Milan at home. Goals from Rafinha and Alba helped Barca to a comfortable victory, courtesy of which Barca's progress to next round is more or less guaranteed.

Oct 24, 2018


Despite the absence of Lionel Messi, Everyone expects Barcelona to do enough to secure a vital three points when they host Inter Milan at the Camp Nou.


FC Barcelona Need to Go All Out in this Must Win Challenge

FC Barcelona vs Inter Milan Match Preview


Yet another must win match is staring at us, despite winning the first two group stage matched pretty convincingly. Lionel Messi's absence would be the most talking point of the night and it will take enormous effort for the players to just keep their focus on the task when they face Inter Milan at the Camp Nou.


Inter Milan like Barcelona have won the first two group stage matches and sits comfortably in the second position in the league. The performance in the Group stages has been a huge surprise to many; a lot of people expected Tottenham to do well. Instead, it's Inter which is giving Barcelona the toughest fight.


Oct 4, 2018


Barca vs Tottenham Mathc GIFs #Barca #BarcaTottenham #FCBarcelona #BarcaGifs

FC Barcelona produced a sensational display to win 4-2 against Tottenham at the Wembley. Lionel Messi was in sensational form scoring two goals and tormenting every one of Tottenham players.


Check out all the GIF images from last night's match below:


Lionel Messi was in Inspirational form in Barca's 4-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley. He was involved in every one of Barca's Play throughout the night.



Once again Lionel Messi dominated Wembley, a Stadium which simply lifts his game. Lionel Messi's inspirational form catapulted Barcelona Football Club to a 4-2 victory against Tottenham Hotspur. With this victory we remain at top of the group and along with Inter looks like the favourites to go through the group.


Messi scored twice and produced the chances which resulted in the other two goals. It's quite strange that Messi won't be credited for the assist of any of these; this shows why Statistics are useless in capturing genius. Footballing fraternity needs to come up with better statistical way for capturing Messi's effect in a match.



FC Barcelona vs Tottenham Full Match Highlights

FC Barcelona produced a quite inspiring performances at the Wembley against Tottenham. The 4-2 victory saw Barca securing all three points from the match and now leading the table with six points. Lionel Messi was in inspirational form, linking everywhere and played a part in all goals including scoring two.


Check out the Highlights videos from last night's match below:

Oct 3, 2018


For FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur, tonight's match at the Wembley will be crucial for qualifying from one of the toughest Groups in this season's Champions League Group Stage.


Barca vs Tottenham Match Preview

Barcelona Football Club would be hoping that in Stadium whgere two of the most famous European Triumphs of FC Barcelona took place, is able to bring in a revival of fortunes for the side. And they need a serious change in fortunes after picking up just two points from their last three matches in the League. From going with 100% percent record, they are suddenly three matches without a win. That extending to a fourth match is unthinkable at the point.

Aug 31, 2018


FC Barcelona to face Inter, PSV and Tottenham in Group B of UEFA Champions League 2018-19 #fcbarcelona

FC Barcelona has been paired with English Giants Tottenham Hotspur, Dutch side PSV Eindhoven and Italian Giants Football Club Internazionale Milano in Group B of UEFA Champions League 2018-19 season. For Barcelona this European Campaign would be of paramount important, especially for their manager - I have written earlier about this - It will be all about UEFA Champions League this Season for Barca!. This one of the toughest groups in the Group stage and that means Barca will have enough challenges to fine tune them for the long run. Every Barca fans focus will be on how we perform in each of these away matches; which has been our downfall in last few seasons.

Jul 29, 2018


Valverde had to face huge pressure in his first season as Barca coach; but that will be nothing compared to what he will face this time around with special focus on UEFA Champions League.



For many Barca fans, last season felt like an abject failure despite winning two of the most prestigious trophies - the La Liga Title and the Copa del Rey Title. And it was all due to that fateful capitulation at Roma which many believed was a managerial fault at the core. Barca fans have not forgot the tactical disaster Valverde displayed against Roma and a repeat of same at any stage will definitely get him kicked out of the Club.


To an extent, it is quite unfair to consider last season as a failure; especially considering where we started. We were support to die down as a club as per many pundits; Real Madrid were supposed to win everything and we were supposed to be mere spectators. Valverde did well to win us the double and raise the expectation for this season. As per Voetbal Wedden, FC Barcelona has the highest odds of retaining their title than any other team in Europe.

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