Archives for January 2012

Tough game against Villareal ends in draw

It was certainly a tough game last night at the Madrigal stadium where Barca played Villareal. Molina’s men brought the game to Barca and played their hearts out. Both teams had missed chances and Villareal had a goal disallowed for off-side. Barca were perhaps a bit lax in finishing and Cesc of all people squandered […]

Real make Barca suffer to the end

Unbelievable game of football last night at the Camp Nou. Real Madrid actually stepped up to the plate and played some very good football. Real Madrid played a very tidy first half of football where they could have scored four or five times but it was Barcelona who ended up 2-0 in front with goals […]

Barca make light work of a poor Malaga

It wasn’t Malaga’s day and Barcelona made light work of Pellegrini’s team as they trounced Málaga 1-4. Messi chalks up another hat-trick and alexis gets on the score sheet, too!  This could be the perfect pre-Copa del Rey match for Barcelona as they meet Real Madrid on Wednesday for the second leg of their quarter […]

Barca in good position to reach semi finals

Barcelona won 1-2 at the Santiago Bernabéu last night and paved their way to a deserved semi final pass for this year’s Copa del Rey. The game started in typical “clasico” fashion with either team showing a full deck until Cristiano Ronaldo put the first goal past a hapless Pinto who is Guardiola’s keeper of […]

Betis score 2 at Camp Nou but victory goes to Barca

It was a tough game against Real Betis last night at the Camp Nou but Barca pulled through and managed a 4-2 win after being held 2-2 by the Andalusian side. Barcelona squandered a two-goal lead before seeing off 10-man Real Betis 4-2 to cut Real Madrid’s lead at the top of La Liga back […]

Barcelona secures showdown with Real Madrid

It had to happen, didn’t it? Barcelona has secured a showdown with Real Madrid and therefore another “Clasico” after beating Osasuna last night.Barca win 1-6 on aggregate with goals coming from Alexis Sanchez and Sergi Roberto to set up another epic Copa del Rey tie against Madrid. Read what the papers say: Barcelona went through […]

Messi Gets Third Ballon D’OR

It came as no surprise yesterday when Argentine goal scoring machine Leo Messi was handed his third FIFA Ballon D’OR in a row. He beat the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and team mates Xavi and Iniesta to the top spot.

Espanyol puts a spanner in Barca’s works

Espanyol earned a 1-1 draw at last night’s derby match at the Cornellà stadium. It didn’t do any favours at all for Barca who now find themselves five points adrift from la Liga leaders Real Madrid.