Celta Vigo humbled Barça last night at Balaídos by beating the Catalan giants by 4 goals to 1. There wasn’t much Messi and co could do as Celta ran amok and gave Barcelona a lesson in humility. Piqué’s return didn’t go to plan either as the defender committed and awful error which Celta pounced on to make it 2-0 before half time.
It was a fine win for Barcelona last night as the Catalans continued their run of unbeaten games against Almería. In the end it was 4-0 to Barça and goals came courtesy of Messi, Suárez (2) and Marc Bartra. Real Madrid also won their game against Rayo and are still 4 points behind Barça in the league table.
FC Barcelona lost their second La Liga game in a row and the crowd are beginning to get agitated with the manager’s methods. Barça lost at home to Celta Vigo by a goal to nil despite dominating the game and hitting the post on numerous occasions. More
FC Barcelona gave another exhibition in football on Sunday against Levante in a 5-0 drubbing. Goals came from Neymar, Rakitic, Sandro, Pedro and Messi, who scored a cheeky goal by chipping the hapless Levante keeper. Read the match report here
FC Barcelona struggled to impress on Saturday after going down to La Liga strugglers Valladolid 1-0. This loss puts the Catalans in a precarious position as Real Madrid take on Levante on Sunday with a chance to extend their lead by four points. Match report here
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino feels that Leo Messi has silenced his critics with his performance against Sevilla on Sunday. Messi was accused just last week of losing his passion for the game by ex Barça assistant coach Angel Cappa. Read the rest of this post here
FC Barcelona shot themselves in the foot on Saturday at the Camp Nou against Valencia. The Catalans lost against the Ché team by 3 goals to 2 and has got the manager wondering if he should have bought a defender in the recently closed transfer window. Match report here
The draw against Atlético Madrid this weekend was apparently good for the top three teams in La Liga. Barcelona have been proclaimed winter champions, Atlético have reached the halfway stage of the competition with the same points as Barca and Real Madrid, with their 1 nil win over Espanyol, move to within 3 points of the leaders. more