The Barcelona stadium Camp Nou was lit up last night by a second string team that saw off minnows Hercules in style with a 7-0 drubbing. Luis Enrique put faith in his side to let the youngsters play and bring home the goods to let the Catalans progress to the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.
Just as expected, Barcelona easily won the final match of the Spanish Cup last night against Athletic Bilbao 3-1. The little Argentine scored twice with Neymar hitting a third for the Catalans. Leo scored first in the 20th minute to get the Blaugrana’s off the mark and just before half time, the Brazilian added a second.
A rather ill tempered clash saw the Catalan giants through to the semi finals after beating Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón stadium in Madrid on Wednesday. It was a night that saw Atlético reduced to ten men with Arda Turan throwing his boot at a linesman at a poor decision. More on this story
Luis Suárez needs a big night on Wednesday in La Copa del Rey against Atlético Madrid. Suárez is used to finding the net around 30 times a season and you would think La Liga would be a cakewalk for him, but no. He needs to man up and start firing on all four cylinders! More on Suárez
FC Barcelona are to come face to face with Elche no less than three times this month. The Catalans meet the team from Andalusia twice in La Copa del Rey and once in the Spanish League. The first match takes place on Thursday at the Nou Camp where Barça meet Elche in the last 16 of the draw. more on this story
Barça’s latest signing Douglas is just not cutting it for the first eleven. His sub-standard performance against Málaga and last night’s cup game against Huesca were pitiful and he’s a long way off being a player that meets the Catalan giants’ standards. More on Douglas
FC Barcelona summer signing Thomas Vermaelen looks set to make his first team debut on 3rd December. The Barça medical staff led by Ricard Pruna are working around the clock to get the Belgian fit enough to make his debut for the Barça first team against Huesca in La Copa del Rey. More on Vermaelen
A valiant Barcelona was pipped at the post in Valencia by Real Madrid in the final of the Kings Cup by a wonder goal by Welshman Gareth Bale. Barça fought hard but couldn’t get to grips with this game with Bale’s late winner proving too much for Barcelona to deal with. More on the Kings Cup Final