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.
FC Barcelona have arrived in Rome for tomorrow night’s curtain raiser against Italian serie A giants Roma in the first leg of their group stage clash. Luis Enrique has taken 20 players with him including Barça B duo Gerard Gumbau and José Suárez. Messi’s parents along with his brothers have also made the trip.
FC Barcelona got off to a good start in their US tour with a 2-1 win over Los Angeles Galaxy in the 3rd edition of the International Champions Cup tournament. Despite frontrunners Messi and Neymar being absent, a monstruous crowd of over 93,000 fans turned up at the Pasadena Rose Bowl to watch the European champions in action.
Barcelona made it through to the quarter finals of the Champions league last night against Manchester City but it was Joe Hart who spared the visitors from more than just a red face by keeping the scoreline to a single goal. Sergio Aguero had the chance to equal the scores but his pathetic penalty was comfortably saved by ter Stegen.
Barcelona are poised to take Atlético Madrid’s La Liga crown as it looks like the club are firing on all cylinders once again. The Catalan club play Manchester City in the Champions League before meeting old foes Real Madrid in El Clasico and they are 100% focussed on both games.
Barcelona cruised home to a comfortable away win at Elche last night while Real Madrid crashed out to Atlético Madrid in a thrilling game where “El Niño” Fernando Torres got both goals. Barcelona now face Diego Simeone’s men in the quarter finals of La Copa. More here
Could Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea snatch Lionel Messi from Barcelona? According to reports today in Spain, that could be a possibility as the Barça board struggle to get the club’s crisis in check. Ex Barcelona player Andrea Orlandi says that Messi and Enrique’s relationship is getting worse. should we worry? Read more
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