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.
Leo Messi’s goal in the 65th minute was enough for the Catalans not just to win their match over Atlético Madrid, but also to secure the Spanish League title for this season. Both sides played very well in both halves, but Barcelona were obviously the more dangerous side all throughout the match.
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.
A late Sergio Busquets strike sealed the win for FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium at the weekend against Valencia. The Catalans were up against a very good Valencia side and in the end were fortunate to come away with a win. Read the match report here
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 won’t be allowed in the La Liga If Catalonia earns its independence it has been reported. According to Javier Tebas, the law will not permit a non-Spanish territory to participate in the Spanish La Liga indicating that players like Messi and Neymar could be left marooned in the wake of such a decision.More on this story
Leo Messi seems to have his mojo back after netting a brace of goals against new boys Elche at the Nou Camp on Sunday. The Argentine scored a brace and 18 year old Munir came off the bench to snatch one, too. Read the match report here
Leo Messi has conceded that winning the league title on Saturday may not be enough to save the team’s season and keep Gerardo Martino in a job. Messi was speaking to Europa Press on Tuesday and admitted that it had been a tough season – More on Messi’s interview