Barça crushes Getafe with a brace from Messi and Cesc

Barca coach Gerardo Martino remarked that Messi had the look of an assassin before the Getafe match at the Camp Nou He wasn’t far wrong as the little Argentine bagged a brace of goals on his comeback. He came on for Iniesta and within half an hour had two goals to his name. More on Messi’s comeback

Barca nets 5 in 7 goal thriller against Getafe

Last night had the recipe for a nightmare for Barcelona as Getafe scored a quick two goals and went 2 goals up in the first 15 minutes. Pedro turned the game around with a quick fire hat trick and Fabregas finished the rout in the second half with a brace. The Catalans now go into the winter break sitting pretty at the top of La Liga table. more on this story

Tough game against Villareal ends 2-1 for the Catalans

It was a tough game last night at the Camp Nou for Martino’s men against Villareal which was finally unlocked in the 30th minute via a penalty from Neymar. The Brazilian grabbed a brace in this 2-1 win for Barca with Musacchio scoring from a corner for Marcelino’s men to make it 1-1 until Neymar came up with the goods again and sentenced the match. Match report

Defeat for Barca at new San Mames stadium

Barcelona saw their unbeaten start in the Primera Division brought to an end as Athletic Bilbao claimed a 1-0 victory at San Mames on Sunday night. And it was Athletic’s Iker Muniain who guided home the only goal of the contest 20 minutes from the end as the Catalans slipped to a second loss in five days following their midweek defeat on Tuesday to Ajax in the Champions League. Match report

Barca continues to find net against Granada

Barcelona proved it was immune to any virus against its strike force with a 4-0 win over Andalusian side Granada at the Camp Nou. Goals came courtesy of Iniesta (penalty), Cesc (penalty), Alexis and Pedro. Alexis Sánchez is still on fire for Barcelona and put in a great performance.Although there are still concerns about Martino’s way of playing, Barca continue to notch up the points. Read the rest of the match report

Spectacular comeback by Barca against Valladolid

It was surely a spectacular comeback last night from Barcelona at the Nou Camp as the Catalans looked like being held to a draw by a very good Valladolid side.

The first half saw just two goals, the first coming from Javi Guerra from Valladolid in the 10th minute. Barcelona responded 4 minutes later with a goal from Alexis in the 14th minute to make the scores even.Read the match report

Messi pays price for win against Almeria

There have been a lot of doubts regarding Gerardo Martino’s Barcelona since his arrival. However, the Argentine coach can now put in his curriculum vitae the credit of Barca’s best start to the season ever. Messi paved the way to the new record before retiring injured. Xavi came on for Messi and his presence was enough to tame an indomitable Almería. Continue reading

Barca thump Real Sociedad by 4 goals to 1

FC Barcelona thumped Real Sociedad last night at the Nou Camp by four goals to one in a thriller which saw both Messi and Neymar subbed with the Argentine looking less than happy with Martino’s decision. Barca also seem to have found their sought after central defender with a good performance and goal from Marc Bartra. Continue reading