Barca put Cartagena to the sword despite going down 1 nil

Barca had to comeback from 1 nil down on their visit to Cartagena last night in La Copa del Rey. The local side got ahead of the Catalans on the scoreboard and took the lead with a goal from Fernando, which sounded the alarm bells within Martino’s team. Barca went from less to more and it was Pedro who turned the game around. The man from Tenerife scored two goals in FC Barcelona’s comeback with Dongou and Cesc getting the other two. More on this story

Cristiano Ronaldo: “We’re the best team in the world and we have to start strong”

Cristiano Ronaldo has said that Real Madrid is the best team in the world and that they have to start strong. The Real Madrid striker was speaking to and Real Madrid TV about the Copa del Rey final against Atletico Madrid on Friday and highlighted that if they play like they know how then the whites will win. More on Cristiano Ronaldo

Is the Nou Camp a viable option for the final of La Copa del Rey?

The question on everybody’s lips at the moment is whether the Nou Camp is a viable option for holding the Copa del Rey final on May 18th. Although the date has yet to be confirmed, two of the stadiums that are being singled out for holding the venue are the Nou Camp and the Mestalla stadium in terms of neutrality among the two finalists of La Copa.

Raphael Varane keeps Real Madrid’s hopes alive

After a frantic first half with no goals but on the edge of your seat action, it was left up to Cesc Fabregás and young Frenchman Raphael Varane to draw the match in the second half to set up a thrilling second leg semi final at the Nou Camp. Real Madrid keeper Diego López played well and kept the Whites in the match and Varane was outstanding at the back, saving Madrid from red faces on more than one occasion.

Barca crushes Malaga and meets Real Madrid in the semis

It was an exciting game last night at La Rosaleda and Barca had to bring their A game to beat a stubborn Malaga who were determined to rain on Barcelona’s parade. Barcelona now go on to meet Real Madrid in the semi finals of the Copa del Rey.

Malaga game is our first match ball of the season says Jordi Roura

Barca coach Jordi Roura has spoken of the second leg crunch game against Malaga on Thursday at La Rosaleda as Barca’s “first match ball” of the season. He says that the team’s spirit and morale are high after some poor results but Barcelona will be going all out for a win. Toulalán and Isco won’t be playing for malaga but Roura still thinks that that their squad won’t be affected.

Camacho leaves Nou Camp dumbstruck with late goal

Barca failed to put Malaga to the sword last night at the Nou Camp and have made it difficult for themselves next Thursday at La Rosaleda stadium for the second leg of their Copa del Rey clash. Fine goals from both Lionel Messi and Carles Puyol and a few missed chances failed to put the Catalan club in the driving seat for next week’s decider.

Villa and Alexis brace turn Cordoba dream into nightmare

A double from Alexis Sánchez and David Villa with Thiago bringing up the rear finished off Córdoba’s dreams of continuing in this year’s Copa del Rey tournament. With some fine play by both men along with good performances from Sergi Roberto and Montoya, Leo Messi didn’t even need to come off the bench to resolve the match which ended 5-0 at the Nou Camp.