Messi plays 400th game and lets Tello steal the show

Leo Messi played his 400th game for the Azulgrana’s last night with a great performance that led to Cristian Tello’s hat-trick. Messi was unable to find the net so stood back and helped the young man out with some terrific goal assists to give the Catalans a 1-4 win over Levante in La Copa del Rey. More on Tello’s hat-trick

Martino says current form should secure win at Levante

Barcelona coach Tata Martino reckons that his team should beat Levante tonight if they play as well as their last two games in the Spanish League. Barcelona come head to head with Levante tonight in the first leg of their quarter-final Copa del Rey showdown. More on this story

Messi nets brace against Getafe, Neymar injured

Messi is back and he proved it last night against Getafe in La Copa del Rey. Barcelona won by a comfortable 2 goals to nil in which Messi bagged both of them. Although Getafe played well, they were no match in the end for the Catalans. Neymar got injured in the 27th minute, passing the ball and falling awkwardly on his ankle. More on Messi and Neymar

Barca through to the last 16 of La Copa del Rey

Barcelona didn’t disappoint last night at the Camp Nou and got through to the last 16 of La Copa del Rey by beating minnows Cartagena by 3 goals to nil. Goals came from pedro, Tello and Neymar and the Brazilian is the only Azulgrana to have scored in all competitions this season. More on this second leg match of La Copa del Rey

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

Barca crash out of La Copa del Rey

Barcelona will be kicking themselves for not making their away goal count last night at the Nou Camp. Real Madrid beat Barcelona by 3 goals to 1 in a tactical masterplan devised by Mourinho. Cristiano scored a brace and young Varane, who was the hero at the Bernabéu scored a header that left pinto for dead. Barcelona have to get their house in order by the weekend for sure.

Clasico preview: Barcelona vs Real Madrid Copa del Rey

Hours before the game gets underway, we review some stats about Barcelona and Real Madrid and what the Catalan team has to do to beat Jose Mourinho’s men at the Nou Camp tonight for their second leg crunch game of La Copa del Rey. Barca has to focus tonight and be prepared for anything the “whites” have to throw at them. A solid Barca defence tonight is an absolute must if they want to continue going forward in the tournament.

Barca need to focus ahead of the Clasico

Barcelona need to get their house in order for tomorrow night’s Clasico match against Real Madrid. They need to put behind them the dismal performance at the San Siro and Saturday’s lack lustre match against Seville. The shaky defence will have to get real or face a flurry of Madrid onslaughts. Real Madrid will open up and go for a win and Barca will have to capitalise on this if they are to make it through to the next round. [Read More]