FC Barcelona brush aside Levante with ease in 5-0 drubbing

FC Barcelona gave another exhibition in football on Sunday against Levante in a 5-0 drubbing. Goals came from Neymar, Rakitic, Sandro, Pedro and Messi, who scored a cheeky goal by chipping the hapless Levante keeper. Read the match report here

Valladolid dash Barcelona’s hopes of title

FC Barcelona struggled to impress on Saturday after going down to La Liga strugglers Valladolid 1-0. This loss puts the Catalans in a precarious position as Real Madrid take on Levante on Sunday with a chance to extend their lead by four points. Match report here

Barcelona shoots themselves in the foot

FC Barcelona shot themselves in the foot on Saturday at the Camp Nou against Valencia. The Catalans lost against the Ché team by 3 goals to 2 and has got the manager wondering if he should have bought a defender in the recently closed transfer window. Match report here

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 bailed out by in form Alexis and Neymar

A mediocre performance by Barca’s standards was helped by some great work by Brazilian Neymar and Chilean Alexis Sanchez in the second half to put Espanyol to the cosh at the Camp Nou on Friday night’s derby match. Read the report on the derby match here

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 overcomes stubborn Sevilla at Nou Camp

It was a great game at the Nou Camp last night with both teams giving their all. The game ended in a 3-2 win in Barca’s favour despite Sevilla having a goal disallowed by referee Muñiz in a controversial decision that left the Andalusian club perplexed.

It was up to Chilean Alexis Sánchez to put the game to bed with a very late goal in the 93rd minute. Continue reading

Barcelona beat Deportivo 2-0 thinking ahead to A C Milan clash

FC Barcelona beat a tame Deportivo side on Saturday night with goals coming from Alexis in the 38th minute and Messi in the 88th. It wasn’t the best preparation for Barcelona thinking ahead to Tuesday’s crunch game against A.C Milan at the Nou Camp and the Catalans became a bit complacent treating the game as a mere formality and nothing more than a routine training session.