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Viktoria Plzen vs Barcelona preview - Messi on verge of landmark

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by PA172 hits

Barcelona could seal their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League when they travel to Viktoria Plzen, where Lionel Messi could also reach the 200-goal mark for the Catalan club. A Barca victory in the Czech Republic combined with anything other than a win for BATE Borisov over AC Milan in the other Group H match would see the reigning champions secure their berth in the next phase...Full Story »

Barcelona 5 : 0 Mallorca - Messi to the fore once again

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA34 hits

Lionel Messi's hat-trick led Barcelona to a resounding 5-0 victory over Real Mallorca at the Nou Camp. The Argentina forward netted three times in 18 first half minutes as his side quickly took control of the game. The second half brought a first senior goal for Isaac Cuenca and a superb late goal from Dani Alves to round off the scoring. Barca hit their stride immediately and Seydou Keita's ...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Mallorca preview - Spotlight falls on goal-shy Messi

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA33 hits

All eyes will be on Lionel Messi when Barcelona look to get back to their best at home to Real Mallorca. The Argentinian superstar has been below par recently, failing to score in Barca's matches against Viktoria Plzen, Sevilla and Granada while Barca have failed to produce their best form despite winning two and drawing one of those games. They now face a mid-table Mallorca side looking for a...Full Story »

Granada CF 0 : 1 Barcelona - Xavi strike sees of Granada

Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by PA33 hits

Champions Barcelona returned to winning ways in the Primera Division but had to grind out the three points in a 1-0 win against nine-man Granada. Although it was a less than emphatic success, Barca they did get the job done against their struggling hosts as captain Xavi's first-half free-kick was just about enough to earn them the victory. It was a tough night for Pep Guardiola's side, however...Full Story »

Granada CF vs Barcelona preview - Barca gunning for top spot

Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by PA129 hits

Barcelona will attempt to reclaim top spot in the Primera Division when they take on lowly Granada, but coach Pep Guardiola is not expecting it to be easy against the top-flight newcomers. Barca slipped to third place in the table after dropping their first home points of the season on Saturday when they were held to a 0-0 draw by Sevilla at the Nou Camp. That result left Barca two points behi...Full Story »

Barcelona's Carles Puyol to miss Granada trip

Posted Monday, October 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport51 hits

Defender Carles Puyol will miss Barcelona’s game at Granada on Tuesday as a precaution due to a problem in his groin area. Gerard Pique will also be out as the center back continues his recovery from a leg injury. Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said on Monday that “the doctors have told me that if (Puyol) is fine today he will be back tomorrow.” The 33-year-old Puyol has been...Full Story »

Barcelona 0 : 0 Sevilla - Barca held in dramatic fashion

Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 by PA77 hits

Sevilla goalkeeper Javi Varas saved a stoppage-time Lionel Messi penalty to cap a brilliant display as his team became the first to shut out Barcelona in the Primera Division at the Nou Camp this season. The game ended in controversial fashion with Sevilla reduced to nine men, Frederic Kanoute sent off for two bookable offences after the penalty award - the first for kicking the ball off the sp...Full Story »

Roma's Franco Baldini reveals failed approach for Barcelona's Pep Guardiola

Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

Roma general manager Franco Baldini revealed that the club approached Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola in the summer.The Serie A side, owned by an American consortium led by Thomas DiBenedetto, was on the lookout for a new coach in the summer to replace Vincenzo Montella. Roma's choice fell on Barcelona B coach Luis Enrique, but Franco Baldini, who was officially presented by the club on Friday, re...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Sevilla preview - Navas feeling good before Barca clash

Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 by PA55 hits

Sevilla winger Jesus Navas is in optimistic mood ahead of Saturday's trip to Barcelona as the Andalusian outfit look to become the first Primera Division side to win at the Nou Camp in over a year. Barca go into the clash having won 20 of their 22 league matches since they were last beaten in front of their own fans, when newly-promoted Hercules claimed a shock 2-0 victory in Catalonia at the s...Full Story »

Barcelona coach hails ‘one-off’ Iniesta

Posted Thursday, October 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport79 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola hailed Andres Iniesta as a 'one-off' talent in a side dominated by Lionel Messi after the Spanish giants' 2-0 Champions League win over Viktoria Plzen. Iniesta put Barca ahead after 10 minutes, following an excellent interchange with Messi which cut open the Czech defence, with the second goal coming eight minutes from time when David Villa seized on a loose ball. ...Full Story »

Barcelona beats Plzen 2-0 in Champions League

Posted Thursday, October 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport20 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Defending champion Barcelona scored once in each half to beat Viktoria Plzen 2-0 in Group H of the Champions League on Wednesday. Andres Iniesta set Barcelona on its way to its second straight victory in the competition with an early goal and David Villa added another late. Barcelona squandered various chances to rout the Czech champions with Lionel Messi hitting th...Full Story »

Barcelona 2 : 0 FC Viktoria Plzen - Dominant Barca ease to win

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by PA44 hits

Barcelona had to settle for a 2-0 win battering Plzen in a predictably one-sided Champions League clash at the Nou Camp. Andres Iniesta and David Villa scored at either end of a game in which the hosts could have got close to double figures had they taken their full quota of chances. Lionel Messi twice hit the post on a night when he left the Plzen defence punch-drunk but was simply unable to ...Full Story »

Barcelona counting on Messi against Viktoria Plzen

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by timesofindia.indiatimes.com247 hits

Barcelona is counting on Lionel Messi to maintain his excellent scoring form when it hosts Czech champion Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday. Messi's pair of goals in a 3-0 victory over Racing Santander on Saturday took the Argentina striker's season tally to 16 from 12 games and kept the Spanish champions top of the league. The defending European champions face the first ...Full Story »

Barcelona ace Eric Abidal: Man City want me

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by The Sun103 hits

PLENTY OF OPTIONS ... Barca stalwart Abidal DEFENDER Eric Abidal claims Manchester City want him. The Barcelona ace, 32, is in contract talks. He said: "Clubs have shown an interest, notably PSG, Milan and Man City."Full Story »

Barcelona vs FC Viktoria Plzen preview - Messi deflects Ronaldo attention

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by PA320 hits

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has played down his personal battle with Cristiano Ronaldo, insisting winning titles is the only that that interests him. Messi and Real Madrid star Ronaldo are widely considered to be the best two players in the world at the moment, with the pair battling it out for the Pichichi over the past two seasons. But ahead of Wednesday's Champions League game against Vi...Full Story »

Messi scores 2, Barcelona beats Racing 3-0

Posted Sunday, October 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport32 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Lionel Messi scored a double to lead Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 win over Racing Santander on Saturday, while fellow Argentine international Gonzalo Higuain netted a hat trick in Real Madrid’s 4-1 win over Real Betis. Madrid had provisionally moved ahead of its fierce rivals, but Messi kept the defending champions top of the standings with a goal in each hal...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 :0 Racing de Santander - Racing second best as Messi meets milestone

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA61 hits

Lionel Messi reached another Barcelona landmark with two more brilliant goals to inspire his side to a 3-0 victory over Racing Santander. The Argentinian added the finish following a slick one-two with Andres Iniesta to move clear in second on the Catalan club's list of all-time top goalscorers. And he rounded off the scoring with a simple finish after Iniesta had produced an outrageous piece ...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola: I understand Bojan Krkic's disappointment with Barcelona

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport80 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has responded to Roma striker Bojan Krkic who said he would never go back to Camp Nou. "He [Bojan] did everything to help us. I have good memories of him and I understand his disappointment as I used to play football too," Guardiola told the press. "He is still young and in two years he will be back here. He now has time to show that he can return to this club. I w...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Racing Santander preview - Rodriguez: We are in good shape

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA29 hits

Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez expects his team-mates to be fit and firing for the Primera Division clash with Racing Santander despite the interruption of the international break. Barca coach Pep Guardiola lost no fewer than 13 members of his first-team squad to the recent raft of friendlies and qualifiers for both Euro 2012 and the World Cup, with the club's Brazilian and Argentinian conti...Full Story »

Diego Maradona: I told Barcelona's Lionel Messi to believe he is better than Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, and now he is

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport775 hits

Diego Maradona has stated that he urged countryman Lionel Messi to fight off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo to be the best player in the world, and the Barcelona attacker has followed his advice. The Argentina international beat the Real Madrid man to the Ballon D'Or award in both 2009 and 2010, making amends for the former Manchester United forward winning the title back in 2008. Messi'...Full Story »

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