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Espanyol 0-2 FC Barcelona: It Was A Complete Performance, Says Iniesta

Lionel Messi and Neymar scored a goal each, inspiring 10-man FC Barcelona to secure a comfortable 2-0 derby win over Espanyol. FC Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta, who got standing ovation from the Espanyol fans at the time of his substitution, was totally satisfied with the performance of his team-mates. Read more »

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FC Barcelona: Guardiola’s Return Would Be A ‘Special’ Occasion, Says Luis Enrique

FC Barcelona versus Bayern Munich in the semi finals of UEFA Champions League is going to be a memorable clash as this will be a great opportunity for Blaugrana to take the revenge of 0-7 aggregate defeat at the hands of FC Hollywood in 2012-13. This will also be a return of Pep Guardiola to the Camp Nou for the first time after he left the club, and Luis Enrique has said that the return of the former coach is going to be a ‘special’ occasion. Read more »

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Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Aims To Be Number One At Barcelona

Barcelona have finally got two extremely talented goalkeepers in their squad and the custodians are performing day in and day out and giving each other a run for their money. Manager Luis Enrique has utilized both the goalkeepers tactfully. While Claudio Bravo has featured in each and every La Liga game for the league leaders, Marc-Andre ter Stegen has played in every Champions League and Spanish Cup matches. Claudio Bravo was initially tipped to be the first choice keeper at Catalan club due to his reputation, but the young German custodian has done exceptionally well in the club’s Champions League matches. Especially in the knock-out stages Ter Stegen has remained simply unbeatable. In an interview, Ter Stegen said that he is confident about his performance and does not consider himself as a backup goalkeeper in this side. On other hand, he also mentioned that he shares an extremely healthy relationship with the Chilean international Claudio Bravo. He was quoted, “I […] Read more »

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UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich Draw Barcelona, Real Madrid To Face Juventus

Barcelona will face Bayern Munich, while Juventus will play Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals. Defending champions Real Madrid have probably drawn the most favourable team, as they will be facing Italian champions Juventus en route to the Champions League final. The two teams last met in the semi-final stage of the competition in 2003 when the Italian side managed to beat Real Madrid 4-3 on aggregate to make it to the final. Coincidentally, the Spanish club were defending their European champions’ status back in 2003 as well. Meanwhile, Barcelona have drawn Bayern Munich in the other semi-final. The last time these two teams met in the semi-final stage of the competition was in 2013 and Jupp Heycknes’ Bayern Munich simply destroyed Barcelona over two legs with a 7-0 aggregate scoreline. The German side then went on to win the Champions League after beating Borussia Dortmund in the final. The first leg of both the semi-finals will be played […] Read more »

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Bayern’s Stunning Comeback, Juventus’ Joy and Other Talking Points Of This Week’s Champions League Action

The second legs of the Champions League quarterfinals offered plenty of action as German, Spanish and Italian league leaders along with title holders Real Madrid reached the semifinals. Trailing 3-1 from the first leg against FC Porto, Bayern Munich staged a stunning comeback at the Allianz Arena with their breathtaking football thrashing FC Porto 6-1 and making it 7-4 on aggregate. Barcelona, meanwhile cruised into the semifinals with an easy 2-0 victory and 5-1 on aggregate at Camp Nou against Paris Saint-Germain courtesy Neymar’s brace. On Wednesday night, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez who came in for injured Karim Benzema handed Real Madrid their first victory against their local rivals Atletico Madrid in 7 matches scoring the only goal of the two legged tie sending the defending champions into semifinals. Juventus held onto their 1-0 lead from the first leg to reach semifinals for the first time in 12 years at the cost of AS Monaco after playing out a goalless draw […] Read more »

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FC Barcelona: The Most Dangerous Thing Is To Think That Job Is Done, Says Luis Suarez

Going into the second round fixture at Camp Nou, FC Barcelona carry a huge 3-1 advantage over PSG and the Catalans are runaway favorites to reach the semi finals of UEFA Champions League after a gap of one year. But, Luis Suarez, who scored two highly important goals at Parc des Princes, has warned his teammates to not to take anything for granted. Read more »