Barcelona threw away a two-goal lead set up by Lionel Messi and Ivan Rakitic in the final 13 minutes as Deportivo la Coruna struck a blow to their title hopes with a 2-2 draw on Saturday.
Ivan Rakitic has certainly settled himself into the FC Barcelona squad well. He has now become one of the first names to named by manager Luis Enrique, for his midfield lineup.
FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique declared his side's 2-0 win against Belarusian champions BATE Borisov on Tuesday in the Matchday 3 of the UEFA Champions League as the "turning point" of the season.
European champions Barcelona edged closer to sealing their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as Ivan Rakitic's double handed them a comfortable 2-0 win away at BATE Borisov.
FC Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is confident that the Catalan giants can claim the next trophy en route to a possible six when they face Sevilla in Tuesday's Uefa Super Cup in Tbilisi.
FC Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic admits he does not like playing against Seville and reckons the Catalan giants should be perfect if they are to beat his former club in Tuesday's European Super Cup.
Lionel Messi was at the centre of a headbutting controversy on Wednesday as Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 victory over Serie A side Roma in a pre-season friendly at the Camp Nou.
The midfielders separate a proper team from the mediocre ones. We look at the top five midfield nominees of the season, who were the heart and soul for their respective teams , and deserve to be the midfielder of the year Ivan Rakitic (FC Barcelona) . The Swiss born Croat must be in dreamland at the moment. After making a dream move to Barcelona at the start of the season, Rakitic would have bitten your hand off if you would have said he`d end up with a Champions League winners medal in his first season at Barcelona, let alone bagging the treble. Rakitic ended up winning all three trophies on offer and most importantly, played a crucial role in central midfield throughout the season. The former Schalke man has taken the role of club legend Xavi, and formed a formidable partnership with the likes of Iniesta and Busquets which helped the devastating triumvirate of Messi, Neymar and Suarez to wreak […]
Rampant FC Barcelona crush Cordoba CF 8-0 to remain at the top of the league table with 87 points from 35 games. Luis Suareza s hat-trick, Lionel Messsia s brace and a goal each from Neymar, Ivan Rakitic and Gerard Pique sealed three points for the Catalan giants. The rock bottom side of the league successfully held the league leaders until the ending moments of the first half. Ivan Rakitic drew first blood from Lionel Messia s cross. Luis Suarez found Messi at the edge of the box, who generated a fantastic cross towards Rakitic. The Croatian received the ball and converted a brilliant volley goal. Just at the stroke of half time, Andres Iniesta forwarded a brilliant cross towards Luis Suarez inside the penalty box, who intelligently found the back of the net as the opponent goalkeeper came forward. The teams went into the lemon break with a decent score line. The second half started with a goal from […]
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