FC BARCELONA v ESPANYOL Camp Nou, Barcelona Sunday 7th Dec, 2014, 16:00 GMT  *** Barcelona are eagerly awaiting their upcoming Catalan derby against Espanyol tonight. Despite being separated by a margin of 17 points, the historic rivalry between the two clubs makes the game considerably difficult and much more special than any other ordinary game. The rivalry became ferocious after the Blaugranas won their first League title in 1929. Continued success at both domestic and international level means the Camp Nou giants are currently miles ahead of their city rivals in terms of growth rate, worldwide fans, budget and quality in the squad. Barcelona have scored 12 goals without conceding once in the last five derbies, claiming three points in every single game. In fact Los Pericos have not managed to score at the Camp Nou since February 2009. But such stats count for little before the derby. Bacelona will be targeting a seventh successive win tonight. Enrique has witnessed his […]

VALENCIA v FC BARCELONA Mestalla Stadium, Valencia Sunday 30th Nov, 2014, 20:00 GMT  *** As we approach the month of December, the race for the title in Spain still remains tight with the top four teams separated by six points. Barcelona have looked strong since the international break with three consecutive wins including an impressive 4-1 victory over Sevilla last weekend. They face another testing fixture tomorrow as they travel to the Mestalla to take on fourth place Valencia in Sunday’s late game. Lionel Messi finally broke Telmo Zarra’s record as the all-time La Liga top scorer with a hattrick last weekend and he got another one in midweek as well. He will be looking to continue his impressive goalscoring streak against a strong looking Valencia side. Los Che are playing a brand of football that their supporters became used to in the glory days. There is certainly a feeling that the club is returning to where it belongs and much […]