HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-0 Real Sociedad: Barça played a brilliant first 20 minutes and could have easily scored the opener, but Sociedad got back in the game and hit the crossbar. Real Sociedad are down to 10 men after a video review shows a very dangerous tackle by Brais Méndez on Sergio Busquets. The midfielder was initially shown a yellow but the decision was correctly changed to a straight red card. Barcelona 0-0 Real Sociedad: And we’re underway at Camp Nou! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of a big Copa del Rey quarterfinal between Barcelona and Real Sociedad, who face off in a high-profile Cup tie with a spot in the semi-finals at stake.
It felt like this day would never come, but we can once again watch Barça play football. They are also notoriously bad in the first game after an international break, but they’ve never had a seven-week international break before. These are strange circumstances, and on top of everything there is a Catalan Derby to play. The fact Espanyol are in the thick of the relegation fight and on a five-game winless streak is irrelevant. The whole team will have to play well, but the Pole will be asked to be the difference between these two if the game is close.1 month ago Barca Blaugranes
Xavi was back in front of the press on Friday to discuss all things Barcelona ahead of Saturday’s La Liga clash against Valencia. But we shouldn’t forget we’re in a really good dynamic in the league. Xavi on his message to the playersWe have talked about changing the chip and that we are in a good dynamic in La Liga. He’s shown a lot of maturity in the match, has great potentially, physically, technically, tactically, he’s improving a lot. Despite being eliminated from the Champions League, he’s at a great levelXavi on BellerinSergi Roberto and Hector have a similar profile.3 months ago Barca Blaugranes
Barcelona 1-0 Getafe: Back underway at Camp Nou! HALFTIME, Barcelona 1-0 Getafe: Barça had to be very patient against a tight defense and had trouble creating real chances but scored on their best one to take the lead. Barcelona 1-0 Getafe (Pedri 35’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Barcelona 0-0 Getafe: And we’re underway at Camp Nou! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of Barcelona’s next La Liga match as the Blaugrana welcome Getafe for some Sunday afternoon fun.12 days ago Barca Blaugranes
Barcelona look to keep the momentum going from their excellent win against Villarreal with another tough test at Camp Nou as they welcome Athletic Bilbao on Sunday night for a big La Liga match. But Villarreal were missing their best players through injury, so it’ll take a big win against a really good team to prove that they’re on the right track again. Here’s how we think Xavi Hernández’s troops will line up on Sunday. But with Lewy substituted early against Villarreal, it’s unlikely the Pole is left out of the team for this one. Possible XI: Ter Stegen; Bellerín, Eric, Alonso, Alba; Kessie, De Jong, Gavi; Dembélé, Lewandowski, Fati (4-3-3)How do you think Barcelona should line up against Athletic Bilbao?3 months ago Barca Blaugranes
Barcelona have won their first trophy of the season and are the 2023 Spanish Super Cup champions thanks to a comprehensive 3-1 win against Real Madrid on Sunday night’s final in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. They were organized, committed, intense, mature and confident in possession, and they defended very well as a team. That turned out to be Los Blancos’ only dangerous moment of the period, and Barça dominated the rest. Los Blancos played the final seconds out of pure desperation and finally got a consolation goal through Benzema, but it was too little too late. Barça deserved to win the trophy, and they’ve done it against Madrid.19 days ago Barca Blaugranes
Xavi explained after the match he went with the extra man in midfield because he knew Athletic would press high and he wanted to outnumber the visitors. Athletic were swept aside by a brilliant first-half display that brought three goals in 22 minutes to effectively end the game as a contest. Xavi had backed the Frenchman again before the match and was rewarded as Dembele produced his top form to sweep Athletic away. pic.twitter.com/aY1qAN7ZJn — OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 23, 2022Yet he also used his head in other ways. 20 - Ferrán Torres scored against Athletic the Barcelona's goal with the most passes in LaLiga since March 2021 (22 passes, Antoine Griezmann v Huesca).3 months ago Barca Blaugranes
World premiere on December 28 of the documentary series ‘FC Barcelona, A New Era’ on Prime Video - FC BarcelonaThis Wednesday 28 December Prime Video is premiering ‘FC Barcelona, A New Era’, a documentary series featuring five 30-minute episodes offering an inside view of goings-on at the club in the last two years. The first episode only is also being screened on the OTT service Barça TV+, and DTT Barça TV at 8.15pm CET. Xavi's four puzzles to solve ahead of Barca vs Espanyol derby - SPORTFor some, time has moved too slowly, an eternal wait. Sergi Roberto speaks on Barcelona contract talks - Football EspañaThe 30-year-old joined Barcelona’s La Masia academy in 2006 from Gimnastic, and he has been at the club ever since. However, in recent years some of Europe’s elite have added a fourth kit to their collection for the season.1 month ago Barca Blaugranes