January 30, 2014 by
The result of this two legged tie was almost settled in the favour of Barcelona in the first leg at Levante, but the Spanish champions made absolutely sure with a professional and ruthless performance at the Nou Camp last night. The weather was awful, but the team warmed the home fans up with five goals and a place in the Copa Del Rey semi-finals.
The opponents in that semi will probably be Real Sociedad and they must be wondering if they have any chance at all after Barcelona won 5-1 without Messi and made the aggregate score 9-2 against decent La Liga opponents. Messi was rested and Alexis Sanchez was given a chance to shine in the middle. He grabbed it with both hands and scored a nice brace. .....Read more here.......
August 16, 2013 by
Just at the time when FC Barcelona need all their best players fit and ready for a frantic start to the season, Tata Martino the manager is being faced with a bit of a selection nightmare. The problem is made wors because of the two-legged Spanish Supercup against Atletico Madrid. That means that the club face five tough games in the first couple of weeks.
There is still a doubt over the fitness of the best player in the world Lionel Messi, so I am sure that Martino will not risk him until he is fully fit. That is one of the reasons that Barcelona pushed through the transfer of the young Brazilian star Neymar from Santos this summer. .....Read more here.......
April 11, 2012 by
Pep Guardiola went on the attack yesterday, playing three at the back and Messi, Alexis and Pedro up front. The plan worked as Getafe were unable to cope with Barcelona at all. The 4-0 scoreline did not flatter the Catalans one bit and the only sour note was a booking for Leo Messi.
Alexis, who was excellent throughout, scored the first after 13 minutes with a crisp strike that gave the keeper no chance. Messi scored the best goal of the game after 44 minutes. His driving run and exquisite exchange of passes with Iniesta was completed with a thunderbolt from the left foot of the brilliant argentinian. Cuenca provided a great cross from the right for Alexis to head his second of the game, and Pedro finished the scoring with a looping header from Messi`s free kick. .....Read more here.......