Barcelona are without a win in five UEFA Champions League (UCL) games for the first time in 24 years after they failed to record a victory in their latest Champions League outing. The Catalans were on the end of a 3-0 loss to Portuguese Super League outfit Benfica in a Group E clash.
Benfica took an early lead through Uruguayan international Darwin Nunez. His goal in the third minute gave the Portuguese club the lead at the end of the first 45 minutes. Rafa Silva was a part of the Portugal squad to the Euro 2020 tournament and it was the petite attacker who doubled the lead for the hosts on 69 minutes. Nunez then completed his brace from the spot with eleven (11) minutes remaining on the clock. Barcelona defender Eric Garcia still managed to receive his marching orders in the final three minutes. Continue reading “BARCELONA WINLESS IN FIVE UCL GAMES”
Some Barcelona fans will agree that they have been made to forget about the agony of losing their star player Lionel Messi this summer, especially judging by the scintillating performance the club’s players put in last weekend in their opening match of the new season. Barca started their new campaign with an exciting victory over Real Sociedad as they ran out 4-2 winners at the end of the match even though they had to survive a late Sociedad surge that saw them score two goals in less than ten minutes. Barca were already 3-0 up heading into the final 15 minutes of the tie but Real Sociedad scored two goals in quick succession to make the scoreline 3-2.
Barcelona players then spotted the danger and recovered right on time to add one more to their goals to make the scoreline 4-2 deep into stoppage time to confirm that they would be walking away with all three points. Memphis Depay was one of the star performers of the match as he continued to show Barca fans that he is here to stay and play a huge part in helping the club to achieve significant success this season. Continue reading “BARCELONA START LIFE AFTER MESSI IN FINE STYLE”
Barcelona defender Junior Firpo is one of the players on the radar of Leeds United as the Whites try to sign a left-back this summer. BBC Sports confirmed that Firpo is one of several left-back targets for Leeds United who finished ninth in the Premier League last season.
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa and his players were a breadth of fresh air in the Premier League last season as the club returned to the top flight after almost two decades outside the top flight. Continue reading “FIRPO ON LEEDS UNITED RADAR”
This is not the sort of news Barcelona fans will want to see or hear. According to multiple reports from various sources, the Catalan giants have reportedly ended their interest in signing German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer because of financial reasons. The Spanish La Liga giants were reported to be the frontrunners in on the list of the clubs that want to sign the Dortmund striker this summer but according to fresh reports, that may have changed.
The Camp Nou club are currently in some financial crises and as a result, it appears they will not be able to afford Haaland’s signing in the summer. Last month, it was revealed that it would cost an amount in excess of £180 million to sign the Norwegian striker and it is a fee that Barca will not be able to invest in just one player. Continue reading “BARCELONA REPORTEDLY PULL OUT OF HAALAND RACE”
At the beginning of the season, after the first round of fixtures in the Spanish La Liga, this question would have appeared more needless to ask than now. But now, of course, the question would surely be treated with more seriousness and concentration. Following the appointment of former Netherlands national team manager Ronald Koeman as the club’s new boss, the players were tasked with the responsibility of learning a new playing pattern.
Koeman also came to a Barcelona side and inherited a less-performing team from former manager Quique Setien, but he has now turned things around after a few months at the helm. Barcelona’s current style of play and approach to the game that Koeman has introduced has been largely helpful for them since its implementation and they have also become a much better side than they were. Continue reading “CAN BARCELONA WIN THE LA LIGA THIS SEASON?”
The Spanish La Liga giants are no doubt currently in one of the worst phases of their history, but will they be able to bounce back anytime soon? From financial crises to the uncertainty surrounding the future of some star players at the club, including that of the club’s captain Lionel Messi, there are a handful of reasons to be concerned and worried as a Barcelona fan right now. There are a lot of unanswered questions lurking around these problems, with a majority of them still waiting to be answered.
One of the major areas of the club that needed to be addressed has finally been wrapped up with the appointment of Juan Laporta as the new president. Following the presidential elections, Laporta came out on top among his other rivals who equally gave a good pitch of how they were going to turn things around at the club. Continue reading “How Close Or Faraway Is A Better Future For Barcelona?”
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has questioned Barcelona players’ attitude in the wake of yet another embarrassing European defeat. The Blaugrana were dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of qualification after suffering a disappointing 4-1 loss at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain at home in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg fixture.
Wenger says the club are currently suffering from the huge mistakes they made in the transfer market and will need to buy a couple of more players to restart a rebuild. Wenger was in the studio and watched on as Barcelona were shredded into pieces at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night, with French forward Kylian Mbappé scoring a hat-trick, and his teammate Moise Kean scoring a header to take the tie out of the home team’s reach. Continue reading “Arsene Wenger Insists Barcelona Have A Big Problem After PSG Loss”
Barcelona will face Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final on Sunday after the Basque club stunned defending champions Real Madrid in the second semi-final on Thursday night. Real Madrid were the overwhelming favourites to face Barcelona in the final with several football fans expecting an El Clasico final but that was not to be thanks to Athletic Bilbao.
The Basque club held off Real Madrid in the second half of their Spanish Super Cup semi-final clash to seal a final place with Barcelona courtesy a 2-1 win over the holders. Real Madrid won the inaugural edition (2019 edition) of the four-team Spanish Super Cup format by beating Atletico Madrid on penalties in the final. Continue reading “SUPER CUP: BARCELONA TO FACE BILBAO”
Last summer when Willian was still a Chelsea player, he was involved in an elongated contract negotiation with the club. He insisted he wanted a three-year deal, but the Blues offered a maximum of a deal that would run for two years.
There has been heavy reporting on the possible move of Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan to Barcelona this summer. However, according to new information, the move might not happen this summer again due to financial implications post-Covid.
The release clause of 111 million Euros is deemed to much for Barcelona to pay this summer. Inter will not bulge in their valuation of the forward, knowing the La Liga side want another option upfront. Barcelona have reportedly agreed not to move forward with the deal if the price remains 111 million Euros. Continue reading “BARCELONA MAY NOT LAND LAUTARO THIS SUMMER”