Barcelona’s tremendous trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez may hog most of the headlines, but Dani Alves’ recent form has been just as influential in the club’s bid for the treble.
Barcelona looked impressive in their most recent 2-1 victory at Manchester City, with Luis Suarez scoring twice in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16. The first leg win sets up Barcelona to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals with a win, tie, or 1-0 loss, March 18 at Camp Nou.
Barcelona travel to Manchester City for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League second round tie on Tuesday 24 February, and if you haven’t reserved your seats you, you can make FC Barcelona ticket bookings through our partners at 1st4FootballTickets.
After a tumultuous few months for Barcelona which was marred by the ongoing saga between Luis Enrique and Lionel Messi, as well as disappointing performances in both La Liga and the Champions League, things finally seem to be looking up for the Blaugraunes. FC Barca looked the complete outfit in yesterday’s 5-0 victory over a hapless Levante side, whilst their rivals in the capital Real, won out unconvincingly against midtable Deportivo.
Sorry, West Ham United fans, but maybe there is not a permanent deal to be done for Alex Song.
The Cameroonian midfielder has been a resounding success since returning to English football at Upton Park.
His displays make you wonder why Arsene Wenger was not aware of his availability, with Arsenal having lacked assurance in the holding midfield role pretty much since bidding farewell to Song.
by Oh-Barcelona.com . Barcelona have come in for a fair amount of criticism in recent weeks, mainly due to successive defeats in La Liga. However, they sit second in the league, in good shape in Europe and with all to play for when the domestic season resumes after the international break. So is the gloom justified?
The Catalan giants suffered a damaging 3-1 defeat to fierce rivals Real Madrid two weeks ago and followed this up with a 1-0 home defeat to Spanish minnows Celta Vigo.
As we know this summer was the last time Barcelona could buy players until January 2016, after being punished by FIFA for breaching rules on signing players under the age of 18. Knowing that this would be their last bit of business for over a year Barcelona signed seven players for a grand total of €157.25m.
So, have Barcelona done enough to tie them over for this season and the next?
The Barcelona team of 2010 under Pep Guardiola will not only be remembered as a great time, but one that revolutionised football. It is surprising to know that the world witnessed this team in action only a few years ago. Sadly, this Barcelona team has fallen from its extraordinary heights. In fact, the team hit a low after finishing without a major trophy last season. Recognising the need to rebuild the squad immediately, Barcelona have made several changes in this summer transfer window.