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Barça victorious in home opener with 5-2 win over Real Betis.

FC Barcelona got their first league of the season thanks to a 5-2 victory over Real Betis on the Blaugrana’s home opener at the Camp Nou. Barça kicked off their league campaign away with a 1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao for its first opening league defeat in a decade. Heading into today’s game against Real Betis, Barça were without the injured Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele. Nonetheless, new signing Antoine Griezmann stepped up and delivered by scoring twice …

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Barça drop league opener in bilbao

FC Barcelona kicked off their 2019-2020 season with a late minute loss to hosts Athletic Bilbao. Barça paid the price for not converting their chances in this game as Aritz Aduriz’s late amazing scissor kick gave Athletic Bilbao a 1-0 victory over the Blaugrana on as the Spanish league kicked off today. This was the first the defending league champions had dropped their opening league fixture since 2008-2009 season. Barcelona played this game without Messi and had to deal with …

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FC Barcelona defeat Napoli 2-1 in miami

FC Barcelona kicked off their 2019 US preseason tour in our own city of Miami with a 2-1 victory over Napoli. Barça midfielders Busquets and Rakitic in each half to ensure victory over 57,000 fans in attendance at the Hard Rock Stadium. Busquets gave the Blaugrana the lead in the 38th minute but Napoli managed to equalize five minutes later courtesy of an Umtiti own-goal. Raktici scored in the 79th minute in what turned out to be the game winning …

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Does Barça need Neymar or does Neymar need Barça?

Summer is upon us again which could only mean one thing; summer transfer gossip. The latest transfer rumor is Neymar returning to the Blaugrana just two years after paying his way out to join Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar’s exit right before the season was going to kick off left a bitter taste in the mouths of the Barça fans and the club’s directors. It seems now that Neymar has discovered the grass was not greener on the French side and he …

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Time to fire Valverde now.

Barça’s once promising season went from treble dreams to a bitter nightmare end following their disappointing and gut-wrenching losses to Liverpool and Valencia in both Champions League and Copa del Rey. Blowing a three-goal lead in the Champions League in back to back seasons and then coming up flat against Valencia in the Copa del Rey can only mean one thing; it’s time for Valverde to go. Valverde may be a good person but his time as Barça’s manager needs …

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Barça are Finally Ruthless.

Throughout this past decade, Barça have entertained us and disappointed us. Along with the highs, there have been lows that have frustrated the fan base. One of my major complaints about this team, dating from Guardiola to last season, was their lack of being ruthless. However, under Valverde, it appears that this team has figured out how to be ruthless at the perfect time. Besides the treble season under Luis Enrique, Barça had this tendency to let up instead of …

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The Coutinho Dilemma.

On January 6, 2018, Barça signed Coutinho from Liverpool for €160 million, making him the most expensive transfer in club history, and the Brazilian star signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with a buyout clause of €400 million. His arrival was welcomed by many Blaugrana faithful as part of Barça’s plan to build another great team for many years to come. Unfortunately, a year has since passed and not only has Coutinho failed to impress on the pitch, he is not even …

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Barça’s worst enemy continues to be themselves.

The winter break is over and Barça will be back in action as they resume their pursuit in conquering all three competitions. Their path consists of the likes of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Sevilla in Spain, while battling Lyon and the other remaining clubs in the Champions League. However, the Blaugrana need to come to grips with their worst enemy; themselves. The club’s start to the 2018-2019 season has been exceptional thus far.  Barça sit atop of the league …

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Time for Barça To Step Up.

Messi’s injury means that the Blaugrana will be without their leader for a few weeks. This is the time for both the manager and the players to step up. They must seize this opportunity and make the most of it. Rarely is an injury a blessing in disguise, but perhaps Messi’s injury can be used by Valverde and the players to step up and be less dependent on Messi. Messi’s injury is a short-term injury but the Blaugrana have the …

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Once Upon A Time When Barça Wore White.

What if I told you, that Barça players used to wear white kits in the past up till Cruyff’s playing days. It may be old news for Barça historians and fans from that era, but this discovery caught me, and other longtime and new fan, off guard. The Blaugrana’s faithful are unaware of their club’s history of wearing white. Not too long ago, I came across a video of Johan Cruyff leading the Blaugrana onto the pitch in an away …

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