Barcelona

Jordi Alba Clement Lenglet 8 10 as Barcelona do enough to beat Real Sociedad

20/04/2019

Jordi Alba answered a second half equalizer from Real Sociedad, as an uninspiring Barcelona side came away with a win at the Camp Nou. Defenders Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba were the unlikely heroes as Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 2-1 at Camp Nou to move within two wins of the Liga title. Lenglet headed home […]

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Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad – Football Match Report – April 20, 2019

20/04/2019

Barcelona closed in on the La Liga title on Saturday after earning a hard-fought 2-1 win over Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp, with goals from defenders Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba restoring their nine-point lead at the top of the table. Barca lead the standings on 77 points after 33 games, comfortably clear of […]

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Power Rankings Barcelona Liverpool remain on top Ajax climb Juventus fall

19/04/2019

ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe makes the case that Liverpool’s attacking prowess could have the potential to overwhelm Barcelona in the Champions League semis. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley believes Tottenham and Ajax will be the tie of the round, after both sides reached the semifinals in dramatic fashion. The ESPN FC panel say Lionel Messi alone […]

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Manchester United goal could give Coutinho confidence boost vs. Liverpool – boss

19/04/2019

The ESPN FC panel say Lionel Messi alone makes Barcelona favourites over Liverpool. Are the Reds good enough to stop him? BARCELONA, Spain — Ernesto Valverde hopes the goal Philippe Coutinho scored against Manchester United will feed his confidence ahead of a reunion with Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals. Coutinho, 26, has endured a […]

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Liverpool hike price for Barcelona fans to subsidise own supporters at Camp Nou

19/04/2019

Liverpool have taken a cue from Manchester United and hiked prices for away supporters when they host Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals to subsidise tickets for own fans travelling to the Nou Camp. United increased prices for their quarterfinal tie with Barca when the Spanish club charged £102, which British media reported was the […]

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UEFA Champions League final four Why Barca Liverpool Spurs and Ajax will or won’t win it all this season

18/04/2019

It’s a cliche because it’s true. With just 270 minutes (plus extra time) left to play, anyone can win the Champions League. Liverpool were in the final just a year ago and Barcelona were the last team not named Real Madrid to actually win it. Ajax and Tottenham look like the longshots but have earned […]

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Klopp: I look forward to matchup vs. Messi thankful for time to prepare

18/04/2019

The ESPN FC panel say Lionel Messi alone makes Barcelona favourites over Liverpool. Are the Reds good enough to stop him? Tottenham advanced to the Champions League semifinals courtesy of an added-time VAR decision while Liverpool marched past Porto. Liverpool face a testing Champions League semifinal against Lionel Messi and Barcelona, but have made a […]

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Transfer Talk: Barcelona make Man United’s Rashford top target

17/04/2019

The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is closed, but you can click here to review all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world’s media and set correspondents loose to see what’s on the agenda for the summer. Jump to: Ajax ace to Prem? | Juve after ‘new Ronaldo’  TOP STORY: Barca […]

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Interview with Lionel Messi at age 13 goes viral: The Bible ‘Baby’s Day Out’ Chicken with sauce

17/04/2019

Ajax reached their first UCL semifinal in more than 20 years by beating Juventus, while Barcelona proved too much for Man United. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley believes Manchester United got a dose of reality following their three-goal defeat in Barcelona. We’re accustomed to seeing Lionel Messi steal the headlines, most recently with his two goals […]

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United – Football Match Report – April 16, 2019

17/04/2019

Lionel Messi scored twice and David De Gea was left with egg on his face as Barcelona cruised past Manchester United with a 3-0 win at Camp Nou. It meant a 4-0 aggregate win for the La Liga side, who barely needed to break sweat to reach the Champions League semifinals. United started the game […]

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Lionel Messi 9/10 Philippe Coutinho 8/10 as Barca sweep past Man United in Champions League

17/04/2019

Alejandro Moreno delves into all the hurdles Barcelona will have to cross to have a chance at landing Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford. BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi scored twice in four first-half minutes as Barcelona beat Manchester United 3-0 at Camp Nou to make the Champions League semifinals on Tuesday. Philippe Coutinho added a stunning […]

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Lionel Messi’s genius is enough for Barcelona to win the Champions League

17/04/2019

BARCELONA, Spain — It is six years since a team without Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo won the Champions League and, if you conducted a straw poll of the Manchester United team torn apart by Barcelona’s magician in the Nou Camp during a 3-0 quarterfinal second-leg defeat Tuesday night, few responses would suggest the sequence […]

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Interview with Lionel Messi at age 13 goes viral: The Bible, ‘Baby’s Day Out,’ Chicken with sauce

17/04/2019

Ajax reached their first UCL semifinal in more than 20 years by beating Juventus, while Barcelona proved too much for Man United. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley believes Manchester United got a dose of reality following their three-goal defeat in Barcelona. We’re accustomed to seeing Lionel Messi steal the headlines, most recently with his two goals […]

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Barcelona set to sign De Ligt as Ajax agreement nears – sources

17/04/2019

Ajax reached their first UCL semifinal in more than 20 years by beating Juventus, while Barcelona proved too much for Man United. Gab Marcotti examines where things went wrong for Juventus and where the blame lies following their second leg defeat against Ajax. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley credits Ajax for teaching Juventus a footballing lesson […]

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LIVE: Transfer Talk: Barcelona make Man United’s Rashford top target

16/04/2019

The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is closed, but you can click here to review all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world’s media and set correspondents loose to see what’s on the agenda for the summer. Jump to: Ajax ace to Prem? | Juve after ‘new Ronaldo’  TOP STORY: Barca […]

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Man United’s De Gea has done ‘super special preparation’ for Messi coach

16/04/2019

The FC crew agree that Man United will have to dig deep against Barcelona to reproduce a comeback reminiscent of what they pulled off in Paris. Manchester United goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez says David De Gea has done “super special preparation” before facing Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in Tuesday’s Champions League encounter at Camp Nou. United […]

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Barcelona’s Messi ‘unstoppable’ against Manchester United – Valverde

16/04/2019

ESPN FC’s Craig Burley believes Manchester United got a dose of reality following their three-goal defeat in Barcelona. BARCELONA, Spain — Ernesto Valverde says Lionel Messi is unstoppable when he’s at his best after the Argentine fired Barcelona into the semifinals of the Champions League for the first time in four years. Messi scored twice […]

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Strikers hold key for Man United at Barcelona in Champions League – Solskjaer

15/04/2019

Ahead of his return to the Camp Nou, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reflects on his role in Man United’s historic comeback win over Bayern Munich in 1999. Steve Nicol questions how Manchester United are supposed to score two goals against Barcelona, given their recent form. Craig Burley doesn’t see a way back for Manchester United, even […]

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Barcelona boss Valverde: Man United have something special late in games

15/04/2019

Stevie Nicol questions if Lionel Messi has had to carry more of the load for Barca than in previous years due to lack of a supporting cast. Craig Burley doesn’t see a way back for Manchester United, even though they limited Barcelona to just one goal at Old Trafford. Ahead of his return to the […]

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Champions League quarterfinal second legs: predictions and key battles

15/04/2019

Barcelona will take a one-goal advantage back to the Camp Nou, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his return in a 1-1 draw with Ajax. Tottenham stole a late winner despite losing Harry Kane to injury, while Liverpool outmatched Porto at Anfield. Craig Burley doesn’t see a way back for Manchester United, even though they limited […]

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