Barcelona

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 11th, 2013
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INJURED LIONEL MESSI came off the bench to save Barcelona and see the Spanish giants through to the semi-finals of the Champions League. Still suffering from a hamstring strain, the world’s best footballer joined the action with his side trailing Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 just after the hour mark. And ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 9th, 2013
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Real Madrid may have a comfortable 3-0 advantage over Galatasaray ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinal, second leg here but coach Jose Mourinho is not resting on his laurels. The Portuguese boss, chasing a third European title with a third different team in a third different country...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 3rd, 2013
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PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain showed it has the guts to go with the wallet as the ambitious big spenders twice came from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to four-time champion Barcelona in the first leg of their eventful Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday. Blaise Matuidi’s deflected sho...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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David Beckham was 11 years old when he first visited Camp Nou. Though the aura of the club, the vast stadium and the palpable ambition of the place made a strong impression on a boy from the East End of London, the Barcelona of the mid-1980s were not quite the swaggering, universally admired institut...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 30th, 2013
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A weakened Barca were held to a 2-2 draw at lowly Celta Vigo when Borja Oubina headed an 88th-minute equaliser that left the leaders on 75 points with nine games left to play. Lionel Messi set up Barca’s first, an equaliser for Cristian Tello, and bagged Barca’s second to pass another sco...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 30th, 2013
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The man is a genius. Without question the best of his generation. Arguably the greatest of all-time. And Lionel Messi can further enhance his legend on Saturday night as he bids to become the first man ever to score against every team in the league in a row. The Barcelona superstar made history earli...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 16th, 2013
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be hoping to haunt his former employers after Paris Saint-Germain drew Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the BBC has reported.   The Swedish striker, who spent four seasons at Camp Nou, will be suspended for the first leg of the fixture but will ret...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 13th, 2013
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By By JIM LITKE, AP Sports Columnist – 39 minutes ago No team copes with as much day-to-day drama as Barcelona. Think of the Yankees during owner George Steinbrenner’s salad days in New York, then multiply all that tabloid attention worldwide. No matter how many games Barca wins, or titles it h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 12th, 2013
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  Magical: Lionel Messi celebrates after vanquishing Milan’s first leg advantage   Barcelona marched into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 4-0 victory over AC Milan in the second leg of their round of 16 clash at Camp Nou on Tuesday. The Catalans were tipped for an early exit...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 12th, 2013
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There’s a better than zero chance that AC Milan will knock Barcelona out of the Champions League tomorrow at the Camp Nou. There’s also a better than zero chance that Barcelona will make a stunning comeback and improbably extended their run into the quarterfinals. It’s hard to imagi...