Barcelona 1-0 Real Sociedad (Dembélé 52’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Barcelona 0-0 Real Sociedad: Back underway at Camp Nou! HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-0 Real Sociedad: Barça played a brilliant first 20 minutes and could have easily scored the opener, but Sociedad got back in the game and hit the crossbar. Real Sociedad are down to 10 men after a video review shows a very dangerous tackle by Brais Méndez on Sergio Busquets. Barcelona 0-0 Real Sociedad: And we’re underway at Camp Nou!
Barcelona head into World Cup as leadersBarcelona’s comeback win over Osasuna means Xavi’s side will head into the World Cup top of the pile in La Liga. Xavi admitted after the game Pique would have come on if he hadn’t been shown a red. It’s far too early to talk about winning La Liga, but there’s no doubt that these are a very important three points indeed. The Brazilian had to improvise a bit but did so brilliantly to net just his second La Liga goal for his new club. Here’s the clean(ish) version of events:Gerard Piqué to ref Gil Manzano last night, earning a half-time red card: "Did you see the corner you gave?2 months ago Barca Blaugranes
Xavi explained after the match he went with the extra man in midfield because he knew Athletic would press high and he wanted to outnumber the visitors. Athletic were swept aside by a brilliant first-half display that brought three goals in 22 minutes to effectively end the game as a contest. Xavi had backed the Frenchman again before the match and was rewarded as Dembele produced his top form to sweep Athletic away. pic.twitter.com/aY1qAN7ZJn — OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 23, 2022Yet he also used his head in other ways. 20 - Ferrán Torres scored against Athletic the Barcelona's goal with the most passes in LaLiga since March 2021 (22 passes, Antoine Griezmann v Huesca).3 months ago Barca Blaugranes
GOAL, Intercity 2-2 Barcelona (Soldevila 74’): Intercity equalize again as a cross from Romero is headed home by Soldevila for his second goal of the night. Intercity 1-2 Barcelona (Dembélé 67’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! GOAL, Intercity 1-1 Barcelona (Soldevila 59’): Intercity equalize. HALFTIME, Intercity 0-1 Barcelona: Barça scored early, nearly conceded an equalizer right away but were mostly dominant and could easily be up two or three at the half. Intercity 0-1 Barcelona (Araujo 4’): BARÇA TAKE THE EARLY LEAD!22 days ago Barca Blaugranes
England 1-1 France (Kane pen 54’): ENGLAND EQUALIZE! HALFTIME, England 0-1 France: England responded well to going behind and Hugo Lloris was called upon a few times, but the French are still ahead at the break. England 0-1 France (Tchouaméni 17’): FRANCE TAKE THE LEAD! THE 2022 WORLD CUP QUARTERFINALS CONCLUDE TODAY!!! World Cup Rooting Guide We know that most of you already have a rooting interest in the World Cup.1 month ago Barca Blaugranes
Barcelona have won their first trophy of the season and are the 2023 Spanish Super Cup champions thanks to a comprehensive 3-1 win against Real Madrid on Sunday night’s final in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. They were organized, committed, intense, mature and confident in possession, and they defended very well as a team. That turned out to be Los Blancos’ only dangerous moment of the period, and Barça dominated the rest. Los Blancos played the final seconds out of pure desperation and finally got a consolation goal through Benzema, but it was too little too late. Barça deserved to win the trophy, and they’ve done it against Madrid.11 days ago Barca Blaugranes
Xavi was back in front of the press on Friday to discuss all things Barcelona ahead of Saturday’s La Liga clash against Valencia. But we shouldn’t forget we’re in a really good dynamic in the league. Xavi on his message to the playersWe have talked about changing the chip and that we are in a good dynamic in La Liga. He’s shown a lot of maturity in the match, has great potentially, physically, technically, tactically, he’s improving a lot. Despite being eliminated from the Champions League, he’s at a great levelXavi on BellerinSergi Roberto and Hector have a similar profile.3 months ago Barca Blaugranes
FIRST HALFThe first 30 minutes of the game were, to put it nicely, straight trash. Barça on the other hand were playing on first gear, moving the ball very slowly with static players unwilling to make runs in behind the Ceuta defense. The pace was horribly slow, and neither team came close to scoring a goal early on. The Blaugrana were poor in the final third, with poor touches and bad decisions that killed promising moves, but they began looking like a team ready to score. Alarcón didn’t do much but Barça added a fifth with another excellent finish from Lewandowski, and the final whistle came to send Barça to the next round.7 days ago Barca Blaugranes