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  1. Barca's final push toward Liga title

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona have a chance to win La Liga in the decisive match against Atletico Madrid at the majestic Camp Nou on Saturday. Considering the many difficult moments on and off the pitch that the Blaugranas have been forced to endure this season, it is c...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  2. Barca must not miss this unexpected chance

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona will be La Liga champions if they win their two remaining matches, away at Elche and at home against Atletico Madrid. It's an unlikely situation, especially after under-pressure manager Gerardo Martino and club captain Xavi blamed a lac...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  3. Barca should sack Martino and start afresh

    Francesc Tomas

    After allowing a catastrophic last-minute goal at the Camp Nou against Getafe which many predicted would destroy their chances of winning La Liga, Barcelona were given an unexpected lifeline on Sunday and are now back in the title race -- Atletico Ma...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  4. Barcelona's never-ending roller coaster

    Francesc Tomas

    By now, we already know that football is a funny old game. Every strike, every result, every detail both on and off the pitch has the potential to tip the fine balance between failure and success. In the case of Barcelona, however, the speed at wh...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  5. The memory of Tito Vilanova lifts Barca

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona achieved an emotional 2-3 win against Villarreal at El Madrigal in Matchday 35 of La Liga. Two own goals from Gabriel and Mateo Musacchio bailed the Catalan club out of losing and Lionel Messi sealed the win with a 83rd minute. The team ...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  6. La Liga not over yet for Barcelona

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona had reached a critical point in the season after losing three games in three different competitions that made every chance of success virtually impossible. Huge criticism was fired from every corner of the world, evenly directed at the boar...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  7. Messi must be the key to Barca's future

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona are struggling to pick up the pieces after a desperately forgettable week which saw all their hopes of silverware this season virtually thrown out of the window. The below-par performances in each and every one of the three competitions ent...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  8. Barca's Copa loss is a blessing in disguise

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona were defeated 2-1 by Real Madrid at the Mestalla in the Copa del Rey final. Marc Bartra scored the goal for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 65 percent of possession, created 12 goal-scoring chances and attempted 10 shots, four on target and one ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  9. Barcelona teetering on the brink of chaos

    Francesc Tomas

    After yet another abysmal result against a team that are firmly involved in the relegation battle, Barcelona no longer depend on their own results in order to defend their La Liga crown this season. Add the disappointing defeat against Atletico Madri...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  10. Back off Messi: Lack of institutional vision to blame

    Francesc Tomas

    The Barcelona community isn't used to dealing with failure. The huge amount of success the Catalans have enjoyed in recent years has made some Cules lose an essential degree of perspective. Accepting that Barcelona's opponents in the Champions League...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  11. Disappointing Barca crash out of Europe

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona lost 1-0 (2-1 in aggregate) to Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. The Blaugrana enjoyed 75 percent of possession, created 12 goal-scoring chances and attempted nine shots, three ...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  12. Camp Nou set for renovation amid Barca ban

    Francesc Tomas

    The Socis of Barcelona demonstrated a huge degree of maturity by agreeing to the renovation of the Camp Nou, to be finalised in the summer of 2021. The 600 million euro project will see the 57-year-old stadium upgraded into the 21st Century, allowing...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  13. Barcelona ready for Atletico's high intensity challenge

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona are entering the decisive stages of the season with a titanic battle against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday. Fortunately, the recent home victories against Manchester City and away versus historical riva...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  14. Bittersweet victory: Valdes out for season

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona achieved a deserved 3-0 win against Celta de Vigo at the Camp Nou in Matchday 30 of La Liga. Neymar (brace) and Lionel Messi scored the goals for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 65 percent of possession, created 14 goalscoring chances and attemp...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  15. Heroic Clasico win only the beginning

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona returned to their very best and silenced many critics after their crucial 4-3 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu in the latest instalment of El Clasico. Despite Real Madrid being the clear favourites in the run-up to the biggest fixture in cl...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  16. Focus on clasico, not Martino's future

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona are preparing for the most important game of the season away at Real Madrid's mighty Santiago Bernabeu stadium. The chance of achieving a prestigious, morale-boosting victory against a historic archrival would normally cause the local media...

    Blog | March 19, 2014