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Barca start on long road to Wembley


September 18th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) The long road to Wembley starts Wednesday night as FC Barcelona kick-off their Champions League campaign at home against Spartak Moscow.Wembley has a special place among ... Read more...

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Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona vie in Copa del Rey final


May 24th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) The Spanish football season comes to an end Friday as Athletic Club Bilbao and FC Barcelona clash in the final of Copa del Rey in Atletico ... Read more...

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Barca defender Abidal released from hospital


May 22nd, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona confirmed that left back Eric Abidal had been discharged from hospital.Abidal underwent a liver transplant April 10 and was released Monday, just over a ... Read more...

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Barca trail one point behind Real after crushing victory


April 11th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 11 (IANS) Barcelona piled the pressure on leaders Real Madrid with a comfortable 4-0 win at home against Getafe in the La Liga football.The win Tuesday night takes ... Read more...

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Guardiola dedicates Getafe win to Eric Abidal


April 11th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 11 (IANS) Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola dedicated his side's 4-0 win over Getafe Tuesday night to French defender Eric Abidal.Abidal underwent a liver transplant Tuesday and the thoughts ... Read more...

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Barcelona play Zaragoza away from home


April 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 6 (IANS) FC Barcelona look to reducing the gap to within three points of Real Madrid when they go away to play Zaragoza Saturday in the Spanish ... Read more...

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Barca look to put pressure on Madrid


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 23 (IANS) FC Barcelona have a chance to put pressure on Real Madrid in the race for the Spanish Primera Liga title when they travel to play Mallorca ... Read more...

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Valencia defender Alba signs agreement to join Barcelona


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 22 (IANS) Valencia's left-back Jordi Alba has agreed to join Spanish giants FC Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.Alba, who is out of contract with Valencia at the ... Read more...

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Adriano injury poses problems for Barcelona


March 21st, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 21 (IANS) Barcelona have suffered another injury setback with left back Adriano ruled out of action for at least 10 days.Adriano was forced out of action at ... Read more...

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Barca’s winger Alexis injured


March 4th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona will be without winger Alexis Sanchez for 10-15 days after the Chilean suffered a muscle injury during Saturday night's 3-1 win at home against ... Read more...

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Barca continue dominance over Real with Bernabeu win


January 19th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 19 (IANS) FC Barcelona continued their domination over Real Madrid with a 2-1 win at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the first leg of their Spanish Copa del ... Read more...

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Abidal to stay at Barcelona until 2013


January 17th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona have announced an agreement to extend the contract of French international left-back Eric Abidal till 2013.Abidal's original contract was due to expire at the ... Read more...

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Barcelona take on Espanyol in city derby


January 7th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 7 (IANS) FC Barcelona face one of the most difficult games of the Spanish La Liga football season when they take on city rivals Espanyol Sunday night.Newly ... Read more...

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Successful operation for Barcelona assistant coach Vilanova


November 23rd, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 23 (IANS) FC Barcelona informed that Tito Vilanova, the assistant to coach Pep Guardiola has undergone a successful operation on his parotid gland in the Barcelona Hospital del ... Read more...

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Barcelona take on Zaragoza in crucial La Liga tie


November 18th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola faces a dilemma when his side visits Zaragoza's La Romareda Stadium Saturday night.Barcelona kick off the game in the second ... Read more...

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Record breaker Xavi gives Barcelona 1-0 win in Malaga


October 26th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 26 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez celebrated his 392nd La Liga appearance for the football club with the only goal of the game as his side defeated Granada ... Read more...

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Two tough defences as Barca host Sevilla


October 21st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS) Two of the tightest defences in Spanish football will go head to head when FC Barcelona entertain Sevilla at the Camp Nou stadium Saturday night.Barcelona ... Read more...

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Muscle injury for Barca’s Abidal


October 3rd, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 3 (IANS) Barcelona's French international defender Eric Abidal has joined the long list of players suffering injuries at the club.Abidal was forced out of his side's 1-0 ... Read more...

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Valencia hold Barcelona to 2-2 draw


September 22nd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 22 (IANS) Valencia and reigning champions FC Barcelona produced 90 minutes of thrilling football in a drawn Spanish League match at the Mestalla Stadium Wednesday.Barcelona were able to ... Read more...

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Key clash in Spanish League as Barcelona visits Valencia


September 20th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 20 (IANS) All eyes will be on the Mestalla stadium when Valencia encounter FC Barcelona in Spanish Premier League football Wednesday night.Valencia, current leaders of the Primera ... Read more...

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Barcelona kick off Champions League defence against AC Milan


September 12th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 12 (IANS) FC Barcelona will make sweeping changes to their starting 11 for the visit of AC Milan to the Camp Nou Stadium in the UEFA Champions ... Read more...

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Thierry Henry ‘cleared’ of role in World Cup revolt?


June 25th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 25 (ANI): French striker Thierry Henry's name has reportedly been cleared over the team's World Cup revolt, despite him being named as one of the mutiny's ringleaders.French FA ... Read more...

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Yellow and red cards at World Cup


June 25th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 25 (DPA) List of yellow and red cards issued at the 2010 World Cup by the end of Thursday (44 of 64 games): Red cards (6)Australia (2):Tim CahillHarry KewellFrance (1):Yoann GourcuffNigeria ... Read more...

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France seek more punch against confident Mexico


June 16th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Polokwane (South Africa), June 16 (DPA) France need to find their goalscoring touch against a Mexico side who believe they could be one of the surprises of the football World Cup. While ... Read more...

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Domenech drops Benzema, but includes out-of-form Henry


May 12th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 12 (DPA) France coach Raymond Domenech dropped popular Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema from his 30-man World Cup squad, but has remained loyal to the side's out-of-form captain Thierry ... Read more...

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Barcelona to leave early for Milan semi-final


April 18th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 18 (DPA) Barcelona have brought forward their journey to Milan from Monday to Sunday, because of the air traffic chaos affecting most of Europe due to the volcanic ash ... Read more...

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Real Madrid looking to bury the ghost of Tenerife


February 25th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Duncan Shaw Madrid, Feb 25 (DPA) Real Madrid will be looking to bury the ghost of Tenerife Saturday - and maintain the pressure on Spanish leaders Barcelona.It was in Tenerife's little Esatdio ... Read more...

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Barcelona, Inter seal knock-out place; Stuttgart off to flyer


December 10th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Dec 10 (DPA) Holders Barcelona, Inter Milan and Olympiakos made sure of progress to the last 16 of the Champions League while VfB Stuttgart got off to a flying start ... Read more...

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Barcelona maintain five point lead with late win


December 6th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 6 (DPA) Barcelona remain five points clear at the top of the Spanish Liga after a late 3-1 win at Deportivo Coruna. European Footballer of the Year Lionel Messi led the ... Read more...

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Early exits beckon for Champions League big guns


November 23rd, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Nov 23 (DPA) The Champions League group stage could prove an early graveyard for European champions present and past unless results go their way Tuesday and Wednesday. Barcelona need to win ... Read more...

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Messi to miss Barcelona-Inter clash


November 22nd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 22 (DPA) Barcelona's star striker Lionel Messi will miss Tuesday's crucial Champions League clash at home to Inter Milan, the European champions announced Sunday. The little Argentine pulled a muscle in ... Read more...

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Robinho told he must fight for his Manchester City slot


October 15th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.15 (ANI): Brazil football star Robinho, who is wanted by Barcelona in January's transfer window, faces a fight to reclaim his place in the Manchester City squad, according to the club's ... Read more...

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Barcelona thrash Bilbao in Spanish cup final


May 14th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Valencia (Spain), May 14 (DPA) Barcelona came from behind to thrash hapless Athletic Bilbao 4-1 in the final of the Spanish King's Cup Wednesday, thus winning their first trophy since 2006. Gaizka ... Read more...

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Injury-hit Barcelona looking to win first of three trophies


May 11th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Valencia (Spain), May 11 (DPA) Barcelona are in sight of their first of three trophies Wednesday, in the final of the Spanish King's Cup against unfancied Athletic Bilbao. On Sunday Barca were ... Read more...

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Barcelona star Iniesta doubtful for Champions League final


May 11th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 11 (DPA) Barcelona star Andres Iniesta is a doubtful starter in the Champions League final as he pulled a muscle in his right thigh in Sunday's dramatic 3-3 draw ... Read more...

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