Barça have suffered their second defeat of the season away to an Osasuna side that made the most of their chances and adapted better to the freezing conditions. FC Barcelona were two goals down at half time but in the second half looked to have...
After having qualified for the Spanish Cup final and just before the Champions League gets back under way, Barça’s attention turns back to the Spanish League campaign. The Catalan side hopes to over take Real Madrid, who are seven points ahead.
Two goals from Alexis and Sergi Roberto gave Barça a 1-2 win in Pamplona against Osasuna which safely sees them through to a Spanish Cup quarter final clash with Real Madrid. The first leg, the first ‘clasico’ is set for 22h00 CET January 20th.
Barça clearly defeated Osasuna in the first game of the new year, thanks to 2 goals each from Cesc and Messi. FC Barcelona are well on their way to going through to the quarter-finals of the Spanish Cup.
Barça will play against Osasuna in the last 16 of the Spanish Cup, with the first leg at the Camp Nou on January 4th. The winner will play the quarter-finals against the winner of the Real Madrid - Malaga tie.
Gerard Piqué took a full part in Monday lunchtime’s training session ahead of the midweek trip to Valencia’s stadium Mestalla. A total of 19 players from FC Barcelona’s first team squad and four from the B team took part in the training.
The Barça manager Josep Guardiola has defended his team’s methods against Real Sociedad and AC Milan despite the results. “I only expect my players to behave like they have done these last few days”, he said.
FC Barcelona took another step towards the league title tonight with a 2-0 win over Osasuna thanks to a goal in each half from Villa and Messi which leaves them 8 points ahead at the top of the table with just 15 left to play for.