FC Barcelona vs. AC Milan: Magnificent comeback sends Barça into Champions League quarters (4-0)

March 13, 2013 02:50 AM | Roger Bogunyà

Two first half goals from Leo Messi (2) and two more from David Villa and Jordi Alba cancelled out AC Milan’s two-goal head start. Things looked bleak after the 2-0 reverse at the San Siro, but AC Milan were simply no match for the Catalans on Tuesday. Barça thus gain spectacular revenge for the 4-0 defeat in the Athens final of 1994 and go into Friday’s Champions League quarter finals draw.

FC Barcelona vs AC Milan: Night for magic at the Camp Nou

March 12, 2013 03:29 PM | Jordi Clos

Barça aim for a historic fight back against AC Milan to stay in the Champions League. The Catalans attempt to turn around the 2-0 defeat in Milan and earn a place in the last eight of the competition. This generation of FC Barcelona players have won everything in the game, with few records left to beat and just one big challenge ahead of them – to come back from a losing position in a European tie. Xavi Hernàndez is Barça’s main doubt for the game.

Four match ban for FC Barcelona keeper Víctor Valdés

March 6, 2013 08:17 PM | CNA

The Barça goalkeeper will miss the next four Spanish League matches (against Deportivo, Rayo, Celta and Mallorca). Valdés was sent off just at the end of the Real Madrid – FC Barcelona clásico, when he protested the referee for a last-minute penalty. The FC Barcelona legal services will be presenting an appeal over the next few days against the verdict of the Spanish Football Federation’s ‘Competition Committee’.

14 Barça players to feature for their national teams

February 6, 2013 07:49 PM | CNA

Valdés, Piqué, Puyol, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta, Cesc, Pedro, Villa, Alexis, Messi, Mascherano, Alves and Adriano will play for their respective national teams on Wednesday in friendlies. Alexis Sánchez, who was named to Chile's national team, will make the shortest trip, seeing that his national team is set to play in Madrid. On the other hand, Spain, with nine Blaugrana named to the team, will travel the farthest. The Spanish side will play in Qatar against Uruguay. Carles Puyol could play his 100th match for the Spanish national team.

FC Barcelona vs Osasuna: Messi’s four goals lead Barça to impressive win (5-1)

January 28, 2013 10:29 AM | Jordi Clos

Four goals from Leo Messi and another from Pedro gave Barça a big win against Osasuna, who played with 10 men from the 26th minute. The victory put to bed any doubts after last week’s defeat to Real Sociedad. Such was Barça’s superiority that they were able to give a rest to some of their players ahead of this week’s tough schedule, with Wednesday’s ‘clasico’ against Real Madrid at the Spanish Cup’s semi-finals.

Tito Vilanova: “Valdés deserves a good departure” from FC Barcelona

January 18, 2013 08:44 PM | Anna Segura

Barça Manager has admitted that he was surprised by Víctor Valdés’ announcement today that he will not be extending his contract with FC Barcelona any further than June 30, 2014. However, Vilanova insisted that “he did not ask to leave, he just said he’s not renewing his contract”. Vilanova has confirmed that Valdés will continue to be the first choice keeper, saying that “as long as he is with us, he’ll be our goalkeeper and we have to help him as he would help us”.