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La Liga: Barcelona 1-0 Sevilla
Sevilla, FC Barcelona, La Liga

La Liga: Barcelona 1-0 Sevilla

By Score More In a tightly contested match, Barcelona secured a narrow victory over Sevilla, thanks to an unfortunate own goal from Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos. This win propelled Barcelona to the top of the La Liga table, surpassing Girona and Real Madrid, who were scheduled to face each other the following day. Barcelona employed an exceptionally attacking formation, fielding an unconventional midfield trio of Gavi, Ilkay Gundogan, and Raphinha. Their aggressive approach nearly paid off early in the game when Raphinha, playing in an unfamiliar central midfield role, delivered a sharp pass to Joao Felix on the left side of the penalty area. However, Felix's well-struck shot was thwarted by Sevilla goalkeeper Orjan Nyland. While Raphinha was effective in the attacking third, his...
Barcelona’s Champions League Future Hangs in the Balance Amid Bribery Charges
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Barcelona’s Champions League Future Hangs in the Balance Amid Bribery Charges

By Score More Barcelona faces the possibility of being banned from the Champions League after being charged with suspected bribery by a Spanish judge, Joaquin Aguirre. The charges stem from alleged payments made to Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira, the former vice-president of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA), over a 17-year period from 2001 to 2018. The payments, totaling €7.5 million (€7.9 million), were reportedly made to companies owned by Negreira, even during the tenure of the current club president, Joan Laporta. Both Barcelona and Laporta have vehemently denied any wrongdoing, with the club asserting that the payments were made to an external consultant who provided "technical reports related to professional refereeing," a practice they claimed was common in professional...
Barcelona Dominates Royal Antwerp with a 5-0 Victory in Champions League Opener
Champions League

Barcelona Dominates Royal Antwerp with a 5-0 Victory in Champions League Opener

By Score More Barcelona made a stunning start to their 2023-24 Champions League campaign with a commanding 5-0 victory over Royal Antwerp at the Olympic Stadium in Montjuic. The early ignition came courtesy of Joao Felix, who capitalized on a pass from Ilkay Gundogan. Felix found the net at the near post, providing Barcelona with a perfect start. Felix played a pivotal role in the second goal as well, delivering an exquisite cross to Robert Lewandowski at the back post. The Polish international marked his 100th goal in UEFA club competitions, extending Barcelona's lead to 2-0. Barcelona's third goal arrived just four minutes later, with Raphinha's cross deflecting off Jelle Bataille and into the net, further solidifying Xavi Hernandez's team's impressive halftime lead. Ten minutes...
La Liga: Barcelona Dominates Real Betis with a 5-0 Victory in Stellar Performance
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La Liga: Barcelona Dominates Real Betis with a 5-0 Victory in Stellar Performance

By Score More Barcelona, FC Porto's upcoming opponent in the Champions League, hosted and secured a resounding 5-0 victory against Real Betis at the Montjuic Olympic Stadium. The match was particularly noteworthy as it marked the first starting appearance for João Félix and João Cancelo, who had previously debuted for the Blaugrana as substitutes in the game against Osasuna. While Cancelo delivered a composed performance, displaying his trademark attacking runs, João Félix showcased his talents in a remarkable manner. In the 25th minute, he received a cross from Oriol Romeu, left Bellerín trailing, and, after maneuvering past Rui Silva, he beat his compatriot from an almost impossible angle, notching his debut goal for the new team. A mere seven minutes later, at the 32nd minute, Féli...
FC Barcelona :João Félix and João Cancelo Presented
FC Barcelona, La Liga

FC Barcelona :João Félix and João Cancelo Presented

By Score More This morning, Barcelona unveiled its two most recent acquisitions, the Portuguese players João Félix and João Cancelo, both standing on the pitch at the Cidade Desportiva alongside President Joan Laporta. João Félix, who came from Atlético Madrid, was the first to be introduced, with Deco doing the honors. "From the very first minute, João showed his desire to come to the club. It was a challenging negotiation, but we talked to the coach, and we knew there was a place for him. I believe he can make a significant contribution, providing more options for Xavi, and we will grow as a team with him. I wish him luck and hope he helps us greatly," Deco stated. Félix then spoke, saying, "Everyone knows how happy I am to be here. It's a childhood dream. I watched Barça since I ...
La Liga: FC Barcelona Suffers but Triumphs Over Villarreal with a Turnaround on the Scoreboard
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La Liga: FC Barcelona Suffers but Triumphs Over Villarreal with a Turnaround on the Scoreboard

By Score More Champion FC Barcelona secured a 4-3 victory today away at Villarreal, in a match where they were leading 2-0 and then trailing 3-2, during the third round of the Spanish football league, currently led by Real Madrid. The game was an ode to offensive football from both teams, resulting in seven goals and three changes in the scoreline. Once again, the self-confidence of Lamine Yamal, who is just 16 years old, stood out in the FC Barcelona lineup. Villarreal surprised FC Barcelona early in the game with rapid transitions that allowed them to easily reach the opponent's area. At the fourth minute, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) disallowed a goal by Norwegian Alexander Sorloth due to offside. Villarreal, which created danger again through Sorloth and Álex Baena, missed...
Barcelona sinks ‘yellow submarine’ and leaves Real 11 points behind
La Liga

Barcelona sinks ‘yellow submarine’ and leaves Real 11 points behind

Barcelona increased their advantage at the top of the Spanish championship standings from eight to 11 points over second-placed Spanish, European and World champions Real Madrid by winning this Sunday night at La Cerámica Stadium in Villarreal (Spain) the host team by 1-0, in the game of the 21st round of La Liga. The Catalans now have 56 points and cement the lead - for now on condition, as Real Madrid have one less game (20 played), they only face the 'red lantern', Elche (20th) on Wednesday, 15th of this month, at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, the meeting that closes this 21st round of the competition – in the table, with 11 more points than the 45 added by the 'meringues', who won the Club World Cup in Rabat (Morocco) on Saturday FIFA, by beating the Asian champion, Al Hilal (Saudi...
FC Barcelona: Englishman Miles Barron revealed as club’s first manager
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FC Barcelona: Englishman Miles Barron revealed as club’s first manager

By Andy West Until now, the identity of Barcelona's first manager has been shrouded in mystery. The club's official records refer to him only as 'B. Barren', noting that he was an Englishman who was in charge for a brief period in 1912. New research has revealed the truth about this footballing pioneer, with a story that goes back to the coalfields of Durham and the first 'World Cup'. Here is the tale of Barcelona's first coach, Miles Coverdale Stocks Barron. Early Barca's British influence Futbol Club Barcelona was founded in 1899 by Swiss athlete and businessman Hans Gamper, who stayed at the helm for more than two decades and later adapted his first name to the Catalan version, Joan. Gamper was highly ambitious, and he quickly developed Barca into a force on the burge...