FC Barcelona celebrate a goal against Rayo Vallecano

FC Barcelona 6-0 Rayo Vallecano

FC Barcelona trashed Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou with goals from Adriano, Messi (x2), Alexis, Pedro and a stunning goal from Neymar. They displayed thweir best football of the season so far and can now look ahead at their last 16 Champions League match against Manchester City with a lot more confidence.

The Blaugrana are tied in points (60) with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, who respectively won against at Getafe (0-3) and against Valladolid (3-0).

FC Barcelona 6-0 Rayo Vallecano

La Liga 2013-14, Matchday 24
Saturday 15 th of February 8pm
Camp Nou (attendance : 74.517)

1-0 Adriano (2′)
2-0 Messi (37′)
3-0 Alexis (53′)
4-0 Pedro (56′)
5-0 Messi (68′)
6-0 Neymar (88′)

La Liga results from week 24

Week 24 - Feb 16 2014
FC Barcelona60Rayo Vallecano
Getafe CF03Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid30Real Valladolid
Sevilla FC00Valencia CF
Malaga CF01Real Sociedad
Granada10Betis Seville
Athletic Bilbao12RCD Espanyol
Levante UD10Almeria
Villareal CF02Celta Vigo

La Liga classification after week 24

La Liga
FC Barcelona24193269175260
Real Madrid24193268244460
Atletico Madrid24193259164360
Athletic Bilbao24135643301344
Villareal CF24124844291540
Real Sociedad2411764334940
Sevilla FC248884241132
Valencia CF2495103635132
RCD Espanyol2495102830-232
Levante UD248882330-732
Celta Vigo2485113135-429
Getafe CF2474132239-1725
Malaga CF2466122334-1124
Real Valladolid2449112642-1621
Rayo Vallecano2462162558-3320
Betis Seville2435162053-3314
Neymar goal against Rayo Vallecano

VIDEO : Neymar Fantastic goal against Rayo Vallecano

FC Barcelona have come back to top form, trashing Rayo Vallecano 6-0 at the Camp Nou, with goals from Adriano, Messi (x2), Alexis, Pedro And Neymar.

The Brazilian was back in the first team after being sidelined for a month with ankle sprain. He left no doubt about his physical health and with only 2 minutes remaining in regulation, and with an already comfortable lead (5-0), Neymar scored a marvelous goal.

Click here to watch the video of Neymar’s goal

Neymar goal against Rayo Vallecano

Neymar celebrates his goal, Barça’s 6th against Rayo Vallecano

Iniesta scores a goal against Chelsea in Champions League 2009

Classic goal : Iniesta against Chelsea – 08/09 Champions League

Do you remember that day of Spring 2009? It was the second leg of the Champions League semi-final at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea and FC Barcelona. The 2 teams had a scoreless first leg (0-0) at the Camp Nou just 2 weeks before.

Chelsea took the lead in the first half with a stunner from Obi Essien (1-0, min 9). With this lead, and if without coneciding a goal, the British team was going throught the Chmpions League final. They then “parked the bus” in front of their own goal.

Still at 1-0 entering extra time, FC Barcelona had only one last chance. And Iniesta appeared (1-1, min 93) sending Pep Guardiola‘s team to the Champions League final in Roma…

Watch the video of Iniesta’s goal

Surely Chelsea fans also remember this match for the controversy in the very final minutes, and rightly so… Norwegian referee Ovredo could (should?) have given a penalty for the blues… an obvious hand ball at the 96 minute.

Bosingwa, Alex, Terry, Cole
Ballack, Essien, Lampard, Malouda
Anelka, Drogba (Belletti, min.72)

FC Barcelona
Alves, Piqué, Touré Yaya, Abidal
Busquets (Bojan, min.85), Xavi, Keita, Iniesta (Gudjohnsen, min.95)
Messi, Eto’o (Sylvinho, min.97)

First half 9′ 1-0: Essien
Second half 93′ 1-1: Iniesta

Messi and Iniesta

Spanish football : La Liga week 23 results and classification

With their win 1-4 at the Sanchez Pizjuan against Sevilla, FC Barcelona regained the leadership in La Liga, only one week after losing at home against Valencia (2-3) and leaving the top of the table to Atletico Madrid.

Sevilla scored an early goal, and the whole of Catalunya started to think of the worse. Alexis scored the equalizer in offside position, and then Leo Messi took over, scoring 2 stunning goals. La Pulga left no doubt about his physical condition and talent, leading the team when it was most needed. Fabregas scored the 4th goal for FC Barcelona.

The Blaugrana are tied in points (57) with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, who respectively won against Villareal (4-2) and lost at Almería (2-0).

La Liga results from week 23

Week 23 - Feb 9 2014
Sevilla FC14FC Barcelona
Real Madrid42Villareal CF
Almeria20Atletico Madrid
Valencia CF50Betis Seville
Rayo Vallecano41Malaga CF
Real Sociedad00Levante UD
RCD Espanyol10Granada
Celta Vigo00Athletic Bilbao
Osasuna20Getafe CF
Real Valladolid22Elche

La Liga classification after week 23

La Liga
FC Barcelona23183263174657
Real Madrid23183265244157
Atletico Madrid23183256164057
Athletic Bilbao23135542281444
Villareal CF23124744271740
Real Sociedad2310764234837
Sevilla FC238784241131
Valencia CF2394103635131
RCD Espanyol2385102629-329
Levante UD237882230-829
Celta Vigo2375112935-626
Getafe CF2374122236-1425
Malaga CF2366112333-1024
Real Valladolid2349102639-1321
Rayo Vallecano2362152552-2720
Betis Seville2335152052-3214
Messi and Federer

Messi and Federer trading places – Gillette Commercial

Lionel Messi and Roger Federer feature in the latest Gillette commercial, named Trading Places, where they can be seen travelling to different countries and competing in the country’s national sport. Federer is a sumotori in Japan, plays rugby in England, and drives a Formula 1 car in Italy. Messi plays cricket in India, Hockey in Russia Russia, and is a tennis player in Spain.

They finally both meet in Brazil for a football match : Argentina vs Brazil. Can Messi score against Federer playing goalkeeper for Brazil?

Watch the video to find out.

Lionel Messi and Roger Federer

Lionel Messi and Roger Federer

Messi also features in one of the Commercial for Turkish Airlines, alongside Kobe Bryant.


Pedro and Tello pose with 2 FC Barcelona members

After his impressive hat-trick in 8 minutes against Getafe, Pedro kept the ball and a few pictures have surfaced online from FC Barcelona’s locker room.

Tello posted a photo on social networks with Pedro Rodriguez and the hat-trick ball. The unexpected surprise was, quite obviously, behind Tello.

Not the bald-headed guy…

Piqué, via his twitter account, commented: “Who do you think has his ass in the photo @ctello91 There are four options: Aureli Altimira, Alex Song, @MarcBartra91 or Pepe Costa”

Pedro also took the pose with Andrés Iniesta, in more decent fashion.

Pedro and hat-tick ball and Andrés Iniesta

Spanish football : La Liga week 17 results and classification

FC Barcelona, with 46 points, remain leader in La Liga for the 55th consecutive week (La Liga record). They beat Getafe 2-5 at the Coliseum in Madrid, with a hat-trick from Pedro, and 2 goals from Cesc Fabregas.

Atletico Madrid have the exact same number of point, and are only second by goal average, after beating Levante 3-2 at Vicente Calderon, including 2 goals from… Diego Costa of course.

Real Madrid won at Valencia CF (2-3) with goals from Di Maria, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jesé. They are still 3rd in the Liga, 5 points behind FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid head coach : Right now, Barça and Atletico are the clear favourites for la Liga.

At the bottom of the table, things are getting ugly for Betis Seville, with only 10 points (out of 51) to count for. A bit of a surprise after 2 good previous la Liga runs.

La Liga results from week 17

Week 17 - Dec 21 2013
Getafe CF25FC Barcelona
Valencia CF23Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid32Levante UD
Elche01Malaga CF
Granada13Real Sociedad
Betis Seville01Almeria
RCD Espanyol42Real Valladolid
Athletic Bilbao21Rayo Vallecano
Villareal CF12Sevilla FC
Osasuna11Celta Vigo

La Liga classification after week 17

La Liga
FC Barcelona17151149123746
Atletico Madrid17151146113546
Real Madrid17132249212841
Athletic Bilbao1710342621533
Real Sociedad1785433231029
Villareal CF178452718928
Sevilla FC177553229326
Getafe CF177282027-723
RCD Espanyol176472223-122
Malaga CF175571922-320
Valencia CF176292329-620
Levante UD175571725-820
Celta Vigo174492127-616
Real Valladolid173682129-815
Rayo Vallecano1741121640-2413
Betis Seville1724111536-2110

Spanish football : La Liga week 16 results and classification

All the Spanish football results from Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of December and the classification after the 16th week in La Liga.

La Liga results from week 16

Week 16 - Dec 15 2013
FC Barcelona21Villareal CF
Osasuna22Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid30Valencia CF
Malaga CF10Getafe CF
Real Sociedad51Betis Seville
Almeria00RCD Espanyol
Sevilla FC11Athletic Bilbao
Real Valladolid30Celta Vigo
Levante UD21Elche
Rayo Vallecano02Granada

La Liga classification after week 16

La Liga
FC Barcelona16141144103443
Atletico Madrid1614114393443
Real Madrid16122246192738
Athletic Bilbao169342420430
Villareal CF1684426161028
Real Sociedad167543022826
Sevilla FC166553028223
Getafe CF167271822-423
Valencia CF166282126-520
Levante UD165561522-720
RCD Espanyol165471821-319
Malaga CF164571822-417
Celta Vigo164392026-615
Real Valladolid163671925-615
Rayo Vallecano1641111538-2313
Betis Seville1624101535-2010

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