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FC Barcelona 2013 2014

FC Barcelona squad for the 2013-14 season

FC Barcelona 2013 2014

1- Victor Valdes

1- Victor Valdes

2 Martín Montoya 2-montoya

3 Gerard Piqué 3-pique 4 Cesc Fàbregas 4-fabregas

5 Carles Puyol (Captain) 5-puyol 6 Xavi Hernández 6-xavi

7 Pedro Rodríguez 7-pedro 8 Andrés Iniesta 8-iniesta

9 Alexis Sánchez 9-alexis 10 Leo Messi 10-messi

11 Neymar Jr 11-neymar 12 J. Dos Santos 12-dos-santos

13 J.M Pinto 13-pinto 14 J. Mascherano 14-mascherano

15 Marc Bartra 15-bartra 16 S. Busquets 16-busquets

17 Alex Song 17-song 18 Jordi Alba 18-alba

19 Ibrahim Afellay 19-afellay 20 Cristian Tello 20-tello

21 Adriano Correia 21-adriano 22 Dani Alves 22-alves

23 Isaac Cuenca 23-cuenca 24 Sergi Roberto 24-sergi-roberto

25 Oier Olazábal 25-oier Coach Tata Martino coach-tata-martino

FC Barcelona line-up for 2013-2014 season?

It has been a long and eventful season for all the players and staff at the Camp Nou. An injury-plagued FC Barcelona line-up (Puyol, Messi, Adriano, Abidal and Pedro to name a few), head coach Vilanova heading to New York city to treat cancer, Leo Messi’s scoring streak, the painful elimination in the Champions League against Bayern Munich, and finally, the Liga title, fans didn’t get any minute to sit and enjoy restlessly like they have been used to in the past 4 years.

This summer should be as eventful as the football season, with many well needed moves on the cards. At footballticketsbarcelona.com, we have compiled what may be the next signings and departures for the defense of the Liga title, and reconquest of the Champions League trophy.


Alexis Sanchez : The Chilean forward seems to have failed in his integration in the Blaugrana Tiki-Taka style of play. Brilliant with Udinese in the Calcio 2 seasons ago, his 2 seasons have been very irregular with the FC Barcelona line-up, and a move out of the Catalan Capital seems very likely.

Alexis Sanchez out of the FC Barcleona line-up

Alexis Sanchez never fully convinced as a Blaugrana

Cesc Fabregas : €35M was the price to bring Cesc back home from Arsenal in the Summer of 2011 to prepare for ageing Xavi Hernandez’s retirement. A promissing start with brilliant goals and assits in 2011/12, and then not much at all. The Camp Nou crowd could not have made it clearer when booing the former Gunner everytime he touched the ball in the past few home games. A move oput of the FC Barcelona line-up and back to Emirates stadium should please both sides.

Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas to head back to the Emirates stadium?

David Villa : Although we would love El Guaje to remain in the FC Barcelona line-up, even as a 5 star backup, it is very unlikely that head coach Tito Vilanova will be counting on the Spanish striker for another season. After a brilliant first year with the team (Liga and Champions League in 2010/11), Villa suffered a terrible injury in the Clubs’ World Cup in December 2011 against Al Saad Doha, and struggled to reach his pre-injury level ever since.

David Villa

David Villa on his way out of the Camp Nou?

Victor Valdés : This is a secret for no one. Victor Valdés, the 3 times Champions League and 6 times La Liga winner wants out of Barcelona. He may well be heading to the English Premier League, although early rumours had him play in the Mexicam League next season

Victor Valdés - FC Barcelona

Victor Valdés heading to the Premier League?


Neymar : This could well be the summer saga Sports newspaper will relentlessly write about. Whilst Real Madrid will probably offer a blank cheque to Santos FC, Neymar has never hidden his love for FC Barcelona, and reciprocally, the Catalan squad would more than welcome the Brazilian soon to be superstar. This would create an incredible one-two punch attacking unit with Leo Messi, which was cruelly lacking this season. Talks between Santos FC and FC Barcelona have already been made public, although Neymar could choose to wait one more season and the World Cup 2014 in Brazil before making the move to the Camp Nou.


Neymar with Messi for a one two punch attack at the Camp Nou ?

Wayne Rooney : Rumours have started to surface after the Manchester United striker edited his twitter account: Rooney no longer had the words Manchester United on his Twitter page, and instead referred to himself as an “athlete”, it was interpreted as a sign the 27-year-old sees his future away from Old Trafford. The retirement of Sir Alex Fergusson, replaced by David Moyes, Rooney’s former coach in his early days at Everton are pushing for a move of the English striker. The Camp Nou would be a good fit as a 9 with a killer instinct is definitely needed in the FC Barcelona line-up.

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Ronney would fit in as a 9 in the FC Barcelona line-up

Hummels : Once the trademark of the glory days of FC Barcelona, along with the tiki-taka style of play, the defense has suffered severe blows this season. The multiple injuries and the age of their emblematic captain Carles Puyol are forcing the recruitment staff to urgently sign a center back. Although Thiago Silva, from PSG, is on the cards for Tito Vilanova, Borussia Dortmund Hummels’s transfer fee makes him the perfect fit to complement Pique in the defensive line-up.


Hummels is the perfect replacement for injury plagued Carles Puyol

De Gea : With Valdés out, FC Barcelona will need a world class goal keeper to remain at the top. Talks with Pepe Reina from Liverpool, and Borussia MönchenGladbach Ter Stegen have been highlighted by Spanish newspapers, but the best fit, in our opinion, would be De gea. The former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, currently playing for Manchester United, would come along with Wayne Rooney.

De Gea

De Gea is our preferred option as a replacement for Victor Valdés

FC Barcelona line-up for the 2013/14 season

Here is the squad we would like to see as the FC Barcelona line-up for the 2013/14 season.
fc barcelona line-up 2013 2014

FC Barcelona line-up for the 2013/14 season?

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Vilanova makes history with Barça

Goals from Adriano, Villa and Alba gave FC Barcelona the win over Celta Vigo and also set a new record for a start in the Spanish League, with 28 points in 10 matches (9 wins and a draw). This match was also the occasion for Leo Messi and Xavi to respectively share with their home fans the Golden boot and the Trofeo Principe de Asturias Continue reading
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FC Barcelona 2-1 Celtic Glasgow


Champions League

FC Barcelona 2-1 Celtic Glasgow

Champions League, stage group day 3 October 23rd, 2012 Camp Nou, Barcelona

A remodeled starting 11

Still playing without Puyol, Piqué and Alvés (we may also add Abidal, and Thiago Alcantara to this list), Vilanova, FC Barcelona‘s head coach, decided to give the key of the defense to ‘canterano’ Marc Bartra. moving Alex Song to a midfiled position, while Sergio Busquets was in the stands, and cesc Fabregas on the bench, despite his stellar performance last weekend against La Coruña

Celtic score first

Celtic Glasgow was only a few seconds away from bringing one point home from the Camp Nou. An early header from Samaras (min 18), slightly deflected by Mascherano entered the goal defended by Víctor Valdés.

Golden touch from Messi, Xavi and Iniesta

Barça scored an equalizer just before half time in a great tiki-taka combination between Messi, Xavi and Iniesta (min 45).

Celtic under pressure in the second half

The second half was all Blaugrana, while the Scottish team had 9 men posted in the last 30 metres to protect their goal. A very discreet Alexis sanchez was replaced by Villa with 10 minutes remaining on the clock. A sub which could have paid off if it was not for the right post of the Celtic goalkeeper (min 87).

Luck of the Champion

Call it abnegation, determination… some may say that’s just the luck playing its role for FC Barcelona. They once again waited until the very last minutes to clinch victory: Jordi Alba scored the winning goal in the 94th minute on a cross from Adriano. This is the 3rd time already this season they get the 3 points on late goals, very late goals… (check Sevilla vs FC Barcelona, Osasuna – FC Barcelona). The win tastes even better.


0-1 Samaras min 18 1-1 Iniesta min 45 2-1 Jordi Alba min 90+4
FC Barcelona celebrate the winning goal against celtic Glasgow

FC Barcelona celebrate the winning goal against celtic Glasgow

Video highlights

Group G Classification

Still unbeaten in the Champions League group phase, Barça have one foot in the next round with three matches still to play in the group.
Rankings Played Win Draw Loss G.F. G.A. +/- Points
1. FC Barcelona 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 9
2. Celtic Glasgow 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3. Spartak Moscow 3 1 0 2 6 7 -1 3
4. Benfica Lisbon 3 0 1 2 1 4 -1 1

FC Barcelona jersey numbers confirmed for the 2012-2013 season

FC Barcelona just confirmed the jersey numbers for the 2012-2013 season: Jordia Alba with his new FC barcelona jersey 1. Valdés 2. Alves 3. Piqué 4. Fábregas 5. Puyol 6. Xavi 7. Villa 8. Iniesta 9. Alexis 10. Messi 11. Thiago 12. Jonathan Dos Santos 13. Pinto 14. Mascherano 15. Marc Batra 16. Busquets 17. Pedro 18. Jordi Alba 19. Martín Montoya 20. Afellay 21. Adriano 22. Abidal 23. Cuenca 24. Fontás 25. Marc Muniesa
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Pep Guardiola’s men said the game was complicated.

Pep Guardiola’s Team said the game against Athletic was complicated.FC Barcelona managed to get a draw in stoppage time. Cesc Fàbregas scored the first and had this to say about the game, “was very difficult, we had to put a lot of effort in, there was a lot of rain, and the fans were fantastic”. “the pitch was really wet, it was difficult, the last two goals were defensive errors”. “even though it’s not the most important thing I’m very happy for the goal. The most important thing is to help the team, now we have to focus on Tuesday’s match against Hospitalet”. This is what the rest of the team have said through various networking sites about the match. Víctor Valdés: “Draw in San Mamés. Another very important point for the league. A bit sad we didn’t take the game…” Dan Alves: “Great team effort, prouder than ever to have such teammates!!” Thiago Alcántara: “Amazing atmosphere and amazing game in San Mamés despite the draw! We’re proud of the game we played!” Andrés Iniesta: “Great game in San Mamés even though we didn’t get the three points, [it’s] a very difficult stadium where they pressure you…” Carles Puyol: “Hello everyone. We weren’t able to get the three points in a very exciting and vibrant game for the spectators. Now we have to continue working.”

La Liga – Spain recall Mata and Martinez

Soccer World champions Spain recalled young forward Juan Mata and midfielder Javi Martinez for this month’s Euro 2012 Group I qualifiers at home to Czech Republic and away to Lithuania.


Spain squad: Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Victor Valdes (Barcelona), Pepe Reina (Liverpool). Defenders: Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Carlos Marchena (Villarreal), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Andoni Iraola (Athletic Bilbao). Midfielders: Xavi (Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Javi Martinez (Athletic Bilbao), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal). Forwards: David Silva (Manchester City), David Villa (Barcelona), Fernando Torres (Chelsea), Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Juan Mata (Valencia).
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FC Barcelona 2-0 FC Copenhagen video highlights

Without Goalkeeper Victor Valdés, and with Xavi on the bench, FC Barcelona delivered a serious match agaisnt Danish Champions FC Copenhagen. Messi scored in each half to secure the win and the first place in their Champions League group. David Villa did not score despites good efforts. The other satisfaction for Pep Guardiola was the fantastic match delivered by ‘el Jefecito’, Mascherano.
FC Barcelona celebrating Leo Messi's first goal of the night

FC Barcelona celebrating Leo Messi's first goal of the night

Messi 19′ (1-0)
Messi 91′ (2-0)
FC Barcelona: Pinto; Alves, Piqué, Puyol, Abidal; Mascherano, Busquets, Iniesta (Keita, m.89), Maxwell (Pedro, m.72); Villa (Xavi, m.72), Messi FC Copenhagen: Wiland; Pospech, Antonsson, Zanka Jorgensen, Wendt (Larsson, m.89); Vingaard (Bolaños, m.62), Claudemir, Kvist, Gronkjaer; Santin (Zohore, m.74), N’Doye Goals: 1-0, m.20: Messi. 2-0, m.92: Messi Venue: Camp Nou stadium (Attendance : 75.852)
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Video highlights and goals from FC Barcelona 4-0 Valladolid

Pep Guardiola’s squad picked up their 7th title in a bit more than a year this evening, claiming the club 20th La Liga after cruising past Valladolid. FC Barcelona took control of the game after an own goal from Valladolid’s Prieto, followed quickly by a second from Pedro. Leo Messi completed the job with two second half goals which took him to an incredible 34 league goals, 47 in total for the season.
Leo Messi

Leo Messi

FC Barcelona: Valdés; Alves (Ibrahimovic, m.79), Piqué, Puyol, Abidal; Touré, Keita, Busquets, Pedro (Iniesta, m.86), Messi, Bojan (Henry, m.77) Valladolid: Jacobo; Pedro López, Luis Prieto (Héctor Font, m.61), Raúl Navas, Sereno; Barragán, Baraja, Pelé, Sesma (Nauzet, m.46); Diego Costa, Manucho (Keko, m.78) Goals: 1-0, m.27: Luis Prieto (csc). 2-0, m.31: Pedro. 3-0, m.62: Messi. 4-0, m.76: Messi Venue: Camp Nou (Attendance: 98.093)
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Watch the goals from FC Barcelona 4-1 Tenerife CD

FC Barcelona move four points above Real Madrid tonight after a tricky victory over Tenerife. Messi scored early on but a mistake from the FC Barcelona Captain Puyol led to a Tenerife equalizer before half time. Bojan fired the Blaugrana back into the lead just after the hour before late goals from Pedro and Messi sealed the win.

Bojan celebrates this goal

FC Barcelona: Valdés; Alves, Piqué (Pedro, min.46), Puyol, Maxwell; Touré, Xavi, Keita; Messi, Ibrahimovic (Busquets, min.65), Bojan (Henry, min.81) Tenerife: Aragoneses; Luna, Culebras, Pablo Sicilia, Héctor; Mikel Alonso; Román Martínez (Omar, min.73), Manolo Martínez, Juanlu, Alfaro (Ángel min.85), Kome (Nino, min.61) Goals: 1-0, min.17: Messi. 1-1, min.39: Román. 2-1, min.63: Bojan. 3-1, min.77: Pedro. 4-1, min.92: Messi Venue: Camp Nou Stadium (Attendance: 57.401)