Posted in Announcements/Official Stuff, FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain F.C.

All the best Neymar

Well, after weeks of speculation, the footballing world can rest easy now that Neymar has decided to go off to Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar has reportedly said goodbye his teammates this morning after telling the club that he wants to head to the French capital. From here, I can only wish Ney Ney all the best. I think I’ll miss your friendship with Leo more! 🙂

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Leo and Luis during training this morning:

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Posted in Beautiful Moments In The Beautiful Game, Champions League, FC Barcelona, MILESTONES/HISTORY

FC Barcelona and the greatest comeback in football history

“All the glory and honor to you God. Nothing’s impossible for the one who believes in You.” Neymar

Last evening, FC Barcelona sent the footballing world into a frenzy after pulling off the impossible: overturning a 4-0 deficit in the history of football. No other teams had ever done so previously!

Touted as the greatest comeback in football history, FCB showed the world why they’re FCB. Their 6-1 was a far cry from the 4-0 defeat away to PSG a few weeks ago. With two goals from Neymar, one from Leo, one from Roberto, the opener from Luis and the own goal from Kurzawa, FCB happily booked their ticket to the quarters. Edinson Cavani was the only goal scorer for the Parisien side.

Posted in Beautiful Moments In The Beautiful Game

Luis Suarez makes heart-warming gesture to brave fan with Cri du Chat

The Uruguay international has recently made a very heart-warming gesture to a child suffering from Cri du Chat syndrome.

When the Barcelona superstar heard that Aaron, a youngster who suffers from the rare genetic disorder, had dreamt of meeting him, he invited him down to Uruguay’s training complex in Canelones.

Whilst there, Suarez took the time out from preparations for Uruguay’s World Cup qualifier in Chile, to greet Aaron and spend time with him.

*** via 101greatgoals and Twitter

Posted in Miscellaneous, Russia 2018

WCQ: Just call Edinson Cavani the history maker

Edinson Cavani continues to make his critics take seats and I am LOVING it!

El Matador is on a roll for both country and club. Last night, he was instrumental in Uruguay’s 3-0 victory against Venezuela, scoring a brace although Venezuela was the livelier side. Nicolas Lodeiro struck first. Cavani scored seconds after the break and again in the 79th minute to make it 3-0. 

Uruguay remains on top of the CONMEBOL group while Venezuela remains at the bottom (and winless) after 9 matches.

Cavani is now tied with Diego Forlán (36 goals) as Uruguay’s top scorer. Only Luis Suárez has more: 46

Cavani is the current leading scorer in:

Europe’s top 5 leagues – 8 goals

CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying – 7 goals

Champions League – 3 goals

Keep doing you, boy! ❤

Posted in Champions League, FC Barcelona

CL: MSN takes Celtic to school

MSN mercilessly ripped Celtic apart last evening in the Champions League.

Coming off their shock 2-1 defeat against newly promoted La Liga side Alavés over the weekend, FC Barcelona put that aside as they ruthlessly exploited Celtic’s weaknesses to their wicked advantage.

MSN starred in this 7-0 thriller:

Messi: 3 goals, 1 assist

Suarez: 2 goals, 1 assist

Neymar: 1 goal, 4 assists

Iniesta was the other man on the scoresheet. 

I was impressed with Barcelona last evening. Yes, MSN got the job done, but the entire team did a fantastic job even Ter Stegen who saved a penalty. The Man of the Match accolade went to Leo and although I think it might have been a tie between Neymar and Leo (who scored a beautiful hattrick), I think Neymar should’ve been the MOTM. He was RELENTLESS! He was a ball of energy and he scored a STUNNING free kick. Not taking anything away from Leo though.

That was Leo’s sixth hat-trick in the CL, the most any player has scored in the European competition.

We still have a pretty long way to go, but this is a great start to our CL campaign this season.

Posted in Miscellaneous

WCQ: YASSS EDINSON CAVANI!!

Edinson Cavani was thrilled with Uruguay's conclusive response to their defeat by Argentina

Unlike Les Bleus, Uruguay had no difficulty in dismantling Paraguay.

Edinson Cavani scored twice and Suarez scored a penalty to making sure that Uruguay secure a vital victory after their 1-0 defeat against Argentina (thanks to Lionel Messi!). Suarez also provided two assists to Cavani.

Suarez has now equalled Marcello Salas as the 2nd top scorer in South American World Cup Qualifiers.

“But like I said the other day, we are all friends, we are family, and we are united in adversity.”

– Cavani

I love watching Luis and Edi play alongside each other because they have THAT chemistry that many seem to lack. Had Cavani had this kind of chemistry with a particular teammate at PSG, he would’ve been relaxed, less tense, and he would’ve been banging in those goals often. 

Carry on Uruguay. Arriba Cavani!

Uruguay's players embody the collective spirit Cavani says was key to their victory on Tuesday

Posted in FC Barcelona, La Liga

El Clasico: Real Madrid 0 FC Barcelona 4. These are the nights that go down in history

Real Madrid CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga

“It’s a victory that tastes of blessed glory.”

Luis Enrique

Barcelona humiliated and destroyed Real Madrid on Saturday in their first El Clásico meeting of the season and it was breathtakingly beautiful!

Suárez scored the opener in the 11th minute after receiving a pass from Sergi Roberto. Before half time, Neymar added the second in the 39th minute via an Iniesta assist. Neymar returned the favor for Iniesta in the 53rd minute for the third and that man, Suárez again stepped up to score our 4th and final goal of the night in the 74th minute via a pass from Alba. Leo had a role to play in this goal. He fed Alba. It was great to have Leo back! He came on as a substitute in the second half replacing Rakitic, whom was also back from injury.

The El Clásico did not go without controversy though. On the night when Ramos and Carvajal should’ve seen red for their assaults on Barcelona, Isco was the one to be sent off in the 84th minute after a nasty challenge on Neymar. Cristiano started diving in the early stages. Although Luis and Neymar dominated, I have to hand the Man of the Clásico to Claudio Bravo. He was a brick wall in goal.

“I believe we tried to have the ball but their game is possession. They always had the ball. It’s difficult to run without it, it tires you out. We tried to go on the attack but it wasn’t possible.”

Marcelo

Prior to the game, Madridistas expressed their delight with Benzema and Rodriguez in the starting eleven (It didn’t help that the Madridistas were certified coaches thus putting Rafa under pressure) and poked fun at us because Leo started on the bench. Had they been watching our games without Leo, they would’ve realized that Luis and Neymar held down the fort well.

Barcelona became the first team to beat Madrid at the Bernabeu this season.

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These are the nights we never forget. These are the nights that go down in beautiful history. Thank you, Barcelona for giving us another memorable night to remember.

VISCA BARÇA!!

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