FC Barcelona close in on 2014/15 La Liga title | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are one win away from taking the 2014/15 La Liga title. Barça's win over Real Sociedad, combined with a Real Madrid's 2–2 draw against Valencia, puts Luis Enrique's men four points ahead of Los Blancos and one victory from the title. A win against Atlético Madrid next week would mathematically hand Barça the league championship.
Five keys to FC Barcelona's 2–0 victory over Real Sociedad | FC Barcelona
The coach had said before the match that Barça’s last five games — six if they get to Berlin — were all like final matches. Saturday’s starting lineup had five changes from the team that beat Bayern on Tuesday. Bravo, Bartra, Adriano, Xavi, and Rafinha replaced Ter Stegen, Alba, Sergio, Iniesta and Rakitic.
Luis Enrique lauds team's execution | FC Barcelona
Barça beat Real Sociedad with chances and efficiency both on attack and on defence, leaving a balance of 25 goals for and none against in the last seven games. According to Luis Enrique, it is a result of Barça’s superiority in "all aspects of the game." The coach emphasised that his team’s good results show that "we have a plan and we know how to execute it to perfection. And to do this we need everyone's help."
Marc Bartra speaks to the media | FC Barcelona
Marc Bartra believes that "the three points are very important because they could end up being the difference in La Liga." The Catalan defender said the team is aware that "we can win everything, but it will not be easy." According to Bartra, the key to getting to the final of the Champions League is "to go to Munich to win. We know it will not be easy, because we saw what happened there to Porto, so we need to go out and have a big game. "
Neymar reaches 50 goals for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
With the goal against Real Sociedad, Neymar has arrived at the figure of 50 goals in official competition for FC Barcelona. The Barça number 11 has comes to his half century with a minimum of four games of the season remaining. Together with Luis Suárez and Leo Messi, he forms a devastating front line that is currently breaking record after record.
Barcelona's Intriguing Tale of 2 Goalkeepers - NYTimes.com
Barcelona doesn’t have one keeper, but two. Claudio Bravo, the Chilean World Cup goalkeeper, has played every minute of the league matches this season. However, a rising German, Marc-André ter Stegen, has kept goal in all the Champions League games and in every round of the Copa del Rey, the Spanish Cup.
Full squad headed to Munich | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona's full squad have been called for Tuesday's return leg of the UEFA Champions League, set for 8.45pm CET in Munich, Germany. Luis Enrique also called on Barça B's Sergi Samper, Sandro Ramírez, and Munir El Haddadi. Jérémy Mathieu, who received medical clearance after Sunday morning's workout, will also go.
Guardiola knows there's only one way to beat Barça | FC Barcelona
After Bayern Munich's loss to Augsburg at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, Pep Guardiola's post-game press conference revealed his feelings regarding his team heading into Tuesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg: "We are the Bundesliga champions and we've had an extraordinary year, despite some difficulties.
Barça B v Girona FC: Defeat in Catalan derby (2-4) | FC Barcelona
Barça B lost a vibrant match at home to (2-4) after Sandro’s early goal had promised plenty in the reserve team’s battle to avoid relegation. The opening goal was a cracker, scored from outside the area, while a second almost followed shortly after when Munir headed wide. And on the quarter hour, Halilovic sent an effort flying just too high.