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Spain go into this World Cup Qualifier joint top of Group I with France on seven points from three games. Their opponents tonight sit bottom of the group having played a game less but already World Cup qualification looks beyond them. It also gives Spain a chance to get three points in the bag and maybe even rotate the squad slightly ahead of Tuesday night’s top of the table decider away to France. Spain will most likely be without Xavi […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Mar - 22 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

2013 is proving to be an unhappy year for Barcelona so far. Knocked out the Copa del Ray and defeated in the league by arch rivals Real Madrid and humiliated in Milan in the first leg of their Champions League tie, it would seem something is very wrong at the Nou Camp. On Tuesday night however, Barcelona have a chance to claw back their season and stamp some authority on the European stage. Milan go into the game with a […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Mar - 10 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

It took second half goals from David Villa and Lionel Messi but eventually Barcelona got back to winning ways on Saturday night. The win comes at the end of a rare week for the Catalan club, one in which they not only lost a match but thoroughly deserved to as well. The midweek defeat against AC Milan not only leaves them with a mountain to climb if they are to progress through to the Champions League quarter finals but it […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Feb - 24 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

  In the coming months we will see domestic and European titles decided throughout Europe. Between March and May title races should start to heat up and we will see which clubs have the ability to get over the finish line and which clubs don’t. But as exciting as this all is, is modern football lacking in something? Yes we still have drama. Anyone watching the Champions League final or the climax of the English Premier League last season can […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Feb - 21 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

To be in the defining club and national sides of your generation is a rare thing in football. But for certain players at Barcelona they have joined an elite group of footballers as the dominate force of a generation in both forms of the game. Has there ever been a national team to dominate football like Spain has in the last few years? And to combined that with possibly the greatest club side ever, certainly of the past decade at […]

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