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Barca can smell the final (3-1)
Today we saw a classic Barça, with more possession. They took advantage of possession and attacking when spaces were free, though there weren't much. The team won confidence with this match and though they received a goal they recovered from it very quickly. Great reaction skills by ...

Barcelona v Villarreal: Copa del Rey semi-final
Barcelona have reached the final of the Copa del Rey 36 times, winning on 26 occasions; Villarreal, on the other hand, have yet to get there once. But then again, Neymar and Luis Suarez have never ...

Barcelona hope star trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar can lift them over Villarreal
Barcelona go into their first semifinal of the season in Wednesday's Copa del Rey clash against Villarreal knowing that in their current form, they are capable of outscoring any team in the world o... 

The 3 keys by Ricard Torquemada. Barça - Villarreal
1) Avoid concessions. Villarreal have very fast players and...

10 key quotes from Luis Enrique's press conference: On Luis Suarez
Coaches never enjoy anything. The other day after the Athletic game finished we analysed what happened and now we are on Villarreal. In football you can't like in the past or the future, only the p...

Gotze: I'll never reach Messi's level - Goal.com
The Germany international dreams of matching the Barcelona forward's performances, but realises it will not be easy to get there Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze feels it is nearly impossible for any...

Barça eye early Denis Suárez return
Denis Suárez's two-year loan deal at Sevilla looks set to be cut short in June, with Barça either shelling out or offering other players in order to bring him back. The noises currently coming out ...

David Villa scores as NYCFC wins first friendly - ESPN FC
David Villa lived up to his star billing as New York City won their first ever match against Scottish Premiership side St. Mirren in Manchester. Almost two years after being born, New York took the...

Sid Lowe's Notes from Spain: balance of power shifts in Madrid
1) Simeone’s Atletico are ripping up the Madrid form book Once upon a time, Atletico Madrid just could not beat Real Madrid. But then along came Diego Simeone. And now, Real Madrid just can’t beat ...

Messi's bikini diet
Leo Messi's form throughout the season, particularly over the last month, has been nothing short of spectacular. The Argentine is back to being the decisive player of past seasons, and not like the...

Barcelona attack best in the club's history, says Edmilson
The 38-year-old has hailed the club's offensive threat this season and is eagerly anticipating the Copa del Rey tie with Villarreal Former Barcelona defender Edmilson believes the attacking trio of...

Dividing opinions: Javier Mascherano in defence, midfield or on the bench?
Wednesday night is Copa del Rey semi-final night. The atmosphere and build-up to the match between Barcelona and Villarreal has not matched that of the tie with Atletico Madrid in the previous roun...

The strange case of Martin Montoya: Why is he now not needed again?
The absence of Martin Montoya from the list of selected players against Villarreal has reopened the debate about the Barcelona full back. For the first half of the season he was almost completely o...

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