The Catalan club have broken the jinx of not winning at Real Sociedad at Anoeta after a 1–0 win on Thursday in the Copa del Rey Quarter final stage. Thanks to Neymar for provoking and scoring the penalty that was a decider of the result.
On Sunday, FC Barcelona will play the Matchday 19 La Liga game against Eibar at Ipurua Municipal Stadium. It is however the wish of the coach to continue to gain three points in every single game played. This has made Luis Enrique announce his 18 man squad for the game against Los Armeros.
According to the English dailies The Sun, Manchester City is ready to pay FC Barcelona 115 million euros for Lionel Messi. The English club have being in contact with the Catalan club as they show interest in the Argentine player.
Samuel Umtiti being one of the last summer transfer signing for Barcelona have continued to maintain an important statistic. In all the league games the France international has played since his arrival, the Catalan club have won all.
Barcelona knocked out Athletic Bilbao after a 3–1 defeat at Camp Nou (on 4–3 aggregate). It’s a good thing for the Catalan club because in this situation, the Blaugranas have reached the finals ten times and meeting Real Madrid in four of those cases.
The trident of FC Barcelona return to their scoring ability as Luis Suarez scored with a perfect cross from Neymar, while the Brazilian scored with the penalty award to Barcelona and Lionel Messi scored with a direct and perfect free kick. While the opponent were only able to put a goal against the Catalan club leaving the goals on aggregate to 4–3. [HIGHLIGHT BELOW]
Neymar scores his first goal for his side after not finding his opponent’s net in three months. The return leg of Barcelona against Athletic Bilbao in Camp Nou saw the Brazilian recorded the second goal after a goal from Luis Suarez.
It is the return leg of the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao and Messi’s free kick goal decided the fate of the Catalan club in the competition. Within one week, the Argentine scored three free kick goals. [VIDEO BELOW]
Cristiano Ronaldo once again won the award of The Best Player organized by FIFA on Wednesday night. In total, Cristiano got 34.54% of vote while Messi got 26.42% and Griezmann got 6.61% of vote from the four categories that are eligible to vote.