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Not sure what you make out of this, but I see sportsmanship. Something Barca-Real fans need to learn. No matter how big the rivalry be, love for the beautiful game should be even bigger

http://www.marca.com/2014/04/17/futbol/copa_rey/madrid-barcelona/1397690884.html
+1
wait why is messi touching his ....
i think its time for xavi to hit the bench and for your team to start playing with proper wingers again, like tello and messi and on the wings.
Xavi holds the game very well, I don't mind playing him, but yeah not every match..

Its more like, time for Alves and Cesc to hit the bench.
+3
Cesc needs to play in place of Xavi here and there too though. Xavi is too old to be overworked as good as he is..god I miss Thiago
+1
Oh shut the f ck up. You go to madrid forum talking about how everybody who hates barcelona should revel in their losses and then come here giving tips on how to make the team better. Get a life. Your team is trying to be what our team did. First match this team's greatness then tell us how to improve it.
+9
@franky
What tries Bayern, what your team did? I'm curious
lol, you got goldfish memory Robbery?
You should all watch this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-IscUXV1os

And think long and deep about it.
If losing CL and CdR wasn't enough, two of our most entertaining players will be out for the rest of the season. Sigh... This season has been a real struggle the entire time and its not looking to get any easier.

The only true problem I see is getting some of our players motivated to play at the same intense level they used to. Now some play so nonchalantly that you would think it was pre season.

I don't blame Martino for any of it, especially since he didn't even get a chance at picking up anybody he specifically wanted to bring in. He did some of the best that he could, but with the demands of outside parties he couldn't even do the rotations he wanted to.

Next season is going to be quite a challenge if we are not allowed to buy any defensive reinforcement. The only thing other teams have on us is counterattacking... we need to master the art of stopping that flow.

As for now, we still have a chance at La Liga with some MASSIVE luck. Lets keep our heads up.
Neymar and Alba injured. Both out for 4 weeks.

FCBLIVE
+1
Neymar out for 4 weeks, I see it a good thing.. More time for Alexis/Pedro.

How come you're pushing a kid to limits by playing him every match.
it seems bartra is also injured...he's a maybe for next game, they brought defenders from barca B to train with the squad. any more good news? ...
that's a bummer, but here is the light I want out of it: I hope Montoya gets some regular starting role. also I would really love to see Tello getting some play time too.
Little curious to know about messi. what happened to him? He is looking quiet ordinary.He is not running much, sometimes it looks like he is just jogging over the ground. Every time he gets the ball he gets dispossessed straight away. Want to see that old messi, getting past defenders and scoring spectacular goals.

can anybody tell the reason behind the dip in his form?? is it due to injury or is it that world cup is near so he wants to keep himself fit and does not want to get injured??
He is just having a bad week
he'll be back
Messi never 'just has a bad week'. There's something wrong, because he isn't even trying.
+7
I guess, he's not comfortable with the surroundings he's having now a days!
Its amazing how Messi came off an amazing game against Madrid a couple weeks back to 4-5 games straight of poor performances
I wouldn't say that barca is declining. It's that the RM and atletico are just getting better.
+1
barca still has the best goal differential
+1
We've also been poor against other teams than Atleti and Real you know...
+2
Well said Maaza, it's not like we are only struggling against powerhouses, we are barely scrapping wins here and there against not so powerful teams, many times we wait for a heroic effort ( goal save, Messi brilliance ) to save the day. It tells, whatever brand of football we used to play and dominate is not being well executed by the current squad.
To me, calling the loss of Puyol and Villa a decline only would be a huge understatement, it has been a calamity to this team.
Puyol will be sorely missed, but the absence of Villa is hardly anything.
Xavi: "The game slipped away due to our own mistakes. We controlled the game, scored the equalizer and then they win after a little error."

I'm sorry but I dont know what game he was thinking we played but I don't remember any control. Its delusional to ve fair and give credit to where it's due. As captain accept the critism and prove wrong.
+18
Wellwell he said no crime .and it's our defensive mistakes from alves side helped rm to score both goals ..rm opted a usual tactics which everyone opting against us ,sit back n counter but to be fair ,we weren't control the game ..
He called Bale's goal a defensive mistake? Lol. I've heard it all.
+6
I am with @Messiesta on this one @4ever. We never admit we need help and that's being delusional. We always think the name Barcelona is automatically gonna win us games. We never wanna say Pinto sucks, we never wanna say Messi has lost his mojo, we never wanna say Xavi is old, we never wanna say Tata will not cut it for us, we never wanna say a whole bunch of stuff and we never do nothing about anything because we are delusional. We are speedily declining...Wake Up Barca!!
^well ,we said it all which you mentioned ,just scrolled back some pages ,you can find it .i laughed when xavi said we were unlucky after the atleti game because we were enough lucky to concede just one goal on that time .but if you think about yesterday ,i would say we competed well with rm ,and its obviously a defensive mistakes which cost us the game .so calling defensive error is the reason for the loss isn't much bad things to say.
+1
Every goal is a defensive mistake....
I think the mistake he's talking about was how Barca lost possession. They were so high up the pitch that when Real countered they were really exposed, and Bale made perfect use of it.
+3
^ This for the most part. Some are just more glaring than others.
If by "we controlled the game" Xavi means we are totally responsible for a s**t performance, then I agree completely. If by "a little error" he means one of the hundreds of little errors made in the match, then I also agree.

If he is somehow trying to imply we should have won or that we only made a few mistakes he really needs to be benched and come to grips with reality.
+1
All of El Haddadi's 11 UEFA Youth League goals:
http://youtu.be/h7MPRb6Fk_0
+1
He is so clinical,a trait which can rarely apply for a barca player and his goal from the final was out of this world .he has a bright future ahead imho ..
http://m.imgur.com/oDZ4A0i
They both respect each other..and I hope all their fans do the same..:)
That's probably because we lost the game ,that's the beauty of our players ;stay calm n humble whether it win or lose .imagine if rm lost the game ,cristiano n ramos gonna say we would never get any help from referee and barca controlling Spanish federation n all .as long as we lose ,then mutual respect and if not ,their players n fans show their true colours ..
+2
U started it again..so u say barca players dont complain after the loss.?u are kidding right. .?
+12
I say no conspiracy theories ,that's what i hate ..it's fine to say we were unlucky or we were deserved better ,but all those people saying is so different ,i f*****g hate that ..
+2
Why is Messi touching Ronaldo's balls?!?
+1
maaza, why were u looking at ronaldos balls?
+2
^ Thats how they show their respect to each other :p
I was looking at Messi's beautiful hands. He should quit football and become a hand model.
It looks like ronaldo is trying to reach out to messi's head to get across his point xD
Ronaldo looks like Don Corleone, speaking with a rasping voice: "Leo, my boy, how much was it we agreed on for that invisibility trick?"
+1
Did I see messi crossing the ball yesterday...I have never seen him crossing the ball in recent years...it is very weird watching him do that. .its just not simply him..
Did you ever see him trying to score headers so hard?
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Form
PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
82
50
22
72
3
4
26
33
1
79
62
32
94
4
4
25
33
2
78
65
27
92
5
3
25
33
3
62
23
35
58
7
8
18
33
4
56
14
47
61
9
8
16
33
5
52
14
38
52
11
7
15
33
6
51
6
50
56
10
9
14
33
7
44
0
46
46
13
8
12
33
8
41
-5
42
37
14
8
11
33
9
40
-11
41
30
13
10
10
33
10
38
-8
43
35
15
8
10
33
11
37
-13
49
36
16
7
10
33
12
37
-16
46
30
18
4
11
33
13
37
-31
70
39
18
4
11
33
14
35
-17
44
27
14
11
8
33
15
34
-25
53
28
17
7
9
33
16
32
-18
50
32
13
14
6
33
17
31
-22
51
29
18
7
8
33
18
30
-30
64
34
19
6
8
33
19
22
-38
66
28
21
7
5
33
20
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PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
13
11
5
16
1
1
4
6
1
9
3
5
8
1
3
2
6
2
8
-3
8
5
2
2
2
6
3
3
-11
14
3
5
0
1
6
4

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