Posts Tagged "Barcelona"

A – Partial – Defence Of The Club World Cup

By on Dec 16, 2011 in European Club Football, Latest | 3 comments

On Sunday morning – if you happen to be in Western Europe – the champions of world club football will be crowned, as the final of the 2011 Club World Cup is played at the International Stadium in Yokohama between Barcelona, the current champions of Europe, and Santos of Brazil, the current champions of South America. The Club World Cup has been running...

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The 2011 UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United

By on May 28, 2011 in European Club Football, Latest | 2 comments

Manchester United and Barcelona at Wembley, then. These are two clubs whose European histories have become interwoven with each other as well as this venue. When Manchester United became the first English club to win the European Cup, they did so at Wembley in 1968. Twenty-four years later, Barcelona won it for the first time at the same venue. A year earlier, they...

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Match Of The Midweek: Barcelona 3-1 Arsenal

By on Mar 8, 2011 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

Barcelona versus Arsenal, then. This tie might just turn out to have produced a higher acreage of newpaper stories than any other match this season, with comments thrown from one club to the other like hand grenades in the air over the last couple of weeks. The hype¬† has added to the feeling that this isn’t a mere football match being played out this evening....

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Barcelona And The Sacrifice Of Principles

By on Dec 11, 2010 in European Club Football, Latest | 3 comments

One of the more singular quirks of some football rivalries is an appropriation of the moral high ground by one club over another. It can be seen in some ways in the rivalry between Celtic and Rangers, where the perception from the outside has long been of a near-bunker mentality at Ibrox. A similar situation exists in Spain, where Barcelona have, in recent years,...

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