Tag Archives: Barcelona

Sportsthoughts (71) – Shock! Bayern 4 Barca 0

First leg of Champions League semi final. Bayern Munich v Barcelona. Both teams rampant in their own leagues. Bayern in supreme form. Barcelona wobbling in Europe, having to come back in previous rounds against AC Milan and then Paris St … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (70) – Messi, the catalyst

Watching the second leg of the European  Champions League quarter final last night, between Barcelona and Paris St Germain. Finely poised after the first leg finished 2-2 in Paris. Two precious away goals for Barca, but Lionel Messi, the world’s … Continue reading

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A visit to the Poble Espanyol, Barcelona

If you are in Barcelona and fancy a few hours of tranquility and lovely architecture, I can recommend the Poble Espanyol, up in the hills – Montjuic to be precise – overlooking the city. I went there with our friends, … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (40) – FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou

On Sunday I fulfilled an ambition and went to the Camp Nou in Barcelona, to see the mighty FC Barcelona play.  To see the great Lionel Messi. We were holidaying up the coast on the Costa Brava, near a town … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (20) – Two Great Games: Quins v Tigers and Barca v Real

This time of year there is so much great sport, especially as the football and rugby seasons head towards a climax. Nerves are shredding, the results are getting wackier.  Take the football. Arsenal losing at home to Wigan last Monday, … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (5) – lessons to be learned

Once again El Clasico – the clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid – showed us how football should be played. People fancied Madrid this time, and they scored in the first minute  But slowly Barca wove their patterns and pounced. … Continue reading

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