16
May

Gamesmanship? Barca allocate 447 tickets to Atletico fans for La Liga decider

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Atletico Madrid fans are known to be a noisy bunch, but they’ll have a tough time getting heard on Saturday.

According to the Daily Mail, Barcelona have only issued Atletico 447 tickets for their winner-takes-all La Liga showdown at the Camp Nou, a stadium that can accommodate 99,787 fans. The paltry away ticket allocation accounts for just 0.4% of the Camp Nou’s total capacity!

Now, we’re not saying it’s out of Barcelona’s right to do this, but giving out that few seats to away fans is practically unheard of, some might even say a little cheap. But when the stakes are this high, anything goes apparently.

Makes you wonder how many tickets Barca would have given out if it was Real Madrid they’d need to play for the title. 100? 10? Good grief!

Image provided by Reuters.

4
Jun

Neymar gets “Blessed” tattoo to celebrate joining Barcelona

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To celebrate his move from Santos to Barcelona, Neymar decided to get a tattoo to let everyone know just how he feels. Before Brazil’s international friendly vs. England, the 21-year old had the word “blessed” tattooed below his neck.

Let’s hope the stay at the Nou Camp goes well to avoid any nasty ink removal procedures.

4
Jun

We love this little snippet from outside Camp Nou. These supporters were waiting for ages in the hope of getting a glimpse of their new hero Neymar, but found the next best thing instread - a lookalike! The youngster was given a special reception by the fans. May we suggest a different haircut in future? 

3
Jun

Neymar unveiled at the Nou Camp, shows off juggling skills

Neymar has finally made the official move to Barcelona, signing a five-year contract with the La Liga powerhouse. On Monday, he was introduced at a press conference and also was brought out onto the pitch for the first time.

Tens of thousands of fans waited for over an hour just to get a glimpse of their new Brazilian striker, and how did the young striker respond? By juggling a ball, of course.

It’s as if the team wants fans to think that by proving that he can keep the ball up in the air for 45 seconds straight, they can rest assured that the rumored 30 million euro transfer fee was money well spent.

Juggling skills aside, Neymar couldn’t hold back his excitement:

"I am very happy, very moved to be a Barcelona player and fulfill my dream. I want to help the team. I have come to add my part so that Lionel Messi continues to be the best player in the world."

Time will tell how the two stars will co-exist, but one thing is for sure, excitement and optimism are running high in Barcelona.

18
May

FC Zurich women challenge FC Barcelona men to friendly

The FC Zurich women are not messing around. The Swiss team has played 22 matches, winning all of them, scoring 125 goals while only allowing nine. Apparently they aren’t facing tough enough competition, so they are looking to take a crack at one of the top clubs in the world, FC Barcelona.

They’ve challenged Barca to a friendly match on the evening of May 25th, and given that it is the same day as the Champions League final, Barcelona’s calendar should be wide open. The ladies have gone so far as offering to play on Barcelona’s home turf.

The only question left for Barcelona: “Do you have the balls?”