European football’s governing body, UEFA, has fined Barcelona 30,000 Euros after fans displayed pro-Catalan independence flags at June’s Champions League final in Berlin. UEFA says the European champions, Barca, had breached Article 16 of its regulations which prohibits religious, political or racial sentiments.
Barcelona midfielder, Ivan Rakitic has insisted that winning the UCL trophy in Berlin, against Juventus was easy. Thanks to the Croatia international, Barcelona got in the lead early, when fabulous play from his teammates saw him fire home on the 4′ mark.
Spanish giants, Barcelona have emerged Champions of Europe after beating Italian greats, Juventus 3-1 in the 2015 UEFA Champions League final on Saturday night. Goals by Rakitic and Suarez in both halves of the fierce battle seemed to have ensured that Morata’s equalizer would amount to nothing for Juventus before
Italian side, Juventus and Spanish giants, Barcelona have arrived in Berlin, the site of Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final. Hordes of journalists and cheering fans gathered outside the Hotel Regent in the city centre to greet the Juventus players as they stepped off their coach before entering the hotel.
This is the same thing that practically happened 2 seasons ago when Bayern met Barcelona in this same stage of the competition. The tables have turned now though, as it is Bayern who are left baffled and shocked.
Paris Saint-Germain Coach, Laurent Blanc has admitted that beating Barçelona will be “very difficult” when both teams meet in the 2nd leg of their quarter final pairing on Wednesday night. Blanc spoke during the pre-game press conference ahead of the game in Camp Nou.
Nigerians sure do love football! And when it comes to their favourite European clubs, they don’t joke at all. A photo of a die-hard FC Barcelona fan who calls himself “Igwe Barca” hit the Internet a few hours ago and has gone viral.