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Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid: two goals each for Ronaldo and Messi

October 7, 2012
Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid: two goals each for Ronaldo and Messi

Both sides appeared content with a point from an entertaining match. Tito Vilanova surprisingly named Adriano at centre-back rather than Alex Song, in the absence of Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol. Andres Iniesta returned to the side in place of Alexis Sanchez. Jose Mourinho went for a familiar side – with no Luka Modric or Michael...
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Benfica 0-2 Barcelona: Sanchez and Fabregas exploit the space between Pereira and Jardel

October 4, 2012
Benfica 0-2 Barcelona: Sanchez and Fabregas exploit the space between Pereira and Jardel

Barcelona constantly attacked into an inside-left position in their comfortable victory over Benfica. Jorge Jesus chose 4-1-4-1ish system with Nemanja Matic sitting deep in midfield and Bruno Rodrigo having most license to get forward. Oscar Cardozo wasn’t fit, so Lima started alone upfront. Tito Vilanova brought back Carles Puyol into defence, while Cesc Fabregas played in...
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ZM’s European Team of the Year 2011/12

May 30, 2012
ZM’s European Team of the Year 2011/12

It’s that time of year again. Minimal explanation needed – eleven starts and eleven substitutes.
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Barcelona 5-1 Valencia: Valencia do their Nou Camp usual – start well, then tire in second half

February 19, 2012
Barcelona 5-1 Valencia: Valencia do their Nou Camp usual – start well, then tire in second half

Lionel Messi hit four goals as 2nd-placed Barcelona thrashed 3rd-placed Valencia.
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Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona: Real press early on, but tactical switch gives Barca the upper hand

December 11, 2011
Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona: Real press early on, but tactical switch gives Barca the upper hand

Jose Mourinho surprised many with his team selection, but Pep Guardiola adapted to guide Barcelona to victory.
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