Deulofeu is off to England and there’s talk of an animated Barça movie (6:25). We have news from another Penya, this time in Montreal (21:17). Barça B got three points and FCB Femení took a draw (28:57). We’re off to a good start in the Copa del Rey semifinal (35:05), and we nearly had our first loss in La Liga, but we pulled a draw out of a wet, soppy match with Espanyol (52:45). Barça is still at the top of the table, and still undefeated in La Liga. ¡Visca Barça!
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Come Join Us In Barcelona
What’s your favorite place in Barcelona aside from the Camp Nou?
This is your chance to visit Barcelona and attend the FC Barcelona/Valencia match. What is included is a 4-Star Hotel, Camp Nou Experience, Live Barça Talk show with Gabriel after Valencia match. XL Sports Tours are running this, and they’ve been great. Bilingual tour guides on hand Plenty of time to do your own sightseeing too. It will be a magical experience. The tour costs $2000, and you can pay in $500 installments if you need.
A Jersey for Lucía
At the Copa del Rey match last Thursday, this woman from Andalucia named Lucía was in the stands, right in the front row, and she is a Busquets superfan. The club put a short video and news release on their site about it. She came up from her home town Cordoba, deep in the south of Spain, in the hopes of seeing Busquets up close and she had written him a card to try to get to him. But she was so excited, just to see him in the warmup, that Sergio noticed it, the club staff noticed it, and so they got some video of her. By the time the match coverage was about to start, the BEin commentators were already talking about it, and I wasn’t paying too close attention to it at first, but then I saw the article on the club’s website. After the match, Sergio came over to her, talked to her for a minute, took a picture with her, and gave her his match jersey. What I love about this is how beside herself she was with emotion, in general, but specifically for Sergio.
FC Barcelona B
Barça B won 2-1. They went down when Juanjo Narváez scored for Cordoba in the 36’ minute, but a penalty taken by Carles Aleña and a 93rd-minute goal from Nahuel got the boys three much-needed points.This shot them into 14th place in the table with 30 points. But, four other teams also have 30 points and two more are right behind with 29. So, there’s still a lot of work to do to stay in the second division, but a job well done this week.