Behind the scenes: FC Barcelona v Granada

Leo Messi va oferir la Bota d'Or al Camp Nou / FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
Take a look at the league’s match at Camp Nou

Take a look at the league’s match at Camp Nou.

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L'equip titular l'agost del 2002. FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The two squad captains played against Ajax in a pre-season friendly in 2002

FC Barcelona lost the game 4-3, with goals from Kluivert and Saviola (2)

This Tuesday’s game against Ajax in Amsterdam will no doubt bring back memories for the two squad captains Carles Puyol and Xavi Hernández of the last time they faced the Dutch giants on their home turf – on August 4th 2002. both players were in the starting lie up and whilst Xavi played the full 90 minutes, Puyol was replaced by Gabri just past the hour mark.

After leading 1-3 thanks to goals from Kluivert and Saviola (2), Barça  went down 4-3 after a great Dutch comeback.

The Ajax team featured Richard Witschge and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and was coached by Ronald Koeman. All of whom had had or were to have a connection with the club.

The match was part of the Amsterdam Tournament, which also featured Parma and Manchester United. Barça  finished runners up to Ajax after beating the Italians 2-4.

The other side of Barcelona v Granada (4-0)

Neymar, during the warm-up. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB


Adriano Correia, out against Ajax. Martino has called up 19 players, including 4 from the B Team

Players all together as a group before training. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The Brazilian defender sprained the ligaments in his left ankle in the game against Granada

Xavi has been given the okay and returns to a list of 19 players, that also includes Adama, Dongou, Sergi Gomez and Patric

The 19 selected players

Pinto, Olazábal, Montoya, Piqué, Fàbregas, Puyol, Xavi, Pedro, A. Iniesta, Neymar Jr, Mascherano, Bartra, Sergio, A. Song, Sergi Roberto, S. Gómez (26), Patric (27), Adama (28), Dongou (29).


FC Barcelona returned to training today after Saturday’s 4-0 win against Granada. The starting eleven in the game against the Andalusian side did recovery work in a training session that also included Dongou, Patric, Lucas, S. Gomez, Babunski, Bañuz, Sandro, Adama, and Calvet, from the Barcelona B Team.

The highlight of the training session was the return of Xavi Hernandez, who has overcome his hamstring discomfort, but on the downside, Adriano will miss the game against Ajax because of a ligament sprain in his left ankle.

FC Barcelona pass 2,500 goal mark in the league at the Camp Nou, with their second against Granada

Cesc ha estat l'autor del gol número 2.500 a la Lliga al Camp Nou / FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB
Cesc’s goal for the second against Granada was their 2,500th in the league at the Camp Nou

During the same period, 772 goals have been scored by visitors

The goals against Granada mean that FC Barcelona have passed the 2.500 mark of league goals at the Camp Nou , with just 772 goals conceded. Cesc Fabregas got the 2,500th with the team-s second strike.

2,5 goals a game

The team has reached that total over 992 games, making it an average of 2.5 goals a game. 748 games have been won, 157 drawn and just 87 lost.

Including the league games played at Les Corts, FC Barcelona have scored 3,517 goals, with 1,015 scored and 361 conceded at the old ground, where 245 games were won, 41 drawn and just 34 lost.

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