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Combined XI: Liverpool vs. Barcelona

Sports Mole selects its strongest possible combined XI from the squads of Liverpool and Barcelona ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg at Anfield. Anfield will be primed and ready for what the home fans hope will be another famous European night this Tuesday when Liverpool look to overturn a big first-leg deficit in the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona. Barca take a commanding 3-0 lead to Merseyside courtesy of Lionel Messi‘s heroics at the Camp Nou last week, and know that a place in their first final since 2015 awaits them should they avoid an almighty collapse. However, the Spanish giants did let a three-goal first-leg lead slip en route to exiting the competition last season, and Liverpool are no strangers to a rousing European comeback eit...

Combined XI: Barcelona vs. Liverpool

Sports Mole selects its star-studded combined XI from the squads of Barcelona and Liverpool ahead of their Champions League semi-final first leg at the Camp Nou. Two European heavyweights go head to head in a mouth-watering Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night as Barcelona welcome Liverpool to the Camp Nou for the first leg. Both sides have lifted the trophy on five previous occasions and are enjoying seasons which could yet go down as among the best in their illustrious respective histories. Barcelona finally secured leg one of a potential treble by wrapping up the La Liga title with victory over Levante on Saturday, while Liverpool remain firmly in the hunt for the Premier League crown. It promises to be a star-studded encounter in Catalonia, and here Sports Mole attempts the n...

Combined XI: Manchester United vs. Barcelona

Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from the squads of Manchester United and Barcelona ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League showdown between the two sides. Two titans of European football go head to head on Wednesday night when Manchester United host Barcelona at Old Trafford for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. United launched an unforgettable comeback to beat Paris Saint-Germain on aggregate in the last 16, and will be hoping for a similarly-sized upset over two legs against the La Liga leaders. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side have lost three of their last four outings, though, whereas Barcelona boast a 16-match unbeaten streak that has taken them to the brink of a second successive domestic title and kept them on course for the treble. Here, Spor...

Result: Girona hold Barcelona to end perfect start to season

Ten-man Barcelona drop their first points of the new La Liga season courtesy of a 2-2 draw with Girona at the Camp Nou. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 21:43 UK Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 21:55 UK Barcelona have dropped their first points of the 2018-19 season courtesy of a 2-2 draw against Girona in their Catalan derby at the Camp Nou this evening. The hosts looked in complete control for much of the first half and took the lead through Lionel Messi, but the game swung on a controversial sending-off for Clement Lenglet after a VAR review. Girona put themselves on course for a famous result when goals either side of half time from Cristhian Stuani turned the game around, but Gerard Pique ensured that Barcelona’s two-year unbea...

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