Thursday, April 23, 2009

FC Barcelona All Set to Clinch League Title

Last night FC Barcelona - Barça to the fans - made easy work of Sevilla in the fantastic Camp Nou stadium to extend their lead at the top of the Spanish Primera division to move 6 points clear of nearest rivals Real Madrid. Despite resting goal-machine Leo Messi, Pep Guardiola's team eased past Seville beating them 4-0 in front of a packed Camp Nou.

Barcelona Celebrate victory in Camp Nou - Barcelona Sights

Fierce rivals Madrid are the nearest team challenging for the title, and the pressure seems to be getting to the players, after recent 5 goal thriller against Getafe saw Real's Pepe see red, for giving away a late penalty and then take a swing out with his boot at the Getafe player. Spanish FA have suggested they may make an example of Pepe and ban him for the rest of the season.

All this is leading up to "El Classico" of Real Madrid vs Barça on Sunday 3rd May by which is shaping up to be a fantastic game with all to play for. Previous encounters between the two teams have also seen fans boil over with the incredible image of a pig's head being thrown at Luis Figo during one match - one player who left Barcelona to move to Madrid.

Barcelona are also on course to reach the final of the UEFA Champions League - with only English millionaires Chelsea standing in their way. Barcelona play host to the London club on the 28th April in what is sure to be a classy, but tense affair. Barcelona are favourites to win, but Chealsea can't be dismissed lightly given their recent victory over Premier League rivals Liverpool in the quarter finals, and manager Gus Hiddink's massive experience at European level. It's all shaping up to be an exciting end to the season for Barça fans!

For more information about the city of Barcelona, see this comprehensive Barcelona guide. And for your accommodation needs, try checking out these self-catering apartments for rent in Barcelona as a great alternative to your hotel choices.


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