FC Barcelona is one of the top soccer clubs in Spain and the world. The Blaugrana play La Liga (Primera División) football at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain.
The team regularly contests UEFA Champions League, La Liga, and Copa del Rey. They often play International Champions Cup exhibitions in the United States during the summer.
Barcelona’s style of play and management have been influential models for international soccer over the last decade.
Spanish football has social and political overtones. Barcelona is the team of the working class and Catalan social-political aspirations.
Penya FC Barcelona NYC Supporters Club
New York City’s official Barcelona supporters club is Penya FC Barcelona. We watch games at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea. For more information, visit www.fcbarcelonanyc.com
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FC Barcelona 2017-2018
Barça opened the season by selling Neymar to PSG.
Barcelona started the season by losing both legs of the Spanish Super Cup to Real Madrid 1-3 and 2-0 or 5-1 on aggregate. But after struggling without Neymar, Barça has found it’s footing and in January 5, 2018 is leading Spain’s La Liga by 9 points.
Big Games in Barcelona’s 2017-2018 Season
This year, Barcelona competes in Spain’s La Liga and Copa del Rey, and UEFA Champions League.
The La Liga season opener is Barcelona vs Real Betis on Sunday, August 20 at 2:15 pm.
Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona is Saturday, October 14, 2017.
El Clásico, Real Madrid vs Barcelona, is Saturday, December 23, 2017. This game has special significance because of Catalonia’s independence movement.
Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona (UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, 1st Leg) was Tuesday, February 20.
Barcelona 1-0 Atlético Madrid
Sunday, March, 4, 2018
Barcelona 3-0 Chelsea
UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, 2nd Leg
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 3:45 pm ET
Barcelona vs Sevilla
Copa del Rey Final
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm
Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Saturday May 5, 2018
FC Barcelona 2016-2017
Barcelona tied the season’s first El Clásico against arch-rivals Real Madrid. Messi’s last minute goal, his 500th, won the second.
But it wasn’t enough to win La Liga. Barcelona lost by just 3 points (1 win) on the last day of the season.
Barça still has a chance for silver in the Copa del Rey final.
Important FC Barcelona Games
Barcelona plays Juventus in an International Champions Cup exhibition at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey, Saturday, July 22 at 6pm.
Barcelona plays Real Madrid in an International Champions Cup exhibition game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida at 7:30pm.
FC Barcelona Team
Since July 2014, Coach Luis Enrique (Spanish) has led the team to La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Champions League, and FIFA Club World Cup wins. This is Enrique’s last season with Barcelona.
Barcelona’s attack is led by some of the world’s best soccer players Messi (Argentine), Neymar (Brazilian), and Suárez (Uruguay).
FC Barcelona Rivalries
Real Madrid is Barcelona’s arch-rival. Barcelona vs Real Madrid is El Clasíco, the world’s most popular club soccer match and one of the world’s most watched sporting events.
FC Barcelona Championships
2016/17 Copa del Rey
2015/16 La Liga
2015 FIFA Club World Cup
2014/15 La Liga, Copa del Rey, and UEFA Champions League