Penya FC Barcelona NYC ~ El Clásico, Real Madrid vs Barcelona

FC Barcelona is one of the top soccer clubs in Spain and the world. The Blaugrana play La Liga (Primera División) soccer at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona’s style of play and management have been influential models for international soccer over the last decade.

Spanish soccer has social and political overtones. Barcelona is the team of the working class and Catalan social-political aspirations.


Penya FC Barcelona NYC Supporters Club

Penya FC Barcelona NYC is New York City’s official Barcelona supporters club. We watch games at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea. For more information, visit

Smithfield Hall

138 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001
(between Sixth & Seventh Ave)
Chelsea, Manhattan

(212) 929-9677


FC Barcelona Rivalries

Real Madrid is Barcelona’s arch-rival. Games with Atlético Madrid also tend to be intense.

El Clásico is one of the world’s most popular sporting events

Barcelona vs Real Madrid is El Clásíco, the world’s most popular club soccer match and one of the world’s most watched sporting events.

FC Barcelona 2018 – 2019 Season

Barcelona plays the Spanish Super Cup, La Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League.

Spanish Super Cup

Barcelona beat Sevilla 2 – 1 in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm ET. Piqué and Dembélé put the points on the board.

Joan Gamper Trophy

Barcelona beat Boca Juniors (Buenos Aires) 3 – 0 for the Joan Gamper Trophy on Wednesday August 15, 2018 at 12:15 pm ET.

Malcom, Messi and Rafinha found the net.

Joan Gamper was one of the founders of FC Barcelona. This is an annual friendly exhibition hosted by Barcelona before the start of the La Liga season.

Start of La Liga Season

Barcelona opens its La Liga season at home winning 3 – 0 against Deportivo Alavés on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 4:15 pm ET.

Messi scored a double. Coutinho added one.

Barcelona 2-0 Internazionale (UCL)

October 24, 2018, Wednesday
UEFA Champions League

Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid (El Clásico)

October 27, 2018, Saturday
La Liga

Now we know who is the boss of La Liga.

Internazionale 1-1 Barcelona (UCL)

November 6, 2018, Tuesday at 3 pm
UEFA Champions League Group Stage

Overall, Barcelona controlled the ball. Malcom opened scoring with an assist from Coutinho at 83 minutes, but Internazionale answered back just four minutes later.

Atlético Madrid 1-1 Barcelona

November 24, 2018, Saturday at 2:45 pm
La Liga

Barcelona vs Tottenham Hotspur (UCL)

December 11, 2018, Tuesday at 3 pm
UEFA Champions League Group Stage

Real Madrid vs Barcelona (El Clásico)

March 2, 2019, Saturday
La Liga

Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid

April 6, 2019, Saturday
La Liga

End of La Liga Season

May 18, 2019, Saturday

FC Barcelona Championships

2017-2018 La Liga, Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup

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

FC Barcelona 2017-2018 Season

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.

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.

August 2017

The La Liga season opener is Barcelona vs Real Betis on Sunday, August 20 at 2:15 pm.

October 2017

Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona is Saturday, October 14, 2017.

December 2017

El Clásico, Real Madrid vs Barcelona, is Saturday, December 23, 2017. This game has special significance because of Catalonia’s independence movement.

February 2018

Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona (UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, 1st Leg) was Tuesday, February 20.

March 2018

Barcelona 1-0 Atlético Madrid
La Liga
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

April 2018

Barcelona 4 – 1 Roma
UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals 1st Leg
Wednesday, April 4 at 2:45 pm

Roma 3 – 0 Barcelona
UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals 2nd Leg
Tuesday, April 10 at 2:45 pm
Roma knocks Barcelona out of UEFA Champions League.

Barcelona 5 – 0 Sevilla
Copa del Rey Final
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Barcelona wins La Liga!

May 2018

Barcelona is shooting for an undefeated La Liga season!

El Clásico
Barcelona 2 – 2 Real Madrid
La Liga
Saturday May 5, 2018 at 2:45 pm ET
Goals by Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi are matched by Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, but Real can’t stop Barça’s unbeaten streak.

Barcelona 5 – 1 Villareal
La Liga
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Wednesday, May 9 at 2 pm ET

Still undefeated.

Levante 5 – 4 Barcelona
La Liga
Estadio Ciudad de Valencia
Sunday, May 13 at 2:45 pm ET
Barcelona’s record 43-game La Liga unbeaten streak ends without Messi. Boateng gets a hat trick. Bardhi scores a double. Barcelona puts on the pressure after going down 5 – 1 at 56 minutes, but a Coutinho triple and a final goal by Suárez are not enough.

New Levante coach Paco Lopez has turned Levante into a new force in Spanish football.

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Saturday, May 19
Last La Liga game of the season. Andres Iniesta’s last game with Barcelona.



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