Barcelona were by no means extraordinary on Wednesday night, but there were still lots of positives from their 1-0 victory over Cypriot side APOEL in the Champions League opener for both clubs.
A fourth victory on the bounce to keep the 100 percent start to the season and another clean sheet -- this time under the stewardship of debutant Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who had to make a great second-half save -- are just two of the more obvious ones.
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BARCELONA -- Sergi Samper has revealed he rejected moves to the Premier League to stay with Barcelona.
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Samper, 19, said he never considered leaving the club after making his senior Barcelona debut in the club's 1-0 Champions League win over APOEL Nicosia.
A subject of major interest from the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City in the past, Samper's debut against APOEL saw him become the first player to progress from FCB Escola level through...
Barcelona achieved a narrow 1-0 win against Apoel Nicosia at the Camp Nou in round 1 of Group H of the Champions League. Gerard Pique scored the only goal for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 73 percent of possession, created 15 goal-scoring chances and attempted 10 shots, five of them on target.
Luis Enrique made nine changes to the starting XI that defeated Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Saturday, a clear example of the much-improved depth the current squad has when compared to last season's. Being able to...