Barcelona - La Masia - Homegrown Challenge

Your injury problems are unreal!! And I've never known Barca to have so many 1-0 wins lol! But it's credit to you that you've stayed top of the league and remained unbeaten with so many first teamers missing throughout the season!
Your injury problems are unreal!! And I've never known Barca to have so many 1-0 wins lol! But it's credit to you that you've stayed top of the league and remained unbeaten with so many first teamers missing throughout the season!
Thanks for reading, yeah the injuries have been a right pain feel like Suarez hasnt been able to get going at all this season and even Messi has had 4 injuries, Real Madrid dont seem to be faltering themselves either which has made it tough but im having fun that in a weird way its not too easy!

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April 2018

La Liga
Barcelona 3 - 1 Malaga

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We had the central midfielders to thank for the win today as Iniesta and Rakitic both netted early to seal all 3 points, they got one back late on but Ruiz netted another late goal to restore our 2 goal lead

Both my impressive youth intake players make their debuts

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GK Fran becomes Barcelona's youngest ever player

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Coutinho picks up another small knock

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La Liga
Sevilla 0 - 1 Barcelona

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Another very lucky 1-0 win as Dembele nets an 85th minute winner!

Real Madrid beat Valencia who knocked us out in the Semi Finals to win the Spanish Cup

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La Liga
Alaves 1 - 1 Barcelona

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Have we just blown the Title race wide open again as we struggle to gain a point against lowly Alaves with Suarez still seeming to struggle since coming back from his injury

Another £4.5Million goes out this time to Liverpool for Coutinho having played 25 league games

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La Liga
Barcelona 1 - 0 Real Sociedad

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Rakitic nets a penalty in the only goal of the game as we continue to scrape results and edge ever closer to the La Liga Title

3 Wins out of 4 in April and i Win Manager of the Month

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Jordi Alba is wanted by the likes of Man Utd and PSG and he has had a very solid season for us one of the few players not to have a shed load of injuries playing 43 times this season so far

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4 points clear with 3 games to go, i am really wishins Ronaldo had moved to Juventus already though as he has been on fire this season

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May 2018

And Messi gets injured on his return to reserve football after his last injury, brilliant

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La Liga
Barcelona 5 - 0 Girona

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We are going for the Title with style as we smash 5 past Girona in a totally dominant performance with Coutinho knocking in a fine Hattrick

As we beat Girona, Real Madrid go and lose to Sevilla

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Which means we Win La Liga!

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7 points clear of Real Madrid with 2 games to go

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La Liga
Espanyol 0 - 2 Barcelona

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I play a whole host of second string players with the Title already secured but we beat our fierce local rivals anyway with Digne and Ruiz netting the goals

Central midfielder Alena makes his debut

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Dembele Wins Young Player of the Year

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La Liga
At Madrid 1 - 3 Barcelona

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We ended the season with an impressive win against At Madrid with several of my second string still playing, Suarez managed to net a brace a good end to an injury hit season for him

And their it is we win the League by 7 points in the end with Valencia just a further point back, Ronaldo was in top form for Real Madrid topping a whole host of the stat charts but i was impressed with Ter Stegen's 23 clean sheets in the league

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Great title win, hopefully your physios aren’t as busy next season
Congrats on the title mate!

Great title win, hopefully your physios aren’t as busy next season
Thanks for following guys, i pray to all the gods around that we dont have as many injuries as last season, the worse ones are where they are getting match fitness from a previous injury with the second team and pick up another injury!

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May 2018 - End of Season

Top Goalscorer - Lionel Messi - 25 Goals

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Messi by his standards had a poor season but he still was our top goalscorer with 25 goals, his injuries were a pain though he missed around 16 games this season thanks to all his knocks

Best Player - Philippe Coutinho - 20 Goals, 13 Assists and 11 Man of the matches in a stellar first season for Coutinho, he even missed 10 games through injury!

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Best Young Player - Ousmane Dembele - Hes not even first choice in the team but with so many injuries to our front three he has still managed to play 29 games and 22 sub appearances with 18 goals and 12 assists

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Had to just add Abel Ruiz in with this as he bagged 10 goals in 10 starts with 27 sub appearances

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Coutinho Wins Spanish League Player of the Year

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I pip the Eibar Manager and Zidane to the Manager of the Year Award

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Poor Busquets is the only Barcelona Starting 11 player to not make either the Spanish League Team of the Year or the subs bench

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18 Barcelona Players are going to the World Cup

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Chelsea beat Man City in an all English Champions League Final

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The Barcelona Starting 11 is my best eleven from the start of the season but with Alcacer up front instead of Luis Suarez who has been so injury ravaged this season he managed like 4 goals in just 12 games

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The League Win was amazing for the first season but i really want us to go further in Europe next season and carry on bringing the young players through

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So Suarez missed over half of the season whilst Coutinho and Messi both missed around a quarter of the season

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June/July 2018

Brilliant - The board have decided to scrape plans for the Stadium Expansion because of lack of funds, all they had to do is wait a few weeks and we would have been getting our £130Million TV rights money

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Cancelled the training facilities upgrade too

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Barcelona hemorrhage money each month around £24Million goes on wages so in a way i will be glad to see our wage budget go down as we bring in our own youth players and stop paying average players over 150k a week!

Full back Douglas moves on for £2 Million after having been on loan all season

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And around a month later heres my big TV Rights Payout

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Wow £80Million to not spend this season

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It was an all South American World Cup Final as my players have very contrasting Finals as Messi fires Argentina to victory with a Hattrick whilst Paulinho got sent off before half time and Argentina scored all of their goals after his sending off!

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July/August 2018

We face Fiorentina for Lionel Messi's Testimonial

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We then confirm we will play Man Utd for Gerard Pique's

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Not sure if in real life the Barca Board or fans would be so keen on Neymar coming back and being in a Barca shirt anytime soon

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We smash 5 past Fiorentina and Neymar puts in a man of the match performance!

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We will face Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup to start the new season

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Fabregas and Bojan are set to take part in Pique's Testimonial

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Youngster Abel Ruiz gets the only goal of the game whilst Pique puts in a man of the match performance on his own Testimonial

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Alba is the only first teamer missing from my Starting 11 coming into the new season lets hope Luis Suarez doesnt have such an injury hit season along with the rest of the squad!

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August 2018

Super Cup Final 1st Leg
Real Madrid 1 - 1 Barcelona

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They hammered our goal but could only find the net once with new signing Harry Kane going off injured which definitely helped us! We had very few chances but it was Umtiti who took it from a corner to net the equalizer

Lets take a look at a couple of the big new Real Madrid signings

First De Ligt joins from Ajax for £20.5Million

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The other one could well be a season changer for them as Harry Kane joins for £117Million

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Messi will miss the return leg

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Super Cup Final Leg 2
Barcelona 5 - 1 Real Madrid

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What an utter destruction of Madrid in the second leg with Harry Kane out injured we managed to dominate the game with Luis Suarez netting a brace and looking like hes finally getting going after an injury hit year last season whilst even Ruiz got a goal!

Back to back Spanish Super Cups for Me

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And so it begins

Busquets out for 6 weeks

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Dembele out for 2 weeks

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La Liga
Barcelona 3 - 0 Valencia

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A dominant performance with Coutinho netting a Hattrick as we start the new league season with a bang beating one of the better teams in the league comfortably

Tough group draw in the Champions League as we face Roma and Liverpool

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Well their goes my theory that the other teams dont seem to spend as much if you dont as Real Madrid splash £216Million in the summer but that is offset a bit by selling Varane to Man City

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September 2018

Our Summer window consists of a few small transfers out and a few loans, im trying to keep the squad together, i have had offers for fringe players like Andre Gomes and Semedo but up until i have youth players i feel that can come in for them i feel it pointless to sell them for the sake of it

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PSG Spend the most at a staggering £264Million!

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It was mainly thanks to the confirmation of the Mbappe deal but they also brought in Neves from Wolves and former Barcelona player Grimaldo for big money too

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La Liga
Alaves 0 - 3 Barcelona

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Messi scores early and late whilst Suarez nets right in the middle of the match in an easy away win

La Liga
Barcelona 8 - 1 Celta

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Well has the real Luis Suarez finally turned up? We utterly destroy Celta with Suarez netting 4 goals in this game alone the same amount that he scored for the whole of last season

New record for highscoring league game

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Champions League Groups
Barcelona 3 - 1 Roma

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A huge win in the Champions League against a good side in Roma with Suarez netting again but it was Coutinho who put in the best display

La Liga
Eibar 1 - 0 Barcelona

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And then this happens . . . . The same side that were scoring goals for fun have just had a terrible day in front of goal with Luis Suarez playing terribly, hard to believe how quickly things can change!

La Liga
At Bilbao 1 - 0 Barcelona

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Was it over confidence? As we go from beating the likes of Roma and scoring 8 in a game to losing back to back league games 1-0 and squandering a shed load of chances

Coutinho out for 5 weeks

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Alcacer has struggled in front of goal so far this season

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We face lowly Alcoyano in the Spanish Cup 4th rnd

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La Liga
Barcelona 6 - 0 Malaga

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I literally have no idea what is happening after those back to back defeats we then turn our form on its head again and smash 6 goals past Malaga including 3 in 3 minutes, they were buggered after Malaga had a man sent off early on

Suarez wins Player of the Month after 8 goals in 5 games

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All the way down in 5th with 12 points after those 2 defeats but not even Real Madrid were able to pull away just 1 point ahead of us

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October 2018

Champions League Groups
Mainz 1 - 1 Barcelona

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We struggled for form in last seasons Champions League and that looks set to continue as we only manage a draw against lowly Mainz. Umtiti got the opener but after Sergi Roberto went off injured we went down to 10 man having used up all our subs before they netted a very late equalizer

Roberto out for 5 weeks

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La Liga
Barcelona 2 - 0 Las Palmas

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Suarez and Rakitic get the goals in the first half in a rather straight forward win with Dembele seeming to improve every single week!

Arda Turan finally gets a game and hes out for 6 weeks

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La Liga
Barcelona 3 - 0 Vallecano

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Suarez cant stop scoring this season despite having had an injury hit season last year and being 31 now he just cant stop scoring whilst Rakitic knocks in a brace of penalties

Champions League Groups
Barcelona 4 - 0 Liverpool

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A very easy win to get back on track after the Mainz result with Suarez netting a brace inside the opening 6 minutes to get us on track before Messi nets a brace himself

La Liga
Real Madrid 4 - 1 Barcelona

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Well beaten by Real Madrid in a shocking result with new signing Harry Kane netting a brace in a good display showing maybe buying is best

Spanish Cup 4th rnd 1st Leg
Alcoyano 2 - 4 Barcelona

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We were actually behind twice in this match as we play a complete second string but came back into it late on as we went all out and Abel Ruiz managed to knock in a Hattrick in the end

Suarez out for 5 weeks

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Luis Suarez has started the new season on fire with 16 goals in just 14 games!

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Despite Real Madrid beating us they are still only the one point ahead of us having struggled in other fixtures so far this season, Despite At Madrid being top of the table i still dont see them as big league rivals

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November 2018

Coutinho out for 3 weeks picking up an injury in a match where he was trying to regain match fitness from a previous knock

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La Liga
Espanyol 2 - 4 Barcelona

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The local derby was a lot closer than it looked in the end! We were up 2-0 they came back to 2-2 after a shocking 3 minutes from my defence before we went all out to get the win and wingers Messi and Dembele both netted again

Champions League Groups
Liverpool 5 - 2 Barcelona

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We beat them easily at home but this time around nothing went our way. they put 5 past us but it was a closer game than it looked with 2 goals disallowed and us hitting the post 3 times! Sergi Roberto went and got sent off late on just to p me off even more

We still top the group on goal difference for now but its likely Roma will win their game in hand against Mainz setting up a three way 7 point tie with 2 games to go

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La Liga
Barcelona 1 - 0 Girona

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Its nice to get back to wining ways and have a clean sheet too after such a poor result in the previous game, it was more of the same with our attackers terrible finishing with 25 shots at their goal resulting in just 1 Luis Suarez goal!

Abel Ruiz makes his Spain debut

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La Liga
Villareal 1 - 1 Barcelona

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Suarez netted in the opening minute before they got one back around half an hour in in a shocker of a match, Suarez went off injured only 13 minutes in but still won the man of the match showing how **** the rest of the match was!

Hes only out for 2 weeks thank god

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Champions League Groups
Roma 1 - 2 Barcelona

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Messi is the difference with Coutinho and Alcacer struggling up front, this was a huge performance away from home that secures us a place in the Knockout stages

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We now need to just beat Mainz to guarantee that top spot in the group and hope to avoid teams like PSG who knocked us out in the first knockout round last year after we finished second in our group

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Messi's form has picked up this month but its still not Messi numbers 12 goals and 3 assists in 18 matches is poor for him i have never been able to replicate his real life crazy goalscoring performances in FM

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Up to 4th place but a lot of teams seem to be up their still at this early stage of the season with Sociedad level on points with us and 3 teams still 1 point ahead, it will be nice when we all start playing each other so we can take some points off them!

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December 2018

We go again with the Stadium Expansion after it was cancelled in the summer

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La Liga
Barcelona 2 - 0 Real Socidedad

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Ruiz nets seconds after coming on to put us ahead before Dembele also off the bench nets a very late second both goals were set up by wing back Alba, big win against Sociedad who were on equal points with us heading into this game

Champions League Groups
Barcelona 5 - 0 Mainz

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They couldnt match their hard fought draw from the previous encounter in Germany as we smash 5 goals past them with the likes of Mina and Ruiz even getting some much needed minutes

We top our group on goal difference ahead of Liverpool with Roma bowing out in 3rd whilst Mainz's only point was that draw against us!

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Real Madrid the supposed Champions League specialists went out after a shocker of a group phase in what has to be considered a group of death

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La Liga
Sevilla 1 - 2 Barcelona

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Alcacer single handedly changed the game, coming on late on to net a brace in a 20 minute man of the match performance

Semedo out for 3 weeks

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La Liga
Barcelona 1 - 0 Real Betis

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We do know how to grind out a result as Messi gets the only goal of the game via a penalty around a half an hour into the match

We get a pretty favourable draw in the Champions League facing Porto

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Spanish Cup 4th rnd 2nd Leg
Barcelona 1 - 0 Alcoyano
Barcelona win 5-2 on agg

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Rafinha gets the only goal of the game as i give my second string another run out

We shall face Alaves in the next round

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In the most recent cup game Turan put in a man of the match display but in the next reserve match he has picked up a nasty injury and is out for the rest of the season at 31 that could be a career killer for him

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La Liga
Osasuna 1 - 2 Barcelona

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Suarez nets early on before they hit back around an hour in, Messi netted the winner not long after, we peppered their goal but just didnt have our finishing boots on today after 33 shots!

Back to back Manager of the Months

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With Suarez's form a bit indifferent due to picking up knocks in recent weeks Messi has continued his decent start to the season

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And after we struggled in October we have come roaring back in recent weeks and will end the year top of the table!

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January 2019

A big change to this season has been less injuries especially to key players Suarez and Messi and this shown with 33% decrease in injuries from last season

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Thanks board i really want an extra £14Million to not spend

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La Liga
Zaragoza 1 - 4 Barcelona

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Right after i mention less injuries Messi scores then gets injured! Suarez did smash in a Hattrick though!

Messi out for 5 weeks

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La Liga
Barcelona 2 - 0 At Madrid

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Coutinho nets around an hour in to seal a huge win against the 3rd best side in Spain before Alcacer comes off the bench to net the second

Another £4.5Million goes to Dortmund for Dembele after 50 league games

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Spanish Cup 5th rnd 1st Leg
Barcelona 4 - 1 Alaves

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An easy win as i rotate a few players but not quite the whole team like i did in the previous round as Alaves are in our league, Dembele smashed in a Hattrick to all but seal our position in the next round

Serramitja Joins Toledo on loan for the rest of the season as he hasnt played much this season for us, im not sure if 8 games for us in a season is better or worse than 40 games for a team struggling in a lower league?

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La Liga
Barcelona 2 - 0 Deportivo

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Another easy win with Coutinho really stepping up since Messi got injured whilst Pique got a rare goal for the second

Paulinho out for 4 weeks

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Alena joins Deportivo on loan not long after we beat them

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Spanish Cup 5th rnd 2nd leg
Alaves 2 - 1 Barcelona

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I played a complete second string and it showed as we lost out to Alaves on the night but we fly through 5-3 on aggregate

Not any tougher than to get Real Madrid in the Quarter Finals

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Just had a look at Real Madrid and noticed they signed Shaqiri from Stoke for £88Million!

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La Liga
Valencia 0 - 1 Barcelona

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Suarez gets the only goal of the game with just 10 minutes to go, we were all of them in the second half after they had a player sent off but we only just about snuck the win

GK Fran joins Mallorca on loan

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Spanish Cup Quarter Final 1st Leg
Barcelona 1 - 1 Real Madrid

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Iniesta netted early on and it was going well but thats as good as it got, i knew after i mentioned Shaqiri being a surprise signing for Madrid he would go and score against us, then Roberto went and got sent off before i thought we might go and win it with an 86th minute penalty but Rakitic fluffed it!

Coutinho and Roberto will miss the second leg

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La Liga
Barcelona 3 - 1 Alaves

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Deulofeu puts in a man of the match performance netting a brace as he makes the most of Coutinho and Messi being out injured in an easy win

Rafinha joins Spartak Moscow for around £20Million rising to £25Million

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Spanish Cup Quarter Final 2nd Leg
Real Madrid 4 - 4 Barcelona

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A massively back and forth game in the 2nd leg as we mange to win it on away goals with Coutinho netting the most important goal

Dembele has 17 assists in 17 starts and is set to break all sorts of assists records

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Despite a very busy and crazy month a lot of those games were in the cup and we are currently 2 points clear of Real Madrid

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February 2019

I let Mina join Real Sociedad on loan, he hasnt been getting a look in the current squad and i really didnt realise how much money he was on! The board signed him before i came in and his wages of 130k are ridiculous for someone so poor

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Real Madrid brought in Shaqiri because they sold Asensio for £134Million to Man Utd

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We face Eibar in the Semi Finals of the Spanish Cup with At Madrid facing Girona in the other semi final

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I Win Manager of the Month after 5 wins in a row

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La Liga
Celta Vigo 1 - 3 Barcelona

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Dembele nets twice in the opening 7 minutes with Messi putting in a fine performance as well but unfortunately top scorer Suarez went off injured

Suarez out for 2 weeks

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Spanish Cup Semi Final 1st Leg
Barcelona 5 - 1 Eibar

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We all but seal our place in the Final with a 5-1 romping with Dembele leading the way smashing in an 11 minute Hattrick whilst even Alcacer got on the scoresheet

Ruiz out for 3 weeks

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They are dropping like flies with Iniesta out for 7 weeks

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La Liga
Barcelona 2 - 0 Eibar

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Alcacer scores again with Messi getting the other, it wasnt quite the demolition of the previous match in the cup but another fine win in the league keeps us chugging along amongst the fixture chaos of cup games

Spanish Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg
Eibar 1 - 1 Barcelona

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We win 6-2 on aggregate, after the easy win in the first leg and all the fixtures piling up i decided to play a complete second string and it showed with Deulofeu getting the only goal for us in a poor performance

We will face At Madrid in the final in a couple of months

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La Liga
Barcelona 1 - 1 At Bilbao

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A poor performance as we only manage a draw against Bilbao, Suarez netted on his return from injury but they quickly netted an equalizer and we then proceeded to spend the rest of the game peppering their goal with shots but none fine the back of the net

La Liga
Malaga 1 - 2 Barcelona

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Sergi Roberto got sent off early and it really annoyed me and did us in, they netted even before he got sent off so we were really up against it, Alcacer came off the bench though to first equalizer before netting a last gasp winner

Roberto didnt like it that i fined him for getting sent off again!

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Messi out for 2 weeks

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Champions League 1st Knockout rnd 1st Leg
Porto 0 - 3 Barcelona

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A comfortable away victory which all but sets us up for a Quarter Final place, they didnt have much luck with 3 players going off injured during the match, Suarez and Dembele netted first before Alcacer got the 3rd late on to all but seal the tie

Jordi Alba is banned for the second leg

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I have tended to bring on Abel Ruiz more often this season so Alcacer has played less this season than last but when called upon in recent weeks due to injuries he has been in fine form with 8 goals in 5 starts amazing stats for this season

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Real Madrid and us are breaking away from the rest of chasing pack just 3 points separate us from Real too as they give us no chance for any slip up

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March 2019

La Liga
Las Palmas 0 - 1 Barcelona

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Rakitic nets the only goal of the game as our front three really struggle in front of goal we are missing Messi and Suarez

Alcacer signs a new 4 year deal after his recent good form

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We play Real Madrid in a hugely important league game up next and thats set to be my 100th game in charge of Barcelona

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La Liga
Barcelona 3 - 1 Real Madrid

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What a massive win! Suarez comes back nets twice but almost had a Hattrick but missed a penalty, Gomes netted the other goal before they got a late consolation goal

We are now 18 matches unbeaten in the league i think since around those back to back losses in October

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Suarez gets 500k for netting 20 league goals

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Last season Suarez had 4 goals in 14 league games in an injury hit season this year 21 goals in 24 games - game changer

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La Liga
Vallencano 0 - 1 Barcelona

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Dembele nets the only goal of the game as we continue to grind out the results against the lesser teams in the league

La Liga
Barcelona 3 - 0 Espanyol

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We really put the gloss on in the local derby late on with Suarez netting early on before he grabbed a second and then Munir got a very rare goal to make it 3

With that win we guarantee a top 6 in the league finish

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Denis Suarez out for 6 weeks

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Imanol Gomez is the biggest prospect from the new youth intake

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Champions League 1st Knockout rnd 2nd leg
Barcelona 1 - 0 Porto

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Suarez cant stop scoring as he gets the only goal of the game just after the break as we go on to secure a 4-0 on aggregate win to make it through to he Quarter Finals

CB Mariano is the other who could one day make the first team squad

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training facilities to be upgraded hopefully this time it wont be scraped

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3rd best youth intake prospect is winger Garcia but not sure if he will make it

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Something in training could well have just changed our season for the worse
Ter Stegen is out for 7 weeks and will miss most of what is left of the season

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We have to call back young Keeper Fran from his loan spell at Mallorca as backup to Cillessen

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As you might notice, i have picked up an idea from ILOVELAMP in that i am adding the year they joined through youth intake to their name so i can easily follow their progress, i will only do this to the ones i feel have a chance of making it

We face Current Champions League holders Chelsea in the Quarter Finals

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La Liga
Girona 0 - 0 Barcelona

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A bore draw as we have a shed load of chances but just cant take any of them to say they parked the bus is fully shown in their tactic!

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Youngster Gomez did make his debut though

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Just as Alcacer started to find form Ruiz has lost it not having scored for 8 games

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Luis Suarez has 31 goals in 37 games for us and has simply been the difference so far in what has been a fantastic season to the one last year where we struggled in the Cups

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After beating Real Madrid in the league we are now 4 points clear at the top of the table with just 8 games to go

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April 2019 - Part 1

4th Manager of the Month for this season

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La Liga
Barcelona 6 - 0 Villareal

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Suarez utterly destroys Villareal with 4 goals and youngster Imanol even gets another game

Jordi Alba out for 2 weeks

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Ibanez was a right midfielder that i have converted to a winger so he fits the tactic

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We are now guaranteed a top 4 finish

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Brilliant over £100Million to not spend this Summer

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La Liga
Real Sociedad 2 - 4 Barcelona

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Coutinho netted a minute in and that was that as we stroll to another fine win, we seem to have hit a bit of good goalscoring form at the right time and it allows me to bring the youngsters on in these matches

Iniesta out for 5 weeks

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La Liga
Barcelona 1 - 1 Sevilla

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Suarez nets just after half time and we peppered their goal for the second but it wasnt enough the last 20 minutes you could just tell they were going to score an they did deep into injury time

5 of my Starting 11 are set to miss the first leg of the Champions League against Chelsea

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Champions League Quarter Finals 1st Leg
Chelsea 2 - 0 Barcelona

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Missing some of our key players and it showed as we faded in the second half due to second string players tiring and that overall lack of quality giving us a real struggle to qualify for the Semi Finals now


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April 2019 - Part 2

La Liga
Real Betis 0 - 2 Barcelona

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Suarez and Coutinho netted in a crazy 3 minutes around an hour in before i hauled them off so they couldnt get injured before the Champions League match against Chelsea, 3 of my youth players managed to get game time aswell

Champions League Quarter Finals 2nd leg
Barcelona 3 - 0 Chelsea

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We come roaring back to win 3-2 on aggregate as Luis Suarez nets a brace to send the tie to extra time, it was then Kante's turn to play the Villain as he gets sent off and gives away a penalty which Messi slots home with just 6 minutes of extra time left

All English and Spanish Semi Finals as Man Utd face Tottenham and we face At Madrid

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With that draw we face At Madrid 4 times in our next 5 matches across 3 competitions!

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Spanish Cup Final
At Madrid 1 - 2 Barcelona

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Coutinho nets very early in the match but they soon hit back through Gameiro, it was a pretty even match for the rest of the 90 minutes, it was then up to Andre Gomes to step up off the bench and net the winner in extra time,

Spanish Cup and Super Cup Double

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5th Manager of the Month Award

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Luis Suarez just cant stop scoring, he seems to be getting better with age with 39 goals in 44 games at the age of 32!

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8 points clear with 4 games to go, Real Madrid do have a game in hand on us but i feel at least with the league we may be able to rest a couple of players and hope for the best as we go for the Champions League

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