flywoman: (HatTrick!Messi)
Jordi Alba and I apparently feel the same way about this result...

Even biased Barcelona fan that I am, I would never have predicted this victory. Barca arrived at the second leg of this Champions League round without an away goal, having lost to AC Milan 0-2 at the San Siro. In order to stay in the tournament, they had to score at least two goals in regular time AND keep a clean sheet, which they had not managed to do from mid-January to their Saturday match against Deportivo. In that recent match, I had seen promising signs of a sharper Barca, a hungrier Barca... but they had still only scored two goals total against the lowest team in the league standings. Tonight they were going to have to do much, much better.

And they did. )
flywoman: (Hermanos)
Title: Seeing Red
Rating: PG-13, for language
Word count: 1238
Characters: Andrés Iniesta and Víctor Valdés
Summary: Víctor sees red at the end of the clásico.
Notes: Bittersweet catharsis fic. Inspired by this incident.

Read more... )
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I mean, I can totally see Geri assuring them that only their top halves would be in the photo, but did neither of them notice the truth before tweeting this?
flywoman: (Peaceful!Puyol)

(Not just posting this for the rare glimpse of Masche's abs, but because I think it shows how upset and scared the players were after Puyol's accident last night and how the captains really stepped up and comforted their teammates.)
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BFFs Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol celebrate this season's final victory

The Copa del Rey: Pep's first and final trophy as manager of Barcelona )

And, of course, there were locker room photos. )

Now it's off to the Euros for many of the Spanish players from both teams, who will miss tomorrow's friendly game against Serbia due to the late date of this Copa final. We won't see our boys in blaugrana again until the start of next season - when hopefully they will all arrive well-rested, injury-free, and ready to reclaim the Spanish league.
flywoman: (Hermanos)
Title: No One Can Break Us
Fandom: Football RPF
Rating: PG-13, for language
Characters: Andrés Iniesta/Victor Valdés, Lionel Messi
Word Count: 2788
Disclaimer: While inspired by actual persons and events, this story is definitely fiction.
Summary: Someone has to pick up the pieces after the 2012 Champions League semifinal, and Andrés Iniesta is less fragile than he looks.
Author’s Note: Yep, more FC Barcelona catharsis fic. This is for [ profile] meretricula, who miraculously turned me on to this pairing.

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