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Gracias Pep!

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff and Barcelona fan   This is to the man who made me proud to be a football fan. This is to the man who made me love football. This is to the man who gave football a better taste. To the man who grew up in Cataluña and dedicated … Continue reading

Controversies Mar Barcelona’s Champions League Progress

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune staff It is hard to deny that Barcelona deserved to win their semi-final encounter against Milan. The Catalans looked comfortable during most parts of the match, with a larger share of ball possession and more attempts on goal than Milan. Milan’s possession on the ball was relatively minimal and ineffective, … Continue reading

From Footballers to Cancer Fighters

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff As football teams fight for trophies, officials and fans are so taken by the competitive nature of the sport that they unwillingly ignore the human side of footballers. Just before the 2010 World Cup, the football world was shaken with the news that Germany’s first-choice goalkeeper Robert Enke committed … Continue reading

Guardiola to leave the Blaugranas?

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff With thirteen championship titles in his portfolio, the coach that led the Catalans in their series of winnings (two “Champions League” and three “Spanish League” titles in a row) faces an uncertain future as his contract with Camp Nou expires at the end of the season. Forty-one-year-old Pep Guardiola was voted … Continue reading

Barcelona Strikes Again

By Lyn Abu-Seraj LAU Tribune staff Lionel Messi once again imposed himself as champion and took Barcelona to the Primera Division summit after playing against Racing Santander last week in Camp Nou, Barcelona. Two goals from Messi and one from Xavi earned the Spanish star team a 3-0 victory. With Pep Guardiola’s side in charge … Continue reading

Battle of Kings

By Tala Osserian LAU Tribune Staff As the countdown starts for the announcement of the Champions League Cup, all eyes are on the two locking horns that are at the top of the scoring chart of goals: Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Hearts are pounding and sweat has begun to pour. Bets … Continue reading

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