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The next five weeks features key games in three competitions for a team that is still wel in contention to repeat last season's treble
FC Barcelona are about to go into a key phase of their battle to do something quite extraordinary and repeat the amazing treble of last season.
The rest of January and the month of February bring nine crucial games in the Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League, plus a cup semi-final if Athletic Bilbao can be beaten. All that in just five weeks!
Barça and Atlético Madrid have a massive match on Saturday 30 at 4.00pm CET- Two of the prime contenders for the Liga trophy will go head to head at the Camp Nou in a game that should have a huge bearing on the top of the table. Barça also have a game outstanding at Sporting Gijón on Wednesday February 17 at 6.30pm CET, which was originally postponed due to the Club World Cup in Japan.
There is a long trip to Las Palmas on Saturday February 25 at 4.00pm CET before the Champions League gets going again, with Barça off to London to face Arsenal at the Emirates. The month ends with Sevilla, the last side to beat the Catalans and who just took points of Atlético, coming to the Camp Nou. Since losing at the Sánchez Pizjuán, Barça have gone 24 games without losing.
La Liga rivals Atlético Madrid give up top spot after playing to a scoreless tie with Sevilla at the Vicente Calderón
When FC Barcelona host Atlético Madrid at Camp Nou in La Liga play next Saturday at 4.00pm CET, they’ll be doing so from higher ground — albeit on goal differential.
The Colchoneros were unable to make it back to the top spot on Sunday, only managing a single point in their 0–0 draw with visiting Sevilla, a little less than 24 hours after the Catalans provisionally took over first place with a 2–1 win at Málaga on Saturday afternoon.
FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid are now even with 48 points each. FCB has the advantage, though, with a +36 goal differential, while Atlético are at +22.
The point for Sevilla keeps them on the cusp of qualifying for next year’s UEFA Europa League.
Instead of rolling into Barcelona next weekend up two points — thus giving them some margin for error — Atlético will now do it with the added pressure of knowing that a loss at Camp Nou would put them down three.
Barça beat Atlético 2–1 in Madrid in their first meeting this season back on 12 September.
FC Barcelona still have an all-important game in hand stemming from a scheduling conflict with the FIFA Club World Cup. That game will take place on 17 February at Sporting.
The current La Liga table can be seen here.
In other La Liga action, third-place Real Madrid visited Betis on Sunday night in Seville and were only able to manage a 1–1 draw. In leaving two points in Andalusia, the All Whites are now four behind Barça and Atlético.
Athletic Club Bilbao, who visit Camp Nou on Wednesday night for the second leg of the Copa del Rey last 16, routed visiting Eibar on Sunday afternoon at the San Mamés.
Basque striker Aritz Aduriz scored a brace to help the Lions to an easy win heading into this Wednesday’s Cup game. Aduriz scored the lone goal for Athletic in the 89th minute of last Wednesday night’s first leg, which Barça won 2–1.
On 23 February, FC Barcelona travel to London for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League last 16 versus Arsenal, who are currently in third place in the English Premier League. The Gunners missed an opportunity to return to the top spot on Sunday, falling at home to middle-of-the-table Chelsea, 1–0. The loss snapped Arsenal's six-game home winning streak.
Arsène Wenger’s side slip up against Southampton, but successive wins over Bournemouth and Newcastle leave them leaders after the festive fixtures in England
With Luis Enrique’s team playing two games in just four days either side of New Year, the fixture list has had more than a whiff of the Premier League about in La Liga this season. Indeed, Barça’s opponents in the last 16 of the Champions League, English side Arsenal, have gone one better during the festive period, playing three league games in the space of a week, recording wins against Bournemouth and Newcastle but going down to a heavy defeat against Southampton.
Arsenal came into their Boxing Day fixture away at Southampton 26 December in confident mood, having beaten title rivals Manchester City 2-1 at home just four days previously. However, they were swept away on the South Coast by the team coached by former Barça player Ronald Koeman, losing 4-0 in the first of their three holiday period fixtures.
In action again just 48 hours later on 28 December, Arsène Wenger’s side bounced back to beat newly promoted Bournemouth 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium. Former Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Özil was in imperious form, supplying the corner for Gabriel’s header to open the scoring, then adding a well taken second himself after the break to secure all three points.
On Saturday the Gunners reclaimed top spot in the Premier League with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium. Laurent Koscielny’s 72nd minute winner was enough to make it two wins in a row for the London club and leaves them on 42 points from 20 matches, two points ahead of this season’s surprise package Leicester City.
Befor the game against Betis, the squad showed off the trophy won in Japan to the Camp Nou crowd
In the moments before the league game against Real Betis, FC Barcelona presented the recently acquired FIFA Club World Cup to the Camp Nou crowd. The Barça squad were keen to share their latest trophy with the fans and place it alongside the other four titles claimed in 2015, creating an image that will go down in the Club’s history.
As the teams came out onto the field, the Andalusian players formed a guard of honour for Luis Enrique’s team as a tribute to their recent victory in Japan.
The Chilean keeper won La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup with Barça, as well as the Copa América with Chile
Since his arrival in the summer of 2014, Claudio Bravo has become a key figure in Luis Enrique’s team.
Last season’s Zamora trophy winner, after conceding just 19 in 38 league games, has already broken several records in his short time at FC Barcelona. His 754-minute shutout streak at the start of last campaign broke the previous record set by Pedro María Artola in 1977/78. He also kept 23 clean sheets in 37 games, beating the 20 of Víctor Valdés (2004/05) and Andoni Zubizarreta (1988/89).
The first three pieces of silverware for Bravo as a Barcelona player came in quick succession, as the side earned the Spanish league title, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League at the back end of last season.
His quality and experience then played a pivotal role in securing his country’s first ever Copa America title, defeating Argentina on penalties in the final (4-1).
Bravo’s year just kept on getting better, as the start of the 2015/16 started in the same manner as the last one ended. Barça won the European Super Cup in extra-time against Sevilla (5-4) and while the team was unable to win the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Club, there was more silverware to come.
The recent Club World Cup success in Japan sealed Barça’s fifth and Bravo’s sixth title of the year, defeating River Plate 3-0 in the final. With all those trophies under his belt, Bravo surpasses PSG defender Sergie Aurier’s five titles in a year, but the record is held by the keeper’s teammate Dani Alves, who won seven in 2009.
It was a record-breaking year for FC Barcelona, but which English language news pieces generated the most interest? The top 10 might surprise you
In the year 2015, FC Barcelona has once again left the world agape. In the past 12 months the Catalans not only closed out the 2014/15 season by winning an unprecedented second treble (La Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League), but they then followed it up with two more titles in the first half of the 2015/16 season (UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup). Those two feats sandwiched an immensely popular North American tour in July, a trip that served to get the team ready for the current campaign which, for the moment, sees them in first place in La Liga and safely through to the last 16 of both the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.
But before we jump ahead of ourselves, let's take a quick peek back at what made headlines this year. Among the top ten most popular stories on fcbarcelona.com, there are some which might surprise you, others not so much. But one thing is certain: taken together they are a pretty good representation of just how extraordinary 2015 was for FC Barcelona.
The excitement was just getting started when the calendar was announced for FC Barcelona's American Tour, a 10-day, whirlwind trip that would take them to the West and East coasts of the United States for friendlies with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Manchester United, and Chelsea. Barça then completed the preseason tournament in Florence, Italy versus Fiorentina.
Barça's match at Camp Nou versus Real Madrid was, as always, a worldwide event. It should be no surprise, then, that fans flocked to fcbarcelona.com in droves to peruse our global TV guide so they could find out how to follow the game, one of the most anticipated matchups in sports.
This Barça Fans video following one of the team's more impressive victories in the early going of the 2015/16 season gave users a replay of Lionel Messi's double, as well as goals from Neymar and Marc Bartra in a 4–1 La Liga triumph.
The most recent news piece to crack the top ten was this highlight reel covering the goals and top plays from the win that gave FC Barcelona their record third FIFA Club World Cup title.
Who doesn't love a good highlight? This video, yet another from Barça Fans, takes a look at this season's big win over Los Colchoneros at the Vicente Calderón in Madrid thanks to clutch goals from Neymar and Messi.
The moment that Turkish star Arda Turan put his name on the dotted line was one of the highlights of the off-season. The fact that he knew he couldn't play until January — due to a FIFA sanction on Barça — but yet still signed with Barça spoke volumes about just how badly he wanted to be here. With 2016 right around the corner, Turan's long-awaited debut is just a few days away.
When Nike first revealed the newest blaugrana design, the reviews were mixed. After all, in a Club steeped in tradition, the first ever Barça shirt with horizontal stripes was a pretty big change. It appears now, though, that any initial push-back from the purists has more than subsided. Plus, how can someone honestly say these guys don't look good?
When FC Barcelona beat Juventus 3–0 in the Final of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions to cap the team's unprecedented second treble, visits to fcbarcelona.com went through the roof. But nothing was as popular as our compilation of the players' post-game reactions on Facebook and Twitter.
Ok, we get the point. People love video highights. Especially after a Barça win. What people might not understand is how our number two most popular piece from 2015 was this Barça Fans video not from the Club World Cup Final — but from the semi-final! How could that be? Oh, wait, that's right, Barça were playing the best team from a country with a population of 1.35 billion. On top of that, Guangzhou's coach (Luiz Felipe Scolari) and top players (Robinho abd Paulinho) are well-known natives of football-crazy Brazil. Put it all together and the numbers result in eye-popping popularity.
But if there's one thing that trumps all others, this year's number one most popular piece on fcbarcelona.com should surprise nobody. For Real Madrid fans, this video has undoubtedly been blacklisted. FC Barcelona fans, however, can follow the link, grab some popcorn, take a seat, and replay it again, and again, and again.
The Club World Cup was the team's 20th continental or world title, a record only matched by Al-Ahly of Egypt
2015 will be remembered as the year when Barça once again won five trophies. December’s Club World Cup capped an extraordinary twelve months with the 20th world or continental trophy in club history, a record that ties the Catalans with Al-Ahly of Egypt as the most internationally decorated club on the planet.
Barça now have five Champions League, three Club World Cups, four Cup Winners’ Cups, five European Super Cups and three Fairs Cups (which UEFA does not officially recognise as official titles as only certain cities were invited to enter, but Barça does recognise them).
Outright European leader
The Super Cup win in Georgia confirmed Barça as the most internationally successful team in Europe by moving one trophy ahead of both Real Madrid and AC Milan with eighteen. The difference has now been stretched to two!
The victory over River Plate was the third Club World Cup title for FC Barcelona and the fifth trophy for the team this year, after also winning the Liga, Copa del Rey, Champions League and European Super Cup, matching the haul of 2011
Liga, Copa del Rey, Champions League, European Super Cup and Club World Cup. Five titles to end a dream 2015 and throw further merit on Luis Enrique at the helm of the team. It’s been a year to match 2011, when Guardiola led FCB to every title apart from the Copa del Rey and just one trophy short of that historic and memorable 2009. And the win in Yokohama also makes Barça the only club to have won the FIFA Club World Cup three times.
We could call this the third version of the Barça of the Five Cups, that legendary team of 1951-52 that won the Liga, Cup, Latin Cup, Eva Duarte Cup and the Martini Rossi Cup. There was no European Cup in those days, but with Basora, César, Kubala, Moreno and Manchón leading the way, that was the first great trophy-hauling Barça team.
From Madrid to Yokohama
The first title of this wonderful year of 2015 was the league, won when Leo Messi scored at the Calderón. That was the prize for consistency, and shortly after Barça added the Copa del Rey with a 3-1 defeat of Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou. Messi was again the star of the show with that brilliant slaloming goal. And there was more to come with the club’s fifth Champions League, won in Berlin against Juventus, with goals from Rakitic, Suárez and Neymar bringing a 3-1 win that made Barça the first club to achieve the treble twice.
The summer brought the European Super Cup in Tbilisi following an incredible game with Sevilla decided by a Pedro goal in extra time. Athletic stunned Barça to take the Spanish Super Cup, the only trophy the Catalans missed out on this season, but the year ended with further glory. River Plate were beaten 3-0 in the Club World Cup final in Yokohama and this team that can’t stop making history was celebrating yet again!
Following his goal against River Plate on Sunday in Yokohama in the Club World Cup final, the Argentine now has 24 goals in 28 finals with FC Barcelona
Cometh the hour, cometh the man they say. That is certainly true of Leo Messi since his very first final in a Barça shirt, the 2006 Spanish Super Cup against Espanyol in which curiously he did not find the net. From that day forwards, however, Messi has played in 28 different finals, and has scored 24 goals in those games, the most recent of which being the Club World Cup final against River Plate in Yokohama. Messi opened the scoring in that game, setting Barça on their way to a 3-0 victory and their third win in the competition. On a personal level, the Barça number ‘10’ is now tied with Andrés Iniesta on 26 as the blaugrana who has won most trophies.
There have been plenty of other highlights in the Argentine’s career habit of scoring goals in finals. Who could forget his two goals against Manchester United in the Champions League finals of 2009 and 2011, nor his famous strike his chest to give Barça an extra-time winner against Estudiantes in the 2009 FIFA World Club Cup final.
Below we have put together a list of all Leo Messi’s ‘Finals’ and goals:
After winning their Club World Cup together, the two players have set a new all-time record for FC Barcelona
Leo Messi and Andrés Iniesta have once again rewritten the Barça history books. After beating Sevilla to win the European Super Cup in Tbilisi last August and now adding the Club World Cup thanks to the defeat of River Plate in Yokohama, both players have now won 25 different senior club trophies as Barça players.
Both players grew up at La Masia and won their first major title in the 2004/05 season, the Liga conquered under Frank Rijkaard. The silverware hasn’t stopped flowing since, and the win in Georgia tied them with club legend Xavi Hernandez, who retired at the end of last season. The win in Japan now makes them the outright leaders.
Iniesta, of course, can also boast two European Championships and one World Cup at international level, while Messi won Olympic gold with Argentina in 2008.
Not far behind in the all-time ranking we find Dani Alves, Gerard Piqué and Sergio Busquets, who all made their debuts in Pep Guardiola’s first season in charge and have won 21 senior titles each. In fact, if we add the five titles that Dani Alves won with Sevilla (including two UEFA Cups and one Copa del Rey) plus another three with Bahia in his native Brazil, the right-back is overall Barça’s most decorated player at senior club level.
Titles with Barça
Messi & Iniesta: 7 Ligas, 4 Champions Leagues, 3 Copa del Rey, 3 European Super Cups, 6 Spanish Super Cups and 3 Club World Cups. TOTAL: 26
Xavi: 6 Spanish Super Cups, 2 Club World Cups, 2 European Super Cups, 8 Ligas, 3 Copa del Rey and 4 Champions Leagues. TOTAL: 25
Alves, Piqué, Sergio: 5 Ligas, 3 Champions Leagues, 3 Copa del Rey, 3 European Super Cups, 4 Spanish Super Cups and 3 Club World Cups. TOTAL: 21
The two clubs have met on seven occasions in Europe's top club competition with the Catalans having won four, drawn two and lost just once
Two big clubs who know each other well and have met in memorable ties previously in the competition. Arsenal and FC Barcelona have been drawn against each other again in the Champions League last 16 and will come face to face for the eighth time. Barça have had the better of the London club with four wins, two draws and just one defeat. The Catalans have come through every tie against Arsenal in Europe and the two games in February and March of next year will be their first meeting in five years.
Their first tie in the competition came in the group stages in 1999/2000. Current Barça coach scored the goal that gave his side a 1-1 draw against the Gunners at Camp Nou. In the return fixture Luis Enrique was again an important figure in the 4-2 win at Wembley.
Final in Paris
The next meeting between the sides came in the Champions League final in 2006 in Paris. Barça claimed their second victory in the competition thanks to a famous late goal from Juliano Belletti. The Premier League side went ahead in the game thanks to Sol Campbell with Samuel Eto’o levelling things up for Frank Rijkaard’s team.
Showtime from Messi
The last two precedents between the two clubs came in 2010 and in 2011 and both came in the Champions League. In the season 2009/10, in the second leg of the quarter final Leo Messi gave one of his typical masterclasses, scoring all four in the 4-1 win in the second leg at Camp Nou to take Barça into the semi-finals. The following season Messi scored twice in the 3-1 win at home that set Barça on their way to a fourth Champions League, culminating in the victory over Manchester United in the final at Wembley.
The teams meet again on the road to Milan where this season’s final will be played. Barça are trying to become the first side since the competition changes format to win the competition twice in a row.
Monday’s draw in Nyon, Switzerland pits the Catalans against the team they beat in the 2006 final. The first leg at the Emirates is on February 23 and the return at the Camp Nou is on March 16
The draw has been made and FC Barcelona will be facing Premiership club Arsenal in the second round of this season’s Champions League
As reward for finishing top of their first round group, Barça will play the second leg at home. So they’ll be playing the first leg at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 23 and then the Camp Nou will host the return game on March 16.
Arsenal needed to win by two goals at Olympiacos to get out of the group stage for a 16th consecutive season, and ended up getting three. This is, of course, the side that Barça beat in the 2006 final, and the Gunners have been eliminated in the knockout stages by Barça twice since then. A meeting with the Londoners also means a meet-up with former FCB man Alexis Sánchez, while other key members of the squad include the hero in Athens, Olivier Giroud, England international Theo Walcott, former Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Özil and Welshman Aaron Ramsey. The Premiership team's roster also includes right-back Héctor Bellerín, a product of the FC Barcelona youth system who is fast becoming a regular feature in Arsene Wenger’s first team line-ups.
The other matches
The other seven ties drawn on Monday in Nyon are as follows (team on the left will be at home for the first leg):
Roma v Real Madrid
Gent v Wolfsburg
PSV Eindhoven v Atlético Madrid
Dynamo Kyiv v Manchester City
Juventus v Bayern Munich
Paris St Germain v Chelsea
Benfica v Zenit St Petersburg
The best images from the team's final Champions League group match against Bayer Leverkusen
After qualifying for the knockout stage for the twelfth consecutive time, we take a statistical look back at the story so far
FC Barcelona completed the Champions League group stage on Wednesday night with a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen. That puts them through to the last sixteen for the twelfth consecutive season. The defending champion’s stats have been mightily impressive so far as the tournament moves into the decisive phase against a round of 16 opponent to be decided at the draw on Monday:
Barça and Real Madrid are the only teams that were not beaten in the group stage. Barça won four games, and drew in Rome and Leverkusen.
Denied by the woodwork. Luis Enrique’s side hit the post four times in the group stage, a record they share with Porto, Valencia and Dynamo Zagreb.
Fewest corners. Barça gave away just 12 corners in their six games, an average of just two a game, fewer than any of the other 31 teams involved.
Neymar Jr tops the assist ranking from the group stage with four, a position he shares with former FCB man Alexis Sánchez, Hulk, Bony and Kingsley Conan.
Rakitic covered the most distance in the Barcelona squad, a massive 50,210 metres in the group stages. That’s 8 km more than a complete marathon!
Three Champions League debuts. The first was Gumbau against BATE at the Camp Nou, while Kaptoum and Cámara also got their first tastes of European football against Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena.
Ter Stegen is the only member of the Barcelona squad that played all 90 minutes of every game. The German keeper has been having an excellent tournament, letting in just four goals, saving a penalty and making some spectacular saves.
Vermaelen and Piqué top the team in passes with 96% and 95% each. The Belgian defender had a splendid 234/244 accuracy rate, while the Catalan centre back’s 352/372 was near perfect too.
Neymar Jr made more passes in the competition than any other striker, a humungous 308 in five games.
Barça’s 78.3% possession against BATE at the Camp Nou was their highest in the group stages.
Kaptoum and Camara react to their European debuts against Bayer Leverkusen, plus comments from Samper and Rakitic
Barça had already achieved their objective ahead of tonight’s game with Bayer Leverkusen, so Luis Enrique opted to rest some of his more regular players and also hand European debuts to two members of the Barça B squad. One of those was Cameroonian Wilfrid Kaptoum, who said afterwards that “I was a bit shocked to learn that the boss had picked me as a starter … I’ll have to work hard if I want to continue getting chances like this. I’ll have to fight for my place in every training session. But this was a huge boost for me and has inspired me to continue working hard for the rest of the season.”
The game at the BayArena also brought Juan Cámara’s first 15 minutes of Champions League football. “I’d been waiting for this moment to come” he said after the final whistle. “I’m very happy with my debut. The boss said I was going to play as at full-back, which isn’t my usual position, but he encouraged me and just told me to go out and enjoy myself. I know that I need to make the most of these chances, although I also have to remember that our team is Barça B.
Here are some other quotes from the players after the 1-1 draw in Germany:
“We are aware that that wasn’t our best game but we still managed to get a decent result”
“We knew they’d put a lot of pressure on us. We found it a bit hard out there”
“We know that if we want to win the Champions League we have to be able to beat everybody. So we’re not too worried about the draw”
“It’s good to suffer sometimes. It was useful for us to see how difficult the season is going to be and what we have ahead of us”
“Despite the draw, it was an important game for keeping things going”
“When you make passes like the one for our goal, you always try to pick out Leo Messi. Luckily he scored”
The Barça boss talks positives, the performances of the B team players in a game against ‘a team who needed to win’
Unbeaten with four victories and two draws in six matches, 14 points, top of the group and through to the last 16 of the Champions League before their final fixture of the initial stage, Luis Enrique had plenty of reasons to smile following the 1-1 draw in the BayArena against Bayer Leverkusen. “I felt positive about our performance. I wanted to give the players who have played the most minutes a rest and I saw good signs from us against a team that really had to win,” said the Barça coach after giving the four youngsters in the squad, Samper, Gumbau, Cámara and Kaptoum, a chance to shine against the German side.
“This is like a masters course in ESADE Business School. I am happy with the performance of the players from the B team who have featured today. At times we were overrun by our opponents but I leave happy.”
The excellent performance of Barça keeper Ter Stegen on home soil neither escaped the notice of his coach. “Marc was spectacular, really solid and he gave the appearance of dominating the goal area, [the performance] it reinforces him.”
Luis Enrique was relaxed ahead of the draw for the next round which will take place on Monday at 12.00pm CET in Nyon, Switzerland. “In the last 16 we'll face whoever we're lucky enough to be drawn with,” said the Asturian.
Any of PSG, PSV, Benfica, Juventus, Arsenal, Dynamo Kyiv or Gent could be coming to the Camp Nou following Monday's draw at 12.00pm CET
At 12.00pm CET at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, FC Barcelona and the other fifteen clubs still involved in the Champions League will learn who they will be meeting in the first knockout round of the competition.
Barça are among the eight teams that topped their first round groups, and will therefore enjoy the privilege of being seeded, which means the guarantee of playing what, at least in theory, is a slightly less difficult opponent. And with teams of the calibre of Juventus, Arsenal or Paris Saint Germain in the draw, there are some tough prospects ahead, although the Catalans will also have the advantage of playing the second leg at the Camp Nou.
As teams that already met in the group phase are kept apart, Barça cannot face AS Roma again, but trips to France, Holland, Portugal, Italy, England, Ukraine and Belgium are all on the cards. Here’s a quick look at the seven teams that Barça could be facing in the games to be played on February 16,17, 23 or 24 (first leg) and March 8, 9, 15 or 16 (second leg at Camp Nou).
The French champions, managed by former FCB star Laurent Blanc, finished second to Real Madrid, the only side other than Barcelona to avoid defeat in the first phase. PSG’s top scorer in the group stage was Ángel Di María with three goals, while other standouts include Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, David Luiz and Edinson Cavani, as well as three familiar faces at the Camp Nou: Maxwell, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Motta. Barça faced the side from the French capital in the quarter finals last season, and also in 2012/13, and progressed both times.
PSV had to come from behind to beat CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night to qualify in dramatic fashion along with Wolfsburg, who topped the group with a 3-2 win over Manchester United. PSV, whose top scorers in the group stage were the Belgian striker Maxime Lestienne and captain Luuk de Jong, with two goals each, have become the first Dutch side to make the last sixteen for eight years. Now coached by former FC Barcelona player Phillip Cocu, PSV have not faced Barça since the two 2-2 draws in the 1997/98 group stage.
The Portuguese were well-poised to top Group C, but home defeat to Atlético Madrid on the final day means they have had to settle for second. Benfica’s most dangerous players are midfielder Nicolás Gaitán and strikers Konstantinos Mitroglou, Raúl Jiménez and Jonas, who scored eight goals between them in the group stage. Barça have met the Eagles four times in the competition, for the first time in the 1961 final (which Benfica won 3-2) and most recently in the 2012/13 group stage, Barça winning 2-0 at home and drawing 0-0 in the Stadium of Light.
The Italian team’s setback at Sevilla meant they finished second behind Manchester City in Group D, when just a draw would have been enough to ensure them top spot. A meeting with the ‘Old Lady of Turin’, who have been crowned European champions twice in the past, would of course be a repeat of last season’s Champions League final in Berlin, which Barça won 3–1 to complete their second treble. Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri has key players like Paul Pogba, Álvaro Morata and Mario Mandzukic at his disposal.
Arsenal needed to win by two goals at Olympiacos to get out of the group stage for a 16th consecutive season, and ended up getting three. This is, of course, the side that Barça beat in the 2006 final, and the Gunners have been eliminated in the knockout stages by Barça twice since then. A meeting with the Londoners would also mean a meet-up with former FCB man Alexis Sánchez, while other key members of Arsene Wenger’s squad include Giroud, the hero in Athens, Theo Walcott and former Real Madrid midfielder Özil. Arsenal are currently top of the English Premiership, pending the outcome of Leicester City’s game with Chelsea later today.
Dynamo needed to beat Maccabi Tel Aviv on the final day and did just that to bag second place in their group behind Chelsea. Now managed by Ukrainian legend Serhiy Rebrov, Dynamo’s top scorer in the competition so far is Andriy Yarmolenko. There have been some memorable Champions League encounters between Dynamo and Barça over the years, and should they been drawn together, it’ll be their first meeting since the 2009/10 group stage, when the Catalans won both matches.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck’s side have been the surprise package of the tournament, who have followed their first ever Belgian league title with progress into the knockout stages at the expense of Valencia, who lost at home to Lyon on the final day while the Belgians inflicted the first defeat of the championship on group winners Zenit. Gent is the only one of the potential rivals that Barça have never met before and are the first Belgian side to ever make it out of the group stages in the Champions League era.
We take a look at the most interesting facts and figures surrounding Wednesday's Champions League match
FC Barcelona have already won Group E of the UEFA Champions League, but are facing a Bayer Leverkusen side still fighting for a berth in the last 16. Here's what you need to know before they kick off at 8.45pm:
- Barca have six consecutive wins against Bayer Leverkusen, most recently by a score of 2–1 at Camp Nou in the second game of this season's group stage. They also previously met in the last 16 in 2011/12, a second group stage in 2002/03, and a first group stage in 2001/02. They have also met in the 1987/88 UEFA Cup quarter-finals, in which Bayer beat Barça 1–0 on aggregate. In total, there have been nine clashes between the two in Europe with six victories, 1 draw and 2 defeats for the Catalans.
- Lionel Messi leads active Barça players in scoring against Bayer Leverkusen with a total of 6 goals, all coming in the last 16 in 2011/12. Messi scored one in Germany (a 3–1 FCB win) and five in Barcelona (a 7–1 FCB win), becoming the first footballer to score five goals in a UEFA Champions League match.
- As a player, Luis Enrique Martínez faced Bayer Leverkusen in 2001/02, in the first group stage of the UEFA Champions League. The current FC Barcelona coach scored in both matches. Bayer won 2–1 in Germany and Barça won 2–1 at Camp Nou.
- With Wednesday's game, Bayer Leverkusen will tie Bayern Munich as the German team which has faced Barça the most, with eight games played. They are followed by Stuttgart and Werder Bremen with four and Schalke 04 and Hertha BSC with two.
- To qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League, Bayer Leverkusen must win and hope that AS Roma, second in qualifying Group E, lose or draw against BATE Borisov.
- Bayer have scored eleven goals in three home matches played in this edition of the Champions League, winning twice, including their 3–0 playoff win over Lazio, and a draw.
- Javier 'Chicarito' Hernandez is Bayer's top scorer with eleven goals in his last ten games.
- Barça seek to finish the group stage undefeated, something which they haven't done since the 2011/12 season.
- Three FC Barcelona players have performed national team duties with a player from Bayer Leverkusen. Marc-André ter Stegen has done so with Kramer, Bellarabi and Lars Bender; Claudio Bravo has done so with Aránguiz; and Ivan Rakitic has done so with Kresic and Jedvaj.
The Brazilian picked up the problem in the session on Tuesday at the BayArena in Leverkusen
Neymar’s misfortune in the final training session ahead of Wednesday’s game against Bayer Leverkusen was to suffer a slight groin injury on his left side which means his recovery will dictate his availability for the coming fixtures.
This setback comes just the day before match day 6 in the Champions League and the game in the BayArena. Barça’s next game is against Deportivo La Coruña on Saturday at Camp Nou (4.00pm CET) and that will be followed by the semi-final of the FIFA World Club Cup in Japan on Thursday 17 December at 11.30am CET.
The Brazilian’s injury comes at a moment when he is in the form of his life. The striker is currently the top scorer in the Spanish League on 14 goals and was recently named as player of the month for November by
the LFP (Spanish Football League).
The last time Neymar was missing for Barça came at the start of the season when a bout of mumps forced him out of the Spanish Super Cup tie against Athletic Bilbao and also out of the first game of the league season. Since then he has played in 18 out of 20 matches, scoring 16 goals in all competitions bringing his all time total for Barça to 70 in just 110 games.
With his team already through to the knock out stages of this season’s Champions League, the Barça coach is keen for his side to maintain their winning habit against the German club
“We will go out there and look for the win and enjoy a top quality match.” That was how FC Barcelona boss Luis Enrique summed up his team’s approach to Wednesday’s final fixture in Group E of the Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen. Barça are already through as group winner but the Bundesliga side need a victory if they are to have any hope of making it to the last 16. “The situation [in the group] affects our opponents more than us. I have seen teams under pressure sweep away sides but I have also seen teams who cannot take that kind of burden,” said Luis Enrique.
The Barça boss made it clear that he does not expect his side to relax despite already being through to the next phase of the competition. For Luis Enrique that would go against the very nature of his side. “Our team has an identity, a way of playing and I would not expect us to go out there and not be competitive,” added the Asturian.
“My motivation is to pick up three points and play well. Whoever goes through with us will deserve it, regardless of my preferences,” revealed the boss after being asked if wanted to do his former club Roma a favour by beating Leverkusen.
“We have been offered the chance to enjoy a great match, we don’t have to be worried about the result, we have to just play our own game. I consider it a great opportunity,” said the former Barça player.
The 19 man squad selected by Luis Enrique undertook their final training session at the ground where they will face Bayer Leverkusen in their last group game of the Champions League
Barça are ready for another night of European Football. Luis Enrique’s squad trained on Tuesday evening local time for the final time before their clash with Bayer Leverkusen (8.45pm CET) in their final group game of this season’s Champions League. The 19 players selected in the squad went out onto the field at the Bayer Arena, the venue for the game against a German side who need to win to have any chance of joining the Barça in the last 16 of the competition.
The session took place after the press conferences by Marc-André ter Stegen and Luis Enrique and present were the B team players Sergi Samper, Juan Cámara, Gerard Gumbau and Wilfred Kaptoum. The quartet have been included by coach Luis Enrique with Dani Alves absent thought suspension and Douglas, Rafinha, Mathieu and Sergi Roberto also missing due to suspension. Furthermore, Andrés Iniesta and Gerard Piqué were also left out of the squad, the pair rested for Barça’s final European game of 2015.
Barça’s German goalkeeper is firmly focused on the game against Leverkusen and is delighted his family will have the chance to see him in action
Barça are the current holders of the Champions League title and this season they have lived up to that billing by winning four and drawing one of their five matches so far in Group E of this season’s Champions League, 13 points enough to see them through already to the last 16 as group winners. The Catalans are undefeated in the competition so far and that is motivation enough for Wednesday’s clash with Bayer Leverkusen: “We want to win as always. They want to remain in the Champions League and we want to win as many games as we can to show we are the best in the group,” said Marc-André ter Stegen.
The Barça goalkeeper continued in his appearance before the press in his native Germany ahead of the clash with Bundesliga side: "I hope to win tomorrow. We feel good, we are leaders in the group and we will show that on the field.
“I am not thinking about the World Club Cup. The game on the horizon is this Wednesday and we want to play well and win. We went to respond as we should as favourites. We are leaders because of the points we have picked up.
“It’s always dangerous playing against Bayer Leverkusen. They pressure well and they will try to play as always, with the ball. We think we have a chance of scoring goals against them.”
The man signed from Borussia Mönchengladbach in the summer of 2014 showed himself to be content to be back on home soil: “I am happy to be close to home, just an hour away. My family are coming to see me and it is a special game for me and I want to win.
“I know the fans from playing in Germany and I hope we get a good welcome. It is always interesting to discover a new set of fans like I am at the moment in Barcelona. We have been to Rome and there they have a different type of fans as well.”
Finally Ter Stegen dispelled any doubts about his own form. “I think it is all going well. In the Champions League we have played two games without conceding, against Roma they scored a great goal against us. I just want to play as well as I can and it is the coach who decides who plays,” concluded the German.
The Germans need to win in the Bay Arena against an 'even stronger' Barça with the return of Leo Messi according to coach Roger Schmidt
The Bundesliga side have to take all three points and hope Roma do not against BATE if they are to make it to the last 16 of the Champions League
Bayer Leverkusen know they have to win on Wednesday evening (8.45pm CET) against FC Barcelona to have any chance of making it through to the last 16 of the Champions League for the third consecutive season. The Germans also have to hope that Group E rivals AS Roma falter at home in their final fixture against Belarusians BATE Borisov. Coach Roger Schmidt knows the size of the task facing his team with the visit of the current European Champions in Barça and he admitted: “Together with Bayern Munich, they are probably the best side in the world.
“Barcelona are in great shape. With Messi being fit again, they are even stronger – he is the best player in the world after all. There is no way to completely deny him.
“We are looking forward to the game and want to compete with them in our own stadium. We have already shown that we are capable of putting in special performances in Europe.”
The Bundesliga side’s task is made all the more difficult due to their current inconsistent form. The 2-1 defeat away at the weekend against Hertha Berlin was their third loss in the league in their last five games and has seen them slip to eighth place in the table, 19 points behind leaders Bayern Munich. Furthermore, Leverkusen will have to put an end to a run of six straight defeats against Barça in Europe, the most recent a 2-1 reverse at Camp Nou back in September in their first meeting in Group E of this season's Champions League.
The first team left Barcelona this morning to play their last group stage game in the Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen
FC Barcelona are on the ground in Germany for Wednesday's final group stage game of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions league. The Barça expedition, which includes 19 players for the game against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, left Barcelona - El Prat Airport for Cologne, Germany at 10:04am. The charter flight took just under two hours and landed in Cologne at 11.57am.
The scene of the game
After landing in Germany, Barça were transferred to their hotel to rest and recharge their batteries before their final training session in the evening. The team will have their first contact with the BayArena turf in a session scheduled for 7.00pm. Before the workout there will be a press conference featuring Luis Enrique and Marc-André ter Stegen. The clash against Bayer Leverkusen will be played on Wednesday at 8:45pm.
All times are in Central European Time
The Uruguayan striker is in his best form since becoming a Barça player and has scored 12 goals in his last eight matches, scoring in each
With 19 goals he is the top scorer in the squad ahead of Neymar on 16 and Messi on 9
Luis Suárez is in spectacular form at the moment. The Uruguayan striker has now scored in eight consecutive matches, scoring 12 goals in that time in all competitions. His efforts have helped his side maintain top spot in the league and also make it through to the last 16 of this season’s Champions League as group winners. The Barça number 9’s run began in the league game against Eibar at Camp Nou in October. The striker scored a hat-trick that day to help his side come from behind to win 3-1.
Run with important goals
During this run Suárez has opened the scoring in several important victories such as the wins over Getafe, Real Madrid and Roma. In theClásico, the striker scored twice in the 4-0 victory in the Santiago Bernabéu, the first a brilliant volley from Dani Alves’ cross.
Against Villarreal the Uruguayan scored from the spot, he scored twice against BATE in the Champions League and his last goal came against Valencia at the weekend in Mestalla, allowing his side to take a point away from home.
Suárez is the top scorer in the side this season with 19 goals in 21 matches in all competitions, an average of 0.9 per goals per game. The graphic below gives you an indication of the details of the Uruguayans’ goals.
Barça have only lost once in their last 10 final group games in the initial stages of the Champions League
FC Barcelona face Bayer Leverkusen this Wednesday (8.45pm CET) with their homework completed in this season’s Champions League group stage. The current champions of Europe have assured themselves of top spot in Group E with a game still to play and so once more they are through to the last 16 of the competition. In contrast the Germans are in third place in the group, level on points with AS Roma and so have to win in their last game and hope the Italians do not against BATE Borisov if they are to join Barça in the knock out stages.
Roger Schmidt’s side are up against it as the Catalans have an excellent record in the final game of the group stages in recent years. Since the 2005/06 when Barça claimed their second victory in the competition with a win over Arsenal in Paris, they have picked up six wins, one draw and one defeat in their final group game. They have qualified as group winners on all but one occasion, as back in 2006/07 they qualified as runners up to Chelsea in the initial phase.
Below are the details of Barça’s record on Match Day 6 of the Champions League:
There is midweek Champions League action away to Bayer Leverkusen and a visit from Deportivo in the league on Saturday, and then attention will switch to the FIFA Club World Cup
The FC Barcelona first team returns to training on Monday ahead of a week with back-to-back fixtures, the last two games before they fly to Japan for the Club World Cup. On Wednesday they complete the Champions League group stage away to Bayer Leverkusen and on Saturday they are at home to Deportivo in the league.
Here’s the plan for the week ahead (all times Central European Time):
11.00am: Training at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper
7.00pm: Training in the Bay Arena Stadium
8.45pm: Champions League match. Bayer Leverkusen v FC Barcelona
6.00pm: Training at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper
11.00am: Training at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper
4.00pm: La Liga match. FC Barcelona v Deportivo de Coruña
The German side go down to a 2-1 defeat away at Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga before their decisive home clash with Barça on Wednesday in the Champions League
FC Barcelona conclude the group stage of this season’s Champions League on Wednesday at 8.45pm CET with a trip to Germany to take on Bayer Leverkusen. Top spot in Group E is already assured after their excellent 6-1 demolition of AS Roma on Match Day 5 at Camp Nou but for the Bundesliga club there is still all to play as they are still involved in a three way battle with Roma and BATE Borisov for a place in the last 16.
The Germans will go into the game at the Bay Arena against Barça having lost this weekend away in the league at Hertha Berlin. Roger Schmidt’s side went down 2-1 to the club from the capital, Darida putting the home side 1-0 up in the 7th minute only for Javier Hernández to equalise for Bayer before the break. In the second half Brooks grabbed the winner for Hertha on the hour mark and the defeat leaves Leverkusen in ninth place in the Bundesliga, 19 points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
One of the other candidates for second place in the group, Italian side AS Roma, were also in action on Saturday. Rudi Garcia’s team were held to a 1-1 draw at Torino, Pjanic appearing to have won the game for the giallorossi with an 84th minute strike before former blaugrana Maxi López salvaged a point for the home side with a penalty in the final minute of the game. The Roman club are now in fifth place in Serie A with 28 points from 15 games.
We take a look at the domestic results of Barça's opponents in La Liga, the UEFA Champions League and the Copa del Rey
While FC Barcelona clinched a berth in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League with a 6–1 rout of AS Roma at Camp Nou, on Saturday the Catalans beat Real Sociedad 4–0 to stay four points clear at the top of the league table. Here's a look at how Barça's rivals in both competitions — plus the Copa del Rey — fared in domestic league action over the weekend.
Leverkusen, for the time being, are sixth in the Bundesliga table with 21 points after drawing 1–1 at home versus Schalke 04. Bayer managed to salvage the point in the waning moments of the game when a play by Chicharito ended up resulting in an own-goal by Schalke's Riether.
Meanwhile, AS Roma, who were blown out by Barça at Camp Nou last Tuesday, fell to Atalanta by a score of 2–0 on goals that came late in each half, the second on a penalty kick. The loss leaves Roma with 27 points after 14 games in Serie A.
In the Spanish First Division, FC Barcelona's 4–0 shutout of Real Sociedad at Camp Nou had provisionally stretched their lead at the top of the league table to seven points over second-placed Atlético Madrid and to nine points over arch-nemesis Real Madrid in third.
But in the game immediately following Barça's, Atlético hung on for 87 minutes after Antoine Griezmann scored the game's lone goal at the three minute mark, beating Espanyol at the Vicente Calderón. The victory brought the Colchoneros right back to within four points of leaders Barça.
On Sunday, Real Madrid were able to keep pace as well, getting goals from Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo in a 2–0 win at Eibar.
Barça travel to Valencia for an 8.30pm kick-off on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Real Madrid host Getafe at 4.00pm while Atlético visit Granada at 6.15pm. Valencia are currently in ninth place in the table after going down to a 1-0 defeat at Sevilla with Nuno Santo's team reduced to nine men in the second half due to the dismissals of Joao Cancelao and Javi Fuego. Both players are now almost certain to miss the visit of FC Barcelona to Mestalla next weekend.
Copa del Rey
Finally, Second Division B squad Villanovense, who are set to visit Camp Nou on Wednesday for the return leg of the Cup's last 32 — and managed a scoreless draw with Barça in the first leg — continue to disappoint in Group IV play. Villanovense were defeated by Cartagena 2–1 on Saturday for their fifth straight loss, which leaves them mired in the relegation zone, 17th in the table.
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Unseen images of Barça's Champions League win that sees them through to the last 16 of the competition
The impressive display against the Italians produced yet another series of amazing statistics, and this is the pick of the bunch
FC Barcelona’s stunning form continues. Against AS Roma on Tuesday night, they sealed passage into the last sixteen on the Champions League as winners of Group E. The six-goal rout of the Serie A side was yet another masterful performance from the team, and here we pick out some of the key stats from the game:
- Six goals on Tuesday, to add to twelve in the four previous fixtures against Real Madrid, Villarreal, BATE and Getafe. That’s eighteen goals in five matches –an impressive return that shows that the team is getting things spot-on at the moment.
- Dzeko scored for the Italians in the final minute of the match – the first time the ball had landed in the Barça net since Borja Bastón found the target in the 9th minute of the Eibar game – no less than 621 minutes of football earlier.
- Sergio Busquets made his 350th appearance in a Barça shirt. He was only for 45 minutes, but that was enough for him to make 70 passes, 67 of which were completed, equating to a massive 96% success rate. He also won the ball seven times.
- This was the ninth time in a row that Barcelona have qualified for the last sixteen of the Champions League as group winners and a record seventeenth time in total since the new format was introduced.
- Luis Suárez’s great form continues. The Uruguayan’s brace last night means he has five goals in five outings in the Champions League, making him joint top scorer along with Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Artem Dzyuba (Zenit) and Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich).
- Leo Messi’s return to the starting eleven couldn’t have been better. He scored twice, and the first set a new record in this season’s Champions League by being preceded by a massive string of 27 passes in little more than a minute – and a goal to compare with the first in Saturday’s Clásico, with every one of the outfield players touching the ball.
The Uruguayan striker, who scored two goals against AS Roma, emphasises that the trident works 'for the good of the team'
FC Barcelona striker Luis Suárez scored twice on Tuesday night and wreaked havoc on AS Roma for all 90 minutes of the Catalans' 6–1 rout of the Romans in Group E play of the UEFA Champions League. Suárez spoke to reporters after the game. Here are the highlights of what he had to say:
“We know that every player has to fulfil their expectations.”
“We played a perfect game, very complete, and we didn’t leave any space in midfield. In the first half we put the game away.”
"Neymar, Messi and I are here for the good of the team, for the good of Barça. We don’t think individually.”
“The people were waiting for Messi to return and we’re all happy that he scored.”
"With Neymar and Suárez we get on really well. We know we have a responsibility but we also want to have a good time."
"I was really excited to have that feeling of coming back and playing again. I enjoyed watching the team, but playing is better."
"The feeling that I have is that we're enjoying ourselves out there on the field."
"We're enjoying working on a daily basis, and that's the most important thing."
"The end of the seaon is a long way away."
"We're very happy but we know there will be games where perhaps we need to do a little bit more."
"I was looking forward to getting out there and playing 45 minutes."
"We're working hard and the attackers and defenders are defending as a unit."
"I think we're in great form at the moment."
Online reactions from the players following the 6–1 rout over AS Roma
The FC Barcelona head coach spoke to the media on the Camp Nou pitch shortly after the game ended and touched on several topics
Luis Enrique’s team had an easy time tonight, routing AS Roma by a score of 6–1. Nevertheless, the head coach sees room for improvement. Here’s what he said just minutes after the final whistle:
On the big picture:
“When you see your players have fun out on the pitch, you’re happy.”
“We take every game with the seriousness and necessity to know that in the most important stretch of the season it will be important to create this kind of pressure to get good results.”
“Surely we can improve a lot of things. In a sport as complex as football, there’s always room for improvement. We’re at a good moment and we have to take maximum advantage.”
On the hunger:
“I see the fans enjoying the team. I see the players really wanting to participate and I see the faces of those who can’t participate and they really want to.”
On his players:
“These players are very smart and we know perfectly that we are in the first third [of the season] and the best part is still to come.”
Goals from Messi and Suárez, the sure-handed Ter Stegen, the role of Luis Enrique and the fans were all keys to the big win
The Uruguayan has scored 17 goals in 19 official games this season. But Suárez doesn’t just score; he also works tirelessly to help his teammates, like on Messi's first goal. He also comes up with steals, like he did in the first half with Dzeko, in what was a very typical play.
The Argentine returned at the Bernabéu on Saturday and against Roma he was a starter. He was very active and dynamic from kick off, and his first goal in the 18th minute was a masterpiece. In the second half he completed his performance with a second goal that made his return to the Camp Nou perfect.
Although he couldn’t do anything on Roma’s late goal, Ter Stegen again demonstrated his skill in net. The German goalkeeper stopped a penalty on Dzeko much like he did last season against Manchester City’s Agüero in the Champions League. With Ter Stegen, Bravo and Masip in goal, Barça are well covered.
The coach made some changes to the starting lineup and had success. The team is growing and have outscored their last two opponents10–1. The fans at Camp Nou recognized Luis Enrique’s efforts by chanting his name in the second half.
The 71,433 spectators
Despite the cold and the strict security measures prior to the match, the fans wanted to be with his team. And those who decided to go to the stadium and overcome all the obstacles were rewarded by another fine show. The rout puts Barça into the last 16 as Group E winner.
The Catalans have featured in the knockout stage of every edition of the Champions League since 2004/05
The scenario this evening was that FC Barcelona needed a single point from the game with AS Roma to ensure qualification for the second round of the Champions League, and moreover as group leaders. But they ended up making it into the last sixteen before a ball had been kicked after BATE Borisov and Bayer Leverkusen drew 1-1 in the other game in the group, which kicked off in Belarus three hours earlier.
Gordeichuk put the home side ahead after just two minutes, but Mehmedi pulled level for the Germans with 22 minutes to go, and the draw means that Leverkusen have lost all mathematical hope of catching Barça.
The result also means that should they win at the Camp Nou tonight, AS Roma will join Barça in the next round – any other result and it will all go down to the final day, when Bayer host Barcelona and Roma host BATE Borisov.
Barça have been ever-presents in the Champions League round of 16 since the 2004/05 season. The year before they weren’t involved in the competition, and played in what was then still known as the UEFA Cup.
In those twelve seasons, the Catalans have gone on to win the European title four times (Paris, Rome, Wembley and Berlin), while in the same period no other club has won it more than once. The teams clubs to have lifted the trophy are Liverpool, AC Milan, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Bayern and Real Madrid.
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