On episode 428, Dan and Levon discuss Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup. They talk about the dominating midfield performances, the progress of Xavi’s project, what Barça needs to win more trophies, and much more! Running Order: Join the new Discord server! We’re still learning Discord too so please be patient! We’re […]
Xavi’s first trophy as manager of FC Barcelona came in a big way, defeating Real Madrid 3-1 in the final of the Spanish Super Cup. While that trophy doesn’t usually mean much, beating your rival for it and ending a trophy drought makes it significant. The best part is having the dominating performance led by […]
How much of a win comes down to motivation, grit, desire, and all those other intangibles? How much of a win comes down to a team functioning better, both tactically and in identity? How much of a win comes down to a team’s winning pedigree and a confidence in the result? All three of these […]
On episode 402, Dan and Levon discuss Barcelona’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in El Clásico. They talk about what went against Barcelona, if Xavi should move on from Busquets, the recipe for bouncing back, and much more! Running Order: How should Xavi approach bouncing back? Can Busquets still be starting? How would Frenkie de Jong be […]
El Clásico is always the game that matters, but Barcelona wasn’t good enough against their eternal rivals, falling to Real Madrid 3-1. VAR wasn’t on their side and lucky bounces went the way of Los Blancos. However, the themes from Inter Milan have continued and Xavi has to take a long look at this squad.
Barcelona has to put aside their disappointing Champions League campaign because Real Madrid awaits them with a spot at the top of the La Liga table on the line. Injuries and availability will affect the outcome, but is Real Madrid’s advantage on paper really as large as it seems?
A golazo from Raphinha was all that separated Barcelona and Real Madrid in a preseason edition of El Clásico in Las Vegas that saw the debut of Robert Lewandowski and a masterclass of defending by Ronald Araujo. Thibaut Courtois kept Madrid in the game, but Xavi can be happy with what he saw in a […]
It doesn’t get much better than beating Real Madrid in El Clásico. But how about doing it at the Santiago Bernabeu? Or how about putting four goals past a team you haven’t beaten in three years. Xavi got it right, Ancelotti got it wrong, and Barcelona made history.
Real Madrid are on a 5-game win streak against Barcelona, but don’t tell Xavi that. His team are flying high and this edition of El Clásico could have some fireworks. Who will be the major players? What will be each manager’s game plan? Time for another El Clásico preview.
On episode 319, Dan and Rik Sharma of Siempre Positivo discuss Barcelona’s 3-2 loss to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup. They talk Ansu Fati’s intangibles, Xavi’s newfound depth, questions in the midfield, and much more! Running Order: What are the positives in the loss? How did Real Madrid break down Barcelona? What separates Ansu from […]