Why Barcelona should concede La Liga and focus on Champions League

Gerard Pique

Real Madrid lead La Liga by four points with five matches to go. Barcelona has Villarreal, Espanyol, Real Valladolid, Osasuna, and Alavés while Real Madrid has Athletic Club, Alavés, Granada, Villarreal, and Leganés. The Celta de Vigo draw for Barcelona felt like the end of the league challenge, but that doesn’t mean the whole season […]

Barcelona vs. Atlético 2-2 | Tactical Breakdown, VAR, and Messi 700 | La Liga Match Review

Barca Atletico

Quique Setién kept his trust in Riqui Puig and Lionel Messi bagged his 700th career goal, but FC Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Atlético Madrid was full of controversy and may have cost Barça the title. Listen to the latest podcast: https://podfollow.com/the-barcelona-podcast For more on this match and other FC Barcelona news check out our friends at Tribuna.com!

INTERVIEW: Jon Bakero; Setién following in Valverde’s footsteps, and Piqué comments

Jon Bakero Interview

On episode 199, Dan and Francesc discuss Barcelona’s issues against Sevilla and why it feels like Ernesto Valverde is still in charge. Then they welcome on Jon Bakero of Phoenix Rising FC to discuss his famous father, when he decided to become a professional himself, and much more! Running Order: Are Barcelona’s problems something Quique Setién can fix? Why […]

FC Barcelona vs. Sevilla FC | La Liga Preview

Barcelona v. Sevilla Preview

La Liga could be on the line when FC Barcelona visit Sevilla in a match-up of the first place team against the third place team. With Frenkie de Jong and Sergi Roberto out with injuries, Quique Setién will need to pull out all the stops to defeat the Andalusian side. The Barcelona Podcast previews Barça […]

FC Barcelona vs. CD Leganés 2-0 | La Liga Match Review

Barcelona vs. Leganes Match Review

Barcelona had a bit of trouble breaking down a scrappy Leganés side, but Lionel Messi and Ansu Fati showed up to play the heroes. Things weren’t perfect, but Quique Setién’s ideas were still on display. The Barcelona Podcast provides a tactical breakdown to the 2-0 win.

Braithwaite ahead of Griezmann, Wildcard Vidal, and Dominant Messi

Braithwaite and Messi

On episode 198, Dan and Francesc debate who deserves a starting spot next to Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez – Antoine Griezmann or Martin Braithwaite. They talk about the role of Arturo Vidal, the messaging of Takefusa Kubo playing while Ansu Fati and other La Masia players warm the bench, and much more!  Running Order: Can we […]

FC Barcelona vs. RCD Mallorca | La Liga Preview

Barcelona Mallora Preview

La Liga is finally back! Barcelona travel to Mallorca to continue their push to the La Liga trophy. Takefusa Kubo, on loan from Real Madrid, gets all the headlines when he plays Barcelona, but if the Catalan giants drop points, Kubo’s less heralded teammates will play a big part.

Equilibrium – Taking the Pressure off Messi

messi_equilibrium

‘The mental state of a side can be measured by the distribution of goals. When it is always the same person scoring, that fragile state of equilibrium that is a football team begins to show cracks.’ Who else could it be about? Without prompting, with no mental gymnastics. The part that makes you scratch your […]