How Lionel Messi Won his Sixth Ballon d’Or

Messi win 6th Ballon d'Or

In 2015, Lionel Messi won his fifth Ballon d’Or. Since then, he’s still been the best player in the world, but the narrative was elsewhere. The Barcelona Podcast looks at some of the key moments that helped Messi capture his sixth Ballon d’Or.

Why is Ligue 1 behind the other major leagues?

Ousmane Dembélé, Samuel Umtiti, Clément Lenglet, Jean-Clair Todibo and Kheira Hamraoui all got their start in French football. For Hamraoui, she comes from a league that is known for its international prestige and success. For the four male players in Barcelona’s first team, Ligue 1 is not seen with the same prestige. Is it PSG’s […]

Is French football overlooked? Facing Lyon and Sophie Serbini [TBPod131]

On episode 131 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by The Athletic’s Sophie Serbini to discuss the state of French football, from Barcelona’s current French connection to the perception of Ligue 1 around the world and much more! Then they break down and preview the second leg with Lyon in the Champions League and how Lyon will hope to […]