If the year was 2013, Barcelona would probably be meeting Galatasaray in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. That season the team from Istanbul was actually knocked out by Real Madrid in the quarterfinals, losing 5-3 on aggregate but beating Los Blancos 3-2 in Turkey. Barça, meanwhile, was knocked out in the semifinals by that […]
Barcelona hasn’t been in the Europa League (then called the UEFA Cup) since Xavi’s days as a young player. Unfortunately, they’re back there again after 19 years and facing off against a Napoli side with plenty of Champions League caliber players. Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, and Victor Osimhen are just some of the names that […]
Barcelona are in for a tough one on the road against Benfica. The Portuguese league leaders are flying high at the moment with 10 wins and 2 draws on the season. Barça, though, come in with the best feel-good moment of the season through Ansu Fati, who will likely feature off the bench.
Julian Nagelsmann versus Ronald Koeman. Bayern Munich versus FC Barcelona. Yes, the Bavarians are the favorites. Yes, Barça do have some demons to exercise after their 8-2 loss last year. That said, the Blaugrana are at the Camp Nou and fans are back in the stands for a Champions League night for the first time […]
Last March, Vinicius Jr. scored his first goal against Barcelona in a 2-0 win. In October, Ansu Fati scored his first El Clásico goal in the 3-1 loss at the Camp Nou. There is a sense that those goals were only the first of many for those two in the match-up, and it’s unfortunate that […]
Unlike when the two met earlier in the season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid are playing well in anticipation of the 246th edition of El Clásico. Like many El Clásicos before it, the winner of this one could decide who takes home the La Liga trophy this season.
Barcelona don’t often play on Mondays. That’s one of the benefits of being Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, or recently Atlético Madrid – weekends mean more eyes and there are more eyes on the giants, as unfair as it may be. That said, Barcelona should be the heavy favorites against Huesca regardless of the day of […]
Facing off against Sevilla twice in the next five days makes the La Liga version of the match-up seem like the undercard, but that’s not necessarily the case. One could argue that the Copa de Rey is the trophy that is most likely, but a 2-0 deficit must be overturned first. In La Liga, Sevilla […]
After Barcelona fell 2-1 to Cádiz in the south of Spain in December, they found something that wasn’t there before and rattled off away win after away win in La Liga and the Copa del Rey. This time around Ronald Koeman may hope that this match against Cádiz is the first of that next string […]
On The Barcelona Podcast, we hold the view that no team should be overlooked. Any team in La Liga can beat any other La Liga team on any day, and Deportivo Alavés is no different. Yet, with Paris Saint-Germain awaiting Barcelona on Tuesday, Ronald Koeman has a few decisions to make. Starring an injury crisis […]