On episode 331, Dan and Omar Hawwash of Blaugranagram break down Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Napoli. They talk de Jong’s re-emergence, Pique’s fine performance, Dest’s improvements, and much more! Running Order: What changed for Frenkie de Jong? How did the back-line have success against Napoli? What has Dest improved? How does Xavi’s system help Aubameyang and Adama? […]
That’s more like it. In a matter of weeks, Barcelona has turned a corner and now scored eight goals in two matches. The counter-attack looked good, the midfield looked dominant, and Napoli had no answers. Four goals came in four different ways, with a Frenkie de Jong golazo being the best of the bunch.
Sometimes you can be the hero and the villain. Ferran Torres, who scored the PK goal to give Barcelona the draw, could have been the hero on the night if he had converted any number of his chances. Xavi also experimented with de Jong as the pivot while Mingueza got tested at right-back.
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 […]
On episode 183, Dan and Francesc discuss the news that Barcelona will be playing behind closed doors, including for the Champions League match against Napoli. Your hosts talk about the intensity and behavior of Eder Sarabia, the playing time of Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig, why Mallorca is such a tough place to play, and much more! […]
On episode 181, Dan and Francesc discuss how Barcelona got out of Naples with a 1-1 draw. Your hosts break down the goals, debate who needs to be better for the Blaugrana, preview El Clásico, and much more! Running Order: How did Napoli exploit Barcelona’s weaknesses and how did Quique Setién respond? Can Setién get more out […]
Barcelona may be going through some things this season, but so are Napoli. That said, Gennaro Gattuso has his men ready and playing close to their best ahead of their Champions League’s match-up with Lionel Messi. The Barcelona Podcast picks 5 players that Culés should know before the fireworks begin.
On episode 180, Dan and Francesc discuss how Lionel Messi dominated Eibar and quieted the negativity off the field. Your hosts discuss Martin Braithwaite’s Barcelona debut, who should start versus Napoli, who Barcelona should worry about against Napoli, and much more! Running Order: How did Messi will Barça to victory against Eibar? Can Braithwaite tip the La […]
With FC Barcelona drawing S.S.C. Napoli, it’s hard not to think of the few ties that bind the two clubs. Diego Maradona is of course the leading name. For a player so revered for his exploits on the field with Argentina and Napoli, his time at Barcelona was much smaller and less noticeable of a […]