Barcelona meet familiar faces against Real Betis

Barcelona’s comeback against Granada in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals wasn’t the only exciting finish in the round. Unlike the Blaugrana, Real Betis were on the other side of a comeback. The potential 84th minute winner from Juanmi was wasted when Raúl García equalized in stoppage time. The Andalusian side eventually fell on penalty kicks, […]

Quique Setién | Getting to know Barcelona’s newest manager

Quique Setién, Barcelona's newest manager

Quique Setién has only managed four seasons of top flight football. So why he is qualified for the Barcelona job? The Barcelona Podcast profiles the man from Santander, from player to third division manager to Las Palmas and Real Betis and finally to the Camp Nou.

What does Carles Aleñá need to do for his Real Betis loan to be a success?

Carles Aleñá to Real Betis

As expected, 21-year-old Carles Aleñá is the first player on the move for FC Barcelona in the January transfer window. His move is a loan without an option to buy; a move that the current board has been reluctant to utilize with recent loan deals. Aleñá played 260 minutes for Ernesto Valverde this season in […]

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.

New Faces in La Liga Part 2

New Faces in La Liga Part 2

The teams that finished in the bottom half of the La Liga last season (plus Real Betis who finished 10th) made a number of moves to change their fortunes this season. The three promoted sides wanted reinforcements as they made the jump. Here is Part 2 of the players that have swapped jerseys for the […]