On episode 428, Dan and Levon discuss Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup. They talk about the dominating midfield performances, the progress of Xavi’s project, what Barça needs to win more trophies, and much more! Running Order: Join the new Discord server! We’re still learning Discord too so please be patient! We’re […]
Xavi’s first trophy as manager of FC Barcelona came in a big way, defeating Real Madrid 3-1 in the final of the Spanish Super Cup. While that trophy doesn’t usually mean much, beating your rival for it and ending a trophy drought makes it significant. The best part is having the dominating performance led by […]
How much of a win comes down to motivation, grit, desire, and all those other intangibles? How much of a win comes down to a team functioning better, both tactically and in identity? How much of a win comes down to a team’s winning pedigree and a confidence in the result? All three of these […]
On episode 402, Dan and Levon discuss Barcelona’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in El Clásico. They talk about what went against Barcelona, if Xavi should move on from Busquets, the recipe for bouncing back, and much more! Running Order: How should Xavi approach bouncing back? Can Busquets still be starting? How would Frenkie de Jong be […]
El Clásico is always the game that matters, but Barcelona wasn’t good enough against their eternal rivals, falling to Real Madrid 3-1. VAR wasn’t on their side and lucky bounces went the way of Los Blancos. However, the themes from Inter Milan have continued and Xavi has to take a long look at this squad.
Barcelona has to put aside their disappointing Champions League campaign because Real Madrid awaits them with a spot at the top of the La Liga table on the line. Injuries and availability will affect the outcome, but is Real Madrid’s advantage on paper really as large as it seems?
It doesn’t get much better than beating Real Madrid in El Clásico. But how about doing it at the Santiago Bernabeu? Or how about putting four goals past a team you haven’t beaten in three years. Xavi got it right, Ancelotti got it wrong, and Barcelona made history.
Incredible to say it, but I think Culers are largely optimistic after a loss to Real Madrid. Los Blancos brought their best, and Barça’s assortment of debuts (Ferran Torres), returns (Ansu Fati and Pedri), and unlikely heroes (Luuk de Jong) gave them all they could handle. Força Barça!
Losing to Real Madrid is never fun. But should the 2-1 loss be a referendum on the state of club? Maybe, maybe not.
In a short answer, yes. In a longer answer – uggghhhh, only in the ways that leaves Culers despondent. Football is decided by the results on the field, sure, but Barcelona are in a bad way right now and things off the field have to get straightened out before there are any expectations going forward. […]