Sometimes it’s about when you play, not who you play. Barcelona got Sevilla at the perfect time, with the Catalans flying high and the Andalusians struggling. While the big additions came to play (Lewandowski, Raphinha, and Kounde), it was the young holdovers in Gavi and Eric Garcia who stole the show.
Worth the Wait! Pedri’s Golazo helps Barça sneak past Sevilla 1-0, plus a different Dembele on display
On episode 342, Dan and Levon discuss Barcelona’s tight 1-0 win over Sevilla at home. They talk about Pedri’s goal, Dembele’s effort, set-piece execution, and much more! Running Order: What led to Pedri’s golazo? What was different about Dembele’s performance this time around? How was Barça’s midfield superior? How have set-pieces changed in the post-Messi era? Listen […]
Culers were treated to a well-played game between Barcelona and Sevilla where the match would be decided by the slimmest of margins. As in, a golazo from Pedri was the only thing to separate the two. Yet, led by Dembele, de Jong, and Busquets, were the better side.
A 1-1 draw with Sevilla is a result that most Culers would have signed up for prior to the match. So why does the ending feel so disappointing? Xavi’s team deserved three points in a heavyweight match-up that saw a red card, two set-piece goals, including a towering header from Ronald Araujo, plus plenty of […]
Barcelona were down 2-0 this time, but something about this one always felt inevitable. Even when ter Stegen needed to save a penalty. Even when Barcelona were still down in extra time. From young players stepping up to veterans refusing to quit, this latest remontada had it all.
Ronald Koeman has gotten his fair of share of criticism this season, but he got his tactics absolutely right against Sevilla. Dembélé partnered up top with Messi and both players got goals in a complete performance. Three injuries, to Piqué, Pedri, and Araujo, are frustrating, and that could impact what happens in the Copa del […]
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 […]
Dealing with a ton of injuries, Ronald Koeman kept a strong front six but made some changes at the back. Unfortunately for the Dutch manager, Jules Koundé wasn’t too worried about Barcelona’s defense, particularly Samuel Umtiti, as he scored a terrific goal to put Sevilla on top. Ivan Rakitić added one late and now Messi […]
Less than a week away from a season-defining match-up with Paris Saint-Germain and with a locker room that looks more like the infirmary than a clubhouse, Ronald Koeman probably isn’t facing off against Sevilla in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final the way he would have liked. As Gerard Piqué continues his […]
In the hardest test of Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona tenure so far, he settled for a 1-1 draw with Sevilla. Ronald Araújo impressed in a spot start while Sergiño Dest made his Blaugrana debut, but did the veterans let points slip away?