Barcelona struggle at Mestalla with Ter Stegen the only standout | Match Review

Messi v. Valencia, 2-0

It’s puzzling why the line-up surprised anyone. Quique Setién came in wanting to play a certain way, and the line-up he chose supports those decisions. Clement Lenglet might be the defender at the moment and healthier, but Samuel Umtiti plays a better pass and is a step quicker. Sergi Roberto is a better passer than […]

Barcelona’s Team of the Decade | 2010-2019

FC Barcelona Team of the Decade

From Lionel Messi to Dani Alves, FC Barcelona’s squad has been one of the world’s best for the last decade. But who would make Barcelona’s Best XI from the last 10 years?

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.

Can Barcelona do anything about the international break?

When your squad is made up of the best players in the world, it’s no surprise that the majority of Barcelona’s team feature regularly for their international sides. With injury scares to Samuel Umtiti and Nelson Semedo this break, it begs the question; how should a top team like Barcelona handle the international break?

FC Barcelona at the World Cup: Matchday 1

All dates are based on EST. Spain – Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, *Andres Iniesta The early match-up with Portugal certainly lived up to its lofty billing, with all three Barcelona players (plus Andres Iniesta) playing major roles, for better or worse. Gerard Pique’s involvement in Antoine Griezmann’s “decision” video coupled with the foul on Cristiano […]

Why Barcelona owe their unbeaten start to Samuel Umtiti, defensive progress

Lionel Messi has gotten the attention for his start to the season in front of net, but the boys at the back haven’t gotten the accolades that they may deserve. Since the Spanish Super Cup, the Barcelona defense has allowed just two goals, one against Getafe and one against Eibar. The fears after the Spanish […]

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen can be Barcelona’s Manuel Neuer

Marc-André ter Stegen has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. After conceding a goal from the half line during the Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao, he was the victim of Florenzi’s long range goal from around 60 metres. So what is actually going wrong? Is it his fault or the result […]

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Neymar fail to impress for Barcelona in Roma

Barcelona are not at their best yet and, with that in mind, the point gained in this 1-1 draw vs. Roma at the Estadio Olimpico can be interpreted as a fair reward after an unimpressive display in the Italian capital. With the hosts fairly comfortable to sit back in their own defensive third and hoping […]