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 […]
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?
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.
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?
What are Barcelona’s Champions League chances? Global Marketing, Kevin Egan and Blaugranagram [TBPod127]
On episode 127 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan first talks to Kevin Egan from beIN SPORTS and Atlanta United about everything from Ray Hudson and Barcelona’s dealings in North America to the club’s chances in the Champions League. Then it’s time for La Ronda with Omar from Blaugranagram to discuss the club revoking medals, the malaise of recent performances and much more! […]
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 […]
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-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 […]
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 […]
marc In the first two games in the start of this season Barcelona conceded more goals than in the first five months of last season’s campaign. The total of eight goals that Marc Andre Ter Stegen received against Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao came as a shock for a team with the best defence in Primera […]