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Tag Archives: FC Barcelona

Speculation of Juan Cuadrado’s Transfer To Barcelona Continues To Gain Momentum

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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As teams around Europe are preparing for the upcoming season to begin in a couple of weeks, Barcelona are still looking quality players that will fit new manager Luis Enrique’s preferred system. Fiorentina’s utility man Juan Cuadrado has been heavily … Continue reading

Barcelona’s £16million Signing of Jeremy Mathieu Is Bad Business For The Blaugrana

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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Barcelona have confirmed the signing of defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia for £16million. The move displays the Catalan club’s continued deficit in the quality of defensive footballers compared to their attacking counterparts. The 30-year-old was a left-back for most of … Continue reading

Barcelona Sign Chile World Cup Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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Barcelona continue to work hard to improve their side after a disappointing season by signing Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo today from Real Sociedad for an undisclosed fee. The 31-year-old signed a four-year deal and is having a solid World Cup … Continue reading

Barcelona Must Pass The Torch From Xavi To Cesc Fabregas

Posted on by Abhijeet Gupta
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Cesc Fabregas has become a victim of his own fans’ boos. An example was against Athletic Bilbao on April 20 when he replaced Xavi in the 70th minute. It’s not his fault that Barcelona endured a mediocre season by their standards. … Continue reading

Barcelona Head Into The Winter Break On Top Of La Liga, But By The Thinnest Of Margins

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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When the final whistle sounded at Vicente Calderón Stadium on Saturday, the celebrations spread throughout the crowd of 49,000 because for the first time in 55 weeks league-leading Barcelona had been knocked off the summit of La Liga by Atletico … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid Have Broken Barcelona and Real Madrid’s Stranglehold On Spanish Football

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Over the past ten seasons, Barcelona and Real Madrid have finished first and second in La Liga eight times. During that time, only two clubs have been able to break through the Spanish giants’ dominance of the Primera Division: Valencia (who … Continue reading

Barcelona and Real Madrid El Clasico Preview: More Than A Match

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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This Saturday will mark this season’s first head-to-head encounter between Barcelona and Real Madrid. You will hear from various media outlets that this match is “arguably” the biggest game in all of sports. But there is no argument. This is … Continue reading

Manchester United’s Old Trafford Is No Longer the Dream Destination for Young Talent

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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After Manchester United wrapped up a nervy three points against the Premier League’s bottom club on Saturday, many people were quick to praise the display of 18-year-old, Adnan Januzaj. The young Belgian showed a rare combination of skill and poise … Continue reading

Why A Soccer Manager Has The Toughest Job in the World of Sports

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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On April 22 2012, Josep “Pep” Guardiola announced to the world that he would be stepping down as manager of FC Barcelona. That declaration was made by a forty-one year old man who had guided his club to thirteen titles in … Continue reading

La Liga European UEFA Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings: Feb. 15 – Feb. 17

Posted on by Andy Pineda

UEFA Champions League The tie of the round begins at the Emirates Stadium (Arsenal Stadium according to UEFA) as Arsenal and FC Barcelona meet in the knockout phase of the Champions League for the second consecutive year.  When Arsenal failed … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 23 Review: Manolo Preciado and Sporting Gijón Shock Barcelona

Posted on by Andy Pineda

There was a time on Saturday night when Lionel Messi actually became frustrated with himself and his teammates.  There was a time on Saturday night when Xavi Hernández could not find the killer pass through the hard-working, organized defense.  There … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 22 Review: Málaga’s Dour Draw Against Sevilla Signals An Upward Trend for Los Boquerones

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah Al Ahmed Al Thani could have done anything with his time, and with all of his responsibilities on his docket, president of a football club would seem to be near the bottom of his list. … Continue reading

Copa del Rey Semifinal Second Leg Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings: Feb. 2

Posted on by Andy Pineda

With the league title slipping away from Real Madrid’s hands, their two cup competitions, the UEFA Champions League and the Copa del Rey, could be the tournaments that they can realistically expect to win.  Real can stamp its name in … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 21 Review: Athletic Bilbao Fortifies Sixth Place in La Liga Over Atlético Madrid

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The headlines emanating from Bilbao have had little to do with Athletic’s white-hot form, as the rumors swirling around Fernando Llorente’s future destination have blanketed this historic club.  Tottenham Hotspur has been the main culprit of the Llorente saga, originally … Continue reading

Copa del Rey Semifinal First Leg Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings: Jan. 26

Posted on by Andy Pineda

For the past several seasons, Real Madrid treated the Copa del Rey as a nuisance and a burden rather than a competition worth winning.  José Mourinho has changed that mentality.  One Taça de Portgual with FC Porto, two Carling Cups … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 20 Review: Real Madrid Struggles Yet Again and Wins Unconvincingly Yet Again

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Maybe Florentino Pérez might start to appreciate Gonzalo Higuaín now. The man that Pérez wanted to offload since he returned for his second stint as Real president sits in the stands because he is recovering from surgery that repaired a … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 16 Review: Barcelona Ends the Calendar Year With Romp In Catalan Derby

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Before the biggest match in Andrés Iniesta’s career and in the history of Spanish football, Iniesta had a trillion thoughts running through his head.  One of those thoughts that came to fruition was writing a message to his close friend, … Continue reading

La Liga El Clásico Review: Barcelona Brilliance Buries Blancos

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Josep Guardiola, known for his cool demeanor inside and outside of the technical area, channeled his feelings for all things Madrid when he refused to give Cristiano Ronaldo the ball for a throw-in on the half-hour mark.  Unlike his outspoken … Continue reading