Barcelona’s Speed and Quality Too Much For Brave Las Palmas

No one could argue that Las Palmas weren’t brave against Barcelona. They didn’t sit back and move into absorb-and-counter mode, and they didn’t play reactive football. Instead, they were proactive. They pressed the Barcelona back four, held a high line and even tried to play out from defence. Essentially, they were offering their home fans […]

Barcelona Brilliant yet Slightly Unhinged in 4-2 Win over Valencia

Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Valencia was an exciting one. 6 goals, a red card for Valencia centre-back Eliaquim Mangala and yet another lovely display from Lionel Messi, who not only scored twice but also offered five key passes. The scoreline, however, hints at the fact that Barca weren’t overly assured throughout the course of the […]

Andre Gomes Shows His All-Round Quality in Barca’s Win Over Las Palmas

Andre Gomes hasn’t exactly set the world alight since his summer transfer to FC Barcelona, but things are getting better for him. The former Valencia star was superb in last weekend’s win against Las Palmas, and by way of a brilliant assist for Luis Suarez early in the first half, he finally recorded his first […]

A Look at Denis Suarez and his Path to the Barcelona First Team

Barcelona is a team full of big names, and a number of them played last weekend against Sevilla. Headlined by Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, the attacking trio otherwise known as “MSN,” and supported by the likes of Sergio Busquets, Barca’s stars led them to a 2-1 win in the league against Jorge Sampaoli’s […]

Tactical Analysis: Barca Claim the Title with a Solid 3-0 Win over Gritty Granada

For Barcelona, the final day equation was simple. Win away at Granada and the league title would be theirs, slip up and it would be Real Madrid’s. In the end, Barca did it pretty easily. They took a 2-0 lead in the first half against a defensively minded Granada before having to endure a tougher […]

Michael Krohn-Dehli’s Superlative Passing Ability Propels Sevilla To Victory Over Barca

Before Barcelona’s ridiculous 5-4 UEFA Super Cup victory over Sevilla, Michael Krohn-Dehli spoke glowingly of the now Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique, who he enjoyed a season under with Celta Vigo back in 2013/14. “He was the first to put me in midfield and that’s what brought me to Sevilla. Without him I probably wouldn’t be […]

Analysis: Three Key Things from Barcelona’s 2-1 Win over Atletico Madrid

Following on from the international break, Atletico Madrid played host to Barcelona to punctuate Week 3 of the La Liga season. The first half proved to be something of an endurance test for Luis Enrique’s men, and after going behind early in the second half, it looked as though Diego Simeone’s Atletico might be able […]