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 […]

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 […]

Facundo Roncaglia’s Aggression and Physicality See Him Able To Emphatically Nullify Neymar

With Pablo Zabaleta out injured for Argentina’s colossal clash with Brazil, Facundo Roncaglia was charged with the daunting task of marking Neymar. It must be said, he held up brilliantly, though, in a match where the Fiorentina hardman used his physicality and aggression to successfully limit the Barcelona superstar’s effect. Neymar, who at present is […]