Browsing Dani Alves

On Dani Alves Mocking Racism & Barcelona Winning For Tito

Posted on 28 Apr, 2014, by in Soccer

On a “normal” night, Barcelona beating Villarreal with a late goal from Lionel Messi would have taken most of the headlines. But not when it comes days after the death of former manager Tito Vilanova, and not when Dani Alves found a unique way to mock racism by eating a banana thrown at him from the disgusting home fans. More

FC Barcelona – Dani Alves Unhappy With His Own Supporters

Posted on 7 Feb, 2014, by in Soccer

It wasn’t hard to notice the empty seats at the Camp Nou in Barcelona’s most recent home match in the Copa Del Rey. While manager Gerardo Martino was in an understanding mood of the low attendance, Dani Alves felt a bit less forgiving. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Turns to Neymar & Alexis Sanchez

Posted on 27 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

The first Clasico of the season was something of a weird one, especially when looking at the key players and heroes. Lionel Messi had a weak performance, hardly felt under heavy guard. Meanwhile, both Neymar and later Alexis Sanchez enjoyed enough freedom to score the goals put Barcelona all smiling when they got past the finish line. More

FC Barcelona – Gerard Pique Isn’t the Only Defensive Problem

Posted on 18 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

The defensive problems for Barcelona aren’t going away, and it’s not only on the head of Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano at the heart of the defense, although they certainly are the easiest players to blame for the goals they concede. More

FC Barcelona – Neymar Does What Lionel Messi Couldn’t

Posted on 22 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

Everyone is still waiting to see Lionel Messi and Neymar on the pitch at the same time, but for now, even without the combination of the two stars, it’s working, as Barcelona were more or less saved by the Brazilian coming off the bench, while the Argentine had to leave the match early because he was taking too much of a beating. More

Brazil – Neymar Couldn’t Have Wished For a Better Start

Posted on 16 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

Neymar scored a fantastic opening goal as Brazil avoided any trouble in their Confederations Cup opener, and despite the usual critiquing expecting the Selecao to play some version of sublime football, compared to the road leading up to the tournament, they couldn’t have gotten something better. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Was Abandoned By Tito Vilanova

Posted on 24 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

To some it felt like giving up. Tito Vilanova forgot he has a bench, but worst, he failed to realize Lionel Messi, the man his entire game plan is based on, wasn’t really fit for the match, thus sending Barcelona on something close to a hopeless mission, from which they return home battered and bruised like never before. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Runs Out of Luck

Posted on 3 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

Staying healthy for so long is a matter of luck, among other things. Lionel Messi scored a goal that should have opened the floodgates towards a comfortable away win for Barcelona and securing a semifinal spot. Instead, Messi limped off with a hamstring injury that should keep him out of the second leg, while Barca have a complicated job ahead of them. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Gets the David Villa Help He Needed

Posted on 13 Mar, 2013, by in Soccer

When Barcelona failed to make it through into the Champions League final last season, everyone talked about how Barcelona needed a real striker to help Lionel Messi against defenses that park the bus. From the first minute in their comeback attempt against AC Milan, it was clear that Barca finally made the right choice up front, and all across the pitch. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Records Mean Nothing Sometimes

Posted on 3 Mar, 2013, by in Soccer

Who cares about breaking records when your team keeps losing in every big match? Lionel Messi now has more goals than anyone else (except for one player) in Clasico matches, ever, but Barcelona keep losing to their biggest rivals and the confidence and belief at least form the outside, seems shattered. More