Browsing Gerard Pique


2018 World Cup – VAR Makes Mistakes When It’s Cristiano Ronaldo & Gerard Pique

Posted on 26 Jun, 2018, by in Soccer

VAR is a terrific addition to World Football, but the 2018 World Cup and specifically cases involving Gerard Pique (Spain) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) show the system and especially the humans operating it, aren’t perfect. More

2014 World Cup – Iker Casillas & Spain Aren’t Washed Up

Posted on 14 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Big results are usually misleading. Spain aren’t four goals worse than the Netherlands, and Iker Casillas, along with Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique, isn’t as bad as their 90 minute fiasco. However, for Spain to somehow get over this extreme setback and still have something to play for in the World Cup, some decisions, like stopping this hybrid style forced upon them by Diego Costa, need to be made by Vicente del Bosque. More

22 Best Memes of the Netherlands Destroying Spain

Posted on 14 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

No one saw this coming: The Netherlands getting their revenge on Spain and beating them 5-1, leading to a long and hilarious list of memes and jokes at the expense of possession football, Vicente del Bosque, Diego Costa and more than anyone Iker Casillas, while Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben get to enjoy a very flattering day. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Not Trying His Hardest

Posted on 23 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

When Barcelona play in an alarmingly slow pace, it’s quite clear that the team isn’t so concerned about winning. A Clasico coming up, a tough Italian opponent and Lionel Messi himself only now coming back from injury, there were more pressing issues that going all-out for the victory. 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 – Lionel Messi Makes Alexis Sanchez the Hero

Posted on 15 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

The same old story for Barcelona with a twist; Lionel Messi only setting up the dramatic winner after poor defending jeopardizes everything this team does well, allowing Alexis Sanchez to come off the bench and find himself in the hero’s seat for a change. 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

FC Barcelona – Gerard Pique Makes Dreams Comes True For Little Kids

Posted on 20 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

For football stars, it’s only a shirt. For their fans, and especially little children, it’s probably an item and moment they’ll cherish for the rest of their lives, like the little kid who waited for a Barcelona player to notice him, and eventually got Gerard Pique to pay attention, giving him his shirt. More

FC Barcelona – Gerard Pique Walking a Thin Line With Tito Vilanova

Posted on 8 May, 2013, by in Soccer

At Barcelona, drastic changes and dramatic signings aren’t usually part of the method. Planning, long term planning, all interwoven with their footballing philosophy seems to be the guiding light, but sometimes, events change the course of action. Losing 4-0 and 3-0 to Bayern Munich might have implications this summer, which one of them might be Tito Vilanova losing his faith in Gerard Pique, resulting in a massive overhaul to the defensive line. More

Total Humiliation (Barcelona vs Bayern Munich)

Posted on 1 May, 2013, by in Soccer

They might not win the Champions League eventually, but there’s no doubt as to who is the new best team in Europe, the new golden standard for excellence. Bayern Munich, with goals from Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and one own goal from Gerard Pique humiliated Barcelona 3-0 in the Camp Nou and 7-0 after both semifinal legs, leaving Lionel Messi, who didn’t play, to chew his nails and miss out on the festivities. More