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FC Barcelona – Gerardo Martino Needs Neymar to be Like Lionel Messi

Posted on 2 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

People are so used to see Barcelona win every match, that every loss, not to mention consecutive defeats, is a source for talks about crisis and falling apart. Like it or not, the Lionel Messi injury is something extremely difficult to deal with, even for a team filled with game changers like Barcelona. Neymar isn’t the kind of player who does things on his own, and that means Gerardo Martino needs to find real tactical answers before the situation gets out of hand. More

Diving Footballers – Every Big Team Needs One

Posted on 7 Nov, 2013, by in Featured

Diving in football is an epidemic, but one of the biggest problems is that some of the world’s most famous players do it quite consistently, on the biggest stage possible: From Critstiano Ronaldo, maybe the most recognizable athlete in the world, to Ashley Young, who isn’t a big star, but plays for the most popular side, Manchester United. More

4 Reasons Why Barcelona Will Win the Champions League

Posted on 23 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

How do you know Barcelona are declining? We could only find four reasons that make them favorites to go all the way and win the Champions League. Lionel Messi is … More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi & David Villa on Same Wavelength

Posted on 18 Mar, 2013, by in Soccer

What a difference a big win makes for a team and its players. Not that Lionel Messi was lacking any confidence in his scoring ability before; and it’s not that David Villa forgot how to score goals at any point of his more frustrating moments this season. Still, Barcelona had the swagger it was missing in recent matches, until their Champions League turnaround. 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

FC Barcelona – Cesc Fabregas Didn’t Step Up When Needed

Posted on 27 Feb, 2013, by in Soccer

It’s impossible to completely neutralize everyone on the Barcelona attack, so while Lionel Messi was closed down by the usual double and triple teams; Andres Iniesta and Xavi limited in their ability to pass and influence the match, Cesc Fabregas was left as the most available game changer, but unfortunately for Barca, failed miserably. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Needs More of David Villa

Posted on 24 Feb, 2013, by in Soccer

The matches Barcelona have left until their second leg in the Champions Leg comes up aren’t necessarily about winning and advancing, but more as ways to find how to gain the confidence back on offense against an excellent defense and stop conceding goals. Lionel Messi, hopefully playing next to David Villa, can help take care of one of the two. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Can’t Overcome Complacency

Posted on 20 Jan, 2013, by in Soccer

One loss, and even two consecutive matches without a win, aren’t the end of the world. Still, it’s always shocking to see Barcelona lose, but not when you see that Lionel Messi did nothing but score one goal and Gerard Pique leaves his team with 10 men after two yellow cards. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Presenting Perfection

Posted on 14 Jan, 2013, by in Soccer

One goal, two assists. Lionel Messi in one of those matches with a minimal effort but maximum production, as Barcelona simply put on another show for about 30-45 minutes, making sure their opponents, this time Malaga, could interfere with their coasting towards a fourth La Liga title in five years. More

Transfer Rumors 2013 – Real Madrid Want Sergio Busquets

Posted on 6 Jan, 2013, by in Soccer

Some transfer rumors seem to have no real grip on real life, but they’re worth mentioning none the less: Real Madrid are looking at the Barcelona midfielder, Sergio Busquets. More