Andres Iniesta – A Career Defined by Two Historic Goals for Barcelona & Spain
Andres Iniesta isn’t retiring, but the end to the Barcelona chapter of his career is a perfect opportunity to look back at the two defining moments of his career – his 2009 Champions League goal against Chelsea, and his 2010 World-Cup winning goal for Spain against the Netherlands.
Andres Iniesta – No Goals & No Assists, But Maybe There’s More to it?
It’s been almost a year since Andres Iniesta has scored or assisted for Barcelona in the league, but it might be his new position, not his ability.
FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Wasn’t the Only One Who Didn’t Show Up
Given countless chances to salvage something from this season, Barcelona simply flat lined at the finish line. Criticism point at Lionel Messi for not scoring in their final two league games aren’t off the mark, but blaming him alone while neglecting the part of Tata Martino in his relative failure or how badly Andres Iniesta looked with the season on the line is simply telling half the truth and ignoring the full story.
FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Can Learn From Neymar & Andres Iniesta
With the shock of the transfer ban handed to Barcelona by FIFA which means no signing players in the next two transfer windows, there’s also their Champions League match to look over, and finding out that Lionel Messi had an awful match, and should be paying attention to what Neymar and Andres Iniesta were doing.
FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Flexing His Clasico Muscles
As important as it might for Lionel Messi to notch up another goalscoring achievement for Barcelona, his hat trick won’t be very memorable if we’ll see nothing from this performance a few days from now, as the team play their second Clasico of the season, this time without a shadow of the doubt putting the title on the line.
FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Breaks Records Every Time he Touches the Ball
Not the grandest of displays from Barcelona, but it doesn’t matter when you have someone like Lionel Messi on the team, who didn’t just help turn the match around and win it for his team, but also set a new record for goals for just one club in Spanish football, reaching 334 career goals for Barca, surpassing Telmo Zarra.
FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Needs His Teammates to Score
Even through Barcelona did get the job done for the most part, it was impossible to shake the feeling of slight disappointment from the overall performance and especially upfront, where Lionel Messi set up his teammates numerous times with comfortable opportunities that should have been easily converted.
FC Barcelona – Andres Iniesta Thinks There’s Nothing to Worry About
A loss at Barcelona is always magnified and caused a much bigger reaction than anywhere else. Two losses in a row? It has to be a crisis right? According to Andres Iniesta, who has been through plenty of highs & lows with the club, no one is hitting the panic button just yet.
FC Barcelona – Gerardo Martino Needs Neymar to be Like Lionel Messi
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.
FC Barcelona – Neymar Left Stranded in Amsterdam
One of the more furious debates this season among European football affectionados is the Barcelona style. Changing, or the same? The 1-2 loss to Ajax that doesn’t really change anything came with the old style: Possession, midfield passing and more possession, but too much of the version from last season, that meant pointless ball movement, spiced with predictability. Neymar was the only one who tried something different, but he alone wasn’t enough.