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Andres Iniesta – A Career Defined by Two Historic Goals for Barcelona & Spain

Posted on 27 Apr, 2018, by in Soccer

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. More

Andres Iniesta – No Goals & No Assists, But Maybe There’s More to it?

Posted on 24 Mar, 2015, by in Soccer

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. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Wasn’t the Only One Who Didn’t Show Up

Posted on 18 May, 2014, by in Soccer

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. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Can Learn From Neymar & Andres Iniesta

Posted on 2 Apr, 2014, by in Soccer

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. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Flexing His Clasico Muscles

Posted on 17 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

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. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Breaks Records Every Time he Touches the Ball

Posted on 10 Feb, 2014, by in Soccer

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. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Needs His Teammates to Score

Posted on 6 Feb, 2014, by in Soccer

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. More

FC Barcelona – Andres Iniesta Thinks There’s Nothing to Worry About

Posted on 4 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

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. More

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

FC Barcelona – Neymar Left Stranded in Amsterdam

Posted on 27 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

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. More