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Barcelona Tears Through Eibar After another slow start, Barça turned it on in the second half to flatten the Armeros.

Although Barcelona’s perfect start in La Liga has been spotted with a few rough patches of disconnected or sterile football, the most encouraging thing about each result is the distinct summation of the match. Sure, the common denominator across all of the fixtures is Lionel Messi’s brilliance, but when you look elsewhere around the pitch,… Keep Reading

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Barça Comes From Behind To Beat Getafe Barcelona left it late, but two vital substitutes made all the difference in the second half.

Barcelona delivered what was an all-together listless performance on tilt against Getafe. This was a somewhat predictable outcome if you consider the defensive nature of the opposition and Ernesto Valverde’s decision to field a team with no rotation and only one regular starter on the bench. I can see why Valverde took a chance on… Keep Reading

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Barça Run Rampant Against Juve Barcelona began their European campaign with a statement victory at the Nou Camp.

Given the way both of Barcelona’s matchups with Juventus went last season, when their attack was stale, their superstars were absent and their defense was breached by two moments of brilliance from Paulo Dybala, just about anything positive from this Champions League rematch would have been categorized as a drastic improvement. And yet even with… Keep Reading

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Messi’s Brace Powers Barça Past Alaves Two matches, two 2-0 victories for Ernesto Valverde's men.

Barcelona’s first two games La Liga games under Ernesto Valverde, both 2-0 victories, have had similar patterns. Mounds of possession, little breathing room for the opposition’s midfield, Lionel Messi taking loads of shots and very few clear cut chances for either team. Against Alaves, Barcelona kept the ball for as long as they pleased throughout… Keep Reading

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Barcelona Win The 2017 Joan Gamper Trophy

The blaugrana concluded their preseason with a 5-0 victory against Brazilian side Chapecoense in the annual Joan Gamper Trophy match. While the Gamper Trophy match is usually a friendly disguised as a tribute match to the founder of the club, this match was clearly a genuine tribute to Chapecoense, and it was awesome to see them… Keep Reading

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