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How Barcelona Got Revenge On Juventus Ernesto Valverde's Barça looked a lot more dangerous than his predecessor's iteration.

After being held scoreless at the Nou Camp and beaten 3-0 in Turin against Juventus in the Champions League knockout round last season, Barcelona returned the favor in the opening game of the group stage this campaign. With a new manager, a different No. 11 and some familiar tactics from the club’s golden age, Barcelona… Keep Reading

Match Recaps

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

Match Previews

Match Preview: FC Barcelona v. Juventus Barça starts off the Champions League group stage with a mouth-watering fixture.

The Fixture The Blaugrana begin their 2017-18 Champions League campaign with a massive game against the team that knocked them out of the competition in the quarterfinals last season. Juventus held Barcelona scoreless across two legs last season, with Paulo Dybala scoring two crucial goals in Turin to give Juve license to park the bus… Keep Reading

Featured/Tactical Analysis

The Forgotten Man Ivan Rakitic should be rejuvenated and reinvented under Ernesto Valverde.

Before Neymar went and flipped Barcelona’s outlook for the summer transfer window upside down, the club’s main objective for this offseason was to strengthen the midfield. PSG star Marco Verratti was the Blaugrana’s top target, and for a brief time it seemed Barcelona had finally managed to recruit a legitimate replacement for Xavi. Once that… Keep Reading

Featured/Transfer News

Barcelona Signs Ousmane Dembélé

The wait is over. FC Barcelona has completed the signing of Ousmane Dembélé from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee of €105 million, plus €40 million in potential bonuses. Barça has been willing to pay the fixed fee for some while, and after deliberations on the likelihood and ease of the variables, the deal could be completed… Keep Reading

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