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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

Match Previews

Match Preview: FC Barcelona v. Getafe

The Fixture Barcelona looks to continue their perfect start to the season with a fourth straight victory in La Liga. The Blaugrana have not conceded a goal in 270 minutes of league play so far and their 3-0 win against Juventus in the Champions League during the week will have Ernesto Valverde’s men feeling invincible.… Keep Reading

Featured/Tactical Analysis

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

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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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