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Jul 13, 2020

Lionel Messi has not seen a single minute of rest after the restart. Even if the La Liga title chase goes to the wire, Quique Setién may have to rest him now!


Setien and Messi

For Barcelona, it's the faintest of the hope that's driving their extra-ordinary push to the grand finale of their title defense. The hope that Real Madrid will eventually slip, and we will be able to capitalize. Mathematically it's very much possible for us to win this, but realistically is there any hope?

When Corona break came, Barcelona was two points ahead of Real Madrid. But after the break, we were lethargic and trail by one point with our opponent having a match in hand. Barcelona always had the worst run of matches coming to the finale, and that is proving to be the difference maker!

Jul 12, 2020

Arturo Vidal's vital early goal secures Barcelona in a vital away fixture. Now all eyes shifts to Real Madrid's game against an in-form Granada.


Ter Stegan was instrumental for Barcelona against Real Valladolid

It was a struggle in the end. FC Barcelona secured three vital points against Real Valladolid, cutting the lead at the top to just one point. As expected, Barcelona did the only thing they could do in the chase, try to win all their matches. And obviously, there is the small factor of praying for Real Madrid dropping points.

It was an early goal from Vidal created by Lionel Messi which became the difference-maker. Messi with that assist now has 20 assists in this season.

Jul 9, 2020

Barcelona did what they could do at the moment, winning their game and stay on the trail of Real Madrid. This wasn't any spectacular performance, but good enough to secure three points.


Barcelona Players Celebrating victory over Espanyol


Barcelona secured vital three points in their mostly fading campaign to defend the La Liga title. This victory moves them a point behind the league leader Real Madrid. The capital side has one game in hand and all eyes will be on how they fare against Alaves, who themselves are struggling big time.

The 1-0 victory against Espanyol wasn't spectacular but was enough to secure three points. Barcelona's victory confirmed the relegation of their city rivals to the Segunda Division. It's quite sad to see a Catalan side going down, but it was inevitable.

Jul 8, 2020



Best Dribbles by Lionel Messi


Lionel Messi has mesmerized us all with his unbelievable miracle dribbles. The strange fact is that if we take a list of his amazing dribbles, which hit the post or narrowly missed, that will round to quite some number. Some of his most fanous goals are also scored from his mesmerizing dribbles.

Which one of these is your favourite dribbles across his career? Or is it another one, let me know.

Jul 7, 2020


After a waiting period which threatened to extend to infinity, we finally saw the much anticipated Messi-Saurez-Griezmann trident clicking together. Is this the start of something beautiful?


Messi, Saurez, and Griezmann started to Click

Finally, the much-awaited, much-anticipated trident clicked together - Messi, Saurez, and Griezmann, popularly known as the MSG. Is this the start of something new or just another false hope? Only time will tell. How Barcelona's season will end will depend heavily on the answer to this!

There were glimpses of hope in some of the earlier matches. But it's fair to say, those were mere aberrations. This was in contrast looked like the real deal. The difference was the way they were linking and how easily they fit into the system.

Jul 6, 2020

Best FC Barcelona Players

You don't need to be a lifelong Barca fan to recognise the club's unparalleled contributions to football history. The club is the richest in the world, with annual revenues exceeding €840 million, as well as being home to the world's highest-paid players and the highest number of Golden Shoe Award recipients.

With this in mind, it is unsurprising that FC Barcelona has produced some of the greatest sporting talent in the history of football, with countless star players going on to become household names and living legends. Let's take a closer look at the best players in Barca's history, and what it is that makes them so great.

Barcelona secured a brilliant victory over Villareall away froom home and that too with a majestic performance, a rare combination these days. In the Grand scheme of things, will this even matter?


Messi, Saurez and Griezman forms the MSG Trident

Barca - 4 | Villareal - 1

FC Barcelona scored a vital 4-1 victory away from home against Villareal, a rarity these days! If the final scoreline was a rarity, the quality of the football on display was even more. I can't even recall the last time we saw such a brilliant performance from this Barcelona side away from home.

Despite the quality on display, this may have arrived a tad too late for Barcelona's title prospects. Real Madrid now lies four points ahead and once again with help of dubious VAR decision. The chances of them slipping appears very rare, or is it safe to say the chances of the referees and the League allowing them to slip is pretty rare.


Griezmann and Messi celebrating Scoring against Villareal

FC Barcelona produced a sensational dispkay away from home (a rarity these days) against Villareal to cut the lead at top to four points. Lionel Messi provided the assists for both Saurez and Griezmann. This was clearly the nnight when the 'MSG' trident really connected.

Check out the Highlights Video below:

Jul 4, 2020

The World in Barcelona has started once again spinning out of control following the break down of the latest Messi contract talks. Some say it's the usual bargaining tactic going on. But is that all in this? Is this just the tip of the iceberg?



Lionel Messi Exit Rumours! Is there More than that Meet the Eyes?

More than 24 hours have passed since the breaking of the news about the possibility of a Messi exit at end of 2021 season. As expected none from the Club nor anyone connected with the player had issued any statement to calm down the fans. Remember if this is not fixed up, he may leave this season!

But Is there more to the story than what is being reported. Are there some big shots behind Messi's move? You never know. In this article, we will look into what is behind Messi's latest move!

Jul 2, 2020

Quique Setién's days in Barcelona appear to be numbered. Here is the reason why we may see a rejuvenated Quique Setién from now on. And that could eventually help him.



There is a certain unanimity among football pundits that Setién's days in Barcelona are certainly numbered. There is a belief that is growing strong with every passing day that someone else would be in charge next season. Who will take over is the point of discussion!

The latest entrant is Ronald Koeman, who has come back to reckoning with the latest rumours. Then there is always Xavi lurking around the corner, then the ever-present Guardiola. This thing could get once again messy in the break.

Jul 1, 2020

Is this draw the final nail in Barcelona's hope for retaining the title? Barcelona needs a near miracle now to retain the League title!


FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Match Report


FC Barcelona - 2 | Atletico Madrid - 2

In one of the most vital matches of this season, Barcelona was held to 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou by a high flying Atletico Madrid. Messi and company needed to win this match at any cost to keep their La Liga hopes alive. Even then it wouldn't have been enough! But with this result, they may have kissed goodbye to the title!

By the time Barcelona line-up for the next match, the lead at the top could be a significant four points. With only four matches left, that could be too much to overturn, even if this Barcelona team finds their top form. With the kind of display now we are displaying, there could be no hope at all.


FC Barcelona was held to a 2-2 draw at home by the other side from Spanish Capital, Atletico Madrid. The game was as intense as it gets and strangely saw three penalties and one own goal. Messi scored his 700th goal of career from an unbelievable panenka penalty.

Check out the highlights below:

Jun 30, 2020

Quique Setién's arrival at Barcelona raised a lot of hope, a hope to see once again Barcelona playing Beautiful football. Now it appears he may last a couple of more games in Barcelona!


It appears that Barcelona's managerial crisis will not end anytime soon. With results like the one we saw in the last few matches, the crisis is only going to get worse. Quique Setién at the moment appears clueless in dealing with Barcelona and it's becoming very evident with every passing day.

If reports from Spain are to be believed, he will be sacked tonight, provided Barcelona fail to beat Atletico. Going by the team's recent form and Atletico's recent form, the chances of us taking three points from this match is very much non-existent. If that happens, we can kiss goodbye to the League title (if we already haven't)!

Jun 26, 2020

There will surely come a time when he breaks, but the Club and Management are willing to take that risk! Then do they have any other Choice?



With almost seven matches left to play in the League and then the coming Champions League campaign, it is clear that Barcelona's resources will be stretched to its physical limit. An ever-shrinking squad, which may sound death of all of Barcelona's ambition, long before the battle takes place.

In all these permutations and combination, there is a factor which will remain supreme - Lionel Messi. Even if the squad manages to stay fully fit and in top form, if he is unavailable, Barcelona's season will end there and then.

Jun 25, 2020

The management has steadily destroyed the squad with stupid transfers and non-actions. Despite that, the team had put up a good fight. Do they have enough to fight out for the title this season?


Barcelona's Squad Strength is a Worry for Everyone


As a Barcelona fan, it was difficult not to assume that the League was playing a joke with us when the announcement of 5 substitutes in a game was made. No one disagrees that it was the need of the hour! But it somehow felt the entire system and even Gods were conspiring together to make fun of us.

Most of the teams welcomed it as a balanced move, considering the epidemic attack we are facing. Fc Barcelona also welcomed, only God knows why? We were struggling to find three quality players to be substituted! What difference it will make if it is increased to five?

Jun 24, 2020

For the purist, this wasn't a match to remember, but these are the kind of victories that will decide a season. And Barcelona hopes this is one of those!


Rakitic Scores against Bilbao


Once again, Barcelona looked jagged, lagged and all other things and to make matters worse, at their own home. An extremely scrappy goal from the much-maligned Rakitic was needed for Barcelona to secure three vital points and move back to the top of the table. Now we need to wait to find out how many days that promotion lasts for?

Lionel Messi once again was instrumental in the goal. It was his pass which resulted in the opening which Rakitic converted. But to be honest, I doubt it was a pass from Messi. It was a brilliant turn from Messi which got converted into an assist, all thanks to Rakitic who unlike his fellow teammates made the run into the box!

Jun 22, 2020

Is Barcelona management capable of understanding the actual need of the Barcelona squad. It's just a couple of signings we need, an overhaul of the current squad is the demand of the hour. Will they ever understand?

Does Barcelona have a Viable Plan to Strengthen the Squad?


Every Barcelona fans and sports pundits will vouch for one thing – Barcelona needs a lot of signing and probably in every position this summer. Whether it is in midfield or attack or defense, Barcelona needs new ideas and personalities to regain their lost luster.

Due to the struggles of this season, we have been hearing a lot of rumors related to impending marquee signing. But these noises should be discounted as mere attempts by panicked management to dampen the anger surrounding the club. At least that’s what we have been taught by the circus of last season!

Jun 21, 2020



FC Barcelona has been dealt a huge blow in their title pursuit this day with the announcement of injury to their Dutch Maestro, Frankie De Jong. The midfielder has not featured since the first match after the restart. That was the 4-0 victory over Real Mallorca.

He looked spectacular that day and Barcelona has been missing him henceforth!

The summer re-shuffle is going to be extremely important in deciding which way Barcelona turn, not only for the next couple of years. Maybe even for the next decade.

These Two Midfielders Must be Sold b Barcelona this Summer!


There is already much anticipation about how Barcelona will react in the coming summer transfer market. The squad needs immediate reinforcement, and that too in almost all roles and positions. Apart from Messi and Ter Stegan, no one is sure to continue the next season.

It still needs to know whether this Board is good enough to make those transfers happen. So far we haven't seen anything that makes us confident of them getting things done. The usual pursuit of highly improbable targets is on, and is guaranteed to end the same way as last season!

Jun 20, 2020

Barcelona was held to a goalless draw against Sevilla. Maybe one can say, the Catalans were extremely lucky to even come back with a point.

Sevilla drew with Barcelona


The clash between the first placed and third-placed team in La Liga ended in a stalemate. The draw still kept Barcelona at top of the League, but Barcelona's fate in the League may have been taken out of their hands. Real Madrid who plays tomorrow night will have a chance to move back to the League summit!

The performance showcased at the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium raises a lot of questions about the team, especially about their ability to withstand such a heavy schedule, which is being played out.

Jun 18, 2020

Griezmann has done precious little to affect the game in Barcelona after his arrival in summer. Does he deserve to be in the starting eleven? Maybe it's just the first season settling issues, Maybe Not!

Has Griezmann Done Enough to Deserve being a regular Starter at Barcelona?

Antoine Griezmann has managed to divide the Cules into two sections with his performance so far this season. There is one section that truly believes that he has been good so far and will get better with every match he plays. And then there is the other that believes he needs to be eased slowly into the team so that he will start learning Barcelona way gradually.

In either case, all fans are united in the belief that Griezmann was the perfect and most suited signing we did last summer. No one doubts his caliber. The only doubt is whether the expectation that he will be a grand success in his first season is fair to the Frenchman or not.

Jun 14, 2020

The long layoff appears to have not subsided Barcelona's spirit, instead they appeared charged up. Something we were missing in the last few matches!

FC Barcelona players Celebrating 4-0 victory over Real Mallorca

Barca - 4 | Real Mallorca - 0

Barcelona restarted their La Liga campaign off the Corona Virus layoff with a brilliant performance. Considering that almost all players were lacking match fitness, coming to this match, this performance should be considered nothing short of spectacular.

The 4-0 scoreline did perfect justice to Barcelona's effort in the match, that's something we struggled to say even in some of better performances of this season. Vidal, Braithwaite, Alba, and Messi all scored to take vital three away points for Barcelona. This opens up a five-point lead on top and puts enough pressure on Real Madrid who will be facing Eibar at home tonight.

Jun 12, 2020


FC Barcelona vs Real Mallorca Preview


The 2019-20 Spanish La Liga season restarts on Thursday after a three-month lay-off with a trip to RCD Mallorca first on the cards for Barcelona.

Sevilla will host rivals Real Betis on Thursday night in the first game back with all games scheduled to kick off at different times over six weeks which promises to make for a thrilling end, particularly in the current climate.

Barcelona is the final of four games on Saturday when we travel to Mallorca whilst Real Madrid aren’t in action until Sunday evening, hosting Eibar. After such a lengthy disruption fans may want to assess the La Liga predictions ahead of the matches from Thursday.

Jun 10, 2020

Almost all the European is in the Process of being started, some have already started. But the big question will be how many of them would be able to finish the season? And then there is the Champions League and Europa Cup!

Will the Season complete without any hindrance?

With almost all the Leagues in Europe starting this weekend, some are in process of starting in the coming week, a lost season seems to be getting revived. All those permutations and combinations are back in play, who will win the League, and who gets relegated and who gets promoted, all those questions are back in the air.

For Football fans across the World, this is a welcome change. Despite the risk involved, the matches will be played in their empty stadiums. That's not going to deter the spirit of the players and fans. Both those sections have realized how dreadful their lives look without the game. So with lots of prayers, we move forward.

Barcelona captain is all set to start against Mallorca on Saturday, after recovering from a small injury he picked up in training. He could be raring to go and could fire on all cylinders.


Lionel Messi Raring to Go


With the Spanish League all set to return in full force this weekend all the simmering problems at Barcelona have taken a backseat for the time being. Some good performances could result in these fundamental problems being hidden in the backdrop. That definitely would be what Bartomeu and the gang are hoping for!

For that to happen, they need one man in quite some form from the restart. You guessed it right, it has to be Lionel Messi. It's a no-brainer, this Barcelona team's fate has been interlinked with him for some time. It only depends on him nowadays!

May 30, 2020



Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has reportedly given the club a huge boost by letting it be known that he is prepared to commit his long-term future to the club.

Ter Stegen is currently under contract at Camp Nou until the end of the 2021/22 season, and talks over his Barca future had broken down in recent months.

However, reports in the Catalan press suggest Barcelona are in a position to ‘unblock’ contract negotiations with the 28-year-old, and are planning on moving ahead in their bid to try and work out a lengthy and lucrative new deal.

May 17, 2020

The German League restarting last night was quite a sight for Football fans across the world. They now see the hope at the end of the tunnel.


It was a sight we waited so long to witness, the restarting of Football. Every football fan watched last night's restarting of European Club Football with hope; hope to see their favorite League kick start soon.

It was quite strange to see all those empty stadiums, even the quietest of noise was heard. Football may not look the same without fans cheering, but then this could be the new normal for at least a year.

Apr 11, 2020


The 'Game of Throne' episode at Barcelona took a turn for the worst with open rebellion from members of the Board. This was inevitable, but just got delayed!





If you thought that things can't get any worse in Barcelona, then you were given a rude awakening with the latest saga. Yesterday six Barcelona Board members resigned over indifference over the way Bartomeu is handling Club affairs. Emili Rousaud, Enrique Tombas, Silvio Elias, Josep Pont, Maria Teixidor and Jordi Calsamiglia were the members who tendered their resignation.


Ironically this came on the very day when the world held services commemorating the remembrance of the crucifixion of Christ. Bartomeu and his fellow Board members have been crucifying the club's image and the present and indeed the future!


Apr 2, 2020


The constant veiled attack on Lionel Messi via Batromeu stooges suggest a complete breakdown of relationship between the President and the Captain. Is he trying to force Lionel Messi out of Barcelona.





The fight right now is between 'The President' and 'The Captain, and it seems Bartomeu has got the memo. His hurried statement following Lionel Messi's mindblowing Instagram post, suggest that. More worryingly it is now clear that there is an ongoing pitch battle between the Barcelona Board and the Players. Whichever way it ends, Barcelona could suffer heavily here!


The constant wielded attacks, the targetted campaigns which were exposed by 'BarcaGate' reveals a targetted campaign against players, especially the Captain. But what is Bartomeu's ulterior motive here? At this moment it appears to get Lionel Messi to leave the Club. It's all about power struggle; Bartomeu realizes that with Messi around he will never have absolute power!


Mar 31, 2020


Once again Bartomeu's horrible attempt to destroy Messi's cridibility fall flat on its face. Messi destroyed the management and they have no place to hide!





Every opportunity, it appears for the Board is a hail-mary opportunity to defame Lionel Messi in front of the whole world; and they are not ready to let go of any! So for the last few days, when the majority of the world was busy fighting the Corona scare, Bartomeu and his boys were out in open (through their media stooges) trying to defame the players.


The captain was their prime target! And all those Ronaldo fan-boys and the Messi-haters latched on to purposeful leaked done by the Board to defame Lionel Messi. Lest they forgot, they were dealing with a different Messi. 'A Messi who treats Instagram as a Sword'. And outcome the next Messi Instagram post and all his haters have been put to shame. That includes the current Board!


Mar 20, 2020


Barcelona is looking at a loss at the range of around 60 Million if not footballing actions take place anymore this season. Should the Club ask the Players to help a bit?





With all of the footballing world in the suspended state, every club across the Globe is looking at a financial nightmare come next season. The loss of revenue could plunge the generic operation of many clubs into a state of utter desperation. The clubs lying at the lower end of the spectrum could be the worst hit, but the ones on the upper end are also not spared either!


UEFA and FIFA may have to come up with some kind of financial aid packages, at least for the smaller clubs to make sure that they survive. But considering the greed at the top of both the association, these warnings may go unheeded.


Mar 19, 2020




For some time there have been reports circulating in media circles about Lionel Messi continuing playing with a thigh injury this season. The manager and the Club have repeatedly brushed aside these rumors. But with every match, a lot of questions are raised regarding these.


Despite all these, he has been assisting or scoring the majority of Barcelona's goals this season. But then that's been the case for some seasons! But then what has changed to suspect that he is playing with some kind of injury.



Football Associations across the Globe may be left with no other choice other than extending the current Season until the end of September. That means we may immediately start the new season, after the conclusion of this one.






With the entire World shifting its focus into fighting the biggest battle on hand - 'The Corona Virus', almost all the Sporting event has been thrown into chaos. For now, the entirety of the Sporting event stands suspended. These are expected to immediately start once the Corona Virus threat subsides. But will it subside?


For a Football fan, these are boring times (even though football is not the first thing on everyone's mind)! Everything stands suspended, the Champions League, the Leagues, the Cup competitions and also the Euros and the Copa America. All of the Soccer Betting Odds have gone for a toss, none of those betting scenarios holds good anymore. But then trust the betting industries' ability to innovate.


Mar 18, 2020


UEFA has pushed the Euro Competition by an Year giving some more time to salvage this Champions League Season.




UEFA is looking at an unprecedented scenario considering the Champions League season, the prospect of canceling the whole season. In his entire history, UEFA Champions League has never been suspended, but Corno Virus may get that done. As I wrote in my last post, we are looking at the prospect of having the Champions League being played somewhere later in the season, and canceling all other domestic seasons.


UEFA's latest announcement indicates an attempt to save the Champions League season in some fashion. The finals date has been shifted from May to June, June 27th to be precise. That gives a month of extra-time. Even if the crisis ends by that time, UEFA will struggle to complete all the matches by the time of finals!


Mar 15, 2020


If La Liga fails to resume this season, Should Barcelona be declared the Champions of La Liga 2019-20 Season? Consistently they were just better, but have they done enough?




La Liga authorities have suspended the League for two weeks following the Corna scare that has gripped the entire European Continent and other countries. As of now, the suspension is only for two weeks, but it's merely common sense to assume that the League will remain suspended for the rest of the season. Corona has become such a scary situation, that we are looking at the possibility of most of the Sporting event suspended indefinitely.


If La Liga doesn't come back this season, who will be declared the Champions. If a Champion needs to be declared, then Barcelona naturally should be the one who is declared. But should La Liga have a Champion this season?


Mar 4, 2020


It appears many players are being worried about their future and getting increasingly convinced about their future. Some feel they will be killing their career continuing in Barcelona.




It seems the loss at the Santiago Bernabeu has created more chaos at Barcelona Football club. And many news outlets have been profiting big time from the crisis at Barcelona. News is pouring out daily of everyone against everyone. It's so difficult to filter out the fake ones from the not-so fake ones.


Even if only a fraction of these are true, one can easily understand that there is a division within the squad, especially with the Veterans on the squad and the young ones. The young ones are worried about their future whereas many of the veterans are worried about their resent.


Mar 3, 2020


Despite all the stupid criticism leveled against him, one cannot blame Messi for not ever being ready for a fight with Real Madrid. But there was no fight on display at the Santiago Bernabeu. What is the Inside story on this?




If one thing which Lionel Messi is accused of stands the test of time, is his reluctance to put up a fight when things are going not going so well for his team. We have seen these many times him struggling to lift his team, as a Captain should do when the team is showing no spirit for a fight. We never saw his egging his teammates, like Puyol shouting at them and charging at the opposition; that's always been his fault line.


But when it comes to meeting Barcelona's arch-rival Real Madrid, we always see a different Lionel Messi. One who is ready for the fight from word go, one who lifts his team along with his performances. And most importantly, one who will scare his opposition to submission. That Messi was missing on Sunday Night. Why?


Mar 2, 2020


Barcelona fans all could cry about all those missed chances, but the bottomline is Real Madrid was the better side and emerged as a deserving winner.




In the end, every Barcelona fans would agree that Real Madrid deserved to be the winner in last night's Clasico. It all came down to who wanted it more and 'Los Blancos' clearly fought for it. Barcelona, on the other hand, did well at times but there was no intensity and hunger. That's criminal at this level.


The match will not cover Setién in great light considering the tactics on display. He kept on making the same mistakes in a week which was dubbed extremely crucial for Barcelona's ambitions. And let's be honest, he bottled it.




Vinicius inspired Real Madrid scored a vital 2-0 victory over Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu in the Spanish League race. This victory puts them a point ahead and hands them a crucial advantage of both teams' end with the same number of points in the end. Barcelona failed to score for the second time running against their arch-rivals.


Check out the highlights video below:


Mar 1, 2020


La Liga's destiny of this season could be decided tomorrow night at the Santiago Bernabeu when the El Clasico rivals clash for the second time this season. Will Messi once again be the difference-maker?




Barcelona will be going to the Spanish Capital with a mission of building on the vital advantage they currently have in the La Liga race. They know a victory will put them five points ahead and with a sizeable lead which could make their life easier in the crucial months ahead.


Last week, they produced one of the most brilliant attacking performance of the season against Eibar at home. That vital victory gave them a two-point lead at top of the League, courtesy of Real Madrid slipping further. They will be in no mood to surrender that advantage, for which they fought with their lives on the line!


Feb 28, 2020


Santiago Bernebeu has been one of Barcelona's most favorite away Stadium to visit in the recent past. Barcelona is in a four-match winning streak in the visits. Will Barcelona be able to make it five in a row?




There is so much at stake when Barcelona visit Santiago Bernebeu on the First Sunday of 2020 March. The destiny of the League could very well be defined by the end of the match. At least we will get a picture of who will be having the advantage of going forward. A victory for both teams is vital as La Liga is decided in the end by head-on head record if the two teams are tied on points!


Statistically both teams are currently tied at 72 wins each in El Clasico matches. So there is a small point of which set of fans gets to brag more about being ahead in head-on head clashes. So there is more at stake here for everyone involved.


Feb 27, 2020


Quique Setién has walked back on many of the revolutionary ideas he was keen to introduce in the first few matches. Is he being pressured to do so by the players?




From the time Setién took over from Valverde, there was a huge emphasis on improving the tactical side of the game in Barcelona. In all honesty, we all felt like we started once again to play football. The newly arrived coach categorically denied giving up his beliefs in the 'Beautiful game' if results turn sour.


In the last few matches Barcelona has gone back to the old 4-3-3 formation and a style much different from what we saw in Setién's first few matches. One wonder why Setién suddenly made a sharp change from what his core beliefs are.


Feb 26, 2020


The Chilean looked inept for the task on hand at the wing of an attacking trio. Should Setién continue the self-defeating experiment of using Vidal upfront? Left or Right doesn't seem to make a difference!




Vidal's moment of recklessness could seriously hamstring Barcelona at the return leg of Napoli clash at the Camp Nou. With him being not available, Barcelona has been left with just three regular starters to fill the midfield roles. Setién could be seriously worried here as the Chilean was one of the Coach's favorite player.


Vidal has been one of the important weapons in Setién's armory. He along with Roberto is the ultimate utility player in the squad and the coach has been using the Chilean regularly as an offensive weapon. But has the experiment with Vidal is slowly losing its focus?



The 1-1 draw seems to be the most perfect result Barcelona could hope for, especially with the kind of performance on display. But with Busquets and Vidal suspended for the return leg, has Barcelona made life tougher at Camp Nou?



Barcelona Secures a Valuable Draw against Napoli with a Timid Performance

Barcelona produced a lackluster display where the emphasis was more on the fight at hand and less on the skill on display. The affair of last night was more or less like a boxing match where both participants were looking for landing some punches, but not the knockout one! Barcelona made life difficult for them by making some strange starting choices, which had a huge implication the way we played.


In the end, this was not the most desired result but still a perfect one. Griezmann's equalizer gives Barcelona the away goal advantage, which they could build upon at the Camp Nou. Then there is a small problem of finding enough players to make the starting eleven!




FC Barcelona was held on to a 1-1- draw at the San Paolo Stadium in Naples by a spirited Napoli side. Napoli went ahead in the first half through Mertens. For Barcelona, it was the French, Antoinne Griezmann who found the precious equalizer.


Do not miss to watch the highlights below:


Feb 25, 2020


Bartomeu could be Offering Prayers to St.Messi to create the magic necessary to keep BarcaGate Stories only in the back pages. Will that be enough? Can he once again survive from a damaging crisis riding on some good results of the team?




It's been quite some time since we have seen the white handkerchiefs on display at the Camp Nou. That dreadful display of displeasure by the fans is usually deserved for something quite nasty. And nasty is it, the current situation of the club under this management.


Since the time I wrote last about the I3 Ventures controversy, a lot has happened. The entire controversy itself received a name and an apt name it is - 'The Barca Gate'. Bartomeu had a meeting with the Captains, which didn't go well. But the Board meeting went well for him giving us also an indication of how this will be handled.



Barcelona will be looking to take home a good result that could make life easier in the second leg at home. The first meeting between Maradona's former team and Lionel Messi could turn out to be a cracker of a contest.




For Lionel Messi, this match could be extra special. Having been considered as the true heir to 'Diego Maradona', Lionel Messi will be playing for the first time in the stadium where the Great Argentinian made fairy tales come true. This is the house of 'Diego Armando Maradona', where it's time for Messi to script his fairy tales!


It's quite strange that Messi has never been able to visit the Stadio San Paolo in Naples. It's partly due to Napoli missing out in Champions League for some time and also the fixtures never had Barcelona paired with Napoli earlier. So tonight Messi checks another checkbox in the list of Iconic stadiums which witnessed his otherworldly talent. Will he be able to score at the Stadio San Paolo when two former teams of Maradona clashes?


Feb 24, 2020


Barcelona have been on quite a roll in recent matches, with Messi in the mix of everything. Now all eyes would be on Setién, on how he handles the Champions League test.




Quique Setién will be managing a team for the first time in UEFA Champions League when Barcelona travel to Napoli for the first leg of the first knockout stage of this season's competition. This would be a dream come true for the Spaniard, managing a team like Barcelona in the most prestigious club competition in the world.


It is easy to get carried over by the moment, but Setién cannot afford to! He has to be on top of his job this week, which could turn out to be extremely crucial for Barcelona's ambition this season.




FC Barcelona opened up a two-point lead at the top of the league with a great 5-0 victory over Eibar aided by Real Madrid's defeat at Levante. The victory gives Barcelona a bit of cushion heading into next week's Clasico. Things have turned around quite a bit of Setién's Barcelona. The pressure was relieved a bit of now.


Once again there was a thing which could worry on display at Camp Nou. Like I have mentioned in previous matches, Barcelona players took the game lightly especially after the break. One could forgive them as a 3-0 lead at the half time allowed them to ease off a bit. For the time being let's focus on the positives from the match.


Feb 23, 2020



Lionel Messi Gifs against Eibar


Lionel Messi ended his mini goal drought by scoring not one but four against Eibar. The first one of those will be remembered as one of the greatest by the Argentinian. The other three also were of brilliant quality.


Check out his performance against Eibar below in GIF images:


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