Category Archive: La Liga

Jul 04

Barcelona’s summer of 2015

Not many changes are expected at a club which has just won all there is to win. But for better or worse, Barcelona is a club unlike many, especially in terms of its ownership, which this summer means elections. Therefore, while subtle changes and fine tuning are going to be the norms for Barca’s on-pitch …

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May 15

The unsung heroes of Barca’s treble challenge

So, Barcelona have a chance to win a treble this season. And they seem well placed to claim all the three trophies. The league can be won as soon as Sunday, and that too at the Vicente Calderon. Atletico Madrid won the league last year in the final match at the Camp Nou. So, for …

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Feb 08

Where does Simeone find these men?

My weekend was officially slated to begin with the London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal. After flinging the remote by the full-time whistle in the now recurring fit of frustration whenever Arsenal dares me to dream and then inevitably lets me down, I completely forgot that the real derby of the weekend is yet to …

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Mar 24

Real Madrid 3 – 4 Barca: Ancelotti’s setup fails to mark Messi and so Madrid get outnumbered in midfield

Atletico Madrid’s shoot to the top of the table and the fierce Madrid derbies this season, had somewhat not allowed the masses to miss the surprisingly few number of Classico clashes. With the Copa Del Rey final coming up between these power houses, Barcelona registered a well-deserved victory at the Bernabou against Ancelotti side who …

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Mar 01

Atletico vs Real Madrid: Simeone’s team selection to contain Alonso and Di Maria in midfield

Carlo Ancelotti’s first 6 months as the manager of the Los Blancos were not the smoothest times of the Italian’s career, as the manager himself has said that it has taken time for him to find the proper balance in the team. Ancelotti has repeatedly changed shapes throughout this time, and this has majorly involved …

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