Tag Archive: Barcelona

Apr 06

Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid: Simeone’s tactically superior 4-5-1 dissolved by Torres’ Red

  Atletico were quite realistically considered the only team left in the CL that could stop Barca’s front three. But yet again, as has been the case in this fixture recently, some utterly reckless tackles by the capital side left them with a man down well within the first half. In the context of the …

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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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Apr 02

Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Iniesta’s Magic cancels out Diego’s spectacular opener

On a night when everyone expected to see a clear winner in the 4th meeting of the two clubs this season, Barcelona battled hard to come out with a draw against a resolute Atletico Madrid side, who looked below par after their star man Diego Costa, got injured. The Madrid side go into the second …

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Mar 31

Alves and Welbeck pivotal for Barca and United on Tuesday: UCL Quarterfinals

Champions League returns to the fore with 8 teams locking horns in the Quarterfinal stage of the world’s most exciting competition. With most of the usual suspects managing to reach this stage, the draw was always going to be a complex affair. But, for those who expected some fierce matchups, Luis Figo’s hands delayed that …

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