Tag Archive: xavi

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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Feb 18

Fernandinho and Silva pivotal for Pellegrini; Manchester City v/s Barcelona Preview

Its February and there is every reason for a normal person to get excited about this particular month for obvious reasons. What is strikingly more obvious for a football fan is that he/she will be singing the composition written by Tony Britten as they welcome back their favorite sports competition. The UEFA Champions League returns …

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Oct 26

Primer Classico preview: Isco’s selection key to Ancelotti’s choice of shape against Barca

With new men at the helms of both the Superpowers in Spain, the La Liga hasn’t seen either of the clubs at their best this season. One might keenly argue that Athletico Madrid are almost there in terms of grit and firepower, but basically the tittle will depend a lot on the 2 league games …

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Jul 16

Barcelona: Defense woes need to be addressed sooner than later

As Barcelona failed to reach the finals of the Champions League for the second straight year, it became rather apparent in European club football that the team from the terraces of Catalonia was displaced off its perch. Having been knocked out by a lesser favored Chelsea team in 2012, Barcelona was looking to make amends …

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