Frustrating Return of the Champions League – Barça at Lyon

After weeks of waiting to get back into the glamour competition of Europe, the Champions league didn't quite deliver on the expectations that have been placed on it. Maybe some of the sourness is due to Messi's explicitly stated intent at the start of the season to win the UCL trophy this year after a…Read more Frustrating Return of the Champions League – Barça at Lyon

Narrow at the Nou Camp – Barça v Valladolid

The last game before the return of the Champions League: Valladolid in la Liga at home. Barcelona was rotated and a bit bruised. Valverde rotated Suarez, Rakitic, and Coutinho to the bench, while giving Dembélé, Arturo, Vermaelen and Kevin "Prince" Boateng the start alongside most of the usual suspects. So how did Valverde's team look…Read more Narrow at the Nou Camp – Barça v Valladolid

Showdown v Valencia – Nou Camp 2.2.2019

Yesterday Barcelona hosted Valencia at the Nou Camp. The game was a stormy mess of rage, weariness, and tension. Where are Barça right now? What kind of vibe is surrounding the team? Honestly, the season has been a very close one in la Liga--contrasting last year's relative cake walk through Spain--so the pressures made by…Read more Showdown v Valencia – Nou Camp 2.2.2019