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Frank Rijkaard – Barcelona’s Unsung Hero

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Written by Aadharsh Shrimanikandan “Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick up?”.Let me take you back to a beautiful part of Spain-Catalonia. The Catalans were always fond of their football and Futbol Club Barcelona is of prime importance to them as they consider it a sizeable

Xavi – What Made The Barca Metronome So Unique?

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  Edited by Srinivas Sadhanand  This article was first published on Quora  Xavi’s greatness is well documented Amongst few he’s resented Amongst many he’s respected His departure could have been extended The board’s antics could have been prevented A lack of his successor has left the fans disoriented He wasn't the Jack of all trades He was the master of

Valencia vs Barcelona: Team News, Preview, Predicted Lineups

Competition: La Liga, Matchday 8, Venue: Mestalla Timings: Sunday, 7th October 2018, 20:45 PM BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 14:45 AM EST, 11:45 AM PT (USA), 00:15 AM IST (India) Gameweek 8 in the La Liga brings to us a very special game before we're struck down by the international break. This intriguing match

The New Anoeta: The start of a blessing or another curse?

Written by Udhav Arora. Competition: La Liga, Matchday 4. Venue: Estadio de Anoeta Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande Timings: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 4.15pm CET (Barcelona), 3.15pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 7.45pm IST (India) The International Break is over, celebrations are on. Maybe not so soon for Barcelona fans

Barcelona Smash 8 Past Huesca as Messi and Suarez Grab Braces

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Written by Guest Contributor Udhav Arora Ernesto Valverde seemed to have finally taken the right approach against newly promoted side Huesca who took the lead early on, within 3 minutes of the game. A previously seen attitude of determination was visible in the team that had lost some grip last season

Riqui Puig – La Perla De Masia

Words by Sankalpa Nanda & Srinivas Sadhanand  Many struggle to envisage the babyfaced Riqui Puig as a professional footballer. With several studies cementing the belief that the average body weight of an athlete in today’s day and age is 70% higher in comparison to the early 1900s, the 19-year old is an

Diego Simeone: Atlético Madrid’s Campeon

  Atlético Madrid are the fourth most successful club in Spain after Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Athletic Bilbao. However, the journey was never a bed of roses if we go down the memory lane and take a peek at various stages of their footballing history. Atletico Madrid nearly underwent a state

2018-19 Barcelona Season Preview

Written by Debnath Adhikary A quick check on last year's performance- In a season where Barcelona's talisman Neymar Jr. left the club to join Paris Saint Germain, followed by a complete humiliation in the hands of Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup, Barcelona made a strong comeback. They retained the league

Chelsea 2017/18, A short summary

Ever since the sacking of Jose Mourinho, there was much speculation as to who would replace him at Chelsea, and whether or not his successor could replicate his success. The summer of 2016 saw Chelsea appoint Antonio Conte as head coach of Chelsea Football club - this raised quite a

The Road Forks here~ Barcelona’s Catalan Conundrum

On the 1st of October 2017, thousands took to the streets of Barcelona, capital of Spain’s most prosperous and wealthiest region, Catalonia. This time, however, it wasn’t a procession to watch the game against Las Palmas, which was played behind closed doors. This was a procession that would mark what

U-17 World Cup:Turning Prodigy to Legacy

The model of football is witness to a tremendous change. Gone are those days when the colossal hype and fan craze were only for the European elites. With the dawn of the new age, football has become a medium to expand and explore new nations. It has become a new

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