Here we go – the team is in Madrid for the start of another lengthy season where numerous clasico games will be played against Real Madr…. oh wait a minute, it isn’t Real Madrid? It’s Atlético Madrid? Damn – we’ve swapped a Mad Mou for a Snarky Simeone.
Barça heads into the penultimate home game for the season against Castile and León side Real Valladolid but, for the home press, all focus appears to be on the after-match celebrations in which the Liga Trophy will be presented to the team by RFEF President Ángel María Villar.
This is going to be the shortest preview ever, given that there’s less than 2 hours until the match starts and, hey – did you hear that, yesterday, Espanyol early gifted Barça the Liga, and Iniesta a birthday present? Read MorePreview: Atlético Madrid vs. FC Barcelona
Get out of here if you think that the Liga is already won. None of the opponents in the 5 remaining games will be pushovers. A win tonight will mean that Barça requires 2 points more to seal the championship, assuming that Madrid wins all their games. Read MorePreview: Barça vs. Betis – For Want of a Nail
A short little video recorded Tito Vilanova’s return to Barcelona early yesterday morning, accompanied by Jordi Roura, Aureli Altimira and their wives who had flown to NYC as a thank-you for all their efforts and to escort El Mister back home. Read MoreWelcome Back Tito: Dreams or Tickets Out
This article continues from the previous post in which I shared some comparative scoring analysis between the Top 2 teams from each of Spain’s La Liga, England’s EPL, Germany’s Bundesliga and Italy’s Serie A.
The official Barça website recently published an article reporting on the number of goals scored by the First Team. It explained that Messi and Villa had scored 54.7% of the 126 goals scored this season.
A long time ago, when Kluivert, Rivaldo, Guardiola and De Boer roamed the Camp Nou pitch and Van Gaal steered Barça from the sidelines, Rayo Vallecano came to visit with hope in their hearts and dread on their minds. Read MorePreview: A Little Rayo Sunshine