Liga Liveblog: Depor – Barça

It’s Depor and you know it’ll be a battle.

By Isaiah

Isaiah is a co-founder and lead writer for Barcelona Football Blog. He currently lives in the greater Philadelphia area.


  1. Valdés, Alves, Puyol, Piqué, Abidal, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Messi, Ibrahimovic and Henry.

  2. Yaya sits again. Wow.

    As I said in the other thread, you should update your listings to reflect that the game will also be on

  3. no toure again? whatever pep.

    inter juventus is on right now 22nd minute. juve score from a free kick, shitload of deflections. mourinho gets sent off. my day’s getting off to a great start. so. hung. over. right. now.

  4. The Yaya must focus his meditations on the sub freezing temperatures he will encounter in the Ukraine. If he is to keep the entire team warm, he needs a few days of preparation.

  5. EE looked really good in the first half, I thought it was gonna be a blowout, the Almeria goalkeeper made AMAZING saves.

    1. Right. But now in the second half the EE defenders are competing to see who can put the most weight on their heels.

  6. I think Yaya will leave, if not in January, then he’ll do at the end of the season.

    So maybe this is our strongest line-up atm (with the exception of Yaya, but it’s his own and/or his agaent’s fault). It speaks for the huge meaning of this match… but now that we have all our big guns out there, we HAVE to win!
    Oh, and I can’t wait to see Xaviniesta 🙂

    1. Okay, stop this. Do you A) Rest Yaya for a tremendously crucial CL match and start Busi or do you B) do the opposite?

      If you choose A you’re Guardiola. If you choose B you are confused about priorities. We have to get Busi ready for January and we have to do that with playing time in the less crucial matches. That would be Depor rather than Dynamo.

  7. Haha I switched to the Inter Juve game, switched back 10 mins later, and boom. 1-2. Hahaha. Should I keep it on the Inter Juve game? It clearly works.

  8. I still think Pep thinks Yaya is stronger and better than Busi, but is prepping Busi for ACN. I also think Yaya has to understand this, although frustrated, he won’t leave. Why would you leave the best team in the world?

  9. Valdes, Alves, Puyol, Pique, Abidal, SERGIO BUSQUETS, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Ibra, Henry.

    Is Busi in THE starting XI this season? I don’t know everyone, I think Yaya’s days may be numbered given how this month has shaped up.

  10. Oh I get it. La Liga needs Real Madrid to stay competitive, so in the spirit of Navidad they gift a penalty to Real Madrid.

    So effin’ wrong on so many levels.

  11. that should be a direct red , and a 3 match ban for violent conduct, i doubt it will be changed

    1. Just like you undeservedly won last week ? Hahaha did you even watch the freaking game ? Wwe dominated the whole first half if it wasn’t for their keeper they would have been down by 5 goals they were only good for 15 min of the second half other than the game was all real madrid , wth do you mean we won undeservedly ?

    2. Alex loool no comment then

      VJ did the GK touch him or not ? ……ill answer that for you he did so he had it coming , name me a striker that wouldnt throw himself to the ground when a GK makes contact with them in the box , just one ……dont be naive bro this is the reality of the game , anyways that game should never have came down to that , almeria’s GK deserve a pay riiise for his incredible first half , if it wasnt for him they’d have lost it by 6 goals anyways im out like barcelona will be of the CL this midweek peace 🙂

    3. He touched the ball didn’t he? Whether he touched ol’FuckFace is irrelevant.. And DiverBoy got his just rewards with the sending off..

      And is that the best you can do? Saving your asses by diving against a mid-table team and that too at home.. Pathetic!

      Out like Barcelona? you do mean out like Real Madrid after all, it’s no mean feat getting knocked out of the CL in the pre-quarters FIVE times in a row and making Alcorcon the best team in Madrid.. But I guess you already knew that..

  12. lol, everyboday expected a win from the EE, right?

    But who would have expected that CR will not play in el Mestalla? But it is only fair, because Valencia miss David Silva.
    I can definitely see them lose some points next week. So as long as we win today, everything is fine.

  13. Erm…Busquets should be dropped, I don’t even care if they play Xavi as CDM and ‘rest’ Toure who should have started this game along with 10 of our 11 best starters.

    How many assists does busquets have for the opposing team now, 3? He isn’t proving his place in the squad and he isn’t improving leading up to the ACN. Just drop him.


    1. If we drop him we will shatter his confidence, infact its probably why pep didnt take him out today.Hes crucial for our second half of the season.

    2. May be we should develop a back up plan like playing Marquez or Chyg sometimes. Busi can get a red card anytime and all signs are showing him to be unreliable for 2 months.

    3. Barcelona isn’t that small a club that pep can risk defeats to keep a player’s confidence up, otherwise Bojan would get a lot more game time.

  14. When we need win Xavi-Iniesta midfield delivers. My only complain is our sluggishness in counter attack. I have noticed at least 2-3 potentially dangerous counter attacks dying somehow at the end. We need to be efficient here.

    Ronaldo’s kick was pathetic. Totally unacceptable from a professional.

    1. “My only complain is our sluggishness in counter attack.”

      Yup that is true, we’ve always been bad at this. The sort of game that Barca plays doesn’t lend itself well to CA, I think. (Coming from a tactics noob)

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