Tactics

On Saturday we want to get back to winning ways after two disappointing results but, while we will host them at the Camp Nou, our rivals are one of the toughest we could face at present. Not only are they…

O F F I C I A L

Martin Braithwaite joins Barcelona after the culés pay his release clause of €18 million. He joins until 2024, will have a buy-out clause of €300m, and he reinforces an attack that had been hampered by injuries and exits. Braithwaite joined…

Tottenham vs Leipzig

Experience against youth. The old master against the new blood. Mourinho against the ‘mini Mou’. 32-year-old Nagelsmann is leading the ‘new gen’ of top coaches, and his approach is the epitome of the one that is dominating football nowadays. By…

For many

Keep the fairytale going. If we went one by one, Valencia probably have more individual quality than their rivals, but the structure of Atalanta is more elaborated as Gasperini has been at Bergamo since 2016. He took them to the…

Dortmund vs PSG

Their ID cards reveal inexperience, but in the innocent faces of the players lies their threat and power. A duel of babies: Håland (8 goals and 1 assist in the 19/20 UCL), Jadon Sancho (2 goals and 2 assists), Achraf…

New turn

Every day there’s a new turn in the FC Barcelona saga, with each episode being more shocking than the previous one. The signing of Boateng, the dispute with Valdés, the rejection of Puyol and Xavi, the ridiculous handling of Valverde’s…

A bomb

A bomb was launched on Friday, when Manchester City were handed by UEFA a 2-year ban from European competitions, starting from the 20/21. The most damming allegation was that a holding company from City’s owner, Sheikh Mansour, funneled money to…

All in all

Having Ter Stegen is a blessing for a style that prioritises the generation of advantages from the first stage. “You can’t get nervous if Ter Stegen has the ball”, Junior said. “When they man-mark you, the goalkeeper must handle the…

An episode full of emotions

Episode 8 of the Setién season. An episode full of emotions: joy, optimism, frustration, nerves, scepticism. What’s clear is that there was no total satisfaction, as there were two very distinct halves in the match against Getafe. Or, better said,…