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March 22, 2021

Hitting A Stride In La Liga

In two games last week, FC Barcelona scored 10 goals and won six points to stay within striking distance of Atlético Madrid for the championship, trailing by only four points. In a 4:1 defeat of Huesca last Monday, Barca began shooting more from...

March 15, 2021

Future Promises In Present Loss

A showtime goal from Lionel Messi wasn’t enough to spark a comeback for FC Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. The French club is on to the quarter finals, while Barcelona still hopes to compete for two trophies in La Liga...

March 08, 2021

Clean Sheets and Goals Prove Effective

Koeman put the same exact lineup and formation on the pitch against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey as he did in La Liga, and it kept Sevilla from scoring. Barcelona's goals came from pure individual performance though, rather than tactics. The 3:0 win...

March 01, 2021

Uncommon Tactics Get Major Wins In La Liga

A narrow Barcelona could barely get a shot off against Elche, but one change widened the team and opened the gate for 3 goals and 3 points. In Sevilla, a more robust midfield and fewer forwards set a trap that Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembélé sprung...

February 22, 2021

Drowned in Goals by PSG and Held Level by Cadiz

A high FC Barcelona defensive line against PSG in the Champions League gave up four goals. The second leg may an insurmountable hurdle. In La Liga, the defense of Cadiz proved to be impenetrable for Barca, and two crucial points dropped may have taken...

February 15, 2021

Pain In Copa Turns To La Liga Joy With PSG On The Horizon

The dismay of a two-goal sacrifice in Copa del Rey to Sevilla changed to the joy of a four-goal win over Alavés in La Liga for FC Barcelona: an encouraging turn of events with the important first leg of the PSG tie in Champions looming. We analyze...

February 08, 2021

Weak Goalscoring Trend Gets Upended In Two Comebacks

We're starting to see a more competitive spirit from FC Barcelona, judging from their two comebacks this week, advancing in Copa del Rey and winning three points with a late winner in La Liga. Hosts: Brien Henderson...

February 01, 2021

Griezmann Goal Puts Barca Back In La Liga Race

This week saw FC Barcelona getting two crucial results in Copa del Rey and La Liga. Barca find themselves in second place in La Liga, thanks to much-improved play by Frenkie de Jong. We review his latest run of form. Oscar Mingueza assisted the...

January 25, 2021

Winning Without Impressing - Barcelona Minus Messi

Elche and Cornellá each lost by two goals to FC Barcelona last week. But, even though they won, Barcelona did not impress. Alejandro Villegas and Sergio Rodriguez discuss how to get the most scoring out of Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé's efforts...

January 18, 2021

Poor Defending On Set Plays Gives Athletic The Supercopa

This FC Barcelona team has proven they don’t really know how to play without Lionel Messi, and Jordi Alba has undeservedly played five times as many minutes as Junior Firpo this season. The first trophy of the year was in Barcelona’s grasp, after...

January 11, 2021

Blowing Past Granada With A Messi Fest

FC Barcelona got its third win in a row in La Liga, crushing Granada at Los Carmenes. Griezmann finally scored again, thanks to a lucky assist by Soldado, and Messi scored a golazo and a free kick, in a game that seemed to be more complicated than...

January 04, 2021

Barcelona In Fifth After Victory In Huesca

With FC Barcelona facing Eibar and Huesca this week, we explore Barca’s performances against lower tier teams in La Liga. Also, with the winter transfer window opening, will Carles Alena and Riqui Puig find more playing time on other teams? Messi...

January 01, 2021

Araujo’s Mistake and Attacking Wings

In this sample of Barca Talk Café, our exclusive show for supporters on Patreon, Gabriel and Mariana focus on youth in their review of Barcelona’s draw with Eibar. They cover Ronald Araujo’s mistake that cost FCB a goal and the wing play we saw from...

December 28, 2020

Pedri Promising, But No Iniesta

Pedri grabbed the attention of the press after a brilliant assist to Messi against Valladolid. Our team in Span, Gabriel Quiroga and Mariana Guzman, remember what a nobody Pedri was when he was first signed and they both want to see comparisons...

December 21, 2020

Koeman's Plan Leads To Another Poor Result

Another frustrating result for the Blaugrana as ‘hit-and-miss’ Valencia took a point away from Camp Nou following a 2-2 draw. Goals from Messi & Araujo add two bright spots to yet another game that many culers will believe FCB could have, and should...

December 18, 2020

Barcelona’s Best Half All Season

With their midweek win over Real Sociedad, FC Barcelona stayed in the fight for La Liga. Alejandro Villegas and Sergio Rodriguez call the first half of the game Barcelona’s best of all season, even though Ronald Koeman is inventing positions, the...

December 14, 2020

Suffering Against Levante, A Summary Of The Season So Far

FC Barcelona faced off with Levante at Camp Nou and had a hard time winning 1-0 against one of the teams fighting to avoid relegation in La Liga. Lionel Messi scored the only goal of the game, in another match in which Barcelona shot more than 20...

December 11, 2020

Barca Come Up Short In Latest Champions Test

FC Barcelona lost to Juventus in the final match of the Champions League group stage. Barca continues to struggle, unable to find their best XI and they’ll face a tough opponent in the next stage of Champions League. Have the players lost faith in...

December 07, 2020

FC Barcelona Continues To Struggle Away In La Liga

FC Barcelona loses again in La Liga after two horrible mistakes on defense and a great night by Ledesma, the Cadiz goalkeeper. Barca shot 21 times and only scored once with an own goal. Now, Barcelona is 12 points away from Atletico de Madrid. Is it...

December 04, 2020

Is Pedri The Player We All Thought Riqui Was?

From our Friday episode for patrons, Gabriel and Craig compare Riqui Puig to Pedri. In the full episode on Patreon, they review the Champions League match against Ferencváros and answer more questions from our patrons. Become a patron and listen to...

November 30, 2020

Barca’s Offense Overwhelms Osasuna

FC Barcelona look like they are starting to find their rhythm and attacking form. Barca beat Osasuna 4-0 with a balanced attack and all 4 attacking players netting goals. The young players have stepped up and are making the team more dynamic and...

November 23, 2020

Barcelona Search For Answers As Losses And Injuries Mount Up

FC Barcelona suffered a 1-0 loss to Atlético Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night. Not only does Barca find themselves 9 points behind Atlético, they suffered major injuries to their back line. Gerard Piqué suffered a right knee injury...

November 20, 2020

A crucial match against Atletico

From our Friday episode for patrons, Sergio Rodriguez and Alejandro Villegas go over the possible lineup Atletico can use against FC Barcelona on Saturday. Besides, they discuss the absence of Luis Suarez, because of COVID, and Busquets, because of an...

November 16, 2020

Patreon Fridays - Michael Laudrup

He left Barcelona for Real Madrid, and yet we don’t hate him like Figo. With international break interrupting the club schedule, Gabriel and Craig took the time to reminisce about the legendary Barcelona midfielder Michael Laudrup. Hosts: Gabriel...