Episodes

Loss In El Clásico Didn’t Lose The League

April 12, 2021

In El Clásico, Ronald Koeman sent a very young FC Barcelona team to face a strong Real Madrid, fresh off a Champions League win over Liverpool. Barcelona lost 2:1. It was their second loss to Real Madrid this year, who they …

Takeaways From A Polemic Loss In El Clásico (repeat)

April 5, 2021

The second installment of El Clásico this season is coming this Saturday. We’re re-playing an episode from October, 2020 after the last Clásico. Barcelona lost 1:3, but they were tied at one goal for the majority of the game…

Hitting A Stride In La Liga

March 22, 2021

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 beg…

Future Promises In Present Loss

March 15, 2021

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 fo…

Clean Sheets and Goals Prove Effective

March 8, 2021

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 t…

Uncommon Tactics Get Major Wins In La Liga

March 1, 2021

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 a…

Drowned in Goals by PSG and Held Level by Cadiz

Feb. 22, 2021

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 po…

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

Feb. 15, 2021

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 Champi…

Weak Goalscoring Trend Gets Upended In Two Comebacks

Feb. 8, 2021

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...

Griezmann Goal Puts Barca Back In La Liga Race

Feb. 1, 2021

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 M…

Winning Without Impressing - Barcelona Minus Messi

Jan. 25, 2021

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,…

Poor Defending On Set Plays Gives Athletic The Supercopa

Jan. 18, 2021

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 B…

Blowing Past Granada With A Messi Fest

Jan. 11, 2021

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 …

Barcelona In Fifth After Victory In Huesca

Jan. 4, 2021

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 tim…

Araujo’s Mistake and Attacking Wings

Jan. 1, 2021

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 …

Pedri Promising, But No Iniesta

Dec. 28, 2020

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 wan…

Koeman's Plan Leads To Another Poor Result

Dec. 21, 2020

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 F…

Barcelona’s Best Half All Season

Dec. 18, 2020

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 in…

Suffering Against Levante, A Summary Of The Season So Far

Dec. 14, 2020

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 Barce…

Barca Come Up Short In Latest Champions Test

Dec. 11, 2020

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 th…

FC Barcelona Continues To Struggle Away In La Liga

Dec. 7, 2020

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 …

Is Pedri The Player We All Thought Riqui Was?

Dec. 4, 2020

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. Bec…

Barca’s Offense Overwhelms Osasuna

Nov. 30, 2020

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…

Barcelona Search For Answers As Losses And Injuries Mount Up

Nov. 23, 2020

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 su…