FC Barcelona: 10 Reasons Nobody Can Stop Them from Conquering Europe and More

Roberto Alvarez-Galloso@AlvarezGallosoChief Writer IFebruary 14, 2012

FC Barcelona: 10 Reasons Nobody Can Stop Them from Conquering Europe and More

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    FC Barcelona is a rising star in Europe and the world. The team has universal appeal and is winning trophies during the era of Pep Guardiola.

    La Blaugrana is going to face Bayer Levrkusen in the UEFA Champions League with high expectations and a victory. The reasons why La Blaugrana cannot be stopped are many, but 10 reasons will be discussed in the slideshow.

    The invitation for the readers to sit back and relax is made. On to the slideshow.

1. Refusal to Invent Excuses for Losses

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    One of the principal reasons nobody can stop La Blaugrana from conquering Europe and the world is simple.

    La Blaugrana refuses to make excuses or assign blame for errors they created.

    It is something that is admirable in a club and should serve as an inspiration for others.

2. 4-3-3 Formation

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    The 4-3-3 formation is one of the strengths of Barca and has been used in matches against Real Madrid and Manchester United.

    The 4-3-3 formation consists of the use of a striker in the center who maintains the ball and brings other players close to him.

    The use of midfielders for the offense will assist the central striker and the midfielders while advancing.

    The defensive midfielders collaborate with other midfielders in an attempt to deflect the opposing players and avoid an opposing goal.

3. Jose Manuel Pinto and Victor Valdes: Goalkeepers

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    La Blaugrana have the best goalkeepers in the form of Victor Valdes and Jose Manuel Pinto.

    Valdes is expected to travel to Germany for the UEFA Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen.

    Pinto is also a success and has been used in the Copa De Rey matches with great results. 

4. Pep Guardiola

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    Pep Guardiola is an inspiration for La Blaugrana since becoming manager in the year 2008.

    Barca is the recipient of numerous trophies such as La Copa Del Rey, UEFA Champions League, Spanish Supercup and the Europa League.

    Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas signed with FC Barcelona, and that is another major accomplishment of the Guardiola era.

5. Cesc Fabregas

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    Cesc Fabregas made an impressive debut with La Blaugrana after signing with the club from Arsenal last year.

    Fabregas has scored (according to ESPN Soccernet) nine goals within 17 matches.

    Fabregas has been prominent in the Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cups and European Super Cup.

6. Alexis Sanchez

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    Alexis Sanchez signed with La Blaugrana at about the same time as Cesc Fabregas.

    Sanchez has impressed and is another reason why Barca will conquer Europe and the world.

    According to ESPN Soccernet, Sanchez scored eight goals within 13 matches since his arrival at Barca.

    Sanchez impressed with a goal that helped Barca make a comeback against Real Madrid.

    The result was FC Barcelona 3-1 Real Madrid.

7. Leo Messi

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    Leo Messi scored 23 goals within 22 matches in the 2011-2012 La Liga season for La Blaugrana.

    Messi has also impressed people with his down-to-Earth personality.

    Alexis Sanchez has even talked about emulating Messi off and on the field.

8. Members Own La Blaugrana

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    FC Barcelona is one of the few clubs in the world that are owned by its members.

    La Blaugrana is a nonprofit organization, and its existence flies in the face of those who justify Glazer in Manchester United.

    La Blaugrana has seen more success with its current system than Manchester United under the Glazers.

    The current system at Barca is another reason why they will conquer Europe and the world.

9. More Than a Club: Family

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    Barca is more than just being a club, it is a sense of belonging to a family.

    Eric Abidal said it all when he refers to La Blaugrana as a second family shortly after renewing his contract.

    The attitude of family is pervasive in the club, its members and players.

10. Financial Responsibility

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    FC Barcelona is one of the few clubs that is complying with the UEFA Financial Fair Play rules.

    The club presented a budget for the year 2011-2012 in which the transfer budget does not exceed €59 million.

    The budget was presented in the light of a deficit of €137 million within the previous two seasons.

    The result was that Fabregas and Sanchez were able to sign within the budget for the 2011-2012 season. 


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    FC Barcelona continues to receive awards such as the 2011 Laureus Award for being the best. At the present time, FC Barcelona appears to be posied for conquest of Europe and the world.

    An invitation is extended to the readers to add any more reasons La Blaugrana is ready for the conquest of Europe and the world.

    I would like to thank the BR readers for their time in looking at the slideshow before the start of the UEFA Champions League match between Barca and Leverkusen.