FC Barcelona: How Do the Catalans Stack Up in FIFA 12?

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FC Barcelona: How Do the Catalans Stack Up in FIFA 12?
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This is the third article in what is now becoming a series of FIFA 12 player ratings review articles. First, I reviewed Tottenham's ratings, then Real Madrid's ratings, and now I'm reviewing FC Barcelona's ratings by request.

In FIFA 11, Barcelona were arguably the most popular team in the game. They were definitely the strongest overall team with the best players, and so most FIFA 11 users would frequently go straight to Barcelona, game after game.

In fact, one of the biggest criticisms of FIFA 11 was that numerous matchups consisted of FC Barcelona vs FC Barcelona, or FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid.

Occasionally a few brave souls would attempt to use Manchester United or Chelsea against the Catalans, but usually such attempts would end in defeat if the gulf in skill between the FIFA 12 users wasn't too great.

But could the best team in the game be even stronger now?

Certainly, with their Champions League and La Liga title double last season, improving the ratings of most of FC Barcelona's players would make sense.

But is that what happened, and if so to what extent?

Let's find out. 

Note: Players rated below 70 have been excluded.

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