1. 5 Reasons Why Real Madrid's José Mourinho Does NOT Have FC Barcelona's Number

    Myths have a way to spread in sports, and football in particular. When many fans start saying the same thing, it ends up becoming true in the minds of the masses, even if the reality is quite different...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about 3 years ago 12,746 reads 123 comments

  2. 10 Reasons Why FC Barcelona Should and Shouldn't Sign Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas

    The 2011 summer transfer market is yet again treating football fans to another chapter of the seemingly neverending Cesc Fabregas saga...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about 3 years ago 4,865 reads 71 comments

  3. FC Barcelona: The Worst XI of the Past Decade

    Right now, the FC Barcelona crop are considered the best team in the world and one of the best of all time. The Camp Nou is treated to a spectacle every week, with world class players routinely dismantling their opposition...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about 3 years ago 8,037 reads 20 comments

  4. FC Barcelona: 2010-2011 Season Awards

    The new season is about to start for FC Barcelona , with the Spanish Super Cup only a month and a week away...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about 3 years ago 3,973 reads 61 comments

  5. Lionel Messi Wins Di Stefano Award: What's Next for the Argentine Superstar?

    It hardly constitutes news nowadays when Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona wins another individual award. Despite always putting his team's success first, the Argentine's supreme ability dictates that he also racks up endless individual awards...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 2,488 reads 42 comments

  6. Champions League Final: FC Barcelona Champions of Europe Again

    Barcelona did it again. For the third time in six seasons, and second since Pep Guardiola took charge three years ago, Barcelona are champions of Europe. Just like in 2009, they had to beat Manchester United in the final to win the title...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 1,801 reads 21 comments

  7. Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Complete Champions League Final Preview: Part 1

    As you all know, the biggest game of the season will be played on Saturday. After a long, hard season where both teams excelled, Barcelona and Manchester United will battle it out for the European title...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 3,730 reads 19 comments

  8. La Liga: FC Barcelona Are Champions of Spain for the Third Consecutive Season

    Finally, it's official: FC Barcelona are champions of Spain for the third consecutive time. Even if on paper this looks like the easiest title of the Guardiola era, it's not like that at all...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 1,870 reads 24 comments

  9. Eight Things We Learned from Barcelona's Victory over Real Madrid in the UCL

    So Barcelona are back to the Champions League final, for the third time in six seasons. Just like in 2009, their opponents will be the Premier League's only powerhouse of the past two decades Manchester United ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 2,770 reads 55 comments

  10. Champions League: Pep Guardiola's FC Barcelona Book Their Place in the UCL Final

    It wasn't the greatest of performances by Barcelona, but it could never have been; there was too much at stake. Barcelona saw their streak of nine consecutive home wins in Europe ended, but the 1-1 draw was enough to secure their place in the final...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 1,367 reads 22 comments

  11. Football Triumphs as Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona Close in on CL Final

    In the end, football was the victor as Barcelona went to the Bernabeu to get a 2-0 lead in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 4,355 reads 72 comments

  12. Lionel Messi: Only the Genius of Lucky No. 50 Can Lead Barcelona to UCL Final

    Ridiculous. This is the only word that can describe Lionel Messi 's current season. With the goal scored today, Messi now has 50 goals and 23 assists in only 49 appearances (42 starts)...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 2,662 reads 26 comments

  13. La Liga: Barcelona Are (Probably) Champions of Spain for Third Consecutive Year

    The headline might seem premature, but even the most optimistic madridista would concede that the 2010-11 La Liga title is Barcelona's...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 1,486 reads 120 comments

  14. El Clásico: Real Madrid Trying To Put an End to Losing Streak Against Barcelona

    With the league title pretty much wrapped up by Barcelona, one could be tempted to think that this weekend's installment of El Clásico will pale in comparison to the next three...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 2,612 reads 54 comments

  15. UCL: Andrés Iniesta Reigns Supreme As Barcelona Thumps Shakhtar, 5-1

    Barcelona is about to reach its fourth consecutive Champions League semi-final after comprehensively beating a valiant Shakhtar Donetsk side 5-1 at Camp Nou...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 763 reads 10 comments

  16. Piqué, Valdés and Thiago the Heroes as Barcelona Close in on the Title

    Barcelona took a giant step today towards their third consecutive La Liga title. The Catalans won 1-0 at El Madrigal, courtesy of Gerard Piqué, while their closest followers ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 1,648 reads 26 comments

  17. Champions League: 10 Reasons Why Tottenham Hotspur Can Eliminate Real Madrid

    It might be only their first apperance in the Champions League, but Tottenham Hotspur have certainly made the most of it. After eliminating AC Milan in the first knockout round, they find themselves in the quarterfinals...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 4,718 reads 102 comments

  18. Cesc Fabregas: Would He Really Be a Necessary Addition to FC Barcelona?

    It was the biggest transfer saga of the 2010 summer and it is bound to be once again the biggest story of the summer of 2011 in world football: Will Cesc Fabregas finally go back ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 5,362 reads 175 comments

  19. Arsenal FC's Story: As You Sow, So You Reap

    Sixty-nine. What a nice number, don't you think? For Arsenal fans though, 69 has an altogether different signification: it's just the number of months their club has been trophiless...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 3,657 reads 304 comments

  20. Champions League: Barcelona Unbelievably Wasteful Despite Advancing Past Arsenal

    Barcelona beat Arsenal to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals; they had 76 percent of the possession and held the Gunners to zero shots in 90 minutes...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 1,358 reads 34 comments

  21. Barcelona vs. Arsenal 2nd Leg: The Fan's View (Part 1 of 2)

    For those of you who missed it, Michael Botsford and I did a sort of joint preview very similar to this one before the first leg of the tie between Arsenal and Barcelona three weeks ago...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 2,233 reads 42 comments

  22. Barcelona vs Arsenal 2nd Leg: The Bet II

    For those of you who didn't follow The Bet last time, allow me to explain. Before the first leg of this tie, Arsenal supporter Kaustubh and I made a bet ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 2,246 reads 23 comments

  23. FC Barcelona: February Woes Put Behind at Mallorca, Match-Point at Mestalla

    After a good week's rest, Barcelona travelled to Mallorca and easily won 3-0, despite the absence of such important players as Valdés, Puyol, Xavi (all injured) and Daniel ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 719 reads 8 comments

  24. CL: Woeful Barcelona Lose To Inspired Gunners and Compromise CL Hopes

    Barcelona have seriously compromised their Champions League aspirations on Tuesday as a somewhat lackluster performance saw them lose 2-1 to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 1,525 reads 49 comments

  25. Arsenal: Barca-Heavy Is the World's Sexiest and Greatest Club

    I lost The Bet , so I must do as I promised. Arsenal proved today once again that they are the greatest club with a comprehensive 2-1 win at the Emirates against Barcelona...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 4,161 reads 147 comments