1. Arsenal Vs Barcelona: The Fan's View – Part 2/2

    Unless you've living under a rock for the past few months, you're certainly aware that Barcelona and Arsenal will face each other on Wednesday in the first leg of the first knockout ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 3,374 reads 87 comments

  2. Can FC Barcelona Win the Treble Again?

    Barcelona star Andrés Iniesta has recently stated that he believes Barcelona are good enough to win another treble, even if he's aware of how difficult it will be...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 2,515 reads 19 comments

  3. La Liga: Barcelona About to Beat Di Stefano's Real Madrid Consecutive Wins Mark

    What's so special about October 3, 2010? It was the last time Barcelona dropped points in La Liga. On that day, an inspired Mallorca side travelled to the Camp Nou and managed to get a draw against a very wasteful Barcelona...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 2,086 reads 18 comments

  4. FC Barcelona and David Villa: A Match Made In Heaven

    David Villa is quite possibly the most underrated player in the world today. El Guaje is arguably the best Spanish striker of all-time and has been one of the top strikers in ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 3,453 reads 51 comments

  5. Real Madrid: Super Cristiano Ronaldo Keeping Los Blancos' Title Hopes Alive

    "As well as shooting, taking the free-kicks, building the plays and giving passes, Cristiano Ronaldo is also the one that folds up the shirts, cleans the boots and cuts the grass...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 2,475 reads 54 comments

  6. La Liga: FC Barcelona Beat Malaga CF 4-1 and Rewrite History Books

    Barcelona keep on shattering every record under Pep Guardiola! The blaugrana beat Malaga 4-1 today and have collected an impressive 52 points (17 wins, one draw and one defeat) ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 1,172 reads 35 comments

  7. Long Live the King: Lionel Messi Wins Back-To-Back Ballon D'Ors

    In the end, Messi won again. After winning in 2009, Lionel Messi was once again considered the best player in the world. There's no doubt that, right now, Lionel Messi is the undisputed king of world football...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 2,896 reads 233 comments

  8. Lionel Messi: How He's Becoming an Even Better and More Complete Player

    In the last two La Liga matches where Messi featured (away at Espanyol and at Deportivo), Barcelona scored a combined nine goals...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 1,647 reads 66 comments

  9. Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez or Iniesta: Who's the Best Player in the World?

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the past two years, you're certainly aware that Barcelona currently possess the three best football players in the world: Lionel Messi , Xavi Hernandez and Andrés Iniesta...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 5,565 reads 113 comments

  10. La Liga: Ranking The 10 Best Players So Far This Season

    After 16 matches, there's still everything left to decide in La Liga. Barcelona currently lead the standings with 43 points from 14 wins, one draw and one defeat...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 5,915 reads 104 comments

  11. World Football: Paying Tribute to the 'Invincibles'

    If you happen to know any Arsenal fan, you've certainly heard ad nauseum of Arsenal's unbeaten league season in 2003-2004 and their 49-match unbeaten run in the Premier League...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 1,772 reads 30 comments

  12. Pedro Meets World: An FC Barcelona Success Story

    On Saturday, Barcelona kept their unstoppable run of results by completely obliterating city rivals Espanyol at the Cornellà-El Prat stadium 5-1...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 2,812 reads 36 comments

  13. UEFA Champions League: Why There Might Be No English Teams In The Semis Again

    This article is complimentary to Michael Botsford 's article defending the opposing thesis. It all started when, in the comment thread of one of Michael's articles, I said "I wouldn''t be surprised if no English made the semifinals again"...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 1,789 reads 88 comments

  14. Football Meets Pop Culture: 20 Players/Managers Who Resemble TV/Movie Characters

    (SATIRE) I've been thinking of writing this article for quite some time. I'm not exactly sure if it was a great idea or just a terrible one, if it will be well-received or heavily criticized...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 7,725 reads 86 comments

  15. FIFA Ballon D'Or: Iniesta and Del Bosque the Winners, Says Gazetta Dello Sport

    Italian newspaper Gazetta Dello Sport guarantees that Andrés Iniesta will win the Player of the Year award, while Vicente del Bosque will take Coach of the Year...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 1,659 reads 41 comments

  16. Xavi, Messi and Iniesta FIFA Ballon D'or Finalists: Who Will Take It?

    It's all Barcelona. FIFA and France Football announced earlier today that this year's three Ballon d'Or finalists are Xavi Hernandez, Andrés Iniesta and last year's winner Lionel Messi ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 3,935 reads 122 comments

  17. Sergio Busquets: How The FC Barcelona Hero Keeps Silencing His Critics

    Sergio Busquets is certainly one of the most underrated players in Pep Guardiola's Dream Team, but he has been steadily silencing his critics ever since he joined Barcelona's first team...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 245 reads 33 comments

  18. FC Barcelona: The Feeling of Invincibility

    There has never been a better time for Barcelona supporters. Pep Guardiola's Dream Team has been dominating Europe for the past two seasons and displaying some of the finest football the world has ever seen...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 4,295 reads 249 comments

  19. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: El Clásico Will Be Important but Not Decisive

    On Monday, the whole world and their dog will be watching El Clásico between Barcelona and Real Madrid . This rivalry started on February 17, 1902 and it's only been growing since...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 2,371 reads 85 comments

  20. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: Who Will Neutral Fans Be Supporting in El Clásico?

    El Clásico is undoubtedly the biggest football match of the season. The two biggest and most popular European clubs, the best players in the world, the two managers of the moment...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 3,408 reads 78 comments

  21. Champions League: Fabulous Braga Humble Arsenal 2-0, Keep Their Dream Alive

    It was certainly the greatest night in SC Braga's history, as the Portuguese outfit defeated all odds and humbled a much stronger Arsenal side 2-0. As mentioned in the match preview , on paper Braga had no chance whatsoever...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 797 reads 103 comments

  22. Champions League: SC Braga Play "All Or Nothing" Match Against Arsenal

    SC Braga shocked the footballing world by beating Sevilla in the playoff and advancing to the Champions League group stage...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 849 reads 12 comments

  23. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: 6 Reasons Why Barcelona Are Favorites in El Clasico

    El Clasico is hands down the biggest football match in the world. Barcelona and Real Madrid are by far the two biggest and most popular clubs in Europe, having a combined 90 million fans just on the continent...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 4,583 reads 94 comments

  24. World Football: Top 50 All-Time Goal Scorers

    As a Featured Columnist, I was asked by Bleacher Report to compile a list with the 50 best goalscorers of all-time...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 124,818 reads 151 comments

  25. A Match Made in Heaven: Why FC Barcelona Are Not Dependent on Lionel Messi

    There seems to be a notion, even among some Barcelona supporters, that Barcelona are completely dependant on Lionel Messi - a notion that gained even more supporters after the ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 1,959 reads 87 comments