1. Can Inter Milan Build an Unprecedented Dynasty In Italian Football?

    Right now, it's safe to assume that no European league is as one-sided as the Serie A. Inter Milan have won the Italian league five times in a row and the sixth seems only a matter ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 524 reads 49 comments

  2. La Liga: Barcelona Grind Out Narrow 1-0 Win Despite Dreadful Performance

    It was a depressing night for Barcelona fans, as the blaugrana had arguably their poorest performance since Guardiola arrived to the club. True, Barcelona won 1-0, but the performance was absolutely dreadful...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 962 reads 42 comments

  3. Lionel Messi: Barcelona Star Has Risen To Be Best Player in the World

    "Every great has a tendency to influence his team, like (Michael) Jordan with the Bulls. Messi is the best. We wouldn't trade him for anybody.", said Pep Guardiola. And he is undoubtedly right...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 4,973 reads 58 comments

  4. La Liga: Barcelona Break the Atletico Curse; Ujfalusi Ruins a Great Match

    Just like in Wednesday's Champions League match, Barcelona played superbly, and only an otherwordly performance by Atletico's goalkeeper De Gea avoided an embarrassing result for Atletico Madrid...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 1,234 reads 81 comments

  5. La Liga: Barcelona Tries To Break the Atletico Madrid Curse at Calderón

    The visit to Atletico Madrid is traditionally one of the most difficult matches of the season for Barcelona. This year, it will be even more difficult than usual, since Atletico Madrid are stronger than ever and are in sensational form right now...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 676 reads 6 comments

  6. UEFA Champions League: Barcelona Bounce Back in Style, Steamroll Panathinaikos

    After a shocking defeat to Hercules on Saturday, Barcelona produced a scintillating display to beat Panathinaikos, their first opponents in this year's Champions League, 5-1. Messi scored a brace and David Villa, Pedro, and Daniel Alves scored one each..

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 992 reads 35 comments

  7. FC Barcelona Seek Redemption Against Panathinaikos In Champions League Opener

    After a shocking home defeat against Hercules on Saturday, Barcelona are expected to bounce back and beat Panathinaikos with a convincing performance. Against the Greek, Barcelona cannot afford another slip-up...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 456 reads 25 comments

  8. FC Barcelona Humbled By Hercules at Camp Nou: A Lesson For The Future

    It is quite possibly the shock of the season: newly-promoted side Hercules won 2-0 at the Camp Nou, home of the team many consider to be currently the best in the world. Well, Barcelona surely didn't play like the best team in the world today...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 1,967 reads 98 comments

  9. FC Barcelona: The Club With Most Fans In Europe

    According to a study by Sport+Markt, Barcelona have by far the most supporters of any club in Europe. The blaugrana can claim to have an impressive 57...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 2,943 reads 77 comments

  10. FC Barcelona: Camp Nou Awaits the Messi, Xavi and Villa Show Against Hercules

    Barcelona will play their first home game in the new La Liga season on Saturday against Hercules. The Camp Nou is ready to once again welcome its heroes and the fans expect nothing less than a fabulous performance and a blowout victory against Hercules..

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 2,352 reads 27 comments

  11. Thomas Vermaelen: 'Cesc Fabregas Has Barca DNA,' Cesc Forced To Stay at Arsenal

    "He was determined to go to Barca last summer, he more or less confessed it in the dressing room. Cesc carries Barcelona in the heart, in his DNA...therefore it is impossible for him to forget about them...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 1,794 reads 139 comments

  12. International Football: FC Barcelona Takes Over Buenos Aires

    The international friendly between Argentina and Spain in Buenos Aires tomorrow will feature no fewer than 10 Barcelona players...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 1,678 reads 27 comments

  13. World Football: The Current 11 Best Forwards in the World

    With so many talented forwards performing at a high level, it's rather difficult to pick the best 10 and some very talented forwards (like Carlos Tévez) had to be left out...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 14,252 reads 258 comments

  14. La Liga: Seven Candidates to the Pichichi Award

    La Liga is the stage for some of most talented attacking players in the world: Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, David Villa, Cristiano Ronaldo.....

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 2,352 reads 28 comments

  15. Jermaine Defoe Scores a Hat Trick and Leads England to 4-0 Blowout over Bulgaria

    England started their Euro 2012 qualification campaign with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Bulgaria in Wembley. Jermaine Defoe was the hero by scoring a hat trick. Adam Johnson came into the match in the 74th minute and scored the other goal (the third)...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 603 reads 43 comments

  16. World Football: 11 Best Currently Active Managers

    In football, having good players is not enough to create a winning team: you need a skilled manager to turn those players into a strong collective force. Behind every successful team there is a brilliant manager pulling the strings...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 3,033 reads 624 comments

  17. 2010 UEFA Champions League: Power Ranking Europe's Five Strongest Teams

    Now that every major European league has officially kicked off and the beginning of the Champions League is getting closer and closer, it's time to take a look at the best teams in Europe...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 1,844 reads 73 comments

  18. Barcelona-Racing Review: Six Things We Learned About Barca for 2010-11

    Barcelona started defending their La Liga title today with an impressive 3-0 win at Santander. Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta scored in the first half and David Villa scored his first ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 1,764 reads 52 comments

  19. Javier Mascherano: Welcome to Catalonia and to FC Barcelona

    Javier Mascherano has arrived in Catalonia and he is about to become a Barcelona player. He'll undergo his medical on Monday and then finally sign his new contract...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 1,636 reads 45 comments

  20. US Open Tennis 2010: Men's Draw Preview and Analysis

    The final Grand Slam of the 2010 tennis season starts on Monday. Unfortunately, 2009 US Open Champion Juan Martin Del Potro won't be able to defend his title in Flushing Meadows, due ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 3,046 reads 22 comments

  21. FC Barcelona: 10 Bold Predictions for the 2010-2011 Soccer Season

    The season has just started but Barcelona have already added a new piece of silverware to their museum: the Spanish Super Cup.With the signing of David Villa plus the imminent signing of Javier Mascherano, the stakes are higher than ever in Catalonia...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 11,732 reads 93 comments

  22. UEFA Champions League 2010-2011: Group-By-Group Preview and Analysis

    The draw for the group stages of the Champions League was known today.This means that the fate of the 32 teams that aspire to win the most important competition in club football started being decided today...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 5,314 reads 197 comments

  23. Joan Gamper Trophy: Barcelona's Youth Promise a Bright Future

    In their last game of the preseason, Barcelona beat Milan on penalties (after a 1-1 draw in the end of the 90 minutes) and captured the Joan Gamper Trophy...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 1,588 reads 17 comments

  24. UEFA Champions League: Fabulous Braga Send Sevilla Packing

    After the draw of the Champions League playoff came out, most people predicted that Sevilla would have no problem getting rid of Braga (a relatively unknown Portuguese team) and advancing to the group stage of the Champions League...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 361 reads 18 comments

  25. Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Five Reasons Barca Have the Edge This Season

    La Liga is about to start and, as always, Barcelona and Real Madrid are the favorites.Barcelona have won La Liga in the last two seasons, producing excellent football and defeating ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 3,943 reads 55 comments