FC Barcelona

The Ter Stegen save that stifled Man City

Marc-André ter Stegen’s crucial and simple-looking save in the 38th minute was actually very complex Marc André ter Stegen milliseconds before the save (YouTube) Yesterday’s Champions League group game between Manchester City and FC Barcelona will be remembered for Claudio Bravo’s gaff, but I want to draw your attention to a key play made by the …

The Copa Del Rey final was a cavalcade of howlers

By Sam And then Barcelona won, in case you were wondering. Photo via Bleacher Report Adil Rami took a less than conventional route for separating Neymar from the ball. [source: streamable] https://streamable.com/7yak Oh, Neymar, it had been so long since you last ‘howled.’ [source: streamable] The whistle might have blown already, but Vancouver Whitecaps defender …

Marco Verratti’s going for a ride

The week’s most absurd soccer moments By Sam Patterson | Photo via TuxBoard This time Luis Suaréz’s feet, not his teeth, got him into trouble. [source: streamable] This was quite a naughty challenge from Swansea’s Kyle Naughton. It resulted in an immediate red card. [source: streamable] Felipe Caicedo probably could have done without the elbow when …

Lionel Messi’s finest header

The week’s most absurd soccer moments By Sam Patterson A particularly nasty gust of wind brought down Norrköping’s Andrea Johanssen. Mo Bangura could only look on and laugh. [source: Telegraph] Playing for a Polish team we can neither spell nor pronounce, Wojciech Kaczmarek internal GPS went all haywire. Next time, he should just ask Siri where …

Catch me, Neymar. I’m Flying!

The week’s most absurd soccer moments By Sam Patterson For us normal people, toe touches and a light jog should probably suffice for a warm-up. Dani Alves is not like us normal people. [source: /u/josh7185] This comes from a place of love, Jordan Allen, but that was a shameful piece of simulation. [source: FIFA TV] Giorgi …

No, Neymar. Just no.

The week’s most absurd soccer moments By Sam Patterson Neymar tried a rainbow flick. Bilbão couldn’t even. [source: Football Action] Steve Clark’s failed check-swing turned into 2–0 for the Philadelphia Union. [source: /u/LockstheFox] Panamanian U20 midfielder Luis Pereira laid out and made a great save, which would have gone over better if he were the team’s …

Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Xavi

Xavi’s days at Barça are numbered, but he still has plenty to offer By Isaak Bowers | Illustration by Alvar Sirlin[T]he murmurs surrounding the great Spanish midfielder Xavi have been audible for quite some time now, and it seems they’ve grown to a consensus, even within the one and only club he has ever played for. …

Revisiting El Clásico’s Most Chaotic Moment

In 1970, political unrest and a puzzling penalty led to one of the wildest chapters in the storied rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid. By Robert Mohr | Photo Courtesy of Freddy Monteiro [A] few grainy seconds of unflattering film and two sides of a controversial story are all that remains of Emilio Guruceta, the centerpiece …

> a club

By Jonathan Archival team photographs from more than a century ago Photographs courtesy Archive FCB [F]ormed 115 years ago, FC Barcelona has captured the world’s attention time and again with the flair of great players such as Cruyff and Messi. In Issue 07, our timeline features highlights from the Barcelona teams of those familiar players as …