Iniesta Eludes the Inevitable Decline

After Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 4-0 in the fall Clásico, Luis Enrique called Andrés Iniesta “world heritage.” The 31 year-old captain had walked off the pitch that day to a standing ovation from the Madrid faithful. The moment was special, if not entirely unique. Since scoring the winner in the World Cup final, Iniesta is

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Match Review: The Copa final awaits!

As expected, tonight’s Copa del Rey semi-final felt more like a friendly fixture. A tremendous performance by FC Barcelona a week ago at the Camp Nou rendered the tie moot, providing Luis Enrique with a rare chance to rest his key players. Gary Neville, the man fighting hard to keep his job, also saw the

Rafinha is crucial to Lucho’s plan

In FC Barcelona’s match against UD Levante, it was evident that fatigue has finally started to take its toll on the players. Nevertheless the team is still alive and well in all three competitions: the result of immense hard work by everyone after what looked like a troublesome start to the season. And still, if there’s a

Adding Arda to the arsenal

A little over a month ago the FIFA transfer embargo placed on FC Barcelona came to an end, and with it the first team saw the belated appearance of two players that will certainly hold key roles in the second half of this excruciatingly demanding season. There is no doubt that Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan have