THE KEYS TO UNDERSTAND THE SPECTACULAR MOMENT OF A TEAM THAT AMAZES THE WORLD:
- The management of Luis Enrique
- Busquets contributes equilibrium
- Pressure to recover the ball
- A more vertical team
- The trident’s chemistry
- The hierarchy of Leo Messi
121 GOALS: The trident has scored more goals in Europe than any other team
EUROPE AT THEIR FEET
Barcelona frightens with its realised power; the trident has already scored 121 goals this year
They are, along with Bayern, the most fearsome rivals in the Champions League
THE SECRET OF THE TRIDENT?… THAT THEY ENJOY LIKE CHILDREN
Players having fun
After last night’s showing of extravagant football, FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique praised his team’s performance in the post-match press conference, but as his habit goes, he asserted that there is still room for improvement.
“When you see your players have fun out on the pitch, you’re happy,” he continued, “We take every game with the seriousness and necessity to know that in the most important stretch of the season it will be important to create this kind of pressure to get good results.”
Nero idly stroked the strings of a lyre as he watched Rome burn. Rudi García may well have had an instrument of his own to pluck away on from the bench as he helplessly witnessed AS Roma be eviscerated by an unstoppable looking and blissfully happy FC Barcelona. Words are wonderful tools yet there are times they fall woefully short of giving events the justice deserved. Yesterday evening falls into such a category. All the illustrative adjectives and adverbs of language cannot truly paint the picture of this 6-1 victory in all its ruthless artistry. Over the past three days Barça have scored 10 goals, it may easily have been 20, against the most expensive team in football and a perennial Serie A contender. Barça took control of Spain’s La Liga and for the ninth season running finished first in their UEFA Champions League group. And they did so with smiles and laughter as much as with otherworldly football. History beware – Barça is coming for you.
Barcelona gives another recital and spectacular play, and is already in the last-16
A double from a great Messi, another from Suárez, Piqué and Adriano execute a clueless opposition
ANOTHER FESTIVAL (6-1)
After the goal fest at Madrid, Barcelona puts on a new exhibition in the Champions League
Messi returned to the starting line-up and scored two goals, the same as Suárez
D10S HAS RETURNED 6 ROMA 1
“A few hours later, I have scored for 5-0 and how can I not dedicate it to Munir?”
Luis Enrique talks ahead of the game against Roma
Luis Enrique gave a press conference ahead of the match against A.S. Roma and of course was asked about the 4-0 crushing of Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu, “We put in some fantastic performances last season. I think we’ve produced better displays than the one against Real Madrid, but there’s more exposure when you do it at the Bernabéu”. Lucho also added that it was Barça’s day, stressing that it does not always go that way “You always approach the game hoping it goes as well as possible. It doesn’t always turn out that way”.
The boss then answered questions regarding this winter’s transfer window and stated that “Whenever the transfer window comes round, the idea is to try to strengthen the squad. The fact that there are players who can operate in different positions doesn’t mean we’ve got all bases covered”.
Lucho then turned to the Roma match and said that “I’m expecting a different game to the first meeting. Roma need the points and so I reckon it’ll be a more open encounter”.
Let the party continue… WITH MESSI!
Barcelona searches for the point it needs to qualify as the leaders, with Leo starting
Florentino: “There is a campaign against me.”