TOP 5 Barca: Harry Kane, Xavi, Coutinho, Luis Suarez, Chelsea Preview


Are Barcelona ready to face Chelsea? | The Barcelona Podcast

Join Francesc and Dan as they discuss Barca's 5 Star Players of the week. Francesc is then joined by Eugenia Karolyi to preview the Champions League Round of 16 match in London vs Chelsea. The show ends with our traditional La Ronda of Quick-Fire Listener Questions.



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Eibar 0-2 Barcelona aka Illusion and Calm | Barcelona Football Blog

Appreciating this Barça team is to appreciate a certain kind of luxury, an ease that makes it necessary to see, not just watch. Barça visited Eibar, a cabbage patch with chunks of turf missing, a quite actual ground that was only watered when a downpour visited.

Eibar, seventh in the Liga table and not patsy Eibar any longer, was at home and in the midst of a compelling run of form, sniffing around European spots. And they came at Barça. They ran, and pressed, and gave everything that they had, running, passing and fouling, battling and engaging in the kind of physical play that works against Barça for a while, until the luxurious moments come. More here.

It's a bad deal if Coutinho is a substitute in La Liga matches | Marca

The club secured the signing of Coutinho by paying 155 million euros, the most expensive signing in Blaugrana history, yet the question as to whether it was worthwhile can't be answered if he is never seen.

Coutinho can't play in the Champions League as he participated in the group stage with Liverpool, he was injured when he was signed and missed the Copa del Rey matches, and as such it was expected he would be given the chance to shine in LaLiga. The Brazilian should be used in these matches to give Andres Iniesta a rest. More here.

Xavi: It's an injustice that PSG lost 3-1 against Real Madrid | Sport

Xavi: "Madrid have something. Against them, you can never lose your chance, otherwise they will punish you, but the worst thing is that they hurt the opponent with nothing."

"A counterattack was enough to take the victory. You almost think it's an injustice that PSG lost by such a big margin because it was a game that should have ended 1-1, 2-2 or 2-1 for PSG." More here.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane in the same class as Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, says Charlie Nicholas | Metro

Harry Kane outscored Messi, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, last year despite playing 12 fewer games, and Nicholas says he is now in the same bracket as the Barcelona superstar.

Nicholas told Sky Sports: ‘He could’ve scored three or four last weekend against Arsenal. We’re starting to think is Harry Kane up there with Messi? And he probably is. The reason for that is because it looks so effortless for him. The mix of goals he gets as a number nine, is quite remarkable. More here.

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