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Barca Breakdown


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    FC Barcelona Vs. Valencia (3-1): Match Review - Fati Scores! Dest Masterclass! Aguero‘s Debut.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 12:28

    The Barca Breakdown discussed Barca's 3-1 victory at the Camp Nou against Valencia. The biggest highlights of this game was Koeman's idea to play Sergino Dest on the right wing, Dest's performance in that position, and Ansu Fati scoring an outrageous goal and drawing a penalty. Memphis Depay converted the penalty while Coutinho was able to score the final goal and seal the victory at the Camp Nou. The early goal by Gaya for Valencia was a big shock, though we were happy to see the team fight back to take the victory. Gavi, Frenkie De Jong, and Busquets all had flashes of good play in the midfield, though it did look like Valencia could cut through our midfield with a few passes. The defense continues to look fairly bad, however we are encouraged that we did not allow a goal after the 4th minutes. Much of this success was because Marc Andre Ter Stegen had a great game in goal. It is good to see Coutinho get back on the score sheet. It was also nice to see Sergio Aguero make his first appearance for FC Barcelona. We are hoping Dembele comes back soon and is ready to add more width for our team. With a big Champions League game agianst Kiev and El Clasico vs Real Madrid next Sunday. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Breakdown Weekly: Pedri Signs Extension! Gavi Impressed the WORLD and Dembele Season Approaching!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 13:37

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the news of Pedri's contract renewal, and over 1 billion euro trade clause, as the international break comes to an end. As a Ballon D'oR 30 man shortlist member and Golden Boy of the Euros, Pedri is an integral part of the FC Barcelona rebuild in the post-Messi era. We are extremely excited Laporta and the board were able to renew Pedri for 5 years. Next on the list are the renewals of Ansu Fati and Dembele. Both players have contracts ending in June 2022 and it is imperative we re-sign them now or we will be forced to offload them in the winter as they cannot leave for free next summer.  Dembele is also supposed to be back for the team in the next 1-2 games, which is a great sign for Koeman. Our team so far this year has lacked width and speed, two aspects which Dembele will certainly help us with. We hope to see Fati, Dembele, and Depay all connect soon as goal scoring has been tough for Barca so far this season, especially being shut out at Bayern and Benfica. We also discuss Gavi! The new young superstar who really impressed during the Nations League tournament while playing for Spain. Luis Enrique had high praises for Gavi, in a very similar manner to those we heard about Pedri in the summer. With Gavi, Pedri, Frenkie De Jong, Barca have a strong core of young midfielders that should help us grow in the coming seasons. We certainly need Koeman, or whoever our new manager is, to be able to continue to help these young midfielders grow so Barca can compete for La Liga, the Copa, and Champions League in the next decade. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Ballon D‘oR Shortlist: Messi #7 INCOMING! Lewandowski, Benzema Jorginho! 18 Year Old Pedri SHINES!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 8:57

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the 30 man short list for the Ballon D'oR, as Lionel Messi looks clear to pick up his 7th golden ball this winter. Unfortunately, only 1 FC Barcelona player appeared on the list, which was the Golden Boy of the Euros, Pedri! We discuss the likely top 3 for the award, along with the lack of FC Barcelona players and those who we believe should be on the list like Frenkie De Jong and Memphis Depay. The BarcaBreakdown discuss what is stopping Lionel Messi from winning the 2021 Ballon D'Or. Answer: NOTHING! After being the top scorer, assister, best player, and CHAMPION of the 2021 Copa America, Lionel Messi looks clear to take home his 7th Ballon D'or to the Camp Nou and FC Barcelona/Argentina fans. As ESPNFC covered earlier this summer, nothing will stop Messi due to his outrageous 2021 and finally breaking the curse and winning an international title for Argentina. We discuss the possible reasons Messi may not win. For one, Robert Lewandowski should rightfully have on the 2020 award. We worry he may get some votes as compensation for the fact that France Football not awarding the Ballon d'Or in 2020. We also think voter fatigue might set in, so that some may not want to keep giving Messi the same award year after year. Jorginho also has a case, as he was the winner of the Champions League with Chelsea, and the Euros with Italy. N'golo Kante also won with Chelsea and was a favorite, but France's poor performance at the Euros leave his hopes in major doubt. Karim Benzema has also made a name for himself for the Ballon D'oR this year with his wonderful play for Real Madrid and France Overall, we think Messi should walk away easy with the award. Captain, Copa America Champion, Copa Del Rey Champion, and undoubtedly the best player of 2021 (and of all time). Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Laporta Hoped Messi Played For FREE to Stay at FC Barcelona? Laporta: Koeman Stays and Dembele Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 10:56

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss Joan Laporta's comments ahead of Messi's France Football interview. Laporta had hoped Messi would somehow offer to play for free. This has seemed to blow up in the media as a crazy possibility that could never happen for several reasons. First off legal issues would not allow for a player to play for free in La Liga. Furthermore, Messi had already offered to take a 50% pay reduction to meet the needs of the team. Unfortunately, many senior players on the team have high wage contracts and long in duration. This all stems from Bartomeu's awful financial decisions which had led to a reduction from 300 million euros to a low budget of 97 million euros. While the financial situation was unfortunate for Laporta, he must have been aware of the intricacies of FC Barcelona's financial situation. Despite this, Laporta had promised to sign Messi in his presidential campaign and had elicited that the Messi negotiations were going well. Not until the final moment when Messi returned from his vacation did Laporta say it wasn't possible to sign him. Laporta's story does not seem to fit a real timeline. A politician's game is being played to shift the blame off of Laporta and onto Messi. This came in the form of Laporta saying he had hoped Messi would play for free. Unfortunately, FC Barcelona are in a tough situation. Although we need a leader and someone to spur confidence in our ability to bounce back. We do not have high hope that Barca will be able to prevail in La Liga and the Champions League with Laporta reiterating his confidence in Koeman being the right man for the job. In the most positive news, Dembele seems like he will make an appearance in the coming games in October (Valencia, Dynamo Kiev, and El Clasico-Real Madrid). Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Koeman-Laporta Relationship GOOD? FC Barcelona Drama Continues as Laporta has CONFIDENCE in Koeman!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 11:07

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss Joan Laporta's comments before the Atletico game, in which Laporta said he has confidence in Koeman to continue as manager. Though FC Barcelona were defeated by Atletico and Barca legend Luis Suarez, Laporta's comments made clear that Koeman's job is not in jeopardy. Reports say that the two spoke recently and Koeman has reiterated his need for players to heal from injuries in order to improve the team. This is a startling development, as Laporta has been reported to not be confident in the manager since the summer. Lately, there had been an increase in rumors that Xavi, Pirlo, Roberto Martinez, or other coaches would come in to replace Koeman very soon. However, whether the issue is Barcelona's finances, the lack of replacement, or another reason (like Koeman offering a resignation if he continues to fail), Koeman seems to live another day with Barca. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Atletico Vs. FC Barcelona (2-0): Koeman Tactics Lead Barca Into Further Despair, Laporta Has Faith?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 14:23

    The Barca Breakdown discussed another loss, this time at the hands of Atletico Madrid. This 2-0 loss further proved Koeman is not the man to Lead Barca to win any trophies. Despite Barca not playing any Barca football, Laporta stated that Koeman will be trusted and kept on. We were left with further despair as we realized more dark times are coming. Barca's lack of defensive capabilities left them exposed on counters multiple times in which Luis Suarez took advantage. “Swiss cheese” defense has taken Barca deeper in isolation as it caused frustration on the pitch between Pique and Busquets. We also discussed our lack of offensive creativity and identity. What is Barca's Chief strategy on the pitch? Who is meant to lead the attack? What is Barca? After this game, Barca are #9 in La Liga and only predicted to fall lower. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Benfica vs Barcelona 3-0, Champions League 2021 Match Review: Barca Embarrassed. Koeman Surely Gone?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 13:46

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the awful 3-0 loss FC Barcelona experienced at the hands of Benfica at Estadio da Luz. Unfortunately, Barca were totally unprepared for the Champions League match and were embarassed, as Koeman strangely pursued a 3-5-2 lineup. We were upset, as Barca had done so well against Levante with a 4-3-3 using Mingueza as a RB. However, Koeman had other ideas, starting Erica Garcia, Pique, and Araujo as the 3 centerbacks. With a 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich and Benfica, it is hard to believe that Koeman can survive much longer as the Barca manager. Laporta seems to clearly be ready to move on, however it is hard for us to figure out which options are available that can help turn around the ship. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    FC Barcelona vs. Levante 3-0 Match Review: FATIMANIA BACK! Ansu Fati Scores On His Return!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 13:35

    The Barca Breakdown discuss the results of Barca vs. Levante at the Camp Nou. Barca took 3 points, defeating Levante 3-0. Early, Depay won a penalty and scored for an early lead. Moving forward, Dest, acting as the left back in place of Alba, cut to the middle and delivered a ball for Luuk De Jong to score his first Barca goal. In the 81', Ansu Fati returned to the pitch for the first time in a year. In the first 9 minutes of his return, Fati took one to the back of the net, sealing a triumphant return as all had hoped. We further speak on improvements against Levante from the Cadiz and Granada games. These include better passing, more forward movement, and a fight to the end. Interestingly, this game showed Koeman away from the bench due to the red card against Cadiz, and assistant coach Alfred Schreuder was on the bench. We are very excited to see Fati perform well, and we will hopefully see Dembele, Aguero, and Braithwaite back with the team soon enough. Barca have some tough games coming up in the Champions League vs. Benfica, and against Atletico Madrid in La Liga. We need all fans to be in support of the team to see if we have a chance to win titles this season. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    FC Barcelona 1-1 Granada La Liga Match Review: KOEMAN OUT?! Araujo the HERO! Barca Without Identity.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 12:27

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the awful 1-1 draw of FC Barcelona against Granada at the Camp Nou. With another embarrassing performance from Koeman's team, we wonder how long Laporta will allow Koeman to continue coaching. An uninspired Barca performance was exemplified by the scenes of Ronald Araujo and Gerard Pique as strikers at the end of the game. Barca's defense let up the first goal of the game in minute 3, showing again that this team has no ability to stop the opposition from scoring. However, this game also showed the issues with the offense as FC Barcelona resorted to crosses and praying through the game, with Luuk De Jong, Depay, and Coutinho showing little firepower in an aerial game. Koeman again complained about the lack of talent on this team with so many injuries and so many young players starting. However, with stars like Frenkie De Jong, Depay, Coutinho, Busquets and more playing, it is hard to believe that Koeman's team cannot do more against Granada at the Camp Nou. The list of possible coaches Laporta may look to are: • Xavi Hernández • Andrea Pirlo • Antonio Conte • Marcelo Bielsa • Erik Ten Hag Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich (3-0): Champions League Match Review-Did Koeman FAIL? Youth Impress?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 19:35

    The Barca Breakdown discusses Barca's first Champions League game against Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou. Without Fati, Dembele or Aguero, our attack was depleted and all Barca fans knew that this Bayern team were better with Lewandowski and Co. Yusef's skepticism predicted a 5-1 loss, while Adam's false hope predicted a 3-2 loss. Despite the ill faith, Barca failed to put one in the back of the net at home and allowed 3 goals. Barca's first quarter performance was impressive, with good ball movement, possession, and open space. This all changed when Muller scored off a deflection of Eric Garcia, leaving Ter Stegen helpless. The rest of the game is slowly turned downwards as Koeman's Barca seemed to have little tactical planning to deal with Bayern in an effective way. This comes from a failure of slowness and a lack of creativity from Roberto and Luuk De Jong. While the score line was not flattering, some stand out performances from Ter Stegen, Araujo, and Frenkie De Jong were only visible on the pitch. Along those lines, Coutinho appeared in his first game back after a long injury and loan to show he was still capable of taking chances. It was nice to see some youngsters (Gavi, Demir, Balde) and get some play time for the future of Barca. Ultimately, we question what could have happened if we had a healthy squad with the likes of Dembele, Fati, Depay (and Aguero) in the front. Even if we had these star players to bolster our attacking potential, would Koeman have been tactical enough to utilize these players to their full potential in the barca style? This is a question we can track as the season continues and our squad reaches a healthier status. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Barcelona Vs. Bayern Munich: CL Group Match Preview - Tactical Koeman? Lewandowski & Davies Fears

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 11:45

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the first game of FC Barcelona's Champions League conquest, beginning with a match at the Camp Nou on Tuesday, September 14th! Bayern will be coming to Spain after just defeating RB Leipzig 4-1. Unfortunately, the international break has not been the kindest to Barca again, with Sergino Dest injured and possibly Jordi Alba. Furthermore, Braithwaite may have some knee discomfort so Luuk De Jong may play (yet he hasn't had much time on the team). The Barca Breadkdown discusses if our defense can hold back the Bayern attack. This leaves us questioning, with our injuries, if Koeman will play a 4-3-3 or 3-5-2. Either choice, we can't help but have our doubts about Koeman's tactical abilities. Will he choose a good line-up, will he have a plan, and lastly, will he make intelligent subs. Of course we cannot forget the attacking capabilities of Lewandowski, Muller, & Davies. The tactical mindset of Julian Nagelsmann has proven to be great in Bundesliga and the Champions League. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Barca International News: Alba/Dest Injuries, Depay Hat Trick, Pique on Bartomeu Bayern Munich Next!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 9:59

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the injuries to Sergino Dest and Jordi Alba on international duty, Memphis Depay's Hat Trick for the Netherlands, and Gerard Pique speaking out against Bartomeu. International break has been a plague for FC Barcelona recently. During this break, it seems Sergino Dest and Jordi Alba have both sustained injuries on their national teams. These injuries could not have come at a worst time. Barcelona already has a decent list of injured players (namely Fati, Dembele, Aguero, and Pique) who will not be ready for the HUGE game against Bayern Munich. This is the first game of the Champions League Group Stages. We all know what occurred last we met Bayern (8-2). Barca generally have trouble with providing width for the team but with both wings injured we may have to rely on the likes of Roberto, Mingueza, and Balde. This will affect us on the defensive and offensive side leaving us susceptible to attacks and a lack of open play. Hopefully Koeman can create a game plan to accommodate our deficiencies and accordingly. In other International news, Memphis Depay has scored his first hattrick for the Netherlands international team. The newly acquired Dutchman has shown extraordinary promise at Barca during preseason and the beginning of this season. Barca need a player of his caliber and scoring ability to keep them in the race for La Liga and in the long shot for Champions League. Lastly, Pique (the voice of the people) has come out and expressed his distaste for our previous President, Bartomeu. Pique has stated he has not known all the presidents of Barca, but he must be the worst or at the very least, up there. This scrutiny comes after many senior players on Barca have taken pay cuts and many players (Messi and Greizmann included) have left Barca to adjust for the financial difficulties the club has been facing. Rightfully so, Bart has been criticized for his absurd contracts and mismanagement of the team. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Barcelona News: FATI #10 & DEMBELE #7| Umtiti Cries, Pjanic Criticisms, and Koeman “IDEAL” Manager??

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 11:14

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss how FC Barcelona have decided on their new #10 to follow Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati! The young La Masia star who has stolen our hearts. Having just recently been cleared to return to play, Fati now bears the weight of the #10 jersey. We discuss the pros and cons of Fati taking on this role. In similar news, the leaving of Griezmann left the #7 jersey which allowed Ousmane Dembele to take his old Dortmund jersey #7. The Breakdown also discusses Umtiti's talks with Laporta in which he says he felt he hadn't had the care he needed and wanted to prove his worth at Barcelona. Reports are Laporta wants Koeman to utilize Umtiti (as well as Puig) after these discussions. Speaking of Ronald Koeman, Pjanic who has just left to Besiktas, had some major criticism of the manager. He states that Koeman would not face him or come to practices for players who did not get game time. Suggesting a failure as manager to help his team improve. Lastly, reports have emerged claiming the Barca board has said Koeman is the ideal coach for Barca and will stay. A confusing statement for how the last season and this season have been going. We have questioned in the past Koemans strategies (or lack thereof) and how anything that has been done is ideal. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    GREIZMANN RETURNS TO ATLETICO MADRID! TRANSFER WINDOW Closes! Emerson, Ilaix Gone! Luuk De Jong!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 12:12

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss, in a turn of events, after two years at FC Barcelona, Antoine Greizmann returned to Atletico Madrid. This comes at the final window of the transfer window on 31 Aug 2021. Barca agreed to release Greizmann on loan for $10 Million and an obligation to buy for $40 Million. We discuss what this means for the team and our initial reactions to this news. Ultimately, Barcelona's financial troubles and disastrous leadership of Bartomeu have plagued the team resulting in some very surprising news. At the end of the day, Laporta has been losing our trust as we question his election promises and where we are today. Greizmann will join the 2019-2020 La Liga Champions with Luis Suarez in an attempt to take the title 2 years in a row. Another Dutchman arrives at FC Barcelona from Sevilla, Luuk De Jong. Barca will cover his wages with an option to buy. This comes when we lose Greizmann and still have a roster of attackers on injury including Augero, Dembele, and not yet to return to live play, Fati. Lastly, we had Ilaix Moriba and Emerson depart and signed to RB Leipzig and Tottenham Hotspurs, respectively. Ilaix has been on his way out and will be leaving for $15 Million. Emerson only being at the club for 2 months comes at a surprise as Laporta had stated “Emerson will stay for many years”. The summer transfer window has come to an end, again leaving Barca and the fans wondering, what will happen next? Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Barcelona vs. Getafe (2-1): Depay Scores! Griezmann Invisible.. Koeman CLUELESS?? Match Review!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 10:22

    Barca faced off against Getafe at the Camp Nou with a less than convincing victory. Even though Barca were able to score two goals in the first half from Sergi Roberto and Memphis Depay, Getafe was able to take advantage against the weak defense of Barca. Getafe, a team who could not score against a 10 man Valencia was able to place the ball past Ter Stegen. The biggest criticisms fall upon Greizmann and Koeman. Griezmann was invisible, not involved in the attack against Getafe whatsoever. Koeman has proven to provide zero tactical prowess regarding any mindful plan on the pitch. To add to this, subs were only utilized to maintain the lead and not used to improve the game or replace tired or poor performing players. Where are Puig and Coutinho? Koeman needs to rotate players and find new tactical choices. Experiment with the players you have and make some smart decisions. Utilizing the same line up and only making changes when it;s too late is not intelligent football or leadership. The positives were single player standout performances from Depay, Frenkie De Jong, and Ronald Araujo. Our future looks grim as we head into a 2 week international break and play against Sevilla. As well we will be playing against Atletico Madrid and Real Mardrid coming October. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Athletic Bilbao vs. FC Barcelona (1-1): Memphis Depay Rescues a Point with First Goal! MATCH REVIEW!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 12:28

    The BarcaBreakdown discusses the second game of the 2021-22 La Liga Season which resulted in a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao. Ronald Koeman went with the same line-up as he did against La Real.    The first half of the game had blunders from the likes of Eric Garcia and Neto. This allowed Inaki Williams to threaten us multiple times which finally resulted in a goal from Martinez. Braithwaite (who had an early chance on goal) and Greizmann were hardly seen on the ball for any time of forward play. To add to the dismay, Pique came off early in the game due to injury and was replaced by Araujo, who played wonderfully, even attempting a bicycle kick goal that was overturned.    Positive highlights of the game came in the form of some beautiful offensive and defensive work rate from Frenkie De Jong, a stalwart in the midfield. Unfortunately, Pedri looked a little tied but still played well. He will be receiving a 2 week vacation to give him some rest time.    Finally in the 75' Depay scored a well controlled rocket of a shot past the goal to equalize. Near the end of the game Depay went just wide to miss the net to take the lead. The result, a 1-1 draw at San Mames, leaves Barca with 4 points for the season.    Koeman has his work ahead of him leading into next week's game at the Camp Nou against Getafe.    Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel!   Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown   Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    FC Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad 4-2: Braithwaite/Pique Goals Start the Post Messi Era at the Camp Nou

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 11:46

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss FC Barcelona's 4-2 victory against Real Sociedad in the first La Liga game of the season. With goals by Gerard Pique, 2 by Martin Braithwaite, and Sergi Roberto, Ronald Koeman's team played some beautiful football/soccer in the first game after Lionel Messi's departure to PSG from Barca. The team did have some defensive lapses in the second half as we allowed 2 goals to La Real. For the starting lineup, Koeman mainly went with an expected 11 anchored by the midfield of Pedri, Busquets, and Frenkie de Jong. Up front, Barca had Memphis Depay, Braithwaite, and Antoine Griezmann. In the back, the biggest surprise was starting Erica Garcia over Lengelet or Araujo, to go along with Sergino Dest, Gerard Pique, and Jordi Alba. The offense looked explosive, with Barca routing Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou for most of the game. Memphis Depay impressed on his first official Barca game, though he was not able to get his first goal. Koeman utilized all 5 subs, which seemed to have thrown off the cohesion amongst the lineup, as Emerson, Araujo, and Lengelet all subbed in for our defense. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Real Reason Why Messi Left Barca! Life After Messi? How Can FC Barcelona Fans Get Excited Again?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 10:45

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss Messi leaving to PSG and the reason why Messi left. In our opinion, Laporta and the FC Barcelona board left Messi no choice, as Laporta valued the Super League and rejecting the CVC Capital Partners deal over retaining Messi. Though as fans this sounds incomprehensible, it is clear that Laporta was looking out for Barca's future, with an understanding that the Super League is necessary for Barca to grow and succeed in the future. It must be said, the fault here is entirely on Bartomeu. The decisions made by Laporta and the Board were forced due to our financial ruin brought on by Bartomeu. However, there are still issues we have with how this was handled. Our issue comes with the way that Laporta promised the Barca socio would vote for the Super League before FC Barcelona joined. However, with Messi, we made a choice for the Super League before any Socios voted. Even if the choices made by the board are the best for Barca's future, in the end we needed to do a better job of the farewell from Messi. Looking to the future, there are some new things about life without Messi that we can be excited about. For one, there is no more pressure to be the favorites in every big game, which hopefully can mean some of our younger players can develop without the same pressure. Players like Fati, Dembele, De Jong, Collado, Demir, Puig etc can now play without every game having the ramifications of being part of Messi's legacy. As well, it will be nice to see this team develop after Messi and begin a new era for Barca. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Barcelona vs. Juventus (3-0): Joan Gamper Trophy 2021 Match Review! Depay, Braithwaite & Puig SCORE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 12:29

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss, with Messi's official farewell, FC Barcelona has won the Joan Gamper Trophy with a 3-0 victory over Juventus. A sad yet promising day in Barca's future. We saw some wonderful young faces and goals with the likes of Depay and Puig. We discuss today's performance and how we will move forward as we start the 2021-22 Season next week. Before the game, it was reported that Frenkie De Jong, Lenglet, and Sergio Aguero were injured and will be out for a few weeks. Despite this, we had a great opener to the first half with a wonderful goal from Memphis Depay, assisted by Demir. In the second half we had 2 goals beginning with a corner from Depay and Braithwaite placing a flying header in the back of the net. Near the end of the game, a pass from Nic, Puig takes a turn and pummels the ball in the back of the Juventus net. The game showed wonderful pressure and defensive work rates from forwards, Greizmann and Braithwaite. Of course Araujo looked strong and bullied with his big body and Pique tactfully cleared balls. Roberto still has no place on the pitch but it was wonderful to see Neto gaining some traction by deflecting multiple shots including an attempt from Ronaldo. Neto won the MVP of the game and Busquets held up the trophy after the match as captain with a smile. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Leo Messi is LEAVING FC Barcelona! Laporta Promise NOT Kept. La Liga Power Play? Messi-Neymar Again?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 14:06

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the GINORMOUS news that FC Barcelona have confirmed Messi WILL NOT sign for Barca next season. After all signs, and words from Laporta, had pointed to a Messi renewal, the wage restrictions from La Liga apparently/allegedly mean Messi cannot sign for Barca and he may go to PSG or Manchester City! The day began with a normal meeting between Jorge Messi and the FC Barcelona Board/Laporta, where Barca and Messi were supposed to finalize the deal and announce the renewal press conference. All was in order to get Messi's renewal signed and to have Messi announced as the Captain of Barca for the Joan Gamper game against Juventus (and Cristiano Ronaldo). Then MARCA came with the big report that Barca was apart from Messi renewing. The new CVC Capital Partner purchase of 10% of La Liga was at odds with Barca and Real Madrid's desires. And suddenly, the BOMBAZO as FC Barcelona's official Twitter/Facebook accounts sent out the official statement that Messi would not sign. Fabrizio Romano has reported that Laporta told Jorge Messi the club cannot afford Messi due to La Liga/Tebas's restrictions. However, some people (including us) believe this is a power play by FC Barcelona to have La Liga loosen the restrictions. As ESPN's new TV Rights deal for La Liga just passed, not having Messi in the league will certainly diminish the worth of La Liga and other clubs in the league. If the news is true, and no bigger play is going on here, Messi will likely end up at PSG with Neymar and Mbappe. Or, Messi may end up with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. However, this does leave the question of what will happen with Barca signings like Depay, Griezmann, Aguero etc. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Stuttgart vs FC Barcelona 0-3: Match Review! Depay SHINES Again! Demir/Puig Score! Gavi IMPRESSES!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 11:12

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the FC Barcelona preseason victory against Stuttgart 0-3 in Germany! Depay, Demir, Puig all scored, with Griezmann assisting two goals! Koeman's side looked impressive, as Koeman continues to use youth/BarcaB players like Nico Gonzalez, Gavi, and Demir. With Depay looking great, and connecting well with Griezmann, we are very excited to see Depay and Messi connect (assuming we sign Messi with our wages...). Memphis Depay offers us an attacking spark that we desperately needed last season. Griezmann had two assists, but was largely absent from the first half besides those. We hope to see Antoine take a reduced pay cut soon and get back into form. On the defensive side, Pique and Lengelet were not challenged a great deal, but there do seem to be some issues lingering from last season. Araujo looked solid on defense, but he definitely needs to improve his passing as we head into the La Liga season. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoOsnynZBXj-gulLCFAEvUA Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!  

    Barca Contract Renewals: Ilaix Wants MORE money? Will Griezmann Take a Pay Cut? No Atletico Swap?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 10:32

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the contract negotiations with Ilaix Moriba and Antoinne Griezmann. Ilaix, who is already on high wages due to Bartomeu, is asking for TRIPLE his current wages. As his contract ends next summer, Laporta and the Board need to re-sign him now or else he can leave free next summer. With Messi unable to sign for La Liga due to Barca wages being too high, we need players like Ilaix to work with the club to ensure we can fight for the Champions League next season. We also appreciate the club coming out to support Ilaix against the racist abuse he showed on TikTok. Though contract negotiations are heated, it is good the club took a firm stand against racism. We also discuss Griezmann, who is Barca's second highest wage earner. Though initially rumors were high that we would swap Griezmann for Saul at Atletico, those rumors have died down since Simeone's Atletico did not want to pay the wages of Griezmann entirely. It now seems that Griezmann is willing to take a reduced contract/pay cut, which the BarcaBreakdown hope means we can keep both Messi AND Griezmann next season. Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Pedri: Breakout Star & Euro 2020 Best Young Player. Olympic Gold? Next Iniesta? 2021 Barca Preview!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 13:35

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss Pedri, the BREAKOUT STAR of 2021 soccer/football and the Euro 2020 Young Player of the Tournament. We discuss the high praise the FC Barcelona and Spanish National Team star Pedri has received from all around the globe, as Luis Enrique referred to him as doing things at 18 that the LEGEND Andres Iniesta wasn't. Pedri's Euro performance was so great that Alvaro Morata said the Pedri will certainly be one of Spain's greatest ever players, which is high praise that us cules know considering the greatness we have seen from Iniesta and Xavi. We discuss Pedri at Barca in 2020/2021, and how his end of year performances were hampered by a lack of rest due to Ronald Koeman's lack of rotations. As Pedri will play for Olympic Gold with Spain at the Olympic Games 2020 Tokyo, we hope the board and Koeman give Pedri a well deserved rest before the La Liga Season begins. Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    What's stopping Lionel Messi from winning the 2021 Ballon d'Or? Nothing? Lewandowski? Jorginho?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 11:01

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss what is stopping Lionel Messi from winning the 2021 Ballon D'Or. Answer: NOTHING! After being the top scorer, assister, best player, and CHAMPION of the 2021 Copa America, Lionel Messi looks clear to take home his 7th Ballon D'or to the Camp Nou and FC Barcelona/Argentina fans. As ESPNFC covered earlier this week, nothing will stop Messi due to his outrageous 2021 and finally breaking the curse and winning an international title for Argentina. We discuss the possible reasons Messi may not win. For one, Robert Lewandowski should rightfully have on the 2020 award. We worry he may get some votes as compensation for the fact that France Football not awarding the Ballon d'Or in 2020. We also think voter fatigue might set in, so that some may not want to keep giving Messi the same award year after year. Jorginho also has a case, as he was the winner of the Champions League with Chelsea, and the Euros with Italy. N'golo Kante also won with Chelsea and was a favorite, but France's poor performance at the Euros leave his hopes in major doubt. Overall, we think Messi should walk away easy with the award. Captain, Copa America Champion, Copa Del Rey Champion, and undoubtedly the best player of 2021 (and of all time). Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Messi SIGNS with FC Barcelona! Griezmann set to RETURN to Atletico? Saul to Barca?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 15:35

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the MASSIVE news that Lionel Messi, Copa American Champion, is set to return with a wage cut of up to 50%! Due to our large wage bill, Laporta/Barca are looking to send Antoine Griezmann BACK to Atletico in return for Saul.   We discuss how big it is that Messi returns, as Manchester City and PSG were both reportedly looking to get Messi back. Thankfully, Messi stayed with his childhood club and Laporta, who he most definitely prefers to Bartomeu.   Unfortunately, though Griezmann never won enough trophies to justify his transfer fee/wage bill, it is very sad to see Barca forced to return him. Players like Coutinho, Umtiti, Sergi Roberto are taking up massive wages and have little transfer value. We are able to get Saul from Atletico, so it is good to see us get some return for Griezmann. However, we fear we will regret sending Griezmann away like we did with Suarez last season. Please like, comment and subscribe to our channel! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Lionel Messi/Argentina COPA Champions! Italy Win Euros! Favorites Brazil and England Down Reactions!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 15:45

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss LIONEL MESSI AND ARGENTINA WINNING THE COPA AMERICA!!!! Messi finally has his international trophy THANK GOD! Italy win the Euros at Wembley against England in a thrilling penalty shoot out! We talk the triumph of Argentina, lead by Angel Di Maria's wonder goal, against Brazil at the Maracana! A historic victory that puts a check on one of the final boxes for Messi that was left open. De Paul, Di Maria, and Emiliano Martinez all looked wonderful against Brazil. We appreciate how Neymar congratulated Messi even in his moment of despair.   We also discuss Italy and their fantastic Euros that culminated in a dramatic win against Harry Kane and England. We mostly discuss how Southgate's penalty strategy was flawed in subbing in Rashford and Sancho late, while having 19 year old Saka take the final penalty. MESSI DID IT!!! We still can't believe it. Let us know in the comments how pumped you are! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Messi in Copa America FINAL..and Cut Wages by 50% for FC Barcelona? Will Argentina Win vs. Brazil?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 8:17

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss Lionel Messi and Argentina making the Copa America 2021 Final Against Brazil! The penalty shootout versus Colombia was crazy, punctuated by the stellar performance by Argentine Goalkeeper, Emeliano Martinez. Messi continues to shine in this Copa, and we are all praying Argentina win the final this Saturday (even though some of us have been down this path before with tragic consequences for Messi/Argentina...) We also discuss Messi taking a 50% wage cut next year to help the team afford other players. However, Tebas and La Liga seem to be indicating that even with the big pay cut, Barca's wages are out of control. We hope Laporta can continue transferring out large wage earners who offer little to the team, like Umtiti and Sergi Roberto. Drop us a like, subscribe, and please let us know your predictions for scores in the Copa Final! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    MESSI LEAVING FC BARCELONA? CONTRACT EXPIRED! PSG/MAN CITY? All Signs Point to....

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 10:29

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the huge news that Lionel Messi's contract has expired at FC Barcelona. For the first time since his youth, Messi is a free agent! However, thankfully, all signs point to Messi returning. Laporta has told everyone to be calm, and reports claim that only tax issues and La Liga's wage comments are standing in the way. We also look forward to cheering on Messi in the Copa America, as Argentina are through to the Quarter Finals against Ecuador. What do you think is going to happen? Will Messi resign, or is there trouble brewing? Let us know in the comments!   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoOsnynZBXj-gulLCFAEvUA/featured Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown   Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Dembele Hurt..Again?? BIG Trouble for Laporta and FC Barcelona's Contract Negotiations with Ousmane!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 11:01

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the latest injury to Ousmane Dembele in the Hungary France game of the Euros. We are huge Dembele fans and wish him a speedy recovery. However, this puts Barca and Laporta in a HUGE bind as Dembele's contract comes up in 2022. Barca must now either sign him or trade him this summer, or risk Dembouz going elsewhere for free next season.   With so many injuries to Dembele, we once again must ask whether we should throw more money at a big contract, or cut our losses. What do you think? Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Depay to Barca CONFIRMED? Trincao to Leave and Pique Accepts Lower Wage According to Laporta's Plan!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 7:24

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the huge news that the FC Barcelona website posted Depay's Barca jersey, a huge clue that he will join the team soon. We also discuss Laporta's decision to move on and sell Trincao, which Koeman has supported if replacements are available. Pique has also been the first of the old guard of players to accept a lower wage for next season, which we hope will be a sign for players like Sergi Roberto, Alba, and Busquets to follow a similar path. Though there are rumors of Depay to Juventus, most reports say he will come to FC Barcelona shortly. We are excited to see Depay with Leo Messi soon!!!! He brings a good goal scoring ability which we need as the last few games of 2021 we had a poor offense. However, our defense was an even bigger issue, and Pique choosing to accept a lower contract may help us afford Laporte or De Ligt. Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Breakdown Weekly #5 : Wijnaldum PSG, Koeman Stays at Barca, Messi & Co. Int'l Goals, Laporte & Gaya!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 14:19

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss a few hot topics, including Wijnaldum deciding to join PSG instead of FC Barcelona, Ronald Koeman staying for next season, Messi/Dembele/Griezmann/Depay scoring international goals, rumors of Aymeric Laporte and Jose Gaya coming to Barca!   With Wijnaldum, we understand he is being offered DOUBLE the salary that Barca was offering. We appreciate that Laporta is sticking to his guns and not raising his wage offer to Wijnaldum like Bartomeu would have. Koeman will stay, even though we had been vocally opposed to the idea. However, when rubber hits the road, there were not many other coaches available and Koeman's exit fee was very high.   International break is starting off to a bang, with an ever bigger development of the Euros/Copa Americas to begin THIS WEEKEND!!! Thankfully, Messi was able to score a penalty and almost 2 free kick goals. Finally, Aymeric Laporte may come from Man City to bolster our defense, possible on a transfer involving Sergi Roberto. We also may have our challenger to push Jordi Alba in the form of Jose Gaya from Valencia. Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Aguero and Erica Garcia SIGN with Barca! New Striker and Centre-Back To Bolster Laporta's Offseason!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 12:02

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss two HUGE signings in the form of Sergio Aguero and Erica Garcia. Both come from Manchester City and promise great, free signings for the next few years. Aguero comes as a Manchester City Legend, who looks to be our new striker option up front in an area Barca really need help in. Eric Garcia, on the other hand, is a La Masia talent coming back to Barcelona at 20 years of age. While Aguero is a bit past his prime and looking to be an immediate impact signing, Eric Garcia may take a bit longer to gain more skills and experience to help bolster our defense. Garcia signs on for 5 years while Aguero signs on for 3. Both were presented at the Camp Nou and gave press conferences with Laporta in the past two days. We hope to see them play a big role in La Liga, the Copa Del Rey, and The Champions League next season! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Laporta Speaks about Koeman's Future, Barca Transfers, Messi's Contract Renewal, and Super League!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 18:38

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss Joan Laporta's big, first press conference of the off season, as he discusses Koeman's future, the progress on Messi's contract negotiations, and the progress on the Super League. We discuss the pros and cons of Laporta's strategy.   On the one hand, it is refreshing to see Laporta speak directly to the public about his plans in comparisons with Bartomeu's presidency. The Super League, though very unpopular with fans, seems to be embraced by Laporta in a decision that puzzles us as the socio were supposed to vote on FC Barcelona entering the SL.   However, we are happy to hear that progress with Messi's renewal is happening. Though he has the Copa America to play with Argentina, it is looking like Messi is on his way to renew and stay at Barca.   Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown   Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Breakdown Weekly #4: Laporta-Koeman Meet, Guardiola to Barca? Wijnaldum SIGNS for 3 Years!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 15:05

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the news surround Laporta and Koeman's first meeting of the offseason, and the possibility that Koeman will stay....or get replaced by Pep Guardiola, Xavi, Pimienta, or even Thomas Tuchel this offseason.   We also discuss the big news that Wijnaldum is signing for FREE from Liverpool on a 3 year contract with Barca. Obviously, with young talents such as Puig, Ilaix, and Pedri this does raise some concern, but we think Wijnaldum will bring competition and a seasoned veteran who has CL experience. We discuss Panic being upset at his first season at Barca and whether or not he will fit into the teams plans for next year. Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Eibar 0-1 FC Barcelona: Griezmann Goal, Messi Stays, Aguero/Depay, and Koeman's Future with Laporta!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 12:45

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the snoozefest 0-1 victory against Eibar, as Griezmann scores perhaps his last goal for Barca in what could be Koeman's last game. The second half looked better as Riqui Puig and Jordi Alba came on, changing Barcelona to a 4-3-3.   A lot of questions remain over this team, as Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay look to be on their way to Barca! We discuss the most important needs to get a striker (to start while Aguero is on the bench), a new central defensive midfielder, and a center back to help partner with Araujo for next season. In Laporta we trust! He has led Barca to a golden age before and we hope to see similar success now. Koeman's job is definitely in the air, though because of a lack of top tier coaches we believe he may have 1 more season to choose his transfers and prove his worth as a coach.   Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown   Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Breakdown Weekly #3 Laporta's New Cycle, Aguero, Depay, Halaand, Ter Stegen Surgery, Xavi or Koeman?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 18:49

    The BarcaBreakdown Weekly #3 discusses Laporta's New Cycle, as he claimed FC Barcelona will clear out players such as Coutinho, Umtiti, Matheus, Firpo, and more will leave as Barca seem primed to bring on Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay. We also discuss how Barca will look to get Halaand in the off season of 2023, as Marc Andre Ter Stegen goes through surgery and questions begin to come about whether Xavi will replace Koeman next season.   The biggest news may be that Sergi Roberto, Pique, Busquets, and Griezmann are now on the list of players who will need to take a pay cut or leave next season. Though they are club legend, we believe Koeman is in the right to look forward to Barca entering a new era with new players to capitalize on Leo Messi's final years as a Barca player.   Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    FC Barcelona 1-2 Celta Match Review: Messi's Last Home Game? Koeman Out? Barca's Liga Hopes Crushed.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 16:39

    The BarcaBreakdown cover the 1-2 loss to Celta Vigo, as Leo Messi again scored but the defense led by Pique and Lengelet conceded 2 goals. Koeman's job is surely in danger, and Barca's Liga hopes are done as Luis Suarez scored a last minute winner to put Atletico 2 points up on Real Madrid with one game remaining. Busquets had a brilliant assist to Messi for the first goal header, but Santi Mina came back and scored two goals. Again, Marc Andre Ter Stegen looked like a statue on the first goal and continues to look lackluster. Moriba for Frenkie De Jong was the big change in today's lineup, which proved inneffective as Moriba was unable to connect with the team well. Riqui Puig made a second half appearance which provided energy, but not enough to cover the defensive woes of this team. We look forward to seeing the changes Laporta makes this offseason, which may include replacing Lengelet, Pique, Alba, and many more players. Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Breakdown Weekly #2: Riqui Puig: Answer to Barca's Problems? Overrated? Why did Koeman Ignore Puig?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 13:35

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss Riqui Puig, the man who so many love and want to see more play, while others debate whether he deserves so much adulation. FC Barcelona certainly need to improve and with Pedri tired, we wonder why Koeman decided to ignore Puig for much of the season. Riqui certainly offers a play style which Barca lack, that in the mold of an offensive, forward looking midfielder along the lines of Xavi and Iniesta. With a stagnant midfield that sees little forward passes from Pedri and Frenkie De Jong when things go wrong, we discuss whether having Puig play more throughout the season would have left us with a better "go to" sub than Ilaix Moriba at the end of the season.   With recent news about Laporta being upset that Koeman ignored Puig for much of the season, Puig's place under Koeman (or another manager) next season is a huge point of discussion.   Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Levante 3-3 FC Barcelona Falter..Again! Messi, Dembele Score, Roberto Woeful, Koman's Job Questioned

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 16:37

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss another key loss for Koeman's Barca against Levante, as the La Liga title is almost certainly out of our reach. With Messi, Pedri and Dembele scoring, the defense again failed our team as Sergi Roberto was played as Center Back in a 3-5-2, a truly puzzling decision by Koeman. Pique, Lengelet, and the defense in general seemed to relive previous collapses as we could not keep Levante from scoring.   Overall, after a great early 2021 and a bad close to the season, the big question will be whether or not Laporta will keep Koeman as coach next season. Regardless, it also seems clear we need to shore up our defense with Erica Garcia, Emerson, and some competition for Marc Andre Ter Stegen in net.   Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown   Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid: Koeman Big Game Draw, Riqui Puig? Messi and Suarez Reunited as Rivals

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 0:18

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid, as Messi and Co. failed to take the big victory that could have secured the La Liga Title. Unfortunately, Busquets was hurt, Pedri and De Jong were quiet in attack, and Dembele was substituted too late. Koeman again failed a big game as Barca continued to drop points as the Liga title slipped further out of our hands. As a big battle between Someone and Koeman ensued, neither team took full control as Atletico performed better in the first half while Barca stormed back in the second half. We now have to have BOTH Real Madrid drop points against Sevilla (or the rest of the three games), and hope that Atletico drop points as well.   Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown   Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid La Liga 2021 Match Preview! Simeone vs. Koeman Job on the Line?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 15:09

    The Barca Breakdown discuss the HUGE game for the La Liga title, as we hope FC Barcelona and Leo Messi can stop Luis Suarez' return to the Camp Nou and defeat Diego Simeone's team after an early season loss. We predict whether we will see Sergi Roberto, Mingueza, Dest, or Dembele in the starting line up, as well as recap the first game from November. The team has dramatically transformed, though our recent form has left much to be desired. Though we do not control our own fate, with Real Madrid playing Sevilla the following day, this could be our last big game to prove that Koeman deserves to keep his job and make a final push for the title! We hope the team can avoid silly defensive mistakes and that Ter Stegen can rival the best goalkeeper in La Liga this season, Jan Oblak.   Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    Breakdown Weekly #1: TalkFCB Quits Twitter? Neymar to Barca? Fati Surgery? Messi Team Lunch Drama!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 13:16

    The Barca Breakdown is back to discuss the large channel TalkFCB quitting twitter due to unfair criticism and Neymar rumors increasing as PSG lost to Manchester City in the Champions League Semifinal. We also discuss Ansu Fati's surgery to have his meniscus removed and the drama surrounding Messi's team lunch ahead of the Atletico Madrid game on Saturday. We discuss the need for Barca supporters to stay positive and respect people who put in the work to make content, though Messi is not above criticism, especially on penalties. We think Neymar rumors will run wild this summer, but the team should stay focused on young stars such as Mbappe, Lautaro, or Halaand to look to the future. Unfortunately, Ansu Fati needs another surgery, though we are glad he should be healthy by the start of next season! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakd...​ Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple/Itunes Podcast. Please support the Barca Breakdown and subscribe to our channel and like our videos. Please let us know in the comments what type of content you want to see more of!

    FC Barcelona 3-2 Valencia Review: Messi Wonderful, Ter Stegen Blunder, Liga Title Hopes Still Alive!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 16:19

    The BarcaBreakdown discuss the 3-2 victory against La Liga, with two wonderful Lionel Messi goals helping to keep the title hope alive. Real Madrid play Sevilla next week as we challenge Atletico while we hope Frenkie De Jong can keep up his stellar play. Busquets again looked lively helping take the Messi missed penalty into a goal opportunity that helped tie the game. Once again, as in Granada, our poor defense and awful cross defending put us at risk of losing points. We also question whether or not Ter Stegen is slipping lately and why he is struggling. Overall, we were happy to see Messi lead the team back, with Griezmann again scoring an important goal for Barca. We analyze the good and bad, so that we can be prepared for what to expect when Luis Suarez and Simeone's Atletico come to face FC Barcelona next week at the Camp Nou. Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarcaBreakdown​​​​​  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barcabreakdown 

    FC Barcelona Transfers Report: Sergi Roberto, Eric Garcia, Emerson, Ousmane Dembele under Laporta!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 12:06

    The BarcaBreakdown discusses all the news regarding Sergi Roberto's contract renewal, Eric Garcia's free transfer and wages, Emerson coming from Real Betis, and the negotiations for Ousmane Dembele's contract renewal. Thankfully, it appears that Laporta has placed a new rule that players over 30 only can sign an extension year by year, with no multi-year extensions allowed. On top of this, he has shown an unwillingness to continue to pay the absurd wages that were typical of the Bartomeau presidency.   Though Sergi Roberto is a very nice player and has had some high profile moments for FC Barcelona that we will never forget, it seems his time at the club is fading. With his wage bill, it no longer seems worthwhile for Barca to continue to pay him. We are hopeful to see Erica Garcia come to Barca, and news that he is coming even with reduced wages show his desire to play for us. Ousmane has had a blossoming play this year and seems to connect well with Leo Messi. We hope to see them together for a long time.

    FC Barcelona Sink The Yellow Submarine in Fight for La Liga

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2021 19:00

    This week, FC Barcelona defeated Getafe & Villareal to secure 6 points in the race for La Liga. Messi and Griezmann stepped up and scored some wonderful goals while Madrid drew Betis. We discuss the play during Villareal and what was lacking in the second half. Lastly, we look forward for May 8th (Adam's Birthday), at the Camp Nou, where Barca will take on Atletico Madrid to secure another trophy. 

    Super League Finished? FC Barcelona, Laporta, Florentino Perez, Guardiola and More Developments!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 19:05

    The Barca Breakdown discusses the Super League and how FC Barcelona joined this now suspended endeavor. We discuss Laporta's position, Florentino Perez' comments, Pep Guardiola's comments, and how Man City, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and more have now begun to jump ship from the Champions League replacement, the Super League. Unfortunately, we never heard from Lionel Messi, but it seems clear that FC Barcelona was not going to officially join the Super League without a vote from the Socios of the club. We also discuss the pros and cons of the Super League, and how there may need to be adjustments to the Champions League to make it better. Many fans were opposed to the Super League as it had permanent members that had no chance of being relegated from the League, while also leaving little room for "smaller" clubs like West Ham, Leicester, Sevilla, Valencia etc. to try and aspire for European competition.

    FC Barcelona: 2020-21 Copa Del Rey Champions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2021 13:32

    With a spectacular second half, FC Barcelona take their first trophy in two years under the direction of Ronald Koeman. The savior of the Copa, Mr. Antoine Griezmann, broke the lines with his goal in the 60' from a bulls-eye pass from Frenkie De Jong. From then on, Bilbao struggle to keep Barca out of the net. This Copa victory leaves Barca with an adrenaline rush to fight for the La Liga Title. 

    Copa Del Rey Final: A Chance for Barcelona to Raise a Cup in 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 15:40

    As the La Liga battle rages between the top 3 teams, Barcelona is met with a fortunate opportunity to take the Copa Del Rey title. Despite losing the Supercopa to Atheltic Club Bilbao in January, Barcelona have beaten them in both legs of La Liga in two very intense games. Barcelona have had a rough to games after the international break, but we discuss the key goals Barca need to accomplish if they want to snuff out Inaki William's speed and raise the Copa Cup! 

    Barcelona Screwed Out of Clasico vs. Real Madird [2-1]? Match Analysis and Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2021 19:32

    FC Barcelona drop 3 points in a huge loss against Real Madrid. El Clasico proves to be difficult once again as Barca lose the second leg. Koeman's weakness is visible in the first half against Zidane's tactics. Despite a huge goal from Mingueza, it was not enough to create enough fire for a comeback. Barca now sit 3rd on the table, 1 point below Atleico and Madrid. 

    Barca Eke Out a Victory Against Valladolid: El Clasico Next!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 15:20

    Leo Messi looked rusty coming from the international break as Ousmane Dembele saved the day with a late goal. Valladolid came out and almost scored in the first ten minutes, but a great defensive game from Lengelet helped stop their attack. Griezmann was unable to convert on a header in the second half, and was soon replaced by Braithwaite. A red card on Jordi Alba helped reduce Valladolid to 10 men, leading to the great Dembele goal in the 89th minute.

    Barca Liga Futures Sky Rocket Post Atletico Loss in Seville

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 21:48

    In todays anxiety filled game, Atletico Madrid lost 3 points against Sevilla FC which keeps them at 66 points. With El Clasico approaching this coming week, we have a chance to take 3 points to be 1 point behind Atletico and put Madrid further behind us in the title race. We discuss the upcoming 10 games for Barca, Madrid, and Atletico and our confidence in our chances of taking 2 titles.

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