Before the commencement of the 2008/09 Season, a great paradigm shift took place at Barcelona. Right from the Managerial role to the Players, the club heralded in a new era. During the summer transfer window of that season, the club sold Ronaldinho and Deco. This was followed by the Signing of Thierry Henry from Arsenal, Gerard Pique from Manchester United and the promotion of Sergio Busquets from the La Masia to the club's first team.
1. Sergio Busquets Photo Credit: Facebook Sergio Busquets is considered the most underrated player of this generation. Busquets who came through Barcelona academy has been at the club for the past 10 years. He has been the most consistent Barça player in the last decade. He has won many trophies at Barcelona.
Barcelona's nightmare against the best teams continues after suffering a 2-1 loss to Real Madrid at El Clásico on Sunday. In four tough games this season against Bayern Munich, Benfica, Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid, Barcelona have only scored one goal, marking Sergio Aguero's return to this classic game.
Over the years, we have come across defenders with great prospects when it comes to scoring goals. Players like Brazilian David Luiz and England international John Terry have a good number of goals for both club and country. The article states reasons why Paris Saint-Germain defender Sergio Ramos should be regarded as a better goalscorer than other midfield maestros who have graced different European clubs in the past.
Luis Enrique and his team beat Italy in their UEFA nations league semi-final fixture by 1-2. It wasn't the best of experiences for Roberto Mancini and his men because Bonucci got sent off in the first half. Note that two first-half goals from Manchester City forward, Ferran Torres, was enough for Spain to progress to the final.
Ansu Fati and Pedri are both 18 years old while Gavi is 17 years old and they are all playing for Barcelona. This particular lineup will last Spain for a very long time in my opinion because they are all under 23 years of age. Back in the days when the Golden generation of Spanish footballers emerged this century, precisely in 2008, when they won the 2008 European Championship many didn't see that generation falling apart.
The UEFA Nations League was concluded yesterday (Sunday) with France winning the tournament's final against Spain by two goals to one. Italy also won the third-place decider against Belgium by the same scoreline. Throughout the semifinals and the final, some players impressed, and below are six of the most impressive:
Sergi Roberto is one of the current Barcelona team's longest-serving members. The 29-year-old, a product of the club's La Masia youth system, made his first-team debut in 2010 and has been a regular ever since, with over 300 appearances. The Spaniard has been a valuable utility player for the Catalans despite never being a regular starter.
The Catalan based club Barcelona would be hoping to to get their first victory in the UCL when they face Dynamo Kyiv in a crunch encounter between both clubs. The Spanish giants Barcelona would be hoping to emerge victorious in order to move higher on their group standings. Credit: Google
Shortly after the exit of Ronaldo from Juventus, many believe the Turin side will struggle and get into some huge challenges because the main Man that made things happened has left, but after few difficulties, Juventus are getting things back to normal than it was when Ronaldo left few weeks earlier.
France beat Spain 2-1 in the Nations League final with a late goal from Kylian Mbappe, scored after Theo Hernandez passed to the PSG striker. However, the goal was maintained because Eric Garcia would have gone to play the ball. On his way to Mbappe, Garcia touched the ball and referee Anthony Taylor felt that established a new phase of play.
The UEFA Nations League ended last night with a controversial winning goal from Kylian Mbappe which helped France beat Spain 2-1. The match seems to be heading for a draw in regular time before Kylian Mbappe's controversial offside goal gave France an advantage over Spain. The match ended 2-1 in favor of France and they were crowned the champions of European nations last night.
In a tightly contested match between two European giants, France beat Spain in the Nations League Final on Sunday night. Les Bleus fought back from a goal down to win 2-1, courtesy to goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe, despite significant suspicions of offside surrounding the PSG star's goal.
Jack Wilshere made his professional debut at Arsenal in 2008 at the age of 16. He had grown through Arsenal's youth team between 2001 and 2008 before linking up with the first team. Wilshere showed so much promise, getting compared to Barcelona and Spanish legends Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
Spain captain Sergio Busquets expressed his frustration at La Roja's loss to France in the 2020/2021 UEFA Nations League final after a controversial Kylian Mbappe goal that sealed the victory for the Les Blues. Kylian Mbappe slotted the win for the win. France beat Spain 2-1 to lift the UEFA Nations League title last night and the Barcelona midfielder wasn't too happy with the goal that clinched the trophy for France as he claimed Mbappé’s goal was clearly offside.
The future of the Clasico is in the hands of the youngsters as it is filled with mostly young player
On Sunday, the first Clásico without Lionel Messi or Sergio Ramos in Barcelona or Real Madrid in 15 years, as they now share a dressing room in Paris, but that opens the door to a new generation. With fans licking their wounds from these games, Sergio Busquets remains the player between the two clubs who has played the most classic games at 40, ahead of Gerard Piqué at 37 and Karim Benzema at 36.
Pablo Gavira, Torres And 3 Other Players Who Dazzled As Spain Defeats Italy To End Their Unbeaten Run
Italy has played 37 games without losing any of them, but yesterday, Spain ended their unbeaten run with a 2-1 defeat. Spain dominated the match as they were able to defeat Italy, and this shows the talent Spain has. Today I will show you five players who shone as Spain defeated Italy in the UEFA Nations League.
Sergio Busquets is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world and it surprises many that he is still competing at the top level in his age. This is because some players that he played with including Gerard Pique, Carles Puyol, Andreas Iniesta and Xavi, are all retired, at least from International football.
Barcelona could sell club captain Sergio Busquets if they succeed in signing AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie on a free transfer.The Catalan giants are one of the clubs interested in the Ivory Coast international, who has just nine months left on his contract with the Rossoneri.The midfielder has yet to give the green light for an extension, and it appears that he could leave for free at the end of the current campaign.
The opposition passionately challenged Kylian Mbappe's 80th-minute winner for France in the Nations League final against Spain on Sunday, but it was eventually allowed to stand. Spain claimed Mbappe was offside before receiving the breakaway pass, and he appeared to be at first glance, but referees ruled that defender Eric Garcia's touch with the ball as he attempted a last-ditch interception was sufficient to put the attacker onside.