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.
Some football clubs have produced a lot of talented footballers over the years. Top clubs including Barcelona, Manchester City and Chelsea have produced some brilliant young players who have dominated football. Xavi, Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique and Lionel Messi all graduated from the Barcelona Academy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
France beat Spain 2-1 to win the UEFA Nations League tournament but the major talking point of the game was Kylian Mbappe's second goal which was scored late in the second half. The 80th-minute goal was controversial as it appeared the 22-year-old striker was in an offside position just as Theo Hernandez passed the ball to him.
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
The Spanish based club Barcelona continued their inconsistent run of form as they suffered a 2 - 0 loss to Real Madrid in a crunch encounter between both clubs. The Catalan based club Barcelona were shambolic all through the match as they suffered an embarrassing defeat in today’s league match.
One of the negative things that Barcelona fans are beginning to get accustomed to is the fact that some of their players have developed the habit of giving out double standards when it comes to playing for their national teams and Barcelona. The likes of Frankie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Eric Garcia, Pedri, and Depay are exceptional for their various national teams but when it comes to Barcelona, the story is different.
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.
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.
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.
Here are three young players that Barcelona management has deemed as an unsellable asset in the club. The club has refused offers and is unwilling to let go of such players as they see them as the future of the club. Ansu Fati The youngster is just back from injury but his potential and stellar performance in the club makes him a priceless gem.
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 UEFA Nations League finals took a different twist after Kylian Mbappe's goal was awarded despite been in an offside position before the pass was played. A lot of Spanish players disagreed with the referee's decision and felt bad about losing the match despite giving their best during the competition.
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.