Posted by jschario on 03/21/17
La Liga essentially remained static this past week, with the top three of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla all remaining in their order atop the league table, although Sevilla did fall farther behind after a 3-1 to Atlético Madrid over the weekend. Now with two week to go until the quarterfinal round of the Champions League gets underway, and three of Spain's top four are still battling for the trophy. Real, Barça and Atleti will be playing the week of April 10th, and as one would imagine all drew tough opponents. Real Madrid and Barcelona drew the most recognizable, powerhouse names with... Read More
Posted by jschario on 03/10/17
It couldn't be done they said, the second leg was merely a formality. No one had ever overcome a 4-0 deficit in the Champions League, and with the way Barcelona had been playing this season, it did not seem like they would be the ones to make the record books. They had fallen behind rivals Real Madrid in their domestic title race, and uncertainty had been surrounding the club as manager Luis Enrique made it official that he would not be returning after this season. Coming into the game Paris Saint-Germain had been gloating already, the entire city was already making predictions for the next... Read More
Who will be the next coach?
Posted by jschario on 03/03/17
Coaching Barcelona is not for the faint of heart. Over the past 10 years the entire ecosystem of the club; its players, executives, coaching staff and fans have all come to expect to compete for a treble if not win one every year. Of course, such expectations are impossible to meet year in and year out, and such expectations are bound to burn out whomever their manager is. Such is the case with the man who set their current standard, Pep Guardiola, and their current manager Luis Enrique has succumbed to the same fate. Like Guardiola, he lasted three seasons at the helm, and was nearly as... Read More