Barça: Tactics

Pedro or Alexis?

Lionel Messi and Neymar will almost certainly take up two of the three spots available in attack, which leaves Pedro and Alexis one position to fight over. Who has earned the right?

Should Cesc play forward?

With Lionel Messi out, Cesc Fabregas has been playing a lot at the "false nine" position. A natural midfielder, is Fabregas a good fit?

Martino's Man-Marking System Faces First Test

Barcelona's new man-marking system at set-pieces faces its first real test tonight against Atletico Madrid...the question is: will it work for the Blaugrana?

Barcelona 7-0 Levante: The Tactics

A tactical examination of Barcelona's determined and impressive beginning to the 2013/14 La Liga campaign.

2013/14: Cesc Fabregas' Most Important Season Yet

Since arriving from Arsenal in 2011, Cesc Fabregas's time at the Camp Nou has largely been one of inconsistency. With new developments at the club, however, that could all change, making 2013/2014 his most important season yet.

Tough Choices Before Tough Game vs. Bayern Munich

The return leg in the Champions League has an essential question - is it better for Barca to go for the nearly-impossible knockout, or to focus on getting a good result in the match itself, even if it does not help the team progress?

Bayern vs. Barca - Possession and Pressing

The Champions League semifinals are just days away and the top two teams of the past five years (according to UEFA's ratings) face off for a place in the final.

How Much Should Messi Play? And Other Questions

Barcelona have lots of decisions to make before their second leg Champions League clash with Paris Saint Germain. Will Messi be fit enough to start? Who will partner Gerard Pique in central defense? And what surprising formations could Tito use?

Barca's Progress May Rest on Alexis and Cesc

With Lionel Messi out and the backline in trouble, the unlikely saviors could prove to be the in form but super inconsistent tandem of Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas.

What is Barcelona’s Best Eleven?

Choosing a starting eleven for any team is tough. But when that team contains World Cup winners, Euro winners and a serial Ballon d'Or winner it becomes a lot harder.

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Barcelona Doing Fine Leaving it Late

Barcelona struggled to break down Granada but finally scored twice in the last five minutes. It's not the first time this season Barca have scored late. How does possession affects tiredness, and what other factors are at play in these late surges?

La Liga: Getafe CF vs FC Barcelona: Tactical Analysis

Barcelona have three players out injured for tomorrow's match with Getafe. Will this lead to a change of tactics for the starting XI

Is the 3-4-3 leaving Barcelona and Tito Vilanova's "Plan B" a 4-2-3-1?

The 3-4-3 was the formation Pep Guardiola used as an alternative to his base system, but is new Barcelona head coach Tito Vilanova going to opt for a 4-2-3-1 instead?

Supercopa de España: Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona: Tactical Analysis

A tactical preview of FC Barcelona's Supercopa second-leg clash with Real Madrid.

FC Barcelona vs Paris Saint Germain: Tactical Preview

A tactical preview of Barcelona's upcoming friendly with Paris Saint Germain. What exactly are the keys to victory for the Blaugrana, and who are the danger-men for Carlo Ancelotti's side?

FC Barcelona: Is 4-2-3-1 the future?

Greetings folks, So the headline is self explanatory but there are a few thoughts running around in my head. First off, I am and will probably always be a huge fan of the 4-3-3. In my mind, that...

UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona vs Chelsea FC: Tactical Preview

UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona vs Chelsea FC: Tactical Preview

UEFA Champions League: Chelsea FC vs FC Barcelona: Tactical Analysis

UEFA Champions League: Chelsea FC vs FC Barcelona: Tactical Analysis

UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona vs AC Milan: Tactical Analysis

UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona vs AC Milan: Tactical Analysis

UEFA Champions League: AC Milan vs FC Barcelona: Tactical Analysis

UEFA Champions League: AC Milan vs FC Barcelona: Tactical Analysis

FC Barcelona: Tactical Analysis: Four Solutions to the Defensive Crisis

FC Barcelona: Tactical Analysis: Four Solutions to the Defensive Crisis

FC Barcelona: Cesc Fàbregas, from Centre-Mid to Centre-Forward

How has Cesc Fàbregas evolved to become the goal-scoring machine that he is today?

Sergio Busquets as a 'false enganche'?

Sergio Busquets as a 'false enganche'?

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