Author: Pavlos Pavlidis

Last season, Barcelona was knocked out, for the second consecutive year (from Atletico Madrid in 2016), from the Champions League quarter-final phase this time by Juventus. Does this mean that this is the end of the great Barcelona team that dominated everything in the last decade? The answer is simple, no! Teams of this level are just changing. Barcelona throughout its history had as a core value the developing and the promotion of young players from La Masia in order to display the superiority of Catalonia. But, something has changed since 2011, Luis Enrique used 16 players from La Masia…

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Marcelo Bielsa, also nicknamed as “El Loco”, is a football legend, who inspired many coaches, like Pep Guardiola, with his tactical knowledge. Apart from being a very good coach, Bielsa is also very knowledgeable about the sociopolitical aspect of football. In one of his few interviews he stated, “Football is the first topic in the world. And it has a peculiarity, the favorite does not always win, the underdog has the chance to win too. That is why it is the most popular sport in the world. For me, the fan is irreplaceable, he/she is full of emotion.” “When I…

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