luis suarez clutching his throat in faux agony
Is Cheating Acceptable in Football if it Makes for Great Entertainment?
Barcelona's triumph over Paris Saint-Germain was an incredible sporting achievement, if you ignore the comical dive by Luis Suarez to win a vital penalty. But when the outcome is so enthralling, should we simply turn a blind eye to cheating?
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Gary Lineker at Barcelona: When Leicester’s Favourite Son Went Overseas
Having made his name with Leicester and Everton, the mid eighties saw Gary Lineker snapped up by ‘El Tel’ at Barca. Together, they would stir a slumbering Catalan giant, and restore glory to the club once more.
the catalan legend of johan cruyff
Total Footballer, Total Rebel: Johan Cruyff and The Resurgence of Catalonian Pride
Several months on from the passing of one of the game's greatest icons, Shirsho Dasgupta examines how Johan Cruyff's upbringing in sixties Amsterdam prepared him for hero status among the Catalan people.
The Cult: Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho was a footballer unlike any other, and a showman par excellence. For his infectious exuberance, warmth and flair, we induct him into The Cult.
Double Disaster in El Clasico: The Mutual Humiliation of Barca and Real
In the mid-nineties, Barcelona and Real Madrid embarrassed each other in El Clasico with uncanny symmetry. It was a reminder that even the loftiest champions must learn the value of a humbling defeat.
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Europe's Mid-Market Clubs Are Missing Out on the American Gold Rush
Football has become a mainstream sport in America, generating considerable attention and revenue from U.S. fans. So why aren't more European clubs making a serious marketing push to cash in?
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The Magnetic Pull Of Barcelona: Barca DNA and The La Masia ‘Loan’
With the phrase ‘Barca DNA’ resurfacing in relation to Hector Bellerin, it’s beginning to feel as if the signing of a young La Masia graduate is never anything more than temporary.
Barcelona Are Complaining About Premier League Teams Spending So Much Money
Which is pretty rich from a club that paid €81 million for Luis Suarez.
Barcelona's Post-Tax Fraud WeAreAllLeoMessi Hashtag Backfires Deliciously
We are all like that guy who committed €4.1million tax fraud, and didn't have to go to jail for it.
Liam Daniel Pierce
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Lionel Messi To Appear in Court on Tax Evasion Charges This Week
The Spanish tax agency is demanding heavy fines and prison sentences of almost two years for Lionel Messi and his father Jorge.
UK Sports Staff
The Cult: Rivaldo
For much of his illustrious career, Rivaldo deserved even more than he ultimately received. But this was inevitable: there is always a price when you do things your own way.
UEFA Champions League Knockout Stage Draw: Some Familiar Matches
Arsenal play Barcelona... Again.