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F.C Barcelona’s Creast

Futbol Club Barcelona is a Spanish professional football club, based in Barcelona, Spain. They play in La Liga, and is one of the only three clubs to have never been relegated, along with Athletic Bilbao and rival Real Madrid.

Joan Gamper in the middle

They were founded as Football Club Barcelona in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English, and Spanish footballers led by Joan Gamper, the club has become a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism, hence the motto “Més que un club” (English: More than a club). FC Barcelona is the second most successful club in Spanish football in terms of overall trophies, having won twenty-one La Liga titles, a record twenty-five Spanish Cups, nine Spanish Super Cups, and two League Cups. It is also one of most successful clubs in European football, having won ten UEFA competitions.

Formation


To Read about Victor Valdes click on the link below

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To Read about Puyol/Pique click the link below

Pique/ Puyol

Read about Abidal

Abidal

Read about Dani Alves

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Dani Alves 

Read about Barca’s Midfield Trio: Xavi, Busquets, and Iniesta

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Midfield Trio

Read about Messi

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Messi

Read about Pedro and Villa

Pedro and Villa

Conclusion

Barcelona are a very balanced team. Their goalkeeper Valdes matches their style of play very well. Pique balances Puyol’s aggressiveness. Abidal balances out Alves’s constant need to get forward. The midfield trio all work together to perform vital jobs in the middle. Messi’s is dynamic and unpredictable and gives a surprise element in their routine passing approach. Even Villa and Pedro compliment each other. Villa is the more direct whilst Pedro is more of the winger and creates more. It will be hard for United to break down such a fluent and well rounded team on Saturday.


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