Barcelona took a risky approach in possession against Valencia’s counterattacking threat, and found themselves 2-0 down just over thirty minutes in. Valencia’s brave possession structure kept
FC Barcelona’s adventurous central midfielders wreaked havoc against Girona’s backline. Their constant rotations on the left side created openings time after time, and helped to maintain
Real Madrid – Sevilla: Madrid Overwhelm Toothless Sevilla Thanks To High Intensity Play And A Flurry Of Long Shots (2-0)
Real Madrid played with an unmatchable intensity in the first half, but created little against an organized and disciplined Sevilla defense. Not much changed in the
Athletic Club – Sevilla FC: Athletic get much-needed win over Sevilla thanks to intense pressing and Williams (2-0)
Athletic Bilbao were very strong with their intense pressing and runs in behind, which caused Sevilla’s defensive line all sorts of problems. The away side struggled
Quique Setién declined to return to a back five after drawing with Sociedad, allowing Real Madrid to cause mayhem with their high press and counterattacking skill.
The match between FC Barcelona and SD Eibar leaves you thinking about the philosophical side of football. Even though Eibar has players of far lesser quality,
Real Madrid – Real Sociedad: Vinicius shines but a chaotic Real Madrid lose against developing Real Sociedad (0-2)
The early goal changed Real Sociedad’s game plan into a more reactive one, and despite initial struggles, they improved in the second half and managed to
Getafe – FC Barcelona: Attacking talent the difference for Barcelona against well-drilled Getafe (1-2)
Getafe came out with a plan to press and block Barcelona for as long as they could, while making the most of whatever possession they could
It could have been worse, this game. Much worse. While Sevilla against Atlético could have been a battle to give the ball away to your opponent,
FC Barcelona – Celta de Vigo: The Messi – Alba duo bring lethargic Barcelona the win over an underdeveloped Celta (2-0)
Celta’s failure to properly defend the Leo Messi – Jordi Alba connection allowed Barcelona to score twice in the first half and achieve a straightforward victory.