Tag Archives: 4-3-3

Bravo debut blunder gifts victory to Napoli

€12 million signing Claudio Bravo made an unfortunate start to his Barça career tonight when his mistake cost Barça a 1-0 defeat to Napoli in Geneva. Bravo had performed well, making one spectacular first-half save to deny Marek Hamsik, but … Continue reading

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Xavi penalty earns 1-1 draw in Nice

Barça’s second preseason friendly under Luis Enriqué ended in a 1-1 draw against OGC Nice in France tonight. Dario Cvitanich fired the French side in front with a penalty after Gerard Piqué was penalised for a push on the Argentinian … Continue reading

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Tata Martino presented as new Barça coach

Gerardo “Tata” Martino officially signed a two-year contract this morning before being presented as Barça’s new coach. Martino answered questions from the press and showed himself to be affable and intelligent. He emphasized the need for a high pressing game … Continue reading

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