Barcelona Continue to Produce Beautiful Football
The modern game often requires great physique and physical strength in order to excel. Many of the tactical arrangements are defensive and football has become all about getting the result, forgetting about how to play beautiful football.
One club though, who have superbly mixed the two up, most notably this season under Pep Guardiola is that of Barcelona. Historically, a very successful club and they have certainly lived up to that this season. Currently top of La Liga, six points ahead of Real Madrid, Barcelona’s football has been genius at times, with the naturally gifted talents of Messi, Henry and Xavi producing some of the best skill and flair we’ve seen in a long time, Barcelona are heading towards being crowned the Champions of Europe.
This week, they demolished the previously impressive Bayern Munich at Camp Nou 4-0. Not only did they play wonderfully attractive football, with the front line of Eto’o, Messi and Henry ripping the German’s defense apart, and the other components playing their part behind, Barcelona have almost confirmed their position in the semi finals of the Champions League. Lionel Messi, arguably the best player in the world at present, scored twice and got one assist to his name after setting up Eto’o for their third, while ex Arsenal striker Thierry Henry netted concluded the scoring.
Their opponents are set to be Chelsea, after destroying their rivals Liverpool 3-1 at Anfield. They will look to confirm the result though on Tuesday evening at Stamford Bridge. However, whatever team prevails, they have their biggest challenge yet in the delightful Barcelona.