Time for Barcelona’s kids in the Copa del Rey

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The draw for the Copa del Rey quarter finals has thrown up an interesting conundrum for Barcelona.

The Catalans have been paired with Sevilla for the two-legged tie, the Andalusians being one of, if not the toughest opponent they could’ve faced.

It will see a quick return to the Camp Nou for Munir El Haddadi, recently signed by Pablo Machin, and how he would love to put a spoke in the aspirations of his former side. Continue reading

Barcelona shouldn’t make Munir an outcast

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If, as has been rumoured, Munir El Haddadi’s agent has demanded vast sums to ensure his client will sign a new deal at Barcelona, one can perhaps understand the club’s ire at being held to ransom.

Frankly, agents are the bane of the modern game, but for many players, they are a necessary evil when it comes to the business side of their employment. Continue reading

Alaves rout condemns Las Palmas to relegation

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This week’s game of the week saw mid-tabled Alaves hand out a 4-0 thrashing to the now relegated Las Palmas, as many of their top performers earnt a spot in the team of the week.

After a first half in which the two sides delivered an uninspired, often insipid, 45 minutes. Nobody could have anticipated the flurry of activity that would come after the break.

The dead-heat was broken  just six minutes into the second half – as an on loan Munir  put the visitors ahead, heading home an easy finish from the centre of the goal after Wakaso did well to keep the ball in play. Continue reading