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Luis Mazariegos

  • joined Jun 24, 2011
  • last login Jul 22, 2014
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Proving the Doubters Wrong

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An overrated YouTube star, a player who cannot score, and an error-prone goalkeeper have kept Barcelona atop La Liga and in their Champions League group.

Post-Clasico Monday Reflections

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Before the Barcelona-Real Madrid match, I took a look at a few topics with Managing Madrid's Lucas Navarrete. Now that the dust has settled, with Barca emerging victorious, I take a look at how our...

Barcelona-RM: Clasico Preview with Managing Madrid

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A preview of the Clasico featuring commentary from the editor of Managing Madrid. The two Spanish league giants will meet at the Camp Nou with all to play for.

Mats Hummels to Join Barcelona?

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A new report in Germany's largest newspaper, Bild, says the defender is ready to go at the end of the season. But there is nothing in the way of official confirmation.

Does Barca Need a "9"?

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Rumor has it that Barcelona are in the market for a centerforward.

Marc Bartra Wows Barcelona Fans

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Young defender Marc Bartra continues to impress in a position where Barcelona are weak. With another assured display in Celtic Park, confidence in the youngster is soaring. But will his improvement...

Atletico Madrid: Serious Contenders

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With a sizzling performance at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Atletico Madrid remained equal on points with Barcelona atop La Liga. Are Los Colchoneros Barca's primary competition for the league?

Please Don't Leave, Valdes!

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Victor Valdes Continued his strong start of the season with a great performance in the Champions League.

An "El Clasico" Season Preview

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A Real Madrid / Barcelona preview, brought to you by BarcaBlaugranes.com and ManagingMadrid.com.

The Unavoidable Issue

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The transfer window is closing and Barca won't make a move for a defender. Why?

The Importance of Resting Messi

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Barcelona did not even call up Leo Messi for the Malaga clash today after he left the Spanish Supercup game against Atletico Madrid with an injury. He should be rested adequately in preparation for...

Who's the Boss? Martino's Management of Messi

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Gerardo "Tata" Martino has changed Lionel Messi's role in FC Barcelona.

Will Barcelona Start Slowly?

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Fitness concerns, adjustments, and a packed early fixture list could conspire for an inauspicious debut for the Catalans if they are not careful.

Will Barca FINALLY Sign a CB?

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No Silva, no Marquinhos - and probably no Luiz or Agger. What can Barcelona do?

Dongou and Bagnack - Eto'o's Big Promises

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Samuel Eto'o struck a deal with FC Barcelona while he still wore the Blaugrana jersey that would bring the most talented prospects identified by his foundation over from his home country, Cameroon.

Tata Martino Practices Defending Counters

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The Argentine coach is looking to bolster a part of Barca's game that has been a bit of an Achilles' heel over the past few seasons. Will his methods bring success?

Tito Vilanova Leaves Behind a Sparkling Legacy

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The sad rumors were true. Tito Vilanova has stepped down as manager of Barcelona due to health issues. Despite only one year as head coach, he leaves behind a great legacy.

Who is Gerardo "Tata" Martino?

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After Vilanova unfortunately had to resign from the helm at Barca, the suits have to find a suitable replacement to take over the manager's chair. Martino is one of the front-runners for the...

Too Much Pressure or Just Enough on Roberto?

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Bayern Munich coach Guardiola has brought his former player to his new home. Barcelona now look to La Masia, as they have for years, for a replacement. Is Sergi Roberto, newly promoted from Barca...

Is Tapping Up Still a Thing?

"Thiago or no one," is how FC Bayern Munich manager, and former Barcelona manager, Pep Guardiola described his situation. "See you in Manchester," David De Gea wrote on Thiago's matchball after the...

If Thiago Leaves, Who Is to Blame?

Thiago's move to Manchester has not been confirmed yet but it is strongly rumored. With his release clause set below 20 million euro, there is, as far as anyone knows, very little Barca can do to...

Ter Stegen? Reina? Who Should be Barca's Keeper?

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Victor Valdes may not be going after all. The third-choice captain and starting goalkeeper was rumored to already be on his way to AS Monaco after declining to renew his deal with Barca. However,...

Transfer: Thiago to Leave for Manchester United?

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The midfielder was said to be considering his options for next year. The Catalan daily Sport is now claiming Thiago Alcantara has made up his mind and will leave for the Premier League next year....

Xavi: Clasico War With Real Madrid Exhausts Both

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In an interview with the Catalan paper Sport, Xavi said the constant battle between Barcelona and Real Madrid sapped both teams of energy to progress in the Champions League.

Who Should Barca Sign in Defense? Part 2

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Barca have continued to look for a new player to bolster their defense, but no one has emerged as a leading candidate. The search for a good stopper goes on.

Can Neymar Live Up to the Expectation?

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After a long, drawn-out negotiation that resulted in a transfer that cost almost 57 million euro, Neymar arrived in Barcelona to much fanfare. Can the young star take Barca back to European glory...

Who Should Barca Sign in Defense?

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After the successful transfer of Neymar from Santos, Barca really should make signing a defender the next priority. Barca have cast a wide net and will be looking at several options.

Del Bosque Calls Up 9 Barca Players for Confed Cup

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Having won World Cup 2010, Spain booked their place into the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil. Coach Vicente Del Bosque will try to win the only cup this Spanish team has missed, and he's called...

Official: FC Barcelona Sign Neymar From Santos

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After all the false starts and rumors, the Neymar transfer saga can be put to rest with an official announcement from the club.

Is 100 Points a Big Deal?

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Barcelona is two wins away from finishing the season on 100 points, which would tie Real Madrid's record from last year. While it's a nice stat, is it really all that important?

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