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Barça on the cover of ‘Newsweek’

The prestigious US magazine ‘Newsweek’ features the FC Barcelona football team on the front of next week’s edition, asking the question to its readers –“is this the best team of all time?”


06 June 2011 06:49 PM



Barcelona (FCB).- In the Latin American, European and Asian edition published on June 13th, Newsweek ties to pinpoint the reasons why Guardiola\u2019s team have been so successful, following their latest Champions League title. The manager\u2019s photo, surrounded by his players, figures on the magazine cover and inside, journalist Jimmy Burns tries to figure out if this FC Barcelona\u2019s team really is the best ever.

The Barça style

The article stresses Barça\u2019s abilities with the ball at their feet and draws attention to the contribution of Xavi and Iniesta, as well as how the players such as Mascherano, Abidal or Villa who have not come up through the Barça system have been able to adapt to the team\u2019s way of playing.

Choreographed movements

\u2018Newsweek\u2019 compares the Barça\u2019s style of play to a choreographed dance, whilst not overlooking the fact that Guardiola\u2019s men have not forgotten the fundamentals of the game \u2013to attack, score goals and win. The article also makes it clear that the coach Pep Guardiola is a fundamental piece within the group, as well as a promoter of a style of play and an attitude that has brought so much success.

Global magazine

\u2018Newsweek\u2019 is a weekly magazine with a circulation of 1.5 million within the US and a further million in the rest of the world.


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