Martino gets it wrong, Barca pay the price

Gerardo Martino dealt a hand on Saturday that dented the Catalan’s title hopes. The Argentine moved Busquets out of position and put Song in his place. Real Sociedad capitalised on this “faux pas” and made Barça pay the highest of prices. More on this story

Martino content with 5-1 win against Levante

Barca coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino showed his delight at winning the second leg of their Copa del Rey tie against Levante at the Nou Camp. The coach admitted that he was worried in the early stages of the game when Barcelona lacked intensity. More on Barca’s win over Levante

Caparros and Martino stop Barca in their tracks

Barcelona’s reign atop the La Liga table is in jeopardy following their 1-1 draw at Levante on Sunday. Gerard Piqué cancelled out an early Loukas Vyntra goal but a second was not to be had for the Catalan giants who have helped Real Madrid edge to within a point in this campaign’s fight for the title. Match report

Barca coach Martino looking to solve problem

Barca coach Tata Martino is looking to solve one of his team’s problems. The Argentine is looking to solve Barca’s problem of defending dead-ball situations. Martino has been away in his native Argentina these days but has made it his chief concern, looking ahead to February’s clash against Premier League giants Manchester City. More on Martino’s strategy

Ancelotti and Martino doubts on Clasico first eleven

Tata Martino and Carlo Ancelotti are still mulling over heir starting lineups for this Saturday’s Clasico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Will Gerard Piqué play? How about Pedro and Alexis? Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema? Coentrao or Marcelo? They are the big questions ahead of tomorrow’s baptism of fire for both managers. More on the possible clasico lineups

With Martino we’ve found our lost pressure, says Dani Alves

One of the things that distinguishes this new Barca team under Gerardo Martino is the pressure it puts on rival teams. It’s one of the great changes that the new coach has reintroduced into the Catalan team.

Pressure was one of the things that made Guardiola’s Barcelona stand out from the rest and last year the team lost that facet. More on Martino’s changes

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