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Sunday, July 1

Preview: Spain-Italy

Previewing Spain and Italy's clash in the Euro 2012 final, and asking a question of Vicente del Bosque.

Wednesday, June 27

Spain (4) 0 - 0 (2) Portugal: the Blunders of del Bosque

A look at Spain soldiering through the thorough pressing of Portugal and the tactical blunders of Vicente del Bosque to advance to the finals of Euro 2012.

Thursday, June 14

Pregaming (Spain/Ireland)

A look at Spain applying principles from Barcelona's hybrid 4-3-3/3-4-3 in their Euro 2012 opener.

Thursday, May 24

Preview: Copa del Rey Final

A preview of Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona meeting in the final of the Copa del Rey, Pep Guardiola's last game as Barça manager.

Saturday, May 5

The Extra Time: Stress, Obama and Guardiola

Considering but not attempting to answer Grantland's question: which would be more stressful, being President of the United States or being manager of Barcelona or Real Madrid?

Tuesday, April 24

Round Two of Barcelona - Chelsea.

More than a few words ahead of the second leg of Barcelona and Chelsea's Champions League semi-final tie.

Tuesday, April 3

Preview: Barcelona - Milan

Previewing the return leg of Barcelona and AC Milan's Champions League quarter-final through the lens of quotes from Barça manager Pep Guardiola.

Friday, March 30

Going Green: Barcelona's Hybrid

A look at the hybrid shape employed by Guardiola's Barcelona in their 0-0 contest with Milan at the San Siro to open the tie of their Champions League quarter-final.

Tuesday, March 27

Monday, February 27

The Extra Time (Feb. 26)

A look at Liverpool's open channels in the Carling Cup Final and a definitive Total Barça goal from Atlético Madrid 1 - 2 Barcelona.

Thursday, February 23

Wednesday, February 22

Thursday, February 16

Saturday, February 11

Barbados 4 - 2 Grenada: The Most Bizarre Football Match Ever

A tactical breakdown of Barbados defeating Grenada 4-2 in the final match of Group A in the qualifying round of the 1994 Caribbean Cup to advance to the final tournament.

A game where Barbados scored an intentional own goal in hopes of bringing the game into extra-time.

A game where Barbados had to defend both nets at the close of regulation.

Monday, January 30

Mirandés 2 - 1 Espanyol: It's Not Midnight Yet

A look at third-division Mirandés defeating Espanyol 2-1, thereby advancing on aggregate via away goals to the Copa del Rey semi-finals.

Thursday, January 26

Barcelona 2 - 2 Real Madrid: The Art of Football

A look at Real Madrid losing the tie but gaining the tempo against Barcelona in their Copa del Rey quarter-final clash.

Tuesday, January 24

Sunday, January 22

Thursday, January 19

Real Madrid 1 - 2 Barcelona: A Football Odyssey

A look at Barcelona's on-the-pitch evolution and their resultant 2-1 lead after the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final against Real Madrid.

Tuesday, January 17

(Yet Another) El Clásico Tactical Preview

A look at the 42nd El Clásico since the start of November of 2010, featuring quantum mechanics and alternate shapes for Real Madrid.

Monday, January 9

Pep Guardiola: A Mad Man

An essay examining the parallels between Don Draper from AMC's 'Mad Men' and FC Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola.