Arsenal thrashed a relegated Aston Villa 4-0 at home in a superb display of attacking football, making it look easier than it actually was. Giroud's hattrick and Mark Bunn's own goal helped Arsenal finish the season in second place on the table.
Arsenal host a Championship bound Aston Villa side at the Emirates, as the Gunners look to end a disappointing season on a positive note.
Gameweek 32 trod a more or less usual path as Barcelona and Real Madrid gathered all 3 points, followed by Valencia and Atletico Madrid. TheHardTackle sums up the weekend.
The 2012-13 season seems to be going great guns – perhaps to a certain extent. However, there’s always more to it than meets the eye. Vilanova has a squad of superstars, who surprisingly are extremely cohesive. His team is doing reasonably well and holds a 9-point advantage over their nearest rival. In the Champions League, they face AC Milan, certainly one of the powerhouses of European and World football, but currently lying seventh, 17 points adrift of reigning champions and league leaders Juventus. The team primarily remains the same and so does the philosophy. But Vilanova has made a few amendments, and the team has now learnt to grind out results against oppositions like Getafe (last season they lost 1-0; this season they won 4-1) and Osasuna (last season they lost 3-2; this season they won 2-1). More importantly, they have somewhat learnt to convert draws into wins. With 7 draws and 3 losses last season, Barcelona dropped 23 points […]
David Villa's void last season could not be filled which may have led to Barca's unsuccessful title defense. THT points out why his return to action is welcome news to Barcelona fans.
FC Barcelona host CA Osasuna in La Liga trying to find their winning form again. TheHardTackle presents the match preview and other details.
With the season onto its second week, Barcelona will be aware of potential slip ups that could cause them dearly later on. But how will Pep's men line up? TheHardTackle presents the match preview and other details.
Pep Guardiola, Barcelona's creative mastermind is creating a monster of a team. It is not just about the glamorous boys who always get the limelight. There is more to them than Messi, Xavi and Iniesta. TheHardTackle analyses the Catalan giants.
After an exhilarating first leg, the focus shifts to the second leg at the Camp Nou. TheHardTackle presents the match preview. Read more.
Pep Guardiola delivered a wild ride for the fans during his first three seasons. He has to keep innovating to keep his opponents guessing. What can we expect this season? TheHardTackle presents one such view.