SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: REAL MADRID FC BARCELONA | THE SPINAL COLUMN

REAL MADRID FC BARCELONA | THE SPINAL COLUMN

Interesting article on Spanish Football magazine (online version) "Don Balon" comparing FC Barcelona & Real Madrid. The feature observes, compares & illustrates what Football Coaches call technically the "Spinal Column" of the team. That is Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder & Striker; the 4 important pieces of the team to which everything else is built around & the 4 "discs" that sustain the whole side.

For FC Barcelona the 4 main players that make up their "spinal column" are Valdes, Pique, Xavi & David Villa. While Real Madrid has Casillas, Pepe, Xabi & Higuain as the 4 main "discs" of their "column". Other teams also have their 4 players, for example At. Madrid De Gea, Dominguez, Raul Garcia & Diego Forlan.

Next time your watching your team figure out who are the 4 main players that sustain & "hold up" your team.

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