Barcelona’s Defensive Injury Woes Take Another Turn For The Worse

Heading into Saturday’s El Clasico on the wrong side of a six-point gap in La Liga is a less than ideal situation for Barcelona, but the mounting injuries among their defensive back line make the task at hand that much more difficult.

Real Madrid lead the Spanish league with 36 goals scored, and Barcelona’s defensive record of 14 goals conceded puts them behind the likes of Real, Atletico, Villareal and even with Real Sociedad. 

Celtic's Defense Has Them Rolling In Scotland

Celtic may have had a roller-coaster week, what with their being eliminated from European competition with a loss to Barcelona mid-week before coming back to defeat Aberdeen 3-0 in the League Cup final on Sunday.

Apparently Crawley Town's Defense Can Bend Space-Time

We need Stephen Hawking to explain how Crawlry Town's defense kept the ball from going into the net on this play against Accrington Stanley.

MSN Left Dizzy After Being Destroyed By Barca Teammates In The Rondo

Sir Alex Ferguson famously quipped before the 2009 Champions League Final that Barcelona "get you on that carousel and they make you dizzy with their passing.” The rhythm and tempo of their passing makes opponents feel as though they’re chasing ghosts around the pitch.

Look How Hyped This Dude Is About His Goal-Line Clearance

Defenders don't normally get that hyped about stuff. The occasional goal, sure, but when it comes to defense defenders tend to perpetuate that strong, silent-type stereotype. Making a good defensive play, getting into position for the next play and not smiling or showing any emotion at all seems to be the copnvention.

And then we have Australian left back Aziz Behich, who made a pretty good defensive play for Turkish club Bursaspor and then lost his mind.

The Man Who Assisted Messi More Than Anyone Else Is Reportedly Leaving FC Barcelona

UPDATE: Alves' transfer to Juventus is official:

Study Says Dejan Lovren Is The Best Center Back In The Premier League

A study from the CIES Football Observatory quantifying performance of players has named Liverpool center back Dejan Lovren as the best center back in the EPL. Other results include Cesc Fabregas as best defensive midfielder.