In a league game away at Levante, in a match Barcelona would win 4-0, Dani Alves was replaced in the first-half by Martin Montoya and, for the first time in their history, the club had eleven home grown players on the pitch at the same time.September 18, 2019
Barcelona’s modern success has been achieved via a unique native style. The primacy of attacking, possession-based football remains the club’s hallmark and their most distinguishable characteristic.
Barcelona have also become synonymous with academy production, developing players not just fit for first team use, but who are also bred to perpetuate that on-field identity.
La Masia, the club’s youth academy, lies at its heart.