Barcelona have been far ahead after the Champions League quarter-finals, and they are once again established unrivaled position. Messi’s Barcelona having already scored 43 goals in this year’s campaign, and sitting on top of European footbal, since Cristiano Ronaldo has received most of the plaudits in the last two seasons. If the Enrique’s men engage in Real Madrid in El Clásico, Lionel Messi will take on Barcelona’s tally, besides Neymar and Luis Suarez.
While many teams have attempted to ape their style, the closest you’ll get to playing like Barcelona is in FIFA 15, and, thanks to this team guide, you can replicate Barca’s brand of stylish football – certain to be on display in the big match – and dominate the very best opponents.
As mentioned in my Real Madrid FIFA guide, you should not feel constrained to just a single formation across the course of a game. Altering your tactics to counter your opponent’s strategy – or being forced into a change due to a red card – are both decisions you may have to make, but if you’re looking for a consistently lethal formation, 4-3-1-2 is best.
This setup, a variation of 4-4-2, allows you to make the most of the abundance of talent at your disposal, particularly in the striker department. Indeed, the front three of Neymar-Messi-Suarez is one of the most clinical attacking trios of all time, so it’s in your best interests to play them up front.
The form that Messi sits behind the potent duo in a free-roaming role which links the midfield and attack with devastating impact is allowed. But many player reduce the Suarez and Neymar’s capability and waste their finishing ability, since they give more preference to a 4-3-3 system. Besides, the blistering speed and excellent technical ability of Barcelona’s wing-backs means that you have no chance to struggle.