Now that Real Madrid’s younger players are performing oh so beautifully, there were questions being asked about Barcelona’s La Masia academy of late.
Barcelona’s famous academy called La Masia has been one of the world’s best and most promising breeding grounds for young football players. The likes of Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernandez, Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi were all based out of La Masia in their younger years and made way into the senior teams later on.
Among those who have gone out, Cesc Fabregas, Pedro and Thiago Alcantara are some of the most prominent names. However, in the last few years, the La Masia academy has gone under the shadow of Real Madrid’s La Fabrica and the policies in the offices of the arch rivals, Real Madrid and Barcelona, have seemingly reversed.