Saturday, April 18, 2015

Video: CBS News' '60 Minutes' program profiles legendary Spanish team FC Barcelona

After the weekend's NFL action wrapped up, CBS' famed "'60 Minutes" news magazine show turned its eyes to the rest of the world's football.

Video: CBS News' '60 Minutes' program profiles legendary Spanish team FC Barcelona

Spain will be without Xavi Hernandez on Saturday night. (Siu Wu/AP Photo)
Spain will be without Xavi Hernandez on Saturday night. (Siu Wu/AP Photo)

After the weekend's NFL action wrapped up, CBS' famed "60 Minutes" news magazine show turned its eyes to the rest of the world's football.

Reporter Bob Simon and producer Michael Gavshon traveled to Barcelona recently to do a profile on the Spanish club that has firmly established itself as the world's best team.

The resulting story was very well done. While it certainly makes Barcelona look very good, it's hard to argue against the club having earned that stature. There's also an explanation of Barça's role in the Catalonian independence movement, which provides much-needed context to the club's symbolic power among its fans.

Here's the video from the TV show:

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CBS also did a few online-only pieces. The first focused on La Masia, Barcelona's famed youth academy:



Here's an interview with - well, I won't call him Barcelona's best player, because Lionel Messi wins that honor. But if you watch the team enough you know that Xavi Hernández might be Barcelona's most important player:



Lastly, former Barcelona goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta - one of the best in team history - talks about what it would be like if he had to face Messi in a game:

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