Spanish League Preview, Week 18

With Barça closing this weekend’s fixtures late on Sunday evening, Real Madrid and Valencia both have the chance to keep up the pressure on Guardiola’s team when they play on Saturday – Madrid in Mallorca and Valencia at home to Real Sociedad There are also key games between seventh and eighth placed Seville and Espanyol, […] Continue reading →

FC Barcelona-Betis: Three vital points (4-2)

Barça beat Betis 4-2 at the Camp Nou tonight after the Seville team had fought back from 2-0 down in the second half. Xavi, Messi (2) and Alexis were on target for Barça Betis’ two goals were the first the team have conceded at home in the league this season. In a hard fought game, […] Continue reading →

Spanish League Round Up Week 17

Most of the teams in the top half of the table only managed to draw this weekend, with the exceptions of Madrid, who won, and Seville, who lost There were draws for all but two of the top nine in La Liga this weekend, with Madrid the only winners and Seville the losers at Rayo. […] Continue reading →

Woodwork keeps Barça out (1-1)

 Espanyol and Barça shared the points in the season’s first Catalan derby after Guardiola’s team hit the woodwork on three occasions. Cesc opened the scoring within the first quarter of an hour and Alvaro hit a late equaliser. Sometimes it just seems like the ball just doesn’t want to go in and tonight was one […] Continue reading →

Cesc, the header specialist

The midfielder managed to score in his derby debut against Espanyol, he’s La Liga’s leading goal scorer from headers, tied with Aguirretxe, both with four Fabregas has scored 7 goals in his last 6 games, he has a total of 14 this season and he’s the second highest Barça goal scorer after Leo Messi After […] Continue reading →

Xavi and Messi praise the collective effort

Barça’s two 2011 Ballon D’Or finalists both stressed the importance of the collective for achieving individual success. Xavi claims Messi” will become the best player the game has ever seen” Messi believes Xavi has been “fundamental” in allowing him to show his own abilities   Xavi guarantees that the team will fight till the end […] Continue reading →

It’s been another unforgettable year on planet football, with Japan, Barcelona, Uruguay and Manchester United just a few of the biggest winners. As 2011 draws to a close, FIFA.com looks at the stats behind some of year’s most eye-catching events. 98943 spectators watched hosts Mexico beat Uruguay 2-0 in July’s FIFA U-17 World Cup final […] Continue reading →

Light training session for Messi after arriving in Barcelona

 The Argentinian playmaker, who arrived in Barcelona this afternoon, completed his first training session of the year at the Ciutat Esportiva Sant Joan Despí It was a few minutes past 5:00 pm when Leo Messi’s plane touched down at El Prat Airport. Once out of the terminal, Messi went directly to the Ciutat Esportiva Sant […] Continue reading →