Archives for August 2012

Iniesta, Messi and Ronaldo, candidates for best player

Iniesta, Messi and Ronaldo have been chosen as candidates for the UEFA best player of the year award with Xavi just missing the cut coming in at number 5 on the short list. The award will be announced in Monaco as part of the draw for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

David Villa is back after 8 months out

David Villa made a comeback against Dynamo Bucharest in which the Blaugrana’s won 2 nil. This is welcome news for Tito Vilanova as the new season beckons and Barca meet Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup.

Iniesta: “We have the incentive to beat Madrid and win the league”

Barcelona playmaker Andrés Iniesta has come out and said that Barca have the incentive to beat their eternal rivals Real Madrid and that they’ll win the league again.

Abidal: “I hope to play at the Camp Nou before December”

French footballer Eric Abidal was in charge of getting the game under way against Paris Saint Germain in which Barca won on penalties after drawing 2-2. Abidal hopes to return to footballing duties by December if all goes to plan.

Barca ready to sign Song from Arsenal

Alex Song from Arsenal could make a move to FC Barcelona if the Catalan club don’t get Javi Martinez from Athletic Bilbao. Song would definitely add some depth to Barca’s midfield.

David Villa given the all clear but will not play yet

Blaugrana striker David Villa has been given the all-clear by medical staff but is not expected to return to first team duties until September. Marc Muniesa has also undergone surgery and will be out for six months.