Archives for November 2012

Messi, Ronaldo or Iniesta: Who should win FIFA Ballon d’Or?

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andrés Iniesta are the three outstanding players nominated for the coveted FIFA Ballon D’Or award on January 7th 2013. All three have contributed massively to football at both club and international level. Will Messi walk away with a fourth award or will Iniesta or Ronaldo have the final say in the new year?

Super David Villa double sends Alaves packing

A David Villa brace of goals last night at the Nou Camp sent humble Alavés crashing out of the Copa del Rey. Barca won by 3 goals to one with goals from Adriano and striker David Villa. Minnows Alaves put up a great fight at the Nou Camp and go out of the competition with their heads held high.

Tito Vilanova: “If Messi were thinking about breaking records he would have asked me to play”

The Barca coach believes Leo Messi is not just thinking about beating the goal record of the legendary Gerd Muller. Tito Vilanova has not called up the little Argentine for the second leg of the Cup against Alavés. Despite Barca winning the first-leg 0-3, Vilanova does not consider that the tie has been resolved.

Atletico Madrid are Barca’s great rivals this year

Barcelona FC believe that its main rivals to challenge for this year’s league title is Atletico Madrid and not Real Madrid. With Atletico Madrid just 3 points behind Barca, they have emerged as serious contenders for this year’s league shoot out. Atletico meet Real Madrid next and the Barca players would like a draw so both teams leave points on the table.

Brazil denies interest in Guardiola

José María Marín of the Brazilian Football Confederation has made a statement saying that it is highly unlikely Brazil would look to foreign shores for a new coach. He also stated that Brazil has won five World Cups – all with Brazilian managers.

Barca brushes Levante aside with 4 goals

An awesome Leo Messi coupled by a superb Andrés Iniesta guided Barcelona FC to a 4 nil goal fest in Valencia last night against Levante. Barcelona are now 11 points clear of Real Madrid in the fight for the league title.

Pep Guardiola would wait for Man Utd job

Sources say that ex Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola would like the job at Manchester United when Sir Alex Ferguson finally retires. Fergie could retire next season but Guardiola would be prepared to extend his sabbatical in case the Man Utd boss decides to stay another year.

Barcelona’s wing-backs are just the tops

FC Barcelona’s wing-backs in the form of Dani Alves, Jordi Alba and Adriano are writing Tito Vilanova’s team into the history books with their prolific scoring. Between them they have managed to score seven goals in just eighteen games making the current team the most successful in the Catalan club’s current history.