Archives for April 2013

Xavi Hernández insulted me says Javi Martínez

Xavi Hernández insulted fellow compatriot Javi Martínez at last week’s semi final first leg of the Champions League at the Allianz Arena. Javi Martínez explained that it was a heat of the moment thing and that on the pitch there are no friends. Both players enjoy a good relationship but that’s left in the dressing room till after the game. Read more about Javi Martínez

Tito Vilanova in dilema over Javier Mascherano

Barca coach Tito Vilanova is in a real dilema over Argentine defender Javier Mascherano. If the doctors decide to give him the nod, Vilanova will almost certainly use him given the state of the Barca defense of late. Javier Mascherano has been out of action for a whole month and one wonders whether it would be wise to use him against Bayern Munich. Should Javier Mascherano play?

Ander Herrera makes Barca wait for title

Athletic Bilbao were up for the challenge and got on the scoreboard before Barcelona on Saturday at the Cathedral in Bilbao. The game ended up in a 2-2 draw which means that Barcelona have to put their La Liga celebrations on ice for another week courtesy of Ander Herrera who scored in the dying seconds of the game. Read more about Athletic Bilbao vs FC Barcelona

Robert Lewandowski to leave Dortmund in summer says agent

Polish hitman Robert Lewandowski is set to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer says the stars agent Maik Barthel. The news comes two days after 20 year-old Mario Götze announced that he was leaving the team to join bitter rivals Bayern Munich. According to Bild, Bayern Munich are set to table an offer of 25M Euros.Read more about Robert Lewandowski

Madrid sympathise with Barca and take a 4-1 hit at Dortmund

Real Madrid suffered the same fate as FC Barcelona last night at the hands of another well-oiled piece of German machinery. This time it was Borussia Dortmund who did the damage and left their mark on Jose Mourinho’s team. Polish striker Robert Lewandowski was the hit man for Borussia dortmund scoring all four goals including a penalty. Read more about Real Madrid’s fate here

Fans think Messi should not have played against Bayern

FC Barcelona’s fans think that Leo Messi should not have been on the pitch at the Allianz Arena in Munich last night. Barca lost by four goals to nil and the fans think the Argentine should have been dropped as he didn’t seem right. He covered very little territory, almost 4.5 km less than Xavi Hernandez managed. Read more about if Messi should have played or not

Barca falls apart at the Allianz Arena

Barcelona made their life difficult last night regarding a ticket to the final of the Champions League at Wembley. The Catalan team lost by four goals to nil at the Allianz Arena against German champions Bayern Munich to make it very hard on themselves for next week’s return leg at the Camp Nou in Barcelona. Read more about the game here

Counting on best player in world is critical says Xavi Hernandez

Being able to count on the best player in the world is critical says Xavi Hernandez. Xavi was speaking at a press conference hours before Barcelona’s semi final tie against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich. Xavi says that Barcelona need to impose their particular style of play at the Allianz Arena and that it will be a key factor. More about Xavi Hernandez