Archives for May 2013

Carles Puyol: “I thought about quitting football, but not going to AC Milan”

Barca captain Carles Puyol was speaking earlier at a news conference about his season plagued with injuries. The defender said that he had seriously thought about giving up the game he loves but not going to AC Milan as some sources suggested. Puyol says that the only thing on his mind at the moment is Barcelona. More on Carles Puyol

Tearful farewell from Barca’s Eric Abidal

It was an emotional goodbye from Barcelona defender Eric Abidal yesterday. Eric said his goodbyes at a press conference with Barca president Sandro Rosell at his side. The player was tearful and aims to play on. Barca had offered him a new post of technical director overseeing the club’s overseas academies but the Frenchman preferred to look for another club. More on Eric Abidal’s farewell

Barcelona wins seventh Copa de Catalunya beating Espanyol

Barcelona won the Copa de Catalunya for the seventh time last night after beating Espanyol on penalties by 4 goals to 2. The match, which was played at the Camp d’Esports de Lleida, finished 1 goal apiece thanks to a very late Cesc Fabregás goal in the 89th minute to draw the game. Xavi then missed his penalty and it was Villa who scored the winner. More on the Copa de Catalunya

Uli Hoeness revealed Guardiola wanted Neymar for Bayern

Uli Hoeness has revealed that Pep Guardiola wanted Neymar for Bayern Munich. The Bayern Munich president was speaking at an event organised by a computer distributor and his words were filtered by some attendees. Bayern said ‘No’ to Guardiola and then went on to sign Mario Götze from Borussia Dortmund. More on Hoeness here

Neymar to wear number 11 or number 7 shirt

Brazilian signing Neymar looks set to wear either the number 7 shirt or the number 11 for Barca. At the moment those two numbers are currently occupied by David Villa and Thiago Alcántara who could be leaving this summer. Villa has been tempted by Tottenham and Thiago, who has also had a disappointing season, could be playing for Manchester United. More on Neymar’s shirt number

Neymar to be presented to fans on June 3rd

21 year old Brazilian superstar Neymar is to be presented to the fans at the Camp Nou on Monday 3rd June. The player will be playing for Brazil in an international friendly the day before but Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has scheduled a day off for the side which Neymar will use to travel to Barcelona for a medical and his presentation to the fans. More on Neymar’s presentation

Barcelona finally lands Brazilian hot property Neymar

It’s been a long wait but totally worth it to many Barcelona fans the world over. South America’s hottest property,Neymar will sign for Barcelona on a five-year deal. After many talks and discussions with Barca’s top brass in Brazil trying to negotiate the deal, the 21 year old finally said yes to the Catalan club. How much did Neymar cost Barcelona?

Arjen Robben gets his reward at last

Arjen Robben got his reward last night at London’s Wembley stadium after clinching a late winner to win the Champions League final for Bayern Munich. It was a great game in which Borussia Dortmund outplayed the winners in the first half. However, in the second half, Dortmund lost their formation and Bayern made them pay the price. More on the Champions League final