Archives for September 2013

Messi pays price for win against Almeria

There have been a lot of doubts regarding Gerardo Martino’s Barcelona since his arrival. However, the Argentine coach can now put in his curriculum vitae the credit of Barca’s best start to the season ever. Messi paved the way to the new record before retiring injured. Xavi came on for Messi and his presence was enough to tame an indomitable Almería. Continue reading

Carles Puyol ready to join first team again

Carles Puyol joined up with the debut of Tito Vilanova’s son Adrià for a training session for the first team and all indications point to the readiness of the Barca captain. Puyol was happy with his progress and used social networking site Twitter to voice his feelings by saying that it was “one more step” and that he “was very happy to return to play”. Continue reading

Pique and Arbeloa go head to head on Twitter

It seemed to everyone that the stand-offs between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona were a thing of the past, especially after the departure of ex Madrid coach Jose Mourinho to Chelsea.

It’s not so and the conflict between the two giants has reared it’s ugly head on social networking site Twitter. Pique used the site to send a message about Real Madrid’s win over Elche which was contested by Arbeloa.Continue reading

Messi quashes suggestions of being disrespectful to Martino

Argentine maestro Leo Messi has played down suggestions that he made a disrespectful gesture towards Tata Martino after being taken off in last night’s game against Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp.

Messi continued his excellent form last night by netting a goal in the win and taking his tally to 10 goals in all competitions this season.Continue reading

Barca thump Real Sociedad by 4 goals to 1

FC Barcelona thumped Real Sociedad last night at the Nou Camp by four goals to one in a thriller which saw both Messi and Neymar subbed with the Argentine looking less than happy with Martino’s decision. Barca also seem to have found their sought after central defender with a good performance and goal from Marc Bartra. Continue reading

What’s the matter with Andrés Iniesta

Barca’s Andres Iniesta is having a strange start to the season. He hasn’t yet made his mark on the current campaign. Considering his weight in the team, Andrés Iniesta is considered the most important player after Messi. But the player is still not at his best.Continue reading

5 straight wins for Barcelona

Gerardo Martino’s Barcelona is still undergoing a process of evaluation – not only by the fans, but by the whole team itself. Up till now FC Barcelona has met with the requirements of goals. A hat-trick from Pedro and another from Cesc Fabregas paved the way to a Barca victory against a seasoned Rayo Vallecano who managed to come away with a far more significant prize than Barca’s 4 nil win: they managed to enjoy more ball possession than the Catalan giants. Read the match report

The mirror effect between Messi and Ronaldo

They say competition and being in the same league makes them better.They are rivals but they need each other.

When one has a great performance the other responds in the same way. If Ronaldo scores three goals, Messi returns the favour and nets three goals, too. More on Messi and CR7