Archives for January 2015

Barcelona skate home while Real Madrid crash out to Atlético

Barcelona cruised home to a comfortable away win at Elche last night while Real Madrid crashed out to Atlético Madrid in a thrilling game where “El Niño” Fernando Torres got both goals. Barcelona now face Diego Simeone’s men in the quarter finals of La Copa. More here

Eric Abidal insists Leo Messi won’t screw the club over

Ex Barça player Eric Abidal insists Leo Messi won’t screw the club over and leave. Despite this turbulent season for the Catalans with sackings, FIFA bans and scandals, Abidal is confident the Argentine is in it for the long haul. Let’s hope he’s right. More on this story here

Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or but will he catch Messi?

Cristiano Ronaldo won his third Ballon d’Or trophy last night and let out a characteristic ‘whoop’ of delight as if he scored a goal. A the star studded event in Zurich, CR7 pipped Messi and Manuel Neuer to the post and walked away with a third trophy. The big question is; will the Real Madrid winger level the scores with the great Messi and carry off a fourth? More on this story

Messi not going anywhere as the Argentine clears up rumours

Lionel Messi is not going anywhere and that’s the end of it. The Argentine has had to come out and dispel the fears over his rumoured departure to the Premier League and spoke to Barça TV. Messi hit out at those out to unsettle the Catalan giants with rumours. More on this story

Barcelona crisis deepens as club sends out SOS message

As the crisis at Catalan giants Barcelona deepens and threatens the Nou Camp with complete meltdown, the club have sent out an SOS to Manchester City’s Ferrán Soriano and Txiki Begiristain in a bid to end their woes. the club could offer the pair a return to the Spanish League along with manager Manuel Pellegrini. More on this

Could Chelsea snatch Lionel Messi from Barcelona?

Could Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea snatch Lionel Messi from Barcelona? According to reports today in Spain, that could be a possibility as the Barça board struggle to get the club’s crisis in check. Ex Barcelona player Andrea Orlandi says that Messi and Enrique’s relationship is getting worse. should we worry? Read more

FC Barcelona set to face Elche three times in January

FC Barcelona are to come face to face with Elche no less than three times this month. The Catalans meet the team from Andalusia twice in La Copa del Rey and once in the Spanish League. The first match takes place on Thursday at the Nou Camp where Barça meet Elche in the last 16 of the draw. more on this story

Zubizarreta sacked, Puyol quits and Messi unhappy with Luis Enrique

After Monday’s boardroom bloodbath, Barcelona may be going into total meltdown with Messi unhappy with luis Enrique. President Bartomeu sacked Zubizarreta and Puyol immediately stepped down as assistant to the sporting director. More on this story