Archives for February 2015

Rexach: “Messi ate more pizza than he should have last year”

Carles Rexach has come out and said something quite bizarre regarding Messi’s eating habits last year. Rexach has revealed that Messi ate too many pizza’s last year maybe alluding to the drop in form of the Argentine. Anyway, Barça meet Granada today at 16:00 CET and Messi gets a chance to show Rexach that he’s off the pizza!

Premier League target to pen new deal today

Premier League target Sergio Busquets is to sign a new deal today at Barcelona’s offices which will keep him at the club until at least 2019. Both Manchester United and City have been keeping tabs on Busquets but have seen their efforts frustrated as the player vows to stay with the Catalans.

Kompany admits that City didn’t turn up in first half against Barça

Vincent Kompany admits that Manchester City didn’t turn up in first half against Barça in their first leg Champions League clash at the Etihad. He said the team as a whole went against everything Pellegrini told them to do. City now have to win 2-0 at the Nou Camp in order to progress to the next round.

City let off hook as Leo misses chance to punish them

Barça gave a masterclass to Manchester City last night at the Etihad stadium with a 2-1 win that sets up the second leg nicely for te Catalans at the Nou Camp. Luis Suárez netted two but Leo Messi failed to make it three by missing a penalty kick after Zabaleta brought him down. That gave City some breathing space for the return leg on 18th March.

Man City vs Barcelona – not as easy as you think

Tonight’s game against Manchester City at the Etihad will not be a walk over for Barcelona. Both teams will be up for glory and both teams will want to score a few goals to guarantee an easier passage for when the meet again at the Nou Camp.

Luis Enrique looks set to break Guardiola’s record

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique looks poised to break Pep Guardiola’s record of 11 consecutive wins at the club. The record has stood since the 2008/9 season and Barça’s win against Levante by 5 goals to nil made it 11 wins on the trot for Enrique’s men.

Bartomeu blames ex Barcelona president Sandro Rosell

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has blamed ex president Sandro Rosell for the scandal involving the signing of Brazilian forward Neymar.Bartomeu told Judge Pablo Ruz, who is dealing with the case, that he was not the one involved in signing contracts for Neymar.

Antoine Griezmann turned down Barcelona for Atlético

French star Antoine Griezmann turned down the opportunity of playing for Barcelona to go to Atlético Madrid. When you think about it, it hurts to say it, but the player made the right choice as the Catalans wanted him for their reserve team for a year before promoting him to first team action.