Eric Abidal gave an interview to French TV channel on Sunday where he explained the worst moments of his illness. Speaking to TV channel TF1, he said that he asked the doctors to put him into a coma. Abidal is a symbol of everything the Catalan club stands for and made his first appearance against Mallorca a year after his liver transplant. Read more about Eric Abidal’s interview
It was left up to Barca’s youth academy boys to fire the Catalans to a 3 nil win over Zaragoza yesterday. Goals came from Thiago Alcántara and Christian Tello, who snatched a brace with a great performance to match. This season is closing and there’s only one winner to be engraved on the league cup this year. Read more about Barca’s victory at Zaragoza.
As reported by the Italian channel Sky Sport 24, Alexis Sanchez’s manager Fernando Felicevich, was in Turin, Italy yesterday to meet with the Sporting director of Italian giants Juventus, Fabio Paratici. Juventus are keen to sign Sanchez and there have been whispers in Italy of the team wanting him for around 20Million euros. Read more about Alexis Sánchez’s future here
In a few hours we will know who FC Barcelona will meet in the semi finals of the Champions League. Both sets of fans from the two Spanish sides have a clear idea of who they’d like to meet. While Real Madrid fans would relish the chance to meet Barca, the Catalan fans would prefer the German outfit Borussia Dortmund with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in second and third place respectively. Read more about the Champions League draw
Leo Messi came off the bench last night at the Nou Camp in order to inspire his team. Inspired they were and found the goal necessary via Pedro to take them into the semi finals of the Champions League. After a decent first half, Barca needed a leader to inspire them and that leader was Argentine maestro Leo Messi. Read more on how Messi turned the game around
According to Spanish sports daily El Mundo Deportivo, Wolfgang Stark has not been punished for his bad refereeing at the Paris Saint-Germain v Barcelona game last week. However, he will not be officiating any more Champions League matches this year as chairman Pierluigi Collina has already chosen an elite team to take care of the semis and the final. Read more about Wolfgang Stark
Leo Messi has to calculate the risk of playing against Paris Saint-Germain at the Nou Camp in the second leg of their quarter final decider in the Champions League. Recent sensations point to Messi running a risk if he does play as the player still has a sore hamstring. The doctors, the coaching staff and the player himself will make a joint decision before the crunch game on Wednesday evening. Read more about Messi’s injury
Alex Song gave a great performance at the Nou Camp on Saturday night and Jordi Roura reiterated the fact when he said that Alex had a “great game.” Song gave a solid performance that was only eclipsed by the 3 goals by Fabregás and the brace by Alexis although the player that stole the night had to be the comeback game of Eric Abidal. Read more about Alex Song’s performance