Xavi Hernández insulted me says Javi Martínez

Xavi Hernández insulted fellow compatriot Javi Martínez at last week’s semi final first leg of the Champions League at the Allianz Arena. Javi Martínez explained that it was a heat of the moment thing and that on the pitch there are no friends. Both players enjoy a good relationship but that’s left in the dressing room till after the game. Read more about Javi Martínez

Tito Vilanova in dilema over Javier Mascherano

Barca coach Tito Vilanova is in a real dilema over Argentine defender Javier Mascherano. If the doctors decide to give him the nod, Vilanova will almost certainly use him given the state of the Barca defense of late. Javier Mascherano has been out of action for a whole month and one wonders whether it would be wise to use him against Bayern Munich. Should Javier Mascherano play?

Fans think Messi should not have played against Bayern

FC Barcelona’s fans think that Leo Messi should not have been on the pitch at the Allianz Arena in Munich last night. Barca lost by four goals to nil and the fans think the Argentine should have been dropped as he didn’t seem right. He covered very little territory, almost 4.5 km less than Xavi Hernandez managed. Read more about if Messi should have played or not

Barca falls apart at the Allianz Arena

Barcelona made their life difficult last night regarding a ticket to the final of the Champions League at Wembley. The Catalan team lost by four goals to nil at the Allianz Arena against German champions Bayern Munich to make it very hard on themselves for next week’s return leg at the Camp Nou in Barcelona. Read more about the game here

Counting on best player in world is critical says Xavi Hernandez

Being able to count on the best player in the world is critical says Xavi Hernandez. Xavi was speaking at a press conference hours before Barcelona’s semi final tie against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich. Xavi says that Barcelona need to impose their particular style of play at the Allianz Arena and that it will be a key factor. More about Xavi Hernandez

Hungarian Viktor Kassai to ref Bayern Munich vs Barca clash

UEFA has named Hungarian Viktor Kassai to run the first leg of the Champions League semifinals to be played between Bayern Munich and Barcelona at the Allianz Arena in Munich next Tuesday. This appears to be good news for Barca as the Hungarian has crossed paths with Barca on two occasions and the Catalans have won both games.Read more on Viktor Kassai

Leo Messi now training fully with rest of squad

Great news for Barca fans is that Lionel Messi is now training fully with the rest of the squad. Messi hopes to be at 100% for the first leg of their semi final against Bayern Munich in the fabulous Allianz Arena. Messi trained yesterday and today, Friday, and will also train before the Levante match tomorrow. Who knows, Jordi Roura may even give him some minutes in preparation of the Bayern game. Read more about Messi

Carles Puyol aims to play in Munich

Barca captain Carles Puyol is aiming to be fit for next Tuesday’s crunch game against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich. If Puyol doesn’t make it for the first leg, he will most certainly be fit for the second leg at the Camp Nou. The cptain will be a welcome addition if he does play as Vilanova will be missing both Mascherano and Adriano. Read more about Carles Puyol