FC Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano was talking to Argentine magazine El Grafico and spoke about fellow patriot and teammate Leo Messi.. Mascherano acknowledged that Messi knows what he’s been through this season regarding injuries and aims to pace himself in order to reach the 2014 World Cup in top form. More on Mascherano’s interview
With an exceptional goal from ex Blaugrana David Villa to put Atletico Madrid in the lead, it needed Neymar to come on in the 67th minute to make the scores even. Javier Mascherano said after the game that it was very equal and he was so right.
Simeone’s men matched Martino’s for pressure and the tie will now be decided at the Nou Camp next week. More on the Supercup draw
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?