The Catalan giants are ready to receive Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League match next Wednesday. Barça are on a high after winning seven matches out of seven and after Sunday’s derby thrashing of Espanyol, Messi is the man to lead the charge. More on this story
You never know in football and what is said today is another thing tomorrow. In case that any deal with Paris Saint-Germain player Thiago Silva should fall through, there is a list of players that are on Barca’s hit list. We provide a profile and explain the qualities that Barca are looking for in each player. Read more about the hit list here
French club Paris Saint Germain insist on keeping hold of Thiago Silva. According to French newspaper Le Parisien, PSG’s owner Sheik Nasser Al-Khelaifi does not wish to sell the Brazilian central defender as he considers him one of the pillars of the club and a valuable asset. Read more about Thiago Silva
Barca will be just finishing up their last training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper before heading off to have lunch. This training session will be vital in order to know the condition of Leo Messi along with Pedro and Adriano. Then it’s off to the W Hotel in the city of Barcelona to come together and discuss final tactics with Tito Vilanova. Read more about Barca’s training session here
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
Some good news for Barcelona fans is that Argentine leo Messi’s injury is not as serious as first thought. The little striker grabbed a stunning first-half opener before he was subbed off with a hamstring problem at the break. Now the Catalan club insist he could recover in time for the Nou Camp clash next Wednesday against Paris Saint-Germain.
Barcelona are already in Paris for tonight’s showdown with French side Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final. It won’t be a walk in the park for the Catalan giants tonight and we have a quick look at five of the dangers that the French outfit posses ahead of the clash.
Xavi Hernandez is set to save himself and not play against Celta Vigo on Saturday in Barca’s La Liga game. The Barcelona midfielder played the full 90 minutes of the World Cup qualifier against France, in which Spain won by a goal to nil, suffered some discomfort in his hamstring – a problem that has been dragging on for some time.