Messi pays price for win against Almeria

There have been a lot of doubts regarding Gerardo Martino’s Barcelona since his arrival. However, the Argentine coach can now put in his curriculum vitae the credit of Barca’s best start to the season ever. Messi paved the way to the new record before retiring injured. Xavi came on for Messi and his presence was enough to tame an indomitable Almería. Continue reading

Messi: “when I was on the stretcher I was thinking the worst”

Argentine astro Leo Messi spoke out for the first time today about the knee injury he picked up last night against Benfica in the Champions League. He said that while he was on the stretcher he was thinking the worst. Fortunately for both Messi and his club the injury wasn’t as serious as expected and could play against Betis on Sunday.

Barca and Benfica draw leaves Portuguese out of Champions League

After a goalless draw last night at the Nou Camp, Benfica go crashing out of the Champions League as Celtic won their match against Spartak by 2 goals to 1. It was a tough game and Tito fielded an experimental side to face the Lisbon team. Most of the regular 11 were rested and Messi had to be stretchered off for a knee injury although not serious.