Lionel Messi Pays Tribute To His Team-Mates

Lionel Messi has paid tribute to his Barcelona team-mates, saying they are the reason for his personal accolades. The Argentina international is considered a hot favourite to win the 2011 FIFA Ballon d’Or, having already won the prestigious award in 2009 and 2010.The 24-year-old is humble in the face of overwhelming praise, and has thanked the likes of Andres Iniesta and Xavi for getting him to where he is today….

November 23, 2011

Sir Alex Ferguson: We Must Stop Barcelona Trio

Following his team’s imperious dissection of Chelsea on Sunday, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson appeared to look forward to the Champions League final later this month with a degree of caution. ‘We have got three weeks to plan for the Barcelona game and we will need that,’ said Ferguson. Given the lesson the Spanish team handed United in beating them 2-0 in the Rome final of 2009, Ferguson is…

May 10, 2011

Barcelona 3 Arsenal 1; agg 4-3: full match report

BARCELONAARSENAL Tuesday, March 08 19:45 Champions League Camp Nou Messi (45+3, 71) Xavi (69) (HT 1-0) Busquets (OG) (53) For three minutes here Arsenal dared to dream. For three minutes after Sergio Busquets’ own goal, levelling Lionel Messi’s opener and restoring Arsenal’s aggregate lead, reverie danced through Arsenal minds. The dream then dissolved into the darkest nightmare. Controversy and calamity engulfed them after 56 minutes. For all the folly staining…

March 9, 2011

What is different this season at FC Barcelona?

When Barcelona started 2009/10 season, they were champions of Europe and Spain. They also had won the Copa del Rey. However, at the start of this season, they were only the Spanish champions. This season, it seems that Barcelona have taken another step back. They have scored 14 goals so far, compared to Real’s 22 and have a goal difference of 8 compared to Madrid’s 18. Barcelona are currently only…

October 28, 2010