If someone told you that for a relatively small buy-in, you could own part of a European soccer club with Champions League aspirations, you’d be all ears, right?
Well, U.S. soccer fans need wait no longer, for that is now a reality thanks to FC Pinzgau Saalfelden, an Austrian third-tier club based in the shadow of the Alps and managed by Christian Ziege, a former German international and Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Middlesbrough star. Continue reading →
Unless Barcelona suffer a spate of injuries in the centre of defence over the next couple of games, it’s hard to see where Samuel Umtiti gets a look in after his horrific performance against Celta Vigo on Saturday.
The Frenchman was once an undisputed starter for the Catalans but hasn’t been the same since sustaining a knee injury which he decided to treat holistically rather than allowing Barca’s club doctors to sort the problem out. Continue reading →
The news that Arthur Melo is likely to be swapping the Camp Nou for Juventus stadium at the end of the 2019/20 campaign appears to be a real head scratcher on the face of it.
The player can’t be blamed because his stance has always been the same. Many times he’s expressed a desire to stay at Barcelona, and the only reason he could’ve reversed it is because the club have made it clear he’s for sale.
So, you have to ask what’s changed, given he was once touted as the ‘new Xavi.’ Continue reading →
Two games, two wins and no goals conceded. The restarted La Liga has gone as well as it could have for Barcelona, but one of their stiffest tests awaits them this Friday night.
Although recent results at Sevilla’s Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan have been favourable to the Catalans, it nonetheless remains one of the more difficult away trips.
If the Blaugranes are able to successfully negotiate that hurdle, with Real Madrid potentially dropping points against Valencia or Real Sociedad either side of Barca’s fixture, it will go some way to determining the destination of the league trophy Continue reading →
La Liga kicked off again on Thursday evening with the Sevilla derby, followed by two games on Friday, all of which were notable for the armchair viewer having computerised graphics in place of supporters in the stands as well as piped in noise for a more realistic effect.
It certainly makes the action eminently more watchable, and on Saturday night Mallorca and Barcelona will be the next to get the ‘virtual’ treatment. Continue reading →