When your captain and talisman is steadfast in his resolve that this will be the year that the team is going to win the Champions League, the least that’s expected from every player is 100 percent concentration, commitment and effort in every game in the competition.
It’s a given at the top level, but since Lionel Messi uttered those words at the start of the campaign, the Argentinian has been the only one following his own advice in each European match that he’s been involved in. Continue reading →
Having patiently waited for an opportunity to become part of the first-team squad on a regular basis at Barcelona, Carles Alena finally appears ready to emerge from the shadows.
The 20-year-old is over his injury and playing consistently well, and the recent acknowledgment by the club that they won’t send him out on loan suggests that they have big plans for a player who is coveted by other teams.
Mauricio Pochettino was recently at a Barcelona B fixture, and the rumours, though unsubstantiated, were that he had come specifically to watch Alena. Continue reading →
Our game of the week looks at the blockbuster fixture at Estadi Ciutat de València that saw Levante put an end to Barcelona’s unbeaten streak in an enthralling 5-4 win that will be etched on the minds of both players and fans alike for some time to come.
A much changed Barcelona side came into the tie with a lethargy that suggested they believed this result to be a mere formality.
However, they were given an early shock when Boateng just managed to force a whipped cross into the goal off the underside of the bar to open proceedings in the ninth minute.
The 21-year-old Ghanaian then doubled the lead just after half an hour into the tie when he capitalised on a Continue reading →
La última jornada liguera ha dejado destellos de calidad de ciertos centrocampistas. Algunos futbolistas han desempeñado un papel destacado para ayudar a sus respectivos equipos a sumar puntos. Estos han sido los dueños del centro del campo en la Liga.
Álvaro Medrán El jugador madrileño del Alavés jugó un papel muy importante en la primera victoria del equipo vasco esta temporada. 3 puntos de oro para recargar la moral antes del parón de Selecciones y que, además, le pone el golaverage a favor ante un posible rival directo. Además de buen juego, Medrán anotó el segundo tanto. Continue reading →