Monthly Archives: February 27, 2018

Matthaus: Lewandowski is Bayern’s Messi

Former Bayern Munich captain Lothar Matthaus hailed the importance of Robert Lewandowski at the Allianz Arena. Bayern Munich great Lothar Matthaus compared Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as he lauded the “exceptional” striker. Lewandowski, who has been linked with a move to Spanish and European champions Real Madrid after changing agents which only…read more

Chelsea & Barcelona set their sights on Inter Milan’s rising star

Rivals once again in this season’s Champions League and set to be rivals in this summer’s transfer market. According to reports in The Mirror, Chelsea and Barcelona will fight it out at the end of the season for Inter Milan youngster Yann Karamoh. The 19-year-old, who is currently on-loan at the Italian side from Caen,…read more

Salah has world’s best left foot? Don’t forget Messi – Klopp

Lionel Messi should be considered with Mohamed Salah when talking about the world’s best left-footers, Jurgen Klopp said. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is unfazed whether Mohamed Salah has the world’s best left foot, saying Lionel Messi should not be forgotten in that category. Salah has been in remarkable form in his first season at Liverpool,…read more

Iniesta and Messi broke Champions League record against Chelsea

As expected, Ernesto Valverde included both Andrés Iniesta and Lionel Messi in Barcelona’s starting XI against Chelsea last night. In doing so, he allowed the legendary Blaugrana duo to break a record set by two of their former teammates.   Indeed, as pointed out by online statistician MisterChip, the Spaniard and Argentine both made their…read more

Atletico Madrid will not stop in pursuit of Barcelona, promises Gameiro

Kevin Gameiro says Atletico Madrid will not stop in their pursuit of LaLiga leaders Barcelona after he inspired Diego Simeone’s men to a 2-0 home win against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Atletico struggled to break down a stubborn Athletic at the Wanda Metropolitano before Simeone turned to Gameiro as his second substitute, taking off Koke…read more

Iniesta relishing Stamford Bridge return

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta is excited for his return to Stamford Bridge, where he scored a famous goal nine years ago. The midfielder netted a last minute equaliser for the Blaugrana in the 2009 Champions League semi-final against Chelsea to seal a spot in that year’s final against Manchester United. “I become emotional every time…read more

Barcelona still have to sweat for La Liga title, warns Valverde

Atletico Madrid have trimmed the gap at the top of the Spanish league to seven points and the Barca coach know there are battles ahead for his side Ernesto Valverde warned Barcelona they will have to overcome plenty more dogged opponents like Getafe if they are to get their hands on the title in La…read more

Is Xavi the best midfielder of this era?

Xavi was a part of the sextuple winning squad of FC Barcelona, and is easily one of the best midfielders of this era When I started supporting Barcelona, one of the reasons for my love for the club was our unreal midfield and the joy it gave me when I saw Xavi play, which cannot…read more

Pique fit to start for Barcelona against Valencia

Despite concerns about a knee problem, Gerard Pique has been named in Barcelona’s starting XI to face Valencia. Gerard Pique has been passed fit to start for Barcelona in their Copa del Rey semi-final second leg against Valencia. The centre-back hurt his knee versus Espanyol on Sunday and there were doubts about whether he would…read more

Luis Enrique ‘a step away’ from Chelsea

Chelsea are set to dismiss boss Antonio Conte and replace him with former Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique on Tuesday, say reports in Spain. Enrique, who has also previously managed both Celta Vigo and Roma, is said to be the London club’s desired managerial replacement with Diario Sport reporting the position will become vacant imminently. Conte’s…read more