FIFA and France Football have selected the final three footballers who will fight for the 2012 FIFA Balon d'Or today. As expected, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo were nominated to be the three finalist for 2012 FIFA Balon d'Or. This was the same line-up who fought for UEFA Player of the Year. That time Andres Iniesta was selected the winner ahead of Messi and Ronaldo. But this one every one expects to be a choice between Messi and Ronald, but Iniesta still could spring up a surprise, that will be totally deserved.
Nov 29, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
- Barca scored four goals against Levante
- Iniesta scored one and assisted all three other goals of the night.
FC Barcelona kept their three point lead on top of the league with a brilliant 4-0 victory against Levante. The three point lead is brilliant but many Barca fans had another statistics in their mind - 11 points. That is the difference between Barca and Real madrid on the La Liga table right now. The match was all about Iniesta, who scored one and assited all other goals. Everyone knew that this one would be a very difficult task from the moment we looked at the fixtures. With Real Madrid losing yersternight it became more crucial. Even though Real Madrid lost, Atletico won and were equal to us in points at the start of the match. David Villa was ruled out of this encounter due to an injury. Vilanova went with the line-up of Valdes, Alves, Pique, Puyol, Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Cesc, Pedro, Messi and Iniesta. The bench had Pinto, Montoya, Mascherano, Adriano, Song, Thiago and Tello.
Nov 21, 2012
- FC Barcelona secures Champions League Knock-out Qualification with thumping win.
- Lionel Messi scored twice to take tally to 80 Goals in 2012.
FC Barcelona secured qualification to UEFA Champions League Knock-out stage with a 3-0 victory against Spartak Moscow. Dani Alves opened the scoring, followed by Messi scoring two secured a very good win and overall a very brilliant performance on the artificial pitch in Moscow. The happiest person tonight in the cold would be Valdes, who finally got a chance to secure a clean sheet. Lionel Messi with his two goals sits now with 80 strikes in the 2012 calendar year, just five short of Gerd Muller's record. This was one of the best performances by the team especially considering the conditions was very difficult for the team.Vilanova went in with Valdes, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Cesc, Iniesta, Pedro and Messi in the starting line-up. Pinto, Montoya, Puyol, Song, Dos Santos, Villa and Deulofeu started from the bench.