Martin Montoya, the young Barca right back could be on his way out this summer; if reports emerging from Barcelona has to be believed. Yesterday MundoDeportivo broke the story of the contract renewal talks braking down completely. If the latest rumours are to be believed, then Liverpool is very much interested in the player and is even ready for a January summer purchase. Their MD Ian Ayre will reach Barcelona on Thursday to open talks on the possible transfer. If this is true then we will be losing yet another young talent. The worst part is that we have identified him as the future of Barca defense but still couldn't hold on to him.
Nov 29, 2013
Nov 27, 2013
An awful Barca went down to Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena courtesy of two first half goals from a young Ajax team. The defending at display by Barca players were shambolic and that led to the two goals. Just have a look at what transpired.
Nov 25, 2013
- Lionel Messi Presents his Golden Shoe to Camp Nou
Lionel Messi last night presented the Golden Show which he won for being the leading goalscorer in Europe to the Camp Nou faithfuls. To make the moment more wonderful, the team obliged with a near perfect 4-0 drubbing of Granada.
- Lionel Messi looks to stay at Barca for eternity
In an interview given to De Telegraaf, Lionel Messi reiterated his wish to continue at Barca and possibly retire here.
Nov 22, 2013
"Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action. - Ian Fleming"
This has to be more than coincidence. I mean how can it happen again? Are we seeing a repeat of Barca's injury crisis imploding? "Imploding" is the right word as any aggravation from this moment could take us with it. May be I am just being a normal Cule - the one who start to panic at the mere mention of the word injury. What troubles me most is the amount of muscle injury our players are picking up this season. May be we are all simply seeing too much into these. In the end as Lionel said it could be all down to bad luck. Then it doesn't hurt anyone to analyse whether there are any more reasons.
Nov 20, 2013
FC Barcelona is set to miss out on the service of Victor Valdes for a period of three to six weeks after picking up a calf injury in last night friendly. Valdes, who is easily Barca's best player on the pitch since the start of the season tore his calf muscle after starting the second half against South Africa. The game ended with a surprising defeat for the defending world champions. With Valdes missing our porous defense could be tested really badly in the coming weeks.
Nov 19, 2013
Dimitar Berbatov looks to have entered into Barca manager's back up plan for finding cover for Messi. Lionel Messi could make a comeback in late January, but Martino does not want to rush his star player back. Instead it is reported that he is looking to sign a center forward in the Winter transfer window. One should remember that Martino since the time he has joined the club has always voiced the idea of signing a center forward. There were many linked but it looks like the Argentinian manager is keen on Berbatov due to his experience, link up play, availability in Champions League and also above all his price. He is expected to come cheap considering the alternatives.
Nov 18, 2013
Lionel Messi is already known for him amazing dribbling runs. After Diego Maradona, he could be the one who mesmerises people whenever he dances past defenders as if they were not there.
Nov 13, 2013
So it's all add up to this. There will be a football match in some sort of simulated space like environment and our own Lionel Messi will lead the team. To those who are absolutely clueless about what I am talking! Here is the answer. You remember the strangely dressed(alien like dressed) guys seen in Chelsea, Bayern matches. And you also might have seen Franz Beckenbauer's video explaining the threat posed to the Earth by Aliens. It was clear from the start that it was a brilliant marketing ploy by some company, now it's becoming clear who was the perpetrator. It Samsung and the marketing extravaganza is for their highly successful Galaxy series of products. Now what all we know - there will be a football match! Our team will be led by Lionel Messi! The rest of the players will be announced later. It's seriously getting exciting. Only one question - Since Messi is leading the charge against Aliens, who will Real Madrid support?
Nov 12, 2013
Lionel Messi has been integral to all things Barca for the past few seasons. At times he has carried us all alone especially last season. The image of a semi-fit Messi coming off the bench and creating the goal which got us past PSG in last season's Champions League is etched in everyone's memory. At times we have been accused of being overly reliable on him(not our fault, he is just that brilliant). Hence losing him at this juncture and that too for almost two months would come as a shocker for many. So for all those who have become paranoid about the prospect of not seeing Messi in action for sometime, I have this to say - RELAX! This could be the best thing that could have happened to Messi and Barca. Why? The reasons follows:
Lionel Messi's injury has been confirmed and like all fans feared it will result in a bit lengthy lay-off. The club medical staff has confirmed that Messi will be out for six to eight weeks due to a torn hamstring muscle in his left thigh. This is the third injury he has picked up this season and should end all his hope of retaining the Balon d'Or this season. The two earlier injuries suffered on his right leg and now it's the left leg which is in trouble. You can find a video of Messi with fans following the injury.
Nov 11, 2013
High Definition full highlights from last night La Liga encounter between FC Barcelona and Real betis.
FC Barcelona continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 4-1 victory against Real Betis. The match came with it's own injury crisis with Messi picking up yet another injury, this time on the left leg. This yet another injury in a season which has been marred with continous breaks. Cesc Fabregas scored twice and One Goal each from Neymar and Pedro gave us a comfortable win.
Nov 9, 2013
Nov 7, 2013
Two goals from Lionel Messi and one from Sergio Busquets gave Barca a comfortable victory against the Italian Giants AC Milan. Pique's own goal, created by Kaak gave Milan some consolation from the trip to Camp Nou. With this victory Barca has sealed their place in the next round of UEFA Champions Legaue 2013-14.
Nov 6, 2013
"Genius, is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one. - Ezra Pound"
When FC Barcelona step out tonight to face AC Milan at the Camp Nou, there will be more attention spread on Lionel Messi's individual performance than team's. That's the price Lionel Messi had to pay for being a Genius in an ordinary World. By his own standards Lionel Messi is going through a crisis of enormous proportion (so says the Press). It's been three match since Lionel Messi has officially found the back of net, something of a rarity nowadays. Barca coach has officially declared that he is getting tired of answering questions regarding Messi's form; so everyone expect a big answer from the little Argentinian tonight. Is Lionel Messi playing poorly? That's a question no one is ready to answer in this whole drama going on.
Nov 2, 2013
Without any doubt Neymar was the best Barca player on the pitch. Every move which mattered went through him and it was no surprise to see him open up the tough Espanyol defense.
Full Highlights Video from Yesternight's Catalan derby between FC Barcelona and Espanyol. A sole Alexis Sanchez goal created by Neymar gave Barca the three points. With this victory Barca continue their undefeated start to the season.