Barcelona depends to a great extent by Leo Messi, although his absence began to be slowly replaced by Neymar, who has scored a hat-trick in the Champions League match against Celtic (final score 6-1 for the Catalans). However, in matches in which they don’t have on the field the Ballon d’Or holder, the Blaugrana grouping or lost, or has shown a lot of uncertainty.
The Catalans exults in hearing the latest news from Argentina. The team star recovered from physical point of view, wound was healed, and the next two weeks will be training at 100% capacity.
After the winter holidays, that he will spend in his hometown, Rosario, Leo Messi returns to Barcelona and will be introduced in the first 11 of the team coached by Gerardo Martino. Read more
Jose Maria del Nido was Sevilla president for 11 years and a half, and his term came to an end during the day on Monday when he announced his resignation.
Sevilla leader was sentenced to seven years in prison, so it will not be able to continue in this function at the Andalusian club.
Del Nido was found guilty for the offenses of embezzlement and breach of trust, and he did not want to leave the club before to hold a press conference.
Upon entering the room, he was received with applause from players and club officials, who’ve always regarded him as a good leader and they showed him complete trust. Read more
Brazil is one of the big favorites to win the World Cup in the tournament which will hold next summer.
If in the group stage it is assumed that will not have emotions, Brazil’s national team will have to fight in the knockout stage with one of the biggest forces of world football.
In group A, Brazil was distributed along with Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon, and it is hard to believe that it will not finish among the top two teams. Read more
Bayern Munich wants to keep all their stars to dominate following seasons both the Bundesliga, but the most important competitions in Europe.
Although he had a conflict with Josep Guardiola and will return to the pitch in about six weeks, Robben is back in excellent relations with Bayern’s bosses, who want to extend the understanding between the club and the Dutch midfielder.
Aged 29 years, Robben has a contract with Bayern until the summer of 2015, but Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has assured the Dutch footballer that do not have to worry about his future because the club Bayern Munich want him to stay for many years to come. Read more
Barcelona ended the undefeated the first 20 games of the season, but lately entered into a period where things do not work the same as a few years ago, when on the bench of the Catalans was Pep Guardiola.
The team presently coached by Argentinian tactician Geraldo Martino lost the last two games, with Ajax (1-2 in the Champions League) and Athletic Bilbao (0-1 in the Primera Division) and show that can not replace the multiple absences from the first 11.
One of the leaders of the Catalans, Gerard Pique, talked about the last two games lost by his team. Read more
UEFA president Michel Platini said Ballon d’Or winner’s choice this year is the hardest in the history of awarding the trophy, but said that the main favorite is Franck Ribery, who won everything it could be win last season with Bayern Munich.
“They are favorites Messi, Ronaldo and Ribery. First two are fantastic players, but Ribery won everything this year. Choosing this year’s Ballon d’Or is the hardest in the history of the trophy. During 2006, the trophy was won by Fabio Cannavaro who was the leader of Italy, world champion. In 2010 I would have liked to win a Spaniard, Iniesta or Xavi, who were world champions, but Messi was elected “Platini said in an interview with AS. Read more
The scourge of match fixing at sports betting seems more difficult to master. Thursday, Austrian police arrested Dominique Taboga, a player who until recently has played for Grodig, the team that is in the second echelon of Austria football.
According to prosecutors, about 15 matches from 2009 to 2011 are suspected to have been arranged. The 31-year-old player terminated early November his agreement with the club immediately after the allegations against him were first linked of arranging matches.
In an official statement, his former club admitted that the player tried to convince some of his colleagues to arrange some matches, but that they refused and Grodig did not take part in any match fixing. Read more
Wednesday, November 27, they scored 36 goals in the eight matches played in groups A, B, C and D of UEFA Champions League. For 16 years have not been scored so many goals, specifically on October 1, 1997, when there were scored no less than 44 goals, a record of the competition so far.
CSKA Moscow lost 1-3 against Bayern Munich, Manchester City won 4-2 the match with Viktoria Plzen and Leverkusen lost 0-5 at home against Manchester United (who achieved the highest score in their all-time European adventures). Read more
A 0-1 with Newcastle at home, followed by the 6-0 defeat against Manchester City, there were two results not agreed at all by Tottenham bosses. This after in October, West Ham defeated Spurs 3-0 also on White Hart Lane.
Gaps that do not belong to a team that has invested over 120 million euros in transfers this summer, and aimed a Champions League place at the end of the season, but is currently only in 9th place with 20 points . The most worrying is that the team scored only 9 goals in 12 rounds in the Premier League, and only Sunderland, team in last place in the rankings, has fewer goals scored. Read more
Alvaro Pereira (27 years) seems to have less chances to remain at Inter Milan’s after Walter Mazzarri’s coming on the bench of Inter Milan.
Without being a regular starter in the team led by Italian tactician, the Uruguay defender rated at 10 million euros could be involved in a complex business designed to bring Jackson Martinez in Serie A.
Looking for a world class striker, Inter is ready to pay 20 million euros for Colombian attacker Jackson Martinez who scored 10 goals this season in all competitions. In the transaction would be involved Pereira, who would return to FC Porto after two years in Italy. Read more