The Portuguese coach said in a recent interview with the Spanish press that would be very happy if it reaches a point in career to coach Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Andre Villas-Boas was one of Jose Mourinho’s assistants, the young coach having a lot to learn from ‘The Special One’. After getting schooled under the wing of the Portuguese tactician, who is now considered by many the best in the world, Villas-Boas took the job on his own and trained Academica and FC Porto.
Performances achieved with these two teams have created a resume that recommended him in the Premier League, his first English team being Chelsea. He didn’t manage too much with the group from the Stamford Bridge, and was sacked. Read more
Before tonight’s clash with the Premier League grouping, Gerardo Martino says Manchester City is one of the strongest teams in the world at the moment.
The two teams will meet tonight in the first round of the UEFA Champions League knockout phase, at the Etihad Stadium. It’s hard to predict a favorite in this duel, but Barcelona seems to have a slight advantage to the Sky Blues.
However, Argentinian the tactician of the Catalan group is aware of the offensive force of the team led by Manuel Pellegrini, which he admires. Read more
Brazilian Neymar came back with goal for Barcelona in the game won by the Catalans 6-0 against Rayo Vallecano in the 24th round of the Primera Division.
Barcelona has warmed up for the Champions League clash with Manchester City, which will take place on Tuesday, February 18. The Catalans scored by Adriano, Alexis Sanchez, Pedro and Lionel Messi twice, but Neymar has also put his name on the scorers shet, scoring for 6-0 in the 89th minute of the match. Read more
Barcelona lost the first time after nearly two years at Camp Nou in the Primera Division, but the Catalans are not worried about super match in the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League against Manchester City. They not consider favorites Manuel Pellegrini’s footballers.
“We know it is a very complicated and difficult rival, but both teams have a 50% chance of qualification to the next stage. We play well. Even if we lose Saturday, we believe in our possibilities. Despite defeat we are in a good moment, cross good shape.” Xavi said. Read more
At the next presence in Barcelona jersey, Xavi (33) will check the game with numer 700 for the Catalans, the only club who played in his entire football career.
The midfielder born in Terrassa told newspaper Mundo Deportivo that a few years ago was very close to sign with Bayern Munich. He also was heavily courted by AC Milan immediately after was promoted to the first team of the Catalans.
“I was twice close to leave Barcelona. First time in 1999 when AC Milan wanted me very much, they were willing to take my family there, just to get to them. A second missed moments to become a player of Bayern Munich,” said the Spanish midfielder. Read more