Earlier last week brought confirmation of Gotze’s transfer to Bayern even before the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. Guardiola’s future lineup looks unstoppable at the moment, many anticipating a Bavarian global dominance, similar to the success of FC Barcelona in the last decade.
In these circumstances, all expect Real, Barcelona and the big teams from England to respond by moving keeping pace with Bayern. England press speculates a possible agreement between the Catalans and Arsenal regarding the the transfer of Jack Wilshere on Camp Nou. The midfielder would be, in fact, the subject of an exchange, which includes Cesc Fabregas. Yesterday, in Spain, there were information that the Spaniard who failed to find a place in Vilanova’s starting line-up will be put on the transfer list in the summer. Read more
The best passer in the UEFA Champions League had a nightmare last evening on Fussball Arena. Xavi admits that Bayern deserved the victory in the first round of the semifinals, and said he never suffered such humiliation since playing for Barcelona.
“They were superior. I am not ashamed to admit it. It’s the hardest result since I’m here. Basically, it is impossible to recover. But we’ll try. It’s just pride, that we have enough. They, physical, are much stronger. They took advantage of this difference and have scored.
“The first two of their goals came from corners. We attacked, we had clear opportunities to score, but they were able to seize of their Read more
Barcelona is ready for the clash against Bayern Munich from this evening. Catalans counting on Messi’s return and hope to get a result that give them chances of qualifying in the second leg in Spain.
Barcelona approach the game in Munich against Bayern full of confidence. The Blaugrana captain, Xavi, has only words of praise for the opponent from tonight. Bayern is already champion in Germany and wants to take revenge this season, after losing last year’s Champions League final against Chelsea.
Barcelona is likely to turn into the most important protagonist of the next transfer window. The Catalan club is obliged to transfer a goalkeeper to replace Victor Valdes if he decides to leave and will refuse again contract extension. At the same time they need to strengthen the defensive deparment. Another target of the Blaugrana club is linked by the image, and most likely will attempt to buy Neymar.
To fulfill these objectives, one of the club’s spokesman, Toni Freixa, announced that initial transfer amount is around 50 million euros. To this it will add any amount realized by the sale of players. Read more
The Brazilian Anderson, Manchester United’s current player, could be forced to leave Old Trafford to be called at the national football squad for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
In a similar situation is found and Thiago Alcantara (21), which is not satisfied with his status at Barcelona.
Manchester United has declared its interest in Thiago Alcantara’s services, while Barca has refused an offer of 15 million euros made by The Devils for the South-American player. Determined to become a regular in the Catalans’ starting XI, Alcantara remained at Camp Nou, but his father talks about a departure increasingly likely. Read more
The match against Atletico Madrid was the number 200 for the central defender Gerard Pique in Barcelona’s shirt.
It was auspicious, because the Blaugrana grouping won with the score of 4-1 and now is nine points distanced by the second place, their opponent from the Sunday’s evening.
The defender has sent arrows to Madrid, the place from which come all kinds of criticism of the man who breaks record after record at Barcelona, Lionel Messi. Real coach Jose Mourinho, pricked a little the Catalans, making reference to Messi’s injury in the match against Benfica: “Some out on a stretcher and are recovered in two days.” Read more
At the beginning of the week, new information about world football stars appear in worldwide media, and the names of Pep Guardiola, Mario Balotelli and Gerard Deulofeu are involved in discussions.
Guardiola to PSG. Pep Guardiola was seen in Qatar this weekend, visiting the capital Doha on Saturday. The French media writing that Ancelotti has already the days counted to PSG, due to the lack of results in the Ligue 1, and the former Catalan is the favorite to replace him, his philosophy being to please sheikhs of the Parc des Princes. A counterargument to Pep: the bad relationship he has with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the most important man in the Parisian’s project. Read more
Cristiano Ronaldo has not lost any of the 29 matches in witch scored in the Champions League before the match against Dortmund
Since the draw, the Group D of the Champions League was considered the most balanced from the competition. What else could be that the four teams who would fight for places which ensured qualification in the European spring were champions of England, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain? However, no one expected the group leader after three rounds to be Borussia Dortmund, and last place to be occupied by Manchester City, with minimal chances of qualification in the last 16. Read more
Barcelona remains committed to the principle of increasing players, instead of spending astronomical sums on transfers from other teams. Therefore, Catalans found their square Academy coveted striker, who seems to have missed the team lately, after separation from the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thierry Henry.
We’re talking about the Cameroon Jean Marie Dongou Tsafack, a very promising player who at 17 seems to be a big phenomenon of African football. Agile, precise in execution and with a fine header, Dongou is exactly the square-striker who can complement the three forwards of Barcelona, which is also includes Messi, Pedro and Alexis Sanchez.
Even though Fernando Llorente will become a free agent on June 30, and Radamel Falcao would agree a move at Camp Nou, Barcelona does not seem willing to do business next summer. And Negredo and Soldado do not tempt so much the president Sandro Rosell. Read more
Bojan Krkic feels too much pressure on his shoulders: “People expect too much from me, I have only 22 years”
In this summer Rossoneri were separated by many players, and brought in their exchange too few to be able to cover the gaps left by them. Among them is former Barcelona football player, who played one season in Serie A for AS Roma.
Currently AC Milan’s player, Bojan Krkic said he feels a big pressure coming from all, especially since he’s still very young. Although the world knows former Barcelona player for years, he recently made 22.
“Everyone, coaches and spectators, expect a lot from me. I have only 22 years old, and I still have enough chapters that can work. I want to improve my game every time, to learn as much, but I hope not to be the same pressure. “said Bojan. Read more