GREAT TRIUMPHS IN REAL MADRID’S HISTORY
(far right) JAIL FOR MESSI?
JUDICIAL WAR IN THE ‘MESSI CASE’
FISCAL: Decision to exonerate Leo after only 48 hours
HOUSE: The State Attorney asks for 22 months in jail
PLAYER: His defense claims contradiction between the two decisions
HE CONTINUES HIS RECUPERATION: Messi posted an image demonstrating tranquility on his social media accounts. He knows that in the worst case, he will not go to prison.
FIFA SCANDAL: THE ETHICS COMMITTEE ALSO SANCTIONS MICHEL PLATINI
The Borussia Dortmund crack wants to make the leap and is on the list of preferred signings for Barça
The multi-talented player is hungry for titles, is a friend of Ter Stegen and Madrid wanted him this summer
They ask for 22 and a half months in prison for Messi
‘Botemania’ will pay him 80 kilos for four years
Platini, like Blatter, suspended: The sanction will be for 90 days but UEFA won’t replace him as president
The Don is one step closer
It’s often said that every journey begins with a single step – the road to recovery is no different.
With the fan-base in mourning and the media’s Doomsday Clock ready to strike midnight, imagine who’s a sight for sore eyes?
Posting a photo of himself walking along the Carretera de les Aigües, replete with his trademark thumbs-up, Andrés Iniesta’s Twitter activity was a bit of relief for all. The Don let us know that “[a] week later, we keep moving forward. The countdown is on.”
With the midfielder stepping up his recovery, it won’t just be Iniesta who starts running. Watch out, La Liga.
totalBarça recently teamed up with The Secret Footballer, The Guardian’s man inside the game seeking to lift the lid on football one story at a time. Our very own Sameer Riyaz had a chance to sit down with an editor for The Secret Footballer and answer a few questions on the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. The interview is reproduced in it’s entirety below.
OPERATION “NEW LARSSON”
ROBERT LOOKS FOR A FORWARD FOR JANUARY
POSSIBLE CANDIDATES: KUYT, SERGIO GARCIA, NEGREDO, JONATHAN SORIANO
Spanish and European football offer different interesting options in the winter market regarding a forward for Barça
IDEAL PORTRAIT: A veteran, but with excitement for wins; accessible price, less than 10 million; able to accept being a back-up
Luis Enrique insists on Nolito: The coach maintains that his choice is the Celta player
NOLITO – WANTED MAN
Celta’s crack highlights Luis Enrique as “a key man in my football career”
He is left wanting by Barça, he hasn’t signed a renewal and he says that “what will be, will be”
Sergi Roberto: “If Nolito comes, we’ll be delighted”
Messi cleared of charges
The public prosecutor of Barcelona has decided to archive and not to accuse FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi of the fiscal fraud offence attributed to him in the management of his image rights. This is very good news for the player who has been under the spotlight, along with his father Jorge Messi, with regards to this case of supposed fraud for the years 2007, 2008, and 2009.
We see one of these every season. A fantastic football player on the covers of both Mundo Deportivo and Sport, supplying bored journalists with a flood of bull crap stories regarding the player’s transfer to the Catalan capital. Buoyed on by Neymar vouching for his long-time homie, from the producers of ‘Cesc’s homecoming’ and ‘Paul’s 100 million dollar baby’, comes the story of a humble Brazilian trickster, making his way from Futsal to following his idol’s steps to the Camp Nou – this is the story of
the next Ronaldinho Philippe Coutinho and whether or not he should be the next man in blaugrana.