Lionel Messi’s recent comments hinted that his time at FC Barcelona may come to an end in the near future, and so when Javier Mascherano entered the press room Wednesday, he had to deal with a lot 0f Messi-related questions. “I’m not here to talk about Leo. I don’t think he has said anything odd. He said what all footballers think. In football – or in life – you can’t map out what will happen in six or seven years, because you don’t know.” More from El Jefecito after the jump.
Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto has been given the medical all-clear to return to action after a groin problem that had kept him out of the team’s matches against Ajax and Almería. The La Masia graduate is now training with the group normally and is available for selection for the Liga match against Sevilla on Saturday.
Time flies. It’s been nine years already since Ronaldinho raided the Santiago Bernabeu in a show that cemented the Brazilian’s legacy.
Those were the days my friend…
Barcelona center back Thomas Vermaelen returned to full training this week, according to reports in Sport. In participating in the training session the Belgian defender completes a two month recovery from the muscular injuries that kept him out of theBelgian world cup squad, and that have put the brakes on his Barcelona debut.
Former FC Barcelona President Josep Lluis Núñez has been jailed for 26 months after being convicted of bribing tax inspectors. Despite his imprisonment in Quatre Camins, the club does not plan to change the club museum name that in 2000 under the presidency of Joan Gaspart was renamed President Nuñez museum.
Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo faced off on Tuesday in an international friendly that pitted Argentina against Portugal. Portugal emerged with a narrow win, courtesy of a Raphael Guerreiro strike at the death. Both international superstars had relatively quiet games, with Messi substituted at the end of the first half.
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