Café con leche: Messi cleared, case explained

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

Café con leche: All eyes on Messi

Messi thanks all his supporters When a player like Messi gets injured, the whole world goes crazy, so Messi decided to address the people supporting him in these hard times. “Thank you all for your supportive messages. For anyone who loves football, the hardest thing is not to be on the pitch. Now it’s time

Managing without Messi

Injuries are one thing. An injured Lionel Messi is quite another thing. Use all the biometric feedback systems you want, randomness is always there to throw your preparation and plans out the window. The club officially communicated that a tear in a knee ligament will keep Messi out of action for around two months. The

Café con leche: Messi injury mars win over Las Palmas

Lionel Messi suffers a knee injury FC Barcelona’s victory against La Liga minnow Las Palmas was marred by a nasty-looking knock to the knee suffered by the blaugrana’s mercurial number 10. The official Twitter indicates that Lionel Messi – who was taken to a hospital immediately after being replaced by Munir El Haddadi – suffered a tear

Tactical Review: With and without Messi, Luis Enrique’s Barça more than ready to compete

This just may be Luis Enrique’s finest moment yet. In terms of implementing his vision and seeing his system silence an elite European side in their own stadium, this performance certainly felt like the culmination of an entire year’s work, building on themes from last season to provide the most decisive of early season victories.