Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker): “60th goal of this calendar year for Messi. Not even the messy kit can distract him”
The Ex-Barcelona player and currently a football pundit in England tweets his thoughts on Leo Messi’s performance and the away kit.
Nike, having launched the new CTR360 Maestri III boot, have come up with a new film featuring Andrés Iniesta, starring as a puppet master on the pitch. The FC Barcelona midfielder expertly pulls the strings dominating the midfield and dictating the pace of the game as a tiny figure on a miniature football pitch theatre set.
“I’m also very happy that Abidal can be here with us. [Addressing Abidal] If you feel strong and if you have the desire to come back, I’ll wait for however long it takes, your struggle is our source of strength.”
- FC Barcelona’s manager Tito Vilanova, speaking at the team’s presentation before the Joan Gamper Trophy match.
Image: Miguel Ruiz – FCB
Alexandre Song (24), who completed his transfer from Arsenal yesterday, was presented at the Camp Nou before the start of the Joan Gamper Trophy game against Sampdoria.
Image: Miguel Ruiz – FCB
Alexandre Song (24) is in Barcelona to complete his move from Arsenal and can be seen posing for the media in front of the club offices.
Image courtesy of Àlex Caparrós – FCB.
“Iniesta came over to me and asked to exchange our jerseys. He is a player I have been admiring and looking up to. When exchanging shirts, I acted like a fan and couldn’t express how happy I was! That moment, I swore to be a player like Iniesta.”
- Shinji Kagawa (23) of Manchester United speaks about Andrés Iniesta (28) and what took place after the game between Manchester United and FC Barcelona in Gothenburg.
On 15 June, 2003 a group of thirty-something professionals, led by a young lawyer, Joan Laporta, took over one of the biggest football clubs in the world. Their starting point could not have been worse. The club was technically bankrupt with €150 million worth of debts. The team had been humiliated on the pitch. For four seasons they had won nothing.
With unprecedented, exclusive access to the inner workings of a major European club, this documentary observes the story of Laporta and his team’s first year in power. Watch the documentary after the jump.
Cesc Fàbregas (25) knows about first team coach Tito Vilanova from his days in the youth squads and has a lot of appreciation for him. Drawing on this experience, Cesc assured yesterday that Tito’s extensive football knowledge will be a huge help in guiding the first team this season. “Tito Vilanova is a coach with a lot of personality, more than people think. He’ll have a lot to offer and we have to help him. He’ll help because he knows so much about football and we will help by making sacrifices and having the right attitude. If we help each other, we’ll have a great year.”
Andy García, a famous Cuban-born actor, is staying in the same Bucharest hotel as FC Barcelona’s first team. He met with the squad last night at dinner at the hotel ahead of tonight’s friendly against Dinamo Bucarest.
Image: Miguel Ruiz/fcbarcelona.cat