Lionel Messi was the latest to join José Manuel Pinto for a “Follow Your Dreams” episode, the project Pinto heads with the objective of helping young and talented musicians by linking them with NGOs and other foundations. Messi reveals his preferences in music being Argentinian [shocker] as well as cumbia and reggae. He’s also commented on his guitar playing, saying, “I really like it but I still don’t know much about it. It relaxes me and it allows me to disconnect from everything.”
After the defeat against Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final, many pictures have been leaked of Los Blancos’ No.7 Cristiano Ronaldo comforting four-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi. It was probably the first time we’ve seen these two legendary rivals make any sort of personal contact, that and the Ballon d’Or ceremony earlier this year. And it makes you think, their fans loathe each other, while the two rivals are able to show respect to one another. Probably sportsmanship at its best.
12-13 April 2014
This week’s video is somewhat special, as it includes Munir El Haddadi’s two strikes in the UEFA Youth League final, with his second from the halfway line, of course ranking first, while the team’s second, for which Munir combined with Adama, ranks second on the list. The compilation is completed with goals by Fode Fofana and Pablo Moreno, of the Alevín A, and Pablo López, of the Benjamín A. Enjoy!
Culés all over the world shared their heartbreak after Barça’s Champions League exit on Wednesday. But now it’s behind us, and with six league games to play and a Copa del Rey final, Barça can still turn this season around and make it successful. True culés will remain faithful, but will the team react?
After Wednesday’s intense Champions League game between Atlético Madrid and FC Barcelona, there was a mutual respect between the two teams. And while Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain entered a very entertaining PR battle on social medias, the two Spanish teams showed a lot more solidity and respect for one another.
Only minutes after the defeat, FC Barcelona’s official Twitter account sent out a tweet saying, “Congratulations to @Atleti for qualifying to the semi-finals of the Champions League #AtletiFCB #FCBlive“.
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is fast approaching (whether Brazil is ready or not), and the official ball is going on tour. Called the Brazuca, the ball is already well loved by footballers for its design. Adidas has built a Brazuca that contains six cameras and they are sending the ball around the world and recording its adventures. If you watch the video closely, you can see the faces of FC Barcelona players Cristian Tello, Xavi Hernández and Dani Alves. If you want to follow the ball’s journey, go to Twitter @brazuca.
Weekend 29-30 March
Video Credit: FC Barcelona
“Hello everyone. I send you greetings from Germany. There’s been no problem with the operation and I feel really happy with how everything has gone. I am just willing to arrive back home to enjoy time with my family and start the recovery as soon as possible. I would like to thank everyone who has sent me cheerful and strong messages these days. I feel very proud to have received so much love from so many people. Now it is time to focus and put all of my effort so that I can be back as soon as possible. Big hugs to everyone, all the supporters, and hope to see you soon.”
A Beats by Dre commercial starring Cesc Fàbregas is causing a ruckus on social media. The spot sees Cesc traveling on the FC Barcelona team bus through the streets of Madrid for El Clásico as he observes all the hostilities from the local fans. The part of the commercial causing drama occurs 15 seconds in, as Real Madrid fans chant derogatory statements about Barça and Catalonia (“p**a Barça, p**a Catalunya“). The commercial below as well as reactions from club president Josep Maria Bartomeu and Beats.
FC Barcelona’s number 4, Cesc Fàbregas, is starring in a new advertisement (which is causing some controversy in Spain) for Beats by Dre just in time for today’s clásico. The video shows FCB’s team bus making its way through the Madridista filled streets on the way to the match in the Bernabéu. When he’s had enough of the noise and the craziness, Cesc puts on his headphones and focuses on the match to come. He’s the man, indeed.
15-16 March 2014
Featuring goals by Aleix Garrido and Adrià Capdevila (Benjamín A), Maxi Rolón and Alain Ebwelle (Juvenil A),and Pau Servat (Alevín D)
Rivaldo was so often the ray of hope during some of FC Barcelona’s most arduous times. To commemorate his career, following his accouncement of retirement, the club has put together a two part series so we can all relive or possibly learn for the first time, just what this fantastic player did for country culé.
Dani Alves posted on his Instagram account a video of him dancing to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”. I’m sure most culés woke up the same way this morning after last night’s performance.