Spanish radio station Cadena Ser claims that FC Barcelona loan out and Spanish U-21 international Alberto Botia (21) is wanted by many top La Liga teams.
Botia, who last summer opted to move to Sporting Gijon on loan, has become a prime target of a host of Spanish sides with namely Valencia, Villarreal and Real Zaragoza in the hunt following a successful season by Botia.
Born in Murcia, Bota joined La Masia as a 13 year-old and will return to Barcelona for the preseason under Pep Guardiola’s request. The coach will then decide whether he would continue with the first team, or be once again loaned out.
Former FC Barcelona and Brazil legend Rivaldo was famous for his flair and vision, with the Brazilian’s prowess in front of goal impressing all who watched him. But now the former FIFA player of the year award winner is the one who sits and admires another player’s tantamount talents. That player is, of course, Lionel Messi.
“First, Leo Messi – and not because he’s a close friend. He’s won everything put in front of him. Next is Xavi, the brains of the world’s best team. Third, Ibrahimovic. He has everything: good physique, technique, he’s dynamic. Playing alongside Messi will be advantageous for him.”
Atletico Madrid forward Sergio Aguero (22) gave his opinion on ‘The world’s three best players’ during an interview with the Champions magazine.
Reporter: If having achieved 71 points already was “just astounding” (actually he said something like “f*ucking astounding”), what would you say now you have achieved 83 points?
Guardiola: I can’t say it until all kids are in bed!
Those who are a ridiculous 6 points-distance from the others 3 – 0 Depor
Pellegrini: If they have Xavi, who definitely is not human, they play along with God and Saint Pedro appears to help them…What am I supposed to do with just a sit-ups-obsessed christian*?
“Cristiano” is the Spanish word for “christian”
After a short hiatus, Caption This returns with a wonderful picture of Bojan, Pedro and our very own little Argentine Don Juan. The picture was taken during FC Barcelona’s 2-0 victory against Real Madrid. As always, bring your best shot after the jump.
“We got better at the end of last season, and that’s a good sign,” FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola acknowledged at the Deportivo la Coruna post-match press conference last night.
“The team has great mental strength but what is certain is that Madrid will continue to keep a tight leash on us,” he added.
Pedro scored a fantasy goal from 50 meters away which decided the match.
Barça did an astonishing first time, Bojan opened the scoreline and Touré closed it.
Barça 3 – 0 Depor
[Non Barça Related]
Almeria will examine a hurt Madrid who is six points behind a devastating Barça.
Two penalty kicks destroy Espanyol.
With FC Barcelona having a three point cushion over the others in La Liga, there was an immense pressure for them to further the gap to six points, otherwise risking the point gap to be narrowed by Real Madrid. Pep stated that Barcelona’s three point gap is nothing, and he is looking for a fight until the end from his players.
April 14, 2010