April 01, 2013 by
Barcelona have not lost many games since Jordi Roura took over as the stand-in coach while Tito Vilanova went to New York for extensive treatment after his cancer surgery. There was a steady lessening of intensiti, however, and when the crucial run of games against Real Madrid and AC Milan came around, Barca produced their worst performances of the season.
That meant a semi-final exit from the Spanish cup, and very nearly an exit from the Champions League, denying us the chance to be the first team ever to win two continental trebles. The Primera Liga title is still firmly on course, though, and a fifth European cup to go with the 22nd league title would surely erase the disappointment. .....Read more here.......
March 19, 2013 by
The Champions League draw for Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain has one extra special ingredient, Zlatan Ibrahimovich. Since he left Barcelona in 2010, the Swedish striker has had plenty to say about the Catalan club, including disrespectful things about his manager Pep Guardiola and his team mate Lionel Messi. Ibra recently retracted his statements a little and seems to have calmed down, but there is no doubt he would love to get one over his old club. .....Read more here.......
February 06, 2013 by
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has often found fault with various aspects of FC Barcelona since he left under a cloud in 2010. The Swedish striker has blamed Pep Guardiola, Lionel Messi and other things for his failure to make a real success of his time in Catalonia, but he seems to be finally mellowing. Sweden and Argentina meet in a friendly game tonight, and Ibra has been saying very nice things about Messi before they meet on the pitch in Stockholm.
“Leo is a fantastic player. Individually, surely he is the best in the world. It is needless for me to say it. Many people agree, and that is why he has won so many awards in recent seasons.” .....Read more here.......
December 10, 2012 by
Zlatan Ibrahimovich has had it in for Barcelona, Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola since he left the club in 2010. The Swedish striker is always ready to say something disrespectful and he did it again today after Messi broke the incredible 40-year old scoring record of Gerd Muller.
“I too would get 90 goals if I were given penalties as referees give them away to Barcelona.”
Whatever the reason behind the rift between Barca and the Swede, the simple fact is that, during his one full season in La Liga, Ibrahimovich scored 21 goals in 45 appearances. That’s pretty good until you see that Messi got 47 from 53 that season, and he was just 22-years old. His rate of scoring has risen since then. .....Read more here.......