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Video: Luis Suarez jokingly tries to bite Lionel Messi at UEFA Best Player ceremony
Video: Luis Suarez jokingly tries to bite Lionel Messi at UEFA Best Player ceremony

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo made the final shortlist for UEFA Best Player 2015 Barcelona striker Luis Suarez appeared to jokingly bite his club team-mate Lionel Messi backstage at the Champions League Draw. The night also included a UEFA Player of the Year award ceremony. The award went to Lionel Messi in the end but it is testament to an impressive season that the former Liverpool man had that had him standing on the st

Aug 31 2015
Why Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo won't hit the 40-goal mark this season
Why Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo won't hit the 40-goal mark this season

An unusual start for Ronaldo and Messi in La Liga as they both are yet to register their names on the scoresheet  Something hitherto unknown has occurred this season in the Spanish top flight. Since both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have plied their trade in La Liga, one or the other has always scored on the opening weekend or two of the season.  Not this time!  In fact, we have to circle all the way back to October 20

Aug 31 2015
5 Big teams who could exit in Champions League group stages
5 Big teams who could exit in Champions League group stages

The Champion’s League group stage was drawn on Thursday and with the groups followed the discussions of who can make it out and who will be left either in the Europa League or watching it all from home midweek when the knockout rounds come around. Football loves a shock and sometimes the big teams can fall victim to them if they fail to click or put teams to the sword when in control. Also, if you lose key players and fail to replace them

Aug 31 2015
Statistical comparison of Hazard, Rodriguez and Neymar in last three seasons
Statistical comparison of Hazard, Rodriguez and Neymar in last three seasons

Eden Hazard, Neymar and James Rodriguez have emerged as world class beaters for their respective teams  James Rodriguez, Eden Hazard, and Neymar are three players who have been crucial to their teams’ attack. All three players who dawn the number 10 jersey for their country have different styles of play, but each of them contribute to their team in a way no other can.  Rodriguez joined Real Madrid after his brilliant per

Aug 31 2015
5 Player/manager returns to watch out for in Champions League
5 Player/manager returns to watch out for in Champions League

The group stage draw for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League gave us all a lot of reasons to be excited, after throwing up a number of mouth-watering encounters between clubs deemed to be among the best in Europe. However, the teams will not be the only ones grabbing the headlines as the draw has also set the stage for some fascinating sub-plots. As we see in almost every Champions League edition, there will be players and managers drawn agai

Neymar calms transfer speculations by ruling out Manchester United move
Neymar calms transfer speculations by ruling out Manchester United move

Neymar dismisses link with Manchester United Barcelona star attacker Neymar has ruled out a move to Manchester United despite reports linking him with a world-record move to Old Trafford. The Brazilian’s contract with FC Barcelona ends on the summer of 2018 and he confirmed his desire to remain with the club, as reported by Sky Sports. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu asserted that the Brazillian striker is ‘not fo

Aug 30 2015
Barcelona 1-0 Malaga: Five Talking Points
Barcelona 1-0 Malaga: Five Talking Points

Thomas Vermaelen proved to be Barcelona’s hero on a night where the Catalan club were given very few opportunities to score. The Belgian defender scored the winner in the 73rd minute to hand Barcelona a 1-0 win to make it two wins in two games for the defending champions.  Here are the major talking points from the game.   

Aug 30 2015
Thomas Vermaelen goal hands Barcelona 1-0 win over gritty Malaga
Thomas Vermaelen goal hands Barcelona 1-0 win over gritty Malaga

Barcelona found a goal in the 73rd minute to clinch the win against a gritty Malaga at the Nou Camp. The man who scored for them, an unlikely source, the former Arsenal man Thomas Vermaelen. Luis Enrique’s side were made to work hard for three points on this occasion by a Malaga side that refused to relent and only leaked on one occasion when Barcelona capitalised to score. The second La Liga fixture of the season for Barcelona after the

Aug 30 2015
Video: Office guy Luis Suarez stars in new Abitab commercial
Video: Office guy Luis Suarez stars in new Abitab commercial

Office guy Luis Suarez in Abitab advertisement Barcelona star attacker Luis Suarez has featured in a new Abitab advertisement and this time he has agreed to work double shifts in the company that he loves. The Uruguayan had previously starred as an office employee in the company's first commercial and has returned to be a part of the family again, so much so that he is working twice to make life easier. And how does he ma

Aug 29 2015
Breakdown of votes for UEFA Best Player in Europe award
Breakdown of votes for UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Lionel Messi wins UEFA Best Player in Europe  Lionel Messi’s contribution to FC Barcelona’s treble-winning campaign last season has been recognised by UEFA as they awarded him the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for the second time. The little magician finished ahead of club-mate Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo who also made it to the three-man shortlist. On Thursday night in Monaco, Messi became the first ever pla

Aug 29 2015
2015/16 Champions League group stages: 5 key fixtures to watch out for
2015/16 Champions League group stages: 5 key fixtures to watch out for

The draws for the 2015/16 Champions Leaue group stage were conducted yesterday in Monaco and have produced some really tentalizing match-ups, coupled with a few reunions.  With certain new rules and regulations to be abided by, this season’s first round draw have pitted teams against the ones whom they have seldomly clashed with, or otherwise, never at all. Some teams were given a staright-forward start whereas for some, a cumbersome task of

Aug 29 2015
The science behind Lionel Messi's dribbling
The science behind Lionel Messi's dribbling

Messi doing what he does best Barcelona sensation, Lionel Messi just added another feather to his enviable looking hat in the form of the UEFA Best Player In Europe award for his phenomenal performances last season, which saw him net 58 goals and 31 assists as well as engage in a mouth-watering battle with rival Cristiano Ronaldo for superiority in the La Liga as well as the Champions League, both of which his team won. The Argentine is no

Aug 29 2015
6 Things that could happen as the transfer window closes
6 Things that could happen as the transfer window closes

Transfers in football have evolved into an obsession. The prospect of landing one of the continent’s hottest talents tends to over-ride the excitement stimulated by a stunning goal or crunching tackle, but the transfer window encapsulates the ever-changing backdrop of football today quite perfectly. As the clock ticks down, pressure mounts on clubs to bring in fresh faces in order to better their forecasted fortunes, but the looming burden

Aug 29 2015
Malmo website crashed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic before Champions League return
Malmo website crashed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic before Champions League return

Ibrahimovic had 40 appearances for Malmo in which he found the back of the net on 16 occasions. The website of Swedish club Malmo FF crashed following the news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who started his career playing for the Swedish champions, will return to his homeland to take part in the group stage match with PSG. PSG were pitted against Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk and Malmo FF in group A after the draw for the Champions League g

Aug 29 2015