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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

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
Video: Barcelona teammates help showcase his talents says Lionel Messi
Video: Barcelona teammates help showcase his talents says Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi with the UEFA Best Player of the Year award Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has credited his club team mates as the reason behind his audacious performances last season, thanking them for allowing him to shine for his side. The 28-year-old enjoyed a treble winning season under Luis Enrique and quite deservingly was voted as UEFA Best Player of the Year on Thursday night during which the Champions League draw occurred too. It

Aug 29 2015
Stats: Spanish clubs most dominant in UEFA Champions League era
Stats: Spanish clubs most dominant in UEFA Champions League era

Barcelona won their 5th Champions League title in 2015 The Champions League action is back on the football timeline with all the 8 groups confirmed after the group stage draw took place in Monaco on Thursday. Reigning champions Barcelona and the returning three-time European winners Manchester United were handed favourable draws in the competition. The Blaugranas plan to become the first team to win the prestigious tournament in two c

Aug 28 2015
UEFA Champions League 2015 - Group stage predictions
UEFA Champions League 2015 - Group stage predictions

Merely a few fixtures into the domestic footballing calendar and already we’ve been treated to a feast of surprises from the best divisions across the continent. Some teams have ignited their respective campaigns with blockbuster starts, while others have stalled in their attempts to burst out of the blocks. The EPL especially has captured our imagination with an interesting start to the script, but football fans everywhere still no doubt

Aug 28 2015
Champions League fixtures: PSV Eindhoven host Manchester United on opening day
Champions League fixtures: PSV Eindhoven host Manchester United on opening day

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta returned the Champions League trophy as the competition restarts One of the things that sets the UEFA Champions League apart from the rest is its tendency to throw up clashes that will keep you at the edge of your seat. Sometimes they’re the ones between the minnows taking part in the competition but more often the focus is firmly on the big boys and this time the UCL group stage draw has not disappoint

Aug 28 2015
Lionel Messi's greatest individual triumphs
Lionel Messi's greatest individual triumphs

Messi fought off competition form Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo for the prize One of the most awe-inspiring footballers of the current generations Lionel Messi has dazzled the world with his brilliance since he took the field with Barcelona on 16 October 2004. What began as the story of a young boy who was on the brink of the extraordinary turned into something that can be accurately described as the tale of a living legend. A man w

Aug 28 2015
Messi shows his fun side, photobombs Ronaldo at UEFA ceremony
Messi shows his fun side, photobombs Ronaldo at UEFA ceremony

Lionel Messi pulls a funny face behind Cristiano Ronaldo at the UEFA Best Player ceremony (Photo: Sqwawka Twitter) Two of football’s current greatest protagonists are always in contention for most awards especially those that commemorate the best players over the course of a season. The two came face to face again for the UEFA Best Player award with Luis Suarez as the third wheel. This time the Argentine won, by a massive margin as we

Aug 28 2015