Messi says goodbye..

Written by Rudy Madrigal

Lionel Messi

To the season that is. After walking off during the second half of Barcelonas title-clinching victory against Atlético Madrid, it has been reported that Messi could miss the final three games of the season due to his re-aggravated hamstring injury. With only three games left, it isn’t worth the risk for Messi to come back, especially since they’ve already won the league trophy and don’t have any other trophies left to play for. Plus, I’m sure Argentina would love to have Messi fit for World Cup Qualifying this summer.

 

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Written by Reshad Bahadori

Here is something you don’t see everyday. After Bayern’s big win over Barcelona, a pitch invader joined the German club for their celebration.FCB Fa His first order of business was to hug Franck Ribéry and then hold on for dear life. Lucky for this lad, the Reds were in a pretty jolly mood after having just embarrassed Barcelona 3-0 at the Camp Nou. This kind of reminds of that one time LeBron tackled a fan who hit a half court shot. Although this Bayern fan was quickly taken away by security, he didn’t leave empty handed. Watch the video of Franck Ribéry defending the pitch invader and then giving him his shirt after the jump.

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Written by Reshad Bahadori

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Written by The 91st

Frustrated from being handled by Bayern Munich 4-0 on Tuesday, Barcelona’s Jordi Alba resorted to mushing Arjen Robben’s face with a soccer ball. Not smart as it earned him a suspension, but hey, you know what they say: if you can’t beat em, mush em.

 

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Real Madrid

Forbes Magazine has released its latest ranking of the world’s most valuable soccer clubs and there’s a surprise change at the top. Since 2004, Manchester United has held the No. 1 spot until this year.

Real Madrid has taken over, valued by Forbes at $ 3.3 billion, narrowly beating out the Big Red ($3.2 billion). The rest of the top 10 is featured below, while you can see the full ranking HERE.

3. Barcelona
4. Arsenal
5. Bayern Munich
6. AC Milan
7. Chelsea
8. Juventus
9. Manchester City
10. Liverpool

[Forbes]

 

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Written by Rudy Madrigal

El Papa Francisco recibe una camiseta de Messi

Not just anyone can be the Pope; it takes a supernatural “gift.” Apparently, it also comes with a few.

We’ve previously noted some of the great perks of being Pope. This time, Pope Francis received a Barcelona Messi jersey signed by the man himself and a Spanish National Team jersey signed by the whole team. Not bad. I wonder what he’s going to get next?

 

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Written by The 91st

Champions semis

The Champions League Semifinal matchups were announced as the top two teams in Spain will face off against the Bundesliga powers.

Bayern Munich gets Barcelona, while Real Madrid faces Borussia Dortmund.

So many storylines bubble beneath the surface of these matches: Lionel Messi’s health; Pep Guardiola’s past and future clubs going head-to-head; Dortmund potentially playing the role of spoiler.

Then there’s the potential of an El Clasico final. Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could meet for the ultimate stakes in a dream scenario that will almost certainly not happen (you want it too bad, stop thinking about it … I said STOP!).

The opening matches  will be played April 23-24 and the return legs are set for April 30-May 1. The final will be played at London’s Wembley Stadium on May 25.

 

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Xavi

The way in which Barcelona goes about attacking opponents cannot be overstated. Their quick touches and constant movement are the stuff of legend. Yesterday, that legend grew a little bit.

During a 1-1 tie against PSG, Xavi put on a clinic by completing every one of his 96 passes. Yeah, that’s a record. The next highest total was 72 by Javier Zanetti.

[The Telegraph]

 

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Iniesta’s turn vs. PSG

Written by Reshad Bahadori

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