The Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has said that he is still worrying about the penalty miss he suffered in the semi-finals of the Champions League against Chelsea. It was one of the incredible seasons for Chelsea after they managed to lift the first Champions League title of their history.

Stuttering Spain to grow into Euro 2012

Spain may have stuttered through the group stage of Euro 2012, but by no means is this tournament about to fold on them.

As seems to be their way with a slow start, the game against Croatia provided Spain with a perfect wake-up call as they shape up for their next opponents, France.

Against Croatia, much as against Italy in their Group C opener, Spain were underwhelming. Vicente del Bosque’s team have been here before though – in 2010 to be exact. They started off with a defeat to Switzerland in South Africa, a result that raised plenty of eyebrows two years ago.


Former Barcelona manager Guardiola has said that he would be willing to join another club as well as possible if they are ready to seduce him.

Chelsea are the favourites to secure the signature of Guardiola once he intends to get back into football management. The former Barcelona player resigned as the manager after four successful years in charge of the Catalan club only recently.


It is thought that Barcelona have rejected the opportunity to sign Arsenal striker Robin van Persie this season.

The Dutchman has scored 40 goals for both club and country this season and is regarded as one of the key players available in the transfer window. He has only one year left on his current contract with Arsenal.


Former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has said that Chelsea can easily overcome Barcelona at the Camp Nou, despite the fact that many has expressed their fears that Chelsea may be overrun in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final.

Chelsea will be looking to get into the Champions League final after a gap of four years.


In recent years it has become generally accepted that everyone must love Barcelona and in the absence of their own side support them in all their endeavours.

I always feel in the minority when I stand against this trend but I feel I’m justified in my dislike of the Catalans.

Yes Barcelona were founded for all the right reasons. They gave the Catalans an identity, a place they felt they belonged and an opportunity to stand up to General Franco.

And the Oscar Goes to

I know, I know, it's not like Barcelona to get involved in diving, play-acting, getting opponents sent off, or any other activities from the dark side of football. Or not!

The press are happy to portray them as whiter than white, simply because they pass the ball SO nicely, but the truth is out there for all to see...

Barcelona are not a fair team to play against, and UEFA should crack down on Sergio Busquets before an opposition fan decides to settle the score for them!


JOSE Mourinho stormed the Nou Camp last night as his Inter Milan side made it to the Champions League final, knocking out holders Barcelona despite being down to 10 men for more than an hour.

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho saw his team lose 1-0 on the night to a Gerard Pique goal but declared it “the greatest defeat of my life” as it took Inter to their first European Cup final for 38 years.


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