After the 4–0 defeat the Catalan club got from the first leg of the Champions League knockout stage, almost all hope of coming back have being lost by fans of FC Barcelona. In a brief interview with beIN Sports, Andre Iniesta revealed he still believe his side can overturn the huge loss even though they’ve lost practically everything in the competition.
With voting from fans from all over the world, Europe’s football governing body UEFA have come out with their best XI (eleven). The voting took place on the official website of UEFA and three Barcelona players couldn’t be left out of it.
Although Lionel Messi scored just one goal in the late minute of the game against Espanyol that ended 4–1, fans and players of Barcelona were still thrilled and satisfied with his performance on the pitch. Espanyol coach Quique Sanchez Flores is no different as even though his side lost as a result of Leo’s performance, he was still seduced by his display.
After the impressive performance that lead to his hat-trick against West Ham in the English Premier League game, Alexis Sanchez admitted to the press that his stay at Barcelona has helped him carry on. The Arsenal striker has attributed good nutrition and firm fitness to his success in the English club.
World football governing body FIFA in conjunction with International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) have published the names of 55 players chosen for the best eleven of the year 2016. This selection of 55 players was voted by the players themselves.
One of the players of FC Barcelona currently living his childhood dream is Samuel Umtiti. In an interview with France Football, the Frenchman was full of praises for for his teammates especially Andre Iniesta and Lionel Messi.
Luis Enrique gave his team players a day off after having a victorious game at Celtic Park. Except Iniesta who still came out to work and recover from his injury. Not only Iniesta but also Umtiti and Mathieu were out to be ready for the game against Real Madrid on Saturday.
The same day FIFA released their ten nominees of Puskas Award (Best Goal), Uefa announced their nominees of best eleven from last season. The 40 listed player for the nominee of Uefa best eleven includes five Barcelona players.
Today, World football governing body FIFA have come out with their list of players vying for the title of The Best FIFA men’s player 2016. While four FC Barcelona players made up the 23 man list, five players from Real Madrid was also included in the list.