La Liga president Javier Tebas was full of praises for Lionel Messi after the MARCA show award on Monday. The show took place in Convent dels Angels, Barcelona. The Argentine was also surprised at the award ceremony by receiving the Pichichi (highest goal scorer) and Di Stefano (best player) awards in La Liga Santander 2017/2018 season.
A bad night for FC Barcelona as they received the third defeat in this season’s La Liga competition. Aside being the defeat that hinders Blaugranas from taking the top spot of the on the standing table, Neymar received a red card and to make it that bad, Sandro Ramirez (former Barcelona player) scored the first goal and made a huge celebration about it.
FC Barcelona will welcome Celta Vigo to the Camp Nou on Saturday for the Matchday 26 game scheduled to kick off at 8:45 pm CET. However, Luis Enrique have revealed his 18 man squad that will challenge the Vigo, Galicia based club. After the 6–1 victory against Sporting Gijon, the only new face will be Arda Turan.
Atletico Madrid is set to take on FC Barcelona in Madrid for the Matchday 24 of the Spanish La Liga on Sunday (today). But ahead of the game, Diego Simone spoke to the press and was full of praises for the Catalan club. The Atletico Madrid coach stressed that despite some off display on from the Barca side, they’re still the best football team in the world.
FC Barcelona first team players have had their final workout ahead of the Matchday 20 against Real Betis at the Villamarin Stadium. After the workout, Luis Enrique revealed the 18 players chosen travel to Sevilla to face Betis.
Andre Iniesta, Sergio Busquet and Rafinha who are suffering from injury won’t fly with the rest of the players. Jordi Masip is also sidelined and will not make the 18 man squad for the Catalan club.
Here’s a complete list of 18 players that will face Real Betis in the Matchday 20 game for Barcelona;
Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Alba, Pique, Mascherano, Umtiti, Digne, Aleix Vidal, Sergi Roberto, Mathieu, Andre Gomes, Denis Suarez, Rakitic, Arda, Alcacer, Neymar, Suarez and Messi.
On Sunday, FC Barcelona will play the Matchday 19 La Liga game against Eibar at Ipurua Municipal Stadium. It is however the wish of the coach to continue to gain three points in every single game played. This has made Luis Enrique announce his 18 man squad for the game against Los Armeros.
Samuel Umtiti being one of the last summer transfer signing for Barcelona have continued to maintain an important statistic. In all the league games the France international has played since his arrival, the Catalan club have won all.
Lionel Messi has never cease to amaze the world with his brilliance as he helped Barcelona with the late goal that gave the Blaugrana a 1–1 draw against the Yellow Submarine. This game makes it the second game Barca have being deprived of two deserved penalty against their opponent. [VIDEO HIGHLIGHT]
Luis Enrique had revealed his 18 players that will both play and sit on the bench at El Madrigal, the home ground of Villarreal. FC Barcelona is now hoping to close down the six points gap between them and Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga Matchday 17.
In recent years, Espanyol have not had a better game than they had against Barcelona on Sunday night. Although the Blaugranas are said to be going through their toughest times while Espanyol have had a slightly poor start of the season campaign.