Javier Mascherano have reached a landmark of his career at FC Barcelona. The Argentine have however played his 300th official games in the colours of FC Barcelona after spending seven seasons.
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.
It has being reported that the air plane that carried the Argentine national team after their defeat against Brazil have crashed. Barely 18 days after transporting the Albiceleste, the aircraft belonging to Lamia Bolivia with the registration no. CP2933 crashed in Colombia when it was carrying the Chapecoense team who were on their way to play the final of Copa Sudamericana on December 1.
On Monday (today), Javier Mascherano have extended his contract with FC Barcelona until June 30, 2019. The signing was done in Camp Nou’s office in the presence of Walter Tarner (player’s agent), Josep Maria Bartomeu (FC Barcelona president), Roberto Fernandez (Sporting director), Jordi Mestre (vice president) and Javier Brodas (board member).
Now Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba will occupy the right and left back for Barcelona in the next Champions League match on Wednesday. The center back will certainly be among Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano and Samuel Umtiti. Of course, Pique does not have to fight for a place because he’s the no.1 man at the defence lineup. Now the contest will be between Umtiti and Mascherano.
Javier Mascherano’s error gave room for Peru to equalize in the game against Argentina. However, after the match he was angry at his own mistake that made their opponent comeback in a 2–2 stalemate in the World Cup Qualifiers.[VIDEO BELOW]
Javier Mascherano who made the starting lineup for FC Barcelona against Leganes now have the record of no goal scored in most games in the league. The Argentine is a regular for the Austrian coach but have not scored 174 La Liga games.
Javier Mascherano who featured in the first leg and second leg of the Spanish Super Cup have being ruled out of the next game as a result of injury he acquired from the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup. FC Barcelona will face their first opponent (Real Betis) of La Liga competition.