Messi and Anto are looking for a house: Are they staying in Barcelona?

After the consecration of the Barcelona on the Copa del Rey, after beat Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in the final, all are joys in the Catalan team. Is that the great level shown by the team, added to the great game of Lionel Messi Y his face of happiness celebrating his 35th title with Culé, again fed the expectations of the Barsa public, who dreams of being able to retain the best player in the club’s history.

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And, to make that illusion even greater, in the last hours a piece of news emerged that generated even more hope among the fans and in the leadership of the Catalan club. Is that, as reported by Gerard Romero for RAC 1, Antonela Roccuzzo would be looking for a house in Garraf, a town very close to Barcelona.

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Messi, a legend for all

Waiting for a definition about your future, and with many of the most important clubs in the world waiting for his decision, the news that the Messi family would be looking for a new home in Barcelona it was not overlooked in the Spanish media.

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According to the same journalist, the search for Anto began several weeks ago, although it does not specify whether interest in a new property would imply a move from your usual home in Castelldefels. In fact, the Garraf region is even further from Barcelona than the house where Leo lives today.

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The gesture of the Barcelona players: they all went to take a picture with Messi

At the moment, 10 must travel almost 18 kilometers from his home to the Ciudad Deportiva del Culé and 21 to the Camp Nou. Moving to Garraf, the distances would increase to 23 km y 26, respectively.

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Happy Messi: his celebrations after the title

And those numbers would increase a little more if they decide to settle in Sitges, a beautiful coastal town in the Garraf region, where Leo currently has one of his hotels.


the exultant arrival of the Barcelona campus to the hotel

Barcelona became champion of the Copa del Rey with a Lionel Messi in Lionel Messi mode: Omnipresent, author of two goals and happy for this new consecration after different ups and downs in the club and in the prelude to define what he will do next season. And the Catalans celebrated with everything, from the last whistle of the referee in the 4-0 al Athletic Bilbao Until sunrise.

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Golazos of Messi for a new title of the Barsa

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Happy Messi: his celebrations after the title

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The gesture of the Barcelona players: they all went to take a picture with Messi

One of many samples was the arrival at the hotel where the team waited for the match in Seville. The first to get off the bus was Gerard Piqué, with a bottle of champagne in his hands. Y in the best Formula 1 driver style on a podium, the central defender bathed the journalists who were waiting for the champions. Behind him came his companions, who jumped at the door of the hotel with the Uruguayan Araujo carrying the Cup …

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Barcelona champion of the Copa del Rey: celebration of the players with Messi | Other Soccer Leagues

Everything is joy in Barcelona. After a really stormy start to the season and the defeat in the classic against Real Madrid, this Saturday a new title was added to the Barça shelf.

Ronald Koeman’s team beat Athletic Club de Bilbao 4-0 and won the 2020-21 Copa del Rey. Sensational performance by Lionel Messi, who incidentally scored a double.

After receiving the trophy and celebrating the first title of the season, a detail generated some confusion in the Blaugrana fans. Obviously the Argentine captain was a great protagonist.

Curiously, Messi stood in the middle of the field and one by one each player in the squad went by to take a photo with him. Pedri, Riqui Puig, Ansu Fati (currently injured), De Jong, Pjanic and Dest were the ones caught by the camera.

Although some took this situation as a tribute to the club’s idol, others consider that this would be the last consecration, clearly waiting for what happens in LaLiga, of ‘Lio’ and therefore the photo to remember … It could be your last consecration.

Let’s remember that at the beginning of the season, the 33-year-old player was about to leave (burofax) and although he renewed for a year, the Spanish press speculates a lot about his departure to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Now, with Joan Laporta as the new president, the situation could change.

Only time will tell…


This is how Barça won the Copa del Rey

The FC Barcelona defeated 4-0 at Athletic Club from Bilbao in the final and was crowned champion of the King’s Cup 2020/21, in a match that the Blaugrana team knew how to play and passed over a complicated rival but who could not stop the Catalans.

The set led by Ronald Koeman he played the first half very well and in the second half he was a machine to hurt the rival defensive block, scoring four goals in 12 minutes. A win that defines the great moment that FC Barcelona is experiencing at this time of the season. A much better team than the one that started the campaign.

In we have made a list with three important keys to understand how the Blaugrana team won the Copa del Rey in the final against Athletic Club de Bilbao by Marcelino García Toral, who beat them in the final of the Spanish Super Cup in the last years.

How did Barcelona win the Copa del Rey?

-Frenkie de Jong on the right wing: The Dutchman was the best player of the match and he did it doing a lot of damage almost like a winger / winger on the right wing. A footballer who moved throughout the field and who signed one of the best games of his career for the Blaugrana team.

The Dutchman scored a goal and gave two assists, numbers that show that he is a world star and that he is a vital piece for Ronald Koeman on the entire pitch.

-Antoine Griezmann por Ousmane Dembélé: Koeman opted for Griezmann instead of Dembélé in the starting team and it worked out perfectly. The former Atlético de Madrid was the one who opened the scoring but, beyond that, he moved very well within the field of play and made the difference with his unchecks.

Griezmann has scored six goals in the last five finals that he has played both at club level and with the national team: Europa League (2), World Cup (1), Super Cup (2) and Copa del Rey (1). A decisive player who, if he is at his best, can be a star for the Blaugrana team.

The defense of three centrals with Gerard Piqué: The Blaugrana team suffered very little throughout the game and much of this has to do with the system of three centrals, which helped them to have a numerical advantage against the two strikers of the Basque team. His rival could only shoot 7 times and once on goal throughout the game.

The proper name to stand out in this sense is Gerard Piqué, who showed that he is a legendary center-back and that he always appears in the big events. Despite the fact that the rival attacked very little, the Spaniard was the leader of a defense that behaved in the best way and that controlled in the best way names such as Raúl García, Iñaki Williams and Asier Villalibre, who did manage to do a bit of damage for a short stretch of the match.


Lionel Messi decides future: reason for FC Barcelona not to renew, Liga España | Spanish League

Two months left until Lionel Messi’s contract expires at FC Barcelona. That nobody has noticed? How come, by now, it hasn’t renewed?

The economic situation of the club is difficult, beyond being the richest club in the world, according to Forbes magazine. It is a complex stage, with the minimum of income and the maximum of expenses, which means that the new president, Joan Laporta, cannot take the steps he wants but the ones he can.

Precisely, his delay in sitting down with Messi, his father and his delegates to renegotiate the terms of a possible renewal have to do with that: he needs to know the result of the audit that is currently being carried out to know what he can offer and to what extent can come.

The example of Josep Bartomeu, of renegotiating on the basis of his rush to appear in the photo with Messi and pen in hand, has already taught a lot: renew for 4 years at 555 million euros, as revealed by the newspaper El Mundo in Spain a couple of months ago, it is not an alternative.

As stated in ‘El Món a RAC1’, there would already be a first offer that would have been transferred to the player and his income “would increase and according to the economic recovery of the club, starting from a lower salary than he would be receiving right now. “.

However, according to Sport, that offer has not yet reached the Argentine’s hands, if it were real. For now there are no conversations. In addition, it is no longer just a question of money because President Laporta knows that he must offer him a winning project if he wants to ensure his presence until the end of his career, as is the dream of the Catalan fan.

Just in case, just in case, there are less than two months left until the end of the contract … not too long. FC Barcelona knows that hardly anyone will offer Messi what he has in the club, but beware that if he got bored once he can do it again and leave for free, leaving nothing to the coffers, beyond the savings in his astronomical salary. It is no longer just about money.


Messi ‘messed up’ in Barcelona: ‘He made Ronaldinho coffee’

Editorial Mediotiempo

Barcelona, ​​Spain / 12.04.2021 21:39:58

Lionel Messi may be -for many- the best footballer of all time, but before the Argentine reaches world stardom, in Barcelona there was another genius named Ronaldinho, with whom Leo had to “square”, to such a degree that I even made it as a “waiter” with the Brazilian, who always gave him special treatment.

According to the account of Andrea Orlandi, who played for Barça B between 2005 and 2007, Messi knew how to win the affection of Dinho with certain details, while the then high-ranking Amazonian returned him with camaraderie and integrating him into the First Team.

“Leo was a very shy person and Ronaldinho took care of him, I remember making coffee for Ronnie and he did not say a word, but in the field he transformed into a monster, “Orlandi told Goal.

‘It was not pleasant to train with Messi’

As part of the “second force” of the culé club, Andrea Orlandi shared the court with La Pulga on many, many opportunities and he remembers that training with him was a “martyrdom” due to his enormous talent and competitiveness.

I’ve never seen someone as competitive as he was when he was 17 or 18, I would bite your ankles if I fumbled the ball, I couldn’t stand it. I could imagine that he was going to reach high, but I never thought that he would become the best footballer in history. It was not pleasant to train with Messi, you could not approach him and take the ball from him“, recalled the Argentine, who in those years disputed a position on the right flank with Ludovic Giuly, a game that the Frenchman won.

Messi’s goal that Orlandi does not forget

“I remember a training session where I was coming back from an injury. Rijkaard organized a match in which he mixed players from B and the first team. I was on my team Eto’o and in the other Messi. He caught the ball, beat one, two, three, four and five footballers, dribbled the goalkeeper and scored. It seemed so easy and he was coming back from injury, maybe we were lucky that he was still recovering because if he had been in shape he would have done so much more. “


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Minute 60: The ball goes to the back of the net! Oscar Mingueza (FC Barcelona) has scored the goal.



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This is the encounter that paralyzes the world of soccer. Real Madrid and Barcelona open another chapter of their historic rivalry this Saturday at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium. What seemed like a lost season for both in the middle of the season, today the title is a latent possibility for the two most winning teams in Spanish football after the apparent loss of play by Atlético de Madrid. Currently, the leader of the championship are precisely the mattresses with 66 units, one more than the Blaugranas and three of the meringues.

Besides the prestige and the top of the table, there is an additional motivator in this confrontation. It will be the duel that undoes the historical equality in direct confrontations. Both have won 96 times, with a balance of 52 draws. In short, the winner will be the so-called “new king” of the “Classic” in general piques.

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180 clash in La Liga between Real Madrid vs Barcelona

Thinking strictly about the league tournament, there are 180 clashes, with the balance slightly tilted for Madrid with 73 victories to 72 for Barça, in addition to 35 even.

The White House will have serious casualties for the match. Sergio Ramos, team captain, would be absent due to a left calf injury. Also the French defender Raphael Varane, positive for Covid-19. Eden Hazard had already been ruled out due to a problem in the psoas (it is a muscle found in the abdominal cavity and in the front part of the thigh1).

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On the other side, Philippe Coutinho underwent surgery a few days ago on the meniscus in his left leg and will lose the rest of the year (possibly he will no longer return to Barcelona). Gerard Piqué has already trained and hopes to be considered by manager Ronald Koeman, possibly in place of Antoine Griezmann. The attacker was a father for the third time (all born on April 8) and it would be doubtful. Duel with a reserved prognosis and with more than prestige involved.


FC Barcelona – Real Madrid: Who has won the most times?

Apr 09, 2021 at 16:55


Daniel Guillen

Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will play next Saturday, April 10 from 9:00 p.m. the classic history number 246. The numbers, however, could not be more even: 97 victories for the whites and 96 for the Catalans, in addition to 52 draws.

The last two victories for Zidane’s men have reversed Barcelona’s privileged position, that after defeating Real Madrid at home with a solitary goal of Ivan Rakitic two seasons ago they were positioned as the team that had taken the most classics (96-95). The previous course, the Catalans they were not able to win in either of the two commitments, and the defeat harvested at the Camp Nou last October has brought the whites back to the throne.

In these almost a quarter of a thousand matches, more than 800 goals have been celebrated: 408 for those from the capital and another 400 for Catalans. The whites, in addition, have reaped more victories than the Catalans in LaLiga (74-72), Champions League (3-2) and Spanish Super Cup (8-4), but not in the King’s Cup (12-16), a competition in which FC Barcelona clearly dominates in terms of titles in Spanish football.

The Messi factor, key

If the Classics of the last decade have been characterized by something, it is by the Leo Messi factor. The Argentine has meant a before and after for the club and Spanish and European football, and of course also for the Classics. Since making his debut with the first team, FC Barcelona has won 20 wins to Real Madrid’s 15, as well as 12 draws. It has also influenced the total number of goals (86-67). Without going any further, the Argentine star has the white team in fourth position as a favorite victim with 26 goals in 44 games.

Curiously, the Argentine star is better at Madrid in his field than at Camp Nou. More than half of the goals he has scored for them have been at the Bernabéu.

Maximum equality at the degree level

Where FC Barcelona does not dominate over Real Madrid is in the number of titles. Despite the disagreements in terms of competitions already extinct and the white dominance in Leagues and Champions League, the reality is that the azulgranas, in total, only have one less title than those of the capital (92-91).

Last season’s League, which ended up in the hands of Zidane’s men, served to tie the tie. Both are the seventh and sixth teams in the ranking of the most successful clubs, behind Celtic, Rangers, Al-Ahly, Peñarol and Nacional, which exceed one hundred.


Barcelona: Koeman and the rebuilding of Barcelona

Barcelona fans, after two or three years of horror-football, have returned in the last month to do something they had almost forgotten: enjoy their team. They have smiled again when they saw Barça. To get excited with their collective game and their goals. To get excited about a title.

Ronald Koeman, who took on the challenge of his life and came to do the impossible, has turned the season around. The Dutch coach arrived at the club in August to find a catastrophic scenario: a sunken giant in crisis, a flaming internal conflict, a depressed and battered crowd. A perverse president on the brink of resignation and a Messi who wanted, above all else, to leave the club and play wherever he went, but far from Catalonia.

A little over six months later, Barça is second in La Liga, three points behind Atlético and two ahead of Madrid, and they play the best football of the three. He also has a mental clean and jerk that seems to put him ahead of the fight for the championship. He is also a finalist in the Copa del Rey, which may be the Copa del Rey, but it is still a title.

The only stain, of course, great, indelible, is the defeat against PSG, which meant another chapter of a tragic novel of disappointment and misery in the Champions League. It was a cold blow for the club and the fans, increasingly used, more insensitive, to losing like this. But since then the team has grown, it has unequivocally improved, going back to Sevilla in the Cup, passing over PSG itself in Paris, and leaving the best game of the season in the win against Real Sociedad ten days ago.

The new system that Koeman found – a 3-5-2 with Messi and Dembélé up – has allowed the team to achieve results through good football. It took Barça time to reach this level, and it is logical. A new coach always needs time to adjust to the context, and the players to adjust to what the coach wants. Even more so if it is a change in the scheme, like the one Koeman implemented, and even more so if we are talking about a group of players that brought morale to the ground; that was preparing — surely — for a new season of rare joys.

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Today’s team, which enjoys and wins, in that order, which seems to play on skates, which found defensive strength and scored goals, is very different from the one that played the first leg against PSG. That fateful game, to the frustration of the Catalans fans, perhaps fell somewhat early in the season. If the game is repeated today, surely we would be talking about a very different result.

Sometimes it is easy to forget that Barça is rebuilding itself after having fallen into a very deep hole in the last two seasons. Reviving takes time. We cannot expect that, after hitting rock bottom just a semester ago, the team will suddenly flow and fly and begin to crush rivals and reach the semi-finals and Champions League finals as it did in better times. They have been almost five years of involution, decline and setback – surely it will take more than one season to see Barça again at the comfortable table of European giants.

It will be a long process, it must be carried out little by little, and at least Koeman is clear on that. He has been making adjustments, with patience, and already certain improvements are seen that are exciting. The emergence of Dest from the right (does anyone remember Sergi Roberto?), The consolidation of Araújo and Mingüeza in the first team (of which very little is said), the level of Pedri, the rebirth of Jordi Alba, the improvement by Dembélé. And the happiness of Messi, unleashed, as in his best days, that he has once again felt comfortable in a team that competes again, being part of a game system that is being built with and not for him.

This team is already better than Setien’s and Valverde’s, it’s clear. But more importantly, the process makes more sense, more promise, and more potential. There is young talent, there is hope, there is a project – what Messi got tired of asking Bartomeu’s deaf ears.

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Hopefully the board keeps Koeman for next season. Hopefully the pride and the political speeches do not flood everything; I hope the corporate antics that has characterized this club lately will evaporate. Hopefully there is not much talk about bringing Xavi, nor mention Håaland or Mbappé. Hopefully this team will be allowed to work with what it has, so that it adjusts to what Koeman wants and continues on the good path that leads to better football. Hopefully no major tweaks are made (the whole world knows that there is no money for it), and instead support work and development from within. For now, Koeman has shown himself capable for the position. The team, for its part, promises, has fire, has talent. And Messi, finally, is happy. Little by little.


Messi, a blow and the confusion for his shirt

The rivals want to beat him, stop him anyway, have that prize of being the player who could against Lionel Messi. But They are also looking for something more from the Argentine: his shirt. That jacket, used by the 10, it is a very precious commodity among the colleagues of the Flea, which defines what Rosario means to the world of football. However, it is not always easy to take that award home with you.

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Messi after the coup.

Messi after the coup.

Scott McTominay, Manchester United midfielder, had to insist to have Messi’s shirt. Why? Because Leo believed that the 24-year-old Scotsman elbowed him in a Champions League duel and left him bleeding. And when the English team player, at the end of the game, went to ask for the shirt, the Argentine did not even look at him. That was not all. “It took me a while to get it because when we played Barcelona in the Champions League, Messi received a blow to the nose and was bleeding. He was convinced that I was the one who hit him “, McTominay recalled.

The blow to Messi and the day after:

Later, the Briton asked Chiquito Romero, his United teammate and Messi’s side in the National Team, to help him with the issue of the shirt. “One day I asked Sergio to take Messi’s shirt. He came back and said, ‘You know Scott, Messi thinks you were the one who nudged him in that race.’ And I: ‘No, no, no. Absolutely. Tell him it wasn’t me. Make sure you have his shirt that I must have in my collection, ‘”said the central flyer.

Scott McTominay vs. Lionel Messi.

Scott McTominay vs. Lionel Messi.

Such was the perseverance that he finally succeeded. Messi could see that the blow he received was from another player and accepted the exchange of jackets. “Since I now have that shirt, it means that now he knows that it was not me who hit him. I apologize to Chris Smalling, but it was he who gave him that opportunity on that occasion, not me.” McTominay closed.

Smalling contra Messi.

Smalling contra Messi.

Scott was right: it was his teammate, who is at Roma today, who hit Leo. He hit him from behind and then, apparently unintentionally, more by clean and jerk than anything else, hit him in the face. Messi ended up with blood and two wounds: in the nose and in the eye. A story with a happy ending for a rival and admirer of the Argentine.

Thus he was the face to Messi.

Thus he was the face to Messi.

Just in case, after that duel at Old Trafford that ended 1-0 for Barsa, Leo nailed him a double on the return leg at the Camp Nou to get into the semis of the Champions League. His way of revenge.

Messi, after the coup.

Messi, after the coup.