Lionel Messi contract situation continues to make headlines. La Liga President and Barcelona president has said the five times World player of the year have signed a new contract but the issue has refused to go away. This is because the Argentine has not been seen signing a contract. Sevilla Coach Eduardo Berizzo revealed his medical condition at halftime sparking a historic comeback.
4. La Liga Champions League news- Madrid through, Barca & Atletico in action today
Barcelona will face Juventus in Turin tonight in UEFA Champions League. They need a point to go through to the next round. Atletico Madrid needs a miracle to avoid dropping to Europa League. They have not won a single match in their Group so far. They will welcome AS Roma tonight hoping for a miracle to happen.
Real Madrid booked their place in the last 16 with a 6-0 thumping of Cyprus side APOEL Nicosia away from home. Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have struggled to score goals all season and the trend is worrying. However, on Tuesday night both scored a brace.
CR7 now takes his tally to a record 18 in 2017 alone with one game to go.
“When I fail to score goals, my mum asks me, and my son, my brother and my sister… they all say: “But what’s wrong with you?” Ronaldo revealed. They don’t need to worry anymore.
3. Messi should stay at Barcelona FOREVER- Xavi
Lionel Messi contract situation continues to make headlines. La Liga President and Barcelona president has said the five times World player of the year have signed a new contract but the issue has refused to go away. This is because the Argentine has not been seen signing a contract.
Former captain Xavi has weighed in on the matter. He believes it is true the star has extended his deal. He believes the forward should remain at the club for good.
“We are not sure [if he has signed] as the Barca president said [he has],” he told Goal. “But for me, it’s done. Leo Messi needs Barca and especially Barca needs Messi. It would be very good for Barcelona if Messi stayed there for his entire career.
“As a member of Barcelona, I would like Messi to remain at Barcelona for his entire career because we have a better chance of winning titles if he stays at Barca. He is the best player in the history of the game,” he added.
2. REVEALED: Sevilla Coach medical condition Halftime talk sparked comeback
Sevilla Coach Eduardo Berizzo revealed to his players at halftime about his medical condition sparking a historic comeback. The home side was trailing Liverpool by 3-0 to nil and they needed a miracle to keep their hopes alive. The coach then decided to reveal for the first time to his players that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
“We had to come out with a different attitude for the fans and for the boss, he made us play like that,” Ever Banega said.
They came out with a different attitude and clawed their way back to finish the match 3-3. They almost won the match at the end. It was a catastrophic collapse for Jurgen Klopp side. He said after the match the draw looked like a defeat.
The Club has released a statement on the medical situation of the coach.
“The medical services of Sevilla FC report that the coach of the first team, Eduardo Berizzo, has been diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Future examinations will allow us to decide what steps to follow regarding its treatment.
“Sevilla FC wants to show its full support for the coach right now and wishes him a speedy recovery.”
1. Griezmann REGRET no Signing for Man United Last summer?- He explains
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann was whistled and booed by fans when he was substituted in the 0-0 draw with Real Madrid on Saturday night. He has netted only 3 goals in 14 matches so far this season. The lack of goals has seriously affected the progress of the club but in Europe and La Liga.
The France international had an opportunity to leave the club last summer. Manchester United was ready to pay a record fee for him but he decided to extend his contract. This happened after the La Liga side received a FIFA transfer ban.
When asked whether he regrets his decision, he said;
“I don’t regret staying. It was my choice,” Griezmann told Telefoot.
“I’m happy with my choice, even if I’ve gone seven games without scoring. It will come back.”
The attacker has been linked with Barcelona in recent weeks but he is not thinking about that at the moment.
“Diego Costa and Vitolo will be coming so we will try to keep the team high enough. These two reinforcements will do us good.
“I did not discuss this [an exit agreement] with the president.”