Browsing Javier Mascherano

Barcelona vs Real Madrid – Lionel Messi Trying to Get Cristiano Ronaldo Sent Off in El Clasico

Posted on 27 Mar, 2015, by in Soccer

The Spanish media doesn’t miss a single thing said between footballers on the pitch, and caught Lionel Messi trying to get the referee to punish, which means send off with a red card, Cristiano Ronaldo for allegedly hitting Javier Mascherano in the Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid. More

On Dani Alves Mocking Racism & Barcelona Winning For Tito

Posted on 28 Apr, 2014, by in Soccer

On a “normal” night, Barcelona beating Villarreal with a late goal from Lionel Messi would have taken most of the headlines. But not when it comes days after the death of former manager Tito Vilanova, and not when Dani Alves found a unique way to mock racism by eating a banana thrown at him from the disgusting home fans. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Breaks Records Every Time he Touches the Ball

Posted on 10 Feb, 2014, by in Soccer

Not the grandest of displays from Barcelona, but it doesn’t matter when you have someone like Lionel Messi on the team, who didn’t just help turn the match around and win it for his team, but also set a new record for goals for just one club in Spanish football, reaching 334 career goals for Barca, surpassing Telmo Zarra. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Turns to Neymar & Alexis Sanchez

Posted on 27 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

The first Clasico of the season was something of a weird one, especially when looking at the key players and heroes. Lionel Messi had a weak performance, hardly felt under heavy guard. Meanwhile, both Neymar and later Alexis Sanchez enjoyed enough freedom to score the goals put Barcelona all smiling when they got past the finish line. More

Aftermath of the Barcelona vs Real Madrid Clasico

Posted on 27 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

As with every Clasico, it’s quite interesting just to sift through the comments after the match. Class is never a big part of what we see going on, as Real Madrid players constantly talk about the penalty kick not given to them after Javier Mascherano fouled Cristiano Ronaldo, while the Barcelona side ignores those claims and prefers talking about the wonderful goal Alexis Sanchez scored. More

FC Barcelona – Gerard Pique Isn’t the Only Defensive Problem

Posted on 18 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

The defensive problems for Barcelona aren’t going away, and it’s not only on the head of Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano at the heart of the defense, although they certainly are the easiest players to blame for the goals they concede. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Makes Alexis Sanchez the Hero

Posted on 15 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

The same old story for Barcelona with a twist; Lionel Messi only setting up the dramatic winner after poor defending jeopardizes everything this team does well, allowing Alexis Sanchez to come off the bench and find himself in the hero’s seat for a change. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Knows He Should Do Better

Posted on 29 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

Two Super Cup matches, no victories. Barcelona are making their way into the new season quite slowly, which means Lionel Messi is clearly out of shape or still suffering from some sort of injury, while his combination with Neymar wasn’t there to be seen and their defensive problems continue to be something that will haunt this team for the rest of the season. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Came Back Hungrier Than Ever

Posted on 19 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

Maybe it was about the players showing their new manager they don’t care if he didn’t come from “within”, or maybe it was about Lionel Messi showing Neymar how it’s done at Barcelona, which means trying to score and finish off the match as early as possible. More

Javier Mascherano Sent Off for Kicking the Medical Staff

Posted on 12 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

There was hardly anything to be proud of for Argentina in their 1-1 draw with Ecuador in the South American world cup qualifiers, but the lowest point had to be Javier Mascherano kicking the driver of the medical vehicle, getting himself sent off and probably headed for more than just one match of suspension. More