Following their 2-0 win over the visiting Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique heaped praise on Lionel Messi. Enrique said that the Argentine is their comic book hero and can do things that people can't do on a Playstation video game. The coach also felt that manga super-hero Captain Tsubasa aka Flash Kicker would struggle to match Messi's magic.
Barcelona were dealt with fresh blows after former manager, Tito Vilanova, died of cancer on Friday. The season has gone on a terrible note for the Catalans who have had a trophy-less campaign blended with several misfortunes.
The long term future of Tata Martino as Barcelona coach was cast into doubt Thursday following the publication of stories in his homeland Argentina suggesting he will abandon the Spanish football club at the end of the season.
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has expressed surprise that Spanish international teammate Iker Casillas was not selected by new manager Carlo Ancelotti for Real Madrid`s 2-1 win over Real Betis on Sunday.
Lionel Messi, Chelsea and Real Madrid are among the thousands to have issued messages of support to Tito Vilanova, after it was confirmed the 44-year-old has resigned as Barcelona coach due to ill health.