Posted in Serie A

Training Session: Inter Milan

Inter Milan faces Verona away on Saturday and they desperately need a win.

A few images from yesterday’s training session via zimbio:

Marco Andreolli of FC Internazionale Milano trains during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

FC Internazionale Milano players train during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

Samir Handanovic of FC Internazionale Milano trains during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

FC Internazionale Milano players train during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

(L-R) Sporting Director of FC Internazionale Milano Piero Ausilio, FC Internazionale Milano coach Roberto Mancini and Vice President of FC Internazionale Milano Javier Zanetti during a FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

(L-R) Sporting Director of FC Internazionale Milano Piero Ausilio, Vice President of FC Internazionale Milano Javier Zanetti and FC Internazionale Milano coach Roberto Mancini during a FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

Sporting Director of FC Internazionale Milano Piero Ausilio (L) and Vice President of FC Internazionale Milano Javier Zanetti (R) look on during a FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

Xherdan Shaqiri (R) competes for the ball with Yuto Nagatomo (L) during FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

Davide Santon of FC Internazionale Milano trains during FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

Vice President of FC Internazionale Milano Javier Zanetti shakes hands with Danilo D Amombrosio during FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

Juan Guilherme Nunes Jesus of FC Internazionale Milano looks on during FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

Mateo Kovacic competes for the ball with Federico Bonazzoli during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

FC Internazionale Milano coach Roberto Mancini issues instructions to his players during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

Mancini looks stressed in this photo! The pressure is on.

Juan Guilherme Nunes Jesus of FC Internazionale Milano in action during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

Isaac Donkor competes for the ball with Mauro Emanuel Icardi during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

Samir Handanovic of FC Internazionale Milano dives to save a shot during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

Samir Handanovic of FC Internazionale Milano dives to save a shot during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

Mr. Handanovic!

Mateo Kovacic of FC Internazionale Milano in action during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

FC Internazionale Milano coach Roberto Mancini gestures during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

Directing traffic never looked this good 😛

FC Internazionale Milano coach Roberto Mancini issues instructions to his players during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

Mauro Emanuel Icardi of FC Internazionale Milano in action during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

FC Internazionale Milano coach Roberto Mancini issues instructions to his players during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

FC Internazionale Milano coach Roberto Mancini gestures during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

FC Internazionale Milano players train during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

FC Internazionale Milano assistant coach Sylvinho looks on during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

For those wondering, this is Slyvinho, Mancini’s assistant

FC Internazionale Milano players train during an FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground on April 7, 2015 in Appiano Gentile Como, Italy.

All the best this weekend, Inter. You’re going to need all the well wishes you can get.

Posted in FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona: the boys are back in town

Team Barcelona is back and ready to get down to some business when they face Real Sociedad tomorrow, although some reports in Spain are saying that Messi, Neymar and Alves might be doubtful for the trip to Anoeta.

It’s not going to be an easy game, but we have to give it our all, Messi or no Messi.

I’m glad Neymar shaved that ugly beard. I almost had nightmares just thinking about it.

Via fcbarcelona.com some photos from yesterday’s training session:

Munir reminds me of LA Demi here. What am I saying? He always remind me of LA Demi!

So you just gonna stand there, bro?

Catch me if you …. wait, aren’t we a little too old to be playing tag?

Oh, the horror! The bane of my existence! That terrible terrible beard! *le weep*

Yep. He’ll score tomorrow.

They compared their new hideous tats after practice

‘I call dibs on this net!’

LA Demi and a wanna be santa

Our next five games:

VISCA EL BARÇA!!!!

Posted in Les Bleus

Training Session: Les Bleus

First sitting on the ground

Yesterday, 7 of our boys were present for the first training ahead of the friendly against Norway. Lloris, Debuchy, Remy, Sakho, Evra, Sissoko and my new man crush,  Schneiderlin trained in the rain.

Via fff.fr, here are some pics from last evening:

Cladding and bodybuilding EdF May 20, 2014

Hey Morgan!

Cladding and bodybuilding EdF May 20, 2014

Cladding and bodybuilding EdF May 20, 2014

That backside >.<

Cladding and bodybuilding EdF May 20, 2014

Cladding and bodybuilding EdF May 20, 2014

Cladding and bodybuilding EdF May 20, 2014

Cladding and bodybuilding EdF May 20, 2014

Cladding and bodybuilding EdF May 20, 2014

Others (Lloris):

HL1

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See it in video:

Posted in Champions League, FC Barcelona

Training Session: FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona faces Atletico Madrid today in the second leg of their tie in the Champions League. Last week, FCB drew 1-1 at the Camp Nou and they’re hoping to be the victors today. I on the other hand, believe in the team and all, but I am having conflicted feelings and is a little scared for this meeting. Nonetheless no matter the outcome, I’ll ALWAYS support them.

If Iniesta played today, it’ll be his 500th game for the club.

Last evening training session via zimbio:

Goalkeepr Jose Manuel Pinto of FC Barcelona stops the ball during the training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Lionel Messi (L) of FC Barcelona controls the ball as his teammate Cesc Fabregas (R) looks him  during the training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Lionel Messi (R) of FC Barcelona speaks with his teammate goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto (L) during the training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Lionel Messi (R) of FC Barcelona speaks with his teammate goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto (L) during the training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Pinto thinks Leo is spending too much time with Ney so he calls him over to have a talk

Neymar JR. (L) of FC Barcelona  and his teammate Lionel Messi (L) walks on during the training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Leo thinks Pinto should mind his business, but he’s thinking about what the jealous bestie told him

Neymar JR. (L) of FC Barcelona  and his teammate Lionel Messi (R) claps joking with their teammates during the training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

But they’re happy together so Leo doesn’t give a damn

Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona jokes holding a feather in the middle of his team during the training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona jokes holding a feather in the middle of his team during the training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Dani Alves of FC Barcelona controls the ball surronded by his teammates  during the training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Neymar JR. (r) of FC Barcelona performs as his teammate Lionel Messi (L) looks him during the training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona bites his nails during the training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Neymar JR. (R) of FC Barcelona jokes ahead his teammates Lionel Messi (R) and Dani Alves during the training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Cesc Fabregas (L) of FC Barcelona controls the ball as his teammate Lionel Messi (R) looks on during a training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Neymar JR. (L) controls the ball with team-mate Marc Bartra (R) during a training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Lionel Messi (L) of FC Barcelona controls the ball as his teammate Cesc Fabregas (R) looks on during a training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona during a training session the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Yes Leo, I’m a bag of nerves meself

Presser:

Head coach Gerardo Tata Martino of FC Barcelona answers questions from the media at a press conference the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final second leg between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Head coach Gerardo Tata Martino of FC Barcelona arrives at the press conference the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final second leg between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Cesc Fabregas of FC Barcelona answers questions from the media during a press conference the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final second leg between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Cesc Fabregas of FC Barcelona answers questions from the media during a press conference the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final second leg between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Cesc Fabregas of FC Barcelona answers questions from the media during a press conference the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final second leg between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Cesc Fabregas of FC Barcelona leaves the press conference the day before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final second leg between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

VISCA EL BARCA!

Posted in FC Barcelona

Betis tomorrow!

Lionel Messi has scored 100 goals and given 30 assists in his last 75 Liga games [via ]

How’s that for a stat eh? With that stat in mind, FC Barcelona hosts Betis tomorrow be it God’s willing at the Camp Nou. Carles Puyol is included in the squad. Here’s our squad:

Pinto, Oier, Alves, Montoya, Bartra, Mascherano, Puyol, Adriano, Busquets, Song, Xavi, Sergi Roberto, Cesc, Iniesta, Pedro, Alexis, Messi, Neymar, Tello

I am expecting a goals galore match come tomorrow.

Today’s training session via the club’s official site:

B goalkeeper Masip trained with the first team 

All the best tomorrow boys!

Posted in Miscellaneous

Article Find: Pep-Mania! Bayern raise funds for German flood victims as fans are given chance to watch Guardiola’s first training session

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola made a high-profile return to football on Wednesday when he led out his players at the start of pre-season training in front of an estimated 10,000-crowd at the Allianz Arena.

The former Barcelona coach, who signed a three-year contract at Bayern this year after taking a break following his departure from Barcelona in 2012, emerged from the dugout to loud cheers from thousands of Bayern fans.

‘I love to attack,’ Guardiola had told reporters on Monday and he ordered the grass to be cut short and watered before training so the pitch was quick.

Pep Guardiola training session

New manager: Pep Guardiola taking his first training session at the Allianz Arena

Pep Guardiola and Lorenzo BuenaventuraLeader: Guardiola (left) and new fitness coach Lorenzo Buenaventura taking their first training session infront of an estimated 10,000 Bayern fans

Guardiola and MullerMan management: Guardiola puts an arm around Thomas Muller 

Spectators, gripped by what German media have called ‘Pep-mania’, paid five euros each with the money going to help for the victims of the recent German floods. Thursday’s training is also open for fans.

Guardiola, wearing shorts on a chilly day, was missing several players including Brazilians Dante and Luiz Gustavo and Spaniard Javi Martinez who are all on Confederations Cup duty.

Dutchman Arjen Robben and Croat Mario Mandzukic are also yet to return while new signing Mario Gotze, who joined from rivals Borussia Dortmund, is recovering from a muscle injury.

Ribery and Guardiola

On bended knee: Bayern fans will hope Guardiola and his players are a marriage made in heaven

Jerome BoatengThumbs up: Guardiola speaks with Jerome Boateng

Guardiola training sessionListening intently: Guardiola gives the Bayern squad instructions

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was rested following minor foot surgery three weeks ago but striker Mario Gomez, reportedly close to a transfer to Italy, was training with the team though his future at Bayern is in doubt.

Midfielder Toni Kroos was also back on the pitch after missing the last two months of the season with an adductor muscle injury as were several players from the reserve team.

Guardiola

Success: Guardiola won 14 trophies with Barcelona

Expectations are high for the 42-year-old Spaniard, who won 14 of 19 possible titles in his four seasons at the Spanish club and until signing with Bayern was the most sought-after coach in the sport.

Bayern last season became the first German team to win a treble of titles, including the domestic German league and Cup double and the Champions League, under Jupp Heynckes.

GuardiolaBayern hotseat: Guardiola has signed a three-year contract with the Bavarians

Guardiola pointing the wayPointing the way: Guardiola took over from Jupp Heynckes who won the treble with Bayern last season

SOURCE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2348878/Pep-Guardiola-takes-Bayern-Munich-training-session-fans-raise-money-German-flood-victims.html