Inter Milan faces Verona away on Saturday and they desperately need a win.
A few images from yesterday’s training session via zimbio:
Mancini looks stressed in this photo! The pressure is on.
Directing traffic never looked this good 😛
For those wondering, this is Slyvinho, Mancini’s assistant
All the best this weekend, Inter. You’re going to need all the well wishes you can get.
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!!!!
This weekend, we take on Villarreal away. Neymar and Ter Stegen joined the training session today.
NeyMessi before training:
Scenes via the club’d official site:
‘This is how you hold a newborn’
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:
That backside >.<
See it in video:
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:
Pinto thinks Leo is spending too much time with Ney so he calls him over to have a talk
Leo thinks Pinto should mind his business, but he’s thinking about what the jealous bestie told him
But they’re happy together so Leo doesn’t give a damn
Yes Leo, I’m a bag of nerves meself
VISCA EL BARCA!
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!
Via fcbarcelona.com, see how Leo celebrates a goal:
Other training pics from yesterday:
He wants four goals later on guys. Don’t let him down.
He says make sure the most Santos get is two goals only.
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.
New manager: Pep Guardiola taking his first training session at the Allianz Arena
Leader: Guardiola (left) and new fitness coach Lorenzo Buenaventura taking their first training session infront of an estimated 10,000 Bayern fans
Man 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.
On bended knee: Bayern fans will hope Guardiola and his players are a marriage made in heaven
Thumbs up: Guardiola speaks with Jerome Boateng
Listening 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.
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.
Bayern hotseat: Guardiola has signed a three-year contract with the Bavarians