Cesc Fabregas has taken a dig at both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich by saying that both teams do not impress him with their achievements so far this campaign. Real Madrid recently managed a 6-1 win over Schalke in the Champions League last 16 stage.
It was a comfortable night for the club, who are one of the favourites to win the competition. However, Cesc Fabregas has said that it is simply not in the quality of the Champions League to witness such results. He said that Schalke simply fell away without any fight.
Last football summer season, Cesc Fabregas was actually flattered by the interest that was shown by Manchester United. The manager of the famous Manchester United club- David Moyes tried his level best to sign the Barcelona midfielder last summer. However, Cesc Fabregas decided to stick to FC Barcelona.
While talking to Football Focus, Fabregas admitted that he was very happy with the interest that was shown by Manchester United. He said that it was flattering to see that a popular club such as Manchester United praised him and wanted him to join the club.
Cesc Fabregas doesn’t think that the outcome of the upcoming La Liga match between his team Barcelona and Atletico Madrid is going to be very important in terms of title race, but, he did say that the team winning the match would surely get the momentum in its favour.
Barcelona and Atletico are at the first and the second position respectively in the La Liga points table at the moment. They are being separated only by goal difference as both have the same no. of points in the bag and that shows how close the competition is between these two sides.
Barcelona will be facing Manchester City in the last 16 of the Champions league in a match that could be the standout fixture in this round. Barcelona are one of the best teams in Europe even though they are going through an identity crisis at the moment under the new manager Gerard Martino.
They have done extremely well in the league up until now, but without playing the same style of football that has become synonymous with the club over the last five years. City, on the other hand, have managed to shake off the early-season poor form to dominate the league in the last few weeks.
Cesc Fabregas has dismissed rumours that he may be set for return to Premier league football by saying that he would like to retire at Barcelona. Fabregas came through the ranks at Barcelona before joining Arsenal as a teenager for £ 2 million.
He went on to have eight successful years at the Premier league outfit during which time he also became one of the world's best midfielders. Barcelona recently took him back to the club in order to be a potential replacement for Xavi, who is entering into the twilight of his career.
Cesc Fabregas has said that it would be great if Barcelona signs the Liverpool goalie Pepe Reina next summer.
Victor Valdes who has been the first choice keeper of Barcelona since quite a while is believed to make a move abroad at the end of this season. That would force Blaugrana to look for a quality goal keeper and Fabregas thinks that Reina will be a good choice.
Reina is currently playing for Napoli on loan, but, he is not expected to sign a permanent deal with the Italian club next summer.
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has apparently told his friends in England that he would quit the club for regular first team football at Manchester United as well as the chance to reunite with Robin van Persie with whom he enjoyed a successful partnership during their time at Arsenal.
Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been long linked with a move to Manchester United, who are looking to sign him as a replacement for Paul Scholes. The 38-year-old England international retired from playing football at the end of last season, and the online betting sites are all making Thiago Alcantara the favourite to replace him.
Paris St Germain were recently knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate score between the two clubs in the quarter finals.
PSG were one of the teams that came extremely close to knocking the Spanish club out of the competition. They were leading 3-2 on aggregate until the 70th minute mark before Barcelona managed to equalise the match. PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that the team should now be focusing on the league campaign and completely forgetting the match against Barcelona.
Outside of the English Premier League, La Liga in Spain is one of the most popular leagues for football betting fans to gamble on, and it usually comes down to a straight fight between Real Madrid and Barcelona. This season it has been slightly different, as Madrid have failed to mount a real challenge to Barcelona for the La Liga title, currently sitting no less than sixteen points behind their great rivals as the season enters its latter stages. Indeed at the moment Real are not even second in the league, with their local rivals Atletico occupying this position.