Messi, a new record: 35 league goals, a new Barça record | FC Barcelona
Once again, Messi proved to be decisive. He opened the scoring against Mallorca on Saturday night and set Barça on the road to victory. The goal, his 35th in the league this season, established a new Club scoring record for league goals in a season. Since the 2009/10 season he had shared the previous record of 34 along with former Brazilian striker Ronaldo.
Ibrahimovic: There's more to Barcelona than just Messi - Goal.com
AC Milan attacker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has stressed that the Rossoneri should not solely focus on Lionel Messi in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie against Barcelona as he feels there's much more to the Catalans than just the Argentine forward.
Davids hails ´mythological´ Barca - Soccerway
Former Netherlands midfielder Edgar Davids believes Barcelona will successfully defend their Champions League title. The 39-year-old, who wore the Barca jersey during a six-month loan spell in 2004, also stressed that Barca are very much in the La Liga title race, despite trailing leaders Real Madrid by six points with nine games remaining.
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pichichi polemic & the goals that weren't theirs - Goal.com
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are compared constantly. The Argentine and the Portuguese are currently the world's two finest footballers, undisputed leaders for perhaps the continent's best club sides and are record-breakers extraordinaires. And what they do best, of course, is score goals ... all sorts of goals. From the sublime to the ridiculously easy, Messi and Ronaldo will find a way to get them into the back of the net. They even score goals that aren't theirs.
FC Barcelona-Alcoyano (2-1): Dongou scores his first goal and the match winner for Barça B | FC Barcelona
Barça B won their second consecutive match at the Miniestadi. The game against Alcoyano, week 31 of the League, ended in a 2-1 for the home side. The match-winning goal was scored by the youngster Dongou, on the 80th minute, just after being subbed in.
Rafa Marquez rejuvenated by training with Barcelona - World Soccer - Yahoo! Sports
If any have wondered where Marquez's refreshed attitude came from, his offseason trip to train with the Barcelona B team might provide answers. Returning to the place where he won two La Liga and two Champions League trophies, Marquez reconnected with Pep Guardiola and some of the former teammates with whom he shared the height of his career.
Cristiano Ronaldo on the verge of becoming the first player to score against every Liga opponent in one season - Goal.com
The Portugal international netted twice versus Real Sociedad on Saturday and has now scored against 17 different teams. Ronaldo will make history if he also manages to add his name to the score sheet in the games against Barca on matchday 34, and versus Mallorca on May 13.
Mourinho is a great leader, says Butragueno - Goal.com
Real Madrid director Emilio Buatragueno feels that head coach Jose Mourinho is the right man to guide Los Blancos to success in the 2011-12 campaign. Butragueno has praised the former Inter boss for his leadership skills, and believes Mourinho's experience will give the team an extra edge in the tail end of the season.
Chelsea consider bid for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo - report - ESPN Soccernet
Chelsea are preparing to launch an audacious €100 million bid for Real Madrid stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonazalo Higuain, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. While the Blues' strikers have struggled for goals this season - Daniel Sturridge, Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres scoring just 26 between them in all competitions - Ronaldo has scored 45 goals by himself to help Real to a six-point lead over Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
Malaga go joint-third after win - Yahoo! Eurosport
Malaga boosted their chances of securing a place in next season's Champions League when they came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Espanyol and draw level on points with third-placed Valencia. The Qatar-owned club fell behind in the 24th minute to a Philippe Coutinho strike before former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward Ruud van Nistelrooy netted a 75th-minute equaliser moments after coming off the bench.
Primera Liga round-up | Sky Sports
Elsewhere, struggling Real Zaragoza boosted their survival hopes with a victory over Atletico Madrid, Sporting Gijon grabbed a dramatically late point at Athletic Bilbao, and Racing Santander also earned a draw against Real Betis. But Villarreal went even better and addressed their recently wretched form with a victory at Rayo Vallecano.
Sevilla set sights on Trabzonspor's Burak Yilmaz - report - Goal.com
Sevilla are reportedly planning a summer swoop for Trabzonspor striker Burak Yilmaz. The Turkey international has been in sensational goalscoring form this season and has already admitted that he wants to move on at the end of the current campaign amidst rumours linking him with Premier League outfit Arsenal. However, according to Turkiye Gazetesi, Sevilla have now entered the race for Burak.