Julio Salinas, the FC Barcelona striker at Wembley recalled that he hadn’t expected to play in the 1992 Final. "I wasn’t getting many games" he explained, and highlighted the importance of the match in Kaiserslautern.
The wait is over. The new Barça kit for the 2011/12 season will look more modern, will continue to show concern for the environment and maintains the traditional colours. But the shirt has more vertical stripes than ever (as many as eleven) and on the inside there is a graphic with the words ‘Tots units fem força’ (together we are stronger) taken from the club anthem.
The Camp Nou has registered a higher average attendance than in other recent seasons. This year’s 79,390 average was 2.7% up on the previous season.
Cometh the hour, cometh the man, say the wise ones, and this time magical Messi and clever Cristiano haven't let us down. Of the seven goals scored in the recent quartet of Clasicos, Messi bagged three and Ronaldo two. The Argentinian effectively put his club in the Champions League final with that gorgeous brace of goals at the Bernabeu, while the Portuguese won Madrid its first Copa del Rey in 18 years thanks to his wonderful header.
Real Madrid's central defender Pepe said on Wednesday that he hopes Manchester United can beat FC Barcelona in the final of the Champions League in Wembley on May 28. "I am going to support Manchester United in the final," he said, adding that he was friends with Manchester United players Anderson and Nani.
Speaking at the Launch of the new Adidas predator boots in London, Kaka told reporters that: “I want to stay at Real Madrid, I want to play at Real Madrid next season,” My mother is coming to London in September to preach. I don’t want to think now about playing in the Premier League, going back to Brazil, going back to Italy. I have a good relationship with Carlo (Ancelotti) but the truth is that I want to stay in Madrid, I want to play in Madrid and I want to live in Madrid.”
The Mestalla club are looking to add firepower to their squad and have previously been linked with Bayern Munich striker Miroslav Klose, but they have now reportedly turned their attention to the 20-year-old instead.
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