Tuesday internationals: Spain and Brazil make big statements with impressive wins | FC Barcelona
Spain were in rampant form in Tuesday’s friendly against none other than Argentina, winning 6-1 to send out a huge warning message ahead of this summer’s World Cup finals in Russia. Isco scored a hat-trick, and Diego Costa, Thiago Alcantara and Iago Aspas got the others. Had Leo Messi been on the field, it might have been a different story, but the Barça star was left out due to a hamstring issue.
With Or Without Messi, Argentina Have Work To Do Before The World Cup | The Sportsman
This week’s international friendlies provided a glimpse of an Argentina side without Lionel Messi and on this evidence, with or without him, they will have to take huge strides forward in the coming months if they are to seriously compete for World Cup honours this summer.
State of play in Europe: La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie title races assessed | Sky Sports
Barcelona are 11 points clear at the top and on course to lift their 25th La Liga title. They are unbeaten in the league and are two games away from equalling Real Sociedad’s record for the longest winning streak in Spain’s top flight.
The Top 5 La Masia goals of the week | FC Barcelona
This week’s best La Masia goals see a prominent role for the U19A team, league champions after the win against Nàstic. Two goals by Nils Mortimer in that match occupy the fifth and first positions in this Top 5.
Barcelona’s Ballou Tabla torn between choosing Canada, Ivory Coast | ESPN
Ballou Tabla is providing inspiration for young Canadian footballers, but the Barcelona teenager told ESPN FC he has not yet decided which country to represent at the senior international level.