He then rolled into the Barca youth team where he worked his way up from C-B teams to the main squad in rapid pace. IFK Elfsborg was the surprise winners last year when hardly anyone expected it to. This is screened in the same yellow of the collar.
Manchester United Football Club has a special position amongst all football clubs because its popularity far exceeds its standing in purely monetary terms. Other clubs such as Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are worth more than Manchester United in terms of wealth but this club is worth an immense $1.835 billion which is not an amount to be sniffed at. What is really interesting is that this club outstrips the others in terms of global popularity. In addition, other clubs envy Man U’s ability to fill the Old Trafford stadium with ecstatic fans.
Now in this season Liverpool have not shown any sign of being a threat to the league winners. Seeing Manchester City’s and Spurs’ performances it will be very difficult for Liverpool to finish in top four.
This weekend, Barca, with a Messi hat-trick, won 3-0 over Atletico Madrid, and Real beat Real Sociedad 4-1 with two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo (tying Messi for the championship’s top goal scorer) and one each from Kaka and Adebayor. But with each winning nothing changes.
Jose Mourinho. With the squad he had at Chelsea, they should have done a clean sweep. If he used a rotation policy, last season they would have won everything. They looked tired in the 2nd leg of the Champions League semi final, and dropped valuable points in the league due to the high profile games every 3 days. With the squad Benitez has had, he has performed miracles to achieve what he has.
In the quarterfinal was Olympique Marseille twice with 2-0 put aside, so Bayern Munich in the semifinals taking office against the great Real Madrid. After a 2-1 home victory came in Madrid on penalties. Partly because of the good work of goalkeeper Neuer went at the end of the evening all German hands in the air.
First, Dimitar Berbatov became more vocal that Tottenham transfer him to Manchester United. This saga has been going on all summer, and it’s obvious that United wants him badly to shore up their front line as they look to repeat last year’s success. With Berbatov coming out and asking for the move, I would guess we’ll finally see it go through in a week or so. And if it does, this could end up being a huge move in the long run over this season. First, Wayne Rooney has yet to show he can step up and be the star everyone thought he would become. And two, the Reds need someone to take the pressure off Cristiano Ronaldo to score so many goals. The season he had last year was extraordinary and can’t be expected every year from a goals standpoint – he needs consistent options to finish off plays.
And that’s it for this comparison. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi share a lot of qualities; especially the ball technique of both is ground breaking. And while Messi currently has the edge, in my opinion Ronaldo is the more complete footballer in the long haul, not partly thanks to his great charisma both on and off the pitch. However they’re both very young so in the coming years this slight favour can definitely swing both ways.