Ex- Barca and Liverpool Argentine, Javier Mascherano, has declared his retirement from soccer. Argentina’s chances of winning FIFA in 2022 went from bad to worse due to the news of the midfielder retiring. Looks like its all up to Messi and Aguero now. Speaking of international football, the leagues have come to a pause and international matches have resumed.
No one is quite as happy as Liverpool fans due to this pause in club football. Liverpool has almost all of its major players injured, unfortunately. Luckily, they still haven’t beaten City’s record for the highest number of injuries this season, though the latter didn’t get much media coverage of the squad injuries.
The international friendlies will end on Tuesday for now and most European leagues are set to start again later in the week. Speaking of European leagues, Leicester is right on the early path for Premier League victory for now. Most fans have recognized their game this year and genuinely believe that they have a shot of stealing the cup yet again.
Current champs, Liverpool, are still quite in shape, despite the recent squad injuries. City on the other hand are in terrible shape this season, six points behind Leicester. Their next match is against the Spurs, at the latter’s home. Depending on their tactics and squad for the day, they have a real bad shot of winning this game.
On the topic of great clubs being terrible this season, Barcelona may actually be worse off than Man City. They are currently nine points behind Real. Not the real you’re thinking about though. Real Sociedad is on the top of the table for now…Barcelona’s redemption can take place at Grizi’s old team’s stadium. You guessed it, Barcelona is playing against Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
Back in Germany, the Bundesliga is nothing special. Bayern Munich remains to stay on top yet again. Couldn’t expect any less from the current European champs. To get the latest soccer news, stay tuned to Messiigirl for more.
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