March 15, 2010
Let's get the obvious out of the way early: Leo Messi is a genius with the ball at his feet. A second-half hat-trick against Valencia proved this - as if there were any doubters. Everything that Barcelona had for the visitors to Camp Nou on Sunday night went through the Argentinian, who enjoyed free reign when VCF went down to ten men.
March 2, 2010
It's international week, so a modicum of attention is turned to the reigning European Champions in what will be the final shakedown ahead of this year's World Cup. There are no surprises in the lineup for the game against France, as it looks increasingly likely that Vicente del Bosque will stick with a winning lineup.