Barcelona suffer defeat in the Spanish Super Cup Final, losing 3-2 to Athletic Club, in really poor fashion. Barça found themselves in front twice, but failed to hold on to both leads, giving up sloppy goals, and defending poorly. By the end of extra time, Athletic had the lead, and Lionel Messi was sent off. Another tragic evening for Barcelona.
This was yet another devastating night for us Barcelona fans, as in such an important match, with a trophy on the line, we collapsed. Barça never really got going, despite Griezmann’s sharp finishing, and were punished for their sloppy performance and abysmal defending in particular from Jordi Alba and Clément Lenglet.
We must now pick ourselves up again, fight for the Copa Del Rey and wait for a new President. But tonight was a big opportunity missed for this Barcelona side, and yet again we are left hurting.
David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans
During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.
The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”
Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”
Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.
There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.