Valverde pleased at topping the group

Ernesto Valverde admitted that Barcelona gave PSV Eindhoven a few more goal-scoring chances than they would have liked to in the recent European game, but he stressed that Eindhoven had the services of somebody like Luuk de Jong who is a very dangerous player in the offensive line and it’s always tricky to contain him.

Valverde felt that Barcelona was pretty tight in the middle part of the game, but in the initial stages and in the latter parts, Eindhoven showed a bit more energy and threatened the goal on a few occasions, but the good thing was that Barcelona managed to come out of the difficult moments unscratched and without any damage and had three points to their name at the end of the night. Continue reading


The Champions League Round of 16 is set to begin next week as teams vie for the top soccer title on the continent. Some games promise excitement like back to back defending champions Real Madrid set to face big money spenders Paris St-Germain.

After their embarrassment in the hands of Barcelona, of which Neymar played a huge role, the French side signed the Brazilian for a world record. The Ligue 1 side are keen on raising their profile in Europe and they stand a decent chance with their current squad and morale. With Real Madrid having an underwhelming seasons, PSG have a good chance of knocking them out. Continue reading