Previous
St Etienne
Manchester United
5:00 PM UTC
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 3
Game Details
Valencia
Real Madrid
5:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Sevilla FC
Leicester City
7:45 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
FC Porto
Juventus
7:45 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
Vancouver Whitecaps
1:00 AM UTC Feb 23, 2017
Leg 1
Game Details
U.A.N.L
Pumas UNAM
3:00 AM UTC Feb 23, 2017
Leg 1
Game Details
Bristol City
Fulham
8:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Next

Europa League round of 16 draw

Europa League
Read

Trending: Man City edge Monaco in thriller

Latest
Read

Robbie Keane shows son who's boss

Toe Poke
Read

Tactics are 'overrated' - DFB's Wormuth

Germany
Read
Adelaide UnitedAdelaide United
Gamba OsakaGamba Osaka
0
3
FT
Game Details

Barca to reward Abidal

Barcelona are hoping to secure Eric Abidal to a new contract after praising his "excellent" performances this season.

Abidal, 31, has been in impressive form for the La Liga leaders, whether operating in his usual position of left back or filling in at centre back, as he did in the Champions League win over Arsenal on Tuesday.

The France international has not always looked at home in Barca's collection of superstars but with 18 months to run on his contract, he has convinced vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu of his value to the side.

"We will surely offer him a contract beyond 2013," Bartomeu told Ona FM. "He has made a change this year, a good player has become an excellent one."

Abidal, who was a member of the France squad that infamously went on strike during the 2010 World Cup finals but has since returned to the side, has also earned praise from les Bleus coach Laurent Blanc.

"On purely defensive level, he has always been one of the best French defenders. But he has greatly improved," Blanc told France Football. "What he achieved against Arsenal was exceptional."

Abidal joined Barcelona from French club Lyon in the summer of 2007.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.