Previous
CSKA Moscow
Manchester City
2
2
FT
Game Details
AS Roma
Bayern Munich
1
5
LIVE 72'
Game Details
Apoel Nicosia
Paris Saint-Germain
0
0
ESPN3 LIVE 68'
Game Details
Barcelona
Ajax Amsterdam
2
0
LIVE 73'
Game Details
Chelsea
NK Maribor
4
0
LIVE 73'
Game Details
Schalke 04
Sporting Lisbon
3
2
ESPN3 LIVE 69'
Game Details
BATE Borisov
Shakhtar Donetsk
0
6
ESPN3 LIVE 73'
Game Details
FC Porto
Athletic Bilbao
1
1
ESPN3 LIVE 71'
Game Details
Next

50-50: Liverpool vs. Real Madrid

Champions League 1 day ago
Read

50-50: Liverpool vs. Real Madrid

Champions League 1 day ago
Read

Man Utd field second-youngest side in Europe

Manchester United 5 hours ago
Read

Fergie defends choice of Moyes

Man Ut 5 hours ago
Read
Jul 25, 2011

Barcelona confident of securing Cesc

Barcelona remain confident of securing the services of Cesc Fabregas, according to vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who says the Catalans have plenty of time to re-sign their one-time youth-team player.

As Alexis Sanchez was unveiled officially after a summer-long courtship finally reached its logical conclusion on Thursday, Bartomeu suggested that Barcelona are calm on the prospect of landing the Arsenal captain.

"They [the talks] are going in the right direction," he said. "We will try and do what we can with the money we have.

"We have until August 30 to do things and I am sure we will." The haggling between the club continues with Arsenal valuing Fabregas at £40 million, though the suggestion is that Barcelona are close to fixing a price.

"I am very happy and I came to Barcelona to learn from the best in the world like Xavi and [Lionel] Messi," Sanchez said. "I want to leave an impression and I hope to help Barcelona win more titles. Barcelona are the best team in the world."

"He [head coach Pep Guardiola] called me and for me this was very important. It gave me confidence that he wanted me."

Sanchez is expected to have to compete with Messi, David Villa and Pedro for a place in Barcelona's esteemed front three while Fabregas will compete with the fabled trio of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets.

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.