I’d be pretty sure that bookmakers across the UK took an absolute hammering at the weekend.
Kari Arnason insists Iceland don’t fear Lionel Messi and are capable of shocking Argentina.
Almost as iconic this week as the sight of Spain’s sixth goal fizzing past Willy Caballero to complete Isco’s hat-trick against the 2014 World Cup finalists was Leo Messi demonstrating that the pain of it all was too much.
As I was on my way to the Jose Mourinho press conference in Sevilla my mobile phone rang and I got a nice wee adrenaline buzz from the fact that it was one of my all-time favourite players.
It was perfect timing, just ahead of Madrid hosting Barça tomorrow lunchtime at their magnificent Santiago Bernabéu stadium ...
In theory this is the time when the Little Boss must come to Barcelona’s rescue. Again.
There's been a bit of an old Cristiano-Messi related spat in the Spanish media over the last week or so and yes it’s true, I was coincidentally aware of its genesis.
There was a brief illuminating moment which caught my eye after Barcelona beat Arsenal 2-0 in London.
The young boy whose Lionel Messi shirt made out of a plastic bag went viral has finally got his hands on the real thing – signed by the man himself.
IT WAS 14 years ago that Gary Neville last played Valencia.
WHEN I was still a loon I'd go fishing the odd weekend and as quite a young fella I caught a trout in a river up by Huntly.
GUESS if you wanted to, you could win a free pint every night for the rest of your life in one of those tricksy pub challenges.
This might be the strangest, most stunning, crazy, unexpected and thrilling 780 seconds of our lives …
TO A greater or lesser extent we were all waiting for Messi.