It's a different world from the soccer field, but Lionel Messi was all smiles and waves to fans as the Argentina star and his father headed to court to counter charges against them. Their tax fraud trial opened on Tuesday in a Barcelona court.
It's just one last showdown match for Barcelona and Real Madrid to decide who earns the Spanish title for 2016. Both Barcelona and Real Madrid have one game to play on Saturday with only one point separating them.
With just two rounds of matches to go in the Spanish league, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid all are in the fray to be crowned the champions when the last rounds of games are played on Sunday, 15th May.
Luis Suarez scored four goals in the 6 – 0 thumping of Sporting Gijon. The Uruguayan striker has taken his season tally to 53 goals in all competitions this season which includes an impressive 28 goals and five hattricks since the start of 2016.
The favourites and the reigning European champions, Barcelona, are knocked out the Champions League. Barcelona’s season is unraveling as they have now lost three and drawn one of their last five games in this business end of the campaign.
Cristiano Ronaldo was once again singled out during his team’s 2 – 1 victory over Barcelona in the El Clasico. The Portuguese captain was a victim of anti-gay abuse from a group of fans present at the Camp Nou.
The reigning Spanish and European champions Barcelona have been drawn to face the 2014 Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid. With the evidence of their European as well as league campaigns this season a case can be made that the two sides are the strongest in Europe.