INIESTA MISSES AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GAMES

Spanish football legend Andres Iniesta missed the whole of the Champions League group stage campaign for his Vissel Kobe FC of Japan side in the Asian Champions League due to injury. The Barcelona legend missed the whole Champions League group stage games due to an unspecified injury.


Andres Iniesta missed all the four Vissel Kobe games in the Champions League due to injury. His Japanese team defeated both ChiangraiUnited of Thailand and Kitchee of Hong Kong at home before playing out a draw against the two teams away from home as far as their Group J campaign is concerned. Andres Iniesta and Vissel Kobe are through to the next stage of the AFC Champions League after winnibng Group J ahead of Kitchee. They secured top spot in their group with eight points from four games, while Kitchee had seven points from four games.

WHAT HAPPENED TO FORMER ARSENAL STAR ANDREY ARSHAVIN?

Blistering performances, and a transfer saga along the way, mean that Andrey Arshavin will always be remembered by football fans. At Euro 2008 there is one name that instantly comes to mind – Andrey Arshavin. The diminutive Russian forward was the undoubted star of the Zenit St Petersburg team that won the 2008 UEFA Cup – winning man of the match in the final against Rangers – but it was at the Euros where his star arguably shone brightest.


But it was the link to Arsenal that remained consistent and after a whirlwind affair, which involved a certain Vladimir Putin at some stages, the Gunners eventually got their man in the January 2009 transfer window – but only just. With just an hour left until the transfer deadline, Zenit finally accepted an offer from Arsenal – although it was still delayed thanks to a combination of compensation payments and a snowstorm.

ANDRES INIESTA WANTS BARCELONA RETURN

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has revealed that he would love to return to the club. He made this known in a chat with Spanish journalist Gerard Romero on Twitch last month. According to him, it is difficult to predict what will happen in the future, but he wants to help the club.

Andres Iniesta is a product of the famed La Masia Academy at the club. He started his career at the club before making his first-team bow. The Spaniard would later attain legendary status at the club before his exit in 2018. He played 674 games for Barcelona during his time in the first-team winning a lot of titles including four Champions League titles. Iniesta was part of the Barcelona team that came from behind to beat 10-man Arsenal 2-1 during the 2006 Champions League final in Paris for his first Champions League title. He won his second and third Champions League titles as part of the Barcelona team that won two Champions League titles in three seasons under Pep Guardiola.

UNITED YOUNGSTER MEJBRI REVEALS HIS IDOLS

Manchester United youngster Hannibal Mejbri has revealed his football idols and Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta is on the list. The young Manchester United midfielder talked about his idols in an interview with the club's official website. Apart from Andres Iniesta, Mejbri also mentioned the duo of Zinedine Zidane and Brazilian football icon Ronaldinho.

MESSI TAKING PSG CAREER SERIOUSLY

Summer signing Lionel Messi has revealed his determination to achieve the targets set by Paris Saint Germain (PSG) this season. The target of winning the Champions League title this season supersedes the other targets at the French team and Messi reiterated this in a chat with Spanish newspaper AS.

INIESTA BELIEVES IN CURRENT BARCELONA TEAM

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has a lot of belief in the current set of players at the club. Despite an average start to the season in the Spanish La Liga, Iniesta is confident that the players can turn things around by winning the league title.

Andres Iniesta told ESPN in an exclusive interview that Barcelona have a squad that can win the La Liga title.
A lot of Barcelona fans are not as optimistic as Andres Iniesta after an unimpressive start to the season led to the dismissal of Dutchman Ronald Koeman. Club legend Koeman became the Barcelona manager last summer as the replacement for Quique Setien and he won the Copa Del Rey title in his debut season at the club in managerial capacity

INIESTA MAKES BARCELONA RETURN PROMISE

Vissel Kobe FC of Japan midfielder Andres Iniesta has promised to return to Catalan giants Barcelona when he ends his playing career. Iniesta talked about returning to the Nou Camp in an exclusive interview with BBC Sport.

According to him, he plans to make a return to the Spanish La Liga club when he calls time on his professional football career.

INIESTA: BARCA WILL HAVE A GREAT SEASON THIS CAMPAIGN

A lot of eyes have been on Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona and there have been questions asked about whether they can manage to survive without their club legend Lionel Messi after the Argentina international star left the club this summer.

Messi left Barca this summer under unexpected and controversial circumstances, one of them being the fact that Barca are currently in a difficult financial situation.

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