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CESC FABREGAS | Goals, Skill, Assists | 2012/2013 | FC Barcelona | HD

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CESC ADMITS TO CHALLENGE

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has openly admitted that he has not been extremely comfortable following is switch to the Spanish giant from Arsenal in the summer. Cesc Fabregas moved to Barcelona in a £ 35 million deal from Arsenal. This meant that he has once again arrived at the club where he started his career. He is expected to be the replacement for Xavi Hernandez once the 32-year-old retires from football. Fabregas had a sensational start to his Barcelona career after lifting two major trophies in the first few months after his arrival.

However, the second half of the season has been a major struggle for the 25-year-old, who has been criticised by many for disrupting the rhythm Barcelona have had in the last four seasons under Guardiola. It was no coincidence that Barcelona failed to retain the la Liga title and also the Champions League title due to the poor form shown by Fabregas in the final few months of the campaign. However, he has proved that he has not lost his quality by scoring the equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Italy in the opening game of the Euro 2012 for Spain. Vicente del Bosque demonstrated his confidence in the Spaniard by starting him ahead of regular striker Fernando Torres.

“It’s one of the things you have to adapt to. It’s not easy, it’s been tough. It has been a radical change in my life and like it or not it is hard to adapt. I went from playing with complete freedom of movement to Barcelona where the game is more positional. It was a challenge and I went through a period where I was very worried about it,” said Fabregas. He is once again expected to play a key role in the final group match of the Euro 2012 against Croatia.

AMBROSINI: IT WILL BE DIFFICULT

AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini has said that his team face a very difficult task in the quarter-finals of the Champions League due to the side they will be facing – Barcelona. AC Milan have been drawn against the current champions Barcelona for the quarter-final draw. Everyone pretty much admits to the fact that Barcelona are currently the best team in the world. It is also the opinion of AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini, who expects a tough match at the San Siro. AC Milan have already faced Barcelona in the Champions League this season – in the group stages. They managed a draw at the Camp Nou, while they were defeated narrowly 3-2 at the San Siro.

AC Milan come into the match on the back of the confidence inspiring 2-1 win over Roma during the weekend. It has taken them seven points clear at the top of the table. Juventus are currently the second placed team at the moment. Ambrosini praised Barcelona by saying that they are currently the best team in the world without a share of doubt. He also said that AC Milan should not be going into the match thinking about making mistakes, because if they do so, they are bound to commit some.

“We must stop thinking that we can make mistakes. Otherwise, you unconsciously get the idea in your head that you can afford to lose games. Barcelona are the strongest side in the world, it does not take a magician to tell you that. It will be a very important and difficult match for us, but also one that will give us so much motivation. The Blaugrana have so many good players at their disposal that we have to give our best,” Ambrosini told Sky Sport Italia. AC Milan will not have the services of influential defender Thiago Silva for the match.

Cesc Fabregas’s all goals in Barcelona |HD|

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FABREGAS SLAMS ‘BORING’ LEVERKUSEN

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said that Barcelona were extremely boring in the recent Champions League encounter with Bayern Leverkusen.

Barcelona were drawn against Bayern Leverkusen in the last 16 of the Champions League. The Catalan club had the away leg as the first match. After failing to create a major opening in the first 40 minutes, Barcelona finally took the lead in the 42nd minute. After taking the lead, it was an easy passage for Barcelona to a convincing 3-1 win over their German opponents. This victory was extremely crucial for Barcelona, as they were coming on the back of a poor away from prior to the match.

Bayern Leverkusen defended extremely well in the match against Barcelona. Even after conceding the first goal, they were extremely brilliant in the defence. As a result, Barcelona were unable to play their open and expensive style of football.

It is very much expected that Barcelona would complete the job at the Camp Nou following the 3-1 result. However, Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said that Barcelona were extremely boring in the match due to the negative tactics employed by Bayern Leverkusen and also due to the tactics used by manager Guardiola in order to win the game.

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CESC’S STOCK CONTINUES TO RISE

Cesc Fabregas is performing exceptionally well for Barcelona but is still the second fiddle to Lionel Messi. However he does dream big and makes sure that he manages to live up to his dream. He has already set eyes on the victory of the La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa Del Rey.

There is no doubt that he has been a star player and this can be seen with his lifting of the UEFA Super cup, The Club World Cup and The Spanish Super Copa already this season.  He has always shown a constant hunger and desire that yearns for more and more and ensures that this New Year will also bring him a lot of victories and achievements like the last.

One of the most coveted trophies that Cesc Fabregas has set his eyes on is the Champions League and he is going to give in his best shot to ensure that Barcelona manage to lift the Champions League trophy this year.

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