Welcome to Bernabeu Bites where every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday we take you around the world of Real Madrid, Liga BBVA and even throw in some European Football as well - all in tasty bite size form. So grab your favorite beverage, sit back, relax and enjoy!
Before we get to the news, I'd just like to say that moving sucks. I've done it a lot in my life time, and you'd think it would get easier, but alas you'd be wrong. And you know what also sucks? International breaks. It's just a time when guys get injured.
But enough of the preamble, lets get to some news.
I'm not sure if you know about this, but the FIFA Hall Of Fame is up and running. Where is it you might ask? Well I'm here to tell you it's in Pachuca Mexico. I know, interesting place to put a Hall Of Fame, no? Anyways, one of the inaugural inductee's to the Hall is our very own Alfredo Di Stefano.
FC Barcelona have been fined by UEFA for the behavior of their fans after Barca's Super Cup win against FC Porto. They were fined 110,000 euros because their fans lit flares in celebration of their victory, despite having come out two minutes late after the half time break. And of course, FCB's president is whining about it:
"Regarding the matter of coming out after half-time, it's excessive because in a changing room many things happen during these minutes, players are going to the bathroom at the last minute... It's the law but I think it's excessive," he told Spanish radio station Onda Cero Catalunya.
"But the sanction for the flares is worse because it's unfair. Barcelona cannot be responsible (for) who brings flares into this stadium because Barcelona don't control who enters and who doesn't enter that ground. And what if they weren't Barca fans who had the flares?"
One of the signings this summer, who hasn't taken the field in a match that counts, is Nuri Sahin, who is still recovering from a knee injury. He's still not exactly sure when he'll return to the pitch.
"Despite being injured I feel really good and I feel I am in the right place and I can be useful here at Madrid," Sahin told Sky. "Things are progressing and the recovery is going well."
This next item is more geared towards FC Barcelona fans--but I found it humorous. According to KCKRS.com, there is now an app for 99 cents where you can take your shot at poking Jose Mourinho in the eye.
In other news, take this with a large grain of salt: it seems that Serie A side AC Milan might make a play for Sami Khedira come the winter transfer window.
I know that we need a third striker, but I'm not sure I like all the links to Manchester City's former skipper, and a guy that refused to play. Carlos Tevez has been linked more than once to a move to the Bernabeu come the winter window after a failed loan to is old team, West Ham United.
Recently, the rag Marca held their annual football awards. Cristiano Ronaldo was in attendance and took home the award for being the lead scorer in la Liga with 41 goals--when given a mic, he claimed that this number was beatable. Cristiano's award presentation comes in at the :41 second mark.