Gamesmanship? Barca allocate 447 tickets to Atletico fans for La Liga decider


Atletico Madrid fans are known to be a noisy bunch, but they’ll have a tough time getting heard on Saturday.

According to the Daily Mail, Barcelona have only issued Atletico 447 tickets for their winner-takes-all La Liga showdown at the Camp Nou, a stadium that can accommodate 99,787 fans. The paltry away ticket allocation accounts for just 0.4% of the Camp Nou’s total capacity!

Now, we’re not saying it’s out of Barcelona’s right to do this, but giving out that few seats to away fans is practically unheard of, some might even say a little cheap. But when the stakes are this high, anything goes apparently.

Makes you wonder how many tickets Barca would have given out if it was Real Madrid they’d need to play for the title. 100? 10? Good grief!

Image provided by Reuters.


Cech weighing up Barcelona move

Barcelona continue to be linked with a host of goalkeepers in their search to replace Victor Valdes. Keepers such as Thibaut Courtois have been touted as possible long-term replacements. In today’s newspapers Petr Cech is the latest name linked to the Nou Camp, but surely Cech would be seen as a short term fix.

For this story and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.