FABREGAS MISSING OUT ON LEAGUE TITLE
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas arrived in a £ 35 million deal from Arsenal in the summer.
Despite spending only a few months with Barcelona in his second spell at the club, Cesc Fabregas has already lifted two trophies this season.
However, it seems that Cesc Fabregas is unlikely to lift the Spanish league title in his first full season in the first team of Barcelona. Barcelona are a massive 10 points behind Real Madrid, who lead the table with great authority unlike the previous seasons. It has been largely due to the fault of Barcelona that they have allowed Real Madrid to build such a huge lead.
It seems that Cesc Fabregas is looking beyond the Spanish league title this season, as he admitted recently that he would love to win the Champions League with Barcelona in his first season at the club.
Cesc Fabregas has not competed in the Champions League final up until now, despite being part of the Spanish national team that has won the Euro 2008 and 2010 FIFA World Cup. The Euro 2012 betting odds online suggest that Spain might yet win again this summer, which would leave Fabregas's trophy cabinet desperately skewed towards international success.
Barcelona will be facing Bayern Leverkusen in the last 16 of the Champions League. Even though Cesc Fabregas has the Champions League dream, the Spanish midfielder has admitted that Bayern Leverkusen are a tough proposition.
“What happened in Pamplona was a disappointment because we let the league slip away, but the Champions Leauge is the most beautiful competition there is. The Champions League is difficult [to win] because the best teams in Europe compete for the title,” Cesc Fabregas said after the 3-2 loss at the hands of Osasuna.
This loss helped Real Madrid to extend their advantage at the top of the table to 10 points. Iniesta and Xavi were rested in the match in order to help them do well against Bayern Leverkusen.