Spanish football evening headlines for 5 March.
Messi crowned Player of the Month
The Argentine scored a remarkable seven goals and provided two direct assists in just five appearances for the Blaugrana in the month as the side’s title challenge was rekindled.
Barcelona may have funded anti Catalan independence movement
Barcelona news continues to be dominated by the arrests earlier this week from Barçagate and the suspicions now are that the club funded an anti Catalan independence movement.
As outlined by Cadena Ser, the club’s payments to I3 Ventures appear to have been transferred to company Telam Partner, who have strong links to Societat Civil Catalana – a movement promoting Spanish unity.
Hazard fitness setback
As outlined by Marca, the Belgian has suffered a setback in his plans to return from injury and is still at least 10 days away from any potential return to action as his spell in the Spanish capital continues to be blighted by injuries.