Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column.  There are less and less players like Javier Mascherano in today’s modern game. Few who are prepared to play in different positions for club and country and fewer have ever made the transition look so seamless. Having moved to Barcelona on the back of impressing as a defensive midfielder, 

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Barcelona were rather fortunate to come away from La Rosaleda on Saturday with a 1-2 win over a spirited Malaga and it was no surprise, given the week he had, that Javier Mascherano was heavily involved. The Argentine made two crucial first-half interventions after errors from Thomas Vermaelen and Claudio Bravo, but that first period 

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Following the news that midfielder Sami Khedira could be out for up to two months with a thigh injury, there have been reports in Italy that the Serie A title-holders will make an audacious move for Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano. While the interest remains unconfirmed, it has been suggested that the Catalan club may listen to 

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