27 March 2012

[Former player] The 'Gallina' Maxi López is crossed with Barça 6 years after

His only goal was scored by azulgrana in the Champions League against Chelsea.


Rarely in the history of FC Barcelona earned a player such esteem for so little. Maxi López (Buenos Aires, April 3, 1984) came to Barça in the January of 2005 with Demetrio Albertini. If the experience represented Italian, Argentine, who came from River Plate aged 20, was synonymous with future-alongside Messi (17) and Iniesta (20), the youngest.

As of landing at the Camp Nou, Maxi signed his best performance as azulgrana. It was in a Champions League match in the first leg of round and the rival Chelsea.

'The Gallina', which took 64 minutes for Giuly with a 0-1 on the scoreboard, he became the reluctant hero of the night and earned the esteem of the stands forever. He scored the 1-1 after pass from Ronaldinho and Eto'o attended to sign the winning goal.

A victory that ultimately proved futile, as it was Chelsea who were classified. In total, Maxi played at the azulgrana 17 games between league and Champions League, but Chelsea was his only goal.

In summer 2006, after the signing of Gudjohnsen, Maxi decided to fly to Mallorca. Vermilion played 29 matches and scored 3 goals. After passing through the islands, Maxi began a 'tournée' around the world.

In 2008-09 he went to Moscow, then came the Gremio (Brazil) and in summer 2010 landed in Italy to play in Catania. Just two months ago, arrived on loan at Milan Maxi, who has kept a purchase option.

Today, as against Chelsea seven years ago, waits his turn on the bench dreaming of having another magical night, now at his Barça. (via MD)