It’s Javier Mascherano’s first birthday in blaugrana and his 27th as Javier Mascherano. Or is it his 26th birthday and his 27th year? Whatever, I don’t care, he’s younger than I am and he’s got almost as many trophies as I do. Except that intramurals didn’t give out trophies, just knowing pats on the back.
Stats from his first year at Barça: 27 league matches, 7 Copa del Rey matches, and 11 Champions League matches. No goals, but like 80,238 bajilliontyfour intense tackles. And he totally schooled Pepe so bad in the dance competition that Pepe couldn’t stand up. He tried to act like it was a break dancing move, but the judges rightfully awarded the points to Smasch and the rest is history.