Dutch Eerste Divisie

Javier Mascherano keeps on proving his worth to Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Javier Mascherano's weight in the Barcelona team is measured by much more than his goals - or lack of.

The club's fans are more than happy to overlook the fact he has never scored in nearly 300 appearances, because few players are as important to the Spanish champion.

Having already proved his flexibility over the years, the 32-year-old Mascherano is now learning another position.