31 March 2011

The video motivator Luis Enrique

The coaching staff of Barça B Alcorcón used a video to the motivator to stimulate players with the idea of ​​trying to strive for better ranking in the league history.

Psychology in football is increasingly important for coaches. Not forgetting the technical, tactical and strategic, coaches growing influence in the motivational factors to try to get the best results.

Prepartum videos have become a very useful tool for many trainers. For example, Pep Guardiola ordered one for before the end of Rome caused a sensation when it became public.

After announcing his departure at the end of the season , and once said the goal of finishing in the top five, Luis Enrique asked his coaching staff making a short music video that could touch the fiber to the players in this way stimulate winning spirit.

Barça B historical images mixed with current moves and goals of the subsidiary set up a video of a half minutes released by the coaching staff at B that served to motivate the staff just before the start of the last game of the subsidiary to the Alcorcón.

The video begins with images of Guardiola and Puyol in his time at Barca B and also include images of other players from the current first team squad playing in the Miniestadi in his days in the B.

These historical images give way to a series of moves and spectacular goals of the current Barça B. The video ends with a graphic revealing: "We aim to be the best branch of history." (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Saturday, Vila-real double confrontation - Barca in La Plana

This Saturday at Villareal FC Barcelona has two official engagements. At 18 pm in the Sports City 'groguets' game is played between the branches of Second A. And at 22 pm in El Madrigal will be the turn of the first eq.

The rise of Barca to Second A subsidiary has made possible this year, the possibility that Villareal and Barcelona meet in the two major divisions of Spanish football. The coincidence of the First and Second schedules makes this Saturday the first team and the reserves play, with four hours apart, before the two teams of Vila-real Castellón land.

Mini stadium in the Sports City of Vila-real play the first match. The two subsidiaries will play to win a match in which the good football has to be the protagonist. If Villareal B, after the rounds played, has to remain very close, Barça B and is mathematically achieved after winning last Saturday to Alcorcón. Seven points difference in favor of players Luis Enrique (51puntos for Barca B and 44 for La Plana) give the Catalans a slight favorite paper.

Four hours after the start of the second game in El Madrigal to start the match between Villareal and Barca. It so happens that the two engineers, Pep Guardiola and Juan Carlos Garrido, before sitting on the benches of the respective first teams did earlier in the subsidiary. Juan Carlos Garrido was the coach last season Vila-real B, who won two years ago was promoted to Second A. Ernesto Valverde's dismissal did Premier League debut last season. For its part, Pep Guardiola also directed the subsidiary Barca and was promoted to Second Division B, before taking over the club. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

As replacing Xavi

Barca midfielder has missed nine games this season and the team has added seven wins. Keita Xavi has replaced eight times.

Xavi is the player who best represents the Barca game. Xavi is the pause, the wit and magic. Is an example of hard work and commitment. And Guardiola will have to replace him at El Madrigal.

No one can play as midfielder Xavi is unique because Terrassa. But the club knows how to win without Xavi and Xavi can play well without. This season the team has added seven wins in nine games without the '6 'Barca'.

In the League, four games

Catalan footballer has lost four games in the domestic championship. The draw against Mallorca at home and wins against Real Zaragoza, Deportivo and Mallorca away from the Nou Camp. And technicians have always opted for Keita and Iniesta in the interiors.

In the Cup, also replacing Xavi Keita. In the tie against Ceuta, both at home and abroad, the Malian was accompanied by Thiago in the midfield. And in the second leg of the semifinals against Almeria, Busquets forward position teaming up with the African player. Three games and three victories.

The last two games has been lost in this course Xavi were the first leg of the Supercopa of Spain with Sevilla and Barca-Rubin of Champions. Two parties with very special circumstances. First, because the world champions did not. The technicians stationed by Keita, Jonathan dos Santos and Oriol Romeu. Barça lost that game 3-1.
And in the last match of the group stage of the Champions League, Guardiola opted for midfielder Mascherano's interior and the couple were Busquets and Jonathan dos Santos. The ship was classified as group winners and beat Rubin 2-0.

Rosell: "A result? 5-0, to keep custom"

FC Barcelona president made his forecast in a charity event, which was also Artur Mas: "I'm not optimistic, just win by 4, which are the stripes of the Catalan flag.

The president of FC Barcelona , Sandro Rosell and President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Artur Mas , presented together a campaign led by the founding of the club and the Fundació Banc dels Aliments' Send me to hell fam '(' Let's send hunger to hell ').

The campaign is that people bring food and join a club to the Cup final . The winner will share a dinner with veterans of the club Catalans in La Masia . The goal is to get the most basic food commodities to help all families in need of Catalonia and sensitize society about aa food poverty next.

Event organizers have asked both to inaugurate the club for the match in the Cup final between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. FC Barcelona president predicted a clear victory for his followers: "I put a 5-0, not to lose the habit" . For his part, but said: "I am not so optimistic, we will only win by four, which are the stripes of the flag of Catalonia .

In the presentation has been delivered on espot featuring soccer players Xavi Hernández and Juan Carlos Navarro basketball, and football is also all sections of the club have joined the campaign.

You can participate in the campaign by purchasing food 'on line' ('enviemlafamalaporra.org') or by producing products as rice, pasta, oil and milk at football matches (FC Barcelona-Almería, April 9), rugby (USAP -Toulon) and basketball (Regal FCB-Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, April 2). (via AS)

[Ex player&coach] Cruyff forced to resign the leadership of Ajax

The leadership of Ajax Amsterdam has submitted his irrevocable resignation following an extraordinary meeting in which they had to yield to a working group led by Johan Cruyff pour in Barca.

The president of the organization, Uri Coronel, confirmed yesterday that left the office while his successor is designated. In recent months the direction of Ajax has been criticized harshly by Cruyff tremendous. As adviser, the Netherlands wants to launch a new sports policy after showing very negative today. "Cruyff is a demigod in Amsterdam. It is not easy to have a different opinion than yours, "lamented Colonel.

Through an official statement the resigning have stated that "this decision of the board members assume their responsibility with the idea of ​​leaving the stand-off the club." (via SPORT)

Rejoins the group Bojan, Puyol continues beyond

FC Barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola, after returning the recovered effective international commitments with their respective teams.

Guardiola told Thursday morning with almost all his players to prepare for the next league match against Villarreal. Except for Xavi, who rested, and Puyol, injured, the first template is exercised in full Blaugrana.

Mascherano made Milito and recovery work, while Peter, Maxwell and conducted Bojan warming up with the group.

Messi does not have a muscular injury

After tests on Messi, the club's medical services have ruled in the adductor muscle injury in his right leg. The player will physical therapy until Saturday and will be assessed if you can play against Villarreal.

Leo Messi has arrived this morning at Barcelona , along with his team-mates Milito and Mascherano . FC Barcelona striker has moved to the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper which has undergone some scans, and was later made ​​a resonance in the Hospital de Barcelona . After completion of the tests the doctors have ruled out any adductor muscle injury in his right leg.

The player will continue physical therapy until Saturday and will then be valued their participation in the match against Villarreal . (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Messi is already in Barcelona

Leo Messi is Barcelona after his tour with Argentina and will be inspected by club doctors to see the extent of physical discomfort.

Messi arrived shortly after nine o'clock at El Prat airport, where he was welcomed by many as a dozen people, including security personnel and members of the club.

From there, the Argentine moved to the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, where he underwent several medical tests to know their physical condition and availability or not for this Saturday's encounter against Villarreal. If after the MRI is found that there is no serious problem right now Messi could train with the rest of his teammates. (via SPORT)

Roma wants to Mascherano and Milito

The future owner of the club, Thomas DiBenedetto, has two Argentine players of FC Barcelona for its new sports project.

American society is negotiating the purchase of Roma is already working in parallel in the preparation of staff for next season. In this sense, has shown interest in several South American players to strengthen the team.

Among them were two Catalans players. According to Italian media, the intention of the new majority would be to build a stadium and stop sharing the Olimpico de Roma with Lazio. Among the reinforcements, the future owners of the Roma is the Argentine Gabriel Milito, Javier Mascherano, who curiously and played at one time in Liverpool. Understand that the two would blaugrana fundamental pieces in the new scheme of Roma, which, with these and other signings, whose main objective will definitely return to the limelight in Europe.

Currently in the Roman equipment and other Argentine militant as brothers and Guillermo Nicolas Burdisso.

According to the Italian press, the head of the American business consortium interested in the Roman club, Thomas DiBenedetto, believes the two Catalans, along with other reinforcements are seeking as the Chilean Alexis Sanchez and Brazilian Luisao can help create a team "capable to fight every year for the scudetto. "

To form this new club, DiBenedetto also has on its agenda the veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus. (via SPORT)

Puyol will discharge in 9 days

Its development is being so positive in recent days that just because you notice pain in the knee and his return has entered the countdown.

For a long while Carles Puyol did not get a joy. Since last January 22, when he had to retreat to the rest of the match against Racing Santander after noticing a severe pain in his left knee, which the captain's life had become a real roller coaster ride in search of a single obsession: return to the pitch to help the team. However, the road turned out to be much longer and painful than expected. And is that your knee tendinitis has been a headache for everyone.

Was attempted, a Herculean effort by all parties, that the player could be on 8 March in the second leg against Arsenal at the Nou Cap down to cover the penalty of Gerard Pique, but in the last two sessions work with the group ended up noticing a sharp pain that forced her to stop short his recovery and to rethink treatment.

Three weeks later, Puyol returns to see the light. Ensure that recovery is beginning to yield results rapidly, the pain is diminishing and will soon return to train with the group.

In fact, it is pointed as the next Saturday, April 9 received a medical discharge coinciding with the party that will play against Almeria at Camp Nou and especially thinking about the second leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League in Donetsk will be played three days later. This event has become inescapable for Puyol and the truth is that everything points that will be ready for the sensations in recent days are being more than positive.

Puyol will ensure that fully unleashed and just can not wait after having spent over two and a half months off the pitch, his legs will not notice this slowdown because the captain is willing to make a superhuman effort to help the team in this final stretch of the season where the team plays the three titles in almost a month.

So, as the exclusive SPORT announced on 25 March, Puyol will be on Saturday against Villarreal on Wednesday nor against Shakhtar in the Camp Nou, but from here the return of captain is already a matter of days. (via SPORT)

Neymar: "Everyone would like to play for Barcelona and me"

Brazilian striker praised Neymar Barcelona and said that all players would like to play in the Spanish team, including him, but stressed it intends to continue playing at Santos.

"All the players would like to play for Barcelona and me. It is an issue that we must treat it with care. I have a contract with Santos and intend to stay here," said the striker, in response to a question about the supposed interest of Barca sign him.

The Brazilian international of 18 reiterated several times during the press conference he was happy at Santos and his desire to continue in the computer on which it formed.

"The future belongs to God, but I have a contract with Santos and I repeat that I am happy here and I want to stay at the club. No, I have no interest in leaving the Saints now. I'm in my country, near my friends and my family, I have no reason to leave, "he said.

Neymar also said that last Sunday dinner with an agent of Chelsea, the Israeli Pahavi Zini, but denied that during the meeting raised the possibility of a move to English club.

The striker was in London last Monday, a day after he played for Brazil's friendly against Scotland, with permission from his team to "attend to the foreign press."

The young talent of Santos was the author of the two goals of the Brazilian team in a friendly, played on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium in London.

Last year, Neymar renewed his contract with Santos, who offered one of the highest wages in the Brazilian league and shielded with a transfer clause of 45 million euros. (via SPORT)

FC Barcelona returns to training after international commitments

Pedro and Maxwell finalize its recovery. Bojan and Puyol are injured and work outside the group.

The first team of FC Barcelona is back on Wednesday afternoon to normal and has trained in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper with many of the internationals who have been reinstated on the orders of Josep Guardiola . The only exceptions are the Argentine players, Mascherano , Milito and Leo Messi , they all arrive on Thursday morning and go straight to training.

With Puyol and Bojan injured, and Maxwell and Pedro completing his recovery, the Barça kept waiting for the fitness of Messi who arrive with physical complaints that could force him to rest against Villarreal , it being recalled that Xavi , suspended, nor shall one of the toughest trips of the season.

The session has been completed with the team players Montoya , Jonathan Dos Santos , Thiago and Masip (goalkeeper). His colleagues have applauded Pinto and Alves for recent renovations to the club. (via MD)

Chygrynskiy doubtful for the Camp Nou

The former Barcelona hopes to overcome his physical ailments to face Barcelona.

The Ukrainian Dmytro Chygrynskiy , central defender Shakhtar Donetsk , hopes to overcome physical ailments afflicting him for ten days to face Barcelona in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League .

"It's about to undergo therapy and massage. I take it very seriously and performed twice a day this procedure," said Chygrynskiy at the end of training your team, according to the Ukrainian club's website.

The defender added: "The doctors say that in two days everything should be back to normal." Chygrynskiy had to leave the day before the selection concentration to return to Ukrainian Donetsk , as the national team doctors told the defense is not suitable for play the friendly match against Italy (0-2).

Wednesday, footballer who played for Barcelona last season coached the team apart from the rest of individualized exercise recovery.

The player is slightly injured ten days ago in a league match against Volyn Lutsk (4-0) ligaments of the ankle and also suffered a small stretch of the muscles of the tibia in a collision with a rival player.

Ukrainian media is considered certain that Chygrynskiy not be heading into the league match that Shakhtar will play Friday in the area of Ilichevets , ranked thirteenth Ukrainian championship. (via MD)

Alves: The one fiche to Neymar, "takes a gem"

A praise that both Adrian and Nilmar devoted to the new Brazilian soccer sensation, Neymar , also joined his compatriot Dani Alves in the press conference before the training that the FC Barcelona held yesterday afternoon at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper of Sant Joan Despi. The right side with fellow not only when assessing its qualities, but also to ensure that even though only 19, Neymar is no longer a promise but a reality. In fact, Alves said that if he would bring it right now to Barca. "I love it. It is a footballer not for tomorrow, but prepared for now. It's a phenomenon. The team signed him will have a jewel," said Dani Alves .

Praise is unanimous for all those who have seen the Saints play football or even shared with him calls for Brazil in recent times, when entered into the plans of national team. (via MD)

Guardiola seeks an antidote to the 'FIFA Virus'

The 'virus FIFA 'often leaves ground to Pep Guardiola and Barça . In three seasons as first team coach, the massive international flight has brought him more headaches than benefits and some collateral damage. Of the 39 league points possible in the 13 stoppages for the selections, the " Pep Team 'has managed only 23 points, a pyrrhic percentage of 58% of all the booty as possible in Valencia's most powerful rival. Very little considering that after playing the Champions League , the Cup or a Wednesday without football is 87%.

This season 2010-2011, the national teams have brought more sorrow than joy. In September the first parenthesis, Jeffren and Puyol injured after exercise returned to Spain. The youth recruited by the U-21 was KO three games, while the captain, major, lost one and as a precaution. On this occasion, Bojan has played back, Pique has discomfort in the buttocks and Messi suffers from an overload. At least, Del Bosque was careful to reserve Iniesta and Busquets to Lithuania . In previous seasons and they same thing happened to Henry and Messi (2009-2010) and Touré, Gudjohnsen (2008-2009).

But what it costs Pep is to design a side that is competitive and you know to overcome the fatigue of both international match and in some cases, overseas travel unbearable, as the 18,600 miles that the crack Argentine Mascherano and Milito is have swallowed this time with U.S. commitments and Costa Rica. This course, Barca lost to Hercules in Week 2 with the world champions do not just spring training and then travel to Buenos Aires for a friendly with Argentina , Leo included. He won at Valencia (2-1) in the following October break was brutally thrashed Almeria (0-8) in November but did not spend the tie against Sporting (1-1) in February. A total of 7 points from a possible 12. A season ago, in 2009-2010, the results were not better. He did not miss any games but took only 6 points from 12 in the game. Also in the 2008-2009 abounded ties, which resulted in another escape: 9 of 15 possible.

Worst of all are the collateral damage. A selection match is followed immediately, with little time to rest, one of the league , simply because there are other days of Champions . And if in the domestic tournament can overcome a bump in Europe is more complicated. Of these 11 games after the Champions , the Barça won 8, drew one but fell in two. After Villarreal , Barca are at Shakhtar Donetsk . We'll see. (via MD)

'La Gazzetta' link to Tevez to Barca

In a lengthy report on the situation of the most sought after central front in the European football market, the Italian newspaper 'La Gazzetta dello Sport' insisting on linking the future of 'Apache' Tevez with FC Barcelona , the club that would compete with Inter Milan to seize their services, according to reports. Barca also go in the footsteps of Rossi , of Villarreal , according to information from 'La Gazzetta. "

Carlos Tevez wants an improvement in their current club, the Manchester City , or failing that a change of scenery. The Argentine striker would be on the agenda of Barcelona since his days at United , due to its offensive versatility and possible rapport with his fellow countryman Leo Messi . El Barça , in the restructuring of the staff next summer, you need front and Tevez would be an option to consider, by the desire of 'Apache' to improve economically and in sports and football features.

By style of play and its compatibility with Messi , Tevez can be a target Blaugrana. The major drawback would be economic: the salary of the front would be around nine million, according to the 'Gazzetta', and the City would ask for a large sum of money. The interest of Inter Milan, on the other hand, would do nothing but face an hypothetical transfer of Argentine striker. (via MD)

The Board explains the allotment of the entrances of Cup

Toni Freixa, secretary and spokesman of the Board, has detailed the groups that will benefit from this allocation of 15% of entries in Cup final to FC Barcelona allocated for commitment.

Remember that unlike other end, the volume of commitments Club tickets has been reduced from 20% to 15%, so that groups of members and clubs may have more locations. "This means that it has reduced by 25% the volume of entries for commitment," recalled Toni Freixa, compared with previous final.

As explained by Toni Freixa, with these 2,957 locations, the Club will meet its commitments as well as institutional and sporting allocated between the members of the disciplinary committee, the finance committee, social committee, the sports committee, the Board of Trustees, the Council Advisory Peñas, the first team (players and coaches), sections, football training, sponsors, media with contractual relationship with the club, the Barça Players Association, the Mansion of the Grandfather, employees and managers . In the latter case, each member of the Board may have ten entries.

On a total capacity of 50,000 locations Mestalla, each club will have 19,714 finalist entries (40% of capacity), while the rest will be handled by the RFEF. It is recalled that the club has already allocated 85% of entries, designed to partners (13,406 entries) and rocks (3351 entries). In each case, the distribution is made according to criteria of maximum transparency. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Youth] FCB Juvenil A, Victoria's champion (0-2)

The Juvenil A near-final took a step to earn the title of the Honor Division League after beating DAMM 0-2. In three minutes, Oongou and Rosell goal decided a tough game.

Saturday's defeat against Espanyol in a story may be after the Juvenil A won by 0-2 in the field of DAMM in the match played on Wednesday for the 27 th day and was suspended by rain. Oscar García's team leads the standings with 69 points, four more than Espanyol two rounds remaining the championship. A victory in the field of San Francisco on Sunday or a stumble against Espanyol in Sant Adrià Manlleu give the title to the Catalans.

The Juvenil A was not at all easy in Feliu i Codina. The MMAD in fourth place, dominated the first half and enjoyed a chance as a heads-Carlos Lladó with Barca goalkeeper prevented from becoming 1-0. The Catalans struggled to impose their game combinations, but things changed in the second half

DAMM accused the wear of the effort made in the first half and the club was able to capitalize. The party's dominance was Barca and the entry of Dongou gave more depth to their offensive game. In 77 minutes, Rafa was a perfect attendance Cameroonian, just before Eloi, marked 0-1. Three minutes later, a center Rosell She nodded to establish the final 0-2. The greater effectiveness of the Juvenil A was decisive and the marker for, the Catalans had no problem controlling the game until the final whistle. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Technical Data]
DAMM: Eloi, Pol (David, min.88), Borja, Robert, Campos, Héctor, Lladó (Gabri, min. 80), Lluis, Rubén (Brian, min. 61), Medina i Rafa.

FC Barcelona A: Carlos, Balliu, Sergi Gómez, Rosell, Ayala, Gustavo, Ernesto (Dongou, min. 56), Palau, Rafa, Espinosa (Etock, min. 90) i Ella (Jordi Masó, min. 84).

Goals: 0-1 Dongou min.77, 0-2 Rosell min.80

Referee: Simón Del Pino.

[Youth] Chase glory

Twelve of the fourteen teams of youth football Barca took the three points from their matches. Embedded computers twenty-one a goal and, by contrast, manage to score eighty-six.

[Liga Nacional Juvenil]

The Juvenil B Sergi Barjuan and Marc Guitart Mataró met a brave, desperate for points, which were not made things easy. While on track the game on 17 minutes with a goal from Nando, Maresme team tied the game with a penalty converted by Cristian. In the second part right when the club played better and better version showed on the pitch was the prize for the Catalans with a penalty goal Patri.

[División Honor Cadete]

Exhibition to García Pimienta boys in a derby that it aligns Cadete Barca three minutes with a goal by Sandro. Pau Otero, and again Sandro, scored the other goals of a very comfortable match for the category leader. Dribbling and control of the meeting was Barca until the end of the confrontation. With this victory, the club favored in 17 points against Espanyol.

[Liga Preferente Cadete]

Cadete B another victory, this time in the field of Marianao Poblet. The domain was for Barca, but the score was inaugurated by the rival. Then Enguene signed the tie. Since the beginning of the second half, Adama got Barca's second goal and good play of Fran Artiga and Andrés Martín boys resulted in an avalanche of goals from Toni, Zalzman and Álex Corredera. Al final, 2-5 on the scoreboard, and scored three points more than the Cadete B.

[Liga Primera División Infantil]

Infantil A Barca decisive victory against San Ildefonso by 0-8. In the first part, the boys of Fran Sánchez and Xavier Franquesa and won by 0-3. The Sant Ildefons Barca tried to surprise on the counter, but the Catalans were well placed on the game and managed to extend the scoreboard, scoring five more goals. Enric with a goal, Alexis and Sergi with two each and Ayoub with a hat-trick were the authors of the eight targets Barca.

[1 ª División Infantil]

Infantil B of Denis Silva and Carlos López was imposed on the Unification Bellvitge by a convincing 5-1, although the opponent chose to try to play face to face Barca rather than close behind. A handful Javier five minutes and his team ahead, and then Daniel Olmo went 2-0. In the second half, seemed Bellvitge tackle to score, but Olmo, arc Catón and Giorgios made the final 5-1 on the scoreboard, and decant the game for the Catalans.

[Primera División Alevín]

Up to ten goals by Andrés Carrasco and Sergi Milà boys scored in the game against Mataró. The domain of the meeting was Barca who played at will and the six-minute match and won 3-0. Although the rival was more character in the second quarter, Barça snapped the match, and sentenced to the resumption. Specifically last quarter, made four goals fry at most. The authors of the ten goals were Juan Fernandez, Guille, Marti, one each, Álex Collado and Julio with a pair of goals apiece and Oriol, who signed a hat-trick. In the end, 10-0 on the scoreboard.

[1 ª División Alevín]

Xavi Bravo and Rafa Rodríguez's team any better than recent activities and provide a more than noticeable to a Mataró strong in the first two periods. Luis Mangas (3), Pol Muniesa (2) and defender Héctor Fernández were the scorers in a game well played by both teams.

[Segunda División Alevín]

Alevín C defeated San Gabriel for 3-6, but the score did not reflect what was experienced in the field. The Catalans suffered a great time, even open the can in the first minute of the game with a goal by Sergi Gómez. The tie, however, came quickly, the result of the loss of ball boys Jordi Font and Francis Pérez. In the second quarter the San Gabriel appeared to sentence the score at 3-1 to get a favor. However, the rest served the Catalans to clarify the ideas and ultimately a target of Sergio Gomez, one of Victor and two more from Mamadou kill the game. A few seconds to the end, the Sant Gabriel has been with a man down and Demba has made the sixth goal, leaving the walker with the 3-6 final.

[Segunda División Alevín]

Àlex Gómez boys took a very hard game Gavà field. To combat the difficulty of local casualties were added to the Catalans solve restructuring the team. The Gavà advanced with a 2-0, but knew Alevín D tie the game. In the second half, both the former scored a goal and went into the break with a 2-3 on the scoreboard. On resumption, the game became a race against time: when the club went ahead on the scoreboard, the Gavà always got a draw. With the 4-4, the game opened up but the Catalans were able to impose themselves and sign the fifth goal, which would take the victory. A 4-5 with goals from Carlos and Albert Portas, with two each, and deÀlex Calatrava that rewarded a team that still has not given any points this season.

[Primera División Benjamín]

The Benjamín A won with a convincing 1-5 at Sant Andreu. The color match was Barca and the first part the guys Marc Serra and David Sánchez, and won by 0-4. After the shock balance, but the club continued to work without relaxing at any time. Al final, 1-5 on goals by Ivan Barca, who made two, and Sergi, Nilo and Roger.

[Primera División Benjamín]

Children of Benjamín B took the match against Tronchoni by 9-0. The team led by Marcel Sans and Isaac Garcia built a game to you, with chances and possession. The domain reflected Barca, therefore, in the nine goals of Barca, who were the work of the Nile, Dani, of Jose, to make two, and Julián, who signed up four goals.

[Segunda División Benjamín]

Victoria set, the won by Benjamín C. The game began with good foot with the azulgranas that advanced in the marker with a goal of Xavi Priego and another of José. However, in two corners El Prat tied the game and just in the last play of the game, Mamadou signed the third goal that gave the victory to Barça 3-2.

[Tercera División Benjamín]

Splendid game they played the youngest of Barca, in which boys Cristian Catena and Óscar Hernández managed a hand against Manigua Espanyola Penya. Barça had the possession and control of the game, and it showed on the scoreboard: Toni, Nadir, Johnny and Xavier Pleguezuelo, with two goals, got the five goals that left the score in the final 0 - 5.

Return of the first international players

The six players picked for Spain, the Dutchman Afellay, and the Brazilian Alves joined this Wednesday afternoon’s training session. The only internationals who haven’t returned yet are the three Argentine players.

It’s expected that the FC Barcelona players who played early this morning with Argentina, Messi, Mascherano and Milito, will train with the first team on Thursday morning. These three are the only internationals still to return to the club after Villa, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Valdes and Pique, plus Afellay and Alves were already back this afternoon at the session that took place at the training ground.

After a few days exercising with the family, Pep Guardiola directed training with 17 players. In addition to the internationals, Fontàs, Montoya, Thiago, Jonathan dos Santos and Jordi Masip, also took part.

The two injured players, Pedro and Maxwell, took a step forward in their recovery. The two players, who the last few days have been in the process of training rehabilitation, worked on the pitch for the first time since their injuries.

Meanwhile, Bojan Krkic and Carles Puyol worked in the gym, recovering from their respective injuries.

Due to the international break, it’s been almost 10 days since the team trained together. With almost all the internationals back home, the players took advantage of the situation and gathered together in the centre of the training pitch to congratulate Dani Alves and José Manuel Pinto, who in the last few days have completed their contract renewal with FC Barcelona.

The next training session will be this Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Joan Gamper training ground. The session will be closed to the media.

Alves: "We’re expecting an exciting April"

Alves is looking forward to April when Barça will be playing vital games to aid their search for trophies. He recognises the fact that his contract renewal is a dream come true and he feels highly rated at a club where being happy is more important

Dani Alves isn’t worried about the intense April ahead that the team is facing, starting on Saturday with the away game against Villarreal. On the contrary, he’s more motivated than ever. "It's amazing what awaits us. We are exactly where we wanted to be: alive in all competitions. Now is the time to enjoy it and think that it’s only a game and we might also lose. If that happens, we have to keep competing to the end, faithful to our philosophy” Alves said during the press conference before training on Wednesday.

The Brazilian defender believes that it’s "very important that we win on Saturday away at Villarreal. A victory would be send out a message, and every mistake from now on could be costly". However, Alves believes that nothing will be decided as "a win would allow us to, at least, maintain the difference of 5 points over Madrid, nothing more".

The high standard exhibited by Barça all season, and their competitive spirit, have made Alves optimistic, and demanding, about the expectations of the team this season: "Not winning any trophy would be a big disappointment. For the way we’ve played, how we’ve competed, if we don’t win any of the three trophies we’re fighting for would be really disappointing. But I’m 100% confident about the team and if we carry on down this road, I’m sure we’ll achieve something very important".

Regarding the details of his recent renovation with Barça, Alves confirmed what he had told Barça TV and www.fcbarcelona.cat : that the renewal was a dream come true: "I am very happy. Despite what was said at the time, the money issue wasn’t fundamental. There are more important things, such as feeling valued within the Club. My family is very happy in Barcelona and so am I".

Alves joked about the role played by his wife in the final decision: "Now I can go around saying that I’m in charge at home(laughing). It’s true that my wife has played a big part in the contract renewal, and the President recognised that fact, that’s why he thanked her". (via FCBarceona.com)

Alarma Messi: "If not for Leo, it will break"

Doctors have ordered Argentine Leo Messi down the piston and rest "if not to break." The news, which caused deep alarm in Barcelona when it emerged late in the afternoon yesterday from Costa Rica, leaving many questions. On the one hand, it was assured that, as a precaution, Messi not going to play a friendly against Costa Ricans referred to four in the morning, but at the same time was given as more than likely that the Argentine was considered impossible to dispute league next day (if you play this weekend) against Villarreal.

A source close to Messi told this newspaper that "if Leo does not stop, will break, we are very close to a serious injury." Messi suffered a severe right adductor overload immediately recommended rest. Both travel and little sleep have finally put a dent in the player. To the extent that a misstep could lead to a low of about two months in a defining moment of the season.

In contrast to these reports as alarmist, came other more optimistic. From Costa Rica reported that hours before the game, Messi himself was postulated to play saying that overloading "was not so."

Nothing more known than Messi did not walk fine, Barcelona used their resources to try to preserve the player and not play the friendly. In the interests of Barcelona played the fact that Messi was not obligated to align contract in that game, which was responsible for the AFA to try to dissuade the player from playing.

"Leo has not been injured by a miracle," say the massage
While the rest of their peers in the Argentina team received, before playing a friendly match against Costa Rica, the instructions of the coach, Sergio Batista, in the team hotel, Leo Messi was a kiniesólogo in a separate room to recover well adductor that he had been charged both in the last 24 hours, which were since he played the match against the United States and the trip to the Costa Rican capital. Under the watchful eye of Juanjo Brau, Barcelona physiotherapist accompanying him on his travels, Leo Messi underwent treatment of albiceleste selection masseurs, who claimed in a resounding: "No miracle has been injured." -A. Medina

Barca lost no detail of Axel Witsel

The Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel is another piece of the market that are following closely technicians Barça.

Axel Witsel is completing a great season at Standard Liege and has already attracted interest from big clubs at 22.

The habidoloso the Belgian playmaker is one of the leaders of the national team and as reported by Sky Sports the club is interested in closely monitored their progress.

In addition to the great Catalan club in the Premier, Bundesliga and Serie A will not lose sight of the actions of Witsel who could make the leap to big to become the great summer market covered. (via SPORT)

30 March 2011

Pinto: "I'm very satisfied because I feel valued"

This Wednesday at noon in the offices of the Club, Jose Manuel Pinto signed the renewal agreement to continue for another season with FC Barcelona. "I'm very happy because this is where I wanted to be," Pinto said on Barça TV.

On Monday club and player announced his renewal until 30th of June 2012. At noon today both parties made the agreement official with the signing of Jose Manuel Pinto’s new contract.

Jose Manuel Pinto came on loan in the winter of 2007 and has just renewed his contract until June 2012. His desires were fulfilled: "The truth is that since I arrived it was all very clear to me. I came for 6 months, but my mind was already focused on carrying on. In this respect nothing has changed. I am happy here and my family too, and when that happens you can’t ever consider anything but to carry on. "

This season Pinto has already played 12 games with very good performances and this makes him proud: "I'm happy to prove myself on the pitch, because sometimes what you do to help the team in training and not in games is not easily seen. I am very happy because I feel valued and I can contribute both on and off the pitch”.

The ceremony, held at the offices of FC Barcelona, was attended by the goalkeeper along with his representative, President Sandro Rosell, the Vice-President of Sports, Josep Maria Bartholomew, and Professional Football Sports Director, Andoni Zubizarreta. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Adriano: "Vila-real in a lot at stake"

Adriano Correia said the team raises the week thinking that eventually there will be party and noting that "in Vila-real we play a lot. It is a very complicated and we have to play 100% for 90 minutes."

As part of the presentation of the MIC that has taken place at the Museum of Barcelona Melcior Colet, Adrian referred to the match against Villarreal, if the strike does not prevent the LFP will be played on Saturday: "At Villarreal us play a lot. We've played them and we know that this is very complicated game. We have to play 100% from the first minute to the last. "

With respect to a hypothetical deferred meeting, the Brazilian player said: "We plan to be played week thinking about the game. We will do what we say. If we have to play, play, and if not we will not play but it would be pity. "

As for a possible bias on the eternal rivals Real Madrid, Adriano said: "Before we have to play. It is true that we are in a good time and we have to take but always bearing in mind that other teams I want to win and we get very difficult. "

In addition to Adriano, who has attended the Museum Colet accompanied by Pepe Costa, the table on which the new edition of the MIC's have led the tournament director, Juan Rovira, the Secretary General of Sport, Ivan Tibau, the President of the UFEC David Moner, Vice President of the Diputación de Girona, Narcis Casassa, and footballer of RCD Espanyol, Javi Márquez. In the act have also been elected President of the Catalan Football Federation, Andreu went up, and the representative of football in the Senate Josep Maldonado, among others. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Pep will be all to Villarreal

If it is finally playing the game, the coach would not let anyone in Barcelona, ​​as its primary objective is to 'pineapple' in the face of a meeting that considered a real final.

Pep Guardiola is making Saturday's game at Villarreal like a real final. So much so that today's plans to take the entire staff, including the injured and sanctioned, as is the case, Xavi Hernandez to make pineapple in a game that may end up giving a League. The only first team player prescription Castellón would not travel to France's Eric Abidal, who is convalescing at her home address after being two weeks ago removed a tumor in the liver. The other players, including captain Carles Puyol, the man expected by Guardiola, teammates and the fans facing the final stretch of the season traveling with the team the same day.

Another argument supporting the decision that all staff travel to Villarreal is Blaugrana coach does not want the aftermath of the team matches will distract his players. Keep in mind that, for example, will be without the Argentines almost to training on Friday afternoon, while the Spanish have not until today and taking into account the hardness of the game against Lithuania, it is clear you can not do much more than a gentle workout. Thus, Guardiola only have one day to train with all his men the game against Villarreal, a team that is third in the League and only lost one game in El Madrigal.

Hence the Santpedor has decided to take the bull by the horns and involve all players in the first team to feel involved and to promote camaraderie and team spirit, especially considering in April where Barcelona played virtually all season.

And the first great end of April will be this Saturday at Villarreal. Barcelona technicians consider vital this game in the race for the title. Why? Because if they win at El Madrigal will be presented at the Bernabeu with a five point lead at least, assuming of course that the Catalans do their homework against Almeria at Camp Nou, so that even a defeat would leave the White Coliseum Championship in the hands of Barcelona, ​​which would still two points clear at the worst. In contrast, a defeat at El Madrigal Real Madrid would come within two points and give 'life' at the prospect of turning the lead at the Bernabeu.

And Pep knows better than anyone the dramatic effect that the League would be a victory on Saturday. (via SPORT)

The MIC, 11 years generating talents

The tournament MIC (Mediterranean International Cup) this year will meet eleven years as regards the generation of football talent.

For the Costa Brava have passed in previous years the likes of Leo Messi, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué, Bojan Krkic, Cesc Fabregas, Juan Mata, Jonathan dos Santos and Marcelo, among others, and between 19 and 24 April The MIC will be launched in 18 locations in the province of Girona, with teams reprensentarán 40 countries and an economic impact exceeding 1.5 million euros.

The tournament, presented yesterday at the Museum of Barcelona Colet, will start on 20 April, the same day they play the Cup final (we changed the order of a few games for the kids to watch the game on TV " said contest director, Juan Rovira ") and will have the presence of some of the best teams in the world (the Brazilian team, Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Inter, Bayern, Ajax, Manchester United, Liverpool, Espanyol, Porto, etc) divided into five categories, female, juvenile, infant, cadet and youth. The Brazilian national team will attempt to regain the title they won last year in the cadet and youth categories. (via SPORT)

Barca in cotton and alarm Messi

His arrival at Barcelona is scheduled for tomorrow Thursday, pending Villarreal. Puyol is with pain in his knee and is doubtful Bojan.

Leo Messi touched. At least, that's the information that crossed during the afternoon yesterday the doctors of the Argentina team with colleagues from the club. Until then, everyone had assumed that the crack of Barca and selection albiceleste, who this morning played a friendly in Costa Rica, was to hold, as against the United States. But yesterday afternoon, Spanish time, began to ring alarm bells: Messi felt discomfort in his adductors and that was when he began to discuss whether to play or not the match for his country. At press time, had imposed the wisdom and all agreed that the wisest course was that the number 1 is to take a break.

The guideline was implemented. Sergio Batista, Argentina coach, yesterday announced the alignment of the crack in a country that had received him as Pele 40 years earlier. The stove Barca Juanjo Brau, always with Messi on the road with the selection, made a link between medical officers of the albiceleste and Barca, contacted by telephone. The AFA (Argentine Football Association) announced in a note that Messi had an overload in the right adductor and subjected to treatment kiniesiología.

The information we get the doctors made the selection to his colleagues in Catalonia was reassuring. According to his version was not an injury, but a nuisance that could be considered and, therefore, to choose the most prudent decision. In essence, the Costa Rica-Argentina was a very friendly and Argentina team is not interested in risking their best player, with the Copa America on the horizon as the host.

Needless to say that the club was relieved with this decision which all, including the player. Everyone knows that Messi is passionate about football and know what it costs to watch a game from outside the court.

Tomorrow, Messi will be in Barcelona. Then, upon examination, assess their condition accurately, especially with the game in Vila-real schedule, unless there is a strike, for Saturday night. Given the importance of this clash, crucial for the fate of the League, all will be watching FC Barcelona Messi and Purification Judge Pujol

The official silence about Carles Puyol's injury, minimally interrupted by Jordi Mones last Monday ("still feel pain," revealed the director in charge of the medical area), has practically become a state secret known physical evolution of the master. Today, the only certainty is that the concern in the locker room and the club increases at times, as the player to return back to work but the left knee pain persists, make it, despite much speculation , set the date of return.

Puyol is inevitable, and that still does not play ball, is low on Saturday against Villarreal in the Champions League and (leg quarters) against Shakhtar, two games for which he had a few weeks ago. Tendinopathy in the vastus lateralis of the left knee injury is becoming a damn. Just when Puyol was about to be discharged in the previous session to Barcelona-Zaragoza, suffered from the inconvenience and since then (March 5), there have been new medical statement. The player takes more than two months KO, classic approach and the club says not many.

Pinto: "I try to spread as much I enjoy"

José Manuel Pinto MD explains his feelings after renewing his contract until June 2012.

The Camp Nou has chanted his name after a great stop when it has supplied to Victor Valdes. How does it feel?

The feeling is different it feels after making a great stop to what it feels like when you chant the name. To stop because you get very happy to collaborate with the team keep a clean sheet and hear your name is a pride that moves everything inside you is a wonderful feeling and a recognition that people make to your work. There are no words.

Pinto and Víctor Valdés ended up with a black legend on the Barca goal. Before discussing the holder will now be up to the theoretical values ​​alternate.

That's good. I think we've earned that trust through hard work and thanks to the team's performance. The goalkeeper just never does anything, everything that is happening is because the team is a unit. Barca goalkeeping is one of the hardest things and has always said they had doubts, but I used to come and was very clear that Victor was more than enough and that the questions made no sense. At the end eltiempo puts everyone in place. Victor is proving its quality and then I have been fortunate that when I had to step things have gone well, the performance was very good and then people are more quiet.

In this context, everyone understands to be renewed for another year.

We had time to continue talking for another year, but circumstances is not something I worry, not urgent. First was the group and things have been a priority. We had talked before the round with Arsenal, but did not see fit because it was important to pass. The two sides were about the work and it was clear he would not be any problem. It's what we thought the two sides. For me is a reward and an evaluation on what I'm doing on and off the pitch as a person, as a worker, involved with the group ... And all this knowing that to continue would not be possible if my performance was bad.

It has even been talk that in the future to join the coaching staff ...

That I know absolutely nothing, only what has been said in the press.

MORE: mundodeportivo.com

[Youth] Deulofeu: Messi, Ronaldinho in the mirror in the mirror

Deulofeu grew up mimicking the dribbling of Brazilian.

The best Ronaldinho, who wowed everyone with the Barça shirt between 2003 and 2006, before its sharp decline, created a school for children of that time and now makes Leo Messi. One of them landed in the Barca youth football while landing at Brazil's first team. Deulofeu Gerard came in 2003 with just turned 9 years from the Penya Esportiva Bons Aires, club belonging to Girona. And did different things with the ball in the field of Riudarenes, Girona population of about 1,500 people where he was born. When they received the call from Barcelona, ​​Marcel and Maria Jesus, their parents, they understood that they could not say no. 'Deul' started playing in the Benjamin Felix Sanchez A dribbling and imitating the gestures of that Ronaldinho with '10 'on the back lit the world of football. Possibly the first 'child' soccer player of today's Flamengo or at least its most outstanding student.

"I only had eyes for Ronaldinho, was his idol," recalls his father in those early years he also played on '10 Gerard 'behind the three forwards. Interestingly, while the Sport model also changed its position varied in the field. The downhill from Ronnie coincided with the progressive step to the end of Deulofeu, which is increasingly more on Messi set, although eyed footballer future, teenage fan. Fran Sánchez is placed on the left leg affected (right handed) in the children and the cadet, taking advantage of his speed and ability to make unbelievable dribbling race.

Its explosion in grassroots football tournaments more media both with the club as Catalunya (Estepona, Arona, Spain Under 12 Championship ...) led to the battle for the major firms and representatives sports more popular. At the end he left Nike and Gines Carvajal, Raul's agent and Victor Valdes. But that process logic bill passed a child in full physical and mental. Impossible not to believe the best when all they tell you. That football became individualistic and crack gestures during a stage. Even studies left side.

But it is also unfair to hang a label for life for a sin of youth. Gerard is progressing with age, say the technicians see the sport growing with more humility and a collective sense of the game and the results are coming. He has also returned to class. Youth B age (17 years old on March 13) is instrumental in the Junior A's Oscar Garcia, has already debuted in second division with Luis Enrique and participated in training the first team with Pep Guardiola.

In the Under 17 Ginés Meléndez, with which they struck at the European Championship in June (he was runner-up), accounts for praise. But let no one doubt it: now you know assimilate. (via MD)

REFERENCE TO: www.sport.es

Neymar auction

A meeting in London with Chelsea in the shade and rising interest Juve competition for crack.

The two goals he signed Neymar da Silva in Brazil, Scotland, introducing in Europe, have triggered a race for his signing. Barca's interest in the Brazilian this week have joined Chelsea and Juventus. The launch of the crack of 19 years happy to Santos, rubbing their hands at the auction can be established in the coming months, in which situation Barca does not want to enter.

In England there was talk yesterday about something else: the Chelsea back to the load. In summer, when there was dazzled Neymar even in the South American U-20 with nine goals and with the recital on Sunday at the Emirates, and unsuccessfully offered 25 million euros to Santos for their recruitment. Yesterday there was speculation a proposal close to 30 million Roman Abramovich's club. The British press revealed a meeting of the player, his agent, Wagner Ribeiro, the agent Pini Zahavi when Neymar should be in Sao Paulo. Ribeiro then explained that if they stayed in London was for "a television interview with the idea that Neymar itself known." By the way, the Brazilian defender David Luiz, recently signed for Chelsea, opened the door of Stamford Bridge. "It will be one of the best in the world and would love to come to Chelsea."

While in Italy, also transcended the offensive Neymar Juventus. Scouts of the 'Vecchia Signora' saw live Brazil-Scotland and were impressed. 'Tuttosport' devoted its entire front page to Neymar and put money: 35 million euros. (via MD)

Barça: Opportunity Kun Agüero

The clause Kun, identical to that of Rossi and Neymar, invites us to reflect the signing of Argentine. The advantage is that Atletico is open to talks: better to see him that merengue culé.

Barca have planned to sign a class striker for next season. The names that have emerged so far are stronger Brazilian's promise Neymar da Silva Santos, and the emerging Italian-American striker Giuseppe Rossi, Villarreal. There is a very important detail that may invite the Catalan club to consider the inclusion of a third candidate to strengthen for the forthcoming summer offensive line, Sergio Agüero. The detail in question is a crack in the path of Kun has fixed in his contract with Atletico Madrid exactly the same termination clause that Neymar and Rossi, 45 million euros.

The ship, now, it has given ground in any way. Anyway, to defend a consistent course of dealing with any potential attackers Kun option is a powerful letter to be taken into account, even to fight for any of the intended impact.

Why? If the club takes a step forward for Rossi, Villarreal has shown in his recent past that can get to sell some of his cracks, but when I've done has been observing a management model very similar to Sevilla, ie no sales-stocks. The Saints, meanwhile, showed in August that he knew retain Neymar despite tempting offers from the billionaire Premier League, further evidence that Brazilian football is in line with the country's booming economy. And what about the Kun? The Argentine Atletico in January 2011 extended his contract until 2015 mattress, but for the first time since his move to cut its buyout by 25% from 60 to 45 million. All season long there has been talk in Madrid that the signing of media that you plan to Florentino Perez for Real is the Kun, paying the clause. That threat is precisely the best chance he could play the club to take the Kun. Without doubt, put in their place, any athlete would rather see their idol in Barca than meringue.

Officially, the club does not want to sell Manzanares Kun, Peron also said the same thing at the time of Fernando Torres and finished in Liverpoool 36 million in 2007, in a world economic situation much better than today. Today, Atleti, like most clubs, it Pearl would win in liquidity and, if possible, not to damage the pride of his loyal fans by selling its standard the great rival. Those 45 million could be marketable even if the club who wants it, never the Real Madrid. And, with five seasons in the league, Kun only 22 years old.

The size of the crack is beyond doubt. Maintains a good relationship with your fellow Leo Messi and that scores for Barca. In time, Kun is only a market opportunity. Not cheap, but clearly planteable. (via MD)

[Euro2012 Qulify] LITHUANIA, 1 - SPAIN, 3

The emergence of Juan Mata allowed the Spanish team, even with some fortune in the first two goals, the graceful exit 'potato fields "of Kaunas, Lithuania where he won by 1-3, and thus continue their triumphant march in the phase Euro 2012 qualifiers, the door is almost open.

A ball deflected by Andrius Skerlos meant the first goal from Xavi and an own goal by Tadas Mata Kjanskas to center, where the Lithuanians were growing up and dreaming of a heroic victory, cemented the victory of all of Vicente del Bosque, who rounded off the meeting with both beautiful Mata, after a move to tap the team mark.

As always in this Baltic country was a complicated victory, more so at a playground jokingly dubbed as the 'Kaunas Arena', where it becomes more difficult for a team like Spanish football display his usual touch.

This time Spain conceded the first goal of history in Lithuania, the work of Marius Stankevicius Valencia with a spectacular shoe distant surprised Iker Casillas.

[Technical Data]
Lithuania: Karcemarskas; Stankevicius, Skerla, Zaliukas, Kijasnskas; Edgaras Cesnauskis, Semberas, Panka, Mikoliunas (Radavicius, m.70); Danilevicius (Galkevicius, m.85) y Sernas (Labukas, m.74).

Spain: Iker Casillas; Iraola, Piqué (Ramos, m.89), Albiol, Arbeloa; Xabi Alonso, Javi Martínez, Xavi, Cazorla (Mata, m.66), Villa (Silva, m.54) y Fernando Llorente.

Goals: 0-1, M.19: Xavi shoots from outside the area, clearing the ball and go Skerlos Karcemarskas above. 1-1, M.57: Stankevicius, a powerful shot from distance that goes to the right of Iker Casillas on bass. 1-2, M.70: Centro de Mata from the left and an own goal Kijanskas. 1-3, M.83: Mata resolved auction for under a move by Spain's ruling pen.

Referee: Laurent Duhamel (FRA).

Incidents: Party of qualifying for Euro 2012 match at the stadium Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas Kaunas before some 7,000 spectators, fifty of them Spanish. Pitch in poor conditions with little grass, lots of land and very irregular. Night very cold, around zero degrees Celsius.

Last batch of team matches

Spain and the Netherlands can take almost a decisive step towards the qualification for Euro 2012. Argentina, meanwhile, disputed a friendly in Costa Rica.

The focus of the previous match between Lithuania and Spain for the fifth day of the group stage, has focused on the state of the turf of the stadium in Kaunas . Inclement weather has left the field virtually no grass, although the game will be played at 20.45 (if not the referee Laurent Duhamel says otherwise.)

At this meeting may participate up to six Barça: Valdés, Piqué, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets and Villa . After the first round of the competition, the Spanish team leads the group I with six points ahead of the Czech Republic.

Holland also Ibrahim Afellay is well-placed to qualify for the next tournament. The Oranje are in the Amsterdam Arena (20.30 hours) to Hungary , which clearly defeated last Friday, with a goal included AFELL ay . The second in the world leads its group with five wins in five games.

The other Catalans facing international commitments in the next few hours are the Argentine Messi, Mascherano and Milito . The white and blue mini-tour ends in the United States began with a friendly against Costa Rica in San Jose (3.00, hour Catalan). Mascherano will captain the eleven Sergio Batista and Messi will be the main attraction.

The Major League Soccer announced the Barça-Manchester United

The American football and CAA Sports has announced that Barça-Manchester United will be played July 30 in the World Football Challenge 2011 tournament in Landover, Maryland.

The second edition of World Football Challenge, which takes place from July 14 to August 6, include the presence of Barca and Manchester United, and for the first time will have MLS teams as the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution, etc. .

For now, the MLS has announced the schedule of three games to play for Manchester United: the above mentioned against Barça, which will be played July 30 at FedEx Field in Landover, the opener against the New England Revolution at Gillette Foxboro Stadium, which will be played on July 13, and ten days later against the Chicago Fire at Soldier Field. The rest of the teams, the timing, format and sponsors will be announced soon.

In 2009, CAA Sports, media agency of the United States, announced the first World Football Challenge, and took three of the best football clubs in the world as Chelsea, AC Milan and Inter Milan, in addition to America to compete in a tournament held at venues in the United States. The success of the proposal, sold-out, helped to repeat the experience in 2011 with the addition of some MLS teams. "We are thrilled to have the MLS clubs competing in the World Football Challenge this summer, those who accept the challenge to play a tournament of international dimension," said Will Wilson, executive vice president of MLS.

Puyol could play the quarterfinal round against Shakhtar

The discomfort in his left knee dragging prevent him play the first leg of their Champions League quarter but could get back in time for Ukraine.

Carles Puyol is virtually ruled out the first leg against Shakhtar Donetsk to be held on April 6 at the Nou Camp but it is very likely to be for the second leg. The center continues to have pain in his left knee and will not arrive in time to the quarter-finals of the Champions.
The term most likely to Puyol to return to the pitch is within two weeks. That is, could return for the clash against Almeria and thus be ready for the return match against Shakhtar Donetsk. If the club does not leave the tie at the Camp Nou resolved, the central return can be critical in a field as hard as Ukraine, which does not yet know the Shakhtar defeat.
Puyol has alternated the treatment and training with the club physios with the usual exercises of Pilates. Disciplined and professional staff is doing its best to return as soon as possible, but the knee is giving war and is learning to be patient. (via Marca.com)

Barca need to raise cash to sign Cesc

It sells its middle class to fund the purchase.

Transfers such as Ibrahimovic or favors such as Marquez or Henry will take a long time to happen again. Barca advocates changing the chip or in the words of its president, "a position as a selling club and other clubs that we no longer see as an entity that provides players or let them go free."

Barcelona has 50 million euros to spend in the summer, but in no case shall fully intended to address the recruitment of Cesc, his great ambition. Consolidated (and largely renovated) the backbone of the team, Sandro Rosell idea is to sell to players of the so-called middle class (Keita, Adriano, Maxwell, Milito, Jeffren or Afellay) to raise cash and meet with greater assurance economic and sporting future of the entity. Afellay is exactly liked by Wenger and could facilitate the arrival of Cesc at Camp Nou.

And quarry.
The club, besides the previously mentioned players, shuffle palatable alternative: Bojan and Thiago would also be likely to leave the club if he were a good deal for them. Just in case, Thiago's father said yesterday that "Cesc, if he comes, it complicates the trajectory of important canteranos as Thiago or Dos Santos." (via AS)

Valdés: "Pep and Mourinho is like day and night"

Barcelona goalkeeper says he has no more desire to Real Madrid in the presence of Mourinho and that "as FC Barcelona has always been the white team as the great rival.

Víctor Valdés has granted an interview to the official website of the Liga . The goalkeeper of Barcelona , world champion with the Spanish team, living the best moment of his career, already established as one of the leading goalkeepers in the history of Barça. He, who also grew up in the quarry of La Masia, acknowledges that it is aware of the difficulty to take over that post: "The goal of Barcelona is a much discussed historically, have been through it many goalkeepers. I've been lucky enough to match with a period of teammates and coaches who have trusted me and we have achieved good results. "

As Barcelona goalkeeper, it is obvious that special passion lives on the rivalry with Real Madrid , more bitter since the arrival of Mourinho in the dock white. In fact Valdes says that among the worst sports memorabilia is "some elimination in the Champions" and talks about the final against Inter, which faced the Portuguese coach by holding it on the lawn: "At that moment I considered The players in football are the players. He wanted to get into a plot that is the players at the football field, and I tried it were not so. " However, do not believe that there is greater competition and ensures that "no" you have 'ganas' to Mourinho: "Real Madrid has always been the ultimate rival, the rival maximum. Culé As I've always had the same passion" .

Also makes clear that Guardiola is a concept completely different from football Mourinho: "They are like day and night. Pep does not allow relaxation and conveys a lot with tremendous conviction, Mourinho will not have had more than as a collaborator and assistant when was at the club. They are very different styles. " And do not hesitate to praise his current coach: "With the arrival of Pep the team won a lot. Conveys a philosophy of not only football but in behavior and values ​​to be passed on to generations to come."

And while ensuring that Barcelona has always been the best team in the world for him, has no problem praising the Real Madrid: "It's very competitive. For three years we're there to win both the league and requires multiple points. Now you can not afford ties that were once good average performance. " In addition to step gracefully out of the rumors of doping at the Catalan club, "That does not help at all, are false and baseless accusations. Spotting a team is not good for a team or the football or for the kids ".

On a personal level, the goalkeeper is aware that passes through one of his best moments : "In a few years this has changed the situation. The results have been better and the experience also helps you get less sticks. I've never had a problem to accept the sticks and move on. There was a turning point in the Champions League final in Paris in 2006 which meant personally to me and the club and its history. "

As for the Spanish national team, takes her role on the team and is happy to be part of a group that is making history: " The selection is a reference for what he has won and she has the best players in the world and deploys appealing and attractive football. I am very grateful to the coach for believing in me and to join the group. I am happy and excited to contribute in whatever, playing or coaching. " Finally, for the umpteenth time has come to the passage of his alleged problems with Reina : "I agreed with Queen at the grassroots and learned a lot from each other. There was always a rivalry in all sports and teams, but nothing more." (via AS)

Messi is injured!

Bad news. Leo Messi returns to Barcelona tomorrow injured with an overload in the right adductor necessary to assess.

Lionel Messi will head tonight in the match that Argentina will play against Costa Rica (0300, Spanish time), as noted in the press in Argentina. Argentina's Clarin newspaper notes that the Ballon d'Or will be replaced by Jose Sosa and Angel Di Maria in the starting lineup as the coach Sergio Batista wants to test.

What is not realized is that the reason that does not hold is that he is injured. SPORT has been told, Messi has some discomfort in the groin that is what has led to Sergio Batista, Argentina coach, had to change his mind. So if on Monday claimed that it would be the owner, on Tuesday and said otherwise. The issue is that he claimed he was tired when the reality is that you have an injury that will have to see the consequences.

The injury has been recognized later by the very AFA (Argentine Football Association) in a press release stating that the player has a "right adductor overload and is following treatment of kinesiology.

Remember that always travel with the stove Messi Juanjo Brau, trustworthy and who will undoubtedly already be working on the recovery of the player. (via SPORT)

29 March 2011

[Barça B] Fontás: "It's the perfect time, I'm ready"

The Barcelona player Andreu Fontás says he is ready to replace Eric Abidal, who is recovering from the operation where they removed a tumor in the liver.

The FC Barcelona player Andreu Fontás has said it is "ready" to tackle the task of replacing the French defender Eric Abidal, while he recovers from the operation where they removed a tumor in the liver .

"I have wanted to add and provide whatever is necessary, work and commitment. This is the time, I'm prepared, it is a dream come true," he said in an interview with Barça TV gathered by Europa Press. In this regard, he added that reaches the first team with extensive experience having performed all these months in the Liga Adelante.

"It's much more competitive than the second B and that has given me more experience, "he said. He explained how he received the news that replace Abidal after detectársele their liver tumor.

"The day after what happened to Abidal, Guardiola called me and told me that until the end of the season I joined the first team, " he said.

"I will always be for what we need , "noted as a possible return to the subsidiary. (via AS)

Bojan, with a sprained ankle

Tests conducted this morning by the Club Medical Services have confirmed that the player suffers a Grade 1 sprained right ankle. Its clinical course marked the availability for the next game.

Bojan was injured in Monday's commitment from the Spanish Under-21 selection against Belarus. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Return to work under minimum

The first session of the week has had the first team players Adriano and Pinto. Without selection, the injured, limbo, in the gym, and Keita, who has not arrived on time, Guardiola has conducted a training to a minimum.

After three days of working party returned on Tuesday morning at the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper . With the internationals still concentrates with your selections , Pep Guardiola has conducted a session with only José Manuel Pinto and Adriano 's first team. Given the numerous absences, up to 10 team players have completed the training, which has been carried out in field number 2 - Oier, Víctor Vázquez, Ilie, Saul, Tello, Carles Planas, Bartra, Sergi Roberto Carmona and Abraham .

On the pitch was not limbo , which has been in the gym doing specific work. Nor was Seydou Keita , who these days has taken to visit his country, Mali, and lost again when connecting flight in Paris. Player is expected to arrive in Barcelona this afternoon.

For its part the injured players Pedro and Maxwell have been outside the group doing rehabilitation work for training. Captain Carles Puyol , who has also worked solo, has continued its recovery plan.

It is envisaged that in the coming hours to reach Barcelona Bojan after being injured in the match of Spain Under-21 played on Monday , which also involved the Catalans Montoya, Fontàs and Thiago . When the front Linyola be examined by team doctors to know the exact extent of the blow.

The team will train on Wednesday afternoon. It will be in the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper at the 18.30 hours and it is expected that Guardiola can already have great part of the international ones. The first 15 minutes will be open to the press. Earlier, around 17.30, Dani Alves, who will join training on Wednesday after playing with Brazil on Sunday, will appear before the media. It will be his first press conference after signing their renewal until 2015 .

La Liga, Villarreal-Barça will play on Saturday at 22:00

If the judge Purification Pujol League avoids the break Villarreal-Barça and has time.

It was originally scheduled to be on Tuesday when they knew the same sentence but eventually there will be no verdict until Wednesday. If you finally finish the day vying for league play Barca in El Madrigal against Villarreal on Saturday at 22:00.

Purification Pujol Judge summoned the parties at 10:00 am before deciding on the adoption of precautionary measures claimed by six teams, Athletic, Real Sociedad, Zaragoza, Espanyol, Sevilla and Villarreal, for that agreement is not binding and to declare it null.

On 11 February the Assembly of the League decided overwhelmingly "open a period of negotiation with the Government and political parties and do not celebrate the day on April 3, 2011 (30th in 1st and 32nd in 2nd) in the case of produced no significant progress in relation to the claims of the Professional Football League. "

The main aim is to end the legal obligation to televise a game at first open every day but claims also cover the return to football should receive the revenue from the betting (10% now) and on-line betting . (via SPORT)

England is inspired by the Pep Barça

Barcelona has become an indisputable reference in the world of football.

So much so that technicians who handle concepts as different as Capello football use all Pep videos to inspire yours. This was revealed yesterday Jack Wilshere.

The latest sensation 'gunner' Capello said they were forced to see the ultimate triumph of Barcelona against Arsenal to prepare for the clash against Wales. "All our selection watched the game against Barcelona and the way in pushing them. In the game trying to do the same. " For the England midfielder "Barcelona is the best team in the world and no pressure on that level. We must learn from teams like that, "he said.

The English seemed to take note and took the match against Wales 0-2 with goals from Lampard and Bent. Wilshere was one of the most prominent. (via SPORT)

Vilanova: "We dope the ball to go faster"

Tito Vilanova currently reviewed Barca and responded to suggestions of doping that have arrived from Madrid.

Tito Vilanova shot of irony to answer to the insinuations of doping in FC Barcelona. "We dope the ball to go faster," Guardiola said second program in La2 'Sempre Positius'. " Vilanova also highlighted that shares the club's decision to bring the matter to court and regretted that such insinuations are made under the premise "that something is slander." Asked about the constant references to Mourinho hinted that "we're used to, because it has always been." For Barca coach of Portuguese theories fall under its own weight. "You say it and then checked that neither favor nor the referees we have more days to rest." In this regard, he insisted that "if you think is the best way, if you please, for me perfect." Vilanova, however, noted that "for us is not worth it. We earn doing things. " Al Barça coach not concerned about the Barcelona to Madrid to face up to four times in less than a month. To Vilanova "Real Madrid can win four times because everything is possible in football." On the next play in the Champions League, Shakhtar Donetsk, coincides with Guardiola in that it is "the worst rival." "We preferred a team of the strongest of the big competitions," he said. Vilanova also had praise for some of the first team players. Among them, Piqué, Puyol and Messi: "Maintain a professional level the same level as when they were young. This is the big difference. " Of Argentine, applauds the decision to locate a false Pep striker: "It is true that I told Guardiola that this was a good position to Leo because he's got a goal."

Another player who was also lower than the orders of Vilanova, the 'Gunners' Cesc would be a great signing as coach. "The first is his contract situation with Arsenal. But Cesc would fit very well because it holds the concepts of the team when he has the ball and defending in the attacking half. " Vilanova noting that "now do not think about the possibility of training the youth team, also admitted his surprise at the news of Abidal. "Pep told me and hit me, but is in good hands." (via SPORT)

COPE apologizes, but the club remains firm

A representation of the Cadena COPE, formed by President Fernando Giménez Barriocanal and director of the station in Catalunya, Jordi Casoliva, asked yesterday to meet with the president of FC Barcelona, ​​Sandro Rosell, to apologize for the information that once offered this station in which, among other things, was unfounded allusions linking the club with doping practices, they doubted the professionalism of the staff questioned Barcelona and medical services in Barcelona.

Unable to serve you the president, was the general director of FC Barcelona, ​​Antoni Rossich, who received them. The meeting lasted about an hour and a half, after which the club Catalans showed their intention to continue the process initiated on 15 March, after the journalist Juan Antonio Alcalá claimed that Real Madrid were willing to ask the RFEF that Stronger measures will be taken in doping controls.

Remember that day Toni Freixa spokesman announced the filing of a complaint against Cope and parallel legal services sent a burofax to the station asking for a correction and information specific source of serious defamation.

A position that, despite yesterday's meeting with the representation of the COPE, FC Barcelona maintained. Same lawyers also have filed lawsuits against several websites that also wanted the club Catalans invulcrar doping. (via SPORT)

[Barça B] Valencia redoubling their interest to hire Montoya

Barca are aware of the interest that keeps Valencia on one of the important parts of Barça B, the right side Martín Montoya.

At 19 he is a player of undoubted future projection, but that is a virtually insurmountable obstacle, the evergreen Dani Alves who recently renewed until 2015 and is a safe bet in the right lane.

Valencia closely follows the steps Catalan defender is under contract in place with Barcelona until June 30, 2012 but can be tempted with the possibility of making the leap to the First Division, and could even pay the clause three million euros. In the case of agreeing a transfer, the club would try to include a clause playoffs. (via SPORT)

Santos put on the market for star striker Neymar

Rossi is not the only name on the list of possible reinforcements Barça.

His fellow Villarreal, Nilmar and Borja Valero, also referred to as players with a profile that could be adapted to 'Barca Style'.

It also sounds Neymar Brazilian striker who, after a friendly between Brazil and Scotland played last week in London has been in Britain a few days. Santos striker is in the British capital accompanied by a manager of his club and his agent, Wagner Ribeiro, who is also responsible for the interests of the former Real Madrid player Robinho, now in Milan.

The aim is that the attacker, 19, author of two goals against the overall Scottish media have a greater appreciation in the market as a possible move to medium term. His 42 goals in the Brazilian championship and his ability to play in the band have already drawn the attention of several technical secretariats in Europe and in fact Chelsea have already made an offer of 30 million for him months ago, an offer that was deemed insufficient by the saints who claimed 45 million. In England did not rule out the possibility of taking advantage of his stay in London could go through the training center of the 'blues' in Cobham.

Barca and Madrid have also been reports offering their services. (via SPORT)