31 October 2011

Barça bound for Prague where he will face on Tuesday Viktoria Pilzen

The expedition has left Barca at 10.30 to the capital of the Czech Republic where on Tuesday will face in game Viktoria Pilsen.


The expedition of FC Barcelona has left for Prague where he will face Tuesday Viktoria Pilzen in match Champions League . Barca team has gone over all available Alexis, Cuenca and Oier of the B. Together the team has also traveled the president Sandro Rosell and some managers.

Moreover, the story of the departure was the discovery of Gerard Lopez, now a commentator for Spanish television, with his former teammates. Barcelona midfielder who was has been unable to greet Messi, Puyol, Xavi, etc. and remember old times with them.

It is necessary to remember that in this displacement, taking advantage that on Tuesday is festival, more than 800 followers azulgranas they accompanied Barça in Eden Stadium. (via MD)

Zubizarreta: “The main aim is to qualify”

The sports manager for professional football believes that a win on Tuesday in Prague will give the team the chance to relax a little, as they will be mathematically through to the last sixteen of the Champions League.



Before setting off for Prague, where the team will play its fourth Champions League fixture, Andoni Zubizarreta spoke about the importance of getting a good result at the Eden Stadium: “Before the group stage, the main aim is to qualify. The second is to finish top, but the most important thing is to qualify and go into the hat for the second round. So, a win will mean we can relax a little”.

Zubizarreta warned that the game won’t be as easy as people are saying. “The crowd generates a lot of pressure. And the opposition have a challenge, because beating Barça is a way of putting themselves on the map. Viktoria showed that they are not a team that shows fear. They take risks, they look for the opposition’s goal and try hard. We had a lot of chances at the Camp Nou, but that didn’t scare them much either” he remembered.

On Leo Messi, who scored a hat-trick in last Saturday’s 5-0 win, Zubizarreta said “His value and talent shouldn’t be doubted. If we look at things in terms of mistakes, he’s the man who makes the fewest in world football right now”. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Former president] Laporta denies that uses Barça for his business

In an extensive article in the newspaper The Country, Laporta has denied that wins 10 million euros through its office of having pled to advise, when he was president of Barça, to the magnate uzbek Miradil Djalalov.

The president of FC Barcelona Joan Laporta has denied today that he used the boat for private business and has charged against his successor, Sandro Rosell, who says being investigated in Brazil for alleged tax fraud.

In a lengthy article in the newspaper El País, Laporta has denied that won 10 million euros through his law firm for advice when he was president of Barca, Djalalov Miradil Uzbek tycoon, money that did admit to collect on your return before the judge on 10 October, although that amount was denied in its entirety for him and his office.

Laporta has insisted that the operation had nothing to do with his work as head of the Catalan club and, against this business relationship allowed him to achieve for the club a contract of 3 million euros that could have been 5 if the team had held a meeting in Uzbekistan.

"I never breached any code of ethics or FC Barcelona used for private business. During the seven years I had the honor and the responsibility of chairing the club, my law firm worked with various companies as a result of agreements that were initiated mostly even before 2003 when starting my first term at the helm of FC Barcelona. Some of these customers, well known companies, would also have relationships as suppliers or sponsors, with FC Barcelona, ​​but Laporta & Arbos never intercede in any way "he explained.

Laporta has stated that a Barca president does not charge for its function, so that it "has every right" to work outside the club.

The former Barca and now deputy regional government has reaffirmed its position that it will take all legal measures necessary to defend his honor because, he said, "neither the club nor the social peace of FC Barcelona are above my dignity, the dignity of leading name my children do not accept that my honor was soiled with maneuvers indecent articles against me. "

"I go all the way to explain the truth. Our management ahead of FC Barcelona was very good. We work to build the best club in the world, the best team ever, and left a financially solvent entity, with the best revenue who has never enjoyed the club, with the best image and social solidarity. And I will not insist, that dirty efficient and honest (...) We did not need a code of ethics or a council of seniors to tell us what is right and what not, and that ethics begins at home. Therefore, as already announced, will take the appropriate legal action against anyone who violates my honor, "he noted.

So, Laporta's management has opposed the current Barca president, Sandro Rosell, and the Barca president Josep Lluís Núñez.

As Laporta, "is wrong if some people think that by attacking my honesty will get us to forget that the president Núñez has been sentenced to six years in prison for a plot of economic crime or that the president Rosell is being investigated for corruption, tax fraud , bribery and money laundering in Brazil (cases that have been echoed by business magazines in the world, including The Economist, but have been hidden by the friendly press). err on the strategy of repeating a lie to change the truth. " (via AS)

With Guardiola no one can

Pep enjoy its bicentennial in the stool culé with a big game to get back on track access to the next round of the Champions.


It was May 8, 2008 when Joan Laporta became official that Pep Guardiola would be responsible to replace Frank Rijkaard. Soon after, on 17 June, Santpedor presented to the media and displayed a strong roadmap for its unmistakable humility, dedication and a total and absolute commitment to a style designed to delight the fans. Road to its fourth season, nobody, absolutely nobody can question that the coach has more than fulfilled its mission.

But being true to his own philosophy, the greatest challenge, the most important is yet to be filled. And tomorrow will play a special game, the number 200 heading to Barca in an official engagement. The majestic Prague in Champions League match against Viktoria, will host a symbolic ephemera that only serves to praise an impeccable record.

Being in front of the boat in its fourth season is no easy challenge. The Barca bench is not the most burning, but it takes its toll. For Pep, except for its more than obvious hair loss is not detected signs of exhaustion. Guardiola directs with a firm hand a project that has punctuated as anyone in the recent history of world football, the performance and effectiveness. Barça has not only broken with the history of the club but has already left its mark on world football. The admiration that the five continents is not free due to the pleasure of enjoying the endless virtues of a block that constantly reinvents itself. Getting to this point no one has taken the tuition you are worthy of admiration. Almost as much as look some frightening statistics: with 199 games behind him, boasts almost 72% of wins and throwing an insignificant 8.5% of losses is a brand to cheer. It is pure history.

Guardiola has emerged as a collector of records and small marks which alone can fill out an illustrious football encyclopedia. His percentage of victories and titles is unmatched. Their six defeats in Camp Nou is an anecdote that passes desapercibida absolutely when the series of parties serial livestocks are enumerated at home and it was, the scandal goleadas 'including two 8-0 in front of Almería and Osasuna', the abysmal registrations of punctuation in the three serial suspenders '87 points, 99 points and 96 points, respectively' and other so many statistics that scare. Recent technical and pedigree, if Rijkaard and Van Gaal, and brands have seen their 22 wins in Europe and are decently buried by the 25 wins for Guardiola. And so on to one of the masters of Pep, Johan Cruyff. Even the best record in the Dutch can sustain a comparison with that of Santpedor. The Dream Team, the true cradle of the current source of inspiration and Pep Team, has been duly perfected and passed by a group that has not yet peaked.

Cruyff left the bench because of FC Barcelona with 430 games and averaged 58.1% of wins. The percentage of losses rose only to 19.3. A statistic that seemed stratospheric at the time but that the Pep Team has made small. The team has picked up the inheritance and it has multiplied it amply until transforming in fashion Barça into the club. Win, convince and arouse admiration is not easy. And those who doubt, to compare with the hatred aroused rivals.

The present course builds two titles but the illusion is still present and any fan senses that not be the last. It's the best message you can send the team for Guardiola. (via SPORT)

"Barça can wait, time will come"

The 'bent' of Santos goes mad with the poker of Neymar and with the Club World Cup in the horizon.


Neymar it embroidered. He scored all four goals from Santos, two of them a penalty in the win against Atletico Paranense (4-1) and 'twisted' the mad Peixe. "Barcelona can wait, your time will come! Neymar to say it! ", Led the fans. The best version of the front 'Mohicans' euphoria aroused the Santos who, after some hesitation the last few days, returned to offer a convincing picture. It is also true that before he was a candidate that has all the numbers end up losing the category.


With this victory, Santos virtually ensures the continued absence of six days to complete the Brasileirao. With all the attention and the South American champions are focused on the Club World Cup in Japan, where, if forecasts are met, everything points to a final between Barcelona and Brazil. With no challenge to December, the club has already become an obsession. With Neymar in a state of grace, the Peixe is capable of playing one on one against any opponent, including the best Barcelona in history.

With the 'poker' weekend, Neymar added 21 points in 42 games in 2011, between the Selecao and his club. Now only missing 4 goals to reach the centennial, a feasible goal to achieve in the coming matches. (via SPORT)

Schörgenhofer will whistle; and Alves, with two cards, is one of the suspension

This is the first time the Austrian school of Barcelona directs a meeting.


One detail that must take into account the face Josep Guardiola's party tomorrow night is the situation of Dani Alves. The Brazilian has already accumulated two yellow cards in the current edition of the Champions League and if booked in the match against Viktoria Plzen would miss the match against Milan at San Siro for the fifth day. So Pep will assess whether the team keeps or gives off. And in the case of him playing, you minded to take a long careful not to be cautioned. UEFA announced yesterday the name of the arbitrator appointed to lead the meeting. This is the Austrian school that has Robert Schörgenhofer FIFA badge since 2007. Despite its relative international experience, so far the Austrian school has only two parties led the continental showpiece and has never refereed at Barça. (via SPORT)

Viktoria fears to the married one with the Ballon d'Or

They define this way a Messi difficult to stop and the coach Vrba warns that, after the 5-0 in League, before Barça it will "be another thing".


In Pilsen already counting down the hours to reach the Barcelona meeting, a party who is living as a real event. The ultimate triumph of Czechs to the Hradec Králové on Friday (5-0) loaded morale of a club, yesterday on its website, highlighting the level of Barcelona, ​​in a detailed report of the Barca team and referred to Messi as a "player married to the Ballon d'Or." Czechs coach, Pavel Vrba, are aware that the Barcelona meeting will have nothing to do with the domestic competition. "Barcelona have a completely different level," he warned. He urged his people to improve the match against Hradec Kralove to have any chance against Barcelona. "With a team like you have to be very successful when you get the chance. I hope we have success. " Viktoria has prepared the giant screens in Pilsen for fans who can not move to the stadium. (via SPORT)

[Former player] Márquez leads to a brawl, just pretend aggression and expelled

The Mexican centre-back provoked a brawl after the meeting of the New York Red Bulls at Los Angeles Galaxy and, through various shaking, throwing pretended to be beaten down as shameless.



Rafa Marquez staged a sad story after the match on Sunday among the New York Red Bulls, where he also shared a dressing room with Thierry Henry exazulgrana and Los Angeles Galaxy, David Beckham's exmadridista, in which Los Angeles, led by the 'spice boy', took the victory by the minimum (0-1).

After the final whistle and while some players shook hands at midfield, Marquez threw a ball at an opponent in a derogatory manner. Another player in the Galaxy, exazulgrana attitude check, and drove him there and madness broke out on the lawn.

The height of the grotesque actions of Marquez came when, in the midst of various shaking and other partners involved in the brawl, feigned an attack with another partner and they both fell to the turf simultaneously, in what some U.S. publications defined as a 'double knockout'. As expected, Marquez was ejected by the referee and will miss the second leg of this tie. (via SPORT)

[youth] FCB Cadete A 3 - 0 Espanyol

The electrician winger azulgrana Adama Traoré was an entire dagger for the right band and it was erected as great main character in the 3-0 that the Cadete A endorsed to the cadete blanquiazul.


The first team cadete of FC Barcelona signed a big win Saturday against Espanyol in the derby of the category by defeating Espanyol set for 3-0.

Quique Álvarez's Cadete A was shown to have very clear ideas in the first time that Fran Álvarez said interned in the left lane and in which the Catalan side went ahead through a good number of Enguene. Espanyol, well positioned on the pitch, not throw in the towel at all and both teams went into the break with everything to play for.

It would be in the second half when its own light shine Adama Traoré. The electrical hazard end Barca repeatedly generated from the right and from there were born two goals that closed the scoring and sank Espanyol aspirations. The first, by signing an individual move worthy of 'crack'. Adama faced his marker, dribbled with a bicycle and hit a powerful shot that slipped through the squad for the first goal stick visitor. A goal in capital letters.

The 2-0 start to define things a lot but it was the door open for a reaction 'espanyola'. However, the Barca defense, led by an impregnable Rodri-axis of the rear and a solvent Onana the sticks, stopped any window of opportunity visitor. And so the Cadete A, with the rear well protected Kaptoum entry and a more open Espanyol took advantage of the space and grace time ends so that, again, Adama Traoré gets onto the right end, and undertake a major center we find John as auctioneer. It was the 3-0 final. Had fifteen minutes to go but the score did not move again.

With this triumph Cadete A azulgrana is at the gates of the lead, only behind Nastic de Tarragona and three points ahead after six days Espanyol championship.


The derby alevín also fell of the side azulgrana

Alevín B of Barça also had the responsibility to face another big derby against Espanyol. In this case, Barca overwhelmed the visitors by a resounding 7-2. The local level and condition of the Espanyol first year were a destabilizing factor and allowed Barca hiciese master of the game.

What's more, there was also a third derby, this time among children. This time equality was the dominant note throughout the match and the final score was tied at two. (via SPORT)

[Youth] Zaragoza 1 - 3 FCB Juvenil A

Juvenil A has set Zaragoza in a match where Barca have had many occasions where they have dominated the match from start to finish.


Òscar Garcia's boys have won from a goal after starting its rival and remain unbeaten leaders of the classification. With this win, Barça still avoiding defeat and added the eighth consecutive league victory. The Juvenil A had the mastery of the game throughout the match and has left too many arguments to Zaragoza.

In the first part, Barça has had the chances and the domain to a well-placed Zaragoza. However, the opponent has taken the lead on the scoreboard by an inaccuracy between Edu and goalkeeper Bañuz has finished with one goal in own net. In minute 33, Ayala has signed a tie with a big play strategy following a corner.

The domain Barca is still clearer in the second half and were able to put Barça ahead in the outcome . The first goal of the second period and gave the advantage to Babunski Barca has scored on 62 minutes, taking advantage of a rejection of the goalkeeper Aroca, and in 69 minutes Dongou marked the final 1-3 on a solo run. With this victory remains at the top of División de Honor with 24 points and Honor on Sunday November 6 will receive the Girona. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Technical Data]
Zaragoza: Aroca, Escuder (Antonio, min 66), Rico, Conde, Luis Asín, Moreno,Nacho, Marcos, Antón (Suárez, min 70), Moha.

FC Barcelona: Bañuz, Edu, Grimaldo, Bagnack (Bako, min 72), Ayala, Samper, Cristian (Álex Moreno, min 80), Babunski (Pol Calvet, min 83), Dongou, Miguel Ángel (Ernesto, min 59), Quintillà.

Goles: 1-0 Edu (OG), min 17. 1-1 Ayala, min 33. 1-2 Babunski, min 62. 1-3 Dongou, min 69.

[Barça B] Eusebio: "We are very pleased to have won at home, we were resisting the victory"

Eusebio's Barca B rises slowly in the league table positions and the three points awarded to the chains Nàstic his third consecutive victory in less than seven days, starting at home.


Eusebio was very happy for the victory of Barca B against Nastic de Tarragona (1-0), the third row, and also for breaking the streak of bad results in the Mini, which still had not achieved any success. "I leave with the feeling that the result was deserved," said Barca coach subsidiary at a news conference.

"We controlled the game at all times and have been very good in the possession of the ball" , highlighted Eusebio after the match, but he also recognized that the team had lacked determination to find the second goal, especially in the second half. This fact and the lack of depth in the game prompted the Barca subsidiary Nàstic "was up" and had some chances to beat the goal of Oier , especially in the last minutes of the game, but good defense prevented any subsidiary Barca rival option.

Apart from the three points scored, the other big news of the game against Nastic was the return of Jonathan Soriano , who returned to step on the lawn of Mini three months after severely injuring his knee in a match with the first team. Eusebio was very happy with the comeback player of Vilomar Pont and claimed to be an important player now and the end of the season, while acknowledging that "has to go slowly catching their set-up." (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Ferguson would want Mascherano at Manchester United

The exceptional performance of Javier Mascherano is not going unnoticed in Europe. In the Premier League there who longs for his move.


Barca midfielder was one of the major objectives of the Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, to shore up its core soon. So much so that, as published by the British web 'caughtoffside.com' , the British club would provide about 26 million euros for their recruitment.

Ferguson would be in the 'little chief' to reinforce appropriate to give greater consistency to which, in his opinion, is the weakest line of the team: the midfield. And in England it is speculated that the Argentine would not frowned upon, arguing that this could play in their natural demarcation pivot.

However, the transfer is presumed to impossible, given that Mascherano has become an essential piece for Pep Guardiola last two seasons. So much so, that has been entrenched in the starting and central supplementing with low success of players like Puyol, Pique and Abidal in recent months. With him back, for example, last season won the league and the Champions League.

Mascherano's interest is not new, since last April and scored the possible interest of Ferguson to take him to Old Trafford. In the end, everything was watered down. (via SPORT)

[Barça B] Jonathan Soriano: "I want to convince Guardiola again"

Three months after being seriously injured while fighting for a chance in the preseason with the first team, the Barcelona striker Jonathan Soriano B again this Saturday at the Miniestadi off the grass in a win over Gimnastic (1-0), ready to "convince again" Pep Guardiola.


"I want to recover well, taking minutes and go back again to convince Pep, if not already," he said in an interview with EFE Catalan forward 26.

Tenacious few, Soriano has not been a bed of roses. Pearl of the neighboring quarry Espanyol, their arrival to the first team fell short of expectations and ended up being assigned to multiple computers Second, to be unrelated to the club Espanyol. It was 2009 and the striker made landfall in the subsidiary Barca, then in Segunda B, which many considered a step backwards. But after getting the promotion to Segunda, his 32 goals in the Silver division were demanding keys to be crowned top scorer of the category and achieve a historic third subsidiary.

"The return has been very nice, really. Since jumping into the field and the crowd gets me that way, until you start to take chances, to play with your mates. You feel again play fifteen minutes have been amazing" has recognized.

A prospective hour room that made forget their expression afflicted in Allianz Sand of Múnich, after breaking up in an unfortunate action with the central one Ukrainian of Bayern Anatoli Tymoshchuk that forced him to abandon the expedition azulgrana with an elongation of the crossed ligament previous of the right knee.

"It was very hard. Also see that the team has just started and does not mean that I am El Salvador, but you're out, you want to help with everything you can and see it is not possible, the injury does not allow you to what's inside, "said Soriano.

The two-month layoff that is eventually predicted to be three, with the caution of the coaching staff. "I was very encouraged when I saw that the knee began to answer, it is difficult to explain what he felt," he adds.

His goal now, he admits, is to recapture the attention of first team coach, Pep Guardiola, based on what you do best, goals and more goals. Soriano, persevering, wants to close the circle in which both fought in the Catalan club, but is aware that his chance may not come again.

"If it is not possible and I have to go, I must work for the best solution," he asserted. "The option is Benfica. It is one among many others and, when the market opens in winter, if possible, be discussed. Otherwise, wait until June," he said.

"He deserves luck, but to score many goals, is his gift," says his partner Isaac Cuenca, who was released yesterday as a scorer in his second career start with the first team. "He has a very high level, very high quality, able to create chances of danger very easily," added coach subsidiary, Eusebio Sacristan, after the game against Nastic. Praise that you are missing striker Pont de Vilomara, used to paddle against the wind, to deal with the obstacles.

"I will go ahead, no doubt," he insists Soriano. "This is another small missteps that I have lived, has reiterated. The thing to do is regain the level of last year and again move forward. As I have always done." (via SPORT)

30 October 2011

Keita: "Tuesday's game will be very important for the classification"

Barca midfielder Seydu Keita said Sunday that the party next Tuesday against Viktoria Pilsen "will be very important for the classification".


Let's go to win because it would take a major step towards clasificarnos primeros group." So of course Keita is shown in the press room, where reconoció that a victory on Tuesday he would play it "Muy significant" aimed at the classification.

And is that Barca midfielder League and doubts arising in the computer environment in recent weeks are history. "We played to win, but 5-0 is always doing very difficult," he said. "The press and the fans is what we want but what matters is to play well and get good results in the face at the end of season," said Barca.

"The crisis of what you say Mecí because we know it. Three game seem a lot but he is human too, "said Barca midfielder also, who spared no praise for the Argentine.

Regarding debut Gerard Delofeu and good game of Isaac Cuenca, Keita acknowledged that both "are very good." "In the long Masia out good players, but the trick now is to stay on the team, although they still get" he said.

On the other hand, that of Mali also avoided any controversy when assessing their low participation in the team in recent games: "We are many, but everyone feels important to help the team." "I think I had a good start to the season and although in recent games I've played less, it is important that we all feel useful to help," he added.

Finally, Keita avoided appreciate the good run of the eternal rival Real Madrid, which was limited to ensuring that "it is normal is a great team win." In addition, Barca also announced that when the time talk to your coach and Guardiola to decide the best time to join the African Nations Cup. (via SPORT)

Alexis will travel to Prague

Barca coach Pep Guardiola announced Sunday the squad for the match between his team against FC Viktoria this Tuesday.


A list in which the main novelty is Alexis Sanchez, who travel with the team despite not yet having discharged. Chilean striker, which takes a few days training with the rest of his teammates, could receive a medical discharge after training on Monday.

Also traveling with the first team players and the subsidiary goal Isaac Oier Basin, so Guardiola will have to travel with this 21 players: Valdés, Pinto, Oier, Dani Alves, Cesc Fàbregas, Piqué, Puyol, Xavi, Villa, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi, Thiago, Mascherano, Keita, Sergio Busquets, Maxwell, Adriano, Abidal, Fontàs and Isaac Cuenca. (via SPORT)

Busquets: “We know that we can’t always win 5-0”

The midfielder prefers to keep his feet firmly on the ground and is not getting carried away after the 5-0 win against Mallorca. Speaking to Barça TV after the match, Busi told us: “It’s never easy. We know that we’ve got people so used to winning".


After over 150 appearances with the first team,, Sergio Busquets already seems like a veteran when discussing these exhibitions by the team and is calling for caution: “We’ve got people so used to winning. We know that we can’t always win 5-0. The main thing is to know what we’re doing well and what we’re not, and try and improve. He told Barça TV, “The team did its homework” (against Mallorca) and insisted that the victory has boosted the players’ confidence ahead of next Tuesday’s match in Prague.

The win against Mallorca on Saturday was the 14th time the team has won 5-0 under Guardiola. However, Busquets emphasised that the team is bound to have its off days, like the match against Granada: “It’s never easy. We’re not robots or machines. Sometimes things can turn out better or worse. Scoring five goals and keeping a clean sheet is very nice”.

Messi, despite how it might seem, isn’t a machine either, and Busquets has never had any doubts about him. “We know that Messi is the best player in the world, that he’s the leader of this team and the one who makes the difference. But he’s not a machine and there’ll be matches when he can’t score”.

The other big news of the match was the contribution of talented youngsters Cuenca and Deulofeu. “It’s important to bring the young players on. A manager like Guardiola has a lot of faith in the reserves, where they’re doing things really well. I’m sure a lot more players will make it through to the first team. We all try to help and relax them but they come well prepared. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Emulating the geniuses

Isaac Cuenca marked the debut Messi and Gerard Deulofeu 29 October, as Iniesta and Raúl.


That Isaac Cuenca can be an important piece in the design of future Barça it is something that Pep Guardiola has clear from the last preseason. The Barça coach has always believed in this kind of players humble, hardworking, technically gifted and also bring something different to the team. The debut Reus holder was not as lucky he deserved Tuesday in Granada. He began his football left wing and diluted in was possibly the biggest game this season Barca gray. Rather than let 'die', Guardiola decided to head out again yesterday and this time for the first time at the Camp Nou. It located it of right wing, a position that is more suited to their characteristics than the left, and the kid did not disappoint. He looked for one on one when he could, he pressed on defense as he likes to Pep, played the ball always in terms of equipment and focused, and well, every ball that came with doing so. Without going further, the second point originated in a beautiful thread ball that Isaac put to the second stick, Adriano finished off bad and Messi pushed to the net. Their good party was rounded with a point that own Leo had signed Messi. It controlled a great pass of Adriano, it clipped Aouate with the right and it placed the ball in the net with the left. It was the fourth so much of Barça and the colophon to their efficient work.

But if Cuenca represents what one might call the 'working class', Gerard Deulofeu is a rough diamond polish to finish becoming a critical player and different to everyone. The left end of the official party branch in his debut with the club on 63 minutes, replacing David Villa. At 17 years, became the squad number 19 opens with Guardiola as coach of the team. And it was not in an arbitrary date. A October 29 nine years ago Andres Iniesta did, too, in a game field of Bruges. Yet another genius delfútbol opened an October 29, specifically 17 years ago. It was Madrid's Raul Gonzalez, who did in La Romareda. Like these two teachers, Deulofeu be marked by that date. in its path. For now, his baptism of fire was held by his former colleagues. Members of the Juvenil A Barca, who returned to win 1-3 at Real Zaragoza, gave him a standing ovation at the coach.

Two old rockers

Do not forget either of the old rockers like Adriano and Dani Alves. The first three goals was decisive. In the first forced the hand penalty for Nsue, the second, hit the ball to Messi singleton and the fourth went to Cuenca. Dani scored a goal from outside the area, which closed the little hand, and put a nice center to Messi to achieve its third goal in particular and will be the first ball of the season winter home. Argentine sure you will find home site. (via MD)

Puyol and Piqué become hungry

Together for the second time, they agreed and 31 minutes 'Masche' passed to the core.


There were only formed in the rear axle in eight of the 697 minutes unbeaten Victor Valdes. The dawn of Gerard Piqué muscle injury two weeks ago against Racing frustrated that desired tandem with Carles Puyol had continuity. Last night started on the bench after being discharged from hospital on Friday, but the second time agreed for the second game in the course for 31 minutes.

It was as if no time had passed for the 'double P', whose appearance Javier Mascherano moved to the midfield position for the first time this season. The 'little chief', impregnable behind, took the place left by Sergio Busquets, supplemented by 'Puyi'.

Pique and Puyol, hungry football and get that chemistry that has become the best central couple in the world, joined the attack. Aouate avoided the sticks that mark and Captain Gerard also rose to finish off a corner. Seeing them together is another great news for Pep Guardiola, who took up the 4-3-3 in 46' when he entered Piqué, who has never acted with the 3-4-3. It remains for the November 23, but the height of Pique and Puyol's claw will be the best antidote to the air threat Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (via MD)

Leo Messi: A dedication without revenge spirit


It was hoped the celebration of Leo Messi to break his scoring drought small. Some speculated on a sample of improper euphoria and anger Leo, others noted that the Argentine would display their coolness and barely budge. Neither the one nor the other. The crack surprised everyone with an unusual gesture in his person: the best player in the world sought the nearest television camera and a smile from ear to ear gradually pointed with his fingers the numbers one, two and three. The celebration was subjected to all kinds of analysis, since more than one remembered that Leo had three games that he saw no door. No revenge, revenge or celebrations alluding to his misfortune. As always, everything was linked to a friend. It's that simple. "When you leave home, I met a friend and we score a goal if you greet him with one, two, three. For him the 123 is very significant. "

Messi was challenged by drought and a possible crisis over the lack of success in the last three games. "It's crazy talk of crisis because no part in three games," he said. In these moments of euphoria, crack appealed to the improvement of the team as a key element for all recover and reach its highest goals with ease. "We played a little faster and that has allowed us to find more space. In addition, the 1-0 has come very soon and has provided all the work. " (via SPORT)

Barça of the cantera put an end to Cuenca, Messi and Deulofeu in tip

Camp Nou enjoyed during the final stages of yesterday's meeting of a trident formed in La Masia.


Two different players. Two players band. A dream. Extremes meet. Isaac Cuenca and Gerard Deulofeu take three years, but both have often fantasized about the idea of ​​winning at Camp Nou. The former has not followed the right path to reach the first team, up to two times he went on loan from Barcelona. The second supports the focus of the elect since childhood. A few were waiting Isaac, Gerard is eagerly awaited.

Yesterday both were a feast of joy. In the Camp Nou neither more nor less. With theirs. About Messi. A lot! Isaac repeated ownership and scored his first goal with all the tranquility of the world. He faced the goal, threw a bend and lifted the ball enough for anyone to torpedo his big moment in the stadium. Guardiola could not repress a smile socarrana, as always knew the value of Reus. Isaac was won Pep in hardly a training in preseason. The coach was delighted with the details of a boy with stork legs, fine, very discreet. Pep quickly sensed that Isaac lost a few balls, played with serene ease with their idols despite being accustomed to the second B fields in Sabadell. It happened in America. In the last tour in Reus remember him as a virtuoso since his juggling were well known on the streets. At Barcelona but takes a few licenses for the bleachers. It's like Pedro, a player who makes good decisions, he feels comfortable in the band. His daring is such that not even intimidated by the Camp Nou. "Isaac played very well. Is `What do you know when nano go, when to pass. It has a lot of work. He made ​​his first goal in the stadium and we are very happy. Deulofeu's case is different. It is a journey. Subsidiary's player. "

Pep Guardiola urged caution with Deulofeu the day the game debuted in extreme young officer with the first team. In the Camp Nou. With 17 years. The same age as Messi. On 29 October, curiously, the same day as Iniesta made his debut with Barcelona. With things always happen Deulofeu big. In his first workout with Barcelona did not hesitate to face heavyweights in the template.

Yesterday his first interventions were individual challenges. No wonder, then Gerard what it looked back in the subsidiary, the '27' it was 'trending topic' in the twitter in less than five minutes.

"We are what we eat" apples came to the stadium for all

The campaign 'We are what we eat' broke yesterday at the Camp Nou with the delivery of 70,000 blocks for fans attending Stadium yesterday. The campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the importance of socio healthy habits, is an initiative of the FC Barcelona Foundation and is supported by well-known personalities such as Ferran Adrià and Valentin Fuster. (via SPORT)

Viktoria reminds the fans of Barça safety standards

On the occasion of the meeting next Tuesday, the Czech club has sent standards for Barca fans who come to the Edan Stadium.


Barcelona does not want a repeat of the incidents of the final of the UEFA Super Cup, in which some followers used flares and the Catalan club was fined 110,000 euros by the Commission of Control and Discipline of UEFA. That's why Barcelona recalls in a note to the club's website safety standards for the fans who travel to Prague on the occasion of the meeting that Barcelona will play next Tuesday Viktoria Plzen.

Among the note points out that it is forbidden to enter or display on stadium banners, posters, banners or any other form of visual support that uses symbols or emblems which could lead to violence or xenophobia. Nor is it possible to introduce any type of weapon or object that can be launched that can be used as a weapon. This will prevent entry to any person who attempts to introduce this type of objects (including drums, horns, megaphones or any large object). The conventional umbrella-pointed tip or large-will also be seized.

Among the requirements that sent the Czech club Barcelona to the fans who travel also stresses that it is not allowed to enter stick flags or banners. Flares and anything that may involve risk of fire (rolls of toilet paper, large paper banners or posters) shall be forfeited to the stadium entrance. It is also forbidden to bring or sell alcoholic alchólicas.

To all this, the club recalled that all the fans who come to the field of Viktoria will be recorded thoroughly before entering the stadium.

Bakos dreams mark on Tuesday

The Viktoria Plzen arrive at Tuesday's full of confidence after the last league win, 5-0 at the Hradec Králové Friday. Marek Bakos, who scored twice, acknowledged after the game that is in a great time and would be a dream score at Barcelona. "When a brand is a great encouragement to continue working. The match against Barcelona will be a different story but I hope to see door. " (via SPORT)

[Barça B] Deserved homage to Ilie and premiere of the 'Pichichi' Jonathan Soriano


The staff jumped into the Mini with a shirt to support Ilie Sanchez which read: "Ilie stemma amb tu". The player had surgery recently for a fourth time to resolve once and for all an infection in the heel. His teammates gave him the victory.

In addition, yesterday returned Jonathan Soriano, who fell injured in the preseason with the first team on 27 June in the Audi Cup final against Bayern and has been three months KO. Barcelona striker, Pichichi last season in second division A with 32 points, took several days training with Barça B. Yesterday Espinosa replaced in the 75th minute y. .. almost scored in 84 '. (via SPORT)

[Player Ratings; Liga BBVA; week11] FC Barcelona - RCD Mallorca (5-0)

The overall score 7.9, Víctor Valdés 8, Alves 9, Mascherano 8, Abidal 8, Busquets 7, Thiago 7, Messi 9, Keita 8, Cuenca 8, Villa 7, Adriano 8, Piqué 6, Puyol 6, Deulofeu 6. (via SPORT)

Caparrós: "From the first time we've run out of options"

Mallorca coach Joaquin Caparros has said after his team's defeat against Barcelona 5-0 at the Nou Camp, which have had no option in the game since the Catalan side is ahead on the scoreboard.


"From the first time we've run out of options, we had only one chance to score and has been with the 0-0, but it's true that we have not had chances," he acknowledged at a news conference Caparrós. Balearic coach lamented the penalty awarded in the first few minutes and it has heaped praise Leo Messi, author of a hat trick tonight. "Stopping Messi is complicated. We're talking about number one and it is difficult. Whatever you put a trademark or help is a different player is Messi, "he said. Caparros denied that there is doubt over Argentina and has indicated that such controversies are rather "journalism.

Also, Mallorca coach has admitted the difficulty of facing a team like Barca and noted that all coaches who sit in the postgame press room remain "with the same face" by the "rhythm" that instills the Catalan side. Caparros has indicated that his players too have accused the two first goals, and has said it has not been surprised by the tactical scheme of Guardiola. On the rivalry between Barcelona and Madrid, Caparros said that equality is such that the league could decide on goal difference. (via SPORT)

Messi: “it’s crazy to say I was in crisis”

With his hat trick against Mallorca, Leo Messi confirmed his place as La Liga’s leading scorer with 13 goals and gave a convincing reply to those who had been alleging he was suffering a dip in form of late.


After the game, Messi told reporters: “it’s crazy to say I was in crisis, just because I’d gone three games without scoring”, though the best possible reply was his performance on the pitch, where he is always most comfortable, scoring and making goals. His three against Mallorca take him to 13 in the league so far, well ahead of any other player.

Messi insisted though that the game wasn’t all about him: “ I’m not interested in how many goals I can score or not –what matters is that the team won”.

Adriano

“We got a very good win at home”

“I am available for the boss for whatever he feels is needed. I’m happy about helping set up Leo’s goal. I am gradually getting back to 100%”.

Isaac Cuenca

“The boss put his trust in me and I just try and show him everyday what I can do. I go out for every game very focussed and things seem to be going right”.

“I’m very happy and excited about the goal. I just want to laugh with happiness”.

Dani Alves

“I was lucky enough with the goal to round off a great team performance”.

“We just carried on working hard and didn’t let the doubts that were swirling around outside bother us at all”.

“We have a great team, because the players adapt to what the manager asks us to do with no problems at all”. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Bartomeu: "Mark or not, Messi is always unbalancing"

The vice president believes that this Saturday, the group led by Josep Guardiola "has proven once again that is a great team." Undoubtedly the star of the game was Messi, who has scored a hat-trick: "Messi shows in every game is an incredible player. The debate that had been generated about it here has not existed at any time. He is always destabilizing, check or not.

Furthermore, Josep Maria Bartomeu has been very satisfied with the fact that the youth of the quarry will have their opportunity, as is the case this time of Isaac and Gerard Deulofeu Basin, "demonstrate that when they do play in the level of first team players." In this regard, he highlighted the goal of Cuenca, the first official match with the first team. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Guardiola: "We have reunited with the goal"

After the 5-0 win against Mallorca, Barcelona coach has highlighted as the template has been reunited with the goal after the latest results against Sevilla (0-0) and Granada (0-1).



The Santpedor, visibly pleased with the win against the group led by Joaquin Caparros, highlights the "depth" players who have demonstrated "both inside and out." It has also made ​​reference to two factors that make you feel especially proud. On the one hand, "the effort of the last four years, the value of work at this time" and another, "people know that the subsidiary can help us, bearing in mind that this is the work of many people" .

The second point, the Barca coach explained that although the first team is a short staff in Barca B "there are players like Dos Santos, Sergi Roberto, Bartra, Muniesa, Montoya ... who have the ability to play here with us. " "Right now many people are touched, and they know that when it happens if you catch people in the subsidiary will, "he added in the same line.

Guardiola has made ​​reference to the role of the two young Eusebio Sacristan team that have taken center stage in the commitment of this Saturday. In this way, and Isaac Basin, which has been released as a striker with the first team, has been defined as "an extremist who knows when you have to go one against one." He has also publicly praised by Gerard Deulofeu his first team debut, although he noted that he still needed "time to progression and growth" in order to consolidate it.

Dani Alves has scored the fifth goal scorer account Barca has left a superb taste to spectators on Saturday attended the Camp Nou. Guardiola only had words of praise for the '2 'Barca: "I thank you for your effort.'s A player who gives everything. I have to thank a lot, because it gives us the opportunity to play in many different ways. I hope to remain so . " (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Cuenca as scorer and is released debut Deulofeu

The Camp Nou has seen a big night for two players who have gone through the ranks at Barça. The protagonists, Isaac Cuenca, who has scored, and Gerard Deulofeu, which has been released.


Beyond Messi, who has made ​​another hat trick and continues as top scorer with 13 goals, the match against Mallorca has been good news for the players emerged from the house: Isaac Cuenca has been released as a scorer and Gerard Deulofeu has debuted in the first team.

For the second straight game, the '39 'Barca has been a regular in the team for Guardiola. In this case, was the first time he did at the Camp Nou, the scene where he debuted in the Champions League match against Viktoria Plzen. It has done a day in the presence of home players in the team was quite low, with only 5 players (Iniesta, Cesc, Pique and Puyol were on the bench and Xavi, Font, and Peter, in the stands) .

Reus forward, who has played 90 minutes for the second consecutive game, made ​​its debut in First Division top scorer in his second appearance in the league. It was the 50th minute when former player of Sabadell has received a great pass from Adriano and with a great dribble, got rid of goalkeeper Aouate and sent the ball into the net. At the end of the match, Guardiola has highlighted the role of Cuenca: "Isaac played very well. In the end position knows when to go and when to pass the ball. We are excited about the goal."

The celebration of the quarry is not over here and has continued in the Camp Nou. Shortly after the goal of Cuenca in 63 minutes of Barca fans have welcomed Gerard Deulofeu, which was released in the first team. It so happens that Deulofeu has debuted the same day as it did with Barcelona Iniesta, 9 years ago, in a Champions League match against Club Brugge.


It should be remembered that the end of nearly Riudarenes debut in the league last season in Anoeta, but Milito's injury made ​​it impossible for her debut, which reached five months later. With the debut of Gerard Deulofeu, coach Pep Guardiola has already given the opportunity to wear the Barça shirt in official party to 19 players who have gone through the ranks at Barça. In just three years.

The players of the juvenile A, equip where Deulofeu played the last season, they have found out its premiere in the bus, while they returned of the game that today has played in Zaragoza (1-3). As the trainer has explained to Óscar García, his former partners have ovacionado Deulofeu from the distance, while they returned home. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Liga BBVA; Week11] FC Barcelona 5 - 0 RCD Mallorca

Leo Messi destroyed Mallorca with a first half hat trick to set up a comfortable win, rounded off after the break with two cracking goals from Cuenca and Alves.


It really doesn’t pay to question Leo Messi and tonight he put paid to any doubts that had been voiced following his three games without a goal when he scored three within the first 30 minutes to ensure Barça took the points.

The team went out for the win right from the start and Messi revelled in their attacking intent. Barça welcomed back Puyol and Piqué, as well as giving Gerard Deulofeu his debut and Cuenca and Alves rounded off the win with goals at the start and the end of the second half.

Barça again lined up with a 3-4-3 formation, featuring a deep lying Messi, David Villa and out wide Isaac Cuenca as their front three. Mallorca nearly took advantage of the high risk strategy on 6 minutes when Joao Víctor fluffed a great chance after a cross from Castro, but Messi calmed the home side’s nerves with a 13th minute penalty after Nsue had handled in the box.

Xavi and Iniesta were both given the night off, but Barça were soon dominating and on the quarter of an hour David Villa nearly doubled the lead when he was one on one with the Mallorca keeper. The second goal wasn’t long in coming though as Cuenca broke down the right to cross for Adriano, whose mishit shot fell to Messi to fire home.

The world number one got his hat trick on 30 minutes when he latched onto a perfect long range pass from Alves to fire home and put the game definitively beyond Mallorca’s reach. The visitors then defended desperately as the half drew to a close, as they fought to avoid a thrashing.

Guardiola brought Piqué on after the break to switch to a four man defence and soon after Puyol also came on. On 49 minutes, Isaac Cuenca scored his first goal with the first team, rounding the keeper and slotting home like a veteran.

With the result wrapped up, the pace dropped and the centre of attention switched to the debutant Gerard Deulofeu, who showed plenty of spirit out on the left wing. Messi kept plugging away, but it was Dani Alves with a thunderbolt who made it five in injury time. (via FCBarcelona.cat)


[Technical Data]
FC Barcelona Valdés; Dani Alves, Macherano, Abidal (Piqué, min.46); Thiago, Busquets (Puyol, min.59), Keita; Messi; Cuenca, Villa (Gerard Deulofeu, min.63) and Adriano.

RCD Mallorca Aouate; Joao, Chico, Ramis (Crespi, min.46), Bigas; Cendrós, Martí, Tissone (Zuiverloon, min.46), Nsue, Castro; and Alvaro

Goals: 1-0, min.13 Messi (p). 2-0, min.21 Messi. 3-0, min.30 Messi. 4-0, min.50 Isaac Cuenca. 5-0, min.90+ Dani Alves.

Referee: Perez Montero, Andalusian committee. He showed yellow card to Nsue (min.13), Alves (min.73) and Bigas (min.90)

Incidents: Game of the 11 th day of the league match at the Camp Nou before 80,635 spectators.

[Barça B; Liga Adelante; Week11] FC Barcelona B 1 - 0 Gimnàstic de Tarragona

The guys have got Eusebio Sacristan their first home win in a game that has completely dominated and where they have enjoyed opportunities to be free to secure the victory.


Barca subsidiary has been awarded its third consecutive victory in a match where he has had possession and control of the meeting along most minutes of the game.

The first time the club has enjoyed control of the game, but has lacked depth to finish their chances. The first opportunity has come on 14 minutes with a shot from Carmona to the exit of a corner. The goal has been to wait until the 39th minute and Carlos Carmona has scored after a great play that started it himself. However, Gimnastic has not dropped the arms and the minute Powell has had a great chance to finally become not just after the Barca goal.

The second half was much more moved by the occasion and Barca have been more numerous. In 52 minutes Carmona has returned to have a good opportunity to increase the lead with the rival, and has been kicking Rafinha 59 minutes in a dangerous manner. Jonathan Soriano has reappeared in the 74th minute after being 3-month low. In the last fifteen minutes of the match Barca B has had to endure to keep the win against a Gimnastic has been opened and has had a chance but finally the subsidiary was able to keep a clean sheet and take three valuable points.

Barca B will play next Friday a new league match in the field of Córdoba. (via FCBarcelona.cat)


[Technical Data]
Barcelona "B": Oier; Balliu, Bartra, Muniesa, Planas; Dos Santos, Riverola (Soriano, m.75), Carmona (Gustavo, m.90); Femenía (Espinosa, m.59), Kiko and Lobato.

Gimnàstic de Tarragona: Rubén; Juste, Álex Ortiz, Arzu, Xisco; Luna (Tuni, m.66), Seoane, Longás (Rey, m.69), Eloy Gila (Morán, m.46); Peragón and Powel.

Goal: 1-0. Min.40: Carmona.

Referee: Chas Amoedo committee (Galician). Admonished Muniesa (M.6) at Barcelona and Seoane (m.78) and Tuni (m.90) by Gimnastic Tarragona.

Incidents: game for the eleventh day of the Second Division, disputed in Miniestadi of Barcelona before 5.004 spectators.

Rosell: “Messi continues to be the best player in the world"

Sandro Rosell also insisted that for him: “Messi continues to be, without a doubt, the best player in the world•, as well as referring to Andres Iniesta, who on Saturday completes 9 years since his debut with the first team: “he’s got the talent he was born with, but he has cultivated that and worked hard, as well as having that culture of effort".

The President was also asked about the possibility of noon kick offs for the team and he admitted: “I don’t like it myself, I like the traditions of football and the tradition at the Camp Nou is to play at night, but we will follow the rules”. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Deal to develop Barça support and brand in Asian market

Sandro Rosell believes that the agreement signed this Saturday between the Club and the Peking Municipal company Intersports is: “the first step towards developing a Barça feeling in Asia”.



The strategic agreement between the Club and the Chinese company Intersports to promote the Barça brand and the Club’s values in the Chinese market was signed this Saturday. During the signing, which was attended by Club President Sandro Rosell and the Intersports President Heifeng Xia, as well as the Club’s marketing director Laurent Colette and Jun Chen, the general manager of Intersports, the strategic priority of the Chinese market for the Club was stressed.

According to Sandro Rosell, the deal aims to: “create a permanent link with the Chinese society, so that all who wish to can share with us the values of FC Barcelona”. The President also announced that a delegation from the Club would be visiting China at the end of November: “we will take it a step at a time, so that the new generations of Chinese citizens understand what the Barça feeling is. We hope that the Chinese boy and girls’ feeling for football will be based on Barça”.

The trip will take in a gala benefit dinner for the Chinese Handicap Association, an agreement between the two organisations and meetings with local businessmen and media.

Laurent Colette explained that the first fruits of this agreement would be seen in Northern China where a training camp would be held at the Beijing Olympic Stadium –the Birds’ Nest Stadium – for the next five summers for children aged between 6 and 14, with a total of 180 children a week expected to take part under the supervision of a team of Barça coaches and 25 local coaches: “it is very important to transmit the Barça philosophy to local coaches, because sooner or later China will be a world footballing power”, the Club’s marketing director commented.

Heifeng Xia explained that his organisation had chosen FC Barcelona as a partner because: “ for us, FC Barcelona is the best team in the world and the Birds Nest Stadium is the best ground in the world, we wanted the best team in the best stadium. Barça is the most influential club in China and we hope this will be a long term collaboration between us”. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

29 October 2011

[Former player] Jeffren returns to a convocation after being injured two months

Jeffren Suarez, former player of Barcelona, ​​was again summoned by the Sporting Lisbon for the next Portuguese League match against Feirense, after two months injured.


Instead, the central Peruvian Alberto Rodriguez did not enter into the plans of coach Domingos Paciencia, due to physical discomfort suffered by the player.

Jeffren and trained with the team this week recovering from an injury to the back of his left foot dragging since 18 August. The player felt the first pain in a game against the Norwegian Nordsjaelland, in qualifying for access to the Europa League, but in the next match against Maritimo, where the medical team decided to dismiss him because of injury. The Spanish, who joined the team in early August, Lisbon, Barcelona signed by 3.75 million, had a promising start to the season as a reinforcement of the right wing.

In the game this Sunday, Sporting Lisbon plays against Feirense maintain its third position and approach points to the other two "big" Portugal, Porto and Benfica, who monopolize the first and second place. (via SPORT)

Cuenca, Montoya and Deulofeu, also mentioned

The three team players have been training this Saturday morning with the first team and have been invited to the evening party against Mallorca.


The morning training at Camp Nou before the visit of Mallorca has had the presence of Isaac Cuenca footballers subsidiary, Martin Montoya and Gerard Deulofeu.

All three have been summoned to 18.15 hours in the stadium facing bereavement. In addition to Cuenca, Montoya and Deulofeu, the coaching staff has worked closed with the 18 available from the first team. Pep Guardiola's low for this match are the injured Alexis, Afellay and Pedro.

After training, the team had lunch at the Camp Nou and then free time available until 18.15. Then the technicians will dismiss three players. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Rosell: I would not like to play at 12h in Camp Nou"

Barca president Sandro Rosell was upset Saturday at the possibility that Barça has to play a game this season at the Camp Nou at 12h. midday.


"I would not play at 12, the tradition at the Camp Nou is to play in the afternoon and night," said the leader Barca in the presentation of the agreement that Barça has signed with Intersports, but also made clear that "If we fulfill obligations."

In this act, Rosell also had words of praise for Messi and Iniesta, two of the protagonists of the day. The first, held on Saturday the ninth anniversary of his debut with the first team, said to be like him "have to have the God-given talent, but also strive and work hard." On the Argentine was also clear. "Messi is without doubt the best player in the world," he said.

On the other hand, Barca president opted for the "development of the feeling Barca in Asia" through agreements like the one presented on Saturday with Intersport brand. An agreement will last five years and who reported more than one million euros to the club coffers.

Moreover, in this presentation act, the entity azulgrana also announced that a delegation culé, headed by the president, will travel to China in November to participate in diverse acts. (via SPORT)

FC Barcelona-Mallorca: La fiesta de Andrés Iniesta

After his recitals at the Camp Nou, now serving 250 league games for Barça.


In the Camp Nou no debates, no party and recognition. He deserves the best team in the world and that which is illustrious young Andres Iniesta . Young, because it still has 27 years and has a long recital in front, and illustrious because nobody in the history of Spanish football can claim to have scored the decisive goal in the World Cup final. And that is another unique and exclusive pride of Barcelona , who believed in his genius as a child manchego to make official debut in the elite just nine years ago today in Bruges. Interestingly, the event matches this Saturday afternoon with his party 250 in the League, which today released the ball Nike winter. It is in the Barcelona-Mallorca , just before which rival Iniesta League debuted in a December 21, 2002, with a 0-4 in Son Moix. Of what passed 249 league games and 25 goals. Since returning after injury, Iniesta has their presence at the Camp Nou for habeas corpus, to Racing, Viktoria and Seville. In Granada, however, played a few minutes, so rested, pointing to the holder.

Iniesta is part of a Barca legend that it is universal. Comes this tale of desperation to have some to make the changing of the guard. Are the same people who have spent years heralding the end of cycle. Discussions are now machined the usual: that is superior to Madrid and Barca and Messi is in the doldrums. Guardiola took this in stride yesterday. First, to remind Sergio Ramos, but the Real Madrid want to play as the classic, "will arrive in December." And second, by making an impassioned eulogy of Leo and his players. Because the '10 'is the largest three-game while carrying unmarked. It is precisely this that gives the greatest chance to not rest today, especially with Pedro and Alexis low. In contrast, Pique and Puyol are already discharged. Play who you play, the Barca will win at Mallorca . If it does, the Madrid empezarádespués their match against Real Anoeta two points behind champions and Europe, which is what the Barca and no more than the club.

A magician in Bruges, 9 years ago today
"I want to win the Champions League with a Barça with eleven home," he once said Van Gaal. The technician did not come that far, but it helped that's possible today. In the group stage of Champions 2002-2003, went to Belgium a October 29, 2002 with 16 of the quarry. Among them, Iniesta, who won (0-1) with Puyol, Gabri, Gerard, S. Garcia, Tortolero, F. Navarro and D. Sánchez. 9 years ago today, a magician opened in Bruges. (via MD)

[Barça B] Soriano received a medical discharge before Nàstic

Eusebio Sacristan can count on now with the last scorer of the second Division A. Soriano has left behind the elongation of the posterior right knee anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in Munich in an exhibition game with the first team.


Three months after the injury he suffered playing the Audi Cup in the first team, Soriano has been discharged from hospital and may enter in the notice of Eusebio for the match this Saturday against Nastic (18 h).

Having the top scorer in last season's Second Division A, where he scored 32 goals, is a luxury for the subsidiary. "This is a big boost, a very pleasant news for us as we reinforce with a proven quality player," said Eusebio. Without Soriano in the team's top scorer Rafinha subsidiary is the author of five goals in the far this season.

Rafinha, Bartra, Muniesa and other team players were training this Friday in field 3 of the Ciudad Deportiva, a few meters of field 2, where Guardiola exercised. This Saturday, Barca members and fans can enjoy an excellent prelude or appetizer Barcelona-Mallorca at the Nou Camp (20 hours) with the meeting of seconds for the game just before the Mini (18 h) between Barca B and Nàstic .

B coach trusts the response of the crowd: "Those who come to the Mini will find a team that now passes for a good time and has regained confidence." Eusebio expected, therefore, achieve the first home win of the season: it is true that it's time to get it, but the complicated situation of Nàstic not give us work. " (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Pep Guardiola lowers the piston

The session lasted an hour yesterday despite coming from a holiday, the last week there was another 40 minutes.


For several weeks, Pep Guardiola, at the suggestion of trainers, has decided to reduce training time in order to avoid unnecessary burden of work, especially considering the demanding and compressed schedule With two games per week and also the fatigue accumulated much of his men to build and a good 'whip-lash' party, both the club and their respective teams.

Faced with this predicament, and to prevent his men had just 'burned', the coaching staff has decided to put the handbrake on in training, making them a little more intense, but cutting back significantly longer duration for the muscle to recover.

The coaches feel that this volume of games and is more than enough resistance to work, one of the three most important factors when it comes to physical preparation, along with the strength and power.

Hence the training are increasingly working a physical component to not overload the players and always thinking clubs in the World December as the essential meeting place to be on the first 'season climax does.

So yesterday's session, despite coming from a holiday, little has been extended an hour, when used normally achieve at least 75 minutes. Last week, for another example, there was a session that lasted only forty minutes and was not exactly recovery, ie after the game that is usually much softer and lighter, but a theory of training considered strong.

It is clear that the fatigue of the parties and the tough schedule is taking its toll on much of the staff and coaches have decided to immediately remedy lighten the work sessions in order that men are as fresh possible during the games. (via SPORT)

The year in that Caparrós had to be reinvented

Despite its excellent work in the Athletic Club had to go to Switzerland. The adventure did not go as expected but is now back in the League.


The website of Joaquin Caparros is simple, elegant and a Spartan point. Black and white, runs the gamut of hues and intense stony seriously. No doubt, it is designed in his image and likeness. Is at work, as currado Caparros has a place among the best coaches in la Liga. Still, the adventures of Caparrós (Utrera, 10/15/1955) in the last half year reflect that success in football is highly flammable material, and the benches of the coaches are armed with fireworks.

Caparrós chained ten seasons in First carving a reputation in Sevilla, Deportivo and Athletic Club. In four seasons in Bilbao returned the illusion Lezama, red and white puppy factory and rebuilt his connection with San Mamés. Fernando Llorente confirmed and Javi Martinez and discovered Toquero or Muniain. Athletic Club returned to the fight for the titles (and Super Cup finals) and Europe (sixth in the league 2010-11).

There was no reason for Fernando Garcia Macua relay but lost the election and the new president, Joshua Urrutia, opted for Marcelo Bielsa. Caparros was left without work. The Utrera accepted the offer of Chechen billionaire Bulat Chagaev to lead the Swiss Neuchatel Xamax but the venture lasted three months.

After a 2-2 at Lausanne, Chagaev fell the locker room with his arm full of metal and accompanied by his bodyguards. The affair ended with threats and faced the Caparrós magnate. "With or without us Caparros. We Joaquin "read a banner of the rocks of Neuchâtel, but the coach had already decided that this was not going with him. On September 2 terminated the contract "by mutual agreement."

It was normal that he was unemployed and only waited a month to return to the League. Now is reinvented in Mallorca, a club that also live dangerously after the departure of Michael Laudrup, faced with the owner Llorenç Serra Ferrer. The phrase that appears on the home page gives a clue to what has led to the Iberostar Joaquin Stadium: "Behind every point, victory or achievement is the delivery, analysis, talent and a strong collective mentality."

A technician who always takes care of the grassroots

It remains to see what is in Mallorca margin immersed in a very complicated situation, but Joaquin Caparros has always opted for the quarry in the clubs where he has trained. In the Sevilla given the choice to Navas, Reyes, Capel or Depor Ramos and first debuted in Verdú or Filipe Luis. (via SPORT)

Congratulates made a video to Al Jazeera Sport

The blaugrana Leo Messi is a worldwide idol. Thus, Al Jazeera Sport came to him to record a video in which the crack congratulates the Arab network for his eighth birthday.

The video begins with images of Argentine striker celebrating one of his goals, to finish with a direct message to the player. "Follow the best sport through Al Jazeera Sport. Happy eighth anniversary".

But Messi is not the only one who speaks for the Arab television. Gerard Pique also do it, Roger Federerm Javier Zanetti, Robinho, Mourinho, Nadal and Rossi. Some videos have no waste ... And if not, see that of AC Milan, with Boateng singing. (via SPORT)

[Selection] Del Bosque will not give the list to the 7-N

Verifying that players are available after the twelfth day dispute.


Vicente del Bosque will not release the squad for friendlies against England and Costa Rica from 12 to 15 November, respectively, until Monday the 7th. Unlike other times, Del Bosque has been delayed from Friday to Monday his press conference. The reason is that the technician was found in some calls that would change the list because several international down causing injuries that occurred during the dispute of the day of the season.

The suspicion that at some point it was referred to the rogue to not summon players that are slightly touched or carrying a load of games Del Bosque has led to this decision. The coach prefers to be communicated openly to force these cases before and in fact ambiguous situations with Guardiola relations are now very smooth. For this game has the Blaugrana will play the Cup and will be included after the selection. What is already certain is that, facing the first leg of the tie of the Copa del Rey against l Hospitalet, Josep Guardiola will be without Adriano Alves, convened by Brazil, Messi and Mascherano, recruited by Argentina, and Alexis, called by Chile. They will play official matches for the World Cup. In addition, France could call Eric Abidal. In the case of Spain, the most complicated today is that of Peter, who is injured. (via SPORT)

Florentine Pérez and Villar made a pact the sanction to Mourinho

The meeting has already been named: El Pacto de Las Rozas.


Sooner or later everything is just discovering. At the time seemed very strange that Jose Mourinho is sanctioned only two games and 600 euros fine for the assault committed against Tito Vilanova in the Super Cup match played at the Camp Nou. Recall that the Portuguese introduced a violent one finger in the eye of second Guardiola , an action that went around the world and caused widespread astonishment.

Well, well, two months later, has released the most likely reason for this ridiculous penalty. As reported in 'The Confidential', Ángel María Villar, president of la Real Federación Española de Fúbtol (RFEF) and Florentine Pérez , president of Real Madrid , agreed to the penalty in the offices, where it would be a more binding action between the RFEF White House and the detriment of the interests Blaugrana.

All indications are that it was the first white president who pulled the strings of the puppet, with the idea of straightening relations between the two entities, somewhat deteriorated since 'Flore' supported Gerardo Gonzalez Otero as a candidate for president of the RFEF, at the expense of Villar . In 'Confidential' you can read that: " Perez and Villar came up positions at the time in which Ramon Calderon left the Board of the RFEF. Three months later, the white president became part of it, but always present a point of distancing which grew out of some of the conflicts between Mourinho , referees and federation committees last season and had to round off what happened at the Camp Nou on 17 August. "

In the same media is narrated as the squires of Villar and Pérez , José Ángel Sánchez and Jorge Perez , met with the idea of contributing to the happy link between both entities, to the extent that the agreement 'sealed' has been dubbed 'El Pacto de Las Rozas', and immediately after the first action he has been the penalty Mourinho just two games.

Recall that after the scene around the Super Cup, Villar said in a federal board meeting was concerned about the climate of tension which was immersed in Spanish football, with excess distilled scenes of violence. Florentino demonstrated its waist to cross out the tactical error made ​​in the last Assembly of delegates by stating in public that Madrid did not have to like the staged image in the Camp Nou. Then Mourinho grudgingly acknowledged his wrong attitude. And after the sum of all, the penalty remained only two parties to understand the pyrrhic Committee chaired by Florez that the Portuguese did not intend to hurt Villanova. (via MD)

Betis thanks the Barcelona offered treatment Miki Roqué

Roqué is still recovering in Barcelona intervention which was submitted to address the tumor was detected in the hip.

Betis thanked Friday in a statement on their official website, the treatment offered to your player Miki Roqué on the part of Barcelona.

Roqué is still recovering in Barcelona intervention which was submitted to address the tumor was detected in the hip. In this sense, and using the team's stay in Barcelona, ​​where he fell (1-0) on Thursday against Espanyol, Betis president, Miguel Guillen, had lunch with the player and his family.

The food, according to Betis himself, also attended the Minister, José Antonio Bosch, and the Health area director of the entity, José Millán. "Miki's parents also attended the meeting by thanking the show of support by all diabetics. Still makes the hairs were on end when they hear the song to Miki on 26 minutes for each party, according to the present have told "refer to the Betis.

Similarly, the centre-back verdiblanco "is displayed in a very good physical condition and mood." Thus, the club states that "wants to publicly thank the deal" that his "player is receiving from FC Barcelona. (via AS)

Ibrahimovic, the key to sign Thiago Silva

Milan still have to pay 24 'kilos' for Swedish.


What things are. Ibrahimovic, the surly player who last summer left fuming Barcelona Guardiola could hold the key to a very pleasing transfer technician: Thiago Silva. But the story is as follows.

When Pep sports informed the management did not want to see Ibra-the most expensive signing in the history of Barcelona, ​​or painting the Camp Nou, Rosell found the solution to the problem with an assignment of one year from Swedish to Milan and a subsequent compulsory purchase option worth 24 million euros. The transfer period expired last summer and now the Italian club must meet the payment of those 24 kilos. Apparently, and according to this newspaper has learned, an entity owned by Silvio Berlusconi has serious difficulties to meet that amount and Barcelona, ​​far from seeing in it a serious drawback (and taking into account the delicate economy) is taken as a great opportunity.

And the reason is none other than Thiago Silva. The intent of the sports management is taking the services of the central Brazilian, who come to Barcelona in exchange for debt forgiveness Ibrahimovic plus an amount of money that has not leaked yet. The defense really like, because it operates seamlessly with both feet, has good ball out, is potent in the air and can also act in the midfield. In addition, the Barcelona plant something short walks. Without Puyol neither I Itched, Guardiola displaces Mascherano oa Busquets (both midfielders) to the axis of the rear without counting, at least at the moment, with Fontàs.

Thiago Silva is an old dream of Barcelona, ​​which asked him last summer. The player himself revealed some contacts that were not successful. Thiago also was the player who won the Milan's tying goal at the Camp Nou in the first round of the Champions League, when the game was almost over. (via AS)

Generation of 87 coincides for 27 minutes

Piqué, Messi and Cesc, who all played together for the youth team ten years ago, have played just 27 minutes of football on the same pitch this season. With all three on the field, the team has scored one goal and conceded none.


When Cesc arrived last summer, a lot was said about the generation born in 1987 that are now together in the first team. Almost three months later, Piqué, Cesc and Messi have only played together for 27 minutes, not counting time added on for stoppages. Injuries to the midfielder and defender have meant that the players that first played alongside each other between 2001 and 2003 (while Piqué and Cesc also played on together for another three years) have not shared much time on the pitch.

The first time they played together was on August 17 in the second leg of the Supercup against Real Madrid, Cesc’s first official appearance for the club. He came on in the 81st minute, with the score 2-2, and played a part in Messi’ deciding goal that won the first title of the season. Eight minutes of football, and he already had a winner’s medal.

Piqué’s injury meant they wouldn’t play together again until September 24, against Atletico Madrid (5-0). Piqué and Messi both started and Cesc came on in the 53rd minute, 19 minutes later, with no goals scored either way, Piqué was substituted.

Piqué was suspended for the game with BATE Borisov, and then Cesc and Piqué were both sidelined through injury, meaning they have not appeared together since. Piqué has just been declared fit again, so we once again have the chance to see all three former youth players on the field at the same time. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

28 October 2011

Caparrós: "90 minutes before Barça seem three hours"

"We have seen thousands of videos of Barcelona, ​​but then comes the talent and...," said the coach of Mallorca. He added: "We minded to do things well."

Joaquin Caparros , coach of Mallorca, Barcelona morning rival, said in remarks to four that " ninety minutes against Barcelona seem three hours , but we minded to do things well. "

"We are at a delicate stage, but let's try. What makes us optimistic is the willingness of the entire group," added the coach of the Spaniard, who confessed: " We have seen thousands and thousands of videos of Barcelona, ​​but then talent appears y. .. ".

The fact that FC Barcelona coach Guardiola is as Caparrós, " makes Barça has a lot of cattle , because it takes a lifetime there. Those who come from outside need time to adapt. " And, as did Guardiola defended Messi: "It seems that news is not marked in a couple of games." (via AS)

[Barça B] Jonathan Soriano received a medical discharge three months later

Barcelona striker Jonathan Soriano B, top scorer in Division II last year, was discharged from hospital on Friday, just as they met three months after severely injured during the preseason with the first team.


It was in the Audi Cup finals in Munich (Germany) when the front of the Pont de Vilomara, 26, suffered an elongation of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a game with the launch of central Tymoshchuk Bayern, which will forced to abandon the expedition's first team.

Although he was diagnosed two months out, the coaching staff has always been cautious with the recovery of Soriano, until finally began last week to train with fellow Barça B.

And this Friday, just three months when he met the day of his injury, the striker got the biggest news is expected, the medical discharge allowed to enter the call the game against Gimnastic Tarragona, which takes place in the Miniestadi.

Soriano may well return to the pitch of the second division, which last year was crowned top scorer of 32 goals by the subsidiary, which lifted Barca as the revelation of the season with a historic third place in the table.

This year, however, the new coach Eusebio Sacristan was starting to miss the many of the 'cazagoles' Catalan, with the slow adaptation to the demanding style of play FC Barcelona of the two highlights of this season signings, strikers and Kiko Femenía Rodri, from Sevilla and Hercules, respectively.

In any case, Soriano's future is in the air, with a contract that ends this season. After being interrupted their progress into the first team striker has admitted he considered "an option" sign for Benfica Nolito his former teammate at the end of season or even during the winter. (via SPORT)

Pep Guardiola annoying with the Chilean coach Claudio Borghi

"Why has not called if the discharge is a question for the Chilean coach," says Guardiola.
Barca coach also commented that "has not called me. However, Del Bosque if it does sometimes".


Pep Guardiola has discussed the situation of Alexis Sanchez in the press conference after the match against RCD Mallorca : "Well, it is cheerful and has done some training with the group," said the coach of FC Barcelona.

Yet Guardiola has stated that the Chilean has not yet discharged. Despite being injured, Claudio Borghi has called for the next two games. So, Alexis could play before the selection of Chile with FC Barcelona. This call does not seem to like it too Pep Guardiola . At least the ways. Or this is deduced after the Catalan technician's answer: "On the selection, ask Claudio Borghi. Why it has summoned it if he/she doesn't have the medical discharge it is a question for the selector. I do not called. On the other hand, Del Bosque if he makes it does sometimes" he admitted. (via MD)

Guardiola highlights Messi’s consistency

The manager says neither as a player or a coach has he known “a footballer that demonstrate the level Messi shows every three days …Nothing that we do would be possible without him”.



Speaking to the press ahead of the league game at the Camp Nou against Mallorca, Josep Guardiola has singled out Leo Messi for praise, saying that he has never worked with anybody who can produce brilliant football with such consistency as Messi.

“I don’t think there has ever been a player in history that can do what he manages to do every three days. It’s unthinkable. People buy tickets just to see him play and he is doing something unique. To find a player that has managed to be so consistent for four years. Who is so fit, who fights so hard as him. I’ve never seen anything like it, such consistency … perhaps I’m too young, but I never played with anybody like him and I have never coached a player like that either. He is a better player than anybody else, he has a gift”, said Guardiola to the reporters in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper pressroom.

Guardiola added that his star striker “knows very well what we all think, all of the coaching staff, the people that look after him, and the other players … We are all delighted with what he does, has done and will do. And of course nothing that we have done would have been possible without him. He is a different kind of player, his stats make him different and he lets you win games at all levels … There is never a game in which he doesn’t generate play. It’s undebatable as far as we’re concerned. If there is any debate, then so be it, but it doesn’t weaken him and it won’t weaken him”.

On Mallorca, who FCB play on Saturday, Guardiola said “they have their weapons. Mallorca is a team which character, which Caparrós gets into the players, and they’re a difficult opponent. We will have to play with our heads if we want the three points … We will have stick to our way of generating a lot of chances and making sure they don't”.

Guardiola will have both Carles Puyol and Gerard Piqué back in the side now that they have been declared fit. He said that “it is always good news because the more we are the better. Whether they’ll get to play is something we’ll decide tomorrow”.

Asked about the tendency to only judge the team in the short term the manager answered that “that doesn’t matter. I go by what I see in the matches. We may play well or badly, but we never fail to respond. Generally, they’re playing more than excellently and I’m more than satisfied. We are on good form and I’m delighted with what the team is doing. We have never been made to look like fools in four years, and that’s not easy in sport. That’s the greatest value of this team, and without that we would never have won 12 titles out of 15.”
He added that winning by huge margins is not always a good thing because it can lead to confusion. “Sometimes it can be positive not to be so brilliant. It is not always good for us to win games by high scores because then people tend to start thinking that that is what should always happen”.

Josep Guardiola was also asked for his opinion about Eusebio Sacristán’s B team. “There is a lot of talent in the reserves” he said. “They’ve got off to a slow start, but you must remember that they hardly had a preseason because there were hardly any players. Now they’re all coming back. I think the team will have a good season. What they have to do is stay up, and finish as high as possible, and they have to learn concepts, get to play and move onwards. They have just got two wins that will do them the world of good”. (via FCBarcelona.cat)