07 December 2011
Guardiola makes Riverola debut, his canterano number 22
Martí Riverola (01.26.91) has now become the twenty-second squad that Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has made his debut with the first team midfielder azulgrana.El Barcelona has entered the 79th minute of the match against BATE Borisov in the Champions League squad to replace another, Sergi Roberto, author of one of the goals of the match.
The story occurred just before jumping into the field when Pep Guardiola has asked if he was ready to play. "I have prepared a lifetime for this moment" has responded Riverola.
The match against Belarusians has become a tribute to the quarry of Barca, with the participation of up to twelve players trained in the Masía.Riverola usually play at Barca B of Eusebius, and last year was sold to Vitesse Dutchman, who He also coached former Barcelona 'Chapi' Ferrer.
With Riverola, there were 22 grown players that have debuted Guardiola: Busquets, Thiago, Xavi Torres, Muniesa, Botia and Abraham (season 2008-09), Fontàs, Dos Santos, Soriano, Gai Assulin and Bartra (2009-10), Oriol Romeu, Sergi Gómez, Miño, Nolito, Montoya and Sergi Roberto (2010-11), Cuenca, Deulofeu, Rafinha and Tello (2011-12). (via MD)