26 January 2011

Abidal announced to renew contacts and confesses that he pondered leaving


Éric Abidal revealed yesterday that they arrive to the locker room Guardiola pondered leaving the club. The reason is that he did not like the way you instructed. "His speech did not like, I tried as a juvenile," released last night side Catalunya Radio. He thought about leaving. "When there's a problem there that comment. I spoke with Laporta and Pep told me and always expressed that he should not worry, it's a good person." In that first moment he realized that, as happened with Deschamps, "was not 'feeling'." "I do not like to go to work angry," he added. Was not clear, but "when you know most people see it differently." Now, the two joke about that. Moreover, Abidal, which ends in 2012, will meet tomorrow for their renewal. "I do not want money, I years. Until 2015. Until we have 35 years." And Pep? "For me, it will be until they turn 70" (via MD)

Bojan back to train with the group


The first team did on Wednesday at noon the last training session before receiving Almería tonight at the first leg semifinal of the Cup Bojan, who on Tuesday was unable to complete the session, has been with the group.
As usual on game days at the Camp Nou, the club has exercised this afternoon at the stadium and behind closed doors to finish shaping the final details with the aim of achieving a good result against Almería in the face around the next week.

18 more Bartra, Montoya and Nolita

Have exercised a total of 18 first team players - have failed Jeffren and Puyol , who continue with their recovery processes, as well as the two young men of all Luis Enrique coaching they did on Tuesday, and Marc Bartra Martin Montoya, Nolito well . Taking into account that Dani Alves has not yet received a medical discharge, all three have completed the call options facing the party tonight.

Bojan Krkic , who on Tuesday rejoined the group after suffering a stomach upset but could not finish the session because of the same condition, was exercised with the rest of his teammates , as it has done Dani Alves , each day fibrillar recovered from injury grade 1 in the femoral biceps of his right leg in pain.

Once the closed-door training has taken place in the Nou Camp, the staff met for lunch and then have free time until the time of concentration in the stadium, scheduled for 20.15 hours , approximately.

If there are no last minute changes, in principle it is expected that the group led by Josep Guardiola exercise again on Thursday in a preparatory meeting scheduled for 12 hours and take place at the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[La Liga week 22] El Barcelona-Atlético, el sábado 5 a las 22:00 horas

Already know the schedules of the 22 th day of the Liga and the 23 th of the Liga Adelante. The most prominent party in the First Division, the Barcelona-Atletico Madrid, will be held on Saturday 5 to 22:00 hours and will be broadcast in open. For its part, Real Madrid-Real Sociedad will be played on Sunday 8 to 19:00.

Particularly striking is the number of matches to be played on Saturday, no less seven. Also on Monday did not dispute the usual meeting of the Liga and instead will play the Celtic-Numancia. The complete list of times is:

-. 22 th week of the Liga BBVA

Saturday, February 5

Athletic-Sporting 18:00

Zaragoza-Racing 18:00

Getafe-Deportivo 18:00

Almeria Espanyol 18:00

18:00 Osasuna-Mallorca

20:00 Villarreal-Levante

22:00 Barcelona-Atletico Madrid

Sunday, February 6

Sevilla-Málaga 17:00

19:00 Real Madrid-Real Sociedad

21:00 Valencia-Hercules (Canal +)

-. 23 th day of the Liga Adelante

Friday, February 4

21:00 Xerez-Barcelona 'B'

Saturday, February 5

16:00 Valladolid Granada

17:00 Huesca Las Palmas (island time)

Elche, Cartagena 18:00

Rayo Vallecano-Córdoba 18:00

Salamanca, Tenerife 18:00

Girona-Nastic 18:00

18:00 Albacete-Villarreal 'B'

Sunday, February 6

12:00 Betis-Recreativo (Canal +)

17:00 Ponferradina-Alcorcón

Monday, February 7

21:00 Celtic vs Numancia (via AS)

[Barça B] Montoya, the king of right side


Martin Montoya has been convened for the first team in a great personal moment. The right side of Barça B has played every minute of the first round of the championship and has become a very important player for Luis Enrique.

Montoya could make his debut with the first team in a competitive match on Wednesday against Almeria in what could be the culmination of the great season he is performing with Barça B. The right side of the branch has been called by Josep Guardiola, with Nolito and Bartra, with the possibility that Alves is not one hundred percent. This call comes at an especially sweet because this season has become an essential player Luis Enrique.

In his second season with Barça B, Martín Montoya can boast of being the only team player who has played every game complete the first round of the League 2 ª A. That is, Montoya has played 21 matches and 1890 minutes. No other player on the field, or the subsidiary or the first team can be proud of this brand. Luis Enrique hopes to one hundred percent on the right side of 19 who remembers Dani Alves for their prime physical condition allows you to hold a high pace of play during the 90 minute match.

After the transfer to Vitesse Riverola Marti, Montoya is the only Barca youth team player who has played in all categories of formative football club from the Benjamin B to Barça B. As Riverola not skipped any category and its consistency and high performance have led to the first team.

Montoya responds much like a profile coaches. Technically gifted and generous in the effort, his game and his performance has been improving season after season. Defensively is a very complete player by playing in a 3-4-3 in their formative years and requiring him to maintain a strong focus on defense. His great progress in recent years has occurred in the offensive game. Increasingly frequent raids by the band and more than one site has finished his goal, as he scored Nolito in the field of Betis. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

A step away from the final

Barça play Almeria this Wednesday night (22.00, La Sexta and R@dio Barça) in the first leg of their cup semi final. There will be no room for over-confidence against an improving side.

It may only be January, but Barça will know in seven days whether they are going to the Copa del Rey final. After putting out Athletic Bilbao and Betis, Barça now face Almeria in the last four. Just one team stands behind them and a place in the final, two years after that unforgettable night at Mestalla. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Van Bommel, the new 'young' signing of Milan


The Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Mark van Bommel will soon sign for AC Milan before his disagreements with his compatriot and team trainer Bavaria, Louis Van Gaal.

The Bild newspaper reveals that Van Bommel, whose contract with German team finished next summer, has asked the management to be released Bayern Munich to play with the Italian team until the end of the season.

He adds that the leaders of the Bavarian club Michael Rummenigge and Dieter Hoeness are willing to grant that wish and not even ask for any amount for his transfer to Milan set.

After commenting that Van Bommel and Van Gaal have clashed verbally in the locker room, Bild said that the Dutch player is afraid to spend most of the second half of the season on the bench for Bayern and lose their status as captain.

With an agreed output, Van Bommel could leave the Bundesliga without trauma and try to reach a new national league title, after winning in Holland in Eindhoven in Spain with FC Barcelona and Germany with Bayern Munich.

With the latter team has played in the last four and half years a total of 123 meetings, in which scored 11 goals and with whom did the league title twice and many other German Cup. (via SPORT)

Henry defends the game 'touch' of Barça


The former FC Barcelona striker Thierry Henry came to the defense of the game 'touch' of his former team, and Arsenal, where he played for seven seasons French.

"Playing football is not at all to do tricks. Showing off the ball is not the same as playing football. Playing football means making things right with the ball at the right time," said 'Titi' to 'Daliy Mirror .

"Look at Barça or Arsenal. Critics say they pass the ball too, but they are wrong. They play because they want to move the opposing players on the field. It is when the holes are opened because it is impossible to be in two places at the time. With the exception of Messi in the last third of the game the club played at a touch. The Arsenal does the same. There are no tricks. There is no shine. The key is a simple pass, "he said.

Finally he said that "to say that a team is good when the opponents do not stop running.

[Barça B] Blackburn target £1m Barcelona kid, Rubén Rochina


Blackburn boss Steve Kean is ready to sign Barcelona starlet Ruben Rochina – and make it a transfer double by snapping up Brazilian youngster Ronieli dos Santos.

Striker Rochina will join Rovers for a fee that could top £1million after telling Barca he would go to England anyway when his contract runs out in the summer.

Meanwhile, Rovers’ Indian owners are trying to tie up a deal for Sao Paolo striker Ronieli, who is viewed as a key long-term capture. (via MirrorFootball)

Puyol work to be 100% against Arsenal

Puyol's injury, a vastus lateralis tendinitis in his left knee, remains concerned that in the locker room. The captain continues to feel much pain in the area and visibly limping. For now follow a conservative treatment until Monday, consisting of alternating double bed rest with daily sessions that involve no wear on his knee. For the type of injury, medical services may not realize the days off, but gradually spreads the feeling that stopped about three weeks they were not removed anybody. The goal is to cap the 16-F for the appointment to the Arsenal. Dr. Cugat could apply growth factors in the injured area to speed recovery, as did Xavi. (via MD)

Koeman was yesterday at the Ciutat Esportiva

Ronald Koeman, hero of the Wembley final, spent yesterday Ciutat Esportiva de Sant Joan Despi. The former coach of Vitesse, Ajax, Valencia and Benfica greeted Pep Guardiola and the team leader, Carles Naval, two members of his time as Barca are still in the club and several of the components of the current squad. Koeman is in Barcelona enjoying a few days off with his wife, a visit that regularly makes. (via MD)

The discoverer of Andres Iniesta leaves Barca


The coach has been linked to football blaugrana base for nearly 20 years divided into two different stages.

Albert Benaiges is one of the emblems of football at Barça. At a time when La Masia is more fashionable than ever, one of the essential names to understand that success is yours. Not only for being designated as the discoverer of Andres Iniesta, but also for having been associated with the club for nearly 20 years. Now the coach has now decided to try his luck away from the boat and start an adventure in Dubai.

With the arrival of the new board, Benaiges, which has responsibility for coordination of categories ranging from cadets to Benjamin recent seasons, began to exercise this year as technical director of the FCB Escola. In two separate stages, with a break to organize the training football CE Mataró, the specialist at lower levels will continue to work with young people. Has accepted an offer from Al Wasi Football, based in Dubai. The commission is to organize your training structure as coach. Founded in 1960 and one of the clubs who play in the League of the UAE (United Arab Emirates), Al Wasi Football has taken into account the long experience of Albert Benaiges at Barca, you can put into practice now in another football . The technician will join from July and the Catalans club has given all facilities to INICE his new adventure. For his part, thanked the Barça Benaiges their willingness and attempt to move "the philosophy of the farmhouse and the way we work here. Barca's successes have been fundamental to have been interested in me. This is a very interesting range of sports clubs with very good facilities. " With his departure, ending a relationship that began in 1990 and has led him to be a key part of the current club. (via SPORT)

Abidal: "At Wembley left a note: I will return to the Champions"


The French played in the legendary stadium in November and is convinced that the May 28 return to the club.

Eric Abidal is the man of fashion. In his fourth season at the club is going through the prime of his career, though he was hard to admit. It has even been released as a scorer with the team. But apart from playing football, French is a very versatile man who likes to talk. Film, fashion, future, life ... Of course, without ever losing its characteristic sense of humor.

-Is it possible to keep up with the first round?

We have to do if we want to win titles.

-What is surprising team will again this season?

Barca! every season we played better and not easy.

-In the case of Barcelona is assumed ...

Yes, but each season we grow, how can we go?

-It seems that there is much difference between theory and alternate lineup

I do not like the word owner, my mentality is to think of the group. Sure there are players who play more than others, but we won all the titles.

-Guardiola philosophy in its purest ...

This is what gives us the strength to play well and enjoy yourself. The crowd notices and helps us.

-The only three goals he has scored in his career have been in Cup, two in France and one in Spain, is it your competition?

Framework provided in the Cup, the best is that of Bilbao was an important goal and that gives me more joy.

-Before the goal had already begun to be more offensive ...

I always had the mentality of defense, I've done on all computers in which I played. But I wanted to score a goal. Looking at the support of my fans on Facebook, I decided to change the chip and go higher, but it is impossible to make.

-Are you saying that his fledgling offensive instinct is due to a network?

No, not just that. In the club, is widely used with the right wing and Leo Alves. While in the far left, when they play Villa and Andres prefer one on one. But when I notice I have good legs and heart to stop, I do not mind going up and down constantly. Everyone is wondering when Abidal mark and now that I've done nobody speaks.

-The day after he held several covers in the press ...

And I came back to score another in the next game! But in an offside just past, only 20 inches ... (laughs).

-"The next one will pull the penalties?

No, these goals do not count. They are for the front, to be top scorer at the end of the season. In training, for example, are trained penalties and rarely do I ever.

-He had collapsed the phone the day after Bilbao ...

Buff, especially that of my wife, because I do not really like talking on the phone. If you talk much about the device, do not have time to talk in person.

-"That goal has given him more confidence?

Framework as well as coaches, the coach tells me 'you are free from something' and I replied 'of course, legs. " If I'm in shape is due at time of equipment. When things go, trust disappears.

-What is the praise that has made him more excited?

Abidal scorer and Ballon d'Or, (laughs).

-Are you in the prime of his career?

Others say it should. It is always better to think that the best is yet to come.

-Has felt the affection of the people and their partners ...

Well, I'm a complicated person to live, when I leave here I go home, when I get home I say nothing, because with four women at home ... I get along with everyone and am always available when someone wants to talk.

-What's apparel division they want to sell some?

We live like they want to kill the group but we are much smarter.

-Are you surprised by the internal crisis in Madrid?

This club does not want to talk about anything because I do not care.

-Your friend Benzema does not have great expectations ...

I do not say anything, speak of the family.

-He returned to the selection last November after what happened during the World Cup, what was the return?

Well, we played against England at Wembley and at the box office warning that left back role to play in the Champions League final. I was very happy to be back.

-And Laurent Blanc?

Very good, very professional and it shows in the field.

-It takes four years in Barcelona, when will a press conference by Eric Abidal in Catalan?

Could do, but people will laugh.

-SPORT Are you committed to do it on the rear wheel to renewal of contract?

Yes ... or at least try. (via SPORT)

Puyol was forced to stop until the second round of the Champions


'Puyi' will be treated with growth factors as it was Xavi for problems in the Achilles tendon.

Barca will have to learn to live without Carles Puyol during the next two or three weeks since his injury in the soleus is more serious than initially expected, and leave the defender out of action Blaugrana in principle to the leg the round of the Champions against Arsenal on 16 February at the Emirates Stadium.

'Puyi' suffers from the vastus lateralis tendinitis in his left knee and did not want to take risks. Therefore, similarly to what happened to the serious problems of Xavi Hernandez in the Achilles tendon, the doctor Ramon Cugat has chosen to deal with growth factors always agree with the medical services of FC Barcelona.

The players knew yesterday that his injury is not as mild as it appeared and as he announced in his profile 'twitter', so you must miss at least the next four games with the club (both of the Cup semifinal against Almeria and two League, on Saturday at the Rico Perez before the Hercules and the following weekend at the Camp Nou against Atletico). Nor will attend the friendly match played the Spanish national team against Colombia at the Bernabeu on Wednesday February 9 and would certainly in the fief of Sporting, before shock Champions Arsenal-Barça.

Those factors allowed the growth and Luis Enrique overcome their chronic discomfort in the heels during his time as Barcelona player and allowed the 'miraculous' healing of Xavi after an ordeal that accompanied him in the first months of the season. This is an innovative treatment well accepted among athletes and consists of an infiltration of plasma rich blood from the affected allowing acceleration of cell regeneration of tissue.

Since his debut with Barça's first team back in October 2nd, 1999 with Louis Van Gaal as manager, La Pobla (April 13, 1978) was an example of professionalism and has starred in continuous recovery in record time but now the club doctors and Cugat himself under any circumstances will not force the recurrence of in defense.

In fact, aware of its vital importance and that in three months turns 33 years, Pep Guardiola has granted a rest 'extra' Puyol this season. In fact, last year the squad lost only 11 games, taking into account all the competitions, which has left them playing in the current although still remaining four months of competition (alternate has been six times in three Sometimes it was called and was out injured in two games).

This being so, and despite the problems in the toe of Gerard Pique, it seems that Barcelona to pair with Eric Abidal at the center of the face behind the upcoming commitments, with the Brazilian Maxwell on the left and Adriano to the right until Dani Alves is again ready. (via SPORT)

Pep Guardiola: "People are not stupid and do not think we will win 8-0"


Pep Guardiola warns that the tie against Almería will be no ride and everything will be decided in the second leg.

Contrary to what one may think of the fans, Pep Guardiola expected a difficult game on Wednesday at the Camp Nou against Almeria, and in general a difficult tie.

"There is no easy competition. The Cup is special, because rivals will be let go." The party will be matched and will be decided in Almeria. People are not stupid. Do not think we will win 8-0. That was an exception. In the semifinals of the Copa del Rey is all very fair and will be decided in Almeria, "said Barcelona coach.

On the possibility that there are few people in the Nou Camp explains that "at 10 pm, many people have to work the next day. It's late, it's cold and I understand that there are people who do not come, but we hope to get a good outcome. " And warns of the danger of the opponent. "With Oltra on the bench are six of six in the Cup tie is the most important in its history. And they are important players Crusat or Piatti.

Pep has no doubt about the attitude of his players. "The word semifinal and puts you on alert. We have to play with great intensity," he says. And on the comments of people who you see another triplet in the pocket notes that "I tell my players to forget about the silliness of the triplet, because that can make us fall. We must consider every day. If more than 100 years has only won one, it is not normal to win now two years later. " That if, Pep is clear the ultimate goal of all. "In the end what gives meaning to everything is to win. Then perhaps you will remember for your game, but more important is winning."

Qualifier against Almeria aside, Guardiola spoke about other issues. For example, the importance of this week. "It is very important. We play to be at an end and we have a difficult start to the field of Hercules."

On the tie between Madrid and Sevilla in the other semifinal of the Cup, said he could not comment on the video made by Sevilla, "because I have not seen." And the alleged wrong time of Madrid, warned that "I see no wrong in Madrid. It has many strengths and are very good."

The technician did not like to say that against Racing team was not used fully. "What we play against Racing at half throttle? Bullshit!" He replies.

In the future, still will not talk. Not even about whether one day would like to coach in England or Italy. "I'm here and just think about the Almeria"

And finally, once again the issue of poor state of the pitch.
"We are assessing the issue of turf, because the truth is that it is not so fine. I remember it was when I arrived as a player and never has been equal". (via SPORT)

Congratulate your mom is priceless ... Messi will cost 2,000 euros


You can call and congratulate your mother. It costs you nothing. A Messi, to congratulate his costs between 2,000 and 3,000 euros.

The Competitions Committee decided to impose a fine of 2,000 euros to Leo Messi shirt to show a greeting to his mother after scoring a goal in Barça-Racing on Saturday. Moreover, although the referee did not showed it, the committee has put a yellow card for Barcelona striker.

In the chapter on celebrations within the disciplinary code of the Spanish Football Federation, Article 19 specifies that "the player who, on the occasion of having achieved a goal or for any reason stemming from the vicissitudes of the game, lift your shirt and display any kind of advertising, slogan, caption, acronyms, logos or pictures, whoever they may be comments or purpose of the action, shall be punished as the author of a serious misdemeanor, fine of 2,000 to 3,000 euros and admonition " .

That is, if Iniesta had done what he did in the World Cup final after scoring his goal (to display a souvenir T-shirt to Dani Jarque), also have been fined. The luck is that, at least in this case, FIFA is a more human than RFEF ... (via SPORT)

[Barça B] First round of promotion posts


Barca B has completed the first round and sixth-placed with 31 points from 21 rounds, some figures from the locker room in order to be described as very positive. Now, the goal is not slack off for the remainder of the tournament.

The defeat to Rayo Vallecano left feeling bittersweet. The game was splendid team and generated enough chances to have won the game. With this game, but closed a first round where Barça B has exceeded the most optimistic expectations.

Significant figures

Although for Barca subsidiary objectives are not yet so resultadista as the other teams, the numbers after 21 games in Second to reflect the good work of the coaching staff and players of FC Barcelona B. .

Sixth in the standings to just 2 points in the quarter and 9-point lead over the relegation places, the baggage of the subsidiary is robust to face the second round without a doubt.

Goals and minutes

Jonathan Soriano, with 11 goals, has become the leading scorer of Barca B in the first half of the season. Nolito, with seven goals, is the second highest scorer of a subsidiary has signed 33 goals in 21 games.

Martin Montoya is the only player in the squad he has joined all the minutes. The right side has not lost a minute and 1890 minutes total time of play.

The three goalkeepers have been distributed workforce ownership. Minho has added 900 minutes, Masip 630 and Olazabal 360.

Valuation Template
Here are some opinions of players from Barça B evaluating the first round:

Jonathan Soriano : "Since we come from the Second B I think we made a great first round. started very strong and we made after some errors but overall it is to be satisfied."

Nolito : "I think we take for good the first time we've done. The start was excellent and it is true that ultimately costs us more but if you look at this half league I think is very good, now we have to try to finish in the top six" .

Ilie Sanchez : "We must be conent by what we have achieved but we can not settle, there are still many things to improve and we can get it even better." (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Benaiges will go to Dubai


Albert Benaiges, technical director of the FCB Escola, has accepted the offer from Al Wasl Football club based in Dubai, to join his discipline from next July.
Benaiges will serve as head coach of this football club based in Dubai with the task of organizing the training structure. Founded in 1960, Al Wasl Football, League participates in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and play their home games at the Zabeel Stadium.

More: www.fcbarcelona.com

Brazilian consul's visit


On Tuesday, Barca president Sandro Rosell has been visited Sierra Sérgio Barbosa, consul general of Brazil in a courtesy meeting was held in the clubhouse.

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Xavi, one year installed on top


Barça midfielder celebrated his 31 years, become a living legend of Barcelona and in its best form.
A unique player that perfectly represents the philosophy of Barça game. A player who embodies the tradition of the '4 'forged in the farmhouse. The reference player in midfield, the conductor of the team. Is none other than Xavi Hernandez . Celebrates 31 years become the most capped culé dress shirt first team football. Xavi is a benchmark in the world and theirs is a love story club.

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Messi and Soufiane, some very special touches ball


eo Messi has known Soufian, a child who has Asperger syndrome, Laurin-Sandrow, which has caused the loss of both legs. However, thanks to a prosthesis as Barca, Soufian has been playing ball with Argentina.
The crack of FC Barcelona has been discovered on Tuesday morning during training in the world of football there are no obstacles to catch a ball and give hints to it. Messi has been found by a boy of 10 years, Soufiane , which has proven that with hard work and determination can do whatever you want.

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Nolito could substitute Bojan


Barcelona B striker Manuel Agudo 'Nolito' will train on Wednesday with the first team and could come into the squad to face, at night, Almeria, in the first leg of the semifinals of the Copa del Rey.

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has called him to cover the possible lower end Bojan Krkic, who missed training on Monday with the group for an intestinal ailment and Tuesday did not complete the entire session with his teammates for the same reason .

A possible low Bojan joined those of the injured Carles Puyol and Jeffren Suárez and possible Dani Alves, who despite having exercised almost complete normality has not yet been discharged from the hamstring injury he suffered little nine days before Malaga.

Therefore, Guardiola would have only sixteen of the first team to be measured at Almeria and would have to complete the call with two players in the subsidiary. (via SPORT)