30 January 2011

Piqué provides the soundtrack to the trip back from Barça

The victory over Hércules was a plus for the staff morale of the club. The Catalans were eager to avenge the defeat they suffered against the set of Alicante in the first round of the League, so the return trip to Barcelona was spent in a great atmosphere.

How could it be otherwise Gerard Piqué was responsible for encouraging the evening with a new demonstration of their art as 'showman'. Barca took advantage of the central Emily Ricard meets this Sunday 50 years to take over the microphone to congratulate the aircraft and technical staff member.

A greeting that started as expected applause from the entire team and ended with the dedication from the center of a song that served as the soundtrack for the aircraft. (via SPORT)

[Youth] La Masia welcomes the appointment of former leaders of the quarry

La Masia del FC Barcelona will open its doors to host a meal that will bring the former leaders and guardians of the quarry Barca. All have contributed their bit for today The Farmhouse is a globally successful model.
On Monday the home of youth soccer players training Barca, La Masia, welcomed the meeting organized by the "Colla dels esmorzars", a group of former aides and former Barca training soccer officials to maintain contact after working together in creating and structuring the operation of the farmhouse for 30 years.
The purpose of the meeting is to celebrate the current success of La Masia , and where in this group are also participating. Among the attendees will Mussons Josep, Josep Maria Miralles , Amador Bernabeu or Carles Naval . All these people have worked for the same model of Barca football that began in 1980 and today is represented in the success of FC Barcelona.

In this encounter with "the spirit of La Masia", will also be the president of FC Barcelona, Sandro Rosell , sports vice president Josep Maria Bartomeu , or manager responsible for the Formative Football, Jordi Mestre . President Rosell have a word of thanks to all those who have built this model of football today is a globally successful brand.

This group of former employees of La Masia have shared several meetings over the past 10 years to maintain the spirit of La Masia and friendship born in the task of training young talents Barça.

Gareth Bale, the Barça goal for this summer

After renovations in recent days, the club may have started to consider how to strengthen the squad for next season. Reinforcements, which the English press, are starting to take names.

According to British newspaper 'The Mirror', Barça would be preparing an offensive left-back Gareth Bale Tottenham. An offer that could rise to 40 million pounds (45 million euros) and that could rethink the whole sale English player. And is that Harry Redknapp, Tottenham has already made clear on several occasions that the English player is not for sale.

But Barca is not the only team interested in taking the services of Bale, whose contract with the English club until June 2014. Manchester United have already tried unsuccessfully to sign him last summer, while Milan also remains close to the player.

Barca, meanwhile, has not hidden his interest. The club's sporting director himself, Andoni Zubizarreta, has said in statements to 'COM Radio "Bale" is an interesting player, with a different style that would be good for the league. " (via SPORT)

[Ex-player] Rafa Márquez feted in Mexico

Mexican international Rafael Márquez, Spanish former Barcelona defender, received a tribute on Sunday Atlas Mexican soccer team where he was born in his football career.

Minutes before the game against America Atlas, in the fourth round of the Torneo Clausura 2011, the directors of Atlas headed by President Carlos Martin del Campo and the manager, Rafael Lebrija, a recognition given to who they described as one of " atlista symbols of the quarry. "

Márquez is in Guadalajara (Mexico) and trains with the Atlas while resumes operations with your team the New York Red Bulls of MLS in the United States on 3 February. "It's a pleasure to be here remembering old times and greeting old friends. Thanks to the policy and to you for the support I have received because without that I had not done what I've achieved so far," said the Mexican defense.

Márquez ended his brief speech with a "Arriba el Atlas!" and then went into the stands to celebrate with fans of the red and black bar 51.

The defender made his debut in the Atlas of Guadalajara in 1997 where he stayed only two years when he left for Europe signed for Monaco in the league of France and several years later was transferred to Barcelona in Spain. (via SPORT)

Xavi also awake furor in China.

If yesterday was Iniesta, Xavi now stars in a video dedicated to the Chinese Internet where they welcomed the new year.Barça have ambassadors all over the world.

The Barca game, but also their attitude and character, passions rise worldwide. That's why this web china, Xavi is asked to record a congratulatory message to the Chinese New Year usually falls between 21 January and 21 February.

For 2011, the FIFA finalist for the Ballon d'Or has been chosen to send the message to the fans in a video china in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper and where you can see by the Castilian-speaking Terrassa and subtitling - but then dares to Chinese. (via MD)

[Pictures] Hércules – Barça (0-3)

Alves: "I felt great"

Dani Alves:
"I made too long,I felt phenomenal. Being without playing it made me weird."

"Back with a victory is always important. I am happy with the win and go picking up the physical tone you had before getting hurt."

"We had this thorn and knew it would be difficult because much pressure and are organized, but we won, which was what we wanted." "To change now would be a mistake, we must continue in our line."

Andrés Iniesta:
"We knew it would be difficult because they are doing things right at home. We were patient and we have learned to attack the 0-1 well and we made good use of space back and we scored."

"It happens very rarely [ fifteen consecutive victories in the League ] and the team has this record is a stimulus." "We thought to win, follow up and keep their distance from the second [the Madrid]."

"I appreciate [the ovation on leaving the pitch at the Rico Perez] because people with this particular show you many things and is very special." "Hopefully yes, we are in the final [Cup]."

Víctor Valdés:
"The first half was more even and the second we have continued to control, but with more chances. It was an important game, like the others, but it is a super important win. "

"It is an honor and a pride match this number of matches [fifteen consecutive victories in the League] is very important for this team and to continue the streak."

Pedro Rodriguez:

"I'm happy [by scoring six straight games] and the team has been very good." "We dominated the game, playing with our style and the expulsion we have had more control."

"Winning here gives you confidence." "We want to win every game and we're happy because it is difficult to win here."

"Now we have to think about the Almeria [in the semifinal round of the Copa del Rey], not out confident." (via FCbarcelona.cat)

Guardiola: "We are honored to have achieved this record"

With the win against Hercules, the club record-tying winning streak in the league, a total of 15 so far in the hands of Real Madrid during 1960-61. Guardiola, have been "a huge honor."

Besides winning a negative scenario as José Rico Pérez stadium and before the only team that had overcome in the competition (0-2), FC Barcelona has reached fifteen consecutive wins in the league. A figure, this, that has allowed equal the record that until recently was the Real Madrid in the 1960-61 season , then led by Miguel Muñoz.

"Share the fifteen consecutive victories for Real Madrid of Di Stefano's something we are very proud. If fifty years ago could not be a test that indicates the difficulty, but certainly in the future someone will equal or exceed" he said.

Assessed the control of the game that made his team before a Hercules, beyond the first round match, he recalled that a whole "strong" at home and "save a shot from Trezeguet and a Valdez" it was "controlled" . "We control also the strategy and cons," he said. Acknowledged that much of Peter before the break "very helpful" and stressed the contribution that the team always makes the player canary. "When you have players band with a sense of goal is something that helps a lot. We are very happy with it and hope to continue with this sense of goal that has and is taking advantage," he said.

Similarly, praised Leo Messi, who scored two goals for Barcelona. "Leo has a lot of games and minutes in his legs but is a competitive animal. With 23 years has 164 goals and is the third top scorer in the club, just as Caesar and Kubala players are ahead.'s Going to break all the statistics," said . In addition, it also highlighted the work of Messi when no mark. "Being right or wrong helps us to work and solidarity, is more ball players who steals per game," he said.

Finally, he noted that in the months of February and March will decrease the number of parties that will have to face Barcelona and felt that the tie against Arsenal in the Champions League can make the future of the team. (via SPORT, FCbarcelona.cat)

[La Liga -Liga BBVA - 21] Hércules 0 - 0 FC Barcelona

Barça returned the coin to Hercules and showed that the defeat in the Camp Nou was only a 'slut' summer. However, Guardiola sweated a great time to win a game whose score did not reflect the battle that was in the Rico Pérez.

Barça beat Hercules 0-3 tonight to record their 15th La Liga win on the trot. Pedro opened the scoring in the first half and two late strikes from Messi sealed the win and the points.

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Technical data:
0 - Hércules: Calatayud; Cortés, Sarr, Rodríguez, Peña, Fritzler (Farinós, m.67), Abel Aguilar, Tote, Valdez (Portillo, m.80), Kiko (Cristian, m.63) y Trezeguet.

3 - Barcelona: Valdés; Alves, Piqué, Abidal, Maxwell, Busquets, Xavi (Keita, m.88), Iniesta (Afellay, m.89), Pedro, Villa (Nolito, m.88) y Messi.

Goals: 0-1. Min.43: Pedro. 0-2. Min.86: Messi. 0-3. Min.89: Messi.

Referee: Fernández Borbalán (Andalusian School). Admonished and Abel Aguilar Peña, for the Hercules and Dani Alves, at Barcelona. He drove for two bookings in Farinós (m.84), the Hercules.

Incident: Party for the week 21 in the First Division League held at the Rico Perez Stadium in Alicante with 29,500 spectators.

[2-Div - LIGA ADELANTE- 22] FC Barcelona B 1 - 1 Celta

Barça B has a tie with Celta, third place, a game in which the Galician have a great time working with the Catalans, especially in the second half and a goal from Edu Oriol (min 8) has countered Alex Lopez (min.62).

Techncal Data;
Barça B, 1
Celta, 1

Barça B: Miño, Montoya, Sergi Gómez, Bartra, Muniesa, Ilie, Dos Santos, Thiago, Edu Oriol (Víctor Vázquez, min 72), Tello (Rafinha, min 61), Jonathan Soriano (Saúl, min 46).

RC Celta de Vigo: Falcón, Mallo, Lago, Jonathan Vila, López Garai, Trashorras (Joan Tomás, min 86), Bustos, David Rodríguez (Iago Aspas, min 81), De Lucas (Jota, min 92), Catalá, Álex López.

Goals: 1-0 Edu Oriol, min 8; 1-1 Álex López, min 62.

Referee: Melero López.