02 February 2011

The team focused on Almería

The club has come to Almeria on Wednesday at noon. After 20 hours will attempt to qualify for the final of the Copa del Rey.
The journey to the Andalusian city lasted approximately one hour. The boat left at 10.30 hours from El Prat airport and landing at Almeria at 11.30 hours. It is recalled that the coaching staff has moved to the 20 members of the first team and players B, Thiago and Nolito. One of the major players in the flight has been Gerard Piqué, the day of its 24th anniversary .

In the airport waiting for them plenty of sun (about 12 º) and a group of about 200 followers .

The Barcelona delegation was headed by the president Sandro Rosell and managers Jordi Moix, Pilar Guinovart and Manel Arroyo . He has also accompanied the team's sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta . At 14.30 hours the luncheon is planned between the directives of Almería and Barcelona in the restaurant of the Club de Mar Almería.

The game, at 20 hours

The team, meanwhile, has led directly to the airport to the team hotel (Hotel Vincci Mediterráneo). Will be there until moments before the meeting. The return of the semifinals of the Copa del Rey starting at 20 hours in the Mediterranean Games stadium. In the first leg, the result was a 5-0 friendly club. (via FCbarcelona.cat)

Sporting-FCB, Saturday 12 at 20 h

This Wednesday has known the date and time of the match between Sporting de Gijon and FC Barcelona, corresponding to the 23 th game of the league. Will be Saturday, February 12, after 20 hours. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Barça B] Barça B - Cartagena game schedule

Barça B schedule (Week 24): Barça B-Cartagena, Saturday February 12, at 16 hours. (via FCBarcelona_es on Twitter)

[Youth] Barça leads the Draft 132

A total of 22 players Barça 16 to 20 years were selected from the 132 best young players in the panorama state by the Technical Committee of the Football Draft. Madrid, with 17 nominations, followed by the ship's wake.
Soccer Technical Committee Draft with members of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), the Professional Football League (LFP), the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) and the Consejo Superior de Deportes (CSD) has released the list of top 132 young players (16-20 years) of the Spanish state. And the club with 22 players, is the most represented club.

The 22 nominees Barça

Barca youth selected in this edition, 2011, the Football Draft are: goalkeeper Pol Ballesté (Juvenil B-Cadete A); right-backs Martín Montoya (Barça B), Albert Dalmau and Edu Campabadal (Juvenil A); left-backs Carles Planas (Barça B), Brian Oliván (Juvenil B) y Alejandro Grimaldo (Cadete A); rightside centre-backs Barça B of Marc Bartra and Sergi Gómez; leftside centre-backs Marc Muniesa (Barça B), Roger Riera y Pol Garcia (Cadete A); right centre midfielder of del quarry azulgrana Oriol Romeu and Sergi Roberto and el players of Juvenil B Nando Quesada; left centre midfielders Rafa Alcántara (Barça B-Juvenil A) y Pol Calvet (Juvenil A-Juvenil B); right- wingers Barça B Cristian Tello and player of Cadete A Héctor Bellerín; left-winger of Juvenil A Gerard Deulofeu; playmaker of Barça B Thiago Alcántara y el striker of primer equip of Barça Bojan Krkic.

Thirty clubs represented

The 132 players nominated for awards Draft belong to 28 different clubs. Among them are Real Madrid, with 17 players selected, Athletic Club with 9 or the Espanyol, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid with 8 players. Promising young former Barça as Rubén Rochina, starting Monday, Blackburn Rovers player , or Iago Falqué (Villarreal B), Fran Merida (Atletico Madrid), Dani Pacheco (Liverpool) and Ignasi Miquel (Arsenal) are also included in this list of Top 132 players in the state of between 16 and 20 years. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Barça B] Luis Enrique: "Everyone Should look at Ilie"

If Guardiola spoke of Keita "as the best picture of the Barça" when weighing the Professionalism of historical players, Luis Enrique has no Doubts: "The professional player is Ilie group, a great example to follow."
"It's not the half and is distinguished by doing Strange Things, But it is a professional from head to toe." These words of Luis Enrique in the press conference after the match Against Celtic Help the Spaniard to Commend the attitude and the work of Ilie Sanchez, 19 year old midfielder Subsidiary.

An example of Professionalism

When a key figure in the Plans of Subsidiary and Seriously Injured WAS Oriol Romeu, Luis Enrique Did not Fall Into Despair, the solution for the position of midfielder Had Name: Ilie Sanchez Farres.

In the last four league games, Ilie holder has ACTED in a high level, a historical fact-That surprised coach "is a special case Ilie Because It May Be Without playing 18 games you do and when to Have to act perfectly, and in this Period Trained and Work has the best. "

"An example to follow"

That is why Luis Enrique admire the attitude of a special player, "Everyone Should look at it, is an example to all, I Would like one day I Could write a book on how to care for a professional."

Recent performance in games Ilie Fully Satisfy Luis Enrique: "He's a player Who is growing a lot, now is a key player for us."

[Youth] They know only one way to play

A week, Barca's youth system has imposed its style of play in the games he has played for the Catalan region and has achieved prestigious victories like the Prebenjamín Barca in the derby against Espanyol (1-4).

[LIGA NACIONAL JUVENIL] FCB B, 2 – UE Mollet A, 1 (partido aplazado J15)

The team coached by Sergi Barjuan and beat Marc Guitart Mollet in the match postponed from the fifteenth day of the National Youth League. Barca was great during the first part, well positioned on the pitch and with good ball movement. The result of all this, the eight-minute match, the Catalans and sent on the scoreboard (2-0) thanks to goals from Dongou and Moussima. However, at twenty minutes after the restart, the shortened Mollet differences and local game became a little vague and precipitated as a result of the anxiety generated by the own goal. Still, the Youth B was not jeopardize the success, that the referee's final whistle was effective.


The Junior B's Barca won in the field of Damm in a match that the Catalans dominated against an opponent who had to play much of the second half with a player less for expulsion. The authors of the goals of victory and Dongou Barca were Bako. With the victory against all beer, boys Sergi Barjuan and Marc Guitart still leading the National League and retained the four-point lead over second-placed Espanyol.

[DIVISIÓN DE HONOR CADETE] CE Mercantil, 0 – FCB A, 6 (partido aplazado J13)

In the match postponed from the thirteenth day of the Cadete Honor Division, the boys of Javier Garcia Ramon Ros Pepper and made a great game thanks to the excellent game conducted mainly during the first half. At 22 minutes of the meeting, the Catalans and won by 0 to 5. And before the break, would Barça's sixth and final goal of the match target, since in the second part, the control of the visitors did not translate into more goals. The scorers of Cadete were Maxi Rolón (2), Marc Navarro, Sandro Ramírez, Iu Ranera and Héctor Bellerín.

[DIVISIÓN DE HONOR CADETE] Unió FB Jàbac i Terrassa, 2 – FCB A, 5

The team led by Javier García Pimienta and Ramon Ros accused not having played a game postponed during the week and added another victory. Barça left to rest with a 0-3 favorable, but the Jàbac Terrassa i was able to reduce the gap to 2-3. Despite the nerves caused by local reaction, the Cadete A, which took control of the party has reacted to the two rival targets of the fourth and fifth goals visitor, the latter in the last minute of the game. Sandro Ramírez (2), Mamadou Tounkara, Héctor Bellerín and Antonio Glaudere were the scorers of the sixteenth victory of course.


Cadete B Fran Artiga and Andrés Martín could not get the equalizer against Cambrils. The Catalans made a good first half but to break the score was still 0-0. Despite the dominance of Barcelona, at fifteen minutes after the restart, a counterattack led to the 0-1 player. From here, the party became a Barca attack and goal-kick and Moustapha Seck equalizer meant Cadete B (1-1). Until the end, the Catalans sought to achieve the victory target, but it failed and the distribution of points was paid to the referee's final whistle.


The group trained by Fran Sánchez and Xavier Franquesa did good the first quarter of the game scoring four goals marked a new triumph. In a game dominated from start to finish by the Catalans, the victory was possible thanks to the effectiveness in front of goal during the first 18 minutes, in which Sergi Canós (2) and Rafa Mir (2) signed the four goals of the meeting . During the three periods of the game, Infantil A could not widen the gap on the scoreboard, but the visitors did not suffer and triumph did not escape.


Second consecutive victory for the boys of Denis Silva and Carlos López, this time against Granollers. The Catalans had to overcome an opponent's opening goal, which was advanced 15 min on the scoreboard. But before the end of the first quarter, Sveinn Gudjohnsen signed headed the equalizer for Barca. An own goal from Granollers in the fifth minute of the second period made it possible for the Infantil B will turn around the marker. Despite the sometimes generated by the Catalans after the interval, the blur caused to the last quarter of the game did not reach boots Javi Ruiz (3-1).


Boys tie in a game Jordi Font quite loose and thick. Despite not being successful in passing or in the implementation of collective play and miss two clear chances in attack, the Catalans went off at halftime for a 0-2 thanks to goals from Oriol Solina and Mamadou Touré Diawara. But on the restart, the rival Barca created problems in maintaining possession and the Catalans, who watched as they tied the game Gramenet (2-2), were not successful on offense and came to miss one-on-one with the goalkeeper could have meant the triumph visitor.


The set of Àlex Gómez and Alexis Pintó closed the first round of the competition with a big win and getting full of victories (15 of 15) historic the first year of life of this Alevín D Barca. Kabashi Labinot moved to Barca in the first quarter of the game, and four more goals in the second period, the work of Albert Portas (3) and Oriol Verdaguer, allowed the 0-5 at the break. But Blanca Subur, a strong opponent physically with a small field hindered the Barca game, did not give up and scored the 1-5 in the third quarter. However, from the goal against Barca, who got a little rhythm, was the master of the confrontation, and the last period of the match, Labinot Kabashi and Álex Calatrava sealed the victory (3-7) with their targets.


Sensational victory of Benjamin A Santboià Barca thrashed. Guille Amor (2), Iván Bravo (3), Roger Vegas, Nil Fabregó (2), Adrià Altimira, Èric Garcia and Marc Tenas made possible with their targets the great triumph of the guys from Marc Serra and David Sánchez..


The team coached by Marcel Sans showed trends in the 0-12 league by beating a team that defeated the first round 5-1. Two early goals in the 2 and 5 minutes of the game, greatly facilitated the meeting with the Catalans to a very hardworking and in a fairly small field, where any error could be paid with a goal against. At rest, the Benjamin B and won 0-7 and five more goals on the resumption made possible the final 0-12. Mika Mármol (2), Nil Garrido, Julián Mahicas (4) and Dani Morrillas (4) were the scorers Barça.

[SEGUNDA DIVISIÓN BENJAMÍN] FCB C, 9 – CE Santa Coloma Cervelló A, 1

The boys of Jordi Puig and Albert Puig got a huge win against a rival at the start of the match missed a penalty in favor. Despite the dominance Barca during the first two quarters, the chances not only transformed the income enabled to break out of Barca 3-0. After the break, the opponent by transforming the second maximum penalty said they favor and, to a more relaxed Barça marked the 3-1. But in a backlash, and after saving the 3-2 victory over the goal line, the Benjamin C signed the 4-1. Already in the fourth quarter, the domain of Barca and repeatedly generated became the final 9-1. Kays Ruiz (4), Aitor López, Mamadou Touré Touré, Xavi Priego, Albert Garrido and Jordi Escobar were the authors of the rout of Barca.


After a slow start, where the team of Cristian Catena and Òscar Hernández 1-0, the smallest of the quarry Barça turn reacted to the marker. In the third minute of the second period, Johnny Aghayedo, a pass from Xavi Pleguezuelo, tied the game (1-1). And just a minute later, Antonio Gómez signed the 1-2 with a goal straight Olympic corner. With the score in favor, the Catalans came to the opposing goal with danger and it was like they got two goals more, the work of Arnau Martinez and Nadir Louah, and how they accomplished the victory of Prebenjamín in the derby against Espanyol (1-4). (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Almeria tested the penalties!

The Andalusian leave with a once highly offensive and hopes to give a good image after the 5-0 first leg fitted. (via sport)

Barca, go for the cracks of the future

The FC Barcelona working on scheduling the first team and the branch slowly but surely. By deaf and mute, technical services Barca are combing the market for maximum information on the best players. In this context we can understand the journey of Albert Valentine , head of 'scouting' Barca South American Under-20 Championship which is being held at present in Chile. Not that the club has already decided to sign any of the players who are vying for, but you want to know everything about them and, especially, have seen them play live and in top level matches.

A Barca's technical secretary, led by Andoni Zubizarreta and Narcis Julià , he receives every day offers players for any category of club. Naturally, these names are not dropped by the wayside but takes good note of them and collected information if they really have enough quality to succeed at Barca. The intention is to react quickly if a broker tries to sneak a "white blackbird." And for that, you must have seen many players, especially those already in the squad, Under 21 and Under 20.

In the South American Under 20 that is being played these days as many other issues, the teams of Argentina and Brazil account for the majority of looks. In the combined 'canarinho' stands out above all Neymar , an entire media crack Santos has already debuted with the absolute and that closely follow many European clubs. In Chile is showing his star status with what is expected of him, goals, and has seven. But his undeniable technical quality and killer instinct are inextricably associated with a controversial character who has already played more than a trick in his club and in the selection.

Proud and arrogant, to Neymar Robinho is compared to its ease to get into trouble. That obviously played against him before the clubs that claim, but still many 'big' are lurking. Another Brazilian with a lot of projection is Lucas, Sao Paulo playmaker with great technical quality.

In the selection of Argentina, who is underperforming in the tournament, there are several interesting players. Striker Funes Mori (River) is on the agenda of several European clubs including Benfica. This is a 'nine' high (1.85 m) and scoring easily. Albiceleste In selecting two other interesting players: Sergio Araujo (end of Boca) and Juan Iturbe (Front de Quilmes). (via MD)

The Brazilian Maia in the sights of Barcelona

In Brazil say that the club, City, Chelsea and German and Italian clubs have been set at this talent priced at $ 5 million.

Since Brazil is said that one of its great promise, Arthur Maia, and is under direct control of the big European clubs. This young talent, only 18 and plays for Vitoria Bahia Esporte Clube is a lefty playmaker, that surprises with its speed, great vision and enormous talent with the ball at his feet. A few months ago, its market value had increased to $ 5 million.

Barça's interest has been the first on the scene, along with Manchester City, who for the last few months has broken into fights all the players gain more global outreach. Maia, serving as team leader of his club sub'20 had the opportunity to visit Germany last year and play more tournaments. In one of them was measured against Barca scored a goal and technicians took due note of its virtues. Since then, insists that several 'scoutings' have closely followed the young midfielder who has not yet made the leap to a big club in Brazil.

For the moment, and despite that have reached the first offerings, Arthur Maia take their future calmly. After becoming a cornerstone of the first team from Vitoria, says it is still young to play in Europe. "It's time to learn. I am very satisfied with the coaching staff of the club and I still think that it is time to go play in Europe. "

In addition to Barca and Manchester City, the player would handle offers from Germany and Italy. (via SPORT)

Guardiola: "Think of the treble in January is a waste of time"

Josep Guardiola has transmitted in press wheel a message wise two days after enlarging the advantage with Madrid in the League and one before being able to be classified for the final of Copa. He doesn't trust neither of Madrid neither of Almería.

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Monreal resumes as the future of Barcelona

The footballer, 24, is on the verge of reappearing after his injury and the contract ends in 2012.

History repeats itself. For the third consecutive season, the name of Nacho Monreal relink to a hypothetical future Barca. The 24 year old left-back has become a strong value at a club like Osasuna forced to sell regularly to balance their financial accounts. The defense has used to keep silent before the incessant rumors that have accompanied him during his football career, but periodically reminded that that "a good deal if it should be investigated."

Monreal not enjoying his best season. Away from the pitch for a couple of months because of a torn meniscus in his right knee, could return this weekend enjoying the sanction of Catalan Damià. This is a short paragraph on a player that has not stopped growing in his game. This season and had the opportunity to be a substitute for Carles Puyol in the Spanish when the Barça captain was low because of some discomfort prevented him play the games against Liechtenstein and Argentina.

The love affair between Monroe and the club started three years ago, but became more effective at the time when Barca tried in vain to the hiring of Luis Filipe. During these weeks of tug of war with Deportivo, Osasuna defense still stood as the best alternative to Brazilian finally docked at Atletico Madrid. Interestingly co-starred with Azpilicueta, then right side Osasuna, which also came to say he was in the spotlight Txiki Begiristain. Neither the one nor the other were at the time the final leap to the Camp Nou.

Monreal saw the train pass and did not move from Pamplona. Navarre defender contract ends in 2012 and just weeks ago, the press speculated Navarre possible interest from Benfica to the winter market. Another operation which failed.

It is well known that Barca sports management is attentive to all defenses to forecast market and whose economic cost is not excessive for the delicate coffers of the state. The uncertainty surrounding the future of the club's core and the evolution of the negotiations with the Brazilian Dani Alves generate huge doubts and give rise to regularly linking the Catalan club's sporting interest to all those defenses that blunt. (via SPORT)