05 February 2011

Last session with 19 available


FC Barcelona has carried out this afternoon's final practice session before the game with Atletico Madrid (22.00 hours, TV3, La Sexta and R @ dio Barça). Have been exercised on the lawn at Camp Nou 19 players.

The protagonists of this Saturday morning were the same as Friday. That is, all members of the first team minus the injured Puyol and Jeffren Thiago addition, the Barça B. All have completed a session on soft turf last stage of the game. Thus, Josep Guardiola will have to rule before the game to one of the 19 players listed.

The players, who have eaten together at the Camp Nou, rested for the afternoon and not return to the stadium until 90 minutes prior commitment tonight. The challenge, then, will achieve the sixteenth consecutive victory in the League. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

19 players in the penultimate session


The ship is fully focused on the preparation of the game this Saturday against Atletico. The team has practiced with 18 first team players, in addition to Thiago, which is the penultimate session before this commitment.
The whole coaching Josep Guardiola has exercised this Friday afternoon at a preparatory meeting which started at 18 hours and took place at the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper. This is the penultimate training to prepare to face the game guarantees to be held this Saturday at the stadium at the Atletico Madrid , corresponding to week number 22 of the regular competition.

Iniesta , who on Thursday was exercised for the first time with the rest of his teammates for the first time this week since Monday was diagnosed with a sprained left shoulder, has continued with the same dynamics and has been involved with the normal activity carried out in this training group behind closed doors.

José Manuel Pinto , who in Thursday's training was in the gym after the Copa del Rey game Wednesday against Almeria, it has come out with the rest of the team on the pitch of the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper. Thus, in the field, and have only missed Jeffren Puyol , who continue with their recovery process.

Thus, the Barcelona coach has led to 18 first team players that are available, as well as one of the players in the Barça B it is quite a usual practice for the first team, Thiago Alcantara. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Neymar and Lucas Piazon, are the future of Barça?


According to reports 'ITA Sport Press' Barca have set their sights on two players from Brazil U-20 point better ways Neymar and Lucas Piazon.

Neymar and Lucas Piazon are going whole in every game that are disputed in the South American U-20 Brazil. Neymar goalscoring efficiency and the game displayed by Lucas Piazon would have focused the eyes of scouts from FC Barcelona.

According iForm 'ITA Sport Press', the club have sounded out the possible involvement of players from Santos and Sao Paulo and even have sent a messenger to ascertain the situation of the players.

If the club would finally perform the operation to sign Neymar Piazon 19 and 16-would have to pay the amount of 60 million euros. (via SPORT)

[2-Div - LIGA ADELANTE- 23] Xerez 1 - 0 FC Barcelona B


Barça B has missed the victory in the field of Xerez. The Luis Enrique have paid dearly the first part gray and rival had good goal from Jose Mari (min 24) for the win.

The visit to the stage of Chapin's subsidiary Barca has resulted in a narrow defeat (1-0). The team coached by Luis Enrique has joined the seventh loss of the course, the fourth out of Miniestadi, and stays in seventh place in the standings with 32 points and waiting for what they can do their nearest rivals at the 23rd day Second Division, they could go down to the ninth position. And is that against Xerez in fourth place in the last ten days had lost only one game, at home against the Lightning, second-, Barça have blamed a sluggish first half that allowed the return on the goal Andalusian José Mari (min 24) for the remainder of the match.

Because although the Catalans have reacted in the second half, Nolito raids down the left have failed to pierce the rival goal and the referee annulled a goal to Jonathan Soriano and no penalty has been on the Edu Oriol injury time. Apart from the defeat, the party's negative points were the fifth yellow cards have been Ilie and Montoya, who may not play against the Cartagena on Saturday.


Tecnical Data:

Xerez CD: Chema, Redondo, Bruno Herrero (Capdevila, min 85), Moreno, Óscar Díaz (Bermejo, min 67), Gioda, Capi, Cordero, E.Redondo (Héctor Font, min 80), Raúl Llorente, José Mari.

Barça B: Miño, Montoya, Bartra, Fontàs, Planas, Ilie, Rafa (V.Vázquez, min 73), Abraham (Dos Santos, min 62), Edu Oriol, Saúl (Nolito, min 62), J.Soriano.

Goal: 1-0 José Mari, min 24.

Referee: Lesma López.

Guardiola: "With the Athletic of Madrid it can pass of everything"


Pep Guardiola says that duels with the mattress are unpredictable: "It matches without a clear favorite. We visit one of the greats of the Spanish league and have many arguments to win."
Barça-Atlético de Madrid. Synonym of performance. It seems a cliché but the truth always leads to the same script. Crazy parties, round and goals. Many goals. At least in recent years. "We must strive to be in good shape," says Pep Guardiola. Are games without a clear favorite. You never know what can happen. "And is that Barca coach mattress set is" one of the greats of the Spanish league and we have amazing players to stay focused because they have many arguments to win the game. "

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Sánchez Flores asks players to "put out like beasts" to beat Barca


The coach of Atletico Madrid , Quique Sanchez Flores has recognized the "complicated situation" facing his team, located within five points of European places, and has asked his players to "put out like beasts" to take something positive from this visit Saturday at FC Barcelona , "the first global reference" in the modern game. "Football is a state of mind and we have accepted the crisis.

We realize that we are facing a difficult situation because although we still win several games away from our goal. We are convinced that we will succeed, we need perseverance and patience, "said Sanchez Flores told a news conference. The team's situation requires "hard minds, strong, demanding, prepared, resistant to pain and suffering," said Atletico coach, who asked his students "put out like beasts" to match the support of the fans.

"We owe it to the fans, now we are giving away energy and suffering," he said. El Atlético will start its recovery during his visit to "the first global benchmark," a Barcelona that "has the ball, hypnotize you and kill you." Sánchez Flores praised a team that has "three balls of gold, six silver and a great coach "but recalled that it was able to beat last season. "We are for the work to be worthy and get the best result possible," encouraged Quique , who unveiled the guidelines to be followed by his team at the Nou Camp : "Transitions fast, move the ball when the steal, be strong without the ball and seek superiority in the midfield.

In any case, the Madrid coach did not hide the Barça "has few weaknesses." "You get to see videos and still you have to split hairs to make mistakes," lamented over a rival that unfolds on the field with maximum concentration "around" artists of the ball. "

Although "is a rival who is going to be very difficult," the mattress set has its "arguments", and has made "some very difficult" in the past and is "ready to repeat one more" in a field where " Winning is difficult but not impossible. " "We have to try to make the Barcelona look worse. Ideally, we made a very good game and that Barca have a game more uncomfortable than usual. If we do that we can talk about good results, other parameters will be difficult, " predicted. (via MD)

Guardiola prefers not to play the final in Benabéu


Pep Guardiola would not like to play the final of the Copa del Rey at the Bernabeu, believing in their own stadium, "Real Madrid would be much much stronger favorite" your computer.

Guardiola believes that the final "must be played in neutral stadiums" and that, in this case, neither the Bernabeu and the Nou Camp they are, but did not want to comment on the alternatives that shuffles the federation, as Romadera or Mestalla, " because in the end we'll go play where they tell us. "

It is clear that if Barca coach is that the final will be "twice as hard" as it was for the club the last confrontation between the two (the 5-0 League at the Camp Nou), "because the players Madrid are true professionals with great esteem. "

Guardiola believes that the euphoria that is experienced around the Catalan side and this final will be reduced as you get closer to 20 April: "Quiet optimism that this will go down as you near the end, because for us Madrid is the biggest rival and we always have the greatest respect. "

Finally, the Barcelona coach has predicted that, except José Manuel Pinto, a regular substitute goalkeeper Victor Valdes but used in the Cup, the remaining eleven will line up with the headline: "With a team like Real Madrid must be booked what is just, fair or not, has ruled Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola: "Against Atletico anything can happen"


Pep Guardiola, was convinced that "surely", your computer will find "good version" of Atletico Madrid.

"It's a big Spanish league until four days ago cost the world create you a chance to score, has arguments football and his players will come here tomorrow to make his big game," said the coach.

Guardiola downplayed the fact that Atletico to reach the round of low hours Nou Camp: "The games against Atletico are like the derbies and the final because there are no favorites. With them, anything can happen. They are a team , one able to win 3-0 and end up losing 3-4 or vice versa. That we have seen many times. "

The coach of Barça also gave importance to the fact that, with him on the bench, Barca thrashed Atletico in their last two visits (5-2 and 6-1), because if the case so according to statistics this season we would have won us either at the Calderon. "

Similarly, subtract significance Guardiola wanted the record of sixteen consecutive wins in the league that his team achieved a win tomorrow to Quique Sanchez Flores: "If we play that in mind, we have little chance of playing well and the record must be a consequence the game. "

Moreover, Guardiola said that all players on the template, except for Javier Mascherano, door and have seen this season.

"This is fantastic news because it shows that besides having very good strikers in front, all participate and come up, which shows that everyone does everything," he said.

Finally, he praised the figure of Vicente del Bosque, the coach who led Spain to world champions in the last World Cup and the King Juan Carlos I has been awarded the title of Marquis.

"Congratulations, because I have an immense appreciation and dignified office," said Guardiola, who believes that this recognition has deservedly come, "for his football career, coach, sports coach and example." (via SPORT)

[National Team] Del Bosque calls to seven Blaugrana

The national coach Vicente del Bosque has issued the call for players who played the friendly match to benefit the AFE, which faces the Colombian national team and the Spanish. It will be played on 9 February, at 21.30 am in the Bernabeu.

The players called up by national coach Vicente del Bosque are:

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas, José Manuel Reina, Víctor Valdés
DEFENSE: Álvaro Arbeloa, Raúl Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Piqué, Carlos Marchena, Joan Capdevila
Midfielders: Xabi Alonso, Sergio Busquets, Santiago Cazorla, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fábregas
Forwards: Pedro Rodríguez, David Villa, David Silva, FernandoLlorente, Fernando Torres, Jesús Navas.