27 February 2011

Barca will train with the Qatar Foundation logo

Starting Monday, the Barcelona debut new uniforms for training with the logo of Qatar Foundation. The workout clothes that are not available for sale, will have two different models. One has a pink shirt, in which the letters of the mark are blue, and the other has a T-shirt will be gray and pink lettering.

In addition, the logo does not include native tree that is the image of Qatar Foundation's primary. The cider gum itself will be in the official jerseys that the players will wear the first team next season.

The controversial agreement was signed on 13 December between Barcelona and the Qatar Foundation for it to become, from the season 2011/12, the official sponsor of the shirt. (via AS)

Activity of the first team in the Ciudad Deportiva

Despite enjoying a day of rest, up to 13 players have gone on Sunday at the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper for exercise and, in the case of the injured, to continue with their recovery process.

After the hard-fought victory against Mallorca by 0-3 , Josep Guardiola decided to take a holiday to his players. Thus, it will not be until Monday when the staff start preparing for the next league game, Wednesday in the area of Valencia. However, some components of the first team, namely a total of 13 , have decided to go to the Sports City for different reasons.

This is the case, for example, four injured in that currently the template - Puyol, Jeffren, Xavi, Valdes, who have been doing recovery work from their respective injuries. In this regard it is noteworthy that for the first time since he was injured, Xavi has been part of his work on the field.

Have also been allowed to see on the pitch Bojan , Maxwell , Abidal , Adriano , Mascherano , Keita , Milito , Pedro and Dani Alves , remember that he was not in the field of Mallorca penalty because it complied card accumulation. In the case of Adrian and Peter have been doing treatment and recovery of various beatings they received during the course of the game. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Keita and Busquets, class assistants

The first two goals were scored by players' actions at all common in these fights in the game.

Have a reputation for defensive players, but both as Seydou Keita Sergio Busquets have tired to show his quality again and again in the first Blaugrana. The youth and Mali play an important role in a joint offensive eminently draws much of its success in a suffocating pressure in midfield for the participation of both is essential.

Last night, the pair of midfielders are 'dressed' for Xavi to become class assistant. The first showed his virtuosity was Keita, who gave a colossal through ball to Argentina's Leo Messi took advantage to open the scoring with his head after controlling with his chest. The Malian had the ability to lift the ball over the last line of local defense it fell as if it were a heavy rock.

No less impressive was the play of 0-2. Busquets took a pass a few meters from the central circle blaugrana defensive field and sent a measured pass on David Villa that left the Spaniard on clear advantage still outside the vermilion. The 'Guaje' remained calm and dribbled out of Aouate to sign Barcelona's second goal.

Far from smacking their two beautiful actions, Keita Busquets and emptied the entire game and were critical for Mallorca just uneasy domains José Manuel Pinto. In addition, the Malian again made good words of admiration that always works Pep Guardiola despite not playing too. (via SPORT)

Pinto resolved safely under the sticks in their second league match

José Manuel Pinto completed his second straight game as a starter in the league without problems.

The delantenteros of Mallorca just worried the goal of Cadiz, which resolved with certainty every time the ball approached the net.

The goalkeeper, 35, had to be alert in the first minute of the game, when the Cameroonian Webo tested with a low shot that Pinto notebook without problems. It took almost half an hour to reach the next action danger of Mallorca, De Guzman Ayoze first and then tried to test a Pinto that was very safe and who is only able to attribute an excessive use of fists to avert the danger, instead of trying to put the locking ball.

Moreover, the goalkeeper was alert and secure the posts to present their credentials, have convinced themselves that perish coach Pep Guardiola to Jose Manuel trust in the final of the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid. (via SPORT)

[Barça B] Montoya expanded the list of debutant Pep

The side played the last five minutes of the game and became the sixteenth canterano which debuts in the first team to hand Guardiola.

In a week marked by the departure of Jon cadet Toral Arsenal, yesterday's match served to make clear once again that the quarry is still counting, and much, to the first team. Defender Martin Montoya became the sixteenth canterano which debuts in the hand of Pep Guardiola, after skipping the grass yesterday in the match after 85 minutes.

Declines in defense for the injury of Carles Puyol and punishment of Mr. Daniel Alves forced to dip into the B and the right side of 19 years was chosen. Viladecans player replaced Adriano with five minutes remaining and the game already decided, a favorable scenario for the player to be released with the first team.

Since Pep gave him the alternative to Sergio Busquets Barcelona-Racing in September 2008 to debut yesterday of Montoya's been almost two years and a half and a long list of players that confirm the success of Barca philosophy in all its categories. In fact, yesterday also marked the debut season of youth Javier Espinosa with Barça B of Luis Enrique, who actively contributed to the victory of the Catalans 3-4 in Soria dialing. The cases of manchego and Catalan are only two clear examples of that Barca is the most trusted club players home.

During the five minutes the Viladecans was on the pitch just disposed of occasions to demonstrate the quality that Guardiola has led him to notice, however, successfully intervened when the ball broke to the feet. (via SPORT)

[Rating] RCD Mallorca - FC Barcelona (2-1)


Pinto 7, Adriano 8, Pique 7, Abidal 8, Maxwell 8, Sergio Busquets 8, Keita 9, Iniesta 8, Pedro 7, Messi 8, Villa 8, Afellay, 8, Bojan 6, Montoya, unqualified. (via SPORT)

Guardiola: "We had a hard time entering the game"

Having passed by 0-3 to Mallorca, Josep Guardiola, very pleased with the result, notes that his players have been at pains to enter the game, a fact that has changed in the second half.

Happy to have won a victory in a field that is complicated, the Barcelona coach believes that Saturday's match in Mallorca with his team has struggled like never enter. A fact this, that has changed on the resumption and that "should be a lesson to other parties."

"We struggled like never get into the game, and that will serve as a lesson to other commitments . It is clear that the goal helped us. The second part, however, was another story. We played with more intensity, and we suffered less, "he noted in this connection the Santpedor.

Guardiola highly values have added the three points in the first of three commitments we have an important week like this. " In the same vein, the Barca coach stresses that the template is on a good path "and notes that" In this field, Mallorca has made many points. "

The Barça has been shown in Mallorca which has staff to overcome any adversity in terms of casualties that occur during the year: "Throughout the season these things happen. We knew it would not be" injured ", we have prepared the match and we responded well. If we lose it will not be low. If we are not one another. The titles that we have achieved together. I have great faith in these players. "

Guardiola particularly wanted to highlight the performance of Keita on the playing field "is one of the most reliable players can have a coach. It is he who has no doubt endured in the first half. Of course, the coach thinks "recover from the blows they have suffered very difficult to prepare for the match at the Mestalla awaits us." (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Madrid punctures and Barça is more leading

The Real Madrid scoreless tie and has left two valuable points in their visit to the Riazor stadium. With this tie, FC Barcelona leaves the white set back to 7 points.

Night round to the interests of Barca in the league. On the one hand, the set of Guardiola has taken the three points despite having Mallorca with heavy casualties. Furthermore, in La Coruna, Deportivo and Real Madrid have tied a game in which the runner has enjoyed the best chances. The goal, however, has not arrived.

The best opportunities in the target group have arrived in the final leg of the match when Adebayor (minute 78) and Cristiano Ronaldo (minute 81) and smashed the ball to stick. The set of Lotina ranked thirteenth, has made a flawless defensive display throughout the meeting.

With this tie, Real is 7 points behind leaders Barca, when there are still 13 days to play. That is, a total of 39 points. In this way, the club recovers the maximum advantage he had with the draw in Madrid before Gijón two weeks ago.

The next day, the FC Barcelona play again away from the Nou Camp in Mestalla, while Madrid hosts Malaga on Thursday. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

FC Barcelona Facebook: 10 million thanks!

Barca is the first club in the world to reach this record fans on Facebook, the leading network in the world. This Saturday has surpassed the symbolic barrier of 10 million, thanks to support from Barca worldwide.

FC Barcelona has reached the 10 million fans on Facebook , the leading network in the world, becoming the first sports club to reach this record, ahead of Manchester United and Real Madrid . This figure has been made possible by the participation of Barca and fans around the world through their comments and their activity in this network of social relations have made, for example, FC Barcelona is ahead of the American League Basketball, NBA.

Weeks ago, FC Barcelona has launched a campaign to Leo Messi, under the name 'Find the 10' , giving visibility to the role of leadership in social networks Barça. The participation of the Argentinian star has accelerated the path leading to more than 10 million fans. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Keita: "I like doing the most for the team"

Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita has started against Mallorca and has curdled in a good performance by helping the team to a victory "very important" in the islands by 0-3.

Has participated in the 92 minutes of the victory won by the club in the area of Mallorca (0-3) and has done so by supplying the owner being out injured for Xavi Hernandez in midfield. At the end of the game, Seydou Keita has said: "It was an important win and score three goals." Besides the seven turnovers and 92 of the 99 good passes carried out during the match, Keita has been instrumental in the first goal to attend Leo Messi, who signed the 0-1 and marked the road to success the team.

But shunning the limelight, the Mali midfielder explained: "Every time I have the chance to play I love to do utmost for the team." A team that despite having significant low Valdés, Puyol and Xavi has yielded a good level, "We are a team, other players have played, we played well, we won and it's important," concluded Keita.

José Manuel Pinto:

"I'm happy for the three points and it's always good to keep a clean sheet."

"Every day we have not as lucid as we would like, then we are stepping up and everything went well."

"The task team is more defensive than the defense."

"It's good that even if low, it is shown that everyone is a hundred percent."

Martin Montoya

"I'm very happy for his debut with the first team and the opportunity."

"I was a little nervous before going out, but once you're in the field and take away the nerves are calm."

"The first part was hard, Mallorca was back and left few spaces, and the second part we have been better with the ball and once we scored the first goal, others have arrived."

David Villa:

"I am particularly happy for the victory that was very important in so difficult a field where we could not leave any point. Happy with the result and the goal. "

"[He has four consecutive games scoring] I'm happy to continue the luck."

"The Valencia is one of the toughest matches of the League in its field and is a joy to return there for all the nice things I've been there."

"[On his goal] is hard to stay hand in hand with the goalie and pass by Sergio has left me alone with Aouate and I have been lucky enough to score the goal."

Gerard Piqué:

"It was much start in the first half, but Messi's goal has given us much peace and Villa's second goal of the game already sentenced."

"Play who you play, the team pays the same level."

"We're going to Valencia with the same premises to keep playing well, pressing up, taking the ball. Continue with our ideals. We are ready for Wednesday. "

"We like having two games per week to be more prepared and not have time to unwind."

Andrés Iniesta:

"Mallorca is always dangerous."

"I had taken some time [the captain's armband], but it is always special wear the armband."

"It has taken us into the dynamics of the game, but after the goal we have been more calm and we mastered better."

"If we keep the distance to Madrid, we've got to win in Valencia." (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[La Liga -Liga BBVA - 25] RCD Mallorca 0 - 3 FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona without Valdés, Alves, Puyol and Xavi has proven to be a leader with enormous resources in Mallorca. The three strikers, Messi, Villa and Peter, were the scorers of the match. Montoya made his debut with the first team.
And three great goals thousand resources have solved a meeting that appeared a priori to be very difficult for FC Barcelona, which had five absences on your computer (Valdés, Alves, Puyol, Xavi and Jeffren) and was measured to Mallorca and tied him at the Camp Nou. A great job by the whole team and the brilliant execution of the trio of attack Barca Barca have allowed three points to take gold in Mallorca.

With this result, the FC Barcelona continued their triumphant way in the league, which already totals 68 points and 76 both in favor.

Technical Data:

RCD Mallorca: Aouate; Cendrós, Nunes, Rubén, Ayoze; Joao Víctor (Pereira, min. 61), Pep Lluís Martí; Nsue, De Guzman (Sergio Tejera, min. 72), Castro (Akihiro, min. 69) y Webó.

FC Barcelona: Pinto, Adriano (Montoya, min. 85), Piqué, Abidal, Maxwell; Sergio Busquets, Keita, Iniesta; Pedro (Afellay, min. 70), Messi y Villa (Bojan, min. 70).

Goals: 0-1. min. 38. Play that began Messi combined with Keita. This giveaway to the defense with a great pass spoon Argentine, who beat Aouate head. 0-2, min. 58. Sergio Busquets special pass to Villa , who wins the Central, escapes alone brand dribbles to Aouate and into the empty net. 0-3, min. 66. Pedro controls a ball down the left and from the edge of the area connects shot in 'dry folha' Aouate surprises.

Referee: Velasco Carballo (madrileño).

Incidents: 21,227 spectators at the Iberostar Estadio.

[2-Div - LIGA ADELANTE- 21] Numancia 4 - 6 FC Barcelona B

Barça B has gained in the field of vibrant place Numancia Barca match, and Soriano have been involved in a flurry of goals that has been finished decanting visitor side. Marked Soriano (3), Espinosa, Benjamin and Edu Oriol.

Technical Data:

Numancia: Eduardo; Flaño, Nagore, Pavón, Dani López; Garmendia (Victor Andrés, min. 80), Dimas, Barkero; Del Pino, Ion Vélez (Iñigo Vélez,min. 60), Cedric.

Barça B: Oier; Dalmau (Espinosa, min. 45), Bartra, Armando, Planes; Roberto, Fontas, Jonathan Dos Santos; Saúl (Oriol, min. 58), Jonathan Soriano (Benjamín Martínez, min. 80), Nolito.

Goals: 0-1: Min 31, Jonathan Soriano. 1-1: min 44, Nagore. 2-1: min 46, Cedric. 2-2: min 57, Jonathan Soriano. 2-3: min 60, Jonathan Soriano. 3-3: min 70, Iñigo Vélez. 3-4: min 75, Espinosa. 4-4: min 85, Barkero. 4-5: min 87, Benjamin Martinez. 4-6: min 92, Oriol.

Referee: Sureda Basin (Balearic committee). Showed yellow cards to local Flaño (min. 23), del Pino (min. 55) and Pavon (min. 73) and the Catalans Bartra (min. 42), Oriol (min. 84) and Nolita (min. 94)