31 March 2011

The video motivator Luis Enrique

The coaching staff of Barça B Alcorcón used a video to the motivator to stimulate players with the idea of ​​trying to strive for better ranking in the league history.

Psychology in football is increasingly important for coaches. Not forgetting the technical, tactical and strategic, coaches growing influence in the motivational factors to try to get the best results.

Prepartum videos have become a very useful tool for many trainers. For example, Pep Guardiola ordered one for before the end of Rome caused a sensation when it became public.

After announcing his departure at the end of the season , and once said the goal of finishing in the top five, Luis Enrique asked his coaching staff making a short music video that could touch the fiber to the players in this way stimulate winning spirit.

Barça B historical images mixed with current moves and goals of the subsidiary set up a video of a half minutes released by the coaching staff at B that served to motivate the staff just before the start of the last game of the subsidiary to the Alcorcón.

The video begins with images of Guardiola and Puyol in his time at Barca B and also include images of other players from the current first team squad playing in the Miniestadi in his days in the B.

These historical images give way to a series of moves and spectacular goals of the current Barça B. The video ends with a graphic revealing: "We aim to be the best branch of history." (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Saturday, Vila-real double confrontation - Barca in La Plana

This Saturday at Villareal FC Barcelona has two official engagements. At 18 pm in the Sports City 'groguets' game is played between the branches of Second A. And at 22 pm in El Madrigal will be the turn of the first eq.

The rise of Barca to Second A subsidiary has made possible this year, the possibility that Villareal and Barcelona meet in the two major divisions of Spanish football. The coincidence of the First and Second schedules makes this Saturday the first team and the reserves play, with four hours apart, before the two teams of Vila-real Castellón land.

Mini stadium in the Sports City of Vila-real play the first match. The two subsidiaries will play to win a match in which the good football has to be the protagonist. If Villareal B, after the rounds played, has to remain very close, Barça B and is mathematically achieved after winning last Saturday to Alcorcón. Seven points difference in favor of players Luis Enrique (51puntos for Barca B and 44 for La Plana) give the Catalans a slight favorite paper.

Four hours after the start of the second game in El Madrigal to start the match between Villareal and Barca. It so happens that the two engineers, Pep Guardiola and Juan Carlos Garrido, before sitting on the benches of the respective first teams did earlier in the subsidiary. Juan Carlos Garrido was the coach last season Vila-real B, who won two years ago was promoted to Second A. Ernesto Valverde's dismissal did Premier League debut last season. For its part, Pep Guardiola also directed the subsidiary Barca and was promoted to Second Division B, before taking over the club. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

As replacing Xavi

Barca midfielder has missed nine games this season and the team has added seven wins. Keita Xavi has replaced eight times.

Xavi is the player who best represents the Barca game. Xavi is the pause, the wit and magic. Is an example of hard work and commitment. And Guardiola will have to replace him at El Madrigal.

No one can play as midfielder Xavi is unique because Terrassa. But the club knows how to win without Xavi and Xavi can play well without. This season the team has added seven wins in nine games without the '6 'Barca'.

In the League, four games

Catalan footballer has lost four games in the domestic championship. The draw against Mallorca at home and wins against Real Zaragoza, Deportivo and Mallorca away from the Nou Camp. And technicians have always opted for Keita and Iniesta in the interiors.

In the Cup, also replacing Xavi Keita. In the tie against Ceuta, both at home and abroad, the Malian was accompanied by Thiago in the midfield. And in the second leg of the semifinals against Almeria, Busquets forward position teaming up with the African player. Three games and three victories.

The last two games has been lost in this course Xavi were the first leg of the Supercopa of Spain with Sevilla and Barca-Rubin of Champions. Two parties with very special circumstances. First, because the world champions did not. The technicians stationed by Keita, Jonathan dos Santos and Oriol Romeu. Barça lost that game 3-1.
And in the last match of the group stage of the Champions League, Guardiola opted for midfielder Mascherano's interior and the couple were Busquets and Jonathan dos Santos. The ship was classified as group winners and beat Rubin 2-0.

Rosell: "A result? 5-0, to keep custom"

FC Barcelona president made his forecast in a charity event, which was also Artur Mas: "I'm not optimistic, just win by 4, which are the stripes of the Catalan flag.

The president of FC Barcelona , Sandro Rosell and President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Artur Mas , presented together a campaign led by the founding of the club and the Fundació Banc dels Aliments' Send me to hell fam '(' Let's send hunger to hell ').

The campaign is that people bring food and join a club to the Cup final . The winner will share a dinner with veterans of the club Catalans in La Masia . The goal is to get the most basic food commodities to help all families in need of Catalonia and sensitize society about aa food poverty next.

Event organizers have asked both to inaugurate the club for the match in the Cup final between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. FC Barcelona president predicted a clear victory for his followers: "I put a 5-0, not to lose the habit" . For his part, but said: "I am not so optimistic, we will only win by four, which are the stripes of the flag of Catalonia .

In the presentation has been delivered on espot featuring soccer players Xavi Hernández and Juan Carlos Navarro basketball, and football is also all sections of the club have joined the campaign.

You can participate in the campaign by purchasing food 'on line' ('enviemlafamalaporra.org') or by producing products as rice, pasta, oil and milk at football matches (FC Barcelona-Almería, April 9), rugby (USAP -Toulon) and basketball (Regal FCB-Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, April 2). (via AS)

[Ex player&coach] Cruyff forced to resign the leadership of Ajax

The leadership of Ajax Amsterdam has submitted his irrevocable resignation following an extraordinary meeting in which they had to yield to a working group led by Johan Cruyff pour in Barca.

The president of the organization, Uri Coronel, confirmed yesterday that left the office while his successor is designated. In recent months the direction of Ajax has been criticized harshly by Cruyff tremendous. As adviser, the Netherlands wants to launch a new sports policy after showing very negative today. "Cruyff is a demigod in Amsterdam. It is not easy to have a different opinion than yours, "lamented Colonel.

Through an official statement the resigning have stated that "this decision of the board members assume their responsibility with the idea of ​​leaving the stand-off the club." (via SPORT)

Rejoins the group Bojan, Puyol continues beyond

FC Barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola, after returning the recovered effective international commitments with their respective teams.

Guardiola told Thursday morning with almost all his players to prepare for the next league match against Villarreal. Except for Xavi, who rested, and Puyol, injured, the first template is exercised in full Blaugrana.

Mascherano made Milito and recovery work, while Peter, Maxwell and conducted Bojan warming up with the group.

Messi does not have a muscular injury

After tests on Messi, the club's medical services have ruled in the adductor muscle injury in his right leg. The player will physical therapy until Saturday and will be assessed if you can play against Villarreal.

Leo Messi has arrived this morning at Barcelona , along with his team-mates Milito and Mascherano . FC Barcelona striker has moved to the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper which has undergone some scans, and was later made ​​a resonance in the Hospital de Barcelona . After completion of the tests the doctors have ruled out any adductor muscle injury in his right leg.

The player will continue physical therapy until Saturday and will then be valued their participation in the match against Villarreal . (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Messi is already in Barcelona

Leo Messi is Barcelona after his tour with Argentina and will be inspected by club doctors to see the extent of physical discomfort.

Messi arrived shortly after nine o'clock at El Prat airport, where he was welcomed by many as a dozen people, including security personnel and members of the club.

From there, the Argentine moved to the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, where he underwent several medical tests to know their physical condition and availability or not for this Saturday's encounter against Villarreal. If after the MRI is found that there is no serious problem right now Messi could train with the rest of his teammates. (via SPORT)

Roma wants to Mascherano and Milito

The future owner of the club, Thomas DiBenedetto, has two Argentine players of FC Barcelona for its new sports project.

American society is negotiating the purchase of Roma is already working in parallel in the preparation of staff for next season. In this sense, has shown interest in several South American players to strengthen the team.

Among them were two Catalans players. According to Italian media, the intention of the new majority would be to build a stadium and stop sharing the Olimpico de Roma with Lazio. Among the reinforcements, the future owners of the Roma is the Argentine Gabriel Milito, Javier Mascherano, who curiously and played at one time in Liverpool. Understand that the two would blaugrana fundamental pieces in the new scheme of Roma, which, with these and other signings, whose main objective will definitely return to the limelight in Europe.

Currently in the Roman equipment and other Argentine militant as brothers and Guillermo Nicolas Burdisso.

According to the Italian press, the head of the American business consortium interested in the Roman club, Thomas DiBenedetto, believes the two Catalans, along with other reinforcements are seeking as the Chilean Alexis Sanchez and Brazilian Luisao can help create a team "capable to fight every year for the scudetto. "

To form this new club, DiBenedetto also has on its agenda the veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus. (via SPORT)

Puyol will discharge in 9 days

Its development is being so positive in recent days that just because you notice pain in the knee and his return has entered the countdown.

For a long while Carles Puyol did not get a joy. Since last January 22, when he had to retreat to the rest of the match against Racing Santander after noticing a severe pain in his left knee, which the captain's life had become a real roller coaster ride in search of a single obsession: return to the pitch to help the team. However, the road turned out to be much longer and painful than expected. And is that your knee tendinitis has been a headache for everyone.

Was attempted, a Herculean effort by all parties, that the player could be on 8 March in the second leg against Arsenal at the Nou Cap down to cover the penalty of Gerard Pique, but in the last two sessions work with the group ended up noticing a sharp pain that forced her to stop short his recovery and to rethink treatment.

Three weeks later, Puyol returns to see the light. Ensure that recovery is beginning to yield results rapidly, the pain is diminishing and will soon return to train with the group.

In fact, it is pointed as the next Saturday, April 9 received a medical discharge coinciding with the party that will play against Almeria at Camp Nou and especially thinking about the second leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League in Donetsk will be played three days later. This event has become inescapable for Puyol and the truth is that everything points that will be ready for the sensations in recent days are being more than positive.

Puyol will ensure that fully unleashed and just can not wait after having spent over two and a half months off the pitch, his legs will not notice this slowdown because the captain is willing to make a superhuman effort to help the team in this final stretch of the season where the team plays the three titles in almost a month.

So, as the exclusive SPORT announced on 25 March, Puyol will be on Saturday against Villarreal on Wednesday nor against Shakhtar in the Camp Nou, but from here the return of captain is already a matter of days. (via SPORT)

Neymar: "Everyone would like to play for Barcelona and me"

Brazilian striker praised Neymar Barcelona and said that all players would like to play in the Spanish team, including him, but stressed it intends to continue playing at Santos.

"All the players would like to play for Barcelona and me. It is an issue that we must treat it with care. I have a contract with Santos and intend to stay here," said the striker, in response to a question about the supposed interest of Barca sign him.

The Brazilian international of 18 reiterated several times during the press conference he was happy at Santos and his desire to continue in the computer on which it formed.

"The future belongs to God, but I have a contract with Santos and I repeat that I am happy here and I want to stay at the club. No, I have no interest in leaving the Saints now. I'm in my country, near my friends and my family, I have no reason to leave, "he said.

Neymar also said that last Sunday dinner with an agent of Chelsea, the Israeli Pahavi Zini, but denied that during the meeting raised the possibility of a move to English club.

The striker was in London last Monday, a day after he played for Brazil's friendly against Scotland, with permission from his team to "attend to the foreign press."

The young talent of Santos was the author of the two goals of the Brazilian team in a friendly, played on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium in London.

Last year, Neymar renewed his contract with Santos, who offered one of the highest wages in the Brazilian league and shielded with a transfer clause of 45 million euros. (via SPORT)

FC Barcelona returns to training after international commitments

Pedro and Maxwell finalize its recovery. Bojan and Puyol are injured and work outside the group.

The first team of FC Barcelona is back on Wednesday afternoon to normal and has trained in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper with many of the internationals who have been reinstated on the orders of Josep Guardiola . The only exceptions are the Argentine players, Mascherano , Milito and Leo Messi , they all arrive on Thursday morning and go straight to training.

With Puyol and Bojan injured, and Maxwell and Pedro completing his recovery, the Barça kept waiting for the fitness of Messi who arrive with physical complaints that could force him to rest against Villarreal , it being recalled that Xavi , suspended, nor shall one of the toughest trips of the season.

The session has been completed with the team players Montoya , Jonathan Dos Santos , Thiago and Masip (goalkeeper). His colleagues have applauded Pinto and Alves for recent renovations to the club. (via MD)

Chygrynskiy doubtful for the Camp Nou

The former Barcelona hopes to overcome his physical ailments to face Barcelona.

The Ukrainian Dmytro Chygrynskiy , central defender Shakhtar Donetsk , hopes to overcome physical ailments afflicting him for ten days to face Barcelona in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League .

"It's about to undergo therapy and massage. I take it very seriously and performed twice a day this procedure," said Chygrynskiy at the end of training your team, according to the Ukrainian club's website.

The defender added: "The doctors say that in two days everything should be back to normal." Chygrynskiy had to leave the day before the selection concentration to return to Ukrainian Donetsk , as the national team doctors told the defense is not suitable for play the friendly match against Italy (0-2).

Wednesday, footballer who played for Barcelona last season coached the team apart from the rest of individualized exercise recovery.

The player is slightly injured ten days ago in a league match against Volyn Lutsk (4-0) ligaments of the ankle and also suffered a small stretch of the muscles of the tibia in a collision with a rival player.

Ukrainian media is considered certain that Chygrynskiy not be heading into the league match that Shakhtar will play Friday in the area of Ilichevets , ranked thirteenth Ukrainian championship. (via MD)

Alves: The one fiche to Neymar, "takes a gem"

A praise that both Adrian and Nilmar devoted to the new Brazilian soccer sensation, Neymar , also joined his compatriot Dani Alves in the press conference before the training that the FC Barcelona held yesterday afternoon at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper of Sant Joan Despi. The right side with fellow not only when assessing its qualities, but also to ensure that even though only 19, Neymar is no longer a promise but a reality. In fact, Alves said that if he would bring it right now to Barca. "I love it. It is a footballer not for tomorrow, but prepared for now. It's a phenomenon. The team signed him will have a jewel," said Dani Alves .

Praise is unanimous for all those who have seen the Saints play football or even shared with him calls for Brazil in recent times, when entered into the plans of national team. (via MD)

Guardiola seeks an antidote to the 'FIFA Virus'

The 'virus FIFA 'often leaves ground to Pep Guardiola and Barça . In three seasons as first team coach, the massive international flight has brought him more headaches than benefits and some collateral damage. Of the 39 league points possible in the 13 stoppages for the selections, the " Pep Team 'has managed only 23 points, a pyrrhic percentage of 58% of all the booty as possible in Valencia's most powerful rival. Very little considering that after playing the Champions League , the Cup or a Wednesday without football is 87%.

This season 2010-2011, the national teams have brought more sorrow than joy. In September the first parenthesis, Jeffren and Puyol injured after exercise returned to Spain. The youth recruited by the U-21 was KO three games, while the captain, major, lost one and as a precaution. On this occasion, Bojan has played back, Pique has discomfort in the buttocks and Messi suffers from an overload. At least, Del Bosque was careful to reserve Iniesta and Busquets to Lithuania . In previous seasons and they same thing happened to Henry and Messi (2009-2010) and Touré, Gudjohnsen (2008-2009).

But what it costs Pep is to design a side that is competitive and you know to overcome the fatigue of both international match and in some cases, overseas travel unbearable, as the 18,600 miles that the crack Argentine Mascherano and Milito is have swallowed this time with U.S. commitments and Costa Rica. This course, Barca lost to Hercules in Week 2 with the world champions do not just spring training and then travel to Buenos Aires for a friendly with Argentina , Leo included. He won at Valencia (2-1) in the following October break was brutally thrashed Almeria (0-8) in November but did not spend the tie against Sporting (1-1) in February. A total of 7 points from a possible 12. A season ago, in 2009-2010, the results were not better. He did not miss any games but took only 6 points from 12 in the game. Also in the 2008-2009 abounded ties, which resulted in another escape: 9 of 15 possible.

Worst of all are the collateral damage. A selection match is followed immediately, with little time to rest, one of the league , simply because there are other days of Champions . And if in the domestic tournament can overcome a bump in Europe is more complicated. Of these 11 games after the Champions , the Barça won 8, drew one but fell in two. After Villarreal , Barca are at Shakhtar Donetsk . We'll see. (via MD)

'La Gazzetta' link to Tevez to Barca

In a lengthy report on the situation of the most sought after central front in the European football market, the Italian newspaper 'La Gazzetta dello Sport' insisting on linking the future of 'Apache' Tevez with FC Barcelona , the club that would compete with Inter Milan to seize their services, according to reports. Barca also go in the footsteps of Rossi , of Villarreal , according to information from 'La Gazzetta. "

Carlos Tevez wants an improvement in their current club, the Manchester City , or failing that a change of scenery. The Argentine striker would be on the agenda of Barcelona since his days at United , due to its offensive versatility and possible rapport with his fellow countryman Leo Messi . El Barça , in the restructuring of the staff next summer, you need front and Tevez would be an option to consider, by the desire of 'Apache' to improve economically and in sports and football features.

By style of play and its compatibility with Messi , Tevez can be a target Blaugrana. The major drawback would be economic: the salary of the front would be around nine million, according to the 'Gazzetta', and the City would ask for a large sum of money. The interest of Inter Milan, on the other hand, would do nothing but face an hypothetical transfer of Argentine striker. (via MD)

The Board explains the allotment of the entrances of Cup

Toni Freixa, secretary and spokesman of the Board, has detailed the groups that will benefit from this allocation of 15% of entries in Cup final to FC Barcelona allocated for commitment.

Remember that unlike other end, the volume of commitments Club tickets has been reduced from 20% to 15%, so that groups of members and clubs may have more locations. "This means that it has reduced by 25% the volume of entries for commitment," recalled Toni Freixa, compared with previous final.

As explained by Toni Freixa, with these 2,957 locations, the Club will meet its commitments as well as institutional and sporting allocated between the members of the disciplinary committee, the finance committee, social committee, the sports committee, the Board of Trustees, the Council Advisory Peñas, the first team (players and coaches), sections, football training, sponsors, media with contractual relationship with the club, the Barça Players Association, the Mansion of the Grandfather, employees and managers . In the latter case, each member of the Board may have ten entries.

On a total capacity of 50,000 locations Mestalla, each club will have 19,714 finalist entries (40% of capacity), while the rest will be handled by the RFEF. It is recalled that the club has already allocated 85% of entries, designed to partners (13,406 entries) and rocks (3351 entries). In each case, the distribution is made according to criteria of maximum transparency. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Youth] FCB Juvenil A, Victoria's champion (0-2)

The Juvenil A near-final took a step to earn the title of the Honor Division League after beating DAMM 0-2. In three minutes, Oongou and Rosell goal decided a tough game.

Saturday's defeat against Espanyol in a story may be after the Juvenil A won by 0-2 in the field of DAMM in the match played on Wednesday for the 27 th day and was suspended by rain. Oscar García's team leads the standings with 69 points, four more than Espanyol two rounds remaining the championship. A victory in the field of San Francisco on Sunday or a stumble against Espanyol in Sant Adrià Manlleu give the title to the Catalans.

The Juvenil A was not at all easy in Feliu i Codina. The MMAD in fourth place, dominated the first half and enjoyed a chance as a heads-Carlos Lladó with Barca goalkeeper prevented from becoming 1-0. The Catalans struggled to impose their game combinations, but things changed in the second half

DAMM accused the wear of the effort made in the first half and the club was able to capitalize. The party's dominance was Barca and the entry of Dongou gave more depth to their offensive game. In 77 minutes, Rafa was a perfect attendance Cameroonian, just before Eloi, marked 0-1. Three minutes later, a center Rosell She nodded to establish the final 0-2. The greater effectiveness of the Juvenil A was decisive and the marker for, the Catalans had no problem controlling the game until the final whistle. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Technical Data]
DAMM: Eloi, Pol (David, min.88), Borja, Robert, Campos, Héctor, Lladó (Gabri, min. 80), Lluis, Rubén (Brian, min. 61), Medina i Rafa.

FC Barcelona A: Carlos, Balliu, Sergi Gómez, Rosell, Ayala, Gustavo, Ernesto (Dongou, min. 56), Palau, Rafa, Espinosa (Etock, min. 90) i Ella (Jordi Masó, min. 84).

Goals: 0-1 Dongou min.77, 0-2 Rosell min.80

Referee: Simón Del Pino.

[Youth] Chase glory

Twelve of the fourteen teams of youth football Barca took the three points from their matches. Embedded computers twenty-one a goal and, by contrast, manage to score eighty-six.

[Liga Nacional Juvenil]

The Juvenil B Sergi Barjuan and Marc Guitart Mataró met a brave, desperate for points, which were not made things easy. While on track the game on 17 minutes with a goal from Nando, Maresme team tied the game with a penalty converted by Cristian. In the second part right when the club played better and better version showed on the pitch was the prize for the Catalans with a penalty goal Patri.

[División Honor Cadete]

Exhibition to García Pimienta boys in a derby that it aligns Cadete Barca three minutes with a goal by Sandro. Pau Otero, and again Sandro, scored the other goals of a very comfortable match for the category leader. Dribbling and control of the meeting was Barca until the end of the confrontation. With this victory, the club favored in 17 points against Espanyol.

[Liga Preferente Cadete]

Cadete B another victory, this time in the field of Marianao Poblet. The domain was for Barca, but the score was inaugurated by the rival. Then Enguene signed the tie. Since the beginning of the second half, Adama got Barca's second goal and good play of Fran Artiga and Andrés Martín boys resulted in an avalanche of goals from Toni, Zalzman and Álex Corredera. Al final, 2-5 on the scoreboard, and scored three points more than the Cadete B.

[Liga Primera División Infantil]

Infantil A Barca decisive victory against San Ildefonso by 0-8. In the first part, the boys of Fran Sánchez and Xavier Franquesa and won by 0-3. The Sant Ildefons Barca tried to surprise on the counter, but the Catalans were well placed on the game and managed to extend the scoreboard, scoring five more goals. Enric with a goal, Alexis and Sergi with two each and Ayoub with a hat-trick were the authors of the eight targets Barca.

[1 ª División Infantil]

Infantil B of Denis Silva and Carlos López was imposed on the Unification Bellvitge by a convincing 5-1, although the opponent chose to try to play face to face Barca rather than close behind. A handful Javier five minutes and his team ahead, and then Daniel Olmo went 2-0. In the second half, seemed Bellvitge tackle to score, but Olmo, arc Catón and Giorgios made the final 5-1 on the scoreboard, and decant the game for the Catalans.

[Primera División Alevín]

Up to ten goals by Andrés Carrasco and Sergi Milà boys scored in the game against Mataró. The domain of the meeting was Barca who played at will and the six-minute match and won 3-0. Although the rival was more character in the second quarter, Barça snapped the match, and sentenced to the resumption. Specifically last quarter, made four goals fry at most. The authors of the ten goals were Juan Fernandez, Guille, Marti, one each, Álex Collado and Julio with a pair of goals apiece and Oriol, who signed a hat-trick. In the end, 10-0 on the scoreboard.

[1 ª División Alevín]

Xavi Bravo and Rafa Rodríguez's team any better than recent activities and provide a more than noticeable to a Mataró strong in the first two periods. Luis Mangas (3), Pol Muniesa (2) and defender Héctor Fernández were the scorers in a game well played by both teams.

[Segunda División Alevín]

Alevín C defeated San Gabriel for 3-6, but the score did not reflect what was experienced in the field. The Catalans suffered a great time, even open the can in the first minute of the game with a goal by Sergi Gómez. The tie, however, came quickly, the result of the loss of ball boys Jordi Font and Francis Pérez. In the second quarter the San Gabriel appeared to sentence the score at 3-1 to get a favor. However, the rest served the Catalans to clarify the ideas and ultimately a target of Sergio Gomez, one of Victor and two more from Mamadou kill the game. A few seconds to the end, the Sant Gabriel has been with a man down and Demba has made the sixth goal, leaving the walker with the 3-6 final.

[Segunda División Alevín]

Àlex Gómez boys took a very hard game Gavà field. To combat the difficulty of local casualties were added to the Catalans solve restructuring the team. The Gavà advanced with a 2-0, but knew Alevín D tie the game. In the second half, both the former scored a goal and went into the break with a 2-3 on the scoreboard. On resumption, the game became a race against time: when the club went ahead on the scoreboard, the Gavà always got a draw. With the 4-4, the game opened up but the Catalans were able to impose themselves and sign the fifth goal, which would take the victory. A 4-5 with goals from Carlos and Albert Portas, with two each, and deÀlex Calatrava that rewarded a team that still has not given any points this season.

[Primera División Benjamín]

The Benjamín A won with a convincing 1-5 at Sant Andreu. The color match was Barca and the first part the guys Marc Serra and David Sánchez, and won by 0-4. After the shock balance, but the club continued to work without relaxing at any time. Al final, 1-5 on goals by Ivan Barca, who made two, and Sergi, Nilo and Roger.

[Primera División Benjamín]

Children of Benjamín B took the match against Tronchoni by 9-0. The team led by Marcel Sans and Isaac Garcia built a game to you, with chances and possession. The domain reflected Barca, therefore, in the nine goals of Barca, who were the work of the Nile, Dani, of Jose, to make two, and Julián, who signed up four goals.

[Segunda División Benjamín]

Victoria set, the won by Benjamín C. The game began with good foot with the azulgranas that advanced in the marker with a goal of Xavi Priego and another of José. However, in two corners El Prat tied the game and just in the last play of the game, Mamadou signed the third goal that gave the victory to Barça 3-2.

[Tercera División Benjamín]

Splendid game they played the youngest of Barca, in which boys Cristian Catena and Óscar Hernández managed a hand against Manigua Espanyola Penya. Barça had the possession and control of the game, and it showed on the scoreboard: Toni, Nadir, Johnny and Xavier Pleguezuelo, with two goals, got the five goals that left the score in the final 0 - 5.

Return of the first international players

The six players picked for Spain, the Dutchman Afellay, and the Brazilian Alves joined this Wednesday afternoon’s training session. The only internationals who haven’t returned yet are the three Argentine players.

It’s expected that the FC Barcelona players who played early this morning with Argentina, Messi, Mascherano and Milito, will train with the first team on Thursday morning. These three are the only internationals still to return to the club after Villa, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Valdes and Pique, plus Afellay and Alves were already back this afternoon at the session that took place at the training ground.

After a few days exercising with the family, Pep Guardiola directed training with 17 players. In addition to the internationals, Fontàs, Montoya, Thiago, Jonathan dos Santos and Jordi Masip, also took part.

The two injured players, Pedro and Maxwell, took a step forward in their recovery. The two players, who the last few days have been in the process of training rehabilitation, worked on the pitch for the first time since their injuries.

Meanwhile, Bojan Krkic and Carles Puyol worked in the gym, recovering from their respective injuries.

Due to the international break, it’s been almost 10 days since the team trained together. With almost all the internationals back home, the players took advantage of the situation and gathered together in the centre of the training pitch to congratulate Dani Alves and José Manuel Pinto, who in the last few days have completed their contract renewal with FC Barcelona.

The next training session will be this Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Joan Gamper training ground. The session will be closed to the media.

Alves: "We’re expecting an exciting April"

Alves is looking forward to April when Barça will be playing vital games to aid their search for trophies. He recognises the fact that his contract renewal is a dream come true and he feels highly rated at a club where being happy is more important

Dani Alves isn’t worried about the intense April ahead that the team is facing, starting on Saturday with the away game against Villarreal. On the contrary, he’s more motivated than ever. "It's amazing what awaits us. We are exactly where we wanted to be: alive in all competitions. Now is the time to enjoy it and think that it’s only a game and we might also lose. If that happens, we have to keep competing to the end, faithful to our philosophy” Alves said during the press conference before training on Wednesday.

The Brazilian defender believes that it’s "very important that we win on Saturday away at Villarreal. A victory would be send out a message, and every mistake from now on could be costly". However, Alves believes that nothing will be decided as "a win would allow us to, at least, maintain the difference of 5 points over Madrid, nothing more".

The high standard exhibited by Barça all season, and their competitive spirit, have made Alves optimistic, and demanding, about the expectations of the team this season: "Not winning any trophy would be a big disappointment. For the way we’ve played, how we’ve competed, if we don’t win any of the three trophies we’re fighting for would be really disappointing. But I’m 100% confident about the team and if we carry on down this road, I’m sure we’ll achieve something very important".

Regarding the details of his recent renovation with Barça, Alves confirmed what he had told Barça TV and www.fcbarcelona.cat : that the renewal was a dream come true: "I am very happy. Despite what was said at the time, the money issue wasn’t fundamental. There are more important things, such as feeling valued within the Club. My family is very happy in Barcelona and so am I".

Alves joked about the role played by his wife in the final decision: "Now I can go around saying that I’m in charge at home(laughing). It’s true that my wife has played a big part in the contract renewal, and the President recognised that fact, that’s why he thanked her". (via FCBarceona.com)

Alarma Messi: "If not for Leo, it will break"

Doctors have ordered Argentine Leo Messi down the piston and rest "if not to break." The news, which caused deep alarm in Barcelona when it emerged late in the afternoon yesterday from Costa Rica, leaving many questions. On the one hand, it was assured that, as a precaution, Messi not going to play a friendly against Costa Ricans referred to four in the morning, but at the same time was given as more than likely that the Argentine was considered impossible to dispute league next day (if you play this weekend) against Villarreal.

A source close to Messi told this newspaper that "if Leo does not stop, will break, we are very close to a serious injury." Messi suffered a severe right adductor overload immediately recommended rest. Both travel and little sleep have finally put a dent in the player. To the extent that a misstep could lead to a low of about two months in a defining moment of the season.

In contrast to these reports as alarmist, came other more optimistic. From Costa Rica reported that hours before the game, Messi himself was postulated to play saying that overloading "was not so."

Nothing more known than Messi did not walk fine, Barcelona used their resources to try to preserve the player and not play the friendly. In the interests of Barcelona played the fact that Messi was not obligated to align contract in that game, which was responsible for the AFA to try to dissuade the player from playing.

"Leo has not been injured by a miracle," say the massage
While the rest of their peers in the Argentina team received, before playing a friendly match against Costa Rica, the instructions of the coach, Sergio Batista, in the team hotel, Leo Messi was a kiniesólogo in a separate room to recover well adductor that he had been charged both in the last 24 hours, which were since he played the match against the United States and the trip to the Costa Rican capital. Under the watchful eye of Juanjo Brau, Barcelona physiotherapist accompanying him on his travels, Leo Messi underwent treatment of albiceleste selection masseurs, who claimed in a resounding: "No miracle has been injured." -A. Medina

Barca lost no detail of Axel Witsel

The Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel is another piece of the market that are following closely technicians Barça.

Axel Witsel is completing a great season at Standard Liege and has already attracted interest from big clubs at 22.

The habidoloso the Belgian playmaker is one of the leaders of the national team and as reported by Sky Sports the club is interested in closely monitored their progress.

In addition to the great Catalan club in the Premier, Bundesliga and Serie A will not lose sight of the actions of Witsel who could make the leap to big to become the great summer market covered. (via SPORT)