05 April 2011

Almeria Oltra ceases before playing against Barca


José Luis Oltra, until now coach of the UD Almería, has become the eighth coach of First Division has been sacked this season. Oltra progress and occurs after the defeat yesterday at the Mediterranean Games Stadium against Athletic (1-3) leaving the team in last place in the standings. The Valencia had taken over the whole of Almeria in the thirteenth day of the season, after being ousted Juan Manuel Lillo after 0-8 against FC Barcelona in the Mediterranean. Atletico coach up to now has led a total of 18 league games, in which he has added 17 points, with a record of four wins, five draws and nine defeats. (via SPORT)

[Ex player&coach] Johan Cruyff: "I think the league and is doomed"

"With the Shakhtar must be careful because it is a great team, we face one of the best in Europe but the club is the favorite," admitted the Dutchman.


Former player and coach of FC Barcelona, ​​Johan Cruyff has shown emphatic in saying he believed "the league is doomed." The Dutchman was speaking this morning at the inauguration of Andrew rose as new president of the Catalan Football Federation.

Cruyff has also analyzed the match to be played tomorrow Barcelona and Shakhtar, corresponding to the quarterfinal round of the Champions League. "With the Shakhtar must be careful because it is a great team, we face one of the best in Europe but the club is the favorite," admitted the Dutchman. (via AS)

A Keita is out 'brides' in Europe


Seydou Keita, a piece of incalculable value for Guardiola at the club, and begins to see how you go 'brides' all over Europe for next summer.

The Mali midfielder who arrived from Sevilla to Barcelona starts ringing on the agenda of the greats of French football as Marseille or even in Germany where you are registered at Bayern Munich.

However, Keita's intentions seem to remain tied to the boat and, for the moment, not thinking about leaving the Nou Camp. Seydou has reminded all who have come to ask about what their status termination clause to discuss his possible transfer. (via SPORT)

Real Madrid-Barcelona, ​​Saturday 16 to 22h


Already defined the schedule for the next Madrid-Barça League. Will be on Saturday April 16 at 22 am and will be seen in open channels and LaSexta autonomous. The first clásico in April could end up deciding the championship or they would give him a little more excitement.

League schedules facilitated meetings for that day, which also advanced to Saturday's games Getafe-Sevilla, Malaga, Mallorca and Almeria-Valencia.

The rest of opposite first will be played on Sunday at 17.00 pm, except on Osasuna, Athletic, starting at 19.00, Espanyol, Atletico Madrid, scheduled for 21.00, and Villarreal-Zaragoza, which will be Monday 18 to 21.00. (via MD)

The complete list of times at first and second is:

- First Division (League BBVA/32a day)

Saturday, April 16

18:00 Getafe-Sevilla

Malaga-Mallorca 18:00

Almeria-Valencia 20:00

22:00 Real Madrid-FC Barcelona

Sunday, April 17

17:00 Real Sociedad-Sporting

Levante-Hercules 17:00

Sport-Racing 17:00

Osasuna-Athletic 19:00

21:00 Atletico Madrid-Espanyol

Monday, April 18

Villarreal-Zaragoza 21:00

- Second Division (League Adelante/34a day)

Friday, April 15

21:00 Recreativo, Barcelona 'B'

Saturday, April 16

Granada-Numancia 16:00

18:00 Huesca-Nastic

Betis-Cartagena 18:00

18:00 Ponferradina-Rayo Vallecano

Las Palmas-Salamanca 18:00 (GMT)

Elche 18:00 Girona

Sunday, April 17

12:00 Alcorcón-Tenerife

12:00 Albacete-Celta

17:00 Villarreal 'B'-Córdoba

17:00 Valladolid Xerez.

Botia, Valdés and Silva are in the starting ideal of L'Équipe

Accompanying Valdés, Botía and Silva, Abate (Milan), Manga (Lorient) and Schmelzer (Dortmund), Farfan (Schalke 04), Balmont (Lille), Van Bommel (AC Milan), Rooney (Manchester United) and Cavani (Naples .


The Sporting de Gijón central Alberto Botia, whose team dealt a blow to Real Madrid in the 30 th day of league to defeat at home by 0-1 earned a place among the eleven best players in Europe for the newspaper L'Équipe, along with FC Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

Botia, 22 year old on that Barcelona has an option to purchase up to May 31, avoided head a late goal that would have granted the white tie.

Valdes, meanwhile, earned recognition for his superb performance against Villarreal, meeting in which he managed to keep a clean sheet (0-1) and help his family to pick up three crucial points that are outlined for decanting title Barca side league.

Also ranked among the best in Europe, according to sports daily Spanish midfielder David Silva of Manchester City.

Valencia signed former Sunderland against one of his best performances in the Premiership, scoring double and ovation included.

Accompanying Valdés, Botía and Silva in the selection of L'Équipe defenders Abate (AC Milan), Ecuele Manga (Lorient) and Schmelzer (Borusia Dortmund) and midfielders Farfan (Schalke 04), Balmont (Lille) and Van Bommel ( AC Milan).

The best forward in Europe in the last day the composed, according to the newspaper, Rooney (Manchester United) and Cavani (Naples).

[Ex player] Laudrup: "Barça is the reference of world football"


Mallorca coach and former Barcelona player Michael Laudrup, says the Barca team is the reference of world football. In an interview with Sports International Syndicate also warns of the dangers of Shakhtar.


In an interview with Sports International Syndicate of the BBC program 'Football Focus' and Barça TV , Michael Laudrup has analyzed the quarterfinal round of the Champions League and, most particularly, of the tie between Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk. The former Barca player and current coach of Mallorca ensures Guardiola's team is the favorite: "I think that currently the club is the benchmark of international football team . Of course, I think they are favorites to pass the tie. "


Despite the role of favorite gives Barca Laudrup warns of danger from the Ukrainian champions, " Shakhtar's the big surprise of the Champions League. It is a very good team that also has the experience of having won the Europa League ". For a semifinal Laudrup Barcelona-Real Madrid, which he described as "wonderful. Any of the two teams would advance to the final and then a single match could go either way."

Laudrup also notifies the Real Madrid. The tie against Tottenham will be tough and predicts two good games: Tottenham, Shakhtar and Schalke 04 are the big surprises of the Champions League. In the case of the English, it is not easy to eliminate the Milan and not conceding a goal over two legs . not easy and I think we will see two great games in this round. " (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Youth] The quarry close to perfection


Fourteen of the sixteen training Barça football clashes ended in victory. The boys joined the quarry, once again, an almost perfect weekend, just a draw and a defeat have been more negative results.


[Liga Nacional Juvenil]
CASTELLDEFELS, 1 - FC BARCELONA B, 1

Sergi Barjuan guys yesterday gave a lesson in fair play to tie left in Castelldefels (1-1) after a controversial play. In the 84th minute, Barça took the lead on the scoreboard with a goal from defender Carlos Julio Martinez, from near midfield kick a ball that fell to the feet while their opponents goalkeeper was lying on the ground. Junior B coach, Sergi Barjuan, and Marc Guitart decided to leave mark at Castelldefels on the next play, a detail that shows the values ​​of the quarry Barca.


[División Honor Cadete]
GIMNÀSTIC DE TARRAGONA, 1 - FC BARCELONA, 2

The Cadete A azulgrana took control of the match from the start. With Sergi Samper fine when creating the game, could only retreat and Nastic expect some error to leave Barca on the counter. Mamadou's header on 23 minutes of the first period reward good play of a Cadete A marking the 0 to 2 in 27 minutes of the second period thanks to Jon smell Toral, Adrià, at the last minute, set up the final 1-2.


[Liga Preferente Cadete]
MARIANAO POBLET, 1 - FC BARCELONA B, 5

Landslide victory (5-1) Cadete B against Barca Vilanova. The opposing team left plugged in and opened the scoring on 13 minutes but Barca did not wait and on 19 minutes won the tie, the work of Sergio Buenacasa in a corner. Ten minutes later, Lionel Enguele ahead of his team in scoring with a header. When there were a few minutes from the end of the first part, Carlos Blanco scored a real goal from outside the area: the ball hit wood and then entered. David Zalzman and Toni Sanabria sealed the game with two more goals in the second half.


[Liga Primera División Infantil]
MANRESA, 0 - FC BARCELONA, 5

Victoria's Infantil A Barca (5-0) against Manresa. The opposing team started very concentrated and making things difficult for Barca, Barca game but good beat from the first minute of play. At the end of the first part of the Infantil A was ahead on the scoreboard. As for the rest of the game, the intensity dropped Manresa and Barcelona was very comfortable, which allowed Barca could better deploy their game, which resulted in 4 more goals. Gray, Rafa Mir, Carlos Martinez, Josie and Paik were the scorers of the match.



[1 ª División Infantil]
SAN GABRIEL A, 2-FC BARCELONA, 3

The Infantil B Barca won 3 to 2 against the San Gabriel in a tough game that pitted the top two. The opposing team started the match pressing hard, developing a good game, which resulted in a goal after ten minutes of the first quarter. Denis Silva boys went for the comeback, but ended the second quarter with the score against. In the third quarter the game was already Barça. Javier Puado put the tie on the scoreboard and just five minutes later Daniel Olmo was 2 to 1 with a spectacular shot from outside the area. A few minutes after starting the last time, got the draw of the San Gabriel, Javier Puado but gave the victory to the Catalans when there were few minutes late in the game.


[Primera División Alevín]
GIMNÀSTIC MANRESA, 1 - FC BARCELONA, 8

Andrés Carrasco' boys marked up to 8 goals in the party against Gimnàstic of Manresa. The domain of the encounter was totally of Barça. In the first room the team rival planted face to Barça and it left very well placed, pressing to the azulgranas, what was translated with a tie when concluding the first period. The second room Barça was ahead in the marker for the minimum one. With 5 goals, the third room was the most fruitful for the boys of Barça that sentenced this way the party. The scorer of the encounter was Camera, with 6 goals, followed by Berenguer and Martí Vila.


[Primera División Alevín]
L'Hospitalet 1 FC Barcelona B 3

Victoria trabajadísima of the conjunr of Xavi Bravo and Rafa Rodríguez. Hospitalet planted face and the party was very intense and worked. The first two goals of the encounter signed them the azulgranas Xavi Manrique and Lluís Sleeves. In the last minute, local Pablo shortened the differences but in played following Jordi Mboula dispelled doubts.


[Segunda División Alevín]
FC BARCELONA C, 9 - SANT ANDREU, 1

Spectacular 9 at 1 of Alevín C of Barça that made a good party against Sant Andreu. They were enough two minutes so that the goal azulgrana arrived. Oriol Solina was its author and, few minutes later, it arrived the second, work of Lucas (1). Sant Andreu was able to tie in the first room, but the whole party was of domain azulgrana. Arnau Valero, Mamadou and Arnau Comas were the scorers of the second room. And the dominant same tonic had in the final tract of party, Mamadou (2), Sergio Gómez and Demba (2) sentenced the overwhelming victory of Alevines C.


[Segunda División Alevín]
FC BARCELONA D, 4 - CASTELLDEFELS, 3

The team of Àlex Gómez offered a game more than notable before a strong Castelldefels during the whole encounter. Labinot (3) and Albert Behave they were very well the scorers of a party played by both groups and in that didn't decide the victory until the final tract.


[Primera División Benjamín]
FC BARCELONA, 5 - VILA OLÍMPICA, 1

Party discretp the one that played the boys of Marcel Sans. Although they got a knack against Olympic Villa, the rhythm of the party was slow. The azulgranas had the possession of the ball, but they were not completely connected. However, it was not noticed in the marker: Gerard López, Eric García, Marco Tenas, Roger Vegas and Guille Love got the goals that you/they left the marker with a 5 at 1.



[Primera División Benjamín]
GIMNÀSTIC MANRESA, 2 - FC BARCELONA B, 1

It defeats 'in extremis' of Benjamin TO of Barça against Gimnàstic Manresa. The local team was imposed Barça by a penalti in the last minutes of party. Nil has been the author of the only goal of the team azulgrana.


[Segunda División Benjamín]
PALLEJÀ B, 2-FC BARCELONA C, 5

The boys of Marcel Sans was able to conquer Pallejà for a 2 at 5. The small azulgranas played to pleasure. In the first room they already won for 2-0, Ricard and Mamadou they were the scorers. But the third room was the decisive one, with three goals of Jordi Escobar (2) and Marc Aranda. Finally, in the last room the rival showed more character, Pallejà took advantage of errors in the defense azulgrana to mark two goals.


[Tercera División Benjamín]
FCBARCELONA A, 7 - ESCUELA GUINARDÓ, 0

The smallest in the home got a splendid result before the school Guinardó (7-0). The boys of Cristian Catena was superior in the whole party and they made it his. Éric Ambrosio, Arnau Martínez, Sicu, Nadir (2), Johny and Xavi Simons signed the reveilles azulgranas. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Guardiola wants to Rome for his new project


The American businessman has agreed to buy the Roma in the absence of final signature, Thomas DiBenedetto, is interested in having the services of Barcelona's Catalan coach, Pep Guardiola, if the Roman club (sixth) is classified to dispute Champions League next season.


According to reports today the Italian sports daily Corriere dello Sport ", the team captain Francesco Totti had contacted a few months ago with the Blaugrana coach.

"With contact Guardiola has been a few months ago as coach of Barcelona has made the ultimate and his wife Cristina made a promise that next year will be a year off," said the Roman newspaper.

The newspaper also notes that Pep would stop in 2012, but explains that career path is taking place will be difficult to do so.

Also, remember that last week gave an interview Catalan to Italian television channel Rai, which recognized that "wants to stop or to live a new experience outside of Barcelona.

According to Italian newspaper, the new stage of Guardiola could be developed abroad with the approval of Barcelona, ​​more particularly in England, and have at most leading the London team Chelsea.

"According to Barcelona, ​​might go abroad a year later to return and take charge of the technical, but not as coach," said Corriere dello Sport ", which also states that" the Catalans, although they leave, always return "to the club FC Barcelona.

De Guardiola confirmed the departure of Chelsea, the paper anticipates that the change in goal for Roma next season and would consider hiring the London club's current coach, the Italian Carlo Ancelotti.

"It's another coach who also likes to Rome", says the newspaper. (via SPORT)

FC Alcántara


Thiago Alcántara patiently takes the process of formation and Villarreal proved that you can use it.


The great advantage of Thiago Alcántara in El Madrigal confirmed that the player is playing perfectly the role that he lives this season. Pep Guardiola had said at the press conference on Friday that his sense is that "I have more confidence in him that his father" after Mazinho affirmed that the signing of Cesc "Thiago slow the progression." A confusion was dissipated on the field this weekend with the behavior of the Alcantara family. The elder brother looked at Villarreal, Rafinha continued with Juvenil A to try to secure the title, with the presence of Mazinho in Mallorca to clothe her younger son in the game against San Francisco.

Guardiola's words have blurred the good relationship it has with one's father and coach responsible for the direction of club sports. The Brazilian was a teammate of Andoni Zubizarreta in Valencia and has always opted for the club as the ideal club for their children to develop their career.

Thiago returned to training yesterday with the first team with the intention to continue receiving the minutes, but assuming it is still Barça B. The young footballer to return to the subsidiary without any bad side if he deems it appropriate Guardiola. The player has been heavily involved in the set of Luis Enrique and also wants to be one of the protagonists of which may be the best branch of the story ... without discarding the lead, which is eight points.
Thiago's case has become a good example for how the grassroots. Have taken a step back to play for Barça B has become short-term boost to return to first team. Guardiola will not hesitate to reward young people if they win the post in a subsidiary that is very close to each week. (via SPORT)

Maxwell, in the sights of Roma


Barcelona left-back has a very good image in Italy and the new project aims Roma as he desired piece for next season.


The new owners of AS Roma have already begun work on the new Roman contribution next season after the fiasco of the current course group led by Montella and one of the parts for which they could fight to shore up their defensive line would be hiring Maxwell.

Barca's Brazilian fullback is postulated as one of the objectives of AS Roma who value their experience in Serie A with Inter and the fact of not being a permanent fixture in Pep Guardiola. At the moment there are no official contacts but from Italy and is considering the possibility of a possible return of Maxwell calcium. (via SPORT)

Srna: "We face a huge rival"


In his public appearances are all flowers, but Shakhtar are convinced to do something big.


Shakhtar Donetsk has become a more dangerous rival since coming to the quarter-finals of the Champions. The Ukrainian seize every opportunity to praise the virtues of Pep Guardiola, but have not come from tourism to Barcelona.

Darijo Srna, the Croatian captain set of Donetsk, not a hair cut or when praising the project blaugrana: "We face a huge team are the best team in the world and in my point of view I think they are the best team in football history. " That said, Srna warns that they will not give relief to Guardiola: "We have already achieved our goal to be among the eight best in Europe. It is a great success. And now we do not feel any pressure, let's go out and play football. Play quarter-final at the Nou Camp is a dream for any player. It will be tough, but I can promise our fans that we will give it our very best. We will try to get a good result here because we know that every team is very difficult to beat us in the Donbass Arena. "

Shakhtar Donetsk captain is aware of the difficulty, but is convinced that can cause an upset. Srna saw Barça win in Villarreal and believes that Pep Guardiola has weaknesses in that look: "They played a great game there, but like every team has weaknesses and we will try to exploit them." The worst news for Barca is that Shakhtar "has nothing to lose," Case captain Darijo Srna.

One of the data that speak highly of the potential of all Mircea Lucescu is that everyone who played the second round are the only one to win both their matches. Ukrainians stood up to Rome and took the victory in the Italian capital by 2-3. Already in Donetsk thrashing again and sealed the spot in the quarter-finals after winning 3-0.

Reinforcements of Champions


Unless the captain Carles Puyol and Abidal known low by illness, Guardiola retrieves all his men to what is coming
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We should ask first if, indeed, there is only the starting lineup in FC Barcelona's Pep Guardiola. Who else who at least has one in mind, but it is clear that despite the absence of one another, the club has remained true to form, playing very well and achieved satisfactory results.

Carles Puyol was injured first, then came the shock of Pedro in Seville and later came Abidal disease, in addition to the inconvenience of Maxwell ... The team, however, dropped his guard, licked his wounds and would not let the cry go into the locker room. There were those, but there were other, as instructed to demonstrate the Villarreal team. Without Puyol, Abidal not without Maxwell, without Xavi punished without Peter even quietly, without Messi and Bojan on the bench ... Even so, the club emerged victorious from `El Madrigal", giving a fist on the table to leave the league, if convicted, they very nearly conquered. And he did Busquets Central, with Mascherano in midfield with the squad Thiago carrying handle and Dutch Afellay dominate the left flank.

This shows that the club is more than the eleven which almost everyone has in mind, because at the moment of truth, those who have come have done as well as those who have been absent for one reason or another.

However, as there can be no other way, you want all Pep Guardiola and Barça is now approaching the moment of truth, the club can present the best possible equipment.
The first major challenge comes tomorrow in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk in the quarterfinals. A measured the added difficulty of a team in great form, is having to play around in the distant Ukraine. Therefore, it is to get into the Camp Nou a result loose to allow for optimism.

To achieve this challenge, Guardiola are in luck, because Leo Messi will have one hundred percent after having dosed at Villarreal, where he only played thirty-five minutes of the second half.

Also have their orders to Xavi, who missed the last league match for yellow card accumulation.
The mere presence of Messi and Xavi in ​​the team and gives it another go to Barca, especially of confidence and optimism, because these are the two best players in the world in his position and that, coupled with other major players are Barca a single computer.

It will also be available to the Brazilian Maxwell Guardiola, so often used to add depth and Pep common sense in the left wing. It is also true that in its absence, Adriano is doing it to perfection, as was seen on Saturday at Villarreal.

At this stage of the game, the only question is to know how to respond Peter, suffering from some ailment in the pubic who have demanded the end to be very cautious. His injury, like Puyol, is like a knife edge. Everything can go very well, but can also be cut. No one is satisfied, one hundred percent, that is not going to lie to the extreme effort that requires a match of the Champions, in this case tomorrow in the Champions League tie against Ukrainian rival.

In fact, this is the fear that has Guardiola and the entire medical staff of the first team and is extensible to Puyol. You can train well, may appear to be in perfect conditions, but both players have a very bad injury with drooling.
If Peter is the holder tomorrow against Shakhtar, Barca could have the front has been the case since the beginning of the season: Pedro, Messi and Villa. A trident luxury that is breaking all known records scorers. Among the three have scored more than the vast majority of teams in the First Division.

Pedro was injured against Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjoan and since then has not been possible to see the three on the pitch. It is very likely that tomorrow the FC Barcelona, ​​from the beginning or later, re-align all three.

Whatever the case, and pending that Puyol is fit, Guardiola has reason to be happy because it is almost time for the truth and is able to have nearly its entire workforce. Except for Abidal, from here a few days at the club everyone will be willing to put their bit for the team to aim for his second hat-trick. (via SPORT)

Pedro points to Shakhtar


The Donetsk team suffered in the flesh the Blaugrana striker burst in the final in Monaco.


The consecration of Pedro Rodriguez at the club experienced a pivotal moment the August 28, 2009 at the Stade Louis II in Monaco. 115 minutes passed the final of the European Super Cup when they finished with a combination solvent and allowed to Barca Messi added the fifth title of the `era Guardiola". Shakhtar was his victim, the same opponents before he expects to play tomorrow and help in qualifying for the semifinals of the Champions.

The Tenerife has missed the last two games, against Getafe and Villarreal, because of the groin injury that crawls from the game against Arsenal. Against Sevilla had to retire the first hurdle and fell to the convening of the selection for dual commitment to qualifying for Euro 2012, against the Czech Republic and Lithuania.

Pedro is working hard to be in place and yesterday rejoined the group's discipline with Maxwell. The recovery is well under way, although continuing to feel slight discomfort. There are still two days to dispute the match and the player is confident that enough time to jump into the starting lineup. Today's afternoon training will be key to check their feelings. If positive enter on the list and concentrate the rest of his teammates at La Florida. In this case, the morning session of day of the game down a sentence.

The player does not want to miss a game of such importance and strive to form the lethal trident Barca with Messi and Villa. Pedro's goals have been crucial throughout the season and his mobility could be decisive against a Shakhtar which will be closing ranks. This dynamism was the one that led to break the lock of Lucescu in the Super Cup final.

The striker is psyched for if their physical condition allows you to play, as yesterday reflected through their social network page on facebook '":" The whole group is concentrated in the Champions League. We must be well prepared and injected to control the game speed at key moments. "

Pedro had been to date one of the players most used by Guardiola. The striker took part in 28 league games (1,998 minutes), seven of Champions (507 minutes) and six in the Copa del Rey (517 minutes). Their performance was again excellent in the third season in the Barcelona first team. The player has been consolidated in the starting lineup after having played a top player last season as well in the World Cup, where he earned his place in the starting lineup of the world champion in the semifinals against Germany.

For this campaign, like other colleagues, has set the challenge of returning to get títulso and, in particular, stepping on the 28 May Wembley turf for the final of the Champions League. (via SPORT)

Iniesta, a ticket for Wembley


Iniesta, happy, wants to celebrate his paternity Barca closer to his beloved London. Their number is a sign: Stamford Bridge, where it was myth, Wembley is just 8 miles ...


In their immediate environment who are called 'Andrew', an affectionate name that takes its name translated into English and appeared before London passed on to posterity of his career and all Barcelona. At Stamford Bridge got its goal more memorable with the Barça shirt and 8 miles away-matches of life, appears here your lucky number, "stands the new Wembley Stadium, Sanctuary of the Catalans in 1992 and a dream destination for on 28 May. Andres Iniesta is radiant within and outside the field. On Sunday he lived the wonderful experience of being a parent with a beautiful Anna girl named Valeria.

Joked yesterday as David Villa, so there will be no danger of the light that illuminates the connection to the Barca attack may miss some of the remaining capital commitments in the last seven weeks of the season. And Don Andrés, whose paternity has arrived with more than half a league under the arm, another triplet to initial proposed to devote to her first child.

The '8 'from Barca leave the skin to 25,000 Catalans to take the English capital and Barca flags waving from the windows of the distinctive London bus on 28 May. With a miniature replica posed for MD before a tie against Shakhtar Donetsk looming complicated. However, Wembley is to leave off fighting the Ukrainians. Iniesta has warned three weeks ago in an interview to this newspaper on the difficulty of Dmytro Chygrynskiy team and company: "It has gotten first quarter and if we faced them we have become difficult. Moreover, like play. "

The speech Fuentealbilla knowingly. Champions in 2008-09, the comeback in Donetsk (1-2) was forged after failing to find just a crack between the rear Ukrainian. Usual with him, Iniesta was the most persisted and was even the subject of a sensational penalty that English Howard Webb, the referee ineffable 'their' World Cup Final-2010, was overlooked. And in the Super-2009 (1-0) chewed nails from the stands after seeing Pedro in overtime prevented the agony of penalties. Andrew could not play in Monaco to drag even the consequences of relapse in the fuckin straight up the right leg he suffered in the Champions League final in Rome three months ago.


The manchego want to continue to demonstrate tomorrow is a consummate "man Champions League. Iniesta is responsible for even the calmest Barça lost the papers with his 'Iniestazo' at Chelsea. The same accelerated pace with Manchester United to assist in the 1-0 Eto'o before teaching a lesson in football and dance along with Xavi Cristiano, Rooney and the rest of 'Red Devils' play, without exaggeration, with one leg less. The same that many took for defeat in the battle with Gattuso AC Milan in the semifinal of 2006 and walked out the front door of San Siro, the road to Paris. The same as in Saint Denis overcame the disappointment of seeing Van Bommel earned him the title swipe at Arsenal and changed the course of the final part in the decisive 1-1 of Eto'o. And the same, once again, who starred in an exhibition against the Gunners last month with slaloms directly contributing to Messi and Xavi will mark the first two goals of the comeback.

Neymar: "I love to play alongside Messi"


Ensures the exclusive Neymar their enthusiasm for playing with the best in the world and ensures that adaptation in Barcelona would be easy: "The ball is round aq.

Followed by the club and considered the current revelation of Brazilian football, Neymar (Mogi das Cruzes , 1992) MD attended exclusively on the sports 'Rei Pelé' of Santos, the club is contractually bound until 2015. Neymar is so vibrant and cheerful as his football, with which it is dazzling worldwide. His jovial nature is illustrated by an anecdote that explains recalling his debut with 'canarinhá absolute: "I scored head and yeah, yeah, I helped my hair, in allusion to the crest that looks like a sign of identity," because diverted ball into goal. " It was the description given by the laughing peasant of Dani Alves, Adriano and Maxwell.

-Much 'feeling' with Leo

Messi What about someone whose style of play has been likened to that of Leo himself? MD Neymar assured that "I would like Messi was Brazilian, it's great." As Ronaldinho or Deco-old born in the country of 'jogo bonito', but nationalized Portuguese-Neymar is therefore another 'Brazilian' very 'feeling' to the existing 'FIFA Golden Ball. "

Neymar and Leo could meet in the Copa America in July in Argentina. The crack of Santos is clear that "Messi is terrifying measured by how good it is." "I'd like to play alongside Messi. I think the two together could be an excellent partner, "he said.

If the club has just formalized Neymar concrete interest, it would land in a city that it would not be unknown. As revealed during the concentration of 'canarinhá in London to mark the friendly against Scotland on March 27 "Alves explained how I was living in Barcelona, ​​I said it's a beautiful city to live there."

Neymar admitted he sees "the Barça whenever I can." "I see summaries, but also offering the meetings of teams like Chelsea or Real Madrid," he said. Apparently, even from a distance, da Silva Santos Júnior Neymar understands that "Barcelona has everything to win all the competitions in taking part."

-"The future belongs to God"

What if the club now call her door to sign him? Neymar response was to dodge: "I am a Saints player and I feel comfortable here, but I certainly feel very proud. At the moment did not think much about anything other than the Saints. If I am playing at Barcelona? The future belongs to God. I'm going to keep working and training hard. Not worth the dreams, but a job well done. A job well done is what allows you to collect fruit. "

Neymar idolizes his father, former footballer who was never active in a 'big' but always gave a good level, "and Robinho," formed in the former Real Madrid Santos gained notoriety for his 'bike' and has come to sound repeatedly as a possible reinforcement Blaugrana.

-"Barca can win everything"

Neymar plans to continue the final of the Copa del Rey the next day 20 at the Mestalla. "I will try to see the party as" admitted without getting wet a lot about his favorite to win. "I have friends on both sides, in Barca and Madrid", he justified with a smile and stating that "no money bet, I'd rather invest in something else, ha, ha, ha!".

In anticipation of what lay ahead, which according to experts will take you to Europe is inevitable, Neymar universally understood football. "I do not see why I should have problems adapting. The ball is round here and there and a football field is a football field. " Until you find the jump predicted, wants to "get better every day. There is always something to tweak, dribbling, passing, the auction ... I like learning new things. Football is my life, is what I like and I am full. "

-Today, tastes and hobbies

And as the self-portrait of his game, according Neymar is "fast, fun and friendly" values ​​that certainly fit with what is carried in "Can Barça." Today, in the second installment of the exclusive interview of MD, revealed to our readers Neymar their tastes and hobbies. (via MD)

[Youth] Dongou, the most outstanding disciple of Samuel Eto'o

Natural Douala (Cameroon city where he was born Eto'o), Jean Marie Dongou has converted its 15 years in the best striker in football at FC Barcelona.


Arrived at La Masia a little over two years through the Foundation Samuel Eto'o, his progress he makes, the players recruited to the quarry blaugrana from Cameroon, who most likely to reach the first team and succeed. Many see him as the successor to the Inter player, which is his main reference. Their average more than one goal per game since his arrival his years.

Dongou footballing highlights for his speed, physical strength, scoring talent and generosity with their peers. Another of his qualities is his winning mentality, something that reminds Eto'o, "I always want to win, no matter the opponent or me the result that we always struggle to do well and win, I never relax or under piston, "said Eto'o. Jean Marie is a striker somewhat atypical because it has a faculty unbecoming a player of his position, splitting the same amount of assists than scoring goals, "is a virtue rare to find in a striker," said Albert Benaiges (Football Coordinator Base blaugrana).

His numbers speak for themselves. In its first year (2007-2008), a member of Child A, scored 58 league goals and 12 more in friendlies and Copa Catalunya. In the following year, as part of the Cadet and despite having a year younger than the rest, Dongou managed to reach the figure of 35 league goals. This season is that of his consecration, has scored 30 goals with three different teams, Cadete A (3), Juvneil B (17) and Juvneil A (10). Keep in mind that this year children usually face two or three years older than him.

Since arriving in Barca's youth system has not stopped surprising coaches, players and fans. David Babunski, Junvenil B player, said that "it is much better looking than it appears from a distance, in practice it is spectacular, and Pol Calvet, Youth component A, defined as" the player with the highest goal throughout the quarry. " Frank Sanchez, one of his coaches, he has a very positive opinion of him as a person is fantastic, a great companion and much loved in the locker room. As a player, in addition to its enormous potential scorer, winning is very generous. "

Signed by FC Barcelona after stressing in a football tournament 7 with the Cameroon team and its promising future has forced the club Catalans to rush to sign a contract until age 18.

In the first team of Pep Guardiola, Jean Marie Dongou could play either position in the Villa, which is listed to the left, as in that of Leo Messi, center forward with freedom of movement. The work of the coaches football at Barca is one of its main objectives Cameroon suits attack the three positions in order to offer more variants to the computer. If you manage to get it successfully, you will have trouble getting to the Barça B soon and the first team in years.

Fully adapted to the language and life in Barcelona and lives in an apartment near the Nou Camp next to the well-grown Carlos Julio and Gerard Deulofeu. And dreams of one day rout as did his idol, Samuel Eto'o. (via SPORT)

[Barça B] ‘Fichaje’ Romeu


Three months ago it was intervened of the external meniscus of the knee and soon helping to the branch will be again.

The good news for Barca B accumulate in the final stretch of the season. The team is launched and it is not excluded even the dream of leadership, with Rayo Vallecano to eight points and still ten games to play.

A good classification should be added the protagonist in the first team players such as Thiago or Fontàs and good health of the workforce. The only relevant injured, Oriol Romeu, is facing the final stages of recovery and it looks like it may once again enjoy minutes in the last month of competition.

The Ulldecona began in 2011 with very bad luck. In the first game of the year in Las Palmas broke the meniscus in his right knee. On January 5, went through the surgery and three months later, in the final phase of its commissioning.

Romeu today will further review in the office of Dr. Ramon Cugat, and in case of obtaining the approval, and could start working with the rest of his teammates. For now, the midfielder only partially exercised waiting for the doctor to let go another step. If the process continues on its course, later this month and could get the medical release to return to play.

In any case, Luis Enrique not force the player, much less with the main goal of the season was completed and permanence. Oriol Romeu was instrumental in the first leg of the campaign to make its strength and quality in the defensive midfielder position.

Even the goal scored in the Benito Villamarin which allowed a draw against Betis can help the subsidiary to climb another rung in the rankings. Both teams will meet on April 24 at the Mini Stadium and Betis only excel in the Blaugrana six points in the standings.

Oriol is working hard to help Barça B in the last games of the season. His reappearance would be the best reward for the three months of effort and sacrifice. In addition, the rise of the first team Fontàs Ilie leaves as the only defensive midfielder born. This Saturday was called the juvenile Villarreal Gustavo, who also acts in this demarcation.

Beyond the minutes you may have with the subsidiary, the Spanish Federation with the player for the upcoming World Under 20 to be held from July 29 to August 20 in Colombia.

Romeu and played the last world championship in Egypt, was the youngest of the team, and is a fixture in the lower categories of selection. The tournament could serve to gather pace and start the next season and one hundred percent. (via SPORT)

Barca ask for Víctor Ruiz!


FC Barcelona would be interested in Victor's fichaje Ruiz, the central of Espanyol registered in the winter market by Naples.

Went through the football at FC Barcelona. He went to Espanyol, from there to Naples and can now return to Barça. We refer to Victor Ruiz central defender during the January transfer window left Espanyol to sign for Napoli.

Now, the Italian club's sporting director, Riccardo Bigon, surprised to say that "I confirm that the Catalan club has asked the Spanish defense and that something rewarding for us. It's recognition for Victor and for our work." (via SPORT)

Thomson will be the referee that will direct the Barça-Shakthar


The Scots College Craig Thomson will be responsible for leading the Barcelona-Shakhtar Donetsk, first-leg quarter-final of European Champions League to be played next Wednesday at the Camp Nou.

The other match of the day, the English match between Chelsea and Manchester United, will be whistled by the referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco Spanish.

Craig Thomson, born on June 20, 1972, in the Scottish town of Paisley, where he still resides, is a lawyer in the arbitration began in 1988.

Debuted in the top flight of Scottish football in 2000 and three years later was included in the list of colleges of FIFA.

International arbitration in its path, has been present in the final stages of Euro sub'17 "Holland 2007" and the World Cup sub'17 of "Korea 2007."

He was also as the fourth college in Euro "Austria / Switzerland 2008", as fond memories for a Spanish team was declared champion.

Indeed, the Spanish national team has to whistle in matches qualifying group stages for the final stages of Euro 2008 (Latvia, Spain, 0-2, Spain, Bosnia, 1-0) and Euro 2012 (Scotland, Spain, 2-3). Also in the France-Spain friendly (0-0) of 2 March 2010.

One of his finest commitments was in the Italy-Serbia, played on 12 October 2010 at Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa, qualifying for Euro 2012, and had to suspend six minutes for incidents which resulted in the stands of Serbian ultras.

Subsequently, UEFA gave Italy won the match (3-0), punished Serbia to play a game of qualifying for Euro 2012 in camera and another with repeated episodes in the next two years . In addition, Italy, where deficiencies in their security crackdown, was also sanctioned with a match behind closed doors, but was suspended.

In European club competition, has led repeatedly to set Spanish: Palermo-Celtic (1-1, UEFA Cup, 13/12/2006), Lech-Deportivo Coruna (1-1, UEFA C., 04-12 - 2008), Villarreal-NAC Breda (6-1 League, Europe, 27.08.2009), Valencia-At. Madrid (2-2, L. Europe, 01.04.2010), Ajax Amsterdam, Real Madrid (0-4, Champions L., 23/11/2010) and Sevilla-Porto (1-2, L. Europe) .

At Ajax Amsterdam, Real Madrid, dismissed for a second card to Xabi Alonso (m.87), Sergio Ramos (m.91), forcing both to meet the second yellow warnings cycle since the whole Real Madrid was already qualified for the round.

Craig Thomson has also led to Barcelona in a friendly match. The box that played the Catalan against Hibernian at Murrayfield, Edinburgh (24/07/2008).

Barcelona won by a hefty 0-6, with goals from Eidur Gudjohnsen (m.5 and 17), Messi (m.15), Pedro (m.27), Bojan (m.48) and Yaya Toure (m.69) . (via SPORT)

Abidal already walks with its partners


Eric Abidal is recuperánose of a successful operation which was submitted this morning and walked for the first time .

Eric Abidal was the surprise of training the first team of FC Barcelona's Ciutat Esportiva. The Frenchman is recovering by leaps and bounds and on Monday he showed it to participate with the rest of their peers in the session.

Despite not making any financial year, the defense was walking a while on the pitch.

In training camp was not Argentina's Leo Messi, who was making recovery exercises at the gym, but Carles Puyol, who made specific job outside his companions, and Maxwell and Pedro Rodriguez, who already began to train with group.

The session also included players from Barça B dren Thiago, Armando, Planas, Montoya, Jonathan dos Santos, Saul, Tello, Sergi Roberto y Miño.

The staff cheered the presence of the French side, who also participated in the usual technical talk of Pep Guardiola, and Andres Iniesta, who congratulated him on his fatherhood. (via SPORT)

Florentino Pérez asks Sandro Rosell to withdraw the lawsuit against the COPE


Florentino Perez , president of Real Madrid, has called Sandro Rosell , president of FC Barcelona to withdraw the claim that the institution has brought Barca COPE by doping insinuations made ​​by the station, which reported the journalist came from Juan Antonio Alcalá white club sources.

This news was disclosed by the head of Group Communication Godo, Carol Màrius in El món a RAC1. According to the journalist, Florentino Perez has been in contact with Barca president to ask him not to go ahead with the process. Rosell negative answer to the request of his counterpart because of the discomfort that is within the policy of the club. Not only because of the insinuations of COPE, but by the attitude about the Real Madrid since he came to light. (via MD)

Bale: "If I leave Tottenham prefer to go abroad"


Spurs defender has shown his desire to play abroad. The pre-dyed believes that playing defense in another country would allow it to grow as a person.

Gareth Bale , defense of the Tottenham players and one of the fashion on the continent, has ensured that no problems would leave the Premier and try their luck in another league, because it has a large number of suitors outside the islands.

Welch has recognized the player who does not know about his future but if it is clear that he would go abroad to know a new language and grow as a person. Also, the Spurs defense has acknowledged that few British players leave the Premier at the high level of competition.

On the other hand, Bale has made ​​clear that focusing on this season at Tottenham where he could deploy his best game. He has also said it accepts with humor the jokes that make their current teammates about his future. (via MD)