09 May 2011

Márquez: "You can not kick nonsense"

The midfielder said he gave everything and that the team can not be accused of lack of intensity.

Espanyol's players were not at all agree with those who believed that Espanyol had no intensity in the derby. Clearer who was Javi Marquez explained. "Not lacked intensity, which can not be done is to kick without any sense," he said.

Midfielder lamented that "there has been a party to lose 2-0, we have made two mistakes pay very expensive. The image has been good, but now to think and in the Wednesday, we expect another war. "

Jordi Amat, meanwhile, debuted at the Camp Nou, but he did not even less impressed with the stadium atmosphere Blaugrana. Moreover, said that "the environment Cornellà has nothing to envy to the Nou Camp. Indeed, in our stadium squeezes people with the feeling that exists. As our hobby no. "

The Canet stressed that "we stood up, work at two hundred per cent and we were very confident of a surprise. It's fucked up because it is a defeat, but I'm pleased with the debut at this stage. "

Espanyol fell by two isolated mistakes. In the second goal, Raúl Rodríguez said that "I was blocked in the corner and has gotten me out Piqué half meters. If there is a lack of Mascherano? I do not complain that I was missing, but if I'd really like to see him on television. " The central admitted that "we have a sour taste" and, on the other hand, is not frightened by the presence of Messi and explained that "I like challenges, refitted with larger rivals such as Messi. And I find great players every day in training of Espanyol.

At 1-0, the protagonist was Ernesto Galan, who said that "it was a ball that looks like it would be, but Iniesta managed to escape with speed, dribbled and put it to the inside. The goals are the spots, because the defensive work in general has been very good. Too bad to stay with this feeling. " (via SPORT)

Andrés Iniesta equals their highest scorer

The midfielder has sewn the name of his daughter Valeria in boots and celebrated the goal with his thumb stuck in his mouth.

Andrés Iniesta reaches the end of the season in a dramatic state of grace. Yesterday he ate alone through eleven parakeet with a display of awesome game, monopolizing the midfield and serving as a shuttle to their colleagues in attack. "For` inri opened the scoring on a play where not only staff recovered a ball to a defender but it garnished with a cut, using a hole to get into the area and take a right which came as a flash in the short stick Kameni's surprise. A little peace of mind that gave the team, which until then had shown some wasteland on the door looking for Cameroonian goal.

Iniesta and eight total goals in the league is your best record since the first team is what accumulates nine this season, matching his best numbers he did in the 2006-07 season where he scored six goals in the league, two in Champions and one Copa del Rey.

There is no doubt that Andrew is not a specialist in front of goal let alone a 'killer ", but the second goal-line search and assume responsibilities at the time of finishing is vital for the team.

In any case, while not lavishing too much has already been named the `Iniestazo anthology are your goals, which have served for nothing more and nothing less than reaching the Champions League final in Rome in 2009 and World Cup win of 2010 in the final against Holland.

If you look at his numbers it is true that we have a player who has a rather modest performance in the scoring aspect as shown in two seasons, 2005-06 and 2009-10, was only able to score a little, but we must also remember that both were almost three months out because of injuries. In fact, among the anecdotes Andrew vital that the player in Guardiola's first season came one day in his office for advice to score more goals to the surprise of the technician who recalled that his time had just scored ten Blaugrana goals.

So this season we not only have the best version of Iniesta in game, is fortunately the injuries we have met this year and has become one of the players with more minutes in the league "but has also assumed greater responsibility attacking play and look more at door.

In any case, the manchego after the game came out yesterday to remember that the League is "already more cerquita", wanting to sing the Alirón next Wednesday against Levante. (via SPORT)

Lucescu believes Madrid won the Cup, "because it is the team of the Crown"

Shakhtar coach believes that "won the Cup because the referees let them play very hard".

Mircea Lucescu, coach of Shakhtar Donetsk, analyzed for "L`Equipe Mag" fighting "this season have played FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The Romanian coach was blunt when talking about the end of Mestalla: "The key to the success of Madrid was not tactical, it was the Copa del Rey. The latter was in the stands and Real Madrid is the team of the Crown. The referees let them play very hard and the Champions League would not have been possible. " Claude Puel, OL coach, also participates in the story and has a similar opinion: "The aggressiveness won football. In football I saw nothing remarkable. Barca lost the collective and individual management, drowned by the harsh rival, "says French.

Lucescu also surprised by the approach in the first leg of semifinals: "How can a team so talented, powerful and made of millions be so negative? Entrusted by the two previous results, he committed a sin of pride. " Puel says that "the idea was to sleep to rival Pep and, after the expulsion, stepped forward and found his usual game to win at the Bernabeu." (via SPORT)

Kubala spirit passed the Olympic Museum

It projected the film he starred in 1954 'Aces seek peace. " The collector Daniel Crespo gave the best pieces of crack.

Albeit fleetingly, the spirit of Ladislao Kubala was in the Olympic Museum `l i Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch" last Thursday on 5 with a screening of the film `Kubala! Aces are the peacemakers "and a selected part of the private collection of Daniel Crespo, director of a museum dedicated to as Hungarian, usually referred to as" the Messi-fifties. " With this nostalgic film, a biography of Kubala, led by Arturo Ruiz Castillo in 1954, began to heat engines NCB Sports Film Festival, to be held from 17 to 21 May in Barcelona.

In addition to the film, which was attended by Ferran Olivella, former player of FC Barcelona who shared a dressing room with the myth, and now vice president of institutional Agrupació Jugadors Barça (ABJ), they could appreciate several personal items of crack Hungarian Cyber ​​Kubala all from the Museum and donated by Crespo. Including a striking colored bathrobe with Barca, the needle that will numb the knee when injured, your passport, you were given plaques on the day of his honor (August 30, 1961), medals ... The entire collection can be accessed at kubalacybermuseum.blogspot.com (via SPORT)

Zubi: "The relationship with Eric is excellent"

Barca's sporting director claimed calm and tranquility to tackling the renewal process by Eric Abidal. Zubizarreta confirmed that negotiations are well underway. "With Eric, we have to go step by step. The relationship with him is excellent and everything must run its course with absolute normality. " Everything is ready for the French firm until 2014. (via SPORT)

"We must win and score ... but the league is very, very close"

It was the derby of concord. While Barca stroked the title, the parrots were his young team mature.

The box at the Nou Camp was peppered with 'good vibes and harmony "despite being a derby. Barca's victory sparked joy nor culé generated great disappointments in the Spanish delegation. And it gave the impression that everyone had only assumed his role before the crash. Barca finished managers caution in his speech calling but assuming that the League is already in the pocket. In contrast, the representatives were pleased parrots the role of a young and mostly youth squad. The only dissenting note the starred vice president Ramón Espanyol Barcelona.

Josep Maria Bartomeu summed up the feelings culé conclusively. "Real Madrid do what you want, we only care about the club. We have to win and score and at the end will come the title. It is clear that the League is very, very close, "he said. The vice president was tremendously excited at the prospect of adding another league with the prize of the current Barça squad. "We are all exhausted after the four classics played, but we are about to achieve the first objective of the season: the League. That should give us strength to face the Wembley final. "

For his part, Vice President Sergio Oliveró Espanyol highlighted the good image of whole Pochettino. "We controlled the match until 1-0. Espanyol practiced Osvaldo good football and had a couple of opportunities. " The manager was intact Spanish side options to play in Europe next season. "I think if we win the games we have at home and help us some rivals, next year we will be in Europe."

Another vice president of Espanyol, Barcelona Ramon here, surprised Speaking before the party. Knowing that Luis Garcia initially be on the bench and be challenged by their presence in the locker room, the manager let things clear. "Under the locker room before games, at the end, rest or as often as I please. By something we own the club. "

The area of ​​Camp Nou recorded noble illustrious visitors, such as Gio Van Bronckhorst. The former Dutch surrendered to the evidence. "This boat is better than mine. Is a stronger team and has proven for a long time. It's unbelievable. " (via SPORT)

The Foundation, with children of Sant Joan de Déu

The FC Barcelona Foundation provided last Thursday that a group of children admitted to the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu de Barcelona could live the sensations of the Nou Camp Experience. They were received by the board Pilar Guinovart, members of the board and the director of the Museum, Jordi Penas.

Children could live a different afternoon and, most importantly, outside the hospital. Were twelve small, between 2 and 13 years, who enjoyed this day so special for them and their families. All continue treatment in oncology.

The FC Barcelona Foundation coordinated this activity for this group of children may change their routine for a few hours.

"These activities give the young hope and happiness, and this is precisely what makes me feel happy to belong to the board," confessed Pilar Guinovart. (via SPORT)

[Rating] FC Barcelona - RCD Espanyol (2-0)

Valdés 6, Alves 7, Piqué 7, Mascherano 6, Fontàs 6, Xavi 7, Busquets 6, Iniesta 8, Pedro 6, Messi 7, Villa 6, Abida 6, Afellay 6, Keita unqualified. (via SPORT)

Food cordial Policy Barca and Espanyo

Sandro Rosell and Daniel Sanchez Llibre ate at the Real Club de Golf El Prat, Terrassa.

The directives of FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol held this Sunday in the VIP tent of the Real Club de Golf El Prat, Barcelona in the town of Terrassa, the traditional meal after the derby.

In a relaxed atmosphere, Sandro Rosell and Daniel Sanchez Llibre made no statements but had no hesitation in wielding a golf club for pictures. (via SPORT)

Pochettino: "We paid dearly for two plays unfortunate"

Espanyol coach, Mauricio Pochettino, he was "satisfied" with the image of his team despite the 2-0 defeat at the Nou Camp against Barcelona, ​​and has indicated that his players "have the face" with their own weapons.

"We tried to make our football, we go with the feeling that we tried and we did the job", said at a news conference the Spaniard.

To Pochettino, Espanyol has honored its own "philosophy" and noted that Barca have had controlled the first 30 minutes, until it has reached the goal from Iniesta. After that goal, the coach admitted that "the effort has taken its toll" on a computer that "four or five players debuted at the Nou Camp," he remembered.

"We need to see reality, we played against a team that is in the final of the Champions League and almost won the league. We came with our approach and our weapons," he stated 'Poche'.

The Argentine coach commented that he has not missed Espanyol or aggression or intensity - "because it had been confused with violence" - and lamented the two specific errors that have cost the three points. "To win in a field like this you have to touch almost perfection, which does not exist. Perhaps we have paid dearly for two lucky plays that cost us two goals," he said.

Finally, Pochettino has said the team must recover from the effort to try to take all three points against Valencia in the next day and continue to struggle to qualify for Europe. (via SPORT)

Sergio Busquets: "We're a winning team"

Sergio Busquets has been interviewed by 'The Marker' Barça TV after the derby. The Bay has said that although only one point needed to achieve the Primera Liga match against Levante go "by the three points."

The League is just one point after tonight's victory against Espanyol. Despite the apparent ease of victory, Sergio Busquets has said moments after the end of the meeting that "no game is easy" and that "it's nice to win." However, the Catalans go "by the three points in the match against Levante, since according Busquets," the only dedicated team to play and win. " And is that Catalan said that "although it has been talking about the end of the cycle, has shown that we are a winning team."

Sergio Busquets, on the other hand, relies on the victory at Wembley and "give joy to the fans." However, Busquets has stated that they will have time to worry about the Champions League and now is more important: "First we go to the League, despite not being as prestigious as the Champions League is the prize regularly and as we compete every day. " Finally, the Barca midfielder has shown strong to ensure that "we must wait to see if the team is better or worse than the Dream Team, but the fact is that it is setting a time as the title says so."


"We knew we could not fail today. We have a point, we have very close "

"The league win sooner the better"

"We have a Champions League final, I do not think there is relaxation at this time"

"At this point we know a lot, will be a very nice final."


"More is Less"

"People are playing a lot. We managed to do a great job "

"The party has been controlled, it has not jeopardized the outcome."

"Match the end (on the victory of Manchester)"


"We knew it would be a very difficult game. They have been very well despite the result"

"It's only little for the League." (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Ex player] Gio, in Palco

Gio Van Bronckhorst has been on Sunday at the Stadium Box. The Dutch visit with his family told Barca TV he believes the team will have the league against Levante and is remembered as one of the highlights of her career, achieved Champions in Paris in 2006: "It was very special and I hope Barca win the Champions League. It is the best competition for a player and the club has played 3 finals in 5 years. " (via FCBarcelonac.cat)

[Youth] Evening of Champions at the Nou Camp

The stadium recognizes the success of Barca's Copa del Rey Alusport, the triumph of Juvenil A in the Champions League against Real Madrid (3-1) and reminds Severiano Ballesteros.

Beyond the derby between Barcelona and Espanyol, the Camp Nou on Sunday paid tribute to the champions this weekend. Thus, the fans have held the first King's Cup football in the history of the entity. A title won this Saturday by the team of Marc Carmona Futsal.

Carmona's men were imposed at the Inter Movistar (4-3) have received applause sound by members and fans who attended this afternoon at the stadium for his great performance in Toledo. With this title, and there are three that have achieved this season. Carmona's already won the Cup and the Copa Catalunya Spain.

Before the game, players champions have also been members of the Juvenil A FC Barcelona. Athletes trained by Oscar Garcia were imposed on Saturday by 3 to 1 at Real Madrid. "The good results are not the goal but the result of good play and sports and educational policy from prebenjamín all the way up," he said in the pre-game, the manager responsible for training football, Jordi Mestre on the agenda ' The marker 'of Barça TV. And they have already achieved their respective league championships, Juvenil A, Cadete A, Infantil A, Alevín A and Benjamin A.

The Nou Camp just before the start of the derby has been a moving and respectful silence for the golfer Severiano Ballesteros has left us this Saturday at the age of 54. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Bartomeu: "Very little"

The vice president Josep Maria Bartomeu is very pleased with the win against Espanyol and stresses that the club is getting closer to his goal: "The team has done its work. We follow the lead of eight points in the standings and we closer to what we want. There is very little. " In this regard, he referred to the next campaign, in which Guardiola played on Wednesday at Levante and Real Madrid against Getafe on Tuesday: "Madrid have a game a priori easy. But we must focus on ourselves and go to win at Levante to get the league title, which was our goal this season. "

Bartomeu points to the importance of sentencing the league title as soon as possible, with the idea that Guardiola can focus squarely on the Champions League final at Wembley on May 28: "At the moment we have the League Champions can prepare more calmly. "

Finally, the vice president has had a few words in memory of Severiano Ballesteros, who has been referred to as "a genius of golf and a culé said." In addition, said as the football team, Barca Alusport, "made history" after winning the Copa del Rey, and pointed to the triumph of the Junior A in the Champions League success as a new team base. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Guardiola: "Now we depend on ourselves for the first time"

With the victory against Espanyol, Barca is a single point champions crowned. Guardiola stands out as the team for the first time, it depends on himself and points to the importance of seizing opportunities that are given.

"Now we depend on ourselves for the first time. We have a point, and we are going to do on Wednesday against Levante. We travel all with the idea of winning that day. Depends on our game, our attitude. In the world of sports opportunities should be given, " said the Barcelona coach, believes that Real Madrid, who play on Tuesday, "win" at Getafe. "We have seen as it is, and has only had two trips home "added on this line.

Guardiola , always wise, he insisted on remembering that "we have not yet won." "Now we must make the point that we need to be champions," said, just before to make it very clear that the forthcoming commitment to the Levant do not plan to book any player thinking about the final at Wembley . "We're back to surpass 90 points in a League, and that is an outrage. All this only makes sense if it is champion. We have 1 of 9 and we go to do , "he insisted.

The Santpedor is very pleased by the fact that FC Barcelona has at its disposal which would be the third tournament of the regular straight: "We got very close to getting the third consecutive league . " In this sense, loudly expressed their desire to achieve "as quickly as possible, because these players carry over an inhuman whip," probably in order to start preparations for the Champions League final next May 28 to The Manchester United .

Thus analyzed Guardiola during the game this Sunday at the Camp Nou against Espanyol: "It was a derby less intense than other years. We had a great first half. After the second goal we dropped a little tension. I want to congratulate Espanyol for their behavior. It is an intense team itself. We played much faster and easier. In football has been a very serious game. "Barcelona coach also wanted to congratulate his men" after April intense with great difficulty. "

Guardiola has praised the performance of Messi : "The first part, Messi has been insane, best I remember this year, especially at the level of intensity, and has helped us in the press. And with the ball has been as destabilizing as ever. It is a very intuitive player. He alone knows what to do. "As has also had some words for Fontàs , who in his view "has become a party to admire in a position who had never played. " (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Barça again won the city derby with a 2-0 win that leaves them needing just a point to take the league title. Iniesta and Piqué scored the goals in what proved to be a comfortable win.
The title might still be a point off, but there was a real party atmosphere at the Camp Nou, with the Youth and Futsal teams both parading their recently won trophies before the game began. Iniesta in the first half and Piqué in the second put the game out of Espanyol’s reach, but the match never really hit the intense heights of recent derbies.

So, a win or a draw at Llevant on Wednesday night will be enough to hand Barça their third consecutive league title, though if Madrid fail to win against Getafe on Tuesday, then the title will be theirs whatever happens on Wednesday.

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[Technical Data]
Barcelona: Valdés; Alves, Mascherano, Piqué, Fontàs (Abidal, m. 71); Busquets, Xavi (Keita, m.89), Iniesta; Pedro (Afellay, m.84), Messi y Villa.

RCD Espanyol: Kameni; Galán, Raúl Rodríguez, Amat, Chica; Javi Márquez, Javi López (Isaías, m. 77); Joan Verdú, Iván Alonso (Luis García, m.46), Callejón (Álvaro Vázquez, m.59) y Osvaldo.

Goals: 1-0, m.29: Iniesta. 2-0, m.47: Pique.
Referee: Fernández Borbalán (col. Andalucía). He showed yellow card to Luis Garcia (m.62), Pedro (m.62), Kameni (m.62) and Isaiah (m.84).

Incidents: 89,994 spectators attended the match in game for the thirty-fifth day of First Division match at the Nou Camp. Before the start, fans honored the football team, champion of the Copa del Rey, and the juvenile champion of the Champions League. Observed a minute of silence in memory of Severiano Ballesteros, who died early Saturday.