13 June 2011

[Barça B] Montoya: "Let us talk as currency is as if we despised"

Martin Montoya is one of the five members of FC Barcelona who dispute these days the European Under-21 football. The side of the branch you want to succeed in the first team and does not like to talk about him as a possible bargaining chip in a signing.

Montoya has a contract in place and says "know nothing" of their future or this kind of speculation: "I do not know what to do next year. My priority is to stay at Barca, I want to succeed here. At the end of the Europeans already see, "he said in remarks to the SER.

The defense does not contemplate return to his former coach Luis Enrique in Rome. And he is blunt about it: "A Luis Enrique would say that I'm sorry, that Barca are the team of my dreams and I want to succeed and reach the top."

Montoya does not feel comfortable when the media speaks of him as a possible bargaining chip to lower signings: "They say the same about Thiago, Bojan. We do not like. Of course there are other teams like you want, but be currency Change is as if we despised. Many things are said, I do not know what will happen, "he explains.

The player also Bojan says he is "encouraged" and "no discourages" despite having been a substitute in the opening match against England Under-21: "Do not play a match does not mean it will not play the other . he is a very important player. " (via SPORT)

Villa: "The pressure has been greater than he could assume"

David Villa Barça balance goes Monday for his first season at Barca in an interview with El Pais, which ensures that the pressure "was greater" than I expected.

"For me it was a challenge to play on this team, to act differently than he had done all my life and I am satisfied," said the Spaniard who acknowledges that he has had much help from the technical team and its partners to adapt to the philosophy of Barca game. "I've noticed a lot in Peter to learn. For me it was the example in the field, "he adds.

Nor spares referring to praise Villa Guardiola: "One day I read that Alves said that if the coach asked him to throw it out the window there is a good thing down. That's right. Is a coach who knows what you need in every moment and brings it to you. "

Finally, on the constant pressure and criticism he has endured throughout the season for his lack of goals, Villa admits that "the pressure has been greater than he could assume." But believes that the only really hard blow for the team was Abidal disease. "It was the only thing that really hurt him to the computer (you) but from day one it was he who shot us. Thanks to Abi we recover all, "he said. (via SPORT)

29 goalscorers with Guardiola on the bench

Barça have scored 449 goals since Josep Guardiola became manager. Since the 08/09 season, 29 different players have been on target. Leo Messi, with 138 goals, is the top scorer of the last three seasons.

Barça have been a goalscoring machine since Guardiola has been in charge. Almost everybody has contributed to that amazing tally of 449 goals in 183 games, but nobody more so than Leo Messi, who has scored 138 goals, 53 last season, to mark a constant improvement since the 2008/09 season, when he got 38 goals, and then got 47 year after, six fewer than the season just ended.

One of Guardiola’s finest discoveries, Pedro Rodríguez, is the second highest Barcelona scorer since 2008 with 45 goals. He is followed by Bojan Krkic, who has the best goals per minutes played record of the last three years, having totalled 29 goals.

Last season’s new signing, David Villa, has already moved up to fourth out of the current players and sixth overall under Guardiola, with 23 goals.

But it is not just the strikers that score in this team. Under Guardiola, midfielders and defenders have scored 109 goals, with Xavi leading the midfielders, with 22 goals, followed by Keita, with 18.

The top scoring defender is Alves with 13, followed by Piqué, who has 11.

Of the youngsters from Barça B that have appeared under Josep Guardiola, five have scored a total of 8 goals. Thiago is the most inspired with 4, while Nolito, Fontàs, Víctor Vàzquez and Bartra have shared the other four.

Of the players that played under Guardiola but have since moved on, Samuel Eto’o and Thierry Henry were the top scorers. The Cameroonian scored 36 goals in his only year with Guardiola. Henry got 30 goals, 26 in 2008/9 and four in 2009/10. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Four consecutive leagues on the horizon

Obviously, one of the main objectives of the next season will be another league championship. That would be the fourth under Guardiola, and would match the achievement of the Dream Team, who became the first Barça team to win four leagues in a row.

On Thursday, defender Gerard Piqué spoke precisely about that when he said next season they would be aiming “to win the fourth league in a row”. But that won’t be an easy thing to do, for winning four consecutive leagues is something extremely rare in the major European tournaments.

Pep Guardiola often said this season that he considered “the league to be the most important title. The Champions League is more glamorous, but the competition that shows who the best team of the year has been is the league”. And in that sense, FC Barcelona have certainly made their mark over the last three seasons, having won the league every year since their current manager took charge. One more would draw the side level with their predecessors coached by Johan Cruyff, who were crowned Spanish champions every year from 1990/91 to 1993/94).

Other than the Dream Team, only one other team has managed to win that many consecutive championships, and that team is Real Madrid. In the 1960s they won as many as five leagues in a row between 1960/61 and 1964/65 and equalled that record in the 1980s when they won every title from 1985/86 to 1989/90).

No team has ever managed to win the league four times in a row in England or Germany. Three is the record in the former, first by Huddersfield Town (1923/24 to 1925/26), then by Arsenal (1932/33 to 1934/35), Liverpool (1981/82 to 1984/85) and Manchester United have done it twice (1998/99 to 2000/01 and 2006/07 to 2008/09).

In the Bundesliga, which was created in 1963, three is also the record, achieved three times by Bayern Munich (1971/72 to 1973/74; 1984/85 to 1986/87; 1998/99 to 2000/01), and once by Borussia Monchengladbach (1974/75 to 1976/77).

Inter Milan is the most recent team to have put together a massive run of domestic titles. In 2005/06 they won the first of five Serie A titles in a row, a streak that was finally interrupted by local rivals Milan this season. We have to go back to the 1930s to find the only other Italian team to win five in a row, Juventus (1930/31 to 1934/35), although between 1945/46 and 1948/49, Torino won four.

In France, Olympique Lyon won a record six league titles between 2002/03 and 2007/08, beating the previous record set by Olympique Marseille, who had won four from 1988/89 to 1991/92. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Wenger on Cesc, 'The sound can sometimes make signing'

"I will be very clear on this. For me, Fabregas is Arsenal a long time and will remain here. It sometimes happens that the sound can make the signing," he told 'The Sun'.

The coach of Arsenal , Arsene Wenger , said that on occasion a persistent rumor could be doing the signing of a player by another club, referring to the continuing interest of FC Barcelona by taking the services of their captain Cesc Fabregas .

In this sense, the technician said Alsatian trusts retain Catalan player , although it has seeped into many means that this summer he will hear offers for him.

"Next year will see the introduction of the new system of 'fair play' financial , which will limit large transfers. I think this will be the last hot summer , "snapped on the transaction, implying that perhaps the last chance of cashing in from Cesc.

On the other hand, is equally forceful in ensuring that wants to keep the Frenchman Samir Nasri , sought by Manchester United. "We will do everything possible to keep him at the club. My desire is to stay," he snapped.

"If you look back you can see that it has come a long way with us, and I think that there is still much to do. It is the club which makes the career of a player," he said about it. (via AS)

The representative of Pastore arrives in Barcelona on Wednesday

Simonian will be in Barcelona but for now there is no meeting planned with representatives Catalans.
Madrid, meanwhile, is very aware of the Argentine and I could catch the Barca.

The Argentine Javier Pastore has been one of the most played football during the season as the future of FC Barcelona and good reports are stored in the technical secretariat culé. Still, the arrival time of signings, it appears that the folder is parked Flaco at Barça.

Moreover, Marcelo Simonian , representative player of Palermo, Barcelona will on Wednesday. In principle the agent comes to dealing with other matters and meet with Espanyol to discuss the future of datalen, another of its members. But, being Simonian in Barcelona, ​​can not rule out a first direct meeting between both parties. And so far, interest culé by Pastore has reached only through intermediaries.

Barca's first choice for the midfield is Cesc Fabregas. Thus, the Cordoba has become an alternative if you do not just realize the signing of Arenys. But the Argentine, for his versatility, too, would fit as a wide player, although the priorities in the front are the familiar: Alexis and Rossi .

Meanwhile, Pastore no shortage of brides. The player is playing by different big clubs in Europe but there is excessive on its future developments. Nor is there any undue haste in Palermo, knowing that in two weeks starting the Copa America and its price may increase significantly.

Another future Pastore team is Real Madrid. As it did last season with Ozil, interest in the Argentine midfielder has been raised especially after learning that the club was not far behind. After the failure of Cesc, Florentino Perez would be willing to pay 35 million euros to be 'El Flaco' , one of the most promising players in the world. But first, they should put Kaka, a mission complicated. (via MD)

[Youth; Copa del Rey Juvenil Semifinals] Deportiovo La Coruña 1 - 4 FC Barcelona A

Juvenil A of Barça it has won in the field of the Sport one with two goals of Deulofeu and two more than Rafa Alcántara and Espinosa.

Oscar García guys have been in La Coruña a giant step to qualify for the finals of the Copa del Rey scheduled for June 26 in Ceuta.

Juvenil A club has come to El Mundo del Fútbol wanting to impose his philosophy. Barca domain result, the team has been able to generate a lot of occasions.

Gerard Deulofeu opener has been a great party. Riudarenes striker has scored the first goal, foul, and created the second with a great move which culminated at will Rafa. With the 0-2 has come to rest.

0-3 has become a product of inspiration come from Deulofeu that took a great pass to beat the goalkeeper Espinosa Galician.

Alex Perez has scored the only goal of Depor in the only section of the meeting where the club has loosened a little rhythm. Espinosa has signed a definitive 1-4, a very promising to seal a spot in the final next weekend in Barcelona.

[Technical Data]
RC Deportivo: David, Rober, Tomás, Uxio, Insúa, Adrián, Fernando, Queijeiro, Luis, Lemos y Alex Pérez. También jugaron Brais, Alex Ares, Santi Bouza y Iago.

FC Barcelona: Jesús, Carlos Julio, Sergi Gómez, Oriol Rosell, Balliu, Gustavo, Ernesto, Masó, Rafinha, Espinosa y Deulofeu. También jugaron Ayala, Palau, Etock y Dongou.

Goals: 0-1, Deulofeu (16’); 0-2, Rafinha (44’); 0-3, Deulofeu (48’); 1-3, Alex Pérez (65’); 1-4 Espinosa (80’)

Referee: Iglesias Villanueva (gallego). Showed no cards.

Stadium: El Mundo del Fútbol, 1,200 spectators.

Alexis, near FC Barcelona; Rossi, less

This week is expected summit between the club and Udinese to finish the Chilean operation, whereas the whole of expensive Italian low.

The transfer market is evolving FC Barcelona daily. At this point, in that all negotiations are still open, some are hotter than others. Again according to club sources Barca, on today's Alexis option is much more advanced than that of Rossi. In fact, this week's planned summit with Udinese to try to give the final touch to the operation. While other clubs may offer much more than the club (it is speculated that the City ofertaría Chile's 38 million), the entity Barca sufficient trust a new offer that would be around 27 million (out of players involved) and would have a bonus based on player performance and team titles. That and the insistence of Alexis to come, should the operation to refloat Pozzo family, owner of Udinese and settled in Barcelona. With the player no problem since it has finalized an agreement with Barcelona for four seasons.

Who seems to have more difficult with each passing day is Rossi. The Villarreal striker is a player and as expensive to do a great effort by Cesc, Italian investment can not be excessive as well intended to be Villarreal. El club de La Plana only arises Rossi shed a bundle (30 million minimum) and the club is not for those joys. In addition, recent statements by the representative of the Italian putting pressure on Barca have not sat too well in the offices of the Camp Nou. And it all weighs. (via MD)

Pep Guardiola attends Noa's concert in Israel

Pep Guardiola attended the concert that the singer Noa in Jerusalem offered this Sabdo as promised a month ago. Israel singer, a close friend of marriage Guardiola, invited them over for dinner at one of the rooms of the interpreter in our country. (via MD)

Messi, cheered during a benefit match in which he scored two goals

FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi was cheered by about 30,000 fans at the Stadium of Newell's Old Boys of Rosario, Argentina, where he participated in a benefit match two private social welfare institutions.

Messi scored twice, the first penalty in the match between teams whose sponsors are households benefit the players and Maxi Rodríguez Javier Zanetti. His second soaked up the adulation of the public, and marked it with vaseline before the goalkeeper Sebastian Peratta, owner of Newell's Old Boys. The player who arrived last week to Argentina to train with the selection to participate in the Copa America from July 1, played one time for each team.

For the Foundation team Pupi Zanetti, played, among others, Sergio Goycochea, Javier Zanetti, Martin Demichelis, Jonas Gutierrez, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Lionel Messi and Santiago Solari, while for the rival Sebastian did Peratta, Leonel Scaloni, Leonardo Ponzio, Emiliano Insua, Ever Banega and Maxi Rodríguez.

Argentina's national team will train Monday in the sports field that Federation Argentina (AFA) has in the vicinity of the airport in Buenos Aires, in the town of Ezeiza. (via SPORT)

[Barça B] Luis Enrique will be presented in July

After his brief but intense way through Rome to sign his new contract, he returned to Barcelona to finalize the details of his new adventure. (via SPORT)

Rosell, a year of Champions

Rosell decorating your resume with a record, adding a European Cup in his first season.

"I'll be the president of all and you will not falter, do not falter", "were the first words of an excited and proud Sandro Rosell on the night of June 13, 2010. Newly elected president of FC Barcelona with the most votes in the entire history of the entity Barca 35,021, adding more votes than his three opponents combined in the polls, Agustí Benedito, Marc Ingla and Jaume Ferrer. For the first time a president of FC Barcelona was six years in office before.

Rosell closes its first year with an outstanding balance on a sporting level, by adding the fourth Champions for football and the eighth for the handball, and all professional sections to the end fighting for the titles. In the economic sphere has been the basis for the medium term, eliminate the red.

After a flawless campaign, which toured the four corners of Catalonia with a convincing program, Rosell and eighteen of its board members took office on 1 July, in a cozy and warm ceremony held in the gardens of the farmhouse, where the new president shared the stage with over 300 guests, including the boss, Joan Laporta, Pep Guardiola ... and Johan Cruyff. It was the fourth inauguration in thirty-two years.

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The meeting partners come to Rosell like a silent leader

Affectionate but straight, Sandro continues including the same charisma and praise that does not impose anything and yes seek consensus.

At this point in the film, in the first season of Joan Laporta as chairman of FC Barcelona, ​​2003-2004, and some cracks were visible in the coexistence of the Barca directors. The strong personality of each other, the egos of all of them were already producing a breeding ground not take long to explode in the form of splits and resignations.

In the current board, except two or three internal conflicts without the greatest importance, the relationship between the twenty managers is described by one as "extraordinary."

The figure of the president, far from causing doubt, is perceived by his fellow board as "a natural leader, quiet, whose personality allows you to reach easily all without imposing anything by force and without raising his voice" says another.

They see him as a president affectionate, and very close dialogue "will ever make a decision unilaterally without the consent of the board."

One of the virtues of Rosell has made is that all officers, without distinction, have accepted the role and the role that they have to play. What is, is the collective good over personal ego: "We all have a commitment and we took him out with a lot of autonomy. They are mistaken who said Rosell was interventionist. "

"Sometimes just a look or a nod, to know that there are a lot of complicity between us," says another manager who stresses the meeting that there was a winter afternoon in Rosell's house "where everyone honest and talk about what is not we liked. That level of self made us more united and stronger in our convictions. " Today, twenty are like a family. (via SPORT)

Villarreal asked the support of his fans ... Rossi free!

In the campaign of the club ('play all') are all figures of the team except the Italian forward.

Transfer is time to lay the groundwork for next season and by the way, to encourage fans to support the team from the month of August, trying to seduce you with the strengths of each club. Villarreal is no exception and just put up a campaign to attract curious partners listed in most yellow players in the squad ... with the exception of Giuseppe Rossi, the striker claimed by the club and could become the first signing Catalans over the next few days.

The campaign, entitled 'play all' and you can see the yellow club's official website, it appears the coach, Juan Carlos Garrido, giving instructions before the game. "Carlos (Marchena), I love here in the middle of the field, and press play, the two things Santi (Cazorla), salt band to death, Joan (Capdevila), on the left, Bruno, catches the ball and play and you (the fans), I want you here, supporting death to all, "says the coach while the fans share a dressing room with the players.

The announcement invites you to live the matches of a team that will play three competitions (League, Cup and Champions), but their top scorer and big star, Rossi does not appear at any time, as the major lure to attract viewers to the next season.

In the campaign, Villarreal fans prepare simulate the game from the locker room of El Madrigal, supporting players, encouraging them as if they were part of the coaching staff, putting the scarf and shirt, tying the boots .... but no sign of Rossi.

Meanwhile, rumors of his imminent arrival in Barcelona are hogging the Italian player environment. The newspaper 'The Sunday Times' said that the club would already have reached an agreement with Villarreal for the incorporation of Rossi in exchange for 29.5 million euros, to the extent that the signing could be made official today.

However, club sources blaugrana subsequently denied that the deal is closed and can be made official in the coming hours.

Rossi goes on vacation in the U.S., awaiting a move by the club Catalans, who is testing the market with discretion and with several fronts.

Italoestadounidense striker could be Barça's first signing for next season, pending the development of negotiations with Udinese by Chilean Alexis Sanchez and with Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, the real priority of the coaching staff led by Pep Guardiola. (via SPORT)

Cesc postponed his return to Barcelona

Cesc Fabregas will remain in London until Wednesday.

Arsenal player was scheduled to land on Monday in Barcelona to visit his family, but finally decided to change plans and stay in the British capital two days in order to resolve some personal issues and in the process, better prepare the strategy to continue in its attempt to accelerate his move to Barca. Cesc has decided to consider its next steps away from the media noise that awaited him at Barcelona.

The weekend in any case, it was advantageous for the interests of the Catalan footballer. The `Daily Mirror said" Arsene Wenger has accepted the request for Cesc to leave Arsenal to become player of Barça and therefore the player has managed to wrest his coach's promise that had so haunted, that of opening the `club door gunner" to land at the Camp Nou.

The case will therefore be in the hands of the policies of both clubs are required to make an effort to smooth the economic gap that separates them, about ten million euros. Barca, for now, be prepared to offer 30 million euros for the midfielder, while Arsenal claim 40 `kilos". But Cesc, at least, has already passed the first hurdle to convince Arsene Wenger that this year will have to leave out of Arsenal.

Cesc is scheduled to visit next Wednesday from London to Madrid, where he will participate in the presentation of the new fragrance from fashion designer Angel Schlesser. His first visit to Spain from his conversation with Arsene Wenger and his first big opportunity to send a message clarifier through the media about his chances of becoming Blaugrana.

The French coach know that your staff will need to plan for next season without Cesc. So already has to work to remain competitive and retain some of the best values ​​of sport. This is the case of Samir Nasri, the talented French midfielder has been tempted by Alex Ferguson to sign for Manchester United. A Nasri he is a contract season, so they could go free next year without leaving a pound in the coffers of Arsenal, but Wenger prefers to risk losing money rather than stay of stroke without Cesc Nasri and without taking into also has another of its biggest stars, Robbie van Persie is also on the agenda of several major European. (via SPORT)

[Selection Under-21] Thiago, who was elected Man of the Match

Thiago Alcantara, FC Barcelona midfielder, was named by UEFA "Man of the Match" Spain-England, an award he said he had changed "by the three points"

"The truth is that change the prize for getting the first three points, because the first game is always crucial in these championships," he said after receiving the award.

"A win was to have traveled halfway. Being named best player is a detail of a meeting that despite the tie we reinforced in confidence and game. You just have to reach the goal," he said.

Thiago said that England is one of the most powerful rival to be found in Europe. "It is a great rival to which we make known our possession, but this is football and we are already thinking about the next game," he said. (via SPORT)

[Selection Under-21 Euro] Spain 1 - 1 England

The U-21 has drawn a goal against England in their European debut in Denmark. Thiago, Montoya and Jeffrén have appeared in the starting i Bojan has done in the second half.

A goal in minute 87 Welbeck has prevented the victory of Spain in his debut in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in the Danish city of Herning. The combination of Luis Milla could not get the result of the initial goal and ended giving Herrera a point against an England that does not deserve more.

Under-21 coach has lined up three in the starting Barça: Thiago, Montoya and Jeffren, has been replaced by Bojan on 80 minutes.

Spain has been achieved in the scoring on 14 minutes with a goal by Ander Herrera to head top Javi Martínez assistance after a corner kick launched by Thiago. The goal has had its dose of controversy as the England players have called Herrera's hands in the action of the auction.

The game has not been smooth in any of the two teams. More stress than football and a yellow card to Thiago for a tackle on Walker. In the last action of the first half, De Gea has avoided a tie with a major intervention by diverting a corner a shot from Sturridge.

In the second half, Spain has been dedicated to keeping the ball in his possession but without much depth. Barça Montoya has had a good scoring chance but his shot crashed into the side of the goal of Fielding. Milla has looked more freshness in attack at the entrance of Bojan but without many results.

In 87 minutes, England tied the game in a quick counter action conducted by Walker and topped by Welbeck. Following this draw, Spain was forced to beat the Czech Republic next Wednesday if you want to classify-is for the semifinal. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

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[Technical Data]
Spain: De Gea; Montoya, Botía, Domínguez, Didac; Javi Martínez, Thiago, Ander (Capel 85'); Mata, Jeffrén (Bojan, 71') y Adrián (Parejo, 71'). DT: Luis Milla.

England: Fielding; Mancienne (Rodwell, 66'), Bertrand, Smalling, Jones, Henderson, Welbeck, Sturridge, Walker, Cleverley (Sinclair 80') y Rose (Lansbury, 66'). DT: Stuart Pearce.

Goals: 1-0 Ander Herrera min.13, 1-1 Welbeck min.87.

Referee: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Assistants: Christos Akrivos (GRE) y Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
Incidents: Herning Stadion (Herning), Day 1 (Group B)
Weather: Clear, 15 ° C / 50% humidity (soft pitch)

Kiko Femenia pending claims that Barca only

Kiko Femenia footballer of Hercules , said that Barcelona is the only offer that is "pending" at this time, but acknowledged that "some days" has not spoken to their representatives in this regard.

Kiko said to bring "peace" negotiations to sign for Barcelona despite the lack of news and days pass with no news on the status of the talks.

"I take it very quietly. Some time ago I have no news of my representatives, but I think everything will be fixed soon and I hope for the sake of myself and the club " he said. The player, in any case will not talk about when you think you can close the deal because it has "no idea" and has been wrong before asking questions like, "but the sooner the better," he said.

The player made the remarks before coming to collect an award at regular footballer Hercules template for this season in the First Division, awarded 'The Gorilla', a barrack of Alicante Bonfires parties with deep roots in the city and the club.

"I do not expect the prize. I'm very happy for him after a year has been full for me, "he said.

Although neither party has confirmed the figures which are said to close the operation, the player, which has a buyout clause of ten million euros could go to Barcelona after paying a transfer that could reach four million euros if all the variables to be included. (via MD)