24 August 2011

The five alternatives to Piqué and Puyol

With Piqué’s calf injury and Puyol’s continuing absence, Barça are missing the main central defensive pair, but Guardiola still has a few quality options: Abidal, Fontàs, Mascherano, Busquets, and Bartra.


The Barça squad is becoming more and more versatile, and Guardiola is achieving his goal that each player can play in more than one position. This means that he has more options in unforeseen circumstances. The middle of the defence is no exception and Guardiola has several players to choose from. For example, a few days ago Mascherano and Abidal played together in Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

As well as Puyol and Piqué, Pepe has Abidal and Fontàs as regular central defenders. The Frenchman has played most of his career as a left-back, but during last season he played more games as a central defender. As for Fontàs, he’s come up from the B Team as another central defender.

When Puyol and Abidal were missing for a lot of games last season, Guardiola opted to try Busquets as a central defender, and he did really well in key games like the ones against Arsenal, but it was Mascherano who ended up playing there. The Argentinian took Puyol’s place in the Champions League Final, and this season he may end up playing more as a central defender than as a midfielder.

Guardiola has always said, and shown, that he doesn’t want a large squad, and he has a lot of confidence in the B team and youth players. The clear alternative from the B Team is Bartra, who last season was the player who most often replaced Pique: in 4 of the 11 games that Piqué didn’t play, Bartra started the game.

The Barça squad is becoming more and more versatile, and Guardiola is achieving his goal that each player can play in more than one position. This means that he has more options in unforeseen circumstances. The middle of the defence is no exception and Guardiola has several players to choose from. For example, a few days ago Mascherano and Abidal played together in Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

As well as Puyol and Piqué, Pepe has Abidal and Fontàs as regular central defenders. The Frenchman has played most of his career as a left-back, but during last season he played more games as a central defender. As for Fontàs, he’s come up from the B Team as another central defender.

When Puyol and Abidal were missing for a lot of games last season, Guardiola opted to try Busquets as a central defender, and he did really well in key games like the ones against Arsenal, but it was Mascherano who ended up playing there. The Argentinian took Puyol’s place in the Champions League Final, and this season he may end up playing more as a central defender than as a midfielder.

The B Team, with Bartra at the head

Guardiola has always said, and shown, that he doesn’t want a large squad, and he has a lot of confidence in the B team and youth players. The clear alternative from the B Team is Bartra, who last season was the player who most often replaced Pique: in 4 of the 11 games that Piqué didn’t play, Bartra started the game. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[BarçaB] Sergi Roberto, contract renewed until 2015

FC Barcelona announces that it has reached an agreement with Sergi Roberto to extend and renew his contract with the Club until 30th of June 2015.


The new contract's buyout clause will be 12 million Euros for Barça B Team, and 20 million Euros for the First Team. The player signed his new contract, this midday, at the Club offices. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Keirrison, given to Cruzeiro


FC Barcelona has authorized the Santos FC to make a transfer of Keirrison Cruzeiro player to ell December 31, 2011. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Barca collects nine million euros in two games

Barça has collected a spectacular figure adding Supercopa and Gamper.


The second leg of the Supercopa of Spain at Real Madrid and the Joan Gamper Trophy have been a hearty injection of cash for the coffers of FC Barcelona in just two games was raised 9 million euros. This means neither more nor less than more than a quarter of what it cost the signing of Cesc Fabregas, who has already proven to Naples which was capable of.

The profitability of the game against arch-rivals was beyond doubt, as a classic always raises passions, even as payment. However, what was initially anticipated as a decaffeinated Gamper due to its proximity with the first game of the season, with displacement expected for the Rose Garden, ended up being a great opportunity to see large cracks Barca on the pitch. As decreed strike Pep did rotations. Had the match taken place in Malaga, the technician would have opted for a team full of players in the subsidiary.

Since the club is held not only that the club has started the new course triumphantly in the field but also the collection of the first two games of the home has been a resounding success. (via MD)

Barça, king of European titles

If the club wins, will unseat the 15 and Milan.
Also distanced Real Madrid is third with 12 total scepters.


If the club wins the day after the European Super Cup against Porto, will become the 'big' with more continental scepters in their windows: Barca, now level on 14 titles with Milan, would have 15 and lead the ranking, in which Real Madrid was third with a total of 12 cups, 11 against Liverpool, fourth, and 9 of Ajax Amsterdam, which ranks fifth.

Barcelona has 4 European Cups, 4 Cup Winners Cups, 3 3 Fairs Cup and European Super Cups, European Cups, 7 against the club 'Rossoneri', 2 Cup Winners Cups and 5 Super Continental, Madrid and Ajax also won the latter competition in three occasions.

Three scepters with Guardiola

If defeating his Portuguese rival Louis II Stadium, Barcelona not only put sole leader of a classification which shares first place at the moment but they also alienate a little more than Real Madrid, 'King' as won a European Cup (9), but never took a Cup Winners Cup, which only adds one European Super Cup and two UEFA Cups. Precisely the Champions League and Super Cup 2002 Continental are the last two European scepters made by the Madrid, which has seen since the arrival of Pep Guardiola at Barca Barca bench has twice proclaimed champion of the Champions League and lifted the Super Continental 2009 with Pedro goal in overtime against Shakhtar Donetsk. (via MD)

Barca to the Monaco Grand Prix

Barça, packed to its second title with Xavi and Messi UEFA opting Award.


While Real Madrid remains committed to trying to discredit the Barcelona-based actions and communications unsportsmanlike whose arguments alone are removed for the sole purpose of diverting attention from their defeat by the Catalans in the Super Cup of Spain, Barça is only focused on going for their second Super Cup. After training yesterday behind closed doors, Guardiola has again ordered for another session this evening away from the spotlight, this time at the Nou Camp, with a single purpose: to isolate his players prepare thoroughly for the final of the UEFA Super Cup next Friday against Porto in Monaco.

Like a F-1 is involved, the club runs to his second title of the season. Barça travel to Monaco, where a week after the break to Real Madrid in the Supercopa of Spain could raise the second of six glasses that aspire to this season, a milestone that has already achieved in 2009 being the first club history to conquer it.

Vs. Messi and Xavi. Cristiano

Monaco is also another classic that will live, waiting to know the winner, it looks like it will fall on the side squad. Leo Messi and Xavi Hernandez aspire, together with Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award granted by UEFA the best player in Europe for the 2010-11 season. The award, which replaces the Footballer of the Year UEFA wants to recognize the best player regardless of nationality, who play in a territory that is part of one of the 53 UEFA member associations during the season.

The winner will be announced during the draw for the group stage of the Champions League when the final vote takes place. The 53 journalists who make up the jury, one for each federation will vote live the best player among the three candidates.

Last season the UEFA presented the award to Diego Milito, who won the Champions League with Inter the 2009-10 season at the Bernabeu against Bayern Munich. Messi, however, won his second Golden Ball imposing his two teammates Xavi and Iniesta, who a priori had more options than the Argentine to win the World Cup. (via MD)

Messi seeks release in the European Super Cup
At just 24 years, Leo Messi and can boast to have scored 183 goals in 271 official games he has played with the Barca shirt. Without going any further, the crack closed last year with 53 goals. At 31 of the League, united 12 in the Champions League, seven in the Cup and three Super Cup in Spain. For now, the only competition that resists it is the European Super Cup, where he played two games.

La Gazzetta 'returns to surrender to the Pep
After that the club holding hands endorsed him to Naples in the Joan Gamper Trophy match on Monday, La Gazzetta dello Sport yesterday fell apart again in praise for the Catalan club. "Lesson of the boat to Naples," headlined on its cover, while emphasizing the monologue Barca in the party and the performance of Messi. "SuperMessi," said one of its antetítulos. While the rival is trying to discredit bent on its image, the club continues to accumulate accolades around the world

[BarçaB] Isaac Cuenca: 'Stay with Cuenca'

The tourist slogan of the city is also good for the revelation of Gamper.


A campaign promoting tourism in the historic city of Cuenca has been praised for its originality, this summer. Under the slogan "Stay with Cuenca ', the hanging houses, the most emblematic monument, came gift-wrapped with a white silk fabric China's 900 square meters and a big red bow. The statement of claim can also be used to advertise another bowl, named Isaac and end position, disclosure of the preseason on orders Barca coach Pep Guardiola and starred in a brilliant performance on Monday Gamper, to finish the post included.

Born in Reus 20 years ago, that child who became known for his juggling with the ball has grown to seduce the football coach Guardiola, who has fallen in love with his gall control. Dodge has a frenzied, speed and change of pace, but has learned not to abuse individual action. Known to associate with their peers, something fundamental in the club and in Sabadell, where he played on loan last season to win the affection of the fans of Nova Creu Alta both its delivery and its quality. Was instrumental in the rise to second the Lluis Carreras, a category that will play with the reserves of Eusebio Sacristan, but Pep already know you can count on him, as with other subsidiary pearls gleamed in the presentation Barca before their fans.

Sergi Roberto

As Cuenca, also born in Reus, although a year later (1992). The World Under-20 has been prevented from having more presence on the preseason first team, but on his return Guardiola to coach called him and gave him the second part of Gamper, a sign that believes in him. The midfielder, already debuted at the Bernabeu in the Champions League, displaying said to combine quality first touch and finish from the second line.

Martin Montoya

The first part right back Martin Montoya (Vilamoura, 1991) in the Gamper was hopeful. Anxious to defend, brave in attack, fast in anticipation, accurate in the pass ... There are parts for Dani Alves.

Marc Bartra

He played the second half as if he had years in the heart of the defense first team. Guardiola, who made her debut as a side two seasons ago, versatility and value their technical quality.

Kiko Femenía

The World Under-20 has affected more than Bartra and Sergi Roberto because Kiko Femenía, Hercules signed this summer, do not know the mechanisms of the club. He played the first part over-cautious, but has time to be bolder. (via MD)

[BarçaB] Sergi Roberto will continue until 2015

The homegrown player, with many suitors, will remain in the Catalan club three years.


Sergi Roberto , one of the pearls of the quarry Barca remain at the club until 2015 . The youngster, who had the contract and had many suitors, initialed continuity at Barça three years. Once Upon official announcement

The midfielder already said no to Chelsea Villa Boas this summer as reported today Miguel Rico in our back after the Blues want to add to the signing of Oriol Romeu, presented yesterday as a new player on the team in London .

The player had only three million buyout clause and its continuity is reassuring and keeps the model after Thiago continued this summer and the arrival of Cesc, ensuring quality future in the Barca midfield. (via MD)

Cesc's teammates hallucinate with their adaptation to the team


"Let me think. Yeah, maybe since I arrived to the locker room did not see a thing! ". The joke is Pinto and an original response to a question that generated the extraordinary performance of Cesc in the Gamper. How long had you did not see a player who fits so easily to clothing style and Barça?

But beyond the humor of Pinto, the costumes have the feeling that Cesc plays for many years, as if he never left. "It's easy to adapt, it is a costume that good always welcomes everyone and Cesc has not been an exception," reflects the goalkeeper Andalusia.

Fontàs Andreu, however, still amazed by the landing of his companion. "It's like I've been here forever, we note that has absorbed this way of playing since childhood. It's amazing and a few days to get to play with that naturally. We will bring a lot because in the Gamper also proved false can play nine. We will be very useful. "

In theory, one of the hardest hit by the arrival of Cesc can be Keita, but the Malian player, always willing to add, insists that "if we win everything, we must have all." Included, of course, Cesc Fabregas.

"It's a great player, that can act in many positions gives the team a lot, is great news because the season will be long and we can not ignore anyone or say that any player will have a minor role." (via SPORT)

[BarçaB] Barça B fell to serious Sant Andreu

With competition pending the strike, the team of Eusebio was measured at cuatribarrados in a friendly in the Ciutat Esportiva.


Barca B a friendly match played yesterday behind closed doors in the Ciutat Esportiva. The reason is that the strike has failed to maintain the planned start planning the season and the branch has chosen to play a training game to keep pace with competition.

The duel took place on the premises of Sant Joan Despi, then traveled to the Sant Andreu footballers measured Eusebio Sacristan. The cuatribarrados, Segunda B came after a defeat to Andorra in the Chamber by Narcis 0-1.

The aim was to change the dynamic to address the second game of the season in high spirits. And nothing better to beat a Division II all for it. The Piti Belmonte were imposed by the only goal he scored Llobet-kick twenty minutes. Barça B carried the weight of the match and took control of the ball, but failed to convert their possession into real danger. The goal of Sant Andreu, Pau Núñez, avoided the tie in a couple of times, but had the best chance of Gerard Deulofeu in the second half, when he sent a ball to stick. Cuatribarrado team fought back order to the set of Eusebio, who took him to be clear and get better before starting the official competition. The starting XI was formed Andreu Sant Pau, jars, Melo, Dídac, Arnau, Chariot, Hector, Llobet, Nakor, Angel and Mark. They also played Morales, Ruben, Moyano, Eloi, White, Marc, Quim Araujo, Nando, Fran and Victor Grima. Barca did not report on the alignment presented by the subsidiary in the Ciutat Esportiva Blaugrana.

Oier points to the European Super Cup

Basque goalkeeper was the only one who did not play yesterday the friendly against Sant Andreu in the Ciutat Esportiva. The reason is that Oier Olazabal is the gatekeeper that aims to be in the Barca squad to travel to Monaco, where he contests the final of the European Super Cup against Porto. Pinto is suspended and substitute Victor Valdes goal of the subsidiary will Blaugrana (via SPORT)


[Training match of Barca B]
Eusebio's men have fought against Sant Andreu, Second Division B, in a match that has served to continue preparation of facing the league opener Saturday against Villareal.


Not yet know whether there will be game of the season Barça B continues its preparation. On Tuesday, against Sant Andreu, has played in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper a training match. In this game against all cuatribarrado, Eusebio has played all his men available, except Soriano and Illia, low by injury.

Joan Barbarà, assistant coach, said that this game is very good training to get attuned to team. "I think these games are good preparation for the league match. We can take minutes with a team that makes us run and makes the guys compete," he said.

With an eye to the alleged party on Saturday will face Barca B Villarreal from Barca B think provide a good image. "We prepare the week as if the party, and we look forward to fix all the problems and we can start the league," said Barbara.

For this game the club B has been told all his players except Soriano and Illia . "Little by little, they're coming from the team competitions today have been all that were summoned by the first team, so happy and eager to start," concluded Joan Barbara. While waiting for them to put the strike, Barça B would face on Saturday at 16 am against Villareal in the Miniestadi. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Hleb recovers with a pole vaulter

Blaugrana share recovery sessions with a German pole vaulter experienced a period of great success in the middle of the last decade.


Barca have a serious problem on the table called Aleksandr Hleb. The player Byelorussian, 30, still has one year left on his contract with the Blaugrana entity, but is not at all in Pep Guardiola's plans and is seeking a team for several weeks. However, the player continues to recover from the injury that caused him Eidur Gudjohnsen late last season and all contacts have yielded a null result.

In this difficult juncture, the indolent Belarusian working in Germany with a myth of world athletics, the pole vaulter Tim Lobinger, who is also recovering from an injury that has left him outside the Daegu World that start this weekend on land Korean.

The Germanic part of the club of the 15 athletes who have crossed the twenty feet and two-time world champion in indoor track (Valencia: coming! 98 and 02) and European gold once indoors in Birmingham ¿03. However, his physical problems prevented him from participating in the National Championships, and 38, works with Hleb to keep alive his dream of the London Games.

The situation is becoming complicated one week before the closing bell. Since the environment of the player insists that Hleb is a desire to recover as soon as possible and try to find a new destination aware that Barca remain closed doors, but it is recognized that so far do not handle any offer.

Therefore, the future of Belarus is presented black, since his return to training is not expected until late September and this could delay his departure until the opening of the winter market. And meanwhile, what? Pep does not have him, but the new rules require that clubs allow players to train at all.

The signing of Hleb is one of the worst operations carried out by the club in recent times. At Arsenal in the summer of 2008 after paying 17 million euros, after a very gray season he was loaned to Stuttgart and, in the past year at Birmingham. The only good news is that since his contract expires in June. (via SPORT)

Alves did not even consider the supposed offer millions of Anzhi

The Anzhi of Makhachkala Russia continues to break the market, after announcing yesterday the hiring of Samuel Eto'o had his eye on Dani Alves. Russian media reported that the whole of Dagestan was willing to offer 35 million euros to Barcelona and about 15 per season to the player.

But Alves is very happy in Barcelona and not considering a switch of pace, especially after improving contract last season. Therefore, the side has not even come to regard the alleged offer of the 'Manchester City Russian', as the Anzhi becoming known in Russia. (via SPORT)

The LFP and the AFE still not reach any agreement

Continue without any agreement yet, although the LFP and the AFE have approached, apparently, their positions.


The agreement to start the football league has been left for today. After a marathon meeting between la Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP) and la Asociación de Futbolistas Españoles (AFE) that took about six hours at the headquarters of the AFE, the two parties decided to include again this afternoon, at 16 hours, this time at the headquarters of the League.

After the marathon event rose entente again without a meeting, the fifth since the rift began on 11 August between the two conflicting parties of Spanish football. Union and employers of players approached, apparently, their positions, despite the differences in their manifestations at the end of appointment, and the final resolution can produce this afternoon before the closest positions.

In this exchange of views, speaking more clearly progress has placed the LFP, while the AFE was more skeptical of an end of conflict that keeps the strike call for the second game of the season this weekend , after the cancellation of the first day for the Saturday and Sunday has so far prevented the official start of the Spanish League championship 2011-12.

The president of the LFP, Jose Luis Astiazaran was the first, as usual, in making statements at the end of the meeting and called for a harmonization of positions assumed by both parties in his analysis of the six-hour marathon without agreement . "We are trying to find imaginative ways to resolve the conflict as soon as the union of the players," he said after describing as "very intense" meeting. "This is not to accept or impose. We will continue working to further advance positions internally, "said Astiazaran before confirming the return to the negotiating table from both sides this afternoon at the headquarters of the Football League.

The president of the employers was not too explict about what the future may hold in the negotiations, although he somehow intuit that the final solution may be closer than in previous encounters. "Still I can not say that there will be league. We are looking forward to, but now we have to address the remaining gap between the two sides, "he said.

Regarding the most problematic issues to reach a pact between the AFE and the LFP, not left too many clues Astiazaran, although they admitted that the problem of unpaid players is the most important obstacle to be resolved between the two positions. "This is a question of interpretation in some respects," he merely remarked, without specifying anything about the differences in the Guarantee Fund Insolvency.

The 45 million requested by the AFE from 35 offered by the LFP are on the table, although 50 million of debt of Spanish football that affect more than 200 players remain as the key to refloat the collision. "The positions are remote and there is another meeting to try to reconcile positions," summed up the president of the LFP at the end of his speech, questioning the deal and dismissed as "unnecessary" the strike. Everything is still open and it does seem certain is that if there is no agreement today, there will be no league.

The AFE believes that the positions are far and that the strike remains in effect

Luis Gil, a spokesman for the Association of Spanish Footballers, found that differences between employers and unions are still important. At the end of the marathon meeting, a brief appearance before the media, Luis Gil noted that "the distances are still there, so the situation has not changed much." SFA spokesman wanted to point out that "now the strike is still standing because the professional league has not budged." According to Luis Gil, the main issue of contention is the wage guarantee fund: "The league still does not give the guarantee of player salaries, which is our workhorse. We will not let our players unprotected. "
Luis Gil recognized over the long meeting yesterday between the parties "have been proposed and tried many times over shorter distances has been attempted, but has not yet been possible to reach an agreement." (via SPORT)

Cesc: "I'm not Messi neither in painting"

Although adaptation has been immediate, the Arenys believes he still have much to learn.


To Cesc Fabregas all happened within a week. What took so long waiting for has been completed in seven days. It was first presentation to 35,000 people after its appearance in the Super Cup which led to the play of the game-winning goal and, unwittingly, the final brawl, and last Monday, a wonderful party on the occasion of Joan Gamper trophy . Cesc rubs his eyes. He knows it's a dream come true.

"From Monday to Monday three days I have lived spectacular remember all my life, if people trust me, I still want to come over because I have a lot, a lot to prove" Barca said on TV. And the first day Fàbregas has lived as a new member of staff could not do better. Cesc smiles again, a gesture that has not gone since he arrived. "I'm enjoying the team and very happy to have scored my first goal for the Barca shirt, the last thing I did was with the cadet."

According to the '4' of Barca colleagues have it easy. "The team is doing very well and we're getting better physically. I think this is the costume more united, unity is strength and that, in the field of play shows. "

Before the Naples, acted false Fàbregas striker, a position he was accustomed. "At Arsenal had already played in that district, is a different situation, an experience that helps me to improve but I have a lot to learn." The adaptation of Arenys was immediate though, as his point of view, "I need to adapt at all, I am Messi or painting. Everything here is more disciplined and playing for Arsenal where he pleased. I have learned well the new defensive side, I like a chicken to get the ball back, but slowly I will take the guidelines and learn a lot, "he argued.

What is more surprising is the endurance midfielder who played in the Gamper dispute. "It had been four months since I played a game since the beginning, it was very hot, I've noticed and it was to play 90 minutes but I'm happy," contributed. In the first classic in which he participated, the tremendous lack received by Marcelo brawl led to the final. "Welcome to the classic, you know what a Barça-Madrid. They are competitive, is what you get, "he said. "I have not talked with Casillas but what he said are statements that are hot, I consider a good person and he said it in a time when you lose and do not want to accept," settled.

Even so, the arrival of Fabregas may have a home even sweeter if Friday gets lift the European Super Cup. In that case, the Arenys get three titles in less than 15 days. A luxury available to few. That's why Cesc Gamper expected to have served as preparation for the match against Porto. "If we start thinking that everything will be won the first mistake. Since England was humility and dedication by the club and if you lose it, lose a great ingredient. We will not let happen, "he concluded. (via SPORT)

Pinto da Costa, The Wizard of Porto

The chairman of rival Barcelona in the European Super Cup dominates the transfer market like no other with his right hand, Antero Henrique.


The Porto fans have become accustomed to losing their idols continuously. When summer arrives, the supporters of the 'dragon you never know if the following season, at Dragao again enjoy the same players who were on vacation. The other difference is that we naturally assume, aware that the decisions of the entity are always correct.

The fault that the fans never get nervous with sportsmanship and accept any changes to the Portuguese club's Pinto da Costa, president of Porto since 1982, and Antero Henrique, his right arm since 2005 has served as head of the technical secretariat. Pinto da Costa was one hundred percent trust this man carrying two decades in the club and football has sucked all his life. The president listens and then acts as a good trader is.

The last major business conducted by the Portuguese is the sale of Falcao and Michael Atletico for 45 million euros. It is an operation of the many Da Costa. In fact, since Jose Mourinho left the club at the end of the 2003-2004 season, Porto has grossed over 350 million euros from the sale of several of his players being the European club that has won in this regard. Falcao is the consecration of business, confirmation that things in the north of Portugal are doing well to have a healthy economy. The movements are continuous and all the great of Europe, including Barcelona, ​​have set in your template. Chelsea, United, Liverpool and Olympique Lyonnais also have come to the bridge to Drago for reinforcements. A great cost, but reinforcements after all.

With the departure of Mourinho, Porto was uncovered as a big tent. Deco was champion of the UEFA and Champions League before joining the club, where no one reminded him of his cost. Pepe came to Madrid after payment of 30 million with a similar result. Henry plays the role of Monchi at Sevilla. It is a key figure. The difference is that Pinto da Costa is interventionist to anyone to discuss his football knowledge. When he came to the entity, the Port added 12 titles. From 1982 and up to 54 trophies, among which are two European Cups, two Intercontinental, two UEFA Cups and one European Supercup. Next Friday is play their second European Cup, which for Barca would be the fourth.

Porto is Portugal's second team as a hobby, behind Benfica, with the rivalry is the greatest. On occasion, Pinto Da Costa is criticized their methods, but the sport results or financial or discussed among the fans of the club. (via SPORT)

Pau Vilanova: "The Trobada has lived in the best possible framework"

The world has experienced club members blaugrana three intense days in Barcelona. It has done sharing party, for the first time with partners. It was certainly an easy challenge.


When passing the balance sheet, chief executive Social Comissió, Pau Vilanova, values ​​the experience as "very nice and positive. And a big win for Barcelona because club members and partners have lived together and exchanged experiences in the same space and with absolute normality. Many members, for example, have known what a World Trobada. "

La Trobe Strictly speaking, the leader thinks that "has lived in the best possible framework for the social club. In my opinion it has been shown to be a very valid model but this does not mean that in the future can not be held again, away from the Nou Camp. There is an issue but the Consell club and Penyes Consultiu. " Note that there has been no bid for the 2012 schedule and the experience of this year, therefore, will be repeated next August. For Villanova, the highlight of La Trobe was "living in places as symbolic acts for Barcelona and the Palau Blaugrana and La Masia. The worst, of course, the heat. "

We must speak the Congrès. For the head of the Social Comissió, "has been a great asset to divide it into two days, one dedicated to discussion and reflection, and another, apart from the votes, institutional look. I honestly do not expect so much unanimity among the club members. I think the credit goes to the work carried out by the speakers who were able to reach the necessary balance. "

The theme of the card club members was among the few that caused debate. "For me the card is really fundamental to join the club. If Penyes want to be Barca, the club members should be identified. " For Pau, "this marks a Congrés essential starting point for the future of the movement club members ... but much to do yet. "

The leader praises "the work carried out by the Consell Consultiu Antoni led by Gil who has steered the debate to fruition in an exemplary manner. But it is essential also supported by a Board strongly believes in Penya and especially Jordi Cardoner. And, of course, the work of the department, Joan Camps to the head. And of course, the complicity of the Penyes. "

Regarding Torneig, "must do a rethink, he notes, as I said at the Congrés seems to me an excellent proposal of Artesa de Segre PB that the participants are really and Barça have the card club members. It must be a genuine competition of this group. We must find the ideal formula. " (via SPORT)

Cesc assurance goal

His versatility allows the game to win at Barca Shots on goal, something that has already proven in the few minutes he has played.


Since becoming the number one target of Barca, Cesc Fabregas has always been accompanied by an adjective: versatile. That has been his best virtue, according to most analysts, his ability to play any position in midfield. Beyond their versatility, Cesc has just needed a game and a half to show it can have a huge impact on the Barca game acting a few feet ahead, even as the theoretical point of team, a position normally occupied by Leo Messi . Gamper did in the 55 minutes of play to have a clear chance, a goal and an assist to give Villa.

Three things that confirm Arenys not guarantee goal: either mark it or put them on a platter to their peers. Your ability to take the final pass has not gone unnoticed by Guardiola and a look at the statistics used to confirm his move to Barca can ensure a significant share of goals. In the past five seasons, Cesc is the best assistant, not just Arsenal and the Premier, but the five best leagues in the continent, with a total of 60 assists.

Of the '4' to the '9.'. Fàbregas's trip across the field makes him the joker par excellence of a template on which round players are not lacking. Proof of this is the Brazilian side that becomes Dani Alves, behind Cesc, the second best passer since the 2006/07 season only with assistance of Arenys. Behind the Brazilian Messi Xavi with 52 and 50 completed the `top four assistants did the best in Europe.

And how important is to finish the play and create scoring chances, which thanks to the contribution of Fabregas to the team can increase the dramatic figures scorers Guardiola's men do the unique to the current squad are not marked Alexis , Font, Mascherano and the two goalkeepers, Valdés and Pinto ¿.

Similarly, the '4' of Barca leads the list of players who have performed in the same period and again analyzing the five major European leagues, the highest number of assists auction with a total of 466, 11 more than Xavi. No wonder that these figures exceed Fàbregas to Terrassa, and is the Arenys has played over the past five years at Arsenal in a more forward position than Xavi at Barca, used in the England team to position on the pitch which saw fit every time.

48 goals in 202 games support the `GUNN Cesc scoring ability. If you also take into account the 82 assists he has done throughout his career at English club, is more than logical Arsène Wenger's reluctance to get rid of the captain of his team. Well sure that both the coach and his former teammate will miss the Arenys at the Emirates Stadium, but luckily for fans of Barca, is now in Barcelona.

Creativity, control, passing and finishing are the hallmarks of four Cesc Fabregas, who recovered a young talent with expertise and give Barca DNA many evenings of glory to Barcelona.

[Former player] Now, Eto'o is already player of Russian Anzhi

nter Milan and Anzhi have closed the agreement to the signing of Samuel Eto'o for the Russian team, which will pay to the entity 'Nerazzurri' 27 million euros for the player.


The announcement came in the club representative of the Russian German Tkachenko, who has participated in negotiations for the transfer of the Anzhi Cameroon, was quoted by Italian media. Tkachenko said upon leaving the meeting in Milan between the representatives of both teams that the deal was closed and the official announcement would come soon. Also, the agent said "no medical visits," scheduled for tomorrow in Rome and then sign the contract.

According to Italian media ahead in the final hours, the agreement with the player is for the next three seasons, that Eto'o will receive 20 million euros a year, becoming the highest-paid player in the world. Eto'o becomes the highest-paid player in the world, beating Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo, who charges 12 million per season. Behind them lie Leo Messi (Barcelona), with 10.5 million a year, and Fernando Torres (Chelsea) and Yaya Toure (Manchester City), with 10 million euros each.

Eto'o share dressing room with the veteran Brazilian full back Roberto Carlos, who played eleven seasons at Real Madrid and has become the leader of the team that came a few months ago. Indeed, the best African player in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010 coincided for several months with Roberto Carlos in the Bernabeu, but then had to leave the Real Madrid team discipline to succeed in Mallorca and Barcelona.

Like Brazil, Cameroon would have to live in Dagestan, one of the most unstable republics of Russia, but in Moscow, as the trains Anzhi in Kratovo sports facilities on the outskirts of Moscow. Since the billionaire Suleiman Kerimov purchased the club norcaucásico, has spent tens of millions of euros on transfers and even reported that he was interested in the Brazilian Neymar and Ganso.

The fullbacks Raphael and Sandro, only low Porto

The Porto, champion effective League Luso and of the Europa League, prepares the final of Supercopa in front of Barcelona, of next Friday, with hardly two injured: fullback Emídio Rafael and Alex Sandro.


According to the club in northern Portugal, the Portuguese left-back Rafael, who suffered a serious injury earlier this year, held up work with the group.

The Brazilian Sandro, signed left-back this course of Santos, in treatment of the injury he suffered during the last dispute Under-20 World Cup.

However, the coach Vitor Pereira, who took over in June the charismatic André Villas-Boas, who went to Chelsea, with the Uruguayan international Alvaro Pereira and Jorge Fucile to cover that position.

The current leader of the Portuguese league workouts recently joined two of the pearls of the South American football: the Colombian James Rodriguez and Argentine Juan Manuel Iturbe Paraguayan origin. (via SPORT)

Madrid accuses Rosell of instigating the investigation of the Federation

Real Madrid has issued a statement expressing his "surprise" at the opening of the investigation by the judge "a few hours after the Barcelona president claimed it publicly".


We reproduce below the statement that has issued the Real Madrid website:

In the judge's decision to contest the Royal Spanish Football Federation to open an investigation after what happened in the second leg of the Supercopa of Spain, Real Madrid CF wishes to state the following:

1 .- Real Madrid CF has decided from the outset by a line of prudence and responsibility not to feed the climate of tension created after the events.

2 .- Real Madrid CF expressed surprise at the fact that this investigation be ordered five days after the game, and curiously few hours after the president of FC Barcelona's own publicly demanded the Royal Spanish Football Federation.

3 .- The Real Madrid hopes the research will continue and serve every single opportunity to clarify the events that occurred during the course of the game and immediately after completion. Among these taunts, humiliations, insults and assaults endured by players, coaches and other members of the bench of our team in the field and in the tunnel.

4 .- Real Madrid CF will continue to work in defense of the values ​​inherent in the institution and provided for greater collaboration between all the clubs and institutions in the world of football. (via SPORT)

Piqué is injured in the training and it will be three weeks of low

During training this Tuesday afternoon, the player has suffered a hamstring injury in his left leg twin, as reported by the Medical Services. The approximate floor is three weeks.


In this way, then, the central Catalan is safe for the party down this Friday in Monaco. Guardiola has now Fontàs, Abidal, Busquets and Mascherano, apart from Barça B options, to occupy the two places in the heart of the defense. Remember that Pique had recently played 120 minutes of the tie against Spain Supercup Madrid and 45 more on Monday against Napoli. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

FC Barcelona to use QR codes to promote Barça Fans

‘Draw for a shirt signed by the first team players for all people that register as Barça Fans at the www.fcbfans.com website using this mobile technology’.



FC Barcelona has placed several posters with QR codes around its grounds. The club wants to give all people that visit the Camp Nou the chance to win a shirt signed by the first team football squad. All they have to do is registers as Barça Fans (www.fcbfans.com) on their mobiles between August 9 and September 15. QR codes are the a latest generation mobile technology by which a graphic image is used to connect automatically to the Barça Fans website, the global community of FC Barcelona fans. In order to take part, entrants will need a Smartphone with a camera and QR detector.

However, fans that do not have a Smartphone can still take part in the competition by registering directly at the following address: http://www.fcbarcelona.cat/web/catala/zona-fcb/promo/

The black and white QR posters can be seen at the ticket offices, the Megastore checkout desks and on entry to the Museum, while the shirt the entrants are vying for is on display just outside the entrance to the Camp Nou Experience.


In fact, fans that visit the Camp Nou Experience are already asking what they need to do to win this shirt signed by the winners of la Liga and the Champions League.

The draw will take place on September 20 before a notary, but this is not the only thing that Barça fans from around the world can benefit from. Being a Barça Fan means enjoying a whole range of advantages: newsletters, mobile applications, interactive screensaver, etc. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Alexis and Maxwell work with the group

Alexis Sánchez and Maxwell joined the first team in training on Tuesday as they get ready for the European Supercup match in Friday in Monaco, There were 19 players there today.


In the first session after lifting the Joan Gamper Trophy (5-0), Josep Guardiola had two of his four missing players back in Alexis Sánchez and Maxwell, who rather than only join in some of the activities as they have done in recent days, completed the whole session today.

Guardiola therefore has 19 players to choose from for the game against Porto on Friday. Only Puyol and Afellay, who worked in isolation today, are still unavailable. There were no Barça B players involved in Tuesday’s workout.

FC Barcelona’s next training session is on Wednesday at 19.00 at the Camp Nou. It will be their last session in Barcelona before travelling to Monaco on Thursday. (via FCBarcelona.cat)