02 September 2011

[Youth] Premiere of two juveniles in the League

The Juvenil A of Óscar García debuts in the League in the field of Huesca, while García Pimienta's Juvenil B opens at home before Cornellà.


The two youth teams of FC Barcelona premiere in official competition this Sunday September 4.

Juvenil A shot comes

After the successful debut in the Next Gen Tournament (1-3), the Juvenil A is centered in the league opener that place this Sunday (17 h) in the field of Huesca. Four days after playing in Celtic Park, Óscar's boys García will visit the field of Alcoraz, the land of game of Huesca. Vallès coach, which retrieves David Babunski, have all staff except the side Grimaldo, who has trained all week with Barça B. Quesada Nando midfielder has trained with Juvenil B and could play the first league match with Garcia Pimienta. . .

Debut of Juvenil B

After a replete pretemporada of parties (9 victories and a tie), Juvenile B arrives in full form to confront the visit of Cornellá (Sunday 12 h), a priori one of the most complicated groups in the category. Boys of García Pimienta have come undone, among other, of Cornellà (2-0), Inter Milan (4-1), Ajax (1-0) and Shakhtar (4-1). The only tie (1-1) it arrived against Espanyol in the final of a tournament taken place in Arenys that the azulgranas won in the penalty shoot-outs.

Five signings

Only three players (Ebwelle, Moussima and Robert) repeat of Juvenil B of the previous season. The group led by Garcia Pimienta is formed by the Cadete A block of the previous year and five new additions. Goalkeepr Suárez, from the Asturian Roces, the two left-backs Alex (ex-Villanova player) and Del Campo (former Espanyol ), the wing-half Joel Huertas, who has arrived from Lleida and the forward Munir (ex Lightning Mahadaonda) are the signings that the club has closed to strengthen Juvvenil B. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[BarçaB] Wide template and rejuvenated in Barça B

With casualties confirmed Dalmau and Saul, Eusebio has a staff of 26 players to compete for the second consecutive season in the Second Division A. The mean age of 20.56 years is subsidiary.


The ups and downs that have occurred this summer in the club B has set a template as extensive as in the previous season (25 players) but younger point (20.56 years compared to 21.75 the previous year). Only three of the 26 players of the current template Barça B exceed 23 years. The average age of those who have been was 24 years while the new (signings, youth and recovered) is 19. This makes Eusebio block have an early age with an average age of just more than 20 years (20.56 years).

Eusebio now has only three players 'veterans'. Armando (26), Carmona (24) and Soriano (25) are the most skilled group with a reinforcement of seven juveniles who have ascended the Juvenil A. In addition to the return of Cuenca and Riverola after two profitable assignments, the Barça B has been strengthened with three players who combine experience and youth with great projection. Kiko Femenía who has played in first division and only 20 years old. Rodri has alternated subsidiary Sevilla's first team with only 21, while the more 'veteran' is Cristian Lobato, who comes from L'Hospitalet to 22 years.

24 players with record Barça B and two players with record of juveniles (Rafa Alcantara and Gerard Deulofeu) set the template of a Barça B that has suffered in the last days Saúl's drops, given Alcorcón, and Dalmau, signed by Valencia B.

Thiago and Fontàs have gone Barca B to the first team but the rest of the lower branch have tried other destinations. Nolito (Benfica), Vázquez (Bruges) and Romeu (Chelsea) tried their luck in other leagues while Edu Oriol and Abraham made ​​the jump to the First Division playing for Zaragoza, while Benjamin and Saul play in the Segunda A Dalmau made in the Second B. (via FCBarcelona.cat)


[The staff of the B team]
Goalkeepers : Miño, Olazábal, Masip.
Defenders : Montoya, Balliu, Gómez, Armando, Rosell, Muniesa, Planas,Bartra.
Midfielders : Ilie, Jonathan Dos Santos, Carmona, Riverola, Rafinha, Sergi Roberto, Gustavo, Espinosa. Delanteros : Kiko, Tello, Soriano, Rodri, Cuenca, Lobato, Deulofeu.

Guardiola returns to lead training

The manager returned to training after attending, for the Last two days, the Manager’s Forum organised by UEFA. Pique and Adriano continued to train away from the group.


The last first team training session of the week saw Pep Guardiola back in charge, absent for the two previous sessions as he was in Nyon, together with other European football managers. Due to the absentees on international duty, it was again a joint session with the reserves, who on Sunday (18.00) are away at Cartagena.

So, without the 14 players who are with their national teams, pitch number 2 of the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper saw five first team players take part: Fontàs, Pinto, Maxwell, Puyol, and Afellay, the last three without medical clearance. The injured Gerard Pique and Adriano Correia carried on with recovery work outside the main group.

The first team will have three days off. They won’t return to the training ground until Tuesday at 9.30. Barça’s next game is away at Real Sociedad on Saturday of next week (18.00) in the second League game of the season. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Former player] Giovani Dos Santos, harassing with Tottenham

The Mexican does not understand why they have not let him go after three years that have not had it.


Giovani Dos Santos was waiting out in the market but amazingly Tottenham's summer will stay in London. The Mexican striker was intended to fly to Seville but when all seemed aimed at the Sanchez Pizjuan, Dos Santos learned that the Spurs would not allow his departure.

"Actually I already felt at another club, Seville, and we had more than 50 percent of trading, or almost all the trading closed, and missing half an hour they changed their minds, so strange as I proceeded," said.

The young striker could not hide his surprise at this sudden change because since his arrival in London has never had the continuity expected to succeed in the London club.

"I was very surprised that Harry Redknapp was two hours have changed his mind, because in three years that I have in Tottenham I have not taken into account, and I had confidence at all, so I hope that this time be honest and is handled with the truth when talking to him and say we play, "he said.

However, despite his resignation, the Mexican does not give up and try to fight for a place at Tottenham after three years he has virtually no cash. However, Dos Santos does not hide his dissatisfaction with the way it has treated its future.

"Both my agent and I have been disappointed, sad, angry with Tottenham and how to act, and that after not trust me so long, now I will get an opportunity, I find it strange that, without But I take and take it out of respect for the fans of Tottenham, and me as a professional I am, "he said. (via SPORT)

Hleb could return to Barcelona in December

Wolfsburg can put an end to the surrender in the event of not playing a certain number of matches.


Aleksandr Hleb, who has been transferred to Wolfsburg until June 2012, could return to FC Barcelona in December this year if he does not play a certain number of matches, or minutes, with the German team. It is a condition that put Wolfsburg at the last minute to claim the transfer of a player who is recovering from an injury.

The Belarusian footballer was injured May 15 when he defended the colors of Birmingham. It was in a match against Fulham in the closing stages and received a large influx of Eidur Gudjohnsen exbarcelonista damage to his left knee. Days later was operated in London and felt that it could return to the pitch for three months.

It is expected that the player who is in the final stages of recovery, return to activity in the middle of this month or early October. In any case, not to meet certain minimum `Do they address the operation between Barca and Wolfsburg, Hleb back for Barcelona before the start of the new year. (via SPORT)

Cesc: "Messi is a bargain for a midfielder"

Cesc Fabregas is only about two weeks in the club, but has been featured with his football and his goals.


Cesc Fabregas is only about two weeks in Barcelona , but has been featured with his football and his goals. He debuted in the Spanish Super Cup participating in the decisive goal from Messi against Real Madrid, opened with a goal in the Gamper and returned to Napoli to see goal, and in official party to the Porto in the European Super Cup and against Villarreal on the opening day of league in both assists paths sometimes after Leo . "No need to tell me, I owe you a couple of assists because he likes to make, I hope to return the favor soon," he said in an interview with MD.

Cesc tips his hat to the quality of Argentina: "It's a bargain for a midfielder. Always be alert because he sees passing and uncheck impossible. What we do not understand well? Well, let's go little by little, we just games, although it is true that we had played together small and I've seen many games on TV theirs. "

Referring to the system Guardiola , said that "the retreat here is very different, we all have to press anything more to lose the ball and that is a chip that must be changed because the team has taken." In that regard, he noted that "the Barca are all a pineapple and off the field, we are all one. You know that if you do the right pressure at the exact moment the team can suffer. "

With humility flag, he replied that "I" to the question of whether you had gotten the people in his pocket: "The opinion of the people is not changed in a day, is changed with dedication, will and many good performances ... I may be criticized for good or bad, but not willing to learn, work and motivation. " And ruled that "I am very happy, very ambitious and eager to keep fighting. I wanted to come early to catch the adaptation routine ... I are helping a lot together."

As for his family, said that "is very happy. We greatly appreciate the efforts of Barcelona .'re happy to go to Camp Nou to see his son, grandson, cousin ... It makes them very happy. " On the boundary changes during the 5-0 at Villarreal , Cesc acknowledged that "I do not know how to call the position, try to arrive, to help Leo, connect the ends. As Guardiola knows what to call it. " And he added that "I come to add, not subtract. Most are good at Barca , they have won everything and are untouchable. The new is that we have been we have to show that we want to participate. "

Fabregas does admit that Arsenal took on a responsibility that he expected to serve in Barcelona : "The Lady is a league different, very competitive, you get many hits, go way down, but also very honest. I was very lucky that Wenger gave me opportunities of young, seriously confided in me. I became captain at age 21. I hope that everything I gave Wenger can transmit it. " So recognizing that "the feeling for the Arsenal will always be great, I will support and follow them in bad times. Is 8-2 against Manchester United ? It was hard to see ... And against a team with which there ... But will such a rivalry going. "

The selection has been reunited with Iker Casillas , who accused him of faking on the wild entry Marcelo in the Supercopa , "If he has apologized? is not important whether it has or not, was a moment of warmth has passed . No argument is a very good kid and I have a good relationship with him. I do not hold any grudges. " On the relationship with the Whites said that "there is no separation between the squad, we get together for dinner and, as always.

Everything is fine, nothing special. " Cesc acknowledged that he expected what happened in the derby. "The truth is that tension was high, but the brawl at the end I did not expect and less I be the recipient. In the end I only had 8 minutes there and if someone was receiving were the others. "Finally, asked about the famous 'moc, moc' using the 'twitter', said:" These things usually start Piqué , engage in ' Puyi 'and then at me and ends up turning into something mythical. " (via MD)

[Ex-player] Urbano, signings for the sport area

The entity azulgrana presents to the ex-player of Barça like new incorporation of the sport area for this season.


FC Barcelona has since last August with a new addition to the playing field. Barca is the former player Urbano Ortega, who arrives from Espanyol and will have as main task of keeping track of teams and players interesting potential for the future.

Until the end of last season, Urbano was part of the sports structure Espanyol, where he worked under the orders of Ramon Planas and was responsible for the signings of Espanyol B and the grassroots. Also was in charge of controlling the South American market.

During his time as a player, the newest member of the sports area played for Barcelona between 1982 and 1991, enjoying the title with Johan Cruyff when the Dream Team took its first steps. Capable of acting both as interior side on the left wing (also serving a banda changed), the hierarchy in Jaen was losing the team until the summer of 1991 he returned to Espanyol.

Urbano won eight titles during his blaugrana: two league titles, three Cups, one Super Cup Spain and two League Cups. Indeed, after a decade at the club he left a year before the conquest of the first Champions Sampdoria at Wembley. (via SPORT)

Guardiola leads the 'crusade' in favor of the grass

The coachs claimed UEFA hand hard to the clubs that, as Real Madrid, they worsened the field.


What happened in the semifinals of Champions last year, when the club went to the Bernabeu to play in a lawn higher than normal, has not fallen on deaf ears. Neither the state of the grass Stade Louis II in Monaco where Guardiola's team lifted the European Super Cup. Coaches cited by UEFA at the 13th annual convention of technicians to the European body insisted on a basic idea: without a good lawn no show.

Technicians with a reputation for conservative or on the contrary, they agreed to claim the UEFA higher standards to punish clubs like Real Madrid last term, worsen the condition of the lawn to use as a sports argument. "In other details are no reviews for all tastes, but here there has been an absolute unanimity," revealed Andy Roxburgh, UEFA's technical director, "the quality of the playing field is essential. Today we have very specific rules about watering the lawn, it is more guidance. We must get down to work. " UEFA received a clear message: the competition of the world's leading clubs can not allow parties in fields that are not up to par.

Coaches also assessed other details such as the tiebreaker in the group stage of Champions (vote for a resolution based on direct confrontation rather than goal difference) or the possibility of a coach to lead two different teams in same competition. UEFA makers made it clear that the forum is a meeting of coaches "purely advisory". (via SPORT)

Piqué participated in the Poker Stars

The Catalans took yesterday to infiltrate the Poker Stars tournament participants to be held in Barcelona.


Piqué, who paid a registration fee of 5,000 euros for participating in a variety tournament Texas Hold em ¿, appeared with a hat, sunglasses and huge hats with the intention to go unnoticed. (via SPORT)

Keita returns to Mali and...could get lost month and half.

Pep Guardiola would have a serious problem if Mali qualify for the final tournament.


After 19 months of absence, Seydou Keita will play tomorrow in a crucial match Mali qualifying for the next African Cup co-host Equatorial Guinea and Gabon between January 21 and February 12. The midfielder has resolved the differences he had with his federation, which caused the divorce in January 2010 on the occasion of the African Nations Cup which took place in Angola.

Mali was left out of the second round after finishing third in their group behind Angola and Algeria. The federation leaders blamed the players who were active in the European leagues and were especially cruel to Keita. Given this situation and having made significant economic and physical effort to play for his country, Seydou left his team temporarily.

During the past year, the legendary Frenchman Alain Giresse exinternacional coach of Mali, had tried unsuccessfully to recover Keita, something that will get to realize tomorrow.

Mali is second in Group A with six points with two games, one fewer than Cape Verde. And tomorrow is the leader in Bamako measure, so a win would leave the edge of the classification would be what you are bad news for the club.

The reason? Well, the African Nations Cup is played between January 21 and February 16, to which we must add the two weeks before they would join. That is, Pep Keita could lose up to a month and a half (would be low in six or seven league games and several of the Copa del Rey). (via SPORT)

Deschamps: "There are two types of teams: Barça and the rest"

"They win if the referee blows the final and have not been presented," joked the French.


It was one of the recurring questions in the halls of the UEFA headquarters during the meeting of European coaches. What slows this Barca? One of the most significant was undoubtedly the experienced Didier Deschamps, the coach of Olympique de Marseille has gone through bench as Monaco and Juventus. "I guess that Barca will win if the referee blows the final and Barça has not been submitted to the field for some strange incident," joked the coach, who hung up his boots as a player in the ranks of the 2000-2001 season Valencia. "But now there are two types of football, two types of teams: FC Barcelona and the rest."

An admirer of the attacking team philosophy Blaugrana, the French coach said that in recent weeks, "not Real Madrid or Porto have been able to beat Barca from very different approaches, because it seems that if you go to attack, you win. And if you go with the idea of ​​defending yourself, you also win. Clearly we are talking about a wonderful team who have been at an optimal fitness. " (via SPORT)

[Former B player] Barca will be charged for the transfer of Arteta

Barcelona will receive between 220,000 to 330,000 euros for the transfer of midfielder Mikel Arteta from Everton to Arsenal.


Remember that UEFA provides a clause called 'solidarity mechanism does the possibility that the clubs that formed within it a player, aged 12 to 23 years, may charge a compensation fee of between 2 to 3% of the operation made by a third. In any case, we are not talking about the formation popular rights but another rider.

So, as the operation of the transfer of Arteta has been estimated about 11 milion environment euros, then the percentage points to an approximate amount of 300,000 euros.

In any case, Barcelona to claim the UEFA this option to see so pleased to pay this amount. The Real Sociedad also has the right to request an amount to compensate for Arteta.

You can not rule out Arsenal and Barcelona reach an agreement to reduce this amount to the charges pending Cesc Fabregas has to meet soon. There is not much, but there is no doubt better than nothing. (via SPORT)

Abidal: "There is not agreement in the time neither in the quantities"

The defender, who joined in the summer of 2007, the contractual relationship ends in June 2012.


The renewal of Eric Abidal is stopped. The parties disagree on two key points of the same: the duration of the new contract and economic quantities of it. The French defender finishes his contract with FC Barcelona in June 2012 and the club has given time until 31 December to respond one way or another.

While the player's agent proposed to extend until June 2014 (two seasons), the club offers one year (until 2013) with an option to extend another depending on their performance during 2012-2013. Nor is there any approach in the figures have suggested the two sides on the table.

Anyway, as much a part of another have not broken the negotiations. There have been, yes, a time to reflect and, thereafter, to reopen negotiations which, today, had important points of disagreement. The feeling, however, is that there will be understanding and find a formula satisfactory to the parties.

Abidal is the third oldest player in the template, behind Pinto and Puyol. The Frenchman, that next September 11th will be 32 years, renewed on November 25, 2009 until the present date, June 2012, leaving his buyout clause of 90 million euros.

French and Pinto are the only two first team players out of contract in June 2012, without consideration Pep Guardiola, whose contract also expires on that date. (via SPORT)

[Selection] Xavi: "There is no crack, and if so, comment"

Barca midfielder Xavi Hernandez, currently dominated by the Spanish, wanted to settle the controversy following the clashes Barça-Madrid and admitted that "no gap".

Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona's Spanish international admitted that Iker Casillas, captain of the Red and Real Madrid goalkeeper, was called after the incidents of the Supercopa of Spain, and again after talks in the selection, said there was "no gap" but that "if any, discussed."

"I've been talking to Iker and well. Things are spoken, as has happened at all concentrations. Y is also coach to bring this to fruition. There has been a 'huge problem' in the subject of the clásicos. We are people who likes football and want good vibes and good environment, "said the midfielder told a news conference.

Xavi Casillas said yesterday everything face to face. Before he received the phone call from the goalkeeper, captain of the Spanish team. "He called me today as I called to congratulate us otherwise. We have sent messages, as is normal for our relationship since 1997."

"There is no crack and if there are comments. We are to add up all living and how anything that has been the case," he added. "We are a very good group of people we have spent many years here and want the best for Spanish football. The things you have to point out spoken. We are all rowing the good for Spanish football."

The Catalan midfielder called "turn the page" and look to the future before continuing clashes between team-mates when they have faced in the clásicos between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

"Everything remains the same. They have talked things have been said and try to turn the page around so that Spanish football is in good health. There is talk more about this than a Spain that has just won the World Cup and Euro at the right time its history, "he said. (via SPORT)

[Selection U-21 Euro Qualifying] Georgia 2 - 7 Spain

The Spanish Under-21 debut on Thursday in qualifying for the European category with a win (2-7) away to Georgia in Kutaisi.


Spain settled the clash and left the rest, when he went to the locker room with a resounding 0-6.

The goals were the work of jellyfish Spanish Isco (3 and 21), Rodrigo Madrid (11, 29 and 30), the Valencia Channel (39) and Barcelona defender Marc Bartra (61).

Three minutes is enough to put Spain ahead on the scoreboard with a goal from Isco, after a good combination of channels and Rodrigo.

Eight minutes after Spain scored again, this time with the players changed, and that assistance was given by Isco and the goal was set by the Hispanic-Brazilian Rodrigo Moreno.

Spain took possession of the ball at all times, and as a result of this came the third goal, the work of Isco, after a pass from Sergio Canales from center field that took Malaga player for a good control and Vaseline left that ended in the back of the net.

In the 29th minute came the fourth goal, again from Rodrigo, after cutting a small area in the Solomon Kverkvelia, adjusted to suit the ball defending goalkeeper Giorgi Makaridze.

A minute later, at 30, Rodrigo topped a ball centered from the left by Carles Planas and made up the fifth goal to the scoreboard.

After this goal, Jordi Amat, with physical discomfort, was replaced by Inigo Martinez.

Before the break, 39, marked the sixth channel, with a masterful execution of a fault at the edge of the area.

After the break, Georgia got its first goal, the work of Inigo Martinez own goal by converting inadvertently spur a punt in a perfect beat Vaseline De Gea.

The goals did not stop and 61 minutes defender Marc Bartra for Spain won the seventh with a header after a free-kick closed channels.

Spain in the final minutes stalking touched the ball without too much goal Kvekvesviri Georgian and took advantage to put the ball in the squad's Spanish goalkeeper, leaving the final 2-7 on the scoreboard.

Spain will play the second game of the group stage, back to Georgia, on Monday at Angel Stadium Shopping Lugo. (via SPORT)


[Technical Data]
Georgia: Makaridze; Kverkelia, Tarkhnishvili, Jishkariani (Ioseliani, m.46), Dzalamidze (Okriashvili, m.67), Chanturia (Kazaishvili, m.76), Apakidze, Kvekveskiri, Kakubava, Shekiladze and Mchedlidze.

España: De Gea; Mallo, Planas, Marc Bartrá, Jordi Amat (Íñigo Martínez, m.31), Oriol Romeu, Iker Muniain, Asier Illaramendi (Juan Carlos, m.58), Sergio Canales; Isco (Álvaro Vázquez, m.63) and Rodrigo.

Goles: 0-1, M.03: Isco. 0-2, M.11: Rodrigo. 0-3, M.21: Isco. 0-4, M.29: Rodrigo. 0-5, M.30: Rodrigo. 0-6, M.39: Canales. 1-6, M.52: Íñigo Martínez (p.p.). 1-7, M.61: Marc Bartra. 2-7, M.87: Kvekveskiri.

Referee: Stuart Attwell (ENG). Admonished visiting Apakidze (m.55) and Ioselani (m.61), and to local Álvaro Vázquez (m.74).

Incidents: Share of Group 5 of European qualifying for sub'21 to be held in 2013 in Israel, David played in the stadium Kiladze Kutaisi. Pitch in good condition.