23 September 2011

[Barça B] The hour of reacting

Barça B receives this Saturday to the Recreativo after having lost the last two parties of League.

Eusebio Barça B can begin to change this Saturday (18 h) the negative numbers start to the season. At home, Eusebio, still unable to score after losing to Villarreal B (0-2) and Deportivo (2-3).

Eusebio Sacristan understand that the results are not up to the game that is showing team, but does not excuse the lack of effectiveness in the youth of the team: "It is true that we distinguish ourselves by being a very young team, but we also have high quality and therefore we can not make excuses. We have to approach each match with the maximum competitiveness. " Barça B coach specific errors of his team "have to be polished with the passage of days and we're working."

Recreativo Huelva began the season with two defeats against Celtic (1-2) and Deportivo (1-0). In the last two days, the team of Alvaro Cervera has chained by the minimum two wins against Hercules (0-1) and Elche (1-0). The three goals he has scored in four days, the dean of Spanish football will have served for six points and placed in a quiet area of classification. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Barça B] Barça B, an inexhaustible source of resources

The unfortunate lesion of Afellay leaves the team without one of its wings for the band. To occupy the wing position, Pep Guardiola could put the view in the branch, a team where can find interesting proposals.

If a team full of good players who can act as railways, this is the boat B. Basin players like Isaac, Gerard Deulofeu, Cristian Tello, Kiko Femenía or even the side Martín Montoya could take its place with guarantees. Guardiola the Barca subsidiary has always been the first choice when it comes to betting on parts for the first team. What follows is a glimpse into the possible alternatives that are on the team of Eusebio to supply the absence of Afellay.

Isaac Cuenca: He was one of the architects of the rise of Sabadell in Second Division A. Specialist one to one already made ​​the preseason first-team this summer, but still has not started in any match with the reserves in this edition.

Gerard Deulofeu: Unbalancing player and of technical great quality. He has easiness to see goal. It was about to debut with Guardiola the last season in Anoeta. It is about a very young (17 years), although not very smooth player with the branch, but very shameless.

Cristian Tello: Footballer endowed with speed and a lot of power. He played at a good level during the last World cup Under-20. At the moment, he is having little participation with B.

Kiko Femenía: Regular unquestionable with Eusebio. He already knows what is to play in First Division. His signing and was intended to be able to help the first team. Still adjusting to the philosophy and game club.

Martin Montoya: If Pep Guardiola opts to go making play Alves and Adriano in more advanced positions, a good option would be to have Martin Montoya to cover the area of the right full-back. It has already been called by the absolute selection and their projection is immense. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Former youth player] The exazulgrana Gio Chanturia begins to dazzle in Holland

It hardly passed a season in the inferior categories of Barça, but Gio Chanturia left samples of their quality in La Masia.

Hired by Chelsea after passing through the team FC Barcelona, ​​Barca, arrived on loan from Vake Tbilisi, but no agreement to close his signing-Georgian playmaker is on loan from Vitesse last season in the Dutch, which is counting on the minutes needed to move forward.

This week Chanturia scored his second goal in the Eredivisie at the Roda with a stunning shot from outside the area. Do not miss the both the former player of Barça. (via SPORT)

Support for the injured Afellay

You can send your messages of support for the injured Afellay through using the hashtag #animsafellay or on Facebook. (via FCB on twitter)

Ibrahim Afellay tears cruciate ligament. Leave your messages of encouragement here.


Falcao, nodded against the zone defense of Barça

Falcao, sensation of the League, has achieved 37 points with the head of the 126 that takes in their career.

Radamel Garcia was a tough Colombian defense in the eighties tried to give the ball clubs like the Santa Fe, Union Magdalena, Tolima, Bucaramanga and Deportivo Tachira of Venezuela, although the chroniclers of the time that 'accidentally' also hit a leg another. Paulo Roberto Falcao was impressed at how elegant midfielder for Brazil in World Cups 1982 and 1986, in addition to shine in clubs like Internacional Porto Alegre, Roma and Sao Paulo. When Radamel had her first child February 10, 1986 Santa Marta on the Caribbean, gave him the nickname Falcao by his admiration for the Brazilian, but this boy named Radamel Falcao never stood out as defense or in midfield, but became a powerful striker has evolved to the League at its best to cheer the athlete and threaten the ship, your opponent tomorrow in the Nou Camp.

"El Tigre", a nickname that accepts with pleasure, and has six goals for Atletico, five of them in the league (which could be six if Lora added that an own goal ended after his shot against Sporting) and one in European League against Celtic. It soon begun to justify the 40 million euros paid by him at Porto, where last season he got away with records of crack.

'The Panther', as known to Victor Valdes, goalkeeper analyzing their opponents, you know Radamel Falcao is a danger for their quality and effectiveness. Since it debuted in 2005 with River Plate in Argentina, since the club made the leap to Portugal in 2009, has scored 126 goals in 207 games. And the distribution of their targets, as recorded by the striker's own website (Falcao.com.co), shows his mastery of the art of the auction: 64 goals with the right, 25 left and 37 with the head.

Not just a nodding, but his skill with the head on set pieces require Guardiola to take action, especially in a campaign beginning in the zone defense in the corners and fouls suffered serious side against Real Madrid and forgetfulness Milan. Falcao is not a '9 'giant' only 'measures 1.78 m., but coordinates as large rams football history jump and twist his neck. Atletico added two goals as head, powerful place. In the area would have too much space, the man could take advantage of the screens of their peers and a defense 'mixed' may be inadequate for experimental. Pep muses Falcao deserves special attention. (via MD)

[Former player] Rafa Márquez: "Unfortunately, there is not a same level between my colleagues and me"

Rafa Márquez responded to the critics received after the defeat of its team in the North American League adducing that his colleagues are not at the same level that him.

The centrebacck of the New York Red Bulls deplored the booing received last Wednesday after losing to Real Salt Lake (1-3),

"I'm focusing on playing my best level. That does not mean that all the defense can play at that level, then that is a problem. I think this is a team game, and unfortunately there is a level equal among my peers and I, "said former Barca centreback told the newspaper" New York Daily News', reproduced on the site of Major League Soccer (MLS) .

"There have been some mistakes, but if you look at the statistics, I try to steal balls for the team recover and make good passes," he said. (via SPORT)

Lorenzo: "What Cristiano said doesn't give good image"

The pilot mallorquín, culé admitted, he believes that blaugranas and targets will fight very hard for the championship.

Jorge Lorenzo is world champion of MotoGP and a culé he admitted that, whenever he has the opportunity, he says about the present time blaugrana. The Spaniard took part yesterday in a ceremony organized by Rockstar Caprabo and the Fundació Banc dels Aliments de Barcelona and took the time to discuss living Barca and Real Madrid.

The pilot believes that "the League is not a matter of two more teams play" and believes "this year is even more level than last season." However, he also believes that, although "I see two strong teams with more pressure and do not play like last year, in the end will be they who will play the title." Lorenzo, asked by the possibility of working some day beside Mourinho, you came out for the tangent and he said that "as much Pep as Mourinho are two very good coachs, completely different characters for what you leave from it was. Sometimes the impressions from outside are misleading and people must know. " Also said on Cristiano Ronaldo's words that was defined as "handsome, rich and good": "I admire Cristiano as sportsman because he works a lot, always tries to be the best in the field, but also takes care of their physique outside of him. However, these statements are not a good image for the young. You can think but not say. Was it hot and it came out. " (via SPORT)

[Selection] Messi and Mascherano, in the list of Sabella against Chile and Venezuela

The azulgranas Leo Messi and Javier Mascherano is part of the list of 24 players summoned by the Argentinean coach Alejandro Sabella to be measured Chile and Venezuela the next 7 and 11 of October.

he news is striker Rodrigo Palacio, Italian Genoa, and the means Fabián Rinaudo, Sporting Portugal, who occupy the place of Carlos Tevez (Manchester City) and Esteban Cambiasso (Inter), who are left out of the squad.

Argentina will begin its road to Brazil 2014 against Chile in Buenos Aires on Friday, October 7, while the 11th will travel to Puerto Santa Cruz to be measured Venezuela. (via SPORT)

The full list of players summoned by coach albiceleste is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria) y Mariano Andújar (Catania).

Defenders: Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Nicolás Burdisso (Roma), Federico Fernández (Nápoles), Martín Demichelis (Málaga), Nicolás Otamendi (Oporto), Nicolás Pareja (Spartak Moscú), Marcos Rojo (Spartak Moscú) y Emiliano Insúa (Sporting Lisboa).

Midfielders: Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Ever Banega (Valencia), Fabián Rinaudo (Sporting Lisboa), Ricky Álvarez (Inter), Jonás Gutiérrez (Newcastle United), José Sosa (Metalist), Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain).

Forwards: Ángel Di María (Real Madrid), Nicolás Gaitán (Benfica), Leo Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuaín (Real Madrid), Sergio Agüero (Manchester City), Rodrigo Palacio (Génova) y Eduardo Salvio (Atlético Madrid).

Afellay tears cruciate ligament in training

The Dutch star has torn a cruciate ligament in his left knee while training on Thursday evening, according to the Club’s Medical Services.

Bad news for Josep Guardiola and FC Barcelona. Ibrahim Afellay has torn a cruciate ligament in his left knee while training this evening. He will require surgery and further details will be revealed tomorrow regarding how and when.

Ibrahim Afellay had only come on this season in the second halves of the games with AC Milan and Osasuna. The Dutchman had been sidelined after picking up a hamstring injury in the preseason, and after returning to full fitness now has further bad news to deal with. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Work continues at Ciutat Esportiva

After scoring twice at Mestalla, and with very little time for rest, the players were back at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on Thursday.

The first team trained behind closed doors on pitch number 2 at the Ciutat Esportiva for the first time since drawing in Valencia and now looking ahead to Saturday’s match with Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou. Recovery work was the main focus.

The session concentrated on the usual routine following a match, with the players getting their bodies back into shape after a gruelling 2-2 draw on Wednesday night. As on other days, Gerard Piqué trained normally with the squad, even though he has yet to be declared fully fit.

The first team was joined today by five players from Barça B, goalkeeper Jordi Masip, and Marc Muniesa (who is recovering with the first team), Ivan Balliu, Carlos Carmona and Javier Espinosa. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Xavi: "Cesc’s presence is improving my football"

Xavi Hernández has admitted that "I am very happy with Cesc. I think his presence on the field improves my football”.

Cesc and Xavi are clearly compatible. Cynics had suggested that there was no room for two in the same side, but they have been proven wrong in dramatic style. "I and we are very happy on the pitch. I think we complement each other quite well. I he goes up I stay back and cover for him or vice versa. We have shown that many times this year. I think Cesc makes my football better” said Xavi today.

Asked about the system that has been used in recent Liga matches, Xavi said "this system is quite good. Considering we are a team that maintains a lot of possession of the ball, it is a good idea to have an extra man in the middle … It does make it harder in defence, but I think it is better to be balanced towards having a stronger midfield. I think we’ve dominated all of the games so far this season, and have done so well ".

Xavi also thinks it is important to note that neither Barça nor Madrid have won all of their games. "I don’t think there are only two teams in this league. The other clubs train very hard, they have quality, strategies, fitness and talent. Saying that is a cruel insult to many good professionals. We are all very close here, and I don’t believe in a bipolar league".

Xavi said that anything can happen at Mestalla and that "we could have come back with all three points, but it’s also true that Valencia could have won the game in the first half. It was a very nice, dynamic match, with constant changes of tactics and goals. For example, there was at least one clear penalty on Messi and so, although I don’t like to draw, a point isn’t bad given the circumstances”.

As for referees, Xavi made it clear that "they have a very difficult job. They have to make decisions in a tenth of a second and suffer like we do. They do the best they can, they are human, and also have the right to make mistakes, just like we do”.

Xavi also spoke about the three main points on the agenda for next Saturday’s assembly. "I agree with a section for young fans. It’s a good initiative, as long as there is no violence. That section will generate enthusiasm. This is the best moment ever in Barça history and now is the time for initiatives like this.” On advertising Qatar, Xavi feels "the club has needs and the Qatar publicity helps. And Qatar is clearly developing as a country and its foundation is trying to do good for everyone. I think it’s good for their image and also for ours”.

As for banning smoking in the Camp Nou, Xavi said "I have no opinions on that. The members should decide. Personally, I have no opinion either one way or the other”. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Former player] Sporting sells part of the pass of Jeffren

Sporting of Lisbon communicated this Thursday the sale of 25 percent of the pass of the former blaugrana Jeffren for 1,375 millions and of its countryman's 20 percent Diego Capel in exchange for 950.000 euros to a bottom of investments of the Banco Espírito Santo (BES).

In a statement the regulator Luso-the club is obliged to do so by going public-the joined Sporting also reported that 600,000 euros for 20 percent of the Peruvian André Carrillo and 525,000 euros for 15 percent of Argentina Fabián Rinaudo half.

Thus, Sporting won a gain of 440,000 euros in 25 percent of the value negotiated paid to Barcelona this summer (25 percent of 3.75 million euros paid would then be about 940,000 euros).

Meanwhile, in the case of Capel "Lions" won by 20 percent ranked the 250,000 euros paid up front this summer (20 percent of the 3.5 million would be paid 700,000 euros originally).

With these transactions, the Fund "Sporting Portugal Fund", managed by mutual funds known group of Banco Espírito Santo, left Sporting in the coffers of some 3.5 million euros.

This financial instrument, popular Portuguese football greats, started in the club this summer Alvalade and is intended to allow the club to obtain short-term liquidity without selling a player's total spend.

The main asset of this type of fund is buying clubs in the economic rates of certain players, usually the most sought after, and then enjoy the gains that can generate sales. (via SPORT)

[Former president] Laporta defends the management and attacks to the meeting of Sandro Rosell

To two days of the Assembly of Compromisers, the ex-president of FC Barcelona Joan Laporta directed a letter open to the partners of the club defending of the accusations against its management on the part of the current meeting of the entity.

In the brief Laporta, former president of the club between 2003 and 2009 begins by recalling that "the best boat building history is no accident but the proper implementation of a management model that has been applauded everywhere , work, responsibility and honesty of a team of people who have had the privilege to preside. "

In the economic chapter, said it was not true that the coffers are empty club - "let them inherit a sustainable club financially," he said and explained some of the figures of that legacy. Among them, the club entered the 2009-2010 season "more than 430 million euros" and Yaya Toure sold for 30 million euros. "Indeed, I had closed the operation by 32 million, they know what they did," said Laporta, before concluding with a clear message: "we are imputing our losses last year deliberately inflated."

The president also lists other legacies left to the current board, as "the best team in football history, with a staff of wonderful players and the long haul. And coach, Pep Guardiola, with a commitment to renew at least one year. " It also speaks to La Masia: "I leave a good and efficient work done in football training is fully operational and surely many dreams will come true in the foreseeable future."

Laporta said that Barça which left the current board was "committed to the fight against violence in stadiums (...). We leave a ship without violence in the stands. And that's not easy." At the same time, the former leaders said the club was, during his tenure, "in solidarity with the disadvantaged" and "fully committed to its origins Catalans, with their identity, language and Catalan culture."

Finally, Sandro Rosell's predecessor in the presidency of Barcelona reminded him and his board that they left a club "where its president and its board are not hiding never to defend and protect the interests and image of the club , its partners and supporters and, of course, the coaches and players. "

Joan Laporta said he was "proud of the projection sporting, social, economic and solidarity that we have the boat" and sent a message to the current policy: "They can not erase everything that has been made in recent years." He also indicated that it will defend itself "the time it takes to fight against falsehood, falsehood and defamation." (via SPORT)

[Barça B] Eusebio: "We are on track, but we must correct some details"

Barça B coach, Eusebio Sacristan, said "we are not happy with the results of recent games, but I think we're on the right track." The technician, however, acknowledged that things need to be corrected.

Saturday at 18 am in the mini-stadium, the subsidiary plays a new day in second, in this case to the dean of Spanish football, Recreativo Huelva. "Until now I understand that we are working to reach higher, both play and results," said Eusebio.

Despite the recent defeats, always produced by details, Eusebio is satisfied with the teamwork that is is doing since the beginning of the season: "We are strong and lively and very aware of what we have to correct, but we are on the right track. Given the circumstances, the process we have to accelerate, and we still have a few points" .

Asked how this process takes place, according to Eusebio, "there is a problem in centre of the field, or of any other boundary, first we do is assess where things are improving in the global and at the same time, lay the already have. "

On the difference of opinion regarding the former coach of the subsidiary, which was to play the three goalkeepers-Miño, Olazabal and Masip - Eusebio explained: My idea is different. I have bet on Miño and he will have continuity. This doesn't mean that it will always play the same one. The three are very good and they want to arrive. For me it has been a difficult decision."

Finally, the Castilian coach has referred to "the average young age we have in the wardrobe": "Some things are a handicap, but for others it is an asset. No excuse, is what we have and what we want. Have a group Young is a problem, especially at the beginning of the League, but we have to improve. " (via FCBarcelona.cat)