08 October 2011

[Barça B] Muniesa, with a medical discharge, traveled to Madrid

The centreback of Lloret is the big news in the notice of Eusebio to the game of this Saturday in the field of Alcorcón. The Under-21 international Montoya and drawings are part of this list of 18 summoned.


As Bartra, Ilie, Soriano and Sergi Roberto are low, Marc Muniesa has been discharged from hospital on Friday after a week in Lloret which has been working at the same rate as their peers.

The coaching staff has Muniesa recovery received very positively: "We are big news, it is a very important boost" , says one Eusebio Sacristan keen to have "all the players to choose the best team."

Carles Planas and Montoya participated on Thursday with the Under-21 in a match in Croatia . Both will join the group this afternoon in Madrid, but the coaching staff has decided not to include in the list of 18-man squad for the match against Alcorcón (Saturday, 18 h). Planas Montoya and not contribute to a triumph of the subsidiary in the Alcorcón field because, says Eusebio, "prefer to play those who have spent all week working with us in Barcelona." Regarding the last call, returns to the group and Gustavo Lede Oriol Rosell .

Alcorcón has begun the season with good numbers. Those of Anquela have added 10 points and lie in a comfortable eighth place in the classification. Eusebio has praised the qualities of the rival on Saturday: "It is a very strong team in their field, have much confidence in their football and they know to bring to practice, always trying to push hard and close rivals in their field. " (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Parreira surrenders to the talent of Barça


The ex-coach of the Brazilian team, Carlos Alberto Parreira, analyzed in a technical course, organized by the Paulista Federation, FC Barcelona, ​​possibly rival Santos in the final of Club World Cup to be held in December in Yokohama (Japan). Parreira began his talk showing 20 minutes of footage with the Catalan team plays.

"In the last 20 years I never saw a football team to play as does Barcelona. They are perfect in all ...", Parreira said, adding that "I could not say how to stop them. Many people have tried, but it's hard. You have to be bold, have courage to get pass mark in his field. If you put everyone back waiting, they take command of the game. "

It was two hours extolling FC Barcelona and said one of the keys to Muricy Ramalho's team will be "keeping the tradition of Brazilian football." In this regard, he added, "Our football is culture, history and tradition. Barcelona respect that. If they have Messi, we have to Neymar ... It may not be at the level of Argentina, but can make a difference. Brazilian football has conditions to go to Japan and beat a team like Barcelona. "

For its part, Adilson Batista, coach of Sao Paulo, suggested "an individual marking" to stop the Argentine. Advance to a holding midfielder with the sole mission to stop. One option that the teacher did not like Parreira.

[Barça B] Jonathan dos Santos, will another case Nolito?

In August came close to leaving, but the signing of Oriol Romeu by Chelsea and Ilie injury slowed their output more than possible.


Jonathan dos Santos seemed doomed to leave Barca this summer, but circumstances kept him at the club. After the departure of Oriol Romeu to Chelsea and injury Ilie, Eusebio options for the pivot position is reduced, almost exclusively, Mexican midfielder. This slowed their departure and Dos Santos is today a basic part in the scheme of Barcelona B.

The problem is that Jonathan has just contract on June 30, 2012 and, unlike fellow like Montoya or Bartra, the club has moved to renew tab, says the environment. The intention of the player is to continue at the club, where he never wanted to leave, even the ability to negotiate freely with anyone who is interested club for him from January opens up a world of options. Jonathan dos Santos is one of the players with more poster blaugrana subsidiary and, at present, has no replacement on the team. There is also the possibility that the player could leave the boat during the winter market, something that is not at all, discarded. It would be a serious setback for Valladolid coach, who would run a piece of collateral for its versatility and experience in the category.

If the club does not begin to work on the issue urgently, could repeat a story like Nolito, who left the Barca Benfica without seeing him for leaving not a single euro. The difference between one and another player, however, is notorious. The Andalusian would have none of the renewal offer that made him the club Catalans, while, as they say from their surroundings, Jonathan dos Santos is waiting. The Mexican has always demonstrated absolute commitment to the Barca shirt and his dream is to continue growing in the subsidiary to win, eventually, a chance in the first team. (via SPORT)

[Barça B] La reacción tiene que empezar hoy

"We face the game with the illusion of seeing rewarded all the work we are doing," said Eusebio subsidiary's visit to Alcorcon.


The clash this afternoon in Alcorcón (18.00 hours) has acquired a special importance for the misclassification of a subsidiary that fails to see reflected their good football results. Madrid set up ten points for tenth with four of the Blaugrana and will test the reaction of a desire for Barça B firm remains confident in its possibilities.

Eusebio will be without the injured Bartra, Sergi Roberto and Jonathan Soriano, nor with Montoya and Plans (played on Thursday with the under-21 in Croatia). Therefore, Armando and Sergi Gómez will be accompanied in the wing by Iván Balliu and for Cristian Lobato.

"We've been working with full-back Lobato. Montoya and planas have not been with us, like Grimaldo, who also played with the selection. Therefore, we prefer to travel who have been preparing the party here, "said the coach.

"We know that it is difficult Alcorcón in their stadium, but win the game motivated and with the hope of imposing our game and finally see our work rewarded," said Eusebio. (via SPORT)

[Barça B] Captain's experience

Granada defender combines regularity in the center of defense with the role of adviser to younger players in squad Catalans.


Armando Lozano is an experience full of promise Barça B that are barely two decades old. Born in Motril on December 16, 1984, this amounted to central Second Division A in his first season in the subsidiary.

The Granadino was founded in his hometown before moving the quarry of Malaga, where he won the Champions Youth Cup after beating Espanyol in the final (0-2). However, the only team that plays in first side is Jesus Gamez, who started the first team costasoleño.

After an assignment in Los Palacios, Armando returned to Málaga B in the 2006/07 season and played 29 first team matches in a jellyfish that ended in Bankruptcy Law. From there he went to the Levant, which alternated with the First Division subsidiary, which debuted on February 17, 2008 at Osasuna. In the end, played 12 games ... but he turned to run into a law Consursal.

Before joining the club, played in Cartagena, where, despite up to Second Division A also experienced financial problems and had to sue the club for the amounts owed.

In his first season in the reserves, at Second B, played 14 games (11 from the start), in the past participated in 12 (10) and the current signs are that today played his fourth start in the current year .

Armando showed late last season when your willpower overcame an injury that was aggravated by internal bleeding that threatened his leg. After that, received the award to participate in the preseason with the first team and Pep ranked him in the first five friendlies, against Hajduk Split, International, Bayern, Manchester United and Chivas Guadalajara.

In his final season as possible in the subsidiary, Armando is proud to be part of the best quarry in the world. Since his arrival, had to be modeling his game and what he has to assimilate is the output side of the ball.

His experience tells him that the club will overcome this situation B quality and above all, by how much they are working. (via SPORT)

[Youth] Grimaldo, a 'Alves' to the left winger of Barca

In Valencia acted as '10 'position in Barcelona left-back has been delayed from the first day. In defense is a strong player with great ease and anticipation. Renowned for its fast, skillful, bold and very offensive, besides being an excellent free kick taker. It is the side of the future at Barça.

His name is Alejandro Grimaldo and, after debuting in the second division with 15 years, has been confirmed as one of the strongest bets for the future of FC Barcelona.

Alejandro was formed in the lower categories of Valencia, where he was born and which he left in 2008 to become part of the Infantil A of FC Barcelona. Alex is a quiet boy and mature, showing the same attitude that playing in the Second Division in making cadete feel no pressure. This year will live in an apartment near the sports with his father, who will move from Valencia to help your training.

In football, Grimaldo is a player who can adapt to all positions of the leftside. In Valencia acted as 10, position in the Barcelona left-back have been delayed from the first day. In defense is a strong player with great ease and anticipation. Renowned for its fast, skillful, bold and very offensive, besides being an excellent free kick taker.

Under-17 international with Spain last season appeared in three teams, cadeet, junvenil B and juvenile A. His good performances earlier this season led to his promotion to all players from Barça B who played the final of the Copa Catalunya. He left such a good feeling to Eusebius that, given the losses in the subsidiary Muniesa and Carles Planas, decided to call for a game official at the Cartagena, despite having only 15 years. He thus became the earliest player in playing with the reserves Barca beating Babangida, who did 16 years and 53 days. In that game had an excellent performance, intervening decisively in the third goal for FC Barcelona B, who won at home by 0-4.

Technicians from the quarry are delighted with their progress. Eusebio, the coach who made ​​his debut and it says: "His behavior in the field indicates a mature player. It has quality, good conditions and the times he has participated with us this season has responded to a high level. For us it's a guarantee right now. "

In the current scheme of the first team of FC Barcelona, ​​Grimaldo could be adapted for lateral positions, inside or far left. His playing style resembles that of Dani Alves, attacking side, very correct in defense but has great virtue as its ability to surprise attack. In the club has made friends with Dongou, the most promising striker blaugrana quarry. Do your idols? Alves and Messi players that is set to progress. Time will tell if in the future may share a dressing room with them.

For more information on Grimaldo and other homegrown with great projection of FC Barcelona and other clubs from the national and international, do not hesitate to visit the website 'Airfutbol.com'.

See Alejandro Grimaldo performance in a compilation of 'AirFutbol.com':

[Selection; WorldCup2014 Qualifying] Argentina 4 - 1 Chile

Argentina displayed a remarkable cogency offensive to rout today in Buenos Aires to Chile in the party with which they opened their way to World Cup Brazil 2014.

Three goals from Gonzalo Higuain (ms.7, 52 and 63) and another of Lionel Messi (m.25), which the Argentina shirt cut with a 16-game goal drought-official-half years, shaped the Albiceleste bulky victory.

Matias Fernandez scored after 59 minutes the goal of honor for the team led by Argentine Claudio Borghi.

With a good pressure Argentina tried in the first minutes of play near Claudio Bravo, Leo Messi front of the line free of frills and Joséa Sosa and Ángel Di Marí engaging from the sidelines.

Just a faulty shot Ever Banega who controlled the Chilean goalkeeper was the prelude to the Argentine goal, which originated in a poorly executed free kick near the area Waldo Ponce Mariano Andujar.

Di Maria caught the ball and placed a measured pass from 40 meters to "Pipita" Higuain, after an exquisite ball control, submit to Bravo with a powerful shot.

Argentina was a team with two faces: fast and sharp in attack, but unsure on defense, from malfunction of the containment duo Rodrigo Brana Banega, who is tired of making mistakes.

With the simple idea of ​​having the ball and make it circular, Red began to worry the home side with a good job of Jorge Valdivia and Mauritius, whose projections on the right wing generated constant sense of danger.

Matias Fernandez missed the tie at 9 minutes and 21 was Humberto Suazo who was about to sign it 1-1 with a shot from outside the area measured with the entire selection albiceleste inattentive.

But "Bichi" Borghi's team also fell ill and gave enormous defensive advantages, that front pay dearly with the size of the Argentines.

At 25 minutes, Higuain was attending the suit, put a pass from Messi and anticipation of Di Maria scored the goal that was denied for some time with the Argentina shirt.

It seemed too award for Alejandro Sabella and led a lot of punishment for Chile, on 42 minutes after the discount was a great move of "Chupete" Suazo, whose top reached after several feints to be deflected a corner kick by a closure Pablo Zabaleta savior.

The defensive blunders did not stop Chile in the second half and Argentina, with inspired triangle Messi-Higuain -Di Maria, no mistake.

The tip of the Real Madrid striker completed his night with a half turn after 52 minutes, offside, and a certain touch to the 63 to pass from Messi, and could have scored some more before a helpless Bravo.

What Suazo wasted summed up "Mati" Fernandez in the 59th minute after a loose Andújar output, in line with a defense that also showed security Argentina. (via AS)


[Technical Data]
Argentina: Mariano Andújar; Pablo Zabaleta, Nicolás Burdisso, Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Rojo; José Sosa (m.80, Eduardo Salvio), Ever Banega (m.71, Fabián Rinaudo), Rodrigo Braña, Ángel Di María (m.84, Jonás Gutiérrez); Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuaín. Coach: Alejandro Sabella.

Chile: Claudio Bravo; Gonzalo Jara, Waldo Ponce, Arturo Vidal; Mauricio Isla, Carlos Carmona, Jean Beausejour (m.54, Marcos González); Jorge Valdivia, Matías Fernández (m.81, Cristóbal Jorquera); Humberto Suazo and Mauricio Pinilla (m.54, Eduardo Vargas). Coach: Claudio Borghi.

Goals: 1-0, m.7: Higuaín. 2-0, m.25: Messi. 3-0, m.52: Higuaín. 3-1, m.59: Fernández. 4-1, m.63: Higuaín.

Referee: Colombian Wilmar Roldán. It admonished Beausejour, Banega and Rojo.

Incidents: Party of the first day of South American qualifying for the World Cup Brazil 2014 match at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, before some 25,000 spectators.

Pele will face Barcelona in the Club World Cup

When it was learned that Santos would play the Club World Cup, which will also be the club, said the club wanted the legendary Brazilian Pele played this competition. Not so ...


Edson Arantes do Nascimento 'Pele', who next meet on October 23 aged 71, said he has no physical condition to play next December the Club World Cup in Japan with the Brazilian Santos, who invited him to be part of payroll team in that tournament.

"President Santos made the proposal, but I made it to me, made it to the public. You have to think calmly. We play? For now. Perhaps, if I have conditions, I will kick off," said Pele during his visit as an ambassador of the World Cup Brazil 2014 to the stadium Beira Río in Porto Alegre.

On 3 August, the president of Santos, Luis Alvaro de Oliveira, said the idea of ​​registering the template Pele played on the team that Club World Cup and spoke of the possibility that the exfutbolista play some minutes. De Oliveira said then that the marketing department of the Santos worked on the idea to get a commercial advantage to an eventual return to the courts "O Rei", who if the Santos won the Club World Cup would be the first player with three titles at the intercontinental tournament.

Pele has always played for Santos, with whom he won the Intercontinental title in 1962 and 1963, and at the peak of his career rejected several offers from European teams, but after his retirement in 1974, agreed to lead a project to promote soccer U.S. and wore the shirt of the late New York Cosmos.

During his visit to Porto Alegre, one of the venues for the World Cup 2014, the eternal idol of Brazilian football warned of the importance of the first game at the Club World Cup last year as the International defeated Porto Alegre by the unknown Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo. "Sure as I'd like to see Santos Santos in the final, but we can not forget that the self-interest and was surprised," said Pele on the euphoria of supporters of the Santos, giving the victory to have been made in the first game of the World and dream and to reach the final, probably against Barcelona. (via SPORT)

Rosell: "We love Guardiola; will do everything possible to not say 'no'"

Sandro Rosell said the statements of Pep Guardiola after the Barca coach said in an interview that "if you still love me and want me, I will continue at Barça".


The Barça president made clear in an interview on 'Els captive "of Onda Cero his hope that Guardiola, who renewed his contract from year to year, continue in the future in the state.

"A Guardiola want and what we value. It is the best coach in club history, by far, is also culé ... We will do everything to keep us can say no," said Rosell about the continuity of Technical beyond June 2012.


The leader also wants to continue culé much longer one of the heavyweights of the team captain Carles Puyol. Rosell said he was surprised by the confession of '5 ', he thought of retiring as he recovered from his injury last season.

"When I read (which Puyol said), I realized how much he suffered. Wants and feels Barça, so for he is also personal suffering. The good news is that it took him inside, he suffered alone, and now explains, that makes it bigger. And still our captain. Let's hope our Maldini. Until he wants, to be with us. He brings a lot, given leadership. "


The possible interest for Neymar Rosell, also referred to the possible interest of Barça for Santos's forward, claimed by the Real Madrid: "Almost all the players could sign for the club, provided the technical equipment and ( director of football) Andoni Zubizarreta deemed appropriate. We try to make managing partners asking us, make the club as best we can. you should ask the sports area, "he said.


Sandro Rosell granted a margin of normalcy to the high number of injuries that FC Barcelona is having in this early season: "It's normal, nothing happens. Statistically, the number of injuries is similar to other years. Our players are given to maximum. We also have sufficient staff to cover these setbacks, "he said. (via SPORT)

Rosell, on penalties for Mourinho: "We have to focus only on our own '

FC Barcelona president, Sandro Rosell, issued on Friday his club's stance and respect to the sanction imposed on Jose Mourinho and 'Tito' Vilanova.


The head azulgrana believes that an entity should move on despite the bad taste that the sanction has left for Barcelona. Real coach was punished with only two-game suspension and play in the Super-for stick a finger in the eye by Pep Guardiola second in the derby between the two teams last August at the Camp Nou. Villanova, meanwhile, must fulfill one to have 'responded' to Mourinho with a slap.

Rosell said that the club takes for settled the matter, from which it follows that the penalty will not be used: "We, in agreement with the sports area, we made the best decision for our progress and our goals. Things are not always neither white nor black. At this point, we need to focus on what we, in our work, go ahead and forget the rest, "Rosell said in an interview on 'Els captive" of Onda Cero Catalunya.


Barcelona president also commented on the fine of 110,000 euros that UEFA has imposed on the club by the incidents of the last European Super Cup in Monaco. The fine was imposed by the entry of fans with flares at the Stade Louis II, and the delay of two minutes the team take the field: "One reason is exaggerated and the other is unfair. I do not think is fair punishment for some flares that the club can not control. We have no power to control access to the stadium, not ours. If I had been at Camp Nou, yes. It's absurd. Also, to know who had tickets, to were better Barca's supporters. And on the subject to leave and a half minutes later, it exageradísimo. Sometimes a player has to go to the bathroom ... 30 things can happen. But it is the law and do not complain " he said.


Rosell also does not think the league title will be something only Barca and Real Madrid, contrary to what is stated from other teams: "That can only be answered at the end of the season. For budget and size, yes should be. But Valencia and Real Sociedad, for example, we beat them. There is small rivals and anyone can beat you. It is a two-League is a league of 20. But Barca and Madrid, on the paper, are the two that have more quality. " (via SPORT)

[Selection; EURO2012 Qualifying] Czech rep. 0 - 2 Spain

The Spanish team, with qualification for Euro insured a pleasure dominated Czech Republic could not do anything before the storm of Del Bosque. Xavi directed masterfully to la roja one and Mata and Xabi Alonso mashed.


Spain came enchufadísima Letna stadium turf, overwhelming at times to a Czech team in search of the playoffs. And only six minutes had elapsed when Barcelona's Xavi connected to the Chelsea player Mata now for the Spaniard shoot Cech. A great pass and a perfect definition of Juanín.

Piqué, Sergio Busquets and Xavi were the contribution to the Barcelona starting XI of Vicente del Bosque, but the essence of the game remained Blaugrana. Touch, touch and tap to embarrass those of Bilek at the start of the meeting. The few offensive contributions of Czechs were reduced to an inmate of Baros thwarted by the speed of Sergio Ramos in recovery.

Then came another great action of the Spanish, led by a fast Silva who, looking the other way, Xabi Alonso attended the Madrid inflict another goal by Cech in goal. The local public had no other to applaud the 'bathroom Czech' of Del Bosque.

The tone did not change in the final minutes of a first part with no history. The Czechs were as innocent as he demonstrated by failing to take advantage Rosicky failure Arbeloa. It seemed that the fight to secure second place, and the playoffs was not going with them. Spain, with the convenience of playing without pressure, continued to delight Tagliavento respectable until the Italian referee, gave a respite to local honking the end of the first act.


After the break, Del Bosque opted to Puyol, who returned to eleven months after the selection. The La Pobla de Segur entered by Sergio Ramos and the first thing he did was break up a clear chance for the Czechs, led by Jiracek.

But the spark was left at that. Soon the ball back to the boots of those who spoiled at times. The Czech team, tucking closed Cech, shrank as he could before the arrival of Silva, Mata, Torres and co. No clear chances came to sentencing, but the rule was insulting.

Spain went 'Barcelonising' not only the game but by the presence of Barca players. With the arrival of Fernando Torres and Villa for five players were defending Guardiola white shirt. And 'Guaje' wanting to check out, although on occasion stopped by being in that offside position he sought.

And with both bath, a Czech player lost his nerve. The example was Hubschmann who, without eating or drinking, he sought with his boot heels of the tibia of Xabi Alonso. No one discussed the red card he showed Tagliavento.

If he could get a glimpse of local reaction, that was the end. Meanwhile, Del Bosque was assaulted rest to Xabi Alonso, replaced by Javier Martínez. The Athletic player had on his boots the third Spanish goal. First, after a great assist for Villa. later, in a shot that, after hitting a defender, crashed into the crossbar of the goal of Cech.

In the end, Spain's seventh win in seven matches in the qualifiers. An exhibition without pressure but with the best football to unhinge a complicated Czech Republic at Euro presence and that precisely is in the hands of Del Bosque. Scotland will be the last rival of the Spanish in Alicante, with the goal of ending full of triumphs. To do this, we have to wait until Tuesday. (via SPORT)


[Technical Data]
Czech republic: Cech, Gebre, Hubnik, Sivok, Kadlec, Hubschmann, Rosicky, Pudil, Kolar (Vacek 77'), Jiracek and Baros (Pekhart 62').

Spain: Casillas, Ramos (Puyol 46'), Piqué, Albiol, Arbeloa; Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso, Xavi (Javi Martínez 71'); Mata, Silva and Torres (Villa 61').

Goals: 0-1, Mata (6’); 0-2, Xabi Alonso (22’).

Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (Italy). Roja to eject directly to Hubschmann (69 '), for one last entry to Xabi Alonso.

Incidents: 20,000 especatdores Letna stadium in Prague. Party for the qualifiers for Euro 2012, Group 1. Before kickoff, the RFEF president Angel Maria Villar, paid tribute to former player for the Czech Karel Poborsky.

Bill Gates spreads Barça values

In a recent visit to Nigeria, Bill Gates, the president and cofounder of Microsoft has demonstrated the club’s commitment to the fight against polio by presenting that country’s authorities with a Barça shirt as a symbol of the campaign.


Since last summer, Barça, the FC Barcelona Foundation and the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation have been working together to eradicate polio using the slogan ‘More than a goal. End polio’. The co-president of the North American organisation, Bill Gates, recently visited Nigeria, one of the priority cases in this struggle and a country that is especially committed to the cause.

Bill Gates, aware of the power of FC Barcelona as an instrument for social campaigns, presented a Barça shirt to Busuyi Onabolu, president of the PolioPlus Nogerian National Committee, as a symbol of FCB’s commitment to the fight against this disease.

The philanthropist wanted to use this as a way of demonstrating Barça’s commitment to the cause. Gates also met the president of the country, Goodluck Jonathan, and representatives of the United Nations and other social bodies that are working to eradicate polio in the country, the target being to have it totally eliminated by late 2012. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Home-bred players and La Masia together in BARÇA MAGAZINE

The new Masia and the eleven players that came out of the youth system. Two unique concepts in a single image appear on the cover of the October issue of the BARÇA MAGAZINE, which summarises a footballing philosophy.



The start of the 2011/12 season will be remembered among other things for the opening of La Masia: Centre de Formació Oriol Tort. The facility is the epitome of Barça’s youth system and its constant evolution. The magazine has brought together Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, Piqué, Valdés, Messi, Cesc, Busquets, Thiago, Pedro and Fontàs, the eleven members of Guardiola’s side that played for the youth teams, in front of the new building.

The photo on the cover of BARÇA MAGAZINE portrays the football model and philosophy that is so famous around the world, and that is all based around La Masia, the residence for young sportspeople and also the symbol of a unique way of understanding football. The article, titled “The success of the basics”, explains how the training process works and has helped these players to make the grade.

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