28 October 2011

Caparrós: "90 minutes before Barça seem three hours"

"We have seen thousands of videos of Barcelona, ​​but then comes the talent and...," said the coach of Mallorca. He added: "We minded to do things well."

Joaquin Caparros , coach of Mallorca, Barcelona morning rival, said in remarks to four that " ninety minutes against Barcelona seem three hours , but we minded to do things well. "

"We are at a delicate stage, but let's try. What makes us optimistic is the willingness of the entire group," added the coach of the Spaniard, who confessed: " We have seen thousands and thousands of videos of Barcelona, ​​but then talent appears y. .. ".

The fact that FC Barcelona coach Guardiola is as Caparrós, " makes Barça has a lot of cattle , because it takes a lifetime there. Those who come from outside need time to adapt. " And, as did Guardiola defended Messi: "It seems that news is not marked in a couple of games." (via AS)

[Barça B] Jonathan Soriano received a medical discharge three months later

Barcelona striker Jonathan Soriano B, top scorer in Division II last year, was discharged from hospital on Friday, just as they met three months after severely injured during the preseason with the first team.


It was in the Audi Cup finals in Munich (Germany) when the front of the Pont de Vilomara, 26, suffered an elongation of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a game with the launch of central Tymoshchuk Bayern, which will forced to abandon the expedition's first team.

Although he was diagnosed two months out, the coaching staff has always been cautious with the recovery of Soriano, until finally began last week to train with fellow Barça B.

And this Friday, just three months when he met the day of his injury, the striker got the biggest news is expected, the medical discharge allowed to enter the call the game against Gimnastic Tarragona, which takes place in the Miniestadi.

Soriano may well return to the pitch of the second division, which last year was crowned top scorer of 32 goals by the subsidiary, which lifted Barca as the revelation of the season with a historic third place in the table.

This year, however, the new coach Eusebio Sacristan was starting to miss the many of the 'cazagoles' Catalan, with the slow adaptation to the demanding style of play FC Barcelona of the two highlights of this season signings, strikers and Kiko Femenía Rodri, from Sevilla and Hercules, respectively.

In any case, Soriano's future is in the air, with a contract that ends this season. After being interrupted their progress into the first team striker has admitted he considered "an option" sign for Benfica Nolito his former teammate at the end of season or even during the winter. (via SPORT)

Pep Guardiola annoying with the Chilean coach Claudio Borghi

"Why has not called if the discharge is a question for the Chilean coach," says Guardiola.
Barca coach also commented that "has not called me. However, Del Bosque if it does sometimes".


Pep Guardiola has discussed the situation of Alexis Sanchez in the press conference after the match against RCD Mallorca : "Well, it is cheerful and has done some training with the group," said the coach of FC Barcelona.

Yet Guardiola has stated that the Chilean has not yet discharged. Despite being injured, Claudio Borghi has called for the next two games. So, Alexis could play before the selection of Chile with FC Barcelona. This call does not seem to like it too Pep Guardiola . At least the ways. Or this is deduced after the Catalan technician's answer: "On the selection, ask Claudio Borghi. Why it has summoned it if he/she doesn't have the medical discharge it is a question for the selector. I do not called. On the other hand, Del Bosque if he makes it does sometimes" he admitted. (via MD)

Guardiola highlights Messi’s consistency

The manager says neither as a player or a coach has he known “a footballer that demonstrate the level Messi shows every three days …Nothing that we do would be possible without him”.



Speaking to the press ahead of the league game at the Camp Nou against Mallorca, Josep Guardiola has singled out Leo Messi for praise, saying that he has never worked with anybody who can produce brilliant football with such consistency as Messi.

“I don’t think there has ever been a player in history that can do what he manages to do every three days. It’s unthinkable. People buy tickets just to see him play and he is doing something unique. To find a player that has managed to be so consistent for four years. Who is so fit, who fights so hard as him. I’ve never seen anything like it, such consistency … perhaps I’m too young, but I never played with anybody like him and I have never coached a player like that either. He is a better player than anybody else, he has a gift”, said Guardiola to the reporters in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper pressroom.

Guardiola added that his star striker “knows very well what we all think, all of the coaching staff, the people that look after him, and the other players … We are all delighted with what he does, has done and will do. And of course nothing that we have done would have been possible without him. He is a different kind of player, his stats make him different and he lets you win games at all levels … There is never a game in which he doesn’t generate play. It’s undebatable as far as we’re concerned. If there is any debate, then so be it, but it doesn’t weaken him and it won’t weaken him”.

On Mallorca, who FCB play on Saturday, Guardiola said “they have their weapons. Mallorca is a team which character, which Caparrós gets into the players, and they’re a difficult opponent. We will have to play with our heads if we want the three points … We will have stick to our way of generating a lot of chances and making sure they don't”.

Guardiola will have both Carles Puyol and Gerard Piqué back in the side now that they have been declared fit. He said that “it is always good news because the more we are the better. Whether they’ll get to play is something we’ll decide tomorrow”.

Asked about the tendency to only judge the team in the short term the manager answered that “that doesn’t matter. I go by what I see in the matches. We may play well or badly, but we never fail to respond. Generally, they’re playing more than excellently and I’m more than satisfied. We are on good form and I’m delighted with what the team is doing. We have never been made to look like fools in four years, and that’s not easy in sport. That’s the greatest value of this team, and without that we would never have won 12 titles out of 15.”
He added that winning by huge margins is not always a good thing because it can lead to confusion. “Sometimes it can be positive not to be so brilliant. It is not always good for us to win games by high scores because then people tend to start thinking that that is what should always happen”.

Josep Guardiola was also asked for his opinion about Eusebio Sacristán’s B team. “There is a lot of talent in the reserves” he said. “They’ve got off to a slow start, but you must remember that they hardly had a preseason because there were hardly any players. Now they’re all coming back. I think the team will have a good season. What they have to do is stay up, and finish as high as possible, and they have to learn concepts, get to play and move onwards. They have just got two wins that will do them the world of good”. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Piqué and Puyol get medical clearance

Both the Barça centre backs will be able to play against Mallorca after being declared fit at the end of today’s training session. That means Guardiola has 19 players to pick from including the reserve team’s Isaac Cuenca.


The team got back to work today after Pep Guardiola had given them Wednesday off. The players met up at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on a rainy morning for the second to last session before playing host at the Camp Nou to Mallorca. The good news was that both Carles Puyol and Gerard Piqué have been declared fully recovered from their respective injuries.

That means Guardiola now has a lot less to worry about in defence, after having to make do without his captain for two league games against Sevilla and Granada due to his pubic trouble. Meanwhile, Piqué has been struggling with a hamstring injury sustained against Racing.

The only injured players are now Pedro, Ibrahim Afellay and Alexis Sánchez. The Chilean is also well on the road to recovery and was able to join in with some of today’s training exercises.

All 18 of the first team players were on the pitch today, and were joined by Isaac Cuenca, the youngster who started the game at Granada, and has been asked to continue training with Pep Guardiola.
The team will train again on Saturday morning inside the Camp Nou and behind closed doors at 11.30. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Thiago made his debut against Mallorca

Barça’s young midfielder made his first team debut against this weekend’s visitors to the Camp Nou, Mallorca, at San Moix in May 2009 and his career has been on an upward curve since then.


Thiago was one of the youth academy’s most promising talents –a player who shot up through the various youth team categories. As a Youth team player, he featured for Guardiola in the Barça B team and his creativity imagination and competitive attitude made him stand out. Eventually, two and a half years ago, he made his first team debut and since then the boss has nurtured his extraordinary talent to the point that he is now one of the first team squad stars.

On May 17th 2009, with the league title already won and with the Rome final just 10 days away, Pep Guardiola called up Thiago for the trip to Mallorca as he gave some of the first team regulars a rest. Thiago came on for the last 15 minutes to make his debut and from then on he became an increasingly familiar part of the first team training sessions at the Ciutat Esportiva.

After his debut, Guardiola refused to rush things though and he played just one league game and one Spanish Cup match the following season, with a debut goal against Racing in February 2009. Last season he began to make more regular appearances for the team.

This season he became a full first team squad member and has made a great start to the campaign, debuting against Villarreal and featuring in eight of the team’s nine league games, starting seven of them to confirm his promise and reveal himself as another of the team’s success stories. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Barça will make rotations to receive Mallorca

It could be six changes from Granada.

Pep Guardiola could launch before the Mallorca plan rotations. With the recovery of personnel and taking into account that in recent games has cost the team more meetings to take forward, the technician could introduce more changes than it is usual to cool the equipment. In addition, Pep has always in mind the following when parties make their eleven, after receiving the Mallorca , you'll want to sentence the classification of the Champions in the field of Viktoria Pilsen on Tuesday.

On defense, Pep could be repeated with Alves and Mascherano but entry would Puyol and Adriano recovered by Abidal and Maxwell, respectively.

Xavi, who has played the last 11 games, could sit on the bench and leave your site to Thiago, substitute in Granada, like Iniesta and Keita, who enter by Cuenca and Busquets.

Injured Pedro , David Villa returns to the eleven after being a substitute in the New Los Cármenes Tuesday. Next to him, and although in the last three games has not been marked, Messi has secured another place and Cesc would advance his position to play closer to Leo. (via MD)

[Youth] A journey to forget the juvenil A of Barça to Marseilles

French referee Eric Susoni humiliated the Barca youth against Olympique.
In addition, the team had an odyssey in Marseille and the trip was to forget.

FC Barcelona Juvenil A harvested 20 days last Thursday's first defeat in the Champions League. After beat Celtic (1-3), Manchester City (1-2) and Olympique (4-1) fell in the fourth round in Marseille (4-2) after leading 0-2. Much blame Eric had the local collegiate Susoni that damaged considerably to those of Oscar Garcia. Apart from the expulsion of Dongou, who said not having said anything, the worst was demeaning tone with which he went to Barca players during and after the match, when he protested his performance. "By bus and Barcelona," he cried at the end Susoni.

Olympique not behaved at all well with the club. The day before, could not work out in the field provided and did so in a Football 7 near the hotel after the club asked permission to those responsible for the installation. They came to the Velodrome to watch live on OM-Arsenal Champions League and the bus will leave the stadium an hour, which brought them into the room in 35 minutes. On Thursday, the day the party had to leave the rooms at noon, and on the way to the field led them by a winding road that led to enter the locker room only forty minutes before kick-off. A journey to forget. (via MD)

[Ex-player&coach] Today marks the debut of 38 years Cruyff at Barcelona # graciasCruyff

On October 28, 1973 came the debut of Johan Cruyff at Barcelona (at the Granada, 4-0). That day was going to be a before and after in a club, he found in his best Dutch player hallmark.


The team would win this league letting very few points on the road and Cruyff became an idol. The style of the Dutch school in the club fit like a glove and heritage of football is that we see in the boots of Xavi, Iniesta, Messi and company.

After playing five seasons in the club, come back years later, as a coach, to help achieve among other titles, the first club's European Cup in 1992.

We pay tribute to the legendary former player and former coach who gave so much joy to Barcelona. Through Twitter and following the idea of Javier Bossio , we want the hashtag #graciasCruyff go far in this special day. (via SPORT)

LFP also wants Barca play at noon

That that neither Barça neither Madrid would play at 12 o'clock has fallen in broken sack. Los blancos will make it the 6-N.


What seemed like a utopia what FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will play a league game at 12 o'clock is it now a reality. This was confirmed yesterday the president of la Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP) Jose Luis Astiazaran: "Everything has been said and written that Barcelona and Real Madrid would never play in the morning is a lie ... In fact, I can announce that the Real Madrid-Osasuna will play at midnight. " And after the white team, it is not necessary to be very 'lynx' to guess it, it will be FC Barcelona.

Making Real Madrid play at 12 noon on Sunday November 6, against Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu and is the first step to accommodate the FC Barcelona in this new time zone sooner or later.

So, the words of James Roures, CEO of Mediapro, the 10th of August, which claimed that "neither Real Madrid nor Barcelona will play for 12 hours at home because they are a superior establishment" have had only one effect three months. Roures argued then that these clubs "have no time tradition and its stages are huge. No reason to take that risk. " Things, three months later, has taken a radical turn.

At FC Barcelona go to fly behind the ear for this. The Catalan club said at the time and did not arise in this age playing time but now, seeing that Real Madrid has been included in it, there are fears the same treatment. Moreover, since there who goes further and sees a move to put the classic, the Bernabeu or the Camp Nou on Sunday at 12 o'clock, as he had hinted the white team ever ...

Astiazarán, regarding the decision to play one of the two giants of the league at twelve, he argued that "being in the highest demands sacrifices."

"Currently there are nine television operators in Spain that matches broadcast Football League. Some schedules involve sacrifices for the fans, but everyone should understand that being in the highest demands sacrifices, "he said, adding that" our league is the most watched in America, after the local and the second most-watched in Asian countries like China. " And he argued his speech saying that "Rafa Nadal sleeps seven months away from home, that's the sacrifice that must meet a number one. In Spain to enjoy the current cast of great players required to seek new revenues beyond our borders, requires a small sacrifice. "

FC Barcelona, ​​which has already been said by active and passive that would welcome playing at 12 noon, now fears the worst ...

So far the Catalans has been weathering the storm in this chapter, as it has in the schedules that were released yesterday. Athletic will play on Sunday November 6 at 20 hours and the next day, against Zaragoza at the Nou Camp on Saturday, 19 to 20 hours. (via SPORT)

Mascherano, the new leader of the defense of Barça

Javier Mascherano has become the "quarterback" of the defense less rout of the 'Era Guardiola'.


Javier Mascherano says he never would have imagined playing in central Barcelona, ​​but that opportunities in life "you have to grab them as they come." Known as 'The little chief' for five classic status in Argentina, Guardiola sensed the past year `Masche conditions did you have to be a quarterback on defense. It happened on April 12 against Shakhtar Donetsk. Pep had tried before Busquets, since Puyol's injury forced to find new solutions. Mascherano quickly proved he had legs, order and serenity to lead the defense. Together with a couple Piqué highly coordinated consolidated a position where they have settled this season to take gallons of great Leader. The thirteen games he has played so far have all been in the heart of the defense being the most minutes accumulated in this area. Guardiola was quick to praise the Argentine. "It is a central luxury, the best in Europe." This course Pique and Puyol how often have you limping established as the leader of the defense and it has the Pep extension in the field. No other player to take things so fast, says the coach. In the field of corrective exercise formidable is separated enough from the central one when the team attacks and creates superiority in the race. Shrink space on the retreat back and no other player in the template with the ability to 'tackle'.


Mascherano has been uncovered as a player striving, energetic, especially committed to the group. In the dressing room is a leader and eventually became spiritual leader of the international sector. In recent times it has 'turned' with Alexis. Messi is one of the players who most seek to break the Argentine when doubts.

The numbers of the team in season this incident speaks clearly the fundamental role of 'little chief' in the best league's defensive gear. And Barcelona are third in the domestic competition, but only conceded four goals, two less than Madrid, second in the table. Mascherano is a Barcelona player has the ball more than ever in the Age Pep and averages 0 Do 44 goals conceded per game. Masche became also one of the players with the most minutes on the set of Guardiola. Is third in the Champions League and fifth, which added 630 minutes in seven games ahead of other defenses as Abidal, Pique, Puyol. He played also three matches of the two Superocopa. There is only one defense to play more than him: Dani Alves.

Convinced of being privileged to be part of this team, never raised his voice when Guardiola entrusted a role in defense. "It also has nice things to play in this position. Barcelona has forced me to learn. Of course one gets better when you add minutes. I'm getting more comfortable." (via SPORT)

[Barça B] The generation of the 91 of Barça, a mine

Bartra, Flat, Cuenca, Montoya, and Riverola Tello, now in the subsidiary, and agreed to be children at the club.


Marc Bartra yesterday hung a picture on your twitter account was released by his followers ampliamende. It shows a formation of the child for the 2003-2004 season B, a team of a generation of players born in 1991, which, little by little, is paying off. The snapshot, curiosamemente, took SPORT photographer, Paco Largo.

Six players who appear in the image have been re-match, seven years later, Barça B. It is the own Bartra, Planas, Isaac Cuenca, Martin Montoya and Marti Riverola. They continue to pursue her dream of becoming the first team ever. Others fell by the wayside, as Oriol Torres, Marc Hernandez, Gai Assulin, Alex Sanchez, Antonio Vela and Carlos Martinez.

Also belonging to this fifth Thiago Alcantara and full player in the first team. In the same year are Oriol Romeu, now at Chelsea, and Ruben Rochina, at Blackburn Rovers, who have had to fend for themselves in the Premiership and, for now, do very well. The six 'survivors' of that team are at the last step before the big step, which gives access to the Camp Nou, but Bartra, Montoya and Cuenca have already officially debuted the first team. Fran Sanchez, who is the coach of the oldest grassroots, with fourteen seasons behind them, had the pleasure to coach this group of home-grown, which little by little, is putting his head among the greats. (via SPORT)

Barça worries about it more the semifinal that the final of the World Cup

The coaching staff assumes that three days are inadequate for the adaptation process and fear come to this meeting very 'touched'.


Although the Club World Cup is still relatively far in the medium term and Barcelona have to cope with their qualification for the next phase of the Champions League and then the game against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, the technical already planning the next title that can drop this season.

The tournament, which takes place this year in Japan, has several 'handicaps' important that the workforce will face Barca in the best way possible. First, because Nippon arrive in the country after a game of strength and importance of Real Madrid, the rival par excellence of the Blaugrana, and second because the semi-finals will be practically around the corner, as they are scheduled for Thursday December 15 when the team arrives at the earliest on Sunday 11 after a flight of more than thirteen hours driving nearly 11,000 miles.

Thus, the Barcelona only have three days before the game adaptation of the semi-very short time according to experts generally advise a day's stay in the country of arrival by hour apart and we're talking at least seven hours of offset. In addition, the jet lag will still be wreaking havoc on more than one player, so the situation when aligning the best team can be a real headache for technicians, especially bearing in mind the consequences that can produce the game in Madrid.

For the time being alone two possible rivals are known: the New Zealand's Auckland City and the Mexican from Monterrey. (via SPORT)

[Youth] Guardiola applied his method to all the football base

Joan Vilà coordinate a department that has already been launched and in which first-team coach has been personally involved.


Barca's youth system and work your way from the base until reaching the first team, is one of the great secrets of the current success of the set of Pep Guardiola. This is not a project that results from one day to another, although there are many clubs that send messengers in search of answers. There are, but are difficult to find training just watching for a few days. Because it is not just about implementing a system, but to be faithful to a concept, a philosophy.

Guardiola, who has nursed since childhood, understood the process perfectly and now, from his position as first team coach, wants to give a twist to the project. This is seeking perfection and excellence, avoiding complacency. In the same way as for constant improvements in the game system used by their players, also wants to improve the functioning of football base. This has launched a new department, with Joan Vilà, exentrenador base in front. The aim is to apply a single methodology in all categories defined by reaching what is done in the first team. From top to bottom without forgetting any detail. Vilà, which Xavi Hernandez has always considered one of the most important technical career, and held, accompanied by fellow coach Victor Sanchez, who is his right hand, a series of meetings in which Pep Guardiola has defined the basis . At meetings also attended by the trainer Paco Seirul · lo and Emili Ricart recovery. Pep delegate to them the most work and will be the links between the technician and the department.

Because the goal is a comprehensive work of the player, not only in terms of tactical or physical concepts separately, but the player will be seen as a whole, including the nature and behavior. The final intention is to get the player to reach the first team to do so with all the concepts very clearly requires adaptation, with the homework done. Although philosophy and attacking play is the way forward, also will affect the movements required for each position to the smallest detail. To this end have already begun to tax video workouts from different teams that make up the football base. In addition, as acquiring and clearly define what concepts are needed in each of the categories. The quarry as an absolute whole in which all parts must work in the same direction. The aim is to create a perfect machine whose production does not cease. (via SPORT)

[Barça B] See this way Guardiola to Cuenca: "If you have returned twice, is for something"

After Isaac Cuenca debut against Viktoria Pilsen and beyond headline in Granada, Pep Guardiola said some of the virtues that have led to bet on young Reus.


Values ​​aside football, the coach said the mental strength of his pupil, commenting that "if it has been twice the club and has become, it is about something and says a lot about him."

Guardiola reminded of this when Isaac went to Reus Deportiu child in his time and returned to FC Barcelona Juvenil A from the Damm. A year later he again left the discipline to act on loan Barça in Sabadell and was fished at the end of the season.

Isaac's character convinces him, besides being a footballer "very bold, missing things, but we go about having one player against one." Guardiola was at Granada as far left, his usual position with the 4-3-3, but its associated facilities also allows you to perform at the center of the field as a means offensive. Cuenca has great technical ability and great precision in the pass, a staple to keep possession of the ball high and have the control of the game. In this sense, Pep was pleasantly surprised during the summer American tour since "almost did not lose a single ball." (via SPORT)

[Former player] Beckham vs Henry: 'Clásico' to the American

Red Bulls gave the blow in Dallas and they won the right to play a semifinal against Galaxy that will face Becks with Henry ... and Márquez.


It may not be in the final as the top brass would have liked to Major League Soccer, but at least the play-off match will have its star. The New York Red Bulls got the last hit early Wednesday in Dallas and Conference semi-final play before the other `big competition does, Los Angeles Galaxy. Beckham against Henry. The two powers face to face in the most anticipated duel and, suddenly, the favorite places to the most difficult challenge.

Red Bulls finished the regular season clinging to the last place in the Wild Card and had to deal with FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park in the Texas town.

And contrary to the forecasts gave the Texans as favorites, one goal by Joel Lindpere and a Thierry Henry in injury time gave him the victory and qualification for the Red Bulls, who also lined up midfielder Rafael Marquez in a fantastic performance.

On Sunday, at the Red Bull Arena will host the first leg of this semifinal to be decided next Thursday at the Home Depot Center. Not this the first time that Henry and Beckham faces look in his career. If you have already played three times during the regular season in MLS, its games are still remembered in England, when English wore the `7 Is at United and the Frenchman was shining with the` 14 Do at Arsenal.

Between 1999, when `Titi did there come to Arsenal, and 2005, when` Abandon the ManU Becks bound for Real Madrid, faced up to eight times in the Premiership, with a total balance equaled three wins each and two draws. As far as goals are concerned, however, statistics show that while Beckham did not score even one in the clashes, Henry scored six, although the recall is that expired 6-1 with ManU at Old Trafford in the League 2001.

These Clásico duels in England moved to Spain for a year, as if English was one of the galactic Florentino Perez, the French joined the group of Ronaldinho ... Though he did in 2007, just as his opponent left the Bernabeu to move to Los Angeles.

On Sunday in New York, the game is played top of the MLS. Televisions and organization would have preferred that this train wreck, Los Angeles, New York, was produced in the final on November 20 but now, in duplicate, no one escapes this Clásico should be a boost to the popularity of soccer in the U.S. . (via SPORT)

Serious concern in Barça for the risk of a relapse of Alexis

Statistics say that handle specialized orthopedic doctors in sports medicine that the biceps femoris is a muscle that has a significant rate of relapse, 30% of the cases evaluated.


In this situation, the club is certainly concerned about the situation that will confront Alexis Sanchez, who will travel to Chile Do handful of hours flying including how often the responsibility to lead his team in a twinkling to a win against Uruguay and Paraguay in search of a place for the World Cup in Brazil, especially after the humiliation against Argentina last month.

Counted from the club that the ideal would be a gradual return, but it seems that Chile is not for many whims. At least point out that the player has a privileged muscles and their contact and injury was not made alone, trying to dramatize the situation somewhat ahead. (via SPORT)

Alexis will return in San Mamés

The Chilean receive discharged on November 5 after spending two months off the pitch.


Cec Fabregas explained last Wednesday, when he appeared at a press conference to the media, the costumes began to be a little exhausted from the 'coal is undergoing what the Chilean Alexis Sanchez to the trainers to let him participate and all training with the group and that you are discharged once and for all. In any case, the squad can breathe easier because the expectation is that international winger receives the discharge from it is a little over a week.

And that is that next Saturday November 5 will be exactly two months after his injury, the predicted minimum medical services to recover from the failure of the scope that Alexis suffered during the match against Real Sociedad.

Remember that the player broke his hamstring in the proximal upper does the muscle and also the most complicated of Recoveries, so that his hamstring was considered important by the club's medical services.

Chilean forward has been through a real 'via crucis' Do not forget that until now has only played four official games ¿, especially the anxiety that had to get right back to pitch. Hence, the technicians decided that during the league break, which was a month ago the commitments of the selections, the player to leave his country to continue recovering with his family and friends, supervised by a physiotherapist of Barcelona, Girones Roger here, who accompanied the player on his ten day stay in Chile.

Well, since last Wednesday as part of the work being done with the group and in the coming days and completed training with his teammates.

In fact, the technical plans to convene on Saturday for the match against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday to be played on November 6. As an offset, Pep will list a day early, so the Chilean receive discharged on Saturday.

There are also intended to play a few minutes in San Mamés Where any case is considering the possibility that in the starting out why would not reach Alexis 'unprecedented' to the selection.

Do not forget that the forward will be a key for the combined Borghi, who plays many of its aspirations to be in the 2014 World Cup Brazil against Uruguay and Paraguay.

So good news on Barça, to recover one of the players must mark assumes the differences in the team especially considering the shortage of forwards as the current workforce, but also somewhat disturbing by the fact that international play just a few minutes with Barcelona and go to Chile to give everything and more in two games to life and death for his country. (via SPORT)

Pep Guardiola thinks of Cuenca as a second Pedro

Guardiola sees many parallels between the careers of both homegrown and believes Isaac can consoildarse.


The road from Cuenca in the club Isaac can follow a similar direction to that of Pedro Rodriguez. Their characteristics are not identical, but Pep Guardiola believes that Reus and has a point of maturity similar to that of Tenerife when it exploded in the first team in 2009-10.

Low up front, with Peter, Alexis and Afellay in dry dock, has left a gap for Isaac, whom Guardiola thinks providing opportunities, at least the next four games: Mallorca, Viktoria, Atheltic and L'Hospitalet. Then comes the international break and Santpedor expects to recover the canary and Chile, although the performance of Cuenca in these meetings would enable it to continue under the leadership of Pep.

Unlike other young talents, the Barca coach assesses how the striker had to tan away from under Barcelona's youth teams and has not been identified previously as one of the hypothetical future cracks. A case similar to Peter. Isaac came to 18 Barca, in its second stage, having acted in the youth of Reus and Damm. After a great season with Barca Honor Division, Luis Enrique had not won it and return in the hard fields with the Second Division B by Lluis Sabadell Carreras. Despite playing in the Nova Creu Alta, Guardiola lost track of him and was very aware of their evolution. In conversations between Tito Vilanova and Racing on behalf of Cuenca and its progression out on several occasions.

Isaac was instrumental in the rise of Sabadell. His contribution to the collective gear was more decisive than his goals. In 32 games scoring five goals. Last year, the Juvenil A, twelve had scored a team that was in Ruben Rochina his great scorer. Peter also won a place in the first team since the Second Division B with Luis Enrique. He scored ten goals, his record in the youth ranks of FC Barcelona. Therefore, his scoring was uncovered once took the first team. On Tenerife, like Isaac, arrived at the youth club, with 17 years and cut his teeth for four seasons between itself and the Second B Third Division.

Cuenca has confessed admirer of Peter, whom he considers a role model. Both know how hard to reach and disciplined work is essential to reach the top. (via SPORT)

Real Madrid-Osasuna will be played at 12

El blanco set will play on a schedule so far unheard of for him.
Athletic v Barça will be played on Sunday, 6 to 20 hours.
The Barcelona-Zaragoza on Saturday, 19 also at 20 hours.

The match Real Madrid-Osasuna , for the twelfth round of the Liga BBVA , will be played on Sunday November 6th at 12 noon, it was announced today, Thursday, the LFP has also facilitated the thirteenth day schedules.

The Athletic will host Barcelona on Sunday, 6 to 20 hours, while the current leader Levante will play the local derby against Valencia on Saturday 5 to 22 hours.

Already in the day 13, On Saturday November 19 Barcelona-Zaragoza (20.00) and Valencia-real Madrid (22.00) will be played and the Weighing one will visit to Atlético Madrid on Sunday 20 starting from the 20 hours. Schedules of la Liga BBVA. (via MD)


[Matchday 12]
Saturday, November 5
18:00 Mallorca-Sevilla
20:00 Betis-Málaga
22:00 Levante-Valencia×

Sunday, November 6
12:00 Real Madrid-Osasuna
16:00 Granada-Racing
16:00 Zaragoza-Sporting
18:00 Rayo Vallecano-Real Sociedad
18:00 Espanyol- Villarreal
20:00 Athletic Club-F.C. Barcelona
22:00 Getafe-Atlético de Madrid .

[Matchday 13]
Saturday, November 19
18:00 Villarreal-Betis
20:00 F.C. Barcelona-Zaragoza
22:00 Valencia-Real Madrid

Sunday, November 20
12:00 Real Sociedad-Espanyol
16:00 Sporting-Getafe
16:00 Osasuna-Rayo Vallecano
18:00 Sevilla-Athletic Club
20:00 Atlético de Madrid-Levante
22:00 Granada-Mallorca

Monday, November 21
21:00 Racing-Málaga

Cafú: "Pep doesn't make a mistake with Thiago Silva, he is a crack"

Cafú reviews the Brazilian players for which Barça is interested or is closely monitoring the future.


Marcos Evangelista de Moraes, Cafú, remains the most capped player has worn the shirt 'canarinha' (on 142 occasions) and was captain as well, in the last world title in Japan and Brazil managed to Korea in 2002. Now a member of FIFA's Task Force . It is a voice to be heard when talking about football.

The first thing you say is that " Barça is not wrong to think Thiago Silva , is a great player. Respecting Puyol, who has a long rope with him and Pique the Barcelona central duo have for years. Even in Milan , Allegri is making you play midfield and highlights. It has it all, he argues, is good in the air and technical, fast and powerful. But, friend, Milan is not going to let go just like that and I'll says a former Milan. "

Cafú does not object to analyze possible targets of Barça. Together with Thiago Silva, highlights an attacker, Leandro Damiao, Internacional of Porto Alegre, "a type reminiscent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at first sight for her physical and developments in the field, but it is very technical and vertical, which has the goal in the veins and is extremely fast for his height. It is a clear candidate to be the 'nine' in Brazil in the World Cup and just 22 years. "

It does not escape to value Neymar : "It's still very young, but its progression is huge, it's one of the few that can reach to overshadow Messi, the undoubted number one right now. Neymar is now the big question of whether to continue in Brazil to World Cup or go to a big European club. In my view, would be better to Neymar Barca, for his style of play. Although I do not know if Pep Guardiola needs him now or face the future. " Although it is clear that "it is an extraordinary player, very dynamic and goal. And if at age 19 does what it does ... Maybe in Brazil is exaggerated, with the pressure around him, all task and off the field ".

When he quotes the name of Goose , another young talent, wrinkles her nose. "It looked like the strongest, but had a serious knee injury and has not been the same again. You have to wait." Comment about the same Casimir, who nevertheless sees "something stuck".

Oscar has nothing but praise. Since his hat-trick in a World Cup final has gained much prominence Under-20. Cafú sees him "as serious for his age, that life is not complicated and that makes things easy, but what moves! It has all directions, is already a talent. "

It also highlights Lucas Moraes : "Shooting for home because he plays in Sao Paulo, my team's heart next to Milan. I like a lot, has arrived, technical and is returning to what it was after all the mess of his contract renewal and become one of the best paid in Brazil. " (via MD)

Thiago Silva himself is already at Barça

He has commented to his partners that the next season will be azulgrana.


Thiago Silva has told his colleagues in Milan and also in the 'canarinha' that next season will play for Barca , as they explained to Italian journalists. Besides, as long as close to the club means 'Rossoneri', the controlled central Barcelona has already spoken with management about leaving AC Milan next summer, the AC Milan will not hinder Thiago Silva, aged 27 and under contract until 2016 , and agrees to negotiate with Barça from now.

"From Barcelona prefer not to speak at this time", they insisted on Italy's own player and his agent Paulo Tonietto , throwing balls out.

On the other hand, Mino Raiola not only denied yesterday that Maxwell may call at Benfica, as has been rumored, but also in Milan, another club that 'Max' has been associated with his name. However, she noted the City of Roberto Mancini as a bidder firm, indicating that the Blues will probe the availability of Barca to transfer the player. (via MD)

Pelé: "I would like to be Xavi"

The myth of Brazilian football again says that if he would like to play as Barca midfielder.
Vicente del Bosque and said he wanted to be like Busquets.
The Brazilian believes that "you can not compare" Messi and Cristiano and calls for "patience" with the Argentine whom he considers "fantastic".


Pele , considered by many the best player in history, said that if he were to play would be like Xavi . The former footballer, in an interview with Marca, has also said that Spain "is the closest thing I've seen in Brazil's 70.'s Fantastic" while noting that their movement "has just begun."

"If I could, I'd be Xavi . I think it plays I did, "said Pelé , detailing that "comes back, comes to auction, plays I did. People think that I was the striker The last tip, but was third in the attack. " Vicente del Bosque had said once that if I were to play you want to be like Sergio Busquets.

Pelé has opted for a final Spain - Brazil in the World Cup to be held in his country in 2014, recalled that "we know that they go for the second star, but if they think we are going to settle the five that we are wrong. "

As the next Club World , which could face his beloved team, Santos, and Barca, Pelé says that "we have clear that the club has a much more experienced team and has in its ranks more than eight players from the Spanish. However, Santos has four or five quality players: Neymar , the same goose, but we'll see if he recovers because he is now injured. It is a tournament ripe for surprises. Watch Inter Porto Alegre just two years ago, came as the best team in Brazil and a great favorite and could not even start the final. Of course, I hope that is Santos-Barca final. "

On the Brazilian team's star, Neymar , Pelé notes that "is exceptional. I am Santos at heart, so if I just want what's best for my club, how would I want to leave Neymar of Santos? We also Danilo, who plays on the right, excellent, served in the sub 20. Santos is building a great team, young man. I prefer to stay there. "

Pelé has acknowledged that it has not yet sent the video Messi with his goals "but I'm sending. Give assured that I will do." The former Brazilian player believes that Messi "is an excellent player, but I think it is too early to compare with Pelé . Look, since I started to play football compared to me. A Di Stefano, then Sivori, Beckenbauer, a Platini, Maradona. Something needs Pelé when everyone tries to find a successor. Messi is fantastic and has special characteristics. Let us have patience. "

Comparing the duel between himself and Di Stefano with Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Pelé says do not look "for nothing". "They are completely different players. Messi is more technical, has another type of game, more involved in football, comes from behind. Christian is harder, of arrival, stuck. I do not think they can compare. " However, for the Ballon d'Or gets another player: "Give it to Neymar , the better. She has done a fantastic season. " (via MD)

Chori Castro: "Globally, Barça is the best team"


The Uruguayan winger Gonzalo Mallorca 'Chori' Castro said that, "Globally, Barca is the best team, "but he qualified to play in the Nou Camp against an opponent of those characteristics" is a great opportunity to demonstrate " the potential of all the Balearic Islands. "Against Barcelona (on Saturday) we have to prove ourselves first, and with our work we will try to rescue a point for those who left yesterday (against Sporting de Gijón ), "Castro said at a press conference .

On the Barca team, the South American footballer said: "We know we have much control of the ball and ideally it off a bit, but it will be difficult." "To have options, one must be well organized and maintain a line of order because as you know leave a space advantage. Hopefully consiguiéramos a draw last year, although we'd rather win, of course," he underlined.

Castro scored the only goal in the defeat of Mallorca (1-2) against Sporting, has admitted that the loss of these three points has "hurt a lot." "It has been such a bitter feeling that he was a key game for us and what we lost. We wanted to reaffirm the good work with Atletico and Valencia , but it was not. We forgetfulness that should be corrected against Barcelona, ​​"he underlined. (via MD)

Alexis Sanchez, drafted with Chile

Chilean forward must travel with his team after it has started to see the light after a long injury to the biceps femoris.


Claudio Borghi is not the work of Alexis Sanchez and dispense as soon as the Barca forward has started to train with the rest of his teammates, has called for the next international commitments of Chile against Uruguay and Paraguay, as reported by the newspaper "La Tercera".

45 days after being injured, Alexis Sanchez to travel with the team despite not having played any minute with the FC Barcelona since the 'broke' in Anoeta.

Guardiola said at a news conference that he was aware that this possibility could be dropped but also that his trip had to convince him not after so much idle time. However, Alexis will join the rest of his team-mates. (via SPORT)

Barça values in Times Square

To coincide with World Polio Day, held this Monday, 24th October, one of the large video screens in Times Square New York showed a photo of the agreement between FC Barcelona and the Gates Foundation.


The agreement between FC Barcelona and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has echoed around the world. Coinciding with World Polio Day on October 24th one of the large screens on Times Square New York showed an image of the presentation of the deal between the two entities aimed at eliminating the remaining 1% of polio which has not yet been erased.

The photo shows Bill Gates, Sandro Rosell and Pep Guardiola with a Barça shirt and the slogan ‘End Polio’ and featured on one of the screens dedicated to PR Newswire and carried the title: “FC Barcelona and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation make a great team to fight Polio”.

To strengthen the commitment of fighting against Polio, a video featuring Bill Gates, Sandro Rosell and Pep Guardiola was released last week to raise awareness of the problem. (via FCBarcelona.cat)