06 November 2011

The trip of Barça to pending Bilbao of the rain

Barça landed in Bilbao Athletic measured tonight (20 hours). The team, with Cuenca in the list, pending Weather conditions and state of the grass.


The issue of FC Barcelona and Bilbao is on a very bleak and morbid where there will be whether or not problems that can be played from the shock of the 20-hour Weather conditions. The rain has sent the players at the airport of El Prat and receives from Pep Guardiola but a priori would not have problems that could play the game

The Catalan side for more than three points against a team that is on a roll Bilbao and is rediscovering a new style of the hand of Argentine Marcelo Bielsa , who yesterday praised unabashedly Pep Guardiola . The coach of the Lions returned the compliments by ensuring that "what you are doing this Barça is counter-revolutionary" .

The team has moved with all available as well as 70 aseguidores who have traveled with the team (including Evarist Murtra), plus the squad Isaac Cuenca, which follows the calls coming into the first team. It will be a game where the pair Messi-Villa wants to show his feeling in the country to silence the voices that have risen from the press this week in Valencia. (via MD)

Chelsea, in Barcelona to see and to sign?

The sports director of the Blues, Michael Emenalo, witnessed in the Camp Nou Barca-Sevilla. The Nigerian, formerly of Lleida, also came to Sant Joan Despi where Pep Guardiola hailed.


FC Barcelona is a reference for almost all clubs in the world. This is confirmed by the personalities of world football weekly landing in Barcelona to learn from Guardiola training or work methodology of the cantera. One of the past has been nothing more and nothing less than Chelsea's sporting director, Michael Emenalo .

Former Nigerian defender was in Barcelona two weeks ago, 22 and 23 October . On Saturday morning, went undercover for the Ciutat de Sant Joan Despi Esportiva and watched games from different teams in the lower categories . And was surprised by the enormous talent of the younger children aged juvenile or child. Emenalo also took time to greet and chat with Pep Guardiola and amazed with the new sports facilities and Masia, opened two days earlier .

On Saturday 22, and afternoon, watched live from the Nou Camp stands the party Guardiola goalless draw against Sevilla. Although it was one of the best matches Barca Emenalo marveled at his offensive game, although it crashed over and over before Javi Varas.

Mundo Deportivo could not know if during your stay in Barcelona was cited with some of the Chelsea players intended . First on the list, despite renewed in August, Sergi Roberto , who has a clause of 12 million euros. Three other players are homegrown portfolio Montoya, Bartra and Rafinha , they just contract next June 30 and are negotiating its renewal with Barça, and David Villa, Chelsea who was willing to pay 30 million last summer .

Emenalo (Lagos, July 4, 1965) landed at Chelsea in 2007 from the hand of Avram Grant, who agreed at the last stage of player at Maccabi Tel Aviv (1998-2000), the next step after the Lleida (1997-1998). Formed during their passage through the United States, began performing technical secretarial work until he left Ray Wilkins Chelsea and Carlo Ancelotti raised him to the first team. With the arrival of André Villas-Boas, has become the athletic director and the right hand of the Portuguese.

Emenalo is the head technician at all levels. The Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, has been asked to impose a new methodology of work in the ranks of the club and to reorganize the department of 'scouting'.

One of the first news is the signing of the new 'spy' in Spain, his former teammate in Lleida Vicente Fernandez, who replaced Juan Cruz Sol, a former international player of Valencia. A Vincent was often seen by the Mini and the Ciutat Esportiva. (via MD)

[Barça B] Barça B, with the defense table before the Girona

TThe four regular defenders in the last games of Barça B won't be able to help to the team in the Catalan derby of next Saturday in the Mini.


Barça B, gradually is gaining consistency in the Second and the positive results are already common. The subsidiary has added three wins and a draw in the last four days, December 10 possible points.

However, Eusebio not win for trouble and the next day be without the defense being a starter in recent games. The four players who complete the back row of the team were invited by Luis Milla to play two games with the Under-21. Montoya, Bartra, Planas and Muniesa leave Monday morning, the state combined to face Estonia on 10 November in Melilla and Switzerland on November 14 in Cordoba. Both events are qualifiers for the European category. The four, well, besides not being able to be in the squad for Pep Guardiola Cup meeting in L'Hospitalet, not arrive in time to get to Girona next Saturday in the Mini at 20 hours.

Eusebio should draw on the imagination and reinvent the defense. Players that are not being common as Sergi Gómez, Balliu and Oriol Rosell could get his chance, while Captain Armando should also return to the title. Lobato is another option for left-back, so the line could be formed by four Balliu, Gómez o Rosell, Armando and Lobato. Isaac Cuenca also started with the Under-21, although his regular presence in the first team also made him doubt. (via SPORT)

Villa and Abidal, the office of Pep Guardiola

David Villa and Eric Abidal passed yesterday, after training, the office staff by Pep Guardiola in the Ciutat Esportiva to chat privately with their coach.


The Spaniard and French agreed on the office door of Pep, who were asked about their physical condition, since both should go next week to calls for their respective selections and drag and legs many minutes this season.

Villa has played with discomfort for about a month due to a hairline fracture in the tibia of his right leg. Abidal returned and played his last call to the selection and Guardiola wants to ensure that all players are ready to face the past two months. (via SPORT)

The temporal condition the team of Pep Guardiola

Alexis Sanchez pointed to eleven, but Guardiola could be set aside if the grass is soft to prevent relapse.


The return to the starting lineup of Alexis Sanchez is in the air. At first, Pep Guardiola had thought the Chilean line in San Mamés after giving a few minutes on Tuesday in Prague, but the technician could change plans by the state of the pitch of San Mamés. The heavy rain that fell yesterday and that rages in the coming hours will field the muscles soft and Alexis could suffer too much.

The player suffered a muscle tear in the previous visit to the Basque Country this season in Anoeta, and the damaged area is particularly sensitive. Sanchez is recovered, but the risk of relapse is latent and is a factor that Guardiola will seriously consider when preparing the alignment. The Chilean dispute other places with the signing, Cesc Fabregas, but could also enter Villa, whose discomfort and was advised to rest in the Champions League match.

Barca will go prepared to encounter rain, but fear that the match is abandoned. Athletic reported that the drainage of San Mamés is prepared to resist water that may fall during the match. Yesterday there were 93 books per square meter combined, for the day today, indicates preivisón fall another 100 liters per square meter. Large quantities, but that caregivers lawn of the Cathedral rather assumed by the court.

Although you can play, stay in Bilbao Barca can be uncomfortable by inclement weather. The Minister of Interior of the Basque Government, Rodolfo Ares, activated the pre Emergency Plan for the Special Flood Hazard Euskadi. The Interior Department recommended that people not park vehicles or camp in dry riverbeds or riverbanks to avoid being surprised by a sudden flood of water or a flood.

The fans of Athletic is the likeliest to endure the rain to enter the stadium and during the game as it is expected to fall steadily. The Barca players already lived a similar situation last season during his visit to San Mamés. The team conformed perfectly to the conditions of the turf and won by a convincing 1-3.

The expedition will depart at 10.00 h. El Prat Airport bound for Bilbao in a flight of just over one hour. The return will occur just after the crash in another charter flight. The club hope the rain does not force a change of plans and the trip ran smoothly. In any case, yesterday raised an alternative in case of bad weather increase. (via SPORT)

[Former player] 0-2: Bojan and Osvaldo give the victory to the Roma of Luis Enrique in Novara


Spanish Bojan Krkic and Argentinean Pablo Daniel Osvaldo gave the victory to Luis Enrique's Roma that was imposed to home to Novara (0-2) in one of the two early encounters of the tenth day of the League of Italy that Juventus dominates.

Bojan , like his compatriot Jose Angel , started on the bench. With the score even, the front Linyola took to the field when play Leandro Greco . Ten minutes later opened the scoring after a cross by Bosnian Miralem Pjanic .

The Argentine Osvaldo , after an action of his compatriot Fernando Gago , marked the second three minutes later and sealed the shock and the fourth win of the Roma in the season that accommodates you, provisionally, in the equator of the classification. (via MD)

Qatar's team Al Sadd, Barça rival Club World Cup

The Qatar team of Al Sadd the Asian League is taken in the penaltis and will be one of the teams will be in the next Club World Cup in Japan.


The Qatari club Al Sadd next month will play the Club World Cup in Japan after winning the Champions League today in Asia.

El Al Sadd won 4-2 on penalty kicks to Yeonbuk Motors of South Korea. After 120 minutes from an attractive finish and with the score 2-2, the 41,805 spectators watched as the shock was defined from the point of 11 meters. The Club World Cup will feature, among others, the Barcelona of Spain, Brazil's Santos and Monterrey in Mexico. (via MD)

The rain condition Athletic-Barça

The match between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona will be conditioned by heavy rains that are lashing the Basque Country this weekend. While heavy rains are expected, is scheduled to play the game without problems.


The front instability is hitting the north of the peninsula has caused this Saturday have been recorded up to 100 liters per square meter (l/m2) at some points of Biscay and forced, among other things, to stop the match they were disputing the branch of Athletic Bilbao and Alaves in Lezama.

The forecasts for when the match between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona are not very optimistic. Basque Meteorology Agency, Euskalmet, has provided abundant showers and probability of heavy precipitation throughout Sunday and the Department of Interior of the Basque Government has activated the Amber Alert.

Despite all this, Athletic Club sources have confirmed that the game will be played except flood and that in case of rain as this Saturday, there would be no problems since the San Mamés grass drains well.

Athletic v Barça last season also played in heavy rain. At that time Barça won by 1-3 with goals from Keita, Xavi and Busquets. (via SPORT)

Bielsa: "The methods of Guardiola are revolutionary and countercultural"

Athletic Club coach, Marcelo Bielsa, has stressed that "the means and tools that use" FC Barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola, "are counter-revolutionary in football and contemporary".



"This Barcelona is special not the results or his tactical system. At a time like the present one in which the numbers are emblem, Barcelona gives more consistent messages that will linger in the memory of football we want to the way it has decided to attack and defend, "said Bielsa.

In his appearance before the match this Sunday at the Barca coach Guardiola said Athletic has recovered the idea of "multi-function" of players and has also highlighted the Barcelona coach has made ​​"great players improve." "I also very much appreciate that a lawsuit has been established with Real Madrid style that enhances both and all who are watching and that we can copy conflict and its impact on the players passing through their hands put football ahead of the demands of the consumer world and communication, "he reflected.

When he recalled the visit made Guardiola at his home in Rosario before starting his career as coach of Barcelona B, the Rosario has rejected talk that this has become a "master" Catalan coach as "the condition requires that one possesses knowledge that the recipient does not have . " "Speak not so many hours on too many topics presupposes a thorough and pleasant journey. But I have no knowledge that Guardiola does not already have from the other does not know what you know, the phenomenon can not be teaching," he said.

On the game on Sunday, Bielsa said that "the possibility of trying to beat a team like Barcelona are excited to anyone" and has advanced its intention that its rival does not monopolize the possession of the ball and make the game in a "basketball game in which a ring ring goes unchallenged." "If we defend well we will attack it better and if attacked, we defend well. You have to play a full game not to be vulnerable," stressed the coach. (via SPORT)

[Barça B] Eusebio: "It has been a game of power to power"

Barça B garnered a valuable draw in the field of Cordoba in an even game. "It was a game of power to power, with options for both teams," he declared after the meeting Eusebio.


The team led by Sacristán opened the scoring with a goal of Deulofeu. "The spirit of Córdoba to go forward, we left a space that we have taken advantage of at first," opined the coach.

"From the first goal, Córdoba has dominated, has put us in difficulties and has had chances to tie," he added Eusebio.

In the second half of the crash, "Córdoba has had many opportunities and some have been clear. They played with great intensity and has been a lot of faith to seek our goal," Barca coach pointed that finally highlighted the performance of meta Oier Olazabal: "Oier has been very good, had a very good performance." (via SPORT)

Neymar: "Messi is the best, with Cristiano very close"

Brazilian striker Santos says he is now happy to be among the 23 candidates to win the Ballon d'Or. For their coach, Muricy Ramalho, "Neymar is a genius.".


Brazilian forward Neymar , who plays club Santos and was included by FIFA in the list of 23 candidates for the Ballon d'Or this year, dreams of being among the top three in the world, but admits that it is below the Argentine Lionel Messi of Barcelona .

"He (Messi) is the best, with Cristiano Ronaldo very close. I'm already happy to be among the 23 ", said the revelation of the Brazilian told the portal 'Globoesporte'.

The Santos player was included this week for the first time in his career on the list of 23 candidates for the Ballon d'Or, which appears only other Brazilian right-back Daniel Alves of Barcelona, ​​and which is the only played outside Europe.

For the coach of Santos , Muricy Ramalho , Neymar is a great player but still does not compare with Messi. "Today the best is Messi. There is no discussion. Neymar himself acknowledges that, even by age. Messi (23 years) has played more and more experienced. Neymar (19) is just emerging, "said Ramalho, who is preparing the team measured the expected Santos to Barcelona in the final of Club World Cup this year.

"Neymar is a genius. There is a control on the ball absurdity. Change direction at speed without losing control. Soon will be above all else," said Ramalho also told the 'Globoesporte'.

[Former player] Ibrahimovic: "A furious Barça? Just I wait the game of Milan"

"It was my turn to speak my truth, my own story, just as the title. It was time for me to speak," Ibrahimovic told the newspaper 'Aftonbladet'.


Milan forward and former player of Barcelona, ​​Zlatan Ibrahimovic, justified the forthcoming publication of his autobiography, in which he reviews his life, saying he felt it was time to tell his story. "It was my turn to speak my truth, my own story, just as the title. It was time for me to speak," Ibrahimovic told the newspaper 'Aftonbladet'.

According Ibrahimovic "never" doubted that it was necessary to give his version, "not just about Barcelona, ​​this is only a tenth of what appears in the book."

In "Jag är Zlatan Ibrahimovic" (I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic), which goes on sale on day 15, the AC Milan forward accused reveals that, during an argument, the Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, of having "eggs" and of "shit" with Mourinho, coach of Real Madrid, according to Swedish media have advanced. But the player rejects Bosnian Croat origin who have been ill or some ulterior motive that led him to write the book, just the desire to tell his side.

"If anyone has anything to say or know something I do not know, is welcome to speak, but I've told you everything I know in this book," he said.

However, he admitted that his one year stay in Barcelona was very different from what he expected, she had always dreamed of playing in the club blaugrana. "Sometimes it is better to be content with what you have to have a dream and fulfill the dream that almost kills you," he said.

Milan and Barcelona will meet within two weeks to match the group stage of Champions League, Ibrahimovic is considered certain that some people will take care to warm the atmosphere above. "It is certainly clear that someone will try to bite people with my statements and what has gone before. But it's not something I think. A furious Barca? Just hope the game in San Siro," he said.

According to excerpts from the biography developed, the source of conflict of Ibrahimovic with Guardiola lies in the changing position of Lionel Messi, who went on to play center forward while he was injured and he ended up staying there.

Milan striker has already aired at various times prior disagreements with Guardiola, who referred disparagingly to the title of "philosopher" and criticized for not knowing that in his opinion, to treat players. (via AS)