25 November 2011

Rafa: "Undoubtedly we can win Barcelona"

Getafe defender insists the speech released by the coaching staff and marbled throughout the week that winning Guardiola's team is not an autopsy.

Be honest. Did you sign the tie?

We will go to win. We know that the club is a complicated rival, but our mentality and more here at home is always the same and the idea is to go for three points. Sure you can win at Barcelona, ​​although more difficult than others.

Do you expect to hold?

Decide the coach, but I always see on the computer. He had eight months out injured and I think I've been to a good level in these two games I've played. Now the coach decides.

Who gets more motivated to match?

They are very close to the classic and want to get over Madrid. The resentment that are between the two great causes them to lose even less points. In our case playing against the best is always a challenge and are motivated hundred percent.

Lacen said he did not enjoy against Barca, but suffers ...

It has its nuances. Certainly there are days when you want battered and earth swallow you, but hopefully not for this game. We face many of the best players in the world and there are times that make you suffer a lot in the field.

What response from the fans expect?

It's a game against Barcelona, ​​nice to see and which does not happen every day. They do not usually come many, but are very loyal. We are at home and is a nice game to watch, we hope you have fun with our game.

Who would ask him to give rest Guardiola?

For me, Messi is a step above everyone else, including the Barcelona players that are great. (via AS)

Guardiola: “We have a fascinating build-up to Christmas, and it all starts against Getafe”

The Barça manager believes this weekend’s trip to Getafe is vital considering there are two home games to come before going to the Bernabéu and the Club World Cup. The three forthcoming matches are what he describes as ‘a dangerous phase’ and he will be calling on the players’ mental strength to keep up the chase on leaders Real Madrid.

Josep Guardiola is treating the trip to Getafe very seriously indeed, with some crunch games to come in an action packed December, which includes big journeys to Madrid and Japan. "Between now and Christmas we have a fascinating month ahead of us, and everything clearly begins tomorrow," he said.

Hard work to come

He insisted that "in this championship, you have to work really hard right until the end ... everything matters in this competition. All the teams have their virtues, and if we aren't at our best we can drop points. Christmas is coming and we have to try to keep up with Real Madrid." So, he believes the squad is going to have to "keep up the same form, intense football and number of chances created as last month. We have to get better day by day."

The Champions League match at San Siro behind him, Guardiola is wary of Getafe. "Their manager was at Levante where we found it very difficult. The team has bought well this season and the pieces are starting to fit into place. We must remember that they have drawn a lot of games in the final minutes." Also, while Getafe have had all week to get ready, his own side is travelling "after playing a very intense game, a very tiring one at the San Siro, and we have to travel again just three days later."

Big things ahead

Guardiola also spoke about the seriousness of the Clubs World Cup in Japan. "You have to win the Champions League to get there, and so this is a very big thing," he said. Asked whether he thinks some players are being affected by their lack of playing opportunities, he commented that "they all have to make sure they don't let it get them down. All of them deserve to play, of course, and I'll make my decisions depending on what I see. They all have to help each other."

This Thursday, Jonathan Dos Santos extended his contract until 2015: "We hold him in very high esteem, and I know him well. He's very versatile and Barça shouldn't let him get away. He's too good, he's got too much class, and he shouldn't leave FC Barcelona so young. There are not many people that can create such pressure and pass the ball around as well as he does. I hear that he accepted the conditions in a minute, and that says a lot for him. It means he values this institution, that he's happy here." He also said that when the technical secretary decides to keep a player on, "it's because he thinks there is room for him in the first team."

Josep Guardiola also spoke about Tito Vilanova, who underwent surgery on Tuesday. He said he is missing his assistant both personally and professionally. "Tito is not here right now, but he'll be back soon. We are missing him in every way. He is an intimate friend of mine, I'm missing him, and when it comes to managing the team he does everything I ask of him. He's slowly getting better, but should relax and take his time. He'll be back whenever he can." (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Ex-player&coach] Davids demands an excuse to Cruyff

Edgar Davids has ruled on Cruyff's words calling it racist, though he admits he does not consider it racist Cruyff said that should excuse.

Edgar Davids, former Ajax player and board member of the Dutch club, Johan Cruyff expected, advisor and colleague in the management, to apologize for racist words poured on him.

Davids was interviewed Thursday night on CNN on the topic of racism in football and his words were picked up by Dutch sports publication "Voetbal International" in its online edition.

Among the issues addressed include former player about controversial comments made by FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Blatter, 75, apologized this week for remarks in which downplayed racism in football.

"What he said Blatter is unacceptable, but he apologized. Something happened in Holland, when Cruyff made a racist comment. He did, but did not apologize for it," Davids said on CNN.

Davids was referring to statements made by the former number 14 in which said, according to former player himself admitted in a column in the newspaper "De Telegraaf", which Davids was on the board of commissioners (RVD), one of the organs Ajax managers, "just because it's black."

Cruyff then defended himself saying that he is not racist, but the comment was taken out of context by the Dutch media.

In that sense, Davids said he does not believe that Cruyff is racist but admits that that comment was inappropriate and expect a "apologies by Johan".

"If someone makes a racist comment, it does not mean it is a racist. But I think it must be said: 'You've gone too far and you have to apologize for it.' And not just apologize to the person who have offended, but to all those who throughout his life have suffered (discrimination). For me it is unacceptable that not apologize for that, "said the former Barcelona. (via SPORT)

Adriano declared fit but Iniesta out for Getafe

For the Liga game with Getafe, Pep Guardiola will be able to count on Adriano and Alves, but Iniesta will be sitting out another game. Twenty players will be heading for Getafe on Saturday, once again including Isaac Cuenca.

Barça trained this morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper for the last time before Saturday's fixture with Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez (22.00). Adriano joined them for the first time since sustaining a hamstring injury ten days ago, and has been declared fit for inclusion in the 20-man squad that will travel to Madrid. Dani Alves also returns after missing the AC Milan game through suspension, and there is also another chance for the B team's Isaac Cuenca.

But Andrés Iniesta has failed to recover in time. He has already missed the Milan game due to a groin strain picked up against Zaragoza last weekend. Despite considerable improvement, the pain has not gone away and it was considered best for him to get some more days of rest. His availability for the next few matches will depend on how his recovery progresses.

FC Barcelona fly from El Prat Airport on Saturday morning at 11.00 and should land in Madrid about an hour later. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

The squad:
Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Fàbregas, Puyol, Xavi, Villa, Alexis, Messi, Thiago, Mascherano, Keita, Sergio, Pedro, Maxwell, Adriano, Abidal, Fontàs and Isaac Cuenca.

Pep has already used the 3-4-3 eight times

The coach had been using the system on Wednesday in the league and without the participation of Gerard Piqué.

San Siro was an exception. Until last Wednesday in Milan, Pep Guardiola did not use the 3-4-3 in the Champions League , or the Camp Nou before the kites or in front of two computers with a much lower potential as BATE and Viktoria Pilsen . Even in Minsk, Belarus enclosed with the team with nine men behind the technician did not change their traditional 4-3-3.

The implementation of a tactical picture so bold had fallen to the league and not at all, always depending on the opponent. Seven in total 12 days, five in the Stadium ( Villarreal, Osasuna, Atletico, Sevilla and Mallorca ) and two outside ( Valencia and Sporting ). The home win is resolved, except the day of Seville, which ended in a draw thanks to the inspiration of Javi Varas . Outside has been different. In Valencia (2-2) did not work because the speed of Mathieu on the left led to two goals and Gijon (0-1), although they won, disorder 3-3-4 tactical team forced to rebuild on the fly .

It is unusual not begin and end with three defenders. Only against Villarreal (5-0) and Osasuna (8-0), Pep does not tweak the sistema. In the rest it opted to return behind of four, independently of the marker. At the end of six wins and two draws.

The choice of players for a defense of three also serves a very specific profile. Essentially have to be quick to fill gaps and dysfunctions that may arise. No wonder, then, that the trident Alves-Mascherano-Abidal was started four times. Fielded in two Puyol-Mascherano-Abidal and one by Mascherano-Busquets-Abidal . He played in Milan was formed by Alves-Puyol-Abidal .

The main conclusion is that Piqué never plays defense in three. Whether it's owner and if it comes in place of a partner. Faced with Atlético, Sporting and Grenada joined Pep late in the game and play with four back ordered. (via MD)

Thiago, favorite to "Golden Boy"

The young crack of Barca favorite to win the Golden Boy.
Along with the other four nominees Thiago are Götze, Hazard, Eriksen, Wilshere.

Thiago Alcántara can be the 'golden boy' of the season. The young man is holding Barca crack a tight duel with the German Mario Götze to be chosen as winner of the ' Golden Boy ' award for the best sub Tuttosport 21 in Europe, the' Golden Ball 'of young people. Thiago is adding many votes as remarkable as the performances he gave in San Siro against Milan, both offensively and in the work pressure Blaugrana team, not forgetting his good games for the red, both in absolute Vicente del Bosque as in subsection 21, Luis Milla.Thiago is the favorite.

Tuttosport close the vote in the first week of December and today's edition, the newspaper of Turin will announce the names of the five top rated players, which are: Thiago Alcántara (FC Barcelona, ​​Spain), Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Eden Hazard (Lille, Belgium), Christian Erikssen (Ajax, Denmark) and Jack Wilshere (Arsenal, England).

Tuttosport This award has been accomplished previously by two other Barcelona, ​​Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas , although in the case of the player of Maresme, yet he did when playing for Arsenal. Both Cesc and Pep Guardiola also won another award previously highlighted for young people as was the Bravo Trophy, awarded by the Italian magazine Guerin Sportivo.

In previous years the winners of the Golden Boy Tuttosport were: Rafael van der Vaart (2003), Wayne Rooney (2004), Lionel Messi (2005), Cesc Fabregas (2006), Sergio Aguero (2007), Anderson (2008) and Alexandre Pato (2009).

This edition also choosing other Spanish players like Iker Muniain (Athletic), Álvaro Vázquez (Espanyol), Sergio Canales (Valencia) and Dani Pacheco (Rayo). Also included the 'Barça' Oriol Romeu, who plays for Chelsea and the former Real Madrid Rodrigo Moreno (Benfica). And the group of members of the Spanish League foreigners as Thibaut Courtois (Atletico Madrid) complement, Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) and Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad).

Thiago Alcántara the favorites in the final duel with Mario Götze the benefit of playing at FC Barcelona Pep Guardiola, who adds his own. (via MD)

Piqué didn't end up 'molto happy' in Milan

The centre-back is not expected to be a substitute in San Siro where heated in the band but did not stop playing.

Gerard Pique did not end just glad his trip to Milan. And Barca defender was out of the lineup in a big game, those that appeal to all fans, whether the team they are, and of those that every footballer wants to play if you have the option. Moreover, the profile of certain players like Milan Ibra, Boateng or Thiago Silva invited to pull a tall, well-equipped central to the air as Piqué and also knows how to overcome the first line of pressure the opponent as anyone, either with a spotless driving or with a pass, short or long, measured. Fast is not, but it is not a merchandise.

For all that Piqué was not expected to be a substitute in San Siro . As expected no heat in the band to end up staying without leaving the pitch. A substitution with an explanation / excuse tactics but also hides a message for reflection. (via MD)

Negotiated for Abidal in the hotel in Milan

The same day of the game the agent of Abidal was done with Bartomeu, Zubizarreta and Sanllehí to sit down the bases of the agreement so that he continues more one year.

Éric Abidal goes crazy for his signature on a new contract with FC Barcelona. Therefore, the French international was quick to say after the game in Milan, told a French TV, which only needed the signature. The reality, according to the Catalan club is that there is a minimum agreement by which the continuity of 'Abi' is guaranteed at least a year, but there are still issues to negotiate and sign the renewal is not soon.

In total there entente is the willingness of both parties to maintain their relationship, but there are still clauses polish finish. Finally, the agreement could be of a fixed year (ie until 2013) plus one optional season linked to the number of matches played by the French defense. There are also cut fabric tab level, as against that Abidal is in its fifth season in Spain will be taxed at the higher end, 43 percent of their income, and the player does not want to lose money.

In any case, if Abidal ran to the good news in the same San Siro was because it was 'warm'. And his agent, David Venditelli, and the heavyweights FC Barcelona had negotiated on the morning of game day at the same hotel Pep Guardiola's team in Milan, Hotel Rosa Grand. Specifically, for the Catalan club participated in the meeting the vice president Josep Maria Bartomeu, sports director, Andoni Zubizarreta, and the director of Overall total, Raül Sanllehí. Those not attending the meeting were President Sandro Rosell and Eric Abidal, although interestingly both were in the same hotel where there was negotiation. Specifically, the President was in food policy with representatives of Milan while the player was resting in his room. Although Abidal is assumed that the agreement is only the absence of signature, as the club will still have to wait. (via MD)

[Barça B] Canteranos de Primera

The excellent record of Barca B players to make decisions also require sales or transfers.

The quarry work is giving great results in Barça, but also runs the risk of resulting in an excess of production. The young players are burning stages at an accelerated pace and the club has reached a point that should make decisions on players who only have two outputs: up to the first team or accept one of the many offers of Spanish First Division and abroad.

Barca do not want to miss any cracks projects aimed high in the subsidiary. The players have the dream of playing in the first team and they and the coaching staff believe they are prepared to take the leap. If you complete all renovations are underway and contracts have been met, the technical secretariat can be found with a 'overbooking' did 27 players at the start of the next session.

Barca has 21 professional football players in the first team. Of these, two end contract at the end of season but the club intends to renew: Abidal and Pinto. Another, Seydou Keita, has linked its continuity to a series of variables and, if not an unexpected surprise arise, will also continue in the state.

Therefore, without accounting for possible trades, if Guardiola decides to remain at the helm of these 21 players and see how you get six more of the subsidiary. Jonathan dos Santos has been the first to renew until 2015 and thinking of him as first team player. SPORT and moved that the contract was about and would be the next to expand its links Rafinha was once attached. Barca has been assessed, but its good poster can take you to be transferred or assigned. Zaragoza is the best placed team, although Germany has also attracted interest from teams like Borussia Dortumd or Wolfsburg.

Montoya and Bartra contract ends June 30 and both are negotiating the renewal with a premise accepted by both parties as having the first team sheet. There are still differences, but it is clear that neither will continue at Barca B next season. In a more primary phase is the renovation of Isaac Cuenca, who is also out of contract at the end of the season. The player already knows the club intends to renew and, seeing the role that Guardiola has also come in the context of the first team.

These three players, add two exceptional cases such a Muniesa and Kikos Femenía. The defender ends contract on June 30, 2012 and does not receive a form template First Division, would be free. If not, has a year insurance. Meanwhile, Kiko Femenía signed for three seasons after agreeing with the Hercules an outlay of two million euros. The agreement was established that in his second season was up to the first team or could ask her out.

A goal with great courage

Field players are most look, but the three goalkeepers in the Barça B are highly valued in the football world and the second stage is running out. Oier, with four seasons in the subsidiary, and Miño, with three out of contract and several First Division clubs are awaiting their future. For its part, Masip renewed this summer until 2013.

The Barca players, shopping in Milan

Thiago starred in the story of the day to give his jersey to a clerk.

The staff of Barcelona took advantage of his stay in Milan for shopping in a city closely linked to fashion, splendid for gamers Catalans, always at the last. Thiago starred in the story of the day and gave his jersey to a clerk who was delighted with the detail. Cesc Fabregas was one of the most active and you could see testing military-style boots. Players interested in Dsquared clothing, wearing the make the first team on the road. (via SPORT)

Xavi deserves another Ballon d'Or

f Messi had not broken into the world of football, the egarense would be a reference. In Italy they call 'il capo (the head)'.

Was unlucky midfielder egarense ... Bad luck in regard to the struggle for individual titles, not by groups. On a personal level has met an opponent, Leo Messi, who admits no rival for his talent in the definition is incomparable. And you know that football is the goal and the Argentine chapter is far superior. It also assists in giving, in the view of the play and sportsmanship on the pitch. In other words, that a player has met with so complete and perfect that has left him in a lower step. But, without doubt, the absence of a player like Rosario, Xavi Hernández would be the No. 1 candidate to win the Ballon d'Or.

The '6' Can FC Barcelona is a great example for players who want to build the game. Controls the periods of play like no other, master the art of passing the ball at the right time and the art of not leaving it close away by having at hand, or exercising too much pressure on him ... Caracoled about himself and again and get a head start. It is very difficult to steal the ball without a foul.

In this absolute control of the position and the ball game adds a really privileged view. Look up and when it detects the recipient, it sends the ball with great accuracy. Overlooked or private. It does not matter. The ball always comes to the player you have eye contact. And goal. Xavi has a goal. Arrival is a midfielder.

This quality and just showed in his debut with the first team, the distant August 18, 1998, in Palma, in a game of the Super Cup in Spain. Since then, the Catalan government has played 595 games (he has played the most in club history) and scored 63 goals. A figure to take into account that speaks of the involvement that has Xavi attacking play. Not limited to contribute their talent in the wide area. It continues until the danger zone of the rivals, which always comes as a surprise and great determination.

Deserves the Ballon d'Or 2011 for its regularity. It is difficult to find a game that has played badly or has been so thick as to be replaced. If all coaches (and coaches) that Xavi has always trusting in him, something will. In this sense, his height (1.68 m) has never been a problem for him. Has supplied the lack of inches, the physical talent, craft and know-how, over time, has been refined to the point of being an object of desire by all major European, especially Italian, which always have valued their intelligence on the game box.

To all this, Xavi, who in Italy is called 'Il capo (The head)', has a whopping 18 titles in his resume, including 6 League, 3 Champions, 2 European Super Cups and World Club 1. At the level of selection, 1 and 1 World Championship, World Under 1 20 and a silver medal in the Olympics. A collection of titles only available to a number 1, a Ballon d'Or.

A Xavi, its 31 years, met in January 32, time is running out to win the Ballon d'Or Messi, 24, does not fall off the throttle and still rising to higher and higher levels. You can not dispute this title ... But do not worry. Because, besides being an excellent footballer, is a humble guy, easy, normal. No egos and realistic. Xavi, but not Ballon d'Or is happy.

Although there never has been the Ballon d'Or, Xavi has a collection of individual titles: Newcomer 98-99, 04-05 League player, player Eurocopa'08, better play maker 2008, 2009 and 2010, update date View Count midfielder of the Champions 08-09, 2010 world player for World Soccer ... Football also has been rewarded with great prizes. (via SPORT)

Jorge Fossati: "What differs to Barça is the group"

Jorge Fossati said that "someone who understands football Barca can not speak without praise".

Jorge Fossati , coach of Al Sadd , who could face Barcelona in the Club World Cup in Japan said that "someone who understands football Barca can not speak without praise. If I could have taken the Barcelona of the way. Of all the teams in the Club World Cup , Barça is the only team that stands above the rest. "

Speaking to 'Ona FM' Fossati, to a possible match against Barca, believes that "nothing is impossible, that's true, but there are logical things and we can not beat Barca, but try to enjoy this moment."

Al Sadd coach believes that "Barça has great individuals, but the difference with other powers in the world is whole, as Barca team is outstanding, the work of all the coaches and now Guardiola is fantastic."

Fossati has not wanted to compare this Barça to another. "The main mistake is to compare different times, it's best to keep each team was spectacular in their time, even without any doubts in recent years there is no team like Barcelona," he assured. "I hope that Messi has a severe flu and can not play, but then I think about how to stop Iniesta and Xavi "recognized. (via MD)

Ingla: "Mourinho is a thorn in Barça"

Marc Ingla, former deputy sports club, reveals the details of contacts with the coach of Real Madrid.
For English, Mourinho, al be disqualified, by dolido is "a corresponded love in".

Marc Ingla , former deputy sports FC Barcelona, ​​participated in the program d'Esports 3 "Efectivament" and spoke of his meeting at the time with Mourinho .

Ingla acknowledged that "we as a candidate and technical future Pep Guardiola , but both Jose Mourinho and Jorge Mendes insisted that much because we knew Barcelona Mou had a past. "

Regarding the possible Portuguese assistant, England says that "there was talk of Luis Enrique and Pep and spoke also do not know if it was Chapi or Sergi Barjuan" . "We spent three hours with Mourinho. He was friendly and polite at all times. He agreed with the Pep issue but we had another plan for Pep " said the former vice president.

Ingla also revealed why the technician never arrived at Barça. "The issue of character ... Mourinho told him: 'Joseph, you have a problem because you use too strong the media'. He said, 'Yes, well, I'm not going to change'. This disqualified him " to sentence said "I think he has a thorn, an unrequited love". (via MD)

Guardiola visit to Tito Vilanova in the Hospital Vall d'Hebron

Pep was the first member of the team visit to Villanova.
The coach is now progressing well and on the ground.

Pep Guardiola has visited this afternoon at his right hand, 'Tito' Vilanova , which is on the ground after the operation he underwent last Tuesday at the Barcelona Hospital Vall d'Hebron .

'Tito' favorable evolution in the parotid gland surgery and during the day has only been visited by their relatives and close friends. Besides being his second, 'Tito' is a close friend of Pep from which coincided children in La Masia and for this reason has been the first team member technical staff i have come to see him after the operation. (via MD)

[Former player] Riquelme: "Barça has the perfect team"

Boca Juniors player and ex-barcelonista Juan Roman Riquelme believes that Barça is now the "perfect team".

Riquelme spoke at length in an interview in the newspaper Ole on different topics. Among them, about their exequipo, FC Barcelona, ​​and the contribution of Leo Messi: "It is hard to beat Barcelona. Hopefully we fortunate enough to win a Cup and play a final with them, would be awesome, but they play very well. The Barcelona is the perfect team. This is what happens to Spain. He plays just as well because most of the players are Barça, but three quarters ahead Messi missing. And Argentina is seeking an identity because we understand that not Let's play like Spain or Barcelona. Although it is not going to be Messi Barça. "

For Riquelme, Leo has greatly improved its contribution to the albiceleste. "Messi is now well. Little by little began to feel what it is, what is in Spain, which means for Barcelona. You know it's the best in the world, which is very important for the selection, which relies heavily on people him. The other day with Colombia made a very good second half. He looks happy. And I think every day is going to play better, "he said.

"Barcelona have several players who were in the same time and in the same team as Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Pique ... We play something else: all that matters now is winning here. It's fine if there a team that plays very well and lost, probably at five dates the technician has to go. If there is a very bad team that plays and wins, the people of that team will be happy. We will settle for too little. And is worrying, "said Roman.

The exbarcelonista recognizes that the same players who surprised everyone: "They are unique. Argentine Messi is the best in the world. Crisitano is the player's Play, is the most complete, Iniesta is the best play this game : knows accelerate, when to brake, when to pull one back, when to dribble to make you a failure, knows everything that happens in a court (...) is not big, not strong, not fast, but sees what others can not see. " (via SPORT)

For Casillas is Özil better than Messi and Villages Boas than Guardiola

On Thursday they met the votes that made Iker Casillas and coach Vicente del Bosque for the Ballon d'Or and Coach of the Year.

Iker Casillas, goalkeeper of Real Madrid, who voted as a captain in the Spanish football team, elected the following players: Cristiano Ronaldo (3 points), Mesut Özil (2 points) and Leo Messi (1 point). As for coaches, Casillas opted to reward Mourinho, Del Bosque and Villages Boas with three, two and a point respectively each one.

Vicente del Bosque, on the other hand, granted the three points to Messi, two to Cristiano and one to German Müller. As coachess, the Spanish coach Pep Guardiola opted for, who say voting "not only by their titles, but also for his behavior on and off the field, something that must be taken into account under the rules of the prize FIFA sends. " (via SPORT)

[Selection] Sabella: "It cannot be demanded Messi the same yield in Barça"

The Argentine coach Alejandro Sabella admitted that "there is good for anyone to demand the same performance" Lionel Messi in the "albiceleste" in Barça.

"Messi is an extraordinary team who delivers the ball 30 meters from the bow and when the team is given five options to pass," the coach said in an interview published by the newspaper "Tiempo Argentino '.

Sabella noted that these facilities do not have them in Argentina "or Messi, or Higuain, Aguero or because the computer on which are marked with rivals overwhelming difference in the leagues in which they are." For extécnico of Estudiantes de La Plata, the "albiceleste" has "a handful of elite players" but also "must recognize" that there are "difficult to get tipped markers, markers and a forward power higher than do well to head ".

The coach admitted that there are two things that "get crazy" in the selection. "The first is that they attack us too, which shows that we have many problems and that something is not right. The other is to have no explosion in the attack", said the former aide of Daniel Passarella in the World Cup in France 1998.

Sergio Batista Unlike his predecessor, Sabella is not intended that the selection play like Barcelona, ​​which he considers "the best team in the last fifty years." "Far above all it is. One must be humble and recognize the virtues of others. Barcelona is the team I like to see, "he said. The coach was "right and wrong" in their four games leading the team in the qualifiers for Brazil 2014, while he remarked that his "ideal coach is defensive strength, balance in the midfield and offensive power." (via SPORT)

[former B coach] Luis Enrique: "I never get tired of seeing Barça play"

Luis Enrique was not lost on Wednesday, the match between Milan and Barça. And praises Barça game.

Days before they face Udinese, the exequipo of Alexis Sanchez, Luis Enrique saw on television the match between AC Milan and FC Barcelona. And it defines. "Barcelona played for Barcelona, ​​as usual. It was a good match between two great teams. I never tire of seeing Barca play is a matter of feelings. Dissect raids and the possibility that their game offers me place a lot, but only they can do that kind of game.'re used to it for years. "

Luis Enrique is now coach of Roma, but do not forget your way through Barça as a player and Barça B coach until last season and is closely monitoring everything that happens at the Camp Nou. (via SPORT)

Abidal renewed with a formula of one plus one plus one

After the French eentre-back Eric Abidal announced that renewal is much closer, have begun to know more about this new contract.

As he explained on Thursday the program 'Fora Joc' ONA FM and has been able to expand SPORT, Abidal's new contract will run for a season, extendable to two (one at a time) in terms of games played.

Abidal, who wanted to ensure at least two years, has yielded to the Catalan club in exchange for the club will increase the financial bid. The player and said after the game against Milan to the signing of the agreement was very close. (via SPORT)

[Former player] Hleb: "There is nobody better than Messi"

The exazulgrana Hleb, now in Wolfsburg, considered in a statement to the website 'goal.com' that Barca and Madrid are favorites to win the Champions.

"Bayern Munich has a great team, however, Barca and Real Madrid are great teams," said the Belarusian, who did not hesitate to say that he doubts that "Bayern have a chance against them." "They are unstoppable," he added.

In these same statements, Hleb also surrendered to his former teammate Barca Messi: "There is nobody better than Messi." "You can not compare with Messi Götze, because the gap between them is immense and Gotze not be as good as Messi, who is at the height of Maradona," he said. (via SPORT)

[Youth; NextGen Series] FCB Juvenil A 5 - 1 Celtic Glasgow

Gabarrón, Dongou (3) and Sandro have signed the goals of Óscar García's team that won for 2-0 after five minutes of game.

Juvenil A azulgrana has closed the group stage of the NextGen Series beating people. It has been undone by 5-1 of Glasgow Celtic in a match that has been seen for sentencing after five minutes when Barça won 2-0. In the second part is completed the rout, led by a magnificent Dongou, author of a hat-trick, with goals from Sandro and Watt, only director of the Scottish team. Now, Juvenil A match for a few rooms waiting to be played a single match in the Miniestadi . Ajax will be the Aston Villa.

Juvenil A game has been solved by fast and in five minutes and had two goals. The first was a work of art Gabarrón that from the front half is connected back to the goalkeeper unstoppable Thomson . Moments later, Dongou has signed the second with a header after a play full of refuse in the visiting area. In a flash, Barça had the game half solved.

At 2-0 on the scoreboard, players Oscar Garcia have come to control the game well, and Celtic have tried to stretch lines, no more success than a couple of arrivals has been covered well Bañuz.

At the beginning of the second part is time the Cameroonian Dongou. The striker has completed a backlash to make it 3-0 on the scoreboard. I had enough and, later, have connected a great left footed shot to make it 4-0. Before, Dongou had also topped the pole. A real festival of African player.

The team rounded off the victory with a goal by Sandro final 15 minutes, after a great pass to the area of Limerick and, shortly before the final whistle, Watt has scored the goal of honor for all Scots. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

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Juvenil A: Bañuz, Edu, Bagnack, Ayala (Oliván), Grimaldo, Patricio Gabarrón, Samper, Quintillà (Quesada), Sandro, Miguel Ángel (Babunski) and Dongou.

Celtic: Thomson, Miller, Slaners, Fraser, Toshney, Kidd, Herron (Patrick), Filip, Twarvzik, Watt, Mc Gregor and George.

Goals: 1-0, Gabarrón (min 3); 2-0, Dongou (min 5); 3-0, Dongou (min 55); 4-0, Dongou (min 58); 5-0, Sandro (min 74); 5-1, Watt (min 75)

Referee: Abraham Martínez Sáez.