24 December 2011

QPR, the escape route for Hleb

Queens Park Rangers could be the solution for Hleb during the winter.


Alexander Hleb, who finishes his assignment in Wolfsburg at the end of this year, would most likely destination Queens Park Rangers FC English as Barcelona has ruled reinstate the first team and opts for the sale as the best solution for the player .

Barca have offered the former player of Arsenal and the English club Birmingham, who have shown interest in incorporating the player during the winter market and remain the property of the player for free after the season ends because the Belarusian contract, as reported by the 'Daily Mail'. (via SPORT)

Pedro: "We must go step by step before thinking about Madrid"

FC Barcelona striker analyzed the current boat from Tenerife and was wary of the tie against Osasuna copera considering that "we must go step by step" even though a cross with the Madrid "is possible".


The canary winger of Barcelona Pedro Rodriguez on Friday praised the hypothetical cross-quarter-final against Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey, where both clubs pass their respective heats.

Pedro, who celebrated the victory over L'Hospitalet show as " happy for the game and as qualifying was because this was important for us, "he said about the possible crossing with whites that "it is possible to cross with them but we're going step by step. If you have to give, because as usual, to prepare well because it is a tough opponent. "

The end Barca made ​​the remarks in the context of another Charity Friends Meeting Vitolo, where he appeared next to exazulgrana Jeffren, now in the ranks of Sporting Lisbon, where he returned to make clear his hunger for titles. "Hopefully we can finish season with new successes and titles but know it will be difficult, "he said.

Pedro also had words to show their enthusiasm to contest the European Championship next summer. "Hopefully I can go to the Euro," he said, while admitting that "it will be a tough group but it is still early to know whether we go or not though forward to maintain because it is also a title that I'm missing and that I would get very excited. " (via SPORT)

Messi, champion of champions for 'L'Equipe'

"He has won everything with Barcelona, ​​with goals and lavish parties," said the newspaper on its front page. He is joined on the podium Novak Djokovic and Sebastian Vettel.

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi of Barcelona was today elected "champion of champions" sports daily L'Equipe, ahead of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and the German driver Sebastian Vettel.

"He has won everything with Barcelona, ​​with goals and lavish parties," said the newspaper on its front page where it appears almost exclusively Rosario player.

At 24 Messi, winner of the last two editions of the Ballon d'Or, choose the third row with Real Madrid's Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez Spanish.

Elected with the votes of the editors of the newspaper, Messi managed 807 points, 208 more than Djokovic, world number one author of an unpublished series of consecutive victories on the circuit and more than 552 world champion in Formula One. (via AS)

[Barça B] Tello bursts into his debut at the Camp Nou with two goals

He opened in Camp Nou with two goals, prize to their comely culé.


Cristian Tello Basin shares with Cuenca the age (20 years) and residence, Sabadell, even if it's your hometown. In the district of Cifuentes began playing and the CF Unió Can Rull Rómulo excelled as Barca and his team signed him to fry. Shone, was the top scorer in the International Tournament of Maspalomas with 12 years, but stalled on reaching the Juvenil. After a one-year assignment to Damm, Barça gave him low and he signed for Espanyol. There was reactivated on a meteoric rise from the Juvenil B, A and the subsidiary. Offers poured in and the card offered Espanyol's first team for the 2010-11 League Pochettino OK.

But Tello had an outstanding debt: success at Barça. Agreed to return to B in the 2010-11 and Pep him play friendlies in the summer of 2010. Hampered by injuries, things were not so fast. He had patience and debuted at L'Hospitalet in the Cup not scored in the first leg, but on lap bigoleó at its premiere at the Camp Nou. (via MD)

[22 Debutante of PEP]
2008-09
Sergio Busquets
Thiago Alcántara
Xavi Torres (Levante)
Marc Muniesa
Alberto Botía (Sporting)
Abraham González (Alcorcón)

2009-10
Andreu Fontàs
Jonathan dos Santos
Jonathan Soriano
Gai Assulin (Manchester City)
Marc Bartra

2010-11
Oriol Romeu (Chelsea)
Sergi Gómez
Rubén Miño
Nolito (Benfica)
Martín Montoya
Sergi Roberto

2011-12
Isaac Cuenca
Gerard Deulofeu
Rafinha Alcántara
Cristian Tello
Martí Riverola

Ten clásicos between Real Madrid and Barcelona in one year is possible

Guardiola and Mourinho have seen the faces eight times with Barca and Madrid.


The embarrassment can be terrible. If FC Barcelona and Real Madrid and Osasuna Malaga eliminated, respectively, will meet on 18 and 25 January, or on dates close if television had changed the day, and added ten clásicos in which Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho measured from the November 29, 2010 they met for the first time. Will be 10 matches in just over a year, specifically in 14 months, divided into 3 league, both for last season and this year played the Bernabeu, three butlers, two quarters of this virtual campaign Mestalla final last two Champions League semifinals and two Supercopa of Spain.

The thing would not be there. This season is scheduled to return logical confrontation league national championship to be held at the Camp Nou. It could happen, and it is not unreasonable, if Barca fail to remove the Bayer Leverkusen and whites, CSKA Moscow, both could see their faces at some crossing of the Champions League quarter-final well, either in semifinals like last season or in the final in Munich on 19 May. The auction would be as one to win the Cup and one League, which was repeated the following summer the sequence starting with the Supercopa of Spain over two legs. So far, these latter options are mere conjecture, but not so much that the two giants of Spanish football quarter-final to see King's Cup and complete the ten clásicos played on more than one year. (via MD)

The Cup draw leaves January without rebates for Barca

The match against Osasuna, the derby against Espanyol and may complement the hard classical picture of Barca earlier this year.


With the match against Osasuna and the possible crossing against Real Madrid and Malaga in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, was completed on schedule FC Barcelona in January promises to be super-duper. Will match the week and weekend if Barca fail to remove the 'rojillos' in the second round.

The first match will take place precisely at Osasuna on Wednesday, January 4 at the Camp Nou and from ten at night. The danger of this meeting lies above all in the closeness of the Christmas season and its excesses, as well as the fact that so important a player as Leo Messi Barca have returned just two days before the crash, with the state so that it can lead the party face. Keep in mind that the Sunday after Barça facing the derby against Espanyol after 21:30 and Xavi and Messi both travel the next day at the Zurich Ballon d'Or, gala Both are nominated for Player of the Year by the Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo.

Once it is buttoned Zurich, Barça will focus on the return copera against Osasuna, to be played on Thursday 12 from 22:00 pm at the Reyno de Navarra. The following Sunday (day 15) Betis which will visit the stadium from 21:30.

In the event that Barça remove the 'rojillos', will again midweek match between the winner of the tie between Real Madrid and Malaga, with the first leg away from home. Subsequently, the League would visit the stadium and take on The Rose Garden Malaga, with exact time and date yet to be determined between Saturday 21 and Sunday 22. Then touch around the quarter-finals of Copa del Rey in the Camp Nou against the winner of that tie, between Andalusia and Madrid rivals. Finally, the month of January would be closed the weekend of 28 or 29 with a new travel league, this time to Villarreal always dangerous terrain.

This busy beginning of the year would be only a foretaste of things to come, with a February in which, in addition to the league championship, they would play the semifinals of Copa del Rey and which come into play in the Champions League. Next to nothing. (via MD)

Izco: "Osasuna is not going to hide and will not give up the Copa"

The president of Osasuna , Patxi Izco , said that the team from Pamplona, ​​coupled with Barcelona in the second round of the Copa del Rey, "is not going to hide" not going to give up the competition, despite qualifying the Barça "as the best in the world."

"Osasuna will face this challenge with all the enthusiasm in the world. We know that we face the new world club champion, the best team in the world, which has won the Champions League, but by no means Osasuna will hide and will forego the Cup, "he said.

Izco, during the usual Christmas dinner with the media, has argued that the embedded 8-0 in the league this season at the Nou Camp is "forgotten" and added: "We're going to compete. The ideal would be to bring a result that would give us possibilities to solve in Pamplona. "

He noted that "it would have been nice for the fans" play the first leg in Pamplona and the possibility of fitting a win in Barcelona to lose interest in the qualifiers for the Reyno de Navarra has said that "could happen", but they have "no fear".

"Let's dream. Until you play, you never know," said Izco, who has acknowledged that they would not have chosen to choose today's draw, because if Barcelona eliminate the winner will face Real Madrid -Málaga.

The club's sporting director, Angel Martin Gonzalez, Barcelona also has qualified as "the best team in the world" and said that Osasuna have had "bad luck" in the draw held today in Madrid.

"I do not want is the truth. We hope to do something nice in the Cup is important for people who have fewer minutes in the league to participate there. We must accept and that's it," he stated.

He said that "it is always nice and exciting face Barcelona," and stressed that the last thing to think about the 8-0 Osasuna is embedded in the league at Camp Nou, where Navarre played with nine casualties in the template .

"It's a different game and we will try to make another film," he noted Martin Gonzalez, who added that Osasuna is "in good time" and will "compete safe" in this tie.

"We will try to come alive at the second leg at the Reyno de Navarra and we will try to be decided here. If we get to the quarter is because we have eliminated the best team in the world and anything we come we will see more feasible" , has opined. (via MD)

[Selection] Sabella would like to talk with Guardiola about Messi and tactics

The coach is shown admirer from Guardiola to who would ask "a heap on tactical and also on Messi".


The Argentine, Alejandro Sabella, expressed his admiration for the Barcelona coach, Josep Guardiola, who would like to ask "a lot" of tactics and Lionel Messi.

"I want to ask so many things (Guardiola). With regard to the tactics that ask him a lot. With respect to Messi, I would ask how he was looking to grow, which I think is the best position in which he yields, which should be treated humanely with him, but also ask the other. The global tactical aspect, "he told the coach in an interview with the newspaper "La Nación".

Sabella called "overcome" the comparison Messi-Barcelona, ​​Messi-Argentina team. "I think it's better, but obviously the context is different. It is a task for all make it feel different to him, of all, I insist. In all."

The coach said that "sometimes you do the same" as in Barcelona but not always can. "And it is because of Messi, the context is totally different."

"All we have to help get pressure on Messi. He has to have the natural pressure of being an extraordinary player who comes to defend the colors of their country. We must leave him alone for one day will not come again," said Sabella, reiterating an idea that has recurred in recent months.

Also asked to "support" for the crack and that "the question of Barcelona does not go" in relation to the constant comparisons between the performance press the "Pulga" in their club selection.

"You can not compare. Not seek controversy, on the contrary, we have to end this kind of questions because they lead to nothing. We must help this controversy no longer exists, to that question no longer exists, which leads anything, "he said.

Asked if Messi is the best of everyone present, even if higher than Diego Maradona and Pele, the coach said: "There is no doubt that Messi is the best player in the world in recent years. Being a football different from other times, it is very difficult parameter to a comparison. " (via MD)

Luis Álvaro de Oliveira: "The offer of Madrid for Neymar was a joke"

Luis Álvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro, the leader of the Brazilian Santos, analyzed the current situation of Neymar, possible landing on Spanish football and the brilliant performance of Barca in the Club World Cup,


President Alvaro Santos of Brazil, Luiz de Oliveira Ribeiro appeared before the microphones Friday RAC1 to assess the present and future of its main star, Neymar, revealing details of the interest of Barcelona and Madrid in its services, and analyze the performance of the Barça Clubs in the World.

Luis Alvaro started the interview with a beautiful nod to play Barca comparison. "Barca is for football as Gaudí for architecture," he said flatly refine seconds before "I have not come to Barcelona to sell Neymar."

Questions about the Brazilian superstar did not wait, and the president of Santos reviewed the current influence of Neymar in Brazilian football and the reason for trying to keep him at home the coming years. "I have a very strong commitment to the truth. Neymar The issue was basic. Has incredible potential, it is one of a kind. Presents individual characteristics very different from the other great Brazilian players.'s Very young, at age 19. I felt to sell now was to sell the future. If you run now, the Saints will become the third team with the most fans in Brazil, behind Flamengo and Corinthians. All the fans of Brazil's devotion to him and that is a priceless heritage for Barça and so we made every possible sacrifice for continuity rejecting offers even millions, "said Santos president Neymar that compared with" a character in Play Station ".

Santos president paused in the assessments of Neymar and gushed into the Barca game in Japan. "I went to Japan with high hopes of winning. For me it was a surprise for fans, too. Unaware that Barça had such quality. Except on television, had not attended the practice of his game. After four minutes of seeing the Barca play and play ball and I knew we would lose the match. We were all mesmerized by the touch of Barcelona and we were dead, "he said.

Luis Alvaro surprised to recognize that the intention to register the exfutbolista Pelé to play in the Club World Cup was absolutely real. "If I could, I would have handled the schedule time to take Pele World Cup clubs. I also thought of making a two against two, with Pele and Neymar on the one hand, and Messi and Maradona on the other. The houses had been advertising revolutionized "he said, while recalling that in his time player" Pele was happy at Santos. He made a lot of money there. Neymar is happy now and not come out yet. "

President Santos, who made it clear that "if it depends on me, never pierce a Neymar" gave a warning to potential purchasers by declaring that "Neymar who sell to pay more. Santos is owned by the partners and I must them. His dream was to follow Neymar and so did it. "

Luis Alvaro also praised the treatment by Sandro Rosell in the approach by Neymar. "Sandro directly treated me in a friendly farewell Ronaldo. I have a good impression of him. He speaks a great Portuguese, is a gentleman and we understand very well. I gave her freedom to speak with the player. Then I was sent an emissary to Initially sales started and told him no. "

Different feelings were left from Real Madrid, to begin to "lay siege" to the Santos. "Real Madrid started its siege with an invitation from Ronaldo for a drink. In the midst of it, Ronaldo said he spoke on behalf of Florentino Perez. They wanted to pay less than the termination clause was a joke," he said, without stop criticizing other people linked to club blanco. "Wagner Ribeiro is a person close to Madrid and I think it had an economic interest in white dress," he added.

Santos president unveiled his communication with Sandro Rosell after the failed meeting with Real Madrid. "After meeting with Florentino, called Sandro. I have two stories, one good and one bad. The good news is that Neymar not go to Madrid. The bad news is that not going to Barca," he said on his message to Barca president in an issue that directly called "competition" between the two 'big' in the Liga. "There has been a competition for having Neymar. I think it was just a matter of football, but a geopolitical issue," he said decisively.

Luis Alvaro continued praising his players, stating that "Neymar is in the process of transformation myth idol" and returned to make clear its intentions. "I can assure that Neymar will stay at Santos until 2014. There is the personal commitment of the player and his father to stay with us. There is no commitment or to Madrid, Barcelona or anybody," he said.

However, the president of Santos virtually shut the door to a possible continuation beyond the player's World Cup Brazil 2014. "In 2014 Neymar start a war. Barça has no advantages. Sandro sympathies have no influence on future negotiations. In 2014 the contract will be free and in August will be free to sign for the club sees fit," he said.

"I would like Neymar, if you will, was the club where you feel at home and enjoy playing," said Luis Alvaro, who would not get wet on possible preferences. However, they sent a small nod to the boat to the state that would like to avoid a case similar to the relative failure of Robinho in the old continent. "I would not do it like Robinho, who spoiled in Europe to try to change their characteristics," he said.

Santos president surprised not to 'sell' any of his players at Barça. "I do not know any Brazilian player who has Barca seal characteristics. They have players who make collective prevail. Brazilians Despuntan more for the individual factor," he said.

Luis Alvaro, despite concealing information on the figures presented, did not hesitate to acknowledge the existence of formal offers from Barcelona and Madrid. "Barca and Madrid have made offers in writing. Highest bid was Real Madrid. Barça had plans for the future, leaving more time Neymar at Santos. Madrid, however, had more short-term emergency," acknowledged , joked while stating that "I have rejected written offers of Barcelona and Madrid. I felt like The Passion and the 'will not." (via SPORT)

Zubizarreta: "The preliminary round against Madrid doesn't remove me the dream"

Barca's sporting director was cautious to put aside a possible crossover with Real Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey by ensuring that "the dream is called Osasuna and then there is nothing".


The sporting director of FC Barcelona, ​​Andoni Zubizarreta, was relaxed this Friday to evaluate a hypothetical clash with Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of this Copa del Rey.

Zubizarreta, at a ceremony held in Bilbao, was emphatic in stating that "the tie against Real Madrid I still do not lose sleep because sleep is called Osasuna and then there is nothing."

Barca sporting director said "I do not like future scenarios" and "if it has to happen will happen" at the time warned that "Osasuna competes very well. In league win easy, but every match is different and certainly Mendilibar have learned much since then. " (via SPORT)

Kaká: "Barça is the best team against which I have played"

Kaka has no doubts about what is the best team he has faced in his career: Pep Guardiola's FC Barcelona.


Real Madrid striker is sincere and surrenders to the evidence when asked about it in an interview with 'Band Sports' : "Yes, it has been Barça. rendondo are a team, have been playing together for a long time, and Messi is confident in the top. "

Kaka admits that Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta and company are at a level above the rest. And beat them is a challenge for him: "They are not invincible. In the final of the Copa del Rey last April and we beat them."

The '8' Madrid also praised the performance of his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, who says "It's a very good player. Messi has its qualities, but Cristiano is very complete: shoot with the left, right, throws Although the faults and is well on its head ". (via SPORT)

Guardiola’s Barça end the year 2011 with 170 goals in all competitions

The 9 goals scored against Hospitalet signified yet another record for Guardiola’s Barça team, as they ended the year as the team from the Primera Division who have scored the most goals ever in a year.

With the win on Thursday, Barça, in the last game of 2011, overtook Real Madrid, who have scored 167 goals.


Barça finished the year 2011 in style. The thrashing of Hospitalet, 9-0, signified yet another record for Guardiola's team, who appear to have no limit. On Thursday, goals from Pedro, Iniesta, Xavi, Thiago, Tello, and Cuenca, the latter three with 2 goals each, ended a year with 170 goals scored. It's an historical figure since until then a team from the Spanish League had never scored as many goals in the various official competitions, in the same calendar year. Before the Cup game it was Madrid who had scored most goals, a total of 167, exceeding the 154 goals that Barça had scored in 2010, but Barca still had the last word before the year ended, and with the 9 goals against Hospitalet, went ahead of Madrid.

This is the biggest win since Guardiola took over the first team squad, beating the 8-0 thrashing of Almeria last season. To find the last Barça 9-0 win we have to go back to the 1978/79 season when they swept Rayo Vallecano aside.

Following are more details from the Spanish Cup match against Hospitalet:

- Cristian Tello, with 2, scored his first goals for the first team, which means that 18 different Barça players have scored this season.

- With 56,480 spectators, this was the biggest crowd in a return leg of the last 32 of the Spanish Cup in the Guardiola era.

- In the League and the Spanish Cup, Barça haven't conceded a single goal at home this season. Madrid, in the Spanish Super Cup, and AC Milan in the Champions League, are the only teams that have managed to score at the Camp Nou.

- A total of 13 players who came up through the Masia took part in the game against Hospitalet: They were Puyol, Fontàs, Pique, Busquets, Thiago, Xavi, Dos Santos, Tello, Iniesta, Cesc, Sergi Roberto, Cuenca, and Pedro.

- In Guardiola's starting 11, Pinto was the only Barça player not to come through the youth ranks. (via FCBarcelona.cat)