15 January 2012

[Youth] Adama debuts with the Juvenil A

Adama Traoré, player of the Cadete A azulgrana, has debuted with the Juvenil A in the game against Reus on this Sunday. This only 15 year-old young player has left to the field in the minute 74, and it has been one of the main characters of the encounter, since he has given two very important attendances to Dongou. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Youth] FCB Juvenil A 4 - 0 Reus Deportes

Alex Moreno was the opener of a match completely dominated by Barça. Barça has signed the goleada in the second time, with the goals of Pol Calvet and Dongou, this had left double.


Óscar García's boys has won Reus, the team colista of the classification, in the eighteenth day of League. The azulgranas has dominated the whole encounter, especially the first part, and they have enjoyed numerous occasions to increase the differences, until in the second time the goleada has arrived. With this victory, Barça continues second in the chart with 47 points and it chains its third serial victory.

The first one leaves it has put at once of face for the azulgranas, since in the minute 3 Alex Moreno has inaugurated the marker in favor of Barça in a play enough tied. Miguel Ángel has made a center and Alex Moreno it has finished off, but the porter has stopped the ball that has been in the air. Dongou has taken advantage of the one it rejects but the defense has been able to take out the spherical one, although it has finished arriving to the feet of Álex Moreno that has taken advantage of the occasion to mark the first goal of the game.

After this goal, Óscar García's boys has continued dominating the encounter and the occasions have not stopped of being happened, like a clear opportunity of Pol Calvet in the minute 12 that it has finished off of head a very good center of Álex Moreno but the ball has finished going outside. Dongou has also been about to mark the second in the minute 29. The front azulgrana has overcome to three defenses and it has been alone before the porter, but Guille has been able to take out the spherical one.

In the second part the game has continued of color azulgrana, although the locals have enjoyed less occasions because Reus has pressed with more intensity. However, Pol Calvet has signed the second goal from the encounter to minute 51 in a play that Álex has begun Moreno that has made a splendid pass to Dongou, the forward it has centered and Pol Calvet has finished off.

Dongou has enjoyed a clear occasion in a play with Adama from the right in the minute 32 that it has ended up in goal, but it has been annulled on the outside of game. However, four minutes later same Dongou, in an action nailed to the previous one, has written down the 3-0. The front azulgrana has also marked the room, in a combination play with Adama in the last minute of game that has left sentenced the party.

Next week the Juvenil A will face Mallorca in the nineteenth day of the Liga División de Honor Juvenil. (via FCBarcelona.cat)


[Technical Data]
FC Barcelona: Bañuz, Edu, Brian (Grimaldo, min 59), Quesada, Ayala (Adama, min 74), Samper, Álex Moreno, Pol Calvet (Babunski, min 67), Dongou, Miguel Ángel, Quintillà.

Reus Deportiu: Guillem, Jonathan, Balaña, Martell, Víctor Iranzo, Jorge (Antón, min 67), Cristian (Joan, min 56), Uri, Álex, Geri (Óscar, min 46), Edgar (Mia, min 46).

Goals: 1-0, Álex Moreno, min 3; 2-0, Pol Calvet, min 51; 3-0, Dongou, min 76; 4-0, Dongou, min 89.

Referee: José Francisco Pérez Bueno. Brian yellow card (min 38), Jorge (min 41) and Uri (min 42) .

Last session before the Betis

The first team has been exercised in the Camp Nou last time before receiving the Andalusian this evening (21.30 h). They have trained 19 players.


Josep Guardiola and his players have carried out the last training session before the game against Betis. In the Camp Nou have exercised a total of 19 players, 15 with the first team and Cuenca, Montoya, Sergi Roberto and Dos Santos of Barcelona B. The training has served to review the final details before the visit of the Andalusian side (21.30 h).

Remember that Guardiola has to mourn five absences in the first team and is Afellay, Villa, Fontàs and Pedro injured, and Keita is concentrated with preparing the African nations Cup.

After training, the players have eaten together and then have gone home. Be mentioned again at 20 hours at the Camp Nou, to face from 21.30 hours to Betis.

A beautiful expression of Abidal

Eric Abidal was exceptional detail with a child affected by a disease very similar to that suffered by the French, showing sensitivity and humanity.


A reader carla daily La Vanguardia reveals a beautiful story that had as protagonists the French player Eric Abidal of Barcelona and a child affected by a tumor similar to that suffered by the player last year.

The letter, signed by J. Serra Garcia, father of the child, explains how to help your child cope with the disease using the example of exceedance Abidal. To which the young man grabbed her eyes closed.

Explains the father, his son was infected when he explained that forces suffered something similar to what happened to the French and soon to know the bad news said, "Daddy, buy me Abidal's shirt.'ll Fight like him and win my Champions own. "

On January 5, the eve of Epiphany, the Barcelona players did a tour of different hospitals in Barcelona, ​​visiting hospitalized children. Interestingly, Abidal was one of three players nominated to visit the plant where the boy was, thanks to a nurse got to go and visit.

The scene was exciting, because the child could not help but mourn for the happiness you gave him to meet her idol at a time so hard. "Affectionate, gentle, sympathetic, for ten minutes did not stop to hug," says García Serra in his letter.

Abidal, given the sensitivity of the child, tried to dijurarle a smile on his face: "c'mon, c'mon brother, I'm here to cheer. I am also fighting this disease and I'm glad to set up a foundation and then massage the sick kids. "

But his most remarkable gesture when asked what was the watch he wore on his wrist. A Rolex certainly very high value. Abidal took it to place the child. "Here, I want you to stay. Behind my name is engraved," said the player, sensitized.

Despite the insistence of his parents, there was no way to convince that Abidal did not need a gift of that value. The Frenchman insisted: "What is true I do not care. I want him to be happy." (via SPORT)

Xavi and Busquets, anniversary league against Betis

The Terrassa will play today his 400 games to his 32 years, while that of Badia will dispute the 100 with 23.


Xavi Hernandez continues to grow its legend. The player who has played league games in the history of Barca to reach 400 games today against Betis, a figure that reaches 32, with football boots, a physicist in his legs and mind in his head to follow adding in the coming seasons.

Remember that on 10 December at the Bernabeu clásico, played his game as Barca official 600 (already has 603). It is man's record club.

Seeing his extraordinary run of form and the enthusiasm with which he trains every day, should be encouraged to 'threaten' to the three players who occupy the podium: Zubizarreta (622), Raul (550) and Eusebio (543). Of these, only the former Real Madrid is still active, but in the Bundesliga. Like Xavi, Schalke 04 player today completed the figure with a single shirt. Zubi and Eusebio, two former Barca club changed several times.

Since making his debut in the 1998-99 season at the hands of Van Gaal, egarense midfielder has been an example of regularity. After gaining importance in the workforce gradually, only in the 2005-06 season, down the number of shares (16) because the only serious injury of his career in the right knee.

Also today (as in the case of Xavi, where Pep Guardiola gives them minutes) will centenary Sergio Busquets. In the case of Badia del Vallès player will play his 100th with just 23 years, so if you keep your progression will be able to reach levels similar to those of his admired friend of Terrassa.

In fact, his party reached Xavi 100 in its 5th season in the first team at 22, while Sergio Busquets adds his first hundred in its 4th season, but with one more year because debuted with age. (via MD)

Barça will put all the eggs in one basket before going to Madrid

Aware of the importance of three points in the league, Pep Guardiola will field virtually all 'fixed' this Sunday (21:30 h) against Betis. Barca coach dosed not thinking of visiting forces from Wednesday to Madrid in the Cup, but could provide opportunities for some young branch.


Barca look for a new step in the league and forget about the trip a week ago against Espanyol. Guardiola has only fifteen of the first team players and some team players could take a leading role against Betis.

Betis come to Camp Nou after having added three wins in the championship. Barcelona fans after a draw (1-1) in Cornella-El Prat, need to recover to keep rope in the league.

Compared to diabetics, Guardiola recovers Dani Alves and Andres Iniesta, who did not play against Osasuna Cup. The Brazilian, medical care, and technical decision manchego.

In Pamplona, ​​Barça lost its third player of the season for long-term injury. Fontàs joined Afellay casualties and David Villa.

These three casualties, more of Pedro Rodriguez, who will be out for ten days because of a hamstring problem, the departure of Maxwell to PSG and the absence of Keita, Mali concentrate in the African Nations Cup, have left the Barca square, so it seems time to go even further to the cantera.

So Isaac Cuenca will take minutes, which is common since the start of the season. We also have trained this week the full-back Martin Montoya and Sergi Robert, both owners against Osasuna, in addition to the Mexican Jonathan Dos Santos.

Guardiola will have Victor Valdes, who turns 30 Sunday, Alves and Iniesta out. On defense, the only question is central defense with the possibility that central Mascherano to play in place of Puyol or Pique. Front, Cesc Fabregas will probably start playing.

In the Betis wins against Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Sporting Gijon have served as a balm to their position in the table.

Probable teams:

FC Barcelona: Valdés; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Abidal; Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta; Cesc, Messi y Alexis.
Real Betis: Casto, Isidoro, Mario, Dorado, Nacho; Iriney, Cañas, Salva Sevilla; Jefferson Montero, Santa Cruz and Rubén Castro.
Referee: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva (c.gallego).
Stadium: Camp Nou (21.30 hours).

Hulk, the '9' that Guardiola wants?

FC Barcelona could have on its agenda to one of the best scorers of the day: Brazilian Hulk, Porto.


Hulk would be one of the priorities of the azulgrana side to strengthen their front next season. His main supporter would Pep Guardiola. The Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport 'even speculated that the Barca coach would rethink its continuity on the bench if the signing does not occur.

Givanildo Vieira de Souza, known by his nickname of 'Hulk' is a power forward, powerful and versatile, it can act both as a center for the wing. At 25 years, serving his fourth season at Porto, where the team last year won the league and the Cup of Portugal, in addition to the Europa League. Their records were dramatic: Luso was top scorer of the tournament and scored a total of 36 goals in 53 matches.

The good work of the Hulk in the ranks of the 'dragoes' have not gone unnoticed in other major clubs. Chelsea is one of the most interested in signing him, according to some sources, would provide up to 30 million for him. (via SPORT)

Ibrahimovic: "Thiago Silva is better than Piqué and Puyol"

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a fervent admirer of his teammate Thiago Silva. So much so that it deems best defender barcelonistas Pique and Puyol.


The Milan forward considers that the Brazilian has everything to arrive at most high.

"Thiago Silva is like me, but on defense," said 'Ibra' told the Italian club's official website .

"When I see him play, I realize that he is the world's most complete defense. I shared team players like Puyol, Piqué, Thuram and Cannavaro, and if you ask me why, for me Thiago game to another level," adds former Barca striker.

Ibrahimovic facing forward to the derby on Sunday against Inter Milan: "It will be an intense match," he predicts. (via SPORT)

Spotlight on Betis

Barça’s opponents on Sunday, Real Betis, are one of the most historic clubs in Spain and although they only got back into the top flight this season, they won the 4th ever Spanish League in 1935 and in more recent times the Spanish Cup in 1977 and 2005.


Betis spent two seasons in the second division before winning the league title and promotion
in 2011 and in their last league game at the Camp Nou in 2009, they lost 3-2, with Eto’o (2) and Gudjohnson getting the Barça goals, whilst the 1-1 draw they managed in Barcelona in 2007 – with a last gasp equaliser from Sobis - handed Real Madrid a league lead they never gave up. Last season Betis lost 5-0 to Barça in the Spanish Cup in Barcelona, though they inflicted a rare defeat on Guardiola’s team in the return leg.

Betis made a great start to the season and won their first three games to go top of the table
before reality set in and they went on a disastrous run of ten games in which they managed
just one draw and nine defeats and dropped into the relegation fight. They seemed to have
turned around that horrible run and despite getting knocked out of the Cup by second division teamCordoba, they have won their last three league games against Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Sporting to move into a comfortable 10th place on 22 points.

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[Barça B; Liga Adelante; Week20] UD Las Palmas 3 - 1 FC Barcelona B

Barça B won his fifth straight game without a win after a final defeat in Las Palmas.


The Union Deportiva Las Palmas broke his streak of three games without a win after scoring Barcelona B imposed a gathering of good football in which, however, the Barca squad ended diluted with the passage of the minutes (3-1) .

After a fit of excessive respect the islanders were quick to get glimpses of his quality at the forefront after a move initiated by Viera chalk, and Ruyman Guerrero, who finally gave in with Quiroga in the small area, becoming the first Argentine both pleasure (1-0, min. 7).

After the goal, the subsidiary culé tried to balance the scales with a rush of Taylor down the right flank but his shot went off the right side of the yellow goal.

With both teams delivered in attack, began to multiply the chances for both sides, featuring a cavalcade of Viera in min. 18, aborted by the target Masip, and a header from Soriano in the insular area that the college ended up canceling out for offside.

Then tried to Las Palmas, on 31 minutes, shielding the crash after a cross from Guerrero who disappeared licking the bottom right, but the effort was in vain. Four minutes later, a new and dazzling rise Tello allowed the band shot in the mouth Soriano to score and tie the contest (1-1, min. 35).

After the break, returned to the erosion of Gran Canaria behind Barca and thrown in a corner by central Viera David Garcia appeared, with a header from close range, sealed it 2-1 on 55 minutes.

From there, the staff of Eusebio Sacristan gradually faded away, thus finding a new crack Guerrero in the Catalan rearguard to score the third and final target (3-1, min. 66).

Deulofeu input and Kiko Femenía returned to give alternatives to Barça B, although the shock entered a phase of chaotic comings and goings, which was able to move like Las Palmas in the water to fish finally recorded three points.

[Technical Data]
Las Palmas Barbosa; Pignol, Ruymán, David García (Juanpe, min. 66), Vitolo, David González, Javi Castellano, Laguardia, Jonathan Viera (Roque, min. 92), Guerrero (Vicente Gómez, min. 84) and Quiroga.

Barcelona B Masip, Marc Bartra, Muniesa, Tello, Soriano, Rodri (Deulofeu, min. 67), Cristian Lobato (Kiko Femenía, min. 74), Riverola, Balliu, Espinosa (Oriol Rosell, min. 84) and Rafinha.

Goals: 1-0, min. 7: Quiroga, to pass Ruymán, 1-1, min. 35: Soriano, following assistance from Tello, 2-1, min. 55: David Garcia, 3-1, min. 66: Guerrero, the center of Quiroga.

Referee: Juan Martinez Munuera (C. Valenciano). Canales was assisted by David Card and Chinchilla Sergio Ortega. For locals, were admonished Viera and Vitolo. For visitors, they were ready against Riverola and Lobato.

Incidents: Some 11,423 spectators flocked to Estadio de Gran Canaria. They observed a minute of silence in memory of former player of the UD Las Palmas, Juan Antonio Angulo, Dieppa Carmen, the mother of the entity exconsejero, Angel Luis Padron, and also by Antonia Moreno, mother of former chief news of the entity, Francisco Suarez.