17 February 2012

Iniesta longs for the recovery of Villa

The player manchego posted on his twitter a picture with Villa and wished a speedy recovery for the Asturian.

Andrés Iniesta, who has come voluntarily to the CiutatEsportiva de Sant Joan d'Espí has posted a picture with David Villa profile of Twitter, who was on site to continue his recovery.

The player manchego has devoted a few words wishing a speedy recovery to Villa: "In the sports with @ Guaje7Villa! I feel like you are back!.

David Villa is in a second phase of recovery, once you were removing the screws that held his fractured tibia. (via SPORT)

Leandro Damiao and Oscar, the agenda of Barça

FC Barcelona is attentive to changes in the Brazilian market and the players who stand out in the South American country.

FC Barcelona is closely following the Brazilian market in particular are two names: Leandro Damiao and Oscar, two Internacional Porto Alegre, sounding louder.

Leandro Damiao is a 'tank' striker, who has scored 40 goals in 54 games this past season and was already in the first list of options this past summer, in case the FC Barcelona chose to incorporate a nine pure. The 22 years is one of the highest rated players of South American market and several English clubs have already done with the player groped. Tottenham came close to signing last summer but postponed the operation.

The player's agent, Vinicius Prates said recently: "In January, the club and the player decided to go with an eye on the Copa Libertadores, but in July the situation can change."

Another player in the club has its eye is midfielder Oscar dos Santos, also from International club came in 2010. The young midfielder is a very skilled playmaker, who has been capped teams from the lower echelons of the 'canarinhá.

The Brazilian player has been compared with Kaka ever since its inception and was spotted by Barça scouts at a Nike Cup in England when he was 15. Oscar was on the list this summer to play for FC Barcelona, ​​with the formula 'in-between the Barça B and the first team', but the player renewed by the Internacional Porto Alegre until 2015. (via SPORT)

[Former player] Hleb signed for Russian Krilie Sovetov

The Belarussian Hleb, exbarcelonista, signed for a modest Russian team, the Krilie Sovetov.

The Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb, former player of Barcelona, ​​signed a contract with the Krilie Sovétov until the end of this season, according to the Russian club said in a statement.

Hleb went to Holland, where is concentrated the team, all to prepare for the resumption of the Russian league on 3 March after three months of winter break.

The historic Krilie Sovétov are fourth from bottom in the Russian league, so you have to fight for survival during the next two months of competition. (via SPORT)

[Barça B] Miño will undergo surgery today

The player will be involved early in the afternoon of an injury to the meniscus in his right knee by Dr. Ramon Cugatand Xavier Yanguas.

Barça B goalkeeper Ruben Miño will undergo on Friday by Dr. Ramon Cugatand Xavier Yanguas of an injury to the meniscus in his right knee. It was decided to carry out the transaction after the player has felt discomfort on the outside of his right knee in the last week.

Once surgery is completed the club will issue a medical report. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

The alternatives to Alves and Mascherano

Heading into the league game this weekend, Guardiola will have to make a makeshift defence seeing that Alves and Mascherano are suspended for the match against Valencia. In the first games of the season, with a lot of absences in the back line, Guardiola opted for a 3-4-3 formation.

Josep Guardiola will be forced to replace Dani Alves and Javier Mascherano, both suspended, ahead of Barça’s next league match against Valencia at the Camp Nou this weekend. The manager will either have to call up reserve players or reshuffle his first-team line-up in order to fill the centre back and right back positions.

Under Guardiola, Carles Puyol has taken up the task of stepping in the right back position from time to time. The absence of Mascherano, however, could force the manager to keep the captain in the middle and instead opt to send Adriano Correia out wide. It’s worth noting that the Brazilian is still recovering from injury. Guardiola’s third option is to call up Martín Montoya. The youngster is a pure right back, he’s a regular feature in Eusebio’s line-ups, and he’s played and scored for the first team this season.

Carles Puyol and Gerard Piqué are the only true first-team centre backs at Guardiola’s disposal against Valencia. In the event that one of the two don’t line-up in the middle of the defence, the manager could call on the reserve team’s Bartra and Muniesa. The coach could also use Éric Abidal or Sergio Busquets to fill the possible gap in the middle.

It looks as though Abidal will be the man to defend Barça’s left flank. If Guardiola decides to use him in the middle, however, Adriano or Muniesa could replace the Frenchman out wide.

On Matchday 1, Barça played against Villarreal with a makeshift defence; Guardiola only had Mascherano and Abidal at his disposal. The manager sent his men out in a 3-4-3 formation, moving Busquets back and positioning the Argentine and the Frenchman on either side of him. Curiously enough, Barça played with 3-4-3 formation against Valencia in the first half of the season. (via FCBarcelona.com)

New signings have scored 23% of the team's goals

Cesc, Alexis and Thiago, plus with Fontás, Barça’s newest players this season, have scored 29 of the team’s 124 goals in official matches. Last year’s signings scored 27 goals in the 2010/11 season.

Barça’s signings this season have brought in a lot of goals for the first team. Cesc Fábregas, Alexis Sánchez and Thiago Alcántara - his first year as a first-team player- have scored 23% of the team’s goals (29 of the 124). Cesc has 15, Alexis 11 and Thiago 3. Andreu Fontás also joined the first team this season, but before he could net any goes he sustained a serious injury.

This year’s signings have outscored the players brought in last year. At the end of last season, Villa, Mascherano, Afellay, Adriano and Jeffren netted 27 times, totaling 18% of the team’s goals. (via FCBarcelona.com)

Jorge Valdano applauds the refusal of Madrid to give Bernabéu for Cup final

"The statements of the spokesman of Barcelona are out of place because it tries to Madrid in the center of the problem," says the Spanish-argent.


Jorge Valdano, former general manager of Real Madrid sports has lashed out against Barça spokesman, Toni Freixa, for expressing the wish of team azulgrana to contest the Cup final against Athletic at the Santiago Bernabéu. "I found unfriendly statements by the spokesman of Barcelona. They are out of place because it tries to Madrid in the center of the problem, and Real Madrid is not even on the periphery of the problem ", said the program 'El Larguero', of the Cadena SER.

The Spanish-Argentine applauds the refusal of merengue club of not paying their stadium for the final cup-bearer. "Not only Madrid has said that if the fans do not already said no. And that it is reason enough for the club to consider that this problem is not theirs. The problem is the Athletic and Barcelona, and in any event of the Federation, which is what has to define the situation. E l Madrid, by now, does not paint anything." (via MD)

Gerard Piqué renews the image of MANGO

The centre-back of FC Barcelona extends their relationship with the fashion company, which will be the great banner of the spring / summer 2012.

Gerard Piqué is arousing the admiration of the world of fashion. That means after official confirmation that MANGO has announced that the image renews azulgrana for next spring / summer 2012 as a banner of the firm H.E. by MANGO.

The firm H.E. by MANGO was created in 2008 in order that men were holders of a menswear line and now, at the same time modern.

On Monday February 20, Gerard Piqué will be officially unveiled to the media, renewing its links with H.E. by MANGO. (via SPORT)

Manchester United is joined to Barça in the bid for Rami

The English team has set its sights in centre-back of Valencia also likes azulgrana technical secretary.

The French centre-back of Valencia Adil Rami continues to increase his contribution after their good performances in recent weeks.

After Barça's interest announced by the centre-back Rocky Gallo, now joins Manchester United.

The encounter that played Valencia on Thursday at the home of Stoke City, with a narrow victory for Valencia CF and where Rami was aligned on the axis of the rear with Dealbert, served for several scouts from United controlasen Gallic centre-back movements.

From England recognize that competition with the club will be tough, but forward the 'Red Devils' would be willing to pay around 30 million euros. (via SPORT)

Pina: "While Messi playing, there will be no another Ballon d'Or"

The president of Granada, Quique Pina said that Messi will take all Ballon d'Ors while playing, and there will be more players like Cristiano Ronaldo.

Quique Pina, the president of Granada and one of the important leaders Udinese, the last club of Alexis Sánchez, went to ONA FM to comment on Barça, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. "I think every year Messi is going to be Ballon d'Or. I do not say Cristiano is not a great player, the thing that Messi condicionces are unique. Although there with Maradona, we all thought that Maradona would not be born and other finally we have overcome. The figures of Crisitiano are impressive, but I believe that other Cristiano Ronaldos will be born." (via SPORT)

[Barça B] Juveniles Ayala, Miguel Ángel and Grimaldo, with Barça B

The subsidiary recovered and Sergi Roberto, Dos Santos, but Muniesa, Bartra and Montoya went with the first team.

The first team needs continue to influence the reality of the Barça B. Given the absence of Alves and Mascherano through suspension, Pep yesterday cited three defenders of the subsidiary right back Montoya, centre-back Bartra and polyvalent Muniesa. In contrast, the return of Keita and Busquets recovery returned yesterday to Sergi Robert and Jonathan Dos Santos to the discipline of B.

This caused three other juveniles work under the orders of Eusebio with the usual Jean Marie Dongou and Patrick Gabarrón. They were the centre-back Sergio Ayala, left-backAlex Grimaldo and the midfielder Miguel Ángel Sainz.

The team will train behind closed doors today at eleven o'clock and 17.30 hours to fly to La Coruña, where tomorrow will take on Depor at 18.00. (via SPORT)

A less physical, more 4-3-3 at Barça

Pep has five straight games with that drawing, the more ''streak' of course.
The 3-4-3 has lost weight this month with fatigue, low 'players' and opponents.


They come back to the Camp Nou the Valencia and the dangerous left-handed duo forming Jérémy Mathieu and Jordi Alba. Barça, scarred from the first round 2-2 in league to go his defense of bolide to break with the 3-4-3, eliminated the 'Chés' in the Cup with a more traditional design, the 4-3 -3 with whom he won the first 12 titles in the 'Guardiola was'. It is true that in the clash at Mestalla September, after recovering the beginning of the second half, 4-3-3, eventually managed a draw playing the final half hour with the 3-4-3 but with much more security. Will have to see what system will choose Pep this Sunday.

Keeping the scheme untouchable the first three years, the club officers accumulate six games remaining faithful to its origins in the stage of the season is at least plethoric appearance. The five-game gust with 4-3-3 and is the longest in a campaign marked by constant changes to achieve the desired tactical reinvention with the signings of Cesc and Alexis.

In the numerical balance, the 4-3-3 has distanced this month to the 3-4-3 after leaving Cornellà with a tie. In the 31 commitments so far, Barça started in 15 with a more offensive board including in the group of 3-4-3 the clásico league at the Bernabeu (1-3). Although Pep came with four backs, changed just after Benzema's goal at 22 seconds. However, the recent trend has been to rescue the approach almost forever. The 4-3-3 has been chosen in nine of the last 11 games. In addition to the potential of Madrid, Valencia and including Málaga for the wings, have influenced other factors.

The goal of the 3-4-3 is overpopulate multiplying the average talent and offensive variants. For this it is necessary that the 'players' (read Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc, Thiago) is closer to Messi not to mention a physically demanding. In this beginning of the year, nor had all the 'players' to stop for some injuries or fuel is left in an age that often coincides with a drop in performance art. So, no have more defenses back saved to Barça to fit more goals: 12 in 11 games leaving only two times the frame to zero.

Yes, the Pep Barça, usually leading to the top courses, go to more. Iniesta and Xavi again, Cesc can play above and Messi will be liberated. Pep will go with the just and will again stun opponents with the 3-4-3, the 4-3-3 or what he himself invented. (via MD)

Xavi, low almost certain to face Valencia

He trained at the gym on Thursday and could be reserved for the visit to Calderón.


The presence of Xavi Hernández in Sunday's league match against Valencia is almost ruled out. Azulgrana midfielder, who last Sunday's training to fall back from his injury in the soleus of the right leg and could not participate in the match against Bayer Leverkusen, held yesterday with a specific work of physiotherapists in the gym the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

If when Guardiola was able opted reserve on the bench last week in Pamplona, now that is 'touched' the soleus logic dictates that the second captain Azulgrana continue to benefit from rest. And with the return of Andres Iniesta, who has already played as a starter on Tuesday after having overcome his injury, Keita and the return of the African Nations Cup, the coach azulgrana does not have much need to force Xavi.

Terrassa midfielder has played just two of the last six games of Barça: 70 minutes against Villarreal in El Madrigal, and 90 against Valencia in the second leg of the Copa del Rey at the Camp Nou. If it is important the game against Valencia to try to close the gap, it will equal or visit the Vicente Calderón next weekend. The fact that Barça has no competition during the week will allow the second captain to enjoy more rest to recover, just before playing in the Manzanares.

Since Simeone took over the team, Atletico still undefeated. A nice touch of the positive streak is that Atletico won 1-3 yesterday in the field of Lazio in the Europa League. Consequently, and considering that the main thing is to not take risks with Xavi, is more than likely that Pep reserves to Terrassa thinking against Valencia at the Calderón. (via MD)

Van Persie and Cesc are close friends

Van Persie and Cesc traveling on vacation to New York in May and there were together the Wembley final.


Reunited at the club with his close friend Cesc Fàbregas to fill a track record of great titles orphan is the dream of Robin van Persie. Together they have spent seven years at Arsenal costume fitting many disappointments. A Community Shield 2004 and a FA Cup 2005 is the poor booty as trophies celebrated Gunners. When last season ended, Catalan was already very clear that not still be in London. His fate could only be Barça and so passed it on to their environment. Van Persie is part of it.

In late May, both left on holiday to New York a few days making plans for Manhattan. The wife of the Dutch snapped them in the field of the New York Mets baseball. Van Persie hung it on Twitter, Cesc and another with a personalized Mets jersey. The next day saw from there the Wembley final. Bath felt envious of Barcelona to Manchester United although many more Van Persie knowing that Fàbregas end up yes or yes in the Camp Nou in the summer it almost alone staying in front of a dying Arsenal.

After signing for Barça, exchanges greetings and jokes on Twitter have been a constant. In private communication has been even more intense given the distance that separates them. Despite being nearly four years younger, the ascendancy of Fàbregas in Van Persie is very large. The Dutch feel admiration for the Catalan, who won the captain's armband for the Gunners just 21 years. He had to wait for 28. If you speak Cesc, Robin listens and it was in October 2010 when the Arenys given the name of Juan Ferrando, his personal trainer. Van Persie did not hesitate and since then has another link with the Barca leaving on file a record of 22 lesions in six years.

While enjoying a great time at Barça, Cesc is still suffering with his former team. Twitter yesterday did not hide his desire to see the repeat Arsenal 0-2 to Milan. It could not be attacked and then Robinho: "Why Robinho celebrates a goal only when it does all Ibra? Never understand that." Surely there was also a quick call to support Van Persie. (via MD)

Van Persie to follow in the footsteps of Cesc at Barça

The humiliation of San Siro may be the confirmation that your cycle at Arsenal's days are numbered.
Great friend of Cesc Fàbregas his secret dream is to return to play with him.


The humiliation of San Siro may be the confirmation that the cycle of Robin van Persie, Arsenal's days are numbered. The Dutch striker, who spent months resisting renew a contract with the Gunners expires in 2013, lived in Milan 4-0 to one of those nights that make a career. Great friend of Cesc Fàbregas his secret dream is to return to play with him.

Van Persie was Arsenal's best player at San Siro. He tried everything, but from the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League you know, but can not admit publicly that he will not play the fourth most desirable competition. The 4-0 fitted around the Emirates becomes a mere formality and, more importantly, is yet another argument for the captain 'gunner' does not find reasons for staying in a sports project that will not bring you titles missing from his resume. It was a hard blow, who confirmed that Arsenal is not according to what. Arsene Wenger himself admitted after the disaster at San Siro, his Arsenal "is out of Europe." No playing around, the surrender does not fit the mindset of a winning team, which aims Van Persie like before pursued Cesc.

Besides an early KO made ​​in the Champions League, Arsenal is 17 points off the lead in the Premier League. For many years, despite Wenger promises his stars to form a template with real aspirations of winning titles, history repeats itself. Summer to summer, the diaspora of the cracks threatening the project. Van Persie, so far, has endured because he loves the club and living in London, but his 28 years of glory ambition is not satisfied. Van Persie is a close friend of Cesc Fàbregas and would be happy to reunite with him at the club if you move from the Camp Nou tab. More when he saw Fàbregas in a few months with Barça has won three titles, is in a final and one foot in the quarterfinals of the Champions.

Van Persie inherited from Cesc the cuff 'gunner' and knows that his 28 years it is almost time to fly if you want glory. Contract Expires in 2013 and has spent months putting off Wenger on renewal. It is in the process that lived before Cesc or Nasri himself. Despite being several years younger than the Dutch both felt the need to change clubs to win titles: Cesc and Nasri has risen three and leads the Premier with the City. Van Persie went off in England as a hero even out this winter. It will be a major objective of the summer market, with the advantage that upon entering his final year of contract pricing for an eventual handover can not be exorbitant, unless an auction is set, as did Cesc, the very player may avoid narrowly defining your ideal destination.

Van Persie is a crucial point in his career and nights dire as those of Milan help you decide. Recently, transcended the interest from Real Madrid for his possible move, with the player's alleged statements that he denied. Moreover, it fits with Cristiano, Benzema and Higuain fighting for two positions was not clear or Jorge Valdano, who imagined him far more than FC Barcelona. It's true. Van Persie is the top scorer in the Premiership with 22 goals and football style, able to play as a striker at a touch, being an ambidextrous end since his days at Feyenoord and versatility to also act in midfield, will sit as a Barça glove. To make matters worse, left behind an episode of indiscipline. All this made of VP a crack with profile Barça. Watch out for him.

Twitter already given up for lost the Champions
Van Persie is a regular on Twitter but it took almost a whole day to rate the 4-0 against Milan but his comments could not hide his sadness for lost giving the Champions: "Bad result but now we win at Sunderland in the Cup . We will do everything to bring the FA Cup home. "That's all I have left. In addition, he thanked the fans who traveled to San Siro.

Discover the obstacles of Messi to play for Barça

As of February 15, 2002, Messi had to recover from an injury of fibular and wait for the AFA leave to play in Spain.

Leo Messi has not yet age 25 but already gives his meteoric career to write a biography full of anniversaries. Some, huge successes as collective title and individual awards. Other, small details, however, would be decisive in shaping the career of one of the most important players in history.

So, last Wednesday the 15 marked the tenth anniversary of the date on which Barça and Leo won the Players' Status Committee of FIFA authorize the RFEF to process your form junior player. Thus unblocked the situation created by the president of Newell's Old Boys who had refused to grant the international transfer.

Thus some early shut Messi in Barcelona which had been very difficult for him and his family. The supposed difficulty adjusting to a new country, he joined Leo suffered a serious injury (fractured left fibula). Thus, from his arrival in 'can Barça' in 2000 to this February 15, 2002, the boy of only twelve years had to focus on overcoming a long recovery and then simply play friendly games with the boys in his age. To alleviate the problem, the Argentine fell to Infantil B to play a competitive game in La Liga Territorial organized by the Catalan Football Federation.

The only positive news is that, as in Barcelona, Messi could put in the hands of the best specialists endocrine to follow a meal plan and physical designed to suit that allowed him to develop a physique to compete in the elite. (via SPORT)

Meet the Plan B of Guardiola for the defender

Guardiola only have four first-team defenses against Valencia. The coach has been found in a wild recurrent subsidiary.

The low of Mascherano and Alves through suspension force Guardiola moving piece for the game against Valencia. The coach loses two pieces fundamentalas back and re delegate to the subsidiary, as every time the team suffers a mishap. Pep found in B sufficient resources to cover any low in all areas of the field.

This time could have Muniesa, Bartra and Montoya. All three players are the first team next academic year and their presence in the first team is increasingly common. Against Valencia, Guardiola will have Carles Puyol, Piqué, Abidal and Adriano, four players of guarantees that ensure a back four made ​​up entirely of first team players. In prinicipio this seems the most logical choice, especially by the entity's rival, but the younger ones may also have an opportunity. For now, the three participated in yesterday's session of the first team in another gesture of Pep with the reserves.

Zubizarreta and recently announced that Muniesa, Bartra and Montoya will be the first team the course that comes and Pep tries to accommodate them the maximum demand: "Barcelona will probably depend on them in the future and is a very valid generation." The plan is well known. That are key players in the B and they increase their apparitions. "We have to acclimate to Bartra, who need," he said after the match against Leverkusen to justify their presence on the bench.

"Muniesa is a very high level. We are very quiet, "advises Eusebio, a coach who is making the best centre-back, central midfielder now in the subsidiary. Montoya also marked in rojo in the book of Pep. "Barcelona has a very good full-back for the future." The three 'with permission from Sergi Gómez are one of the most promising defenders generations departures at La Masia. And the three accepted the challenge to join the first team the course that comes with the maximum illusion.

From the inferior Muniesa, Bartra and Montoya players have been very well regarded by experts from the quarry. Now that they are closer than ever first team say they are ready for the challenge. "Psychologically I am stronger. More comfortable with the ball and I have less pressure. I have also matured physically, says ''Muni'' on the website of FC Barcelona. "I know now my role is here in the subsidiary. Touch continue to work and what they have to go and come. "Bartra is on a cloud: "Playing in the first team was a dream I had since I was little." And Montoya thanks to Pep the confidence: "I arrived with nine years Benjamin A. It's a dream. But Guardiola would be very difficult climb to the first team. "The three are the future of Barcelona.

Pep has already debuted with six plants and one full-back

Pep Guardiola has been found in a quarry subsidiary defense class. Since the coach took the reins of the first team, 22 players have debuted from the cantera. Of these 22, six are midfielders, nine and seven are front fenders. Abraham, Botia, Montoya, Bartra, Sergi Gómez Fontàs and Muniesa have been chosen by the coach for the first team. Of the seven, only Botia (with an option by the still reecompra Barcelona) and outside the club. Abraham, meanwhile remains in the subsidiary and does not seem to have many opcionescon the first team. The rest, except Sergi Gómez, should join the first team next team. Along with Puyol, Piqué and Fontàs would be six defenders of La Masia in the first team for the 2012-13 season. (via SPORT)

Meal of the team staff of Barcelona for group


The staff of FC Barcelona, ​​with all players and coaching staff except for Guardiola, met Thursday at the El Emperador Restaurant, located at the port of Barcelona, ​​to hold a fellowship meal for the face averted the final stretch of the season.

The event, which was held after the morning training, have attended all team players and most of the coaching staff. Notably absent from the food has been Pep Guardiola, who has missed the speeches and harangues that some players have been released between courses, amid a great atmosphere of camaraderie and very distentido.

Not the first time meets the Barça squad this season around the table, and is common Guardiola himself such banquets organized in order to join the group and gain strength to face the decisive stage of the competitions in a season that has become very difficult in the league, and in which Barcelona will try to defend their Champions title and win the Copa del Rey in the final against Athletic. (via AS)

Butragueño: "Real Madrid is quite clear"

The venue for the final of the Copa del Rey will not be known before 29 February.
The RFEF has rejected the option of playing the final at the Stade de France in Paris.


Director of Institutional Relations of Real Madrid, Emilio Butragueño said his club has a clear stance not to give the Santiago Bernabéu stadium for the final of the Copa del Rey between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao. "Real Madrid is very clear," said Butragueño in response to the question about the position of his club for the final cup-bearer, in which the two finalists were in favor of the Santiago Bernabéu as the ideal, and Real Madrid claims can not accept it because it will undertake such works.

Butragueño represented by white set Thursday in the Assembly of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) who re-elected as president Ángel María Villar, in which Barcelona was represented by its board spokesman, Toni Freixa. "Nobody asked me anything" in the Cup final during the assembly, said Butragueño.

Sources indicated that RFEF probably will not happen in the final stage until after the friendly match between Spain and Venezuela, to be played Feb. 29 at the stadium in La Rosaleda of Málaga. The RFEF, which already has certain Real Madrid's refusal to give the Bernabéu for the match, 24 hours ago received the official offer stadium of France in Paris to host the match between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, that option is ruled out, federal sources confirmed. (via MD)

A mouse breaks into the Barça's hotel

an expedition of Barça tube a surprise guest at the team hotel in Cologne of Barça.

Barça faced Tuesday to Bayer Leverkusen in the game in the second round of the Champions. A movement that led the azulgranas to be concentrated in a luxury hotel in Cologne, Germany.

Accommodation chosen this time for the club was the Hyatt Recency, in which both players stay as managers. Despite the comfort of this luxury five star hotel the expedition of Barça and guests who were staying with the azulgrana in were surprised by the visit of a mouse, who walked as if he owned the house through the dining room at the Hyatt Recency . The small rodent caused a stir and had to be reduced, with the odd effort by managers of the establishment. (via SPORT)

Villa, optimistic on recovery

Astuariano striker sees about his recovery and said so on Twitter.

"Today 15 marks two months of my injury and the most important thing is that I'm closer to return to enjoy fútbol.Gracias s friends", so said David Villa in his Twitter account.

The Spaniard is keen to return to the group and already has the days left to return to exercise. His recovery is well under way. (via SPORT)

[Ex-player] Koeman: "Alexis is the perfect player for Barça"

The mythical centre-back of Barça reviewed the present time azulgrana and came undone in commendations toward Alexis.

Holland and Barcelona. A country and a city associated with the same idea of football, that have been nurtured in its historical symbiosis of the best players and coaches. One of these is and will idol of FC Barcelona. Ronald Koeman told the publication La Tercera and reviewed the current Barca, with special emphasis on Alexis. Koeman loves Alexis : "I've seen very well. I saw the game against Bayer Leverkusen and was one of the best in the field. It has adapted very well to the system of Barca, fits perfectly into the scheme and gives many variations to the technician. I think what best portrays him is the fact that it is a player who always goes in depth. That's the kind of game that needs this Barcelona for more variants. In this template there are many players who like to have the ball, but Sanchez gives the team more. With his quickness gives other resources. Control the ball well in speed, faces, ... " The Dutch defender admitted he did not know much of the boy wonder, "Do not know much about him because I saw little or nothing when he played in the Italian league. But now I was pleasantly surprised, I have seen many good games in Barcelona and is proving which is a good fit. Alexis is the perfect player for what he wants Barça. The Chilean has different qualities to the rest of the players of the club and that's always good. "

In more general issues about their vision and their relationship with Barça, Koeman spoke about the performance of Guardiola's team and the fans. "It's not easy to enter the orbit of an institution like Barcelona, ​​especially with the level he has shown in recent years. Barcelona needs players like Sanchez, who give their football variants. He understood perfectly the philosophy, what you want the club. The Spanish league has been very hard this season, because Real Madrid have made ​​an excellent campaign, has lost a few points on what you've done in Barcelona. has a considerable distance, but there are several dates. That yes , Barcelona has proved a powerful team against Madrid, for something he has won almost all direct confrontations. (via SPORT)

Völler will auction the Messi's shirt

Messi's shirt that used to Leverkusen has brought more of a headache for the German club.

Leo Messi's shirt that used in the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League against Leverkusen is going to leave the team Germanic face. The images showed the Sky in which defenses are empecinaban Kadlec and Friedrich and discussed by the bloom of the Argentinian star have bothered much to fans and directors.

So much so, that the club's sporting director Rudi Voeller announced that the club auctioned for a charitable cause T-10 in Argentina. The legendary German striker aired their deep dissatisfaction with the way the players asked for the shirt to Messi, forgetting the poor play of his team, which also trailed at the end of the first half. "I can guarantee that these two players auctioned the shirt for a good cause. I have not yet spoken with them, but it will, because what they did was too much, "said Voeller told Bild newspaper. (via SPORT)