03 March 2012

Javier Mascherano like in the Italian league


Javier Mascherano is a man so reserved that right and no one knows if his desire is to recover sports a place in midfield in their natural position, ahead of the defense, nearest where still playing for Argentina.

With that hook Milan wants to catch him, one of the most Italian clubs are becoming interested in him. The squad led by Ibrahimovic seen as a serious physical decline of more than Gattuso and the possible departure of Van Bommel in June, two players of similar profile to that of Argentina.

Massimiliano Allegri wants Mascherano, which would be compatible even with the addition of another Barcelonista hypothetical as Keita.

But publicly, 'The jefecito' has been accepted with joy tactical discipline and competitive centre-back recycling as submitted to it by Pep Guardiola, so there is nothing to indicate who will be tempted by Milan or another club in Serie A.

Mascherano joined Barça in 2010 and his buyout clause is 90 million. For his versatility and commitment has become one of the most valued by the coaching staff and fans, who applaud the spirit that infects the computer. His transfer would be a surprise, but we must remain vigilant because there is a difference Barça with Guardiola without him. (via MD)

Thiago is trained outside the group

Barça held on Saturday at the Camp Nou last session of preparation towards the game this evening against Sporting (20h.) with the notable absence of Thiago.

The azulgrana midfielder, complaining of discomfort in one of his warm, has exercised outside the group and looks set to be added to the casualty list that drags coach Pep Guardiola for the match this afternoon. And remember that the coach of Barça will be without Busquets, Messi, sanctioned, or Abidal, also injured.

The session has attended by the cantaranos Cristian Tello, Marc Muniesa, Jonathan Dos Santos and Sergi Roberto. Probably the coach azulgrana include any of these players in the call, while all have tickets to travel to Huelva to play for Barça B.

In addition, the session has received the visit of Luis Milla, former player of Barça and current coach of the Under-21.

After training the players have eaten together in the stadium facilities and have retired to rest at home until time to return to the stadium (18:30 h). (via SPORT)

Pedro appeals to the teams of the Premier

Signed until 2016 and is 150 clause.


Pedro Rodriguez's case is different from Keita. Neither he nor intends tempted to move the Barça to his 24 years and the club has raised a forward pass with clause 150 million euro contract until 2016. The canary has been instrumental in the success of 'Guardiola was' and no one has put on the market. But what is inevitable is that 'the market' themselves who ask for it.

When some of the biggest clubs in the Premier League, which has more poster, consult the staff to try to of Barça stepped up with some azulgrana forward, the finger stops on the box of Pedro. Everyone knows that Messi is untouchable and that Villa is injured, but few know in an international environment the reasons why the Tenerife has played little this season. And with the memory of his golden goals in recent seasons (end of the last Champions League, without going further), the questions of 'spies' are logical: And Pedro? Why play more Cuenca or Tello than him? Is he unhappy?

But Pedro has not disgraced by or unwillingly, has only suffered bad luck when stringing injury which prevented him from enjoying continuity. All the answers to those asking for his transfer are negative, but if any club offered a sum of millions powerful and seductive to all parties to exist, everything would be reconsidered. (via MD)

Milan, Liverpool and Bayern are interested Keita

Contract Expires in 2014 and is 32 years.


Seydou Keita celebrates its fourth season at Barça, perhaps the last but has a contract until 2014. With the attractiveness sports and economical operation of clubs who want to sign him (Liverpool, AC Milan and Bayern, among others) and confessed his desire to feel more important to a computer 32, will be difficult to keep him. Furthermore, as long as that of Mali expressed its willingness to leave the club azulgrana to a transaction would value economic cost, of course, far from the 100 million marking its clause.

The midfielder, one of the players who have more appreciation Guardiola (started together this successful stage) for their performance when playing and excellent attitude when it does, is delighted at Barça, but believes it is time to take other way.

Indeed, this week about his statements have appeared in 'Skysports' in which flirting with Liverpool, while displaying his love for Barça.

"Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world. Anyway, hopefully until end of season and see what happens," he said, qualifying that "I love Barcelona and is difficult to find a better team than this, but I am ambitious and want to play . appeals to me a challenge elsewhere and Liverpool are a great team. " (via MD)

Without Messi, Cesc, Iniesta and Alexis come to the rescue of Barça

Leo aside, Arenys (9) and Chilean (8) are the two top scorers of the azulgrana equipment.
And Don Andrés has not yet been released in la Liga but comes labeled with 'la Roja'.


CIA comes of Barça: Cesc, Iniesta, Alexis. In the absence of Leo Messi, arguably the crack that transmits a greater chance of success at azulgrana equipment, the champion culé instructs the CIA not to abandon the hunt for the league leaders Real Madrid, who will play a day later before the Espanyol.

As Busquets, Messi will be sidelined through suspension, so for the first time this league is the Camp Nou think of other solutions necessarily offensive to beat the rival in power, this time will be the Sporting Javier Clemente. And those solutions are today by the 'C' Cesc and his ability to reach the area, the 'I' of wit and Iniesta and 'A' of ambition and Alexis. They are the CIA Barça and come to the rescue.

The space left by Messi is impossible to replace by yourself. Only the sum of collective virtues help the feeling of orphanhood is less.

The influence of the world's best player at Barça is too important to relativize: Messi has scored 28 goals in person in the league and has given another 9 of the 70 who has managed the team. That is 52% of the goals he has celebrated the club in the tournament. In the Camp Nou, Messi has scored 23 of the 50 person league goals Barca 46%. The '10' was also at a particularly sweet because it came from scoring four goals at Valencia, to decide with a goal against Atlético and signing his first hat trick with Argentina. So a few days ago, it was natural that Pep Guardiola let go with what bitter irony that "the way they wanted some rest Messi the same day Pepe."

After the suspended Messi, the best strikers in La Liga of Barça are Cesc, with 9 goals, and Alexis, with 8. So without the Argentine genius, despite the aftermath of FIFA Virus, as normal is that Guardiola has your second and third scorer of the workforce in the lineup to do against Sporting.

Cesc has completed a great game with the Spanish selection against Venezuela and Alexis Sánchez arrived yesterday after a long journey that began in Philadelphia, where he played with Chile. The 'I' of the CIA culé is Iniesta. His power will be essential imbalance without Messi. And, above, is to open the scoring for 'la Roja' to Venezuela.

Iniesta will be for the best motivation for release in this league as a scorer and spend their first dummy in this tournament to Valeria, the day that Barça more need of the aim of all without their best scorer. (via MD)

Bayer Leverkusen to do a 'mini-stage' in Barcelona

The rival of Barça held three sessions in Barcelona: one at the Camp Nou and two in the Ciutat Esportiva.

Bayer Leverkusen received this afternoon at 15.30 Bayern Munich in the BayArena and on Wednesday visit the Nou Camp in the second leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League, so you must deal with two crucial matches in just five days.

Therefore, the team led by Robin Dutt has designed a 'mini-stage' of three days in Barcelona with two preparatory sessions 'extras' in addition to the usual the day before the game, as is customary in the continental showpiece .

The expedition Rhenish land at El Prat airport on Tuesday at 12.10 hours and will train at Camp Nou after quarter past five. The next day, Bayer Leverkusen have been asked to hold a meeting at the Ciutat Esportiva at 11.00 and Thursday also want to work in Sant Joan Despi starting at ten o'clock.

After losing against FC Barcelona (1-3), Leverkusen has added two straight wins in the Bundesliga (4-1 and 0-2 against Wolfsburg at the Rhein Energie Cologne).

Looking clash today, Robin Dutt will have to manage the status of the three players who went 'touched' the game admissions. The Germanic Schürrle broke his nose against France on Wednesday and will play with a mask, Croatian Corluka injured his knee against Sweden and the Swiss Derdiyok complaints against Argentina ended. (via SPORT)

[Former player] Milan wants to tie Ibrahimovic up to 2016

With the renewal of Van Bommel in the background, the leaders of Milan working in full swing to link the future of Zlatan at the club.

While, at least to the gallery, Milan and Juventus signed the peace, the universe rossonero was glad the day with the news of the renewal of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whom the club intends to extend his contract until 2016.

According to data published by the newspaper Corriere dello Sport, the Swedish striker's agent, Mino Raiola, held an initial meeting yesterday with club chief executive Adriano Galliani and his closest collaborator, Ariedo Braida, to start negotiate the extension of the player's contract, which ends in June 2015. The idea is to expand its relationship Milan with Ibrahimovic for a while, until June 2016, when the player is close to age 35.

The meeting, which took place in the same offices on Thursday afternoon, had the approval of the Rossoneri owner Silvio Berlusconi, who last week and was very interested in tying the permanence of the Swedish player "until decides to withdraw, "he admitted.

In addition, the meeting also served to lay the foundations for the renewal of Mark van Bommel, who contract ends season finale and that contrary to what was speculated last month is close to extend for one more season his relationship with the club.

Parallel to this, the calcium has attended in the last hours of a thaw in relations between Milan and Juventus, sponsored by the federation itself and prompting Galliani admitted that himself as "professional" club was ready to move on after what happened last weekend, "but since I'm big fan of Milan, my heart is still bleeding from what happened", referring to the referee's error in not granting a clear goal to Muntari on the grounds that the ball had not crossed the the goal line when he rejected Buffon.

Milito cloak check to Claudio Ranieri: "We will leave the skin."

The crisis gripping the Inter live tomorrow a new test with the mourning star team at the San Siro against Catania and to which Argentina was sincere yesterday: "We will leave the skin in the game to regain the trust of our people. "Moreover, Milito did not hesitate to give their support to Claudio Ranieri questioned stating that "we support you. We know you're in the spotlight but who are we playing games and people should know that we are with him. " (via SPORT)

Barça, to the three points without Messi, Busquets and Abidal

FC Barcelona receives this Saturday (20:00 h) in Camp Nou to Javier Clemente's Sporting.

Barça look for three points to continue their pursuit of league leaders Real Madrid, who on Sunday received Espanyol at the Bernabéu.

The team of Pep Guardiola start as clear favorites against a team deep in the well of the standings, but will be without several key players. Leo Messi and Sergio Busquets will not play through suspension, after having covered the last Sunday against Atletico cycle of five cautions. Abidal is out, then was injured on Wednesday with France and will be playing ten-day low, and Thiago is challenged by a sore ankle suffered in the Spanish Olympic team.

Javier Clemente and Pep Guardiola faces meet again on the bench after two years. The last time they did it, Barça won 4-0 at Valladolid in a match that gave la Liga to the Catalans ... and led to the decline of the Castilians.

Clement gave the alternative to Guardiola to debut in selecting just 20 years ago.

Barça has become strong in their field, and the final 5-1 against Valencia guarantees the right time for Barça. This past weekend, they beat 1-2 at the Vicente Calderon always complicated with goals from Dani Alves and Messi.

At Sporting, the youngest subsidiary Formose Mendy is emerging as the new principal, replacing the injured Adrián Colunga, while André Castró also return to the starting lineup after completing the one-match ban for card accumulation.

Botia and Gregory who had physical problems throughout the week are recovered, but not the lateral Lora, the medical services have preferred to give a week of recovery.

One of the tasks that has been applied Clemente this week is to mentalize his players not to leave defeated and even urged them to endeavor that Barcelona does not have the ball in his power as much as usual, for which "must be pressed up and out with speed." (via SPORT)

Clemente's: "The deputies of Barcelona are world stars"


The Sporting Gijón coach, Javier Clemente, said today that "it is true that Barcelona is low, but which leave is international because of Barça are alternate world stars" and hopes "they can pass any bill fatigue their players. "

After practice today before the game tomorrow in Barcelona, Javier Clemente has justified the call for Nacho Cases saying ironically that "the press has asked," but has said that the newspapers just read "the coupon of the blind and movie listings. "

After ensuring that "Guardiola is a great golfer," he stated that "it is one of the great coaches," but feels that "there is the best coach in the world, not like the equipment, that it is possible to know ".

Clemente held at Barcelona, according to advance, some change but has been emphatic in stating that "philosophy is the same as in the previous two games" and stressed that the Catalan team "leaves the ball to the opponents 12 minutes, the rest is yours ", so one of the objectives of your team is" trying to keep the ball as long as possible. "

Andrián Colunga's injury is "a setback" according to Clemente who nevertheless said that as he had not complained because no good for nothing, stressed the qualities of Mendy, especially their speed who wants to exploit in the game morning and justified in the absence of Lora "needs some time." (via MD)

[Former player] Maxi López had been 'caught' by webcam

The forward of Milan created a stir after the publication of images allegedly made ​​in which it appears naked through a webcam.

The Argentine striker Maxi López, now in the ranks of Milan, has been embroiled in a controversy following the publication of images involved in the alleged nude is the player through a webcam.

The publication of these images would have been a strong impact on Maxi himself and his girlfriend, model Wanda Nara, who just two weeks ago gave birth to third son of the player.

Rumors about alleged infidelities have accompanied 'La Gallina' in recent years and the publication of the engaged webcam images have shot all kinds of rumors, like those who say that photos of Maxi recipient would like a new lover.

However, as revealed by media as 'El Heraldo.hn' Wanda Nara's lawyer, Anne Rosenfeld, would have ensured that the photographs "are old and absolutely rigged", Maxi stressing that "more than a year that has the hair short and second, that the body is not him. ""It's an old face with the body that does not belong," he added.

The attorney for the model and wife of exdelantero of Barca have announced an investigation into the publication of such images. (via SPORT)

Messi took a lunch break with his sister

Leo Messi with his sister ate quietly taking advantage of the holidays that has been granted Pep Guardiola.

Pep Guardiola gave up three extra days off to Leo Messi this year he has played virtually all marking no more and no less than 42 goals.

The Argentine is now enjoying his mini-vacation and on Friday he was seen having lunch with his sister at a beach bar on the beach of Castelldefels.

The picture shows the photograph hung on his Twitter, Mari Sol, sister of '10' of Barça. (via SPORT)

Punto Pelota considered "unworthy and unwise" the statement of the College of Journalists of Catalunya

The program of Intereconomía TV issued a statement rejecting the position and attitude applied by the journalistic body of Catalunya.

The sports program 'Punto Pelota' issued a statement Friday in which it denied the statement of the College of Journalists of Catalunya which led to the withdrawal of accreditation by the FC Barcelona.

In the text offered by the program of Intereconomía TV, we review chronologically the sequence of events that led to the dramatic final determination of the club azulgrana and claimed that the show's host, Josep Pedrerol, and explained what happened in the show 'Estrelles del Fubol Català' last Thursday night, a week-ago, which went so far as to apologize to Barça and managers "who might have felt offended" by the report.

In a statement issued Thursday, "PuntoPelota" four basic claims:

First, the journalists of the program "reject the unworthy and unwise full statement from the Association of Journalists of Catalunya that is designed to support censorship by an institution such as FC Barcelona sports, attributing false and nonexistent violations of its Code of Ethics" while not hesitate to "denounce the College of Journalists of Catalunya just took the version" of Barça "ignoring and refusing to even contact with the party responsible for the program." A situation that, as 'Punto Pelota' is "worse" after the spokesman Toni Freixa on 8TV in which "made ​​the mistake of talking about 'bug', and shamelessly showing absolute ignorance of what happened."

Other points of discussion are focused on "abuse is performed by the Association of Journalists" and "surprising position" after "so far had shown an absolute silence in pensions made ​​from superior to gravity."

Finally, journalists Intereconomía TV program "reaffirm their commitment to the Right to Information and Freedom of Expression" and denounced the "unseemly and shameful submission of the current management of the College of Journalists of Catalonia interests that violate the free practice of the profession and cause distress to journalists. " (via SPORT)

Alexis: "What remains in the story are the titles, not money"

The Blaugrana forward Alexis Sánchez is clear that future titles will be remembered and not get the "silver".

Alexis explained in a video posted Friday on 'Youtube' "My family, my father always wanted juagara at Barça." And continues: "I ​​think the most important are the titles and so when my children have to tell my story and titles I have."

Alexis confesses that "when I was small I never dreams', saying that he did not stay quiet until he signed for Barça.

Finally, states that "each party that ends say 'I can give more than I have, as I never stay." (via SPORT)

No agreement for the Copa del Rey final

The agreement to establish the date and venue for the final Copa del Rey still in the air. Barça bid for Calderón and Athletic for Cartuja.

FC Barcelona, Athletic and RFEF still not reach an agreement to determine the location and timing of the final of the Copa del Rey. With the Bernabéu ruled out, the options passed by the Calderón and La Cartuja.

While the club azulgrana submitted its request to play in Madrid on May 25, Athletic preferred bet Sevilla on May 20.

At the end of the meeting Freixa ratified it: "The date must necessarily be the 25, the ideal scenario is the Calderón. Although the Athletic wants to celebrate the day 20 and in the monastery."

Given this scenario, the RFEF has announced that next Tuesday will decide on the outcome of the 'saga' of the Copa. (via SPORT)

Messi shirts for men, that do not fight

Two players from Bayer Leverkusen fought over a shirt of Leo Messi. In Switzerland did not want to pass the same.

After the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions between Bayer Leverkusen and FC Bacelona was news that two players from the German team fought to have the jersey Leo Messi. In the end, the club decided to auction the shirt.

Now, in order not to repeat the scene after the friendly match played on Wednesday the teams from Switzerland and Argentina, the Swiss newspaper "Blick" came to buy a shirt for each player Leo selection. The Swiss players, thanked him .... (via SPORT)

Guardiola: "Clemente's team have character"

FC Barcelona coach showcases the "aggressive, direct and character" of the joint Basque coached by former coach of the of the Santpedor in the Spanish national team.



On this Saturday at the Camp Nou is a game somewhat atypical. Without Messi, Busquets and Abidal, FC Barcelona will face Sporting Gijon one led by an old acquaintance of Josep Guardiola, Javier Clemente: "His teams are tough to beat teams. They are aggressive, direct and character." The azulgrana coach does not provide for a match low on fluid and with many interruptions. "In the selection we never said we were going to stop play. It's intense, aggressive, in the best sense of the word," said at a news conference.

It will be a matchup of styles. The possession and control of FC Barcelona against the Asturian straight bet. "I know what kind of football like Clemente. He prefers fewer transitions in the midfield and attack faster. If we, with the players we have, we could, we would also. I would like to create danger with two or three passes, but is impossible to keep up if we do this every three days. would end up with all the injured players, "he explained.

Apart from all that surrounds the opposite seal between Guardiola and Clemente, FC Barcelona should be imposed without the suspended Messi and Busquets, without the injured Abidal and Thiago doubt. "Thiago is today [for Friday] better than yesterday, but will decide before the match," he clarified. On the absence of Messi, little to say: "In the last 15 or 20 meters is the decisive player in the world. A player who plays there, instead, we will ask you what you do. It is well that occasionally we can play without him. "

Asked about the options in the league, Guardiola has been clear: "We are far behind the leader and the leader does not fail much. Climb 10 points is very difficult." He added: "If we are not first, not the fault of the officials, just missing."

Another topical issue is the venue for the final of Copa "Athletic Club wants to play the final on day 20. We too would like to play it on 20, but we can still reach the Champions League final. It will be the Federation that decide, "he explained. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Alexis trains with the first team

The Chilean, the last first-team player to return to Barcelona after the international break, trained with the team this Friday afternoon.

Guardiola prepared his 19-man team, 15 first-team players and 4 Barça B youngsters, for the league match against Sporting Gijón.

Alexis Sánchez returned to training with the Club this Friday afternoon after playing for Chile against Ghana midweek in Philadelphia, USA. Under the orders of Josep Guardiola, the Azulgrana striker joined 18 other players on field Number 1 at the Ciutat Esportiva to prepare the league match against Sporting Gijón (Saturday, 20:00).

Guardiola will be without Messi and Sergio Busquests against the Asturians tomorrow. Also, Abidal, who is injured will miss the match. Thiago, who is having trouble with his right tibia, is doubtful. To fill the ranks, Guardiola called up four Barça B players for today’s training session: Tello and Muniesa, both of whom trained with the team on Thursday, and Jonathan dos Santos and Sergi Roberto. (via FCBarcelona.com)

Options to cover for Messi, Busquets and Abidal

Barça are missing some crucial players for the match at home to Sporting, and here we look at the options available to Guardiola as replacements.

Barça have already played several games this season without Messi, Busquets or Abidal, the first of whom is suspended this weekend, while the other two are injured. The Argentinian has not started 6 matches, Busquets has missed 14, and the French defender has been out for 9. The following are the different options available as cover.

It must be remembered that one of the usual choices to take over from Messi, Thiago, is having problems with his tibia, and is also in doubt for the game against Sporting. (via FCBarcelona.com)