23 March 2012

[Barça B] Rafinha, certainly before the Alcoyano

Barça B midfielder has a sore quadriceps muscle in his right leg and is doubtful for Sunday's league match at the Mini against Alcoyano.

In the penultimate training players have not participated Guardiola called by Bartra, Montoya, Tello and Muniesa.

Whereas they were juveniles Patric, Dongou and Quintillà.

Alcántara is certainly Rafinha to play the league game against Alcoyano by some discomfort in the quadriceps of the right leg. While recognizing that Rafinha is an important player for the team, Eusebio has recognized this Friday at a press conference that "there are leftovers resources within the template to make an eleven guarantees and to approach the game safely." The team has done this morning the penultimate training before playing on Sunday starting at 19.45 hours in the Miniestadi. A session that has enjoyed the novelty of Juvenil Jordi Quintillà, most of Dongou and Patric.

Eusebio is casualties sure of Bartra, Montoya, Muniesa and Tello, convened for the first team for the clash against Mallorca. Despite being without four players cited by Guardiola, Eusebio has been prepared without problems the next game. "We worked with the group knowing the needs of the first team. This group is already psyched for this match and that's always good because we know who we have from the beginning."

The Barça B will play Alcoyano in order to add three more points after winning last week in the Alcorcón. "We raised the party encouraged that after the victory the other day to pick up three points and continue this dynamic." (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Barça wary of Mallorca

After 6 straight wins in La Liga, Barça wary of Mallorca, with the profile of the teams that you choke.

Barça have won six consecutive chained in La Liga that have served to cut four points to Madrid and placed just six. If the 18 points in one go is lesuman the global 10-2 which was settled at Leverkusen in the Champions League knockout record and Messi, top scorer and club history with 234 goals, everyone will agree that the time is idyllic.

It is in this stage of mind in which Pep Guardiola is ready to remind his players that can not be wasted in an afternoon of relaxation the excellent work done in the past month.

The fear is motivated by precedent in a league in which you are paying for the lack of tension at affordable equipment on paper, just the profile of Mallorca, expected tomorrow at Palma. The Balear set, and more with the combative Joaquín Caparrós on the bench, is a threat as before the others were.

Real Sociedad was the first modest rebel against a Barça who fell asleep behind the baseline to give up a 0-2 2-2. And you were worse things in Getafe, the team azulgrana met the first defeat of the season (1-0).

Madrid's squad certainly has the same points as the Mallorca (36). Another notice. In between these two games, Barça drew three games more complicated in theory at Valencia (2-2), Sevilla (0-0) and Athletic (2-2), but it was what happened in Getafe Anoeta and what happened bill, like the 0-0 draw against Villarreal low hours and 3-2 in Pamplona.

Also drew 1-1 against Espanyol, but a derby is a derby. Unrated arbitration proceedings or be very demanding, it could be argued that Barça has lost 10 points against the modest. And against Mallorca can not repeat history.

To Barça can come well what happened to the Granada. With the score 2-0, loosened at the beginning of the second half and was suddenly a 2-2. Messi came to the rescue (5-3), but is an example of what can happen until the end of the season if not maintained the intensity for 90 minutes. Keita already el salvador was against Sporting (3-1) on another day of nerves. (via MD)

Barça prepare your visit to Mallorca with three subsidiary defenders

Training with the presence of three defenders of the subsidiary: Montoya, Bartra and Muniesa.
Abidal and Afellay also back to work out in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

Barcelona has exercised this morning, in the last training session before traveling to Mallorca, with the fifteen available first team and four homegrown players in squad, including three defenses that will supplement the low azulgrana behind, especially on the full-backs .

Defenders Barça B Martin Montoya, Marc Bartra, Marc Muniesa and the forward Cristian Tello, have trained with the first team in the Ciutat de Sant Joan Despi Esportiva (Barcelona) and, in all likelihood, will join the call for travel to Mallorca.

Have also been exercised Eric Abidal Ibrahim Afellay and Dani Alves, but will be low for the meeting on Saturday against Mallorca, which is not Adriano, who suffered an elongation of the semimembranosus muscle of the right leg that will have ten days low.

Injured Brazilian, plus the suspended Abidal Alves and without, which is waiting to undergo a liver transplant, Barça runs out side to this day which must try to keep closing the gap with the leader. (via MD)

Guardiola: “We’ll try to be constant and do our job”

Pep Guardiola is still playing things cautiously despite the reduced distance between Barça and the leaders. “I still think they are a lot of points to win back”, he said.

He highlighted how 15 of the 19 players picked to go to Mallorca are products of the club itself.

In a week in which Barça have seen the gap between themselves and Real Madrid cut from 10 to 6 points, Pep Guardiola, speaking to the press before the game in Mallorca, has spoken cautiously. “It won’t be easy for us to win the ten games we’ve got left, we’re playing opponents with a lot at stake,” he said. “Our only chance is to concentrate on our work. We’ll try to be constant and get our job done … I still think six points are a lot to make up”.

But he has every faith in his players. “I am sure we won’t get distracted. At times we have been 13 points behind, and we have gone out to win all the same. The situation hasn’t changed at all … We knew we had done our homework, we competed and we behaved well wherever we went and that’s what we wanted from the players. Doing that, we’ve won three titles this season, and we’ll try to win more”.

For the next game, there are players missing both in defence and on the wings. Unconcerned, Guardiola commented that “Montoya is an excellent full back and Muniesa can adapt perfectly to full or centre back … Of the 19 players picked, 15 were from our own youth system. That’s our victory. We will try to make the success even greater by winning the game”.

The FCB manager also spoke about the effect Joaquín Caparrós has on the team they’ll be playing tomorrow. “He makes his mark, his teams are very recognisable” he said, adding that Mallorca are “intense, ambitious and dynamic.” The Iberostar Estadi, he reckons “is always difficult place to play”. (via FCBarcelona.com)

Joaquin Caparros at home, could never win at Barça in la Liga.

The Andalusian coach has received ten times the azulgrana: no wins, five draws and five defeats.

Joaquin Caparros Mallorca coach receives this Saturday (18.00 am) to a released Barça thrashed him in the first leg at Camp Nou (5-0). The team azulgrana is the big nightmare of Utrera coach, who has never won at home in the league, although the Islanders players go through a good time, with four consecutive days without loss: two draws (Osasuna and Valencia) and two wins (Atlético and Sporting).

Since training in First Division, Joaquín Caparros has faced ten times at home to FC Barcelona in league competition, with the following assessment: no wins, 5 draws, 5 defeats, 8 goals for and 17 against.

The Andalucian coach won only once at azulgrana and he did as a visitor. It was in the 2002-03 season, when he won with Sevilla by 0-3, a result that the fans blew the Camp Nou with a historic pañolada against Joan Gaspart and Louis van Gaal, the former president and coach azulgranas, respectively .

In total, Caparros has been measured in 21 league games to Barça, with only one victory, December 2002 at the Camp Nou, 6 draws and 14 defeats, with 19 goals for and 44 against. Moreover, as the Athletic Trainer in 2009 lost the final of the Copa del Rey and the Supercopa of Spain at the Mestalla.

As a curiosity, it does Caparrós won once at home to Barça subsidiary. It was in the second division in the 98-99 season, when then-coach of Recreativo garnered a 'little hand' to a young man team azulgrana (5-0) playing in Carles Puyol, today of all the great captain Pep Guardiola. (via MD)


2001-02 Sevilla-Barça 1-2
2002-03 Sevilla-Barça 0-0
2003-04 Sevilla-Barça 0-1
2004-05 Sevilla-Barça 0-4
2005-06 Deportivo-Barça 3-3
2006-07 Deportivo-Barça 1-1
2007-08 Athletic-Barça 1-1
2008-09 Athletic-Barça 0-1
2009-10 Athletic-Barça 1-1
2010-11 Athletic-Barça 1-3

Matches: 10
Wins: 0
Drawn: 5
Lost: 5
Goals for: 8
Goals against: 17

Abidal could be operated on Monday

FC Barcelona defender Eric Abidal could undergo surgery on Monday.

As reported on Friday the French newspaper L'Equipe in digital, the Blaugrana Eric Abidal will have surgery next Monday.

Abidal will undergo a liver transplant at the hospital Barnaclínic.

As noted by French media, the defense will enter Sunday night and the living donor is a cousin of the player who is already in Barcelona.

Abidal had surgery a year ago to remove a tumor in the liver and, given the evolution of liver process must undergo an organ transplant. (via SPORT)

Abramovich tempted to Guardiola with an offer dizzying

The Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich the Russian tycoon plans to offer a range of Pep Guardiola € 12 million for each of the next four seasons.

According to published Friday in the newspaper 'The Sun', Roman Abramovich is ready to offer Guardiola a contract of 12 million Euros per season to become, from next year, the new Chelsea.

After the dismissal of Portuguese André Villas-Boas, Abramovich is already thinking about a new long-term project for the team 'blue' and that is where enter Guardiola, who has not made ​​a decision about his future.

The contract offered by Chelsea to coach azulgrana would be for the next four seasons and improve the figures currently Guardiola wins at Barça. (via SPORT)

Did David Luiz as a substitute for Carles Puyol?

Barça could prepare a oferton 35 million euros for the Brazilian centre-back.

Although the great captain Carles Puyol is irreducible and are a lot of games at the highest level, low Barça defender and lack of power makes the club culé consider possible additions ahead of next season. According to British newspaper Daily Mail, Barca could prepare for this summer an offer of 35 million euros for David Luiz, the Brazilian centre-back of Chelsea.

The newspaper said the age of Luiz and its more than possible perfect match with Piqué (has 24 years, 34 of Puyol) are reasons for flirting with a move. A signing that Barça tried and at the time, when David Luiz played for Benfica. (via SPORT)

[Youth] Joel Huertas, a diamond polishing

It is juvenil, landed at La Masia last summer from the Lleida and is still being adapted to the style of football squad.
Acts inside, but can play up, and noted for his talent and imbalance between the lines, but the lack sacrifice without the ball.

On September 5, played their first official meeting with FC Barcelona and its release was unbeatable. The Juvenil B of Garcia Pimienta faced the Cornellà and in the last minute with a tie on the scoreboard, took a great assistance Sandro used to give the victory to azulgrana set.

But all is still as easy and wonderful in his first season as azulgrana Joel Huertas Cornudella, a simple boy who was born in Lleida, although Juneda, the May 9, 1995. As ever it is for the players who land from other teams who play a different style to Barça.

Joel took his first touches of the ball in his hometown team, the Juneda, then went through the Baix Segrià and AEM, and began to emerge in the Mollerussa, where he played from 2007 to 2010. He joined Lleida, soon became the leader of the Cadete and a few months Barça and he persuaded him to join this summer to its discipline.

Huertas is inside-half, clever, and noted for his enormous talent. Overflowing with easy, allowing you to act as end looking diagonal, and moves with intelligence between the lines, why coach Garcia Pimienta, has already lined up on occasion of 'false 9'.

After initially overwhelming, however, has proven ilerdense the bench on occasion. Lacks print speed to their actions and above all sacrifice without the ball, one of the great demands of Guardiola. Nothing you can not get with attitude. Popular Searches, quality with the ball at his feet, he makes up. (via MD)

This league is possible for Barça

Barça can put 3 points on Saturday.
Just 12 days ago, Madrid grew to 13 points for hours of income.

"This league does not win." Paradoxically, the judgment of Pep Guardiola, repeated in recent press conferences by the Barça coach, has finally put a lot more nervous about Real Madrid to the environment culé, probably because that environment has never believed that his coach has ever pulled the towel.

The evolution of la Liga speaks for itself: in five days, Real Madrid has gone to enjoy a comfortable 10-point lead over Barça have only six. That is, when you only have to FC Barcelona Real Madrid lose one more game to return to depend on himself to win his fourth consecutive league title.

The key to this turnaround azulgrana has ceased to be impossible after the leader's ties to Málaga and Villarreal through two conditions: that the club keeps winning all the matches to distress the Madrid and that is imposed on the clásico to be played in the Camp Nou on 21 or April 22. A difficult challenge but not chimeric for a team that comes from winning 13 titles over 16. Remaining 10 games to play.

Next, Barça visit to Mallorca tomorrow at six o'clock. If you win, 3 points will be made and fifteen minutes later, the Madrid begin their match at the Bernabeu against Real Sociedad without several starters and all possible pressure. The immediate precedents are encouraging for Barça: in just two days before the disputed played Madrid and cut 4 points.

The first success of the club is that a league that had already won the Madrid going to have to win it again, with all the mental and physical wear that implies. Guardiola has always said he would settle for the white team had to deal with the visit to Camp Nou "with the same obligation that we had these years of going to the Bernabeu to win la Liga."

However, this hypothesis gains each day that passes more credibility. And that just 12 days ago, Real Madrid ended its controversial match against Betis in Week 27 with 13 points of rent on Barça the next day began their game against Racing with la Liga turned into a utopia.

The calendar, a priori, it seems more affordable for Barça for Madrid. The azulgrana visit to Mallorca, Zaragoza, Valencia, Rayo and Betis and will receive Athletic Bilbao, Getafe, Real Madrid, Malaga and Espanyol.

The Madrid will host Real Sociedad, Valencia, Sporting, Sevilla and Mallorca and visit Osasuna, Atlético, Barça, Athletic and Granada. The first thing is to win for Barça in Mallorca.

If successful, be the first time that Barça will be virtual 3-point victory from Madrid at the Bernabeu (1-3). In this boat you are the great challenges and, after winning three consecutive league pursued, now wants to succeed in the fourth as a persecutor, matching the four Leagues of Dream Team conquered between 1991 and 1994.

The example of Barça that he traced the two Leagues of Tenerife to Madrid in the final, Guardiola can serve, then play to encourage his players, but it does so only in the locker room and in the press room again say that of "aquesta Lliga guanyarem not." (via MD)

Montoya and Bartra trained with an eye on Mallorca

Barça's first team had day off yesterday, so they were not obliged to attend the Ciutat Esportiva. Some did so voluntarily and they were joined by players of Barça B, Montoya and Bartra. Although the set of Eusebio also planned session at 11, the two defenses are exercised by the group effective the first team. The casualties in defense of Adriano and Fontàs, for injury, Abidal, illness, and Alves through suspension, leaving the team with two pure defenses, Puyol and Pique, although Mascherano also occupy one of those places. So no, Pep Guardiola must make use of the branch to complete the call and, in fact, it is likely that one of them should go home at the Iberostar Stadium to cover the absence of Dani Alves. Puyol might also appear on the right side, although in that case, Marc Muniesa have his shot at the left. The defense of three is another option that can shuffle Pep Guardiola. (via SPORT)

Cesc squeezed into the day off

Arenys confronts with great motivation the tract in which the big titles of the season are played.

Barça's first team yesterday enjoyed a rest day, but Pep Guardiola always leaves the door open for players who need a specific job to go to the Ciutat Esportiva. This was the case of Cesc Fàbregas, who presented himself voluntarily to Sant Joan Despi to continue their specific preparation.

The midfielder did not play a single minute in the last league match against Granada and yesterday the train chose to keep pace. The final stretch of the season is approaching and Cesc wants to face it full of conditions. Missed last season with Arsenal this period because of various muscle aches and his priority is to maintain excellent physical tone as he has shown in recent games.

Fàbregas feels stronger than ever, as recently acknowledged in an interview to 'The Guardian', and is being used thoroughly to maintain the shape. Like all players, Cesc has a personalized plan for injury prevention. For example, work on the hamstrings is essential to have the explosiveness needed in order to take advantage of its big arrival.

The Arenys worked with the physical fitness trainers of club in the gym and on the pitch. A full day to get the batteries charged in the face of Saturday's game in Mallorca. A basic game in the struggle for the league title and in which Fàbregas points again to the ownership after rest on Tuesday.

Guardiola reserved for basic men in midfield, as Cesc himself, Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta, who entered the last stretch alone in front of the Andalusians, in anticipation of the fierce battle that is assumed at the Iberostar Estadio. Pep has already warned that the pitch can be dry and wanted to keep some pieces that could be charged over an uneven playing field in Palma.

Besides Cesc, Adriano Correia also made an appearance at the Ciutat Esportiva. The Brazilian tried the little stretch muscle and worked in order to join the squad for the clash on Wednesday in Milan. (via SPORT)

Messi: "I always wanted to return to Barça gave me everything"

Hours after beat the record of César at Barça, Messi showed his joy by a brand that even he dreamed of achieving it.

"I am calm, as usual," Messi told the newspaper Olé few hours after getting his umpteenth hat-trick with the Barça shirt and, incidentally, spray the record scorer in competitive games for FC Barcelona, until last Tuesday owned by the legendary César Rodríguez. Leo could not hide his joy at something I could not even imagine years ago: "Truth? I am very happy. It never dreamed of being the top scorer in the history of Barça. "

With only 24 years, Rosario has entered through the front door at the mythology Blaugrana. A goal which came after many years at the club. "I always wanted to return to Barcelona all you gave me. We are proud to be part of the club's history, "said Messi, who does not forget all those who play by his side when assessing his great record:" I would not have achieved this without the help of my colleagues "

234 official goals are not small feat. Goals of all invoices, some heavier than others but all are important to Leo: "My best goal? I do not know ... Just finished the game, the first thing I did in Barcelona, ​​as the last, as many others, are all important to me. "

"I'm glad that in my country are happy for me," he said Messi when he was informed of the joy of Argentine fans for his latest record goalscorer. And Leo knows that not be the last to give joy to those who trust in him. (via SPORT)

Messi and Soufian, stars of the spot "We are what we set"

The Barcelona player Leo Messi and Soufian are the protagonists of one of the four spots of the new season of the FC Barcelona Foundation, "We are what we aim" to be presented on Thursday at 19 hours.

Soufian Bouyinza is a 11 year old Moroccan boy who lives in Manlleu that with 8 amputated his legs because of a malformation and that was the subject of a report entitled, 'Soufian, the boy who wanted to fly'. (via MD)

Messi: "I never dreamed of being the top scorer"

"I always wanted to return to Barcelona all you gave me."
"I would not have achieved this without the help of my teammates."

After becoming the new top scorer in the history of FC Barcelona with 234 goals, Argentine Leo Messi has had his feelings in an interview to the newspaper Olé.

With the modesty that characterized the Argentine says he is very happy for the record, but "never dreamed of being the top scorer in the history of Barcelona."

In this sense Messi, says "I always wanted to return to Barcelona all you gave me. Are proud to be part of the club's history" and do not forget your teammates quines give them some credit for their record goalscorer : "Without your help I would not have succeeded"

When asked about the most important goal the Argentine not quite clear: "I do not know ... Just finished the game, the first thing I did in Barcelona, ​​as the last, as many others, are all. (via MD)

Keirrison loaned to Coritiba FC for two seasons

The Brazilian set to return to the club where he learnt his trade.

FC Barcelona have reached agreement with Coritiba FC for the loan of Keirrison de Souza Carneiro until the 2013/14 season, when his contract with Barça comes to an end. The 23-year-old will thus return to the club where he made his professional debut. (via FCBarcelona.com)