29 April 2012

Barça, Guardiola, Messi and Xavi, awarded by the IFFHS

The World gala awards ceremony will be held on Monday the 7 in Barcelona with the presence of most of the winners.

Lionell Messi (international top goalscorer), Iker Casillas (best goalkeeper), Xavi (best player), Pep Guardiola (best coach) and Barcelona (best club) will be the main winners of the gala of the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).

The World gala awards ceremony will be held next Monday in July in Barcelona with the presence of most of the winners at a ceremony to be chaired Mohammad Al Qassemi, new president of the IFFHS since November 2011.

Award also highlights the league championship first division in Spain as Liga strongest in the world, ahead of the Premier League.

Uruguay also will be awarded the Óscar Tabarez for best national coach, Hungarian Viktor Kassai as best referee and Latvian Trans Narva in his country, Alexsandrs Cekulajevs, top scorer in a league championship.

This last award is different from Messi, who is rewarded for his goals with the Argentina national team and international goals for his club.

They will receive a gold trophy while the runners in each category will receive silver. There will also be prizes for the best in the first decade of XXI century in each category and for the most popular players last year.

The runners-up in 2011 are Vicente del Bosque (coach), Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich (goalkeeper), Leo Messi (best player), Colombian Radamel Falcao, his goals in the national team, Porto and Atlético Madrid and the Portuguese José Mourinho (coach).

The second top goalscorer in Liga is Cristiano Ronaldo in the Spanish first division, second best club is Real Madrid, the second best league is the English and the second best referee in English Howard Webb, one year before, in 2010 , refereed the World Cup final South Africa won Spain.

Of the eighteen awards, nine and nine seconds, seven are for Spanish. Del Bosque, Casillas, Xavi and Guardiola receive it at the individual and these are added the awards for Barcelona, Real Madrid and la Liga First Division.

The awards for the best in the decade 2001-2010 are for Markus Merk (best referee), Arsen Wenger (coach), Gianluigi Buffon (goalkeeper), Ruud van Nistelrooy (scorer in international matches), Barcelona (club) and Shakhtar Donestsk Ukrainian as a club that has progressed in the decade.

There are also awards for best club of its continents for Barcelona (Europe), Boca Juniors (South America) América of Mexico (CONCACAF), Al-Ahly of Egypt (Africa), Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia (Asia) and Auckland City new Zealand (Oceania).

The prizes for the most popular players confederations in 2011 correspond to the Italian Roma, Francesco Totti, Manchester United Mexican Javier "Chicharito" Hernández, Eduardo Jesús Vargas of the Universidad de Chile, and Harold Kewell (Oceania), Yasser Al Qahtani (Asia) and Nadir Lamyaghri (Africa). (via SPORT)

The first team is already in Madrid

The group led by Pep Guardiola has reached its destination at 24:25, which has received a temperature of 10 degrees.

Jordi Cardoner, Jordi Moix, Pilar Guinovart and Andoni Zubizarreta have traveled with the team.

Barça is already in Madrid, where this Sunday will face Rayo Vallecano (9:30 p.m., Canal +) in the 36th round of the Liga. The first team has begun the journey to Madrid early in the morning. At 10:15 a.m. has left the Camp Nou by bus to the airport of El Prat, where he caught a flight that has arrived at around 24:25.

Once in Madrid, Pep Guardiola have moved directly to the team hotel, which will remain until ready to move to the Stade de Vallecas, where, from 21.30h will face Rayo Vallecano.

Along with the technical team and 19 players named vice president traveled Social Area of FC Barcelona, Jordi Cardoner, the manager of the Strategic Economic Area, Jordi Moix of Social Policy, Pilar Guinovart, and sporting director of football Andoni Zubizarreta.

After the confrontation, the azulgranas will fly back to Barcelona, where he is scheduled to arrive about two o'clock. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Pichichi, Zamora and other challenges for Barça in this Liga

Messi try to snatch CR7 the title goalscorer, Valdés will seek his fifth trophy and Guardiola, extend their incredible records.


With the title almost impossible, the incentives for grabs at this sprint final four league games will focus on decorating the winners of some players and raise the bar even higher number of stage of Pep.

Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo maintained an amazing and productive pulse by the scorer, while Víctor Valdés with his gloves caresses his fourth consecutive Zamora but Iker Casillas tries to stop him. Today, Rayo tests the Catalans records.

Leo longs to regain the kingship for being top scorer in the league managed to 2009-2010 (34 goals) that CR7 snatched last year beating (42) the record of goals (38). The azulgrana is a crack (41) and continues to battle.

Real Madrid was a halt a run of 10 straight games scoring that earned him a booty of 18 goals. In the same portion of time, Cristiano had 13 goals.

The persecution of Leo has been arduous. In Week 23, just at the setback against Osasuna, the Portuguese established a major difference with four goals. Leo not only equaled but even exceeded it twice.

Valdés is a few stops to be the first goalkeeper to achieve the Zamora Trophy in four consecutive issues and to catch the legendary Ramallets, until now the historical reference to five.

The azulgrana has conceded 26 goals in 34 games, an average of 0.76, far from the top of Liaño (0.47). Casillas posted 30 and their average rises to 0.88. Heads-up still exciting.

Pep has a super-duper catalog records, and may even extend his reign. It's 3 goals of the 100 in this league, but his world record is 105 in the 2008-2009 campaign and 5 of 400 in four years.

It is also close to matching the number of games to zero in a season. They are 29 and the limit is 31 in the 2009-2010. And that is the legacy number at this stage is to startle many: 224 of 242 matches and scoring 114 without conceding a goal of 148. Almost nothing. (via MD)

Rayo-Barça: plays to make la Liga long to Madrid

Barça has a very precise on a trip to Vallecas newspaper put the spotlight on the first photos of Tito as a successor to Pep.


The displacement of Barça to Madrid today, where they will play late in the day closing Vallecas offers two fronts maximum media attention and the other football one.

When the official expedition arrives at Barcelona airport cameras capture for the first time the face, gestures and movements of Tito Vilanova, so far mate and essential partner Guardiola outside the journalistic focus, a figure that went unnoticed in the usual images of departures and arrivals to hotels and airports.

From now on will be different, especially on this trip to Madrid where his presence and participation, but will be forever, acquire a special screening.

Also Pep Guardiola, who shall vacate the office to Tito in late May so you can finally take control, will be observed during these last four weeks at the helm, so full of symbolism itself. Not for nothing is the best coach in the history of the Barça, leaving behind a style and personal dynamics.

The players will not lack reasons for leaving with the highest vocation of victory against the Lightning. For Pep, to dedicate a League final at the level of professionalism and character of Tito because after all these parties already have such assessment for the next season and because it is, and agrees that all FC Barcelona, to make the longest possible la Liga to Real Madrid, even more so if in the morning than at Sevilla at the Bernabeu.

In strictly sport, Barça has already lost la Liga after the setback at the Camp Nou last Saturday against Real Madrid, but it seems that the respective deletions in the Champions League, neither will play the final, has not cooled the rivalry but on the contrary, seems to have stimulated to give this end of the season an unexpected approach.

If Barça had been classified Vallecas would have gone to a lot of people's branch. It's different now, avoid touching white alirón best prepare Cup final 25-M. This has not been finished yet. (via MD)

Up options Thiago Silva and Javi Martínez joining Barça

Strengthening of the rear axle, a priority for coaches.


Milan's Brazilian Thiago Silva wins integers as future option for Barça in the next remodeling the workforce and the Athletic Club midfielder Javi Martínez.

In the case of player 'Rossoneri', as a central defender fully adequate to the 'profile Barça'. In Martínez, calls attention to its versatility: it is as effective as center-back as central midfielder, another province that must be strengthened as it is to dispense a little closer to Sergio Busquets, who played most of this year and also can dispute the Olympics after Euro.

The main demarcation is one of the most need strengthening and Thiago Silva, despite Adriano Galliani made ​​known to Barça that is not for sale, a name with more options in the list that handles Andoni Zubizarreta, having a style of play that makes it one of the central with better profile Barça.

Both he and Martínez would require a heavy financial investment by Barça, which is difficult to cope with the signing of the two. However, the restructuring of the workforce includes some transfers, which itself could make an effort, at least one of the two.

Abidal absent, the template currently has four plants. One of them (Fontàs, with ruptured anterior cruciate ligament) injury until next season, and Piqué is low by the head injury he suffered against Chelsea.

Puyol and Mascherano are both available in Vallecas central apart Bartra and Muniesa, who have been constantly coming in calls but just have been involved in recent months. Only six minutes Muniesa against Getafe.

Next season can not be repeated this panorana.Puyol will need higher dosage than has tenidoen the current, as a matter of attrition.

At 34 years, begins to be in a phase of his career that takes a lot of rigor in managing their minutes, as Xavi, another player who is dosed effort.

So, a center-back is a priority of the technicians to have a balanced staff next season. Thiago Silva like a lot, but the navarro Javi Martínez has the advantage of its versatility.

The club have money to make a reasonable investment and transfers to occur will help meet the needs of the team of Tito Vilanova. (via MD)

Bleat: "If we don't go to Champions, I leave"

The crack of Tottenham, on the agenda of Barça, has clearly needs progress.


Gareth Bale said yesterday his intention to leave Tottenham if the club fails to qualify for the Champions League next season. A single victory in the last nine games of the Premier League has placed Spurs in fifth place in the Premiership, outside the Champions League positions.

Bale was a few weeks ago rumors about the center of Barcelona might be interested in their services. His current contract binding him to White Hart Lane until 2015. "If we don't go to Champions, I leave Tottenham," he said forcefully crack, making clear its intention to progress in football and aspire to more ambitious challenges, I hope that the club azulgrana, of course, you would realize .

Bale is on the agenda of Barca for months, but its price has always been the biggest problem. Still, the club will try and if it gets a reasonable amount, execute the plan as a second option of replacing left-back Abidal, Jordi Alba, who has already contacted the club, letting you know even the first option is Bale.

Barça to other challenges in Vallecas

Although the league is lost except white catastrophe, Barça still has several incentives for those who continue to struggle this season.

Barça close the day league to beginning at 21:30 to the Ray de José Ramón Sandoval, in a game that, after the defeat against Real Madrid last week, has no a priori much incentive.

However, the team has reason to keep stepping on the accelerator: the four remaining league games still must serve to prepare the cup final next month. Second, the team has to spend a good end of season Pep Guardiola, who will leave technical his beloved club after four years he has reinvented football and achieved countless titles.

At the individual level, there are two players who can keep building records, cases of Messi and Valdés. The Argentine, who added 41 points in the league this season, choose the top scorer while goalkeeper can match Ramallets if he wins his fourth 'Zamora' followed.

Messi also has a greater challenge. The '10 'has scored 63 goals in all competitions and is only four of 67 of those who scored at the time Gerd Müller with Bayern Munich in the season 1972-1973. Five games that can make even bigger. (via SPORT)

[Selection; Olympic Games] Busquets in the pre-selection of Milla for the Olympic Games

Barça midfielder enters the first list of 40 players.
Next to the Badia also Thiago, Tello, Cuenca, Montoya, Bartra and Miño.


Sergio Busquets is shortlisted in the initial list of 40 players that RFEF must give the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games in London and from which shall be the final selection of 22 players. As he unveiled RAC1 also appear on that six players from FC Barcelona: Thiago, Tello, Cuenca, Bartra, Montoya and Miño.

Coach Luis Milla given the final call for the Olympic Games in London after Euro 2012. And is that along with Busquets, other names like Thiago, Javi Martínez, Mata or Muniaín that could play the two competitions. Once you know the list of 22 players, the Olympic combined concentrate from July 6 and is scheduled to fight over two or three games of preparation before traveling to London.

In the case of Sergio Busquets decide to participate in the European Championships and the Olympics, the Badia will be virtually no rest. Still, azulgrana midfielder has made ​​public his desire sometimes also participate in the meeting in London. (via MD)

[Barça B; Liga Aderante; Week36] Celta de Vigo 4 - 1 FC Barcelona B

The team azulgrana breaks a mark of eight consecutive games without defeat, while the whole blue is held in the struggle for direct promotion to First Division.

The goals of Bermejo, Orellana and Iago Aspas (2) turn the so much initial of Kiko Femenía.

The subsidiary azulgrana terminates its good dynamics over two months later. On his return to Balaídos, Eusebio Sacristán has fallen in the 36th game of the season despite the opening goal after Kiko Femenía a good move of Deulofeu. In the second half, Bermejo and Orellana have been around the marker, while Iago Aspas with a dump Barça attack has completed the double signing their local comeback particular. Barça back of Galicia situated in mid-table, while the Celta remains five points behind second-placed Valladolid, staying alive in the struggle for direct promotion to First Division.

The meeting began with an intense and Celta de Vigo in need of points. And is that the local press and tried to suffocate Barcelona's midfield possession for questioning. The Chilean Orellana has emerged as the greatest danger of showing his incisive from the left wing. His boot has evolved during the first chance of the game, five minutes, after a superb solo run. However, Oier has responded with a masterful stop.

The line ahead of the whole blue has not deprived the wingers azulgrana receive the ball, but Kiko Femenía and Deulofeu have been overtaken initially by their respective brands. With these, goalkeeper Sergio has not had to intervene, while the Celta I tried through a distant release Natxo and a shot bitten Insa de Orellana.

However, it has been a physical slump late in the first half that Barça B of Eusebio has taken to perfection. Deulofeu has overflowed from the left with a good technical gesture and has transferred to Kiko Femenía, who has not forgiven from inside the area, the azulgrana forward has emerged and has placed the ball into the net to open the scoring before break (0-1).

The revolution of Paco Herrera at half has the desired effect. The double change has rekindled the Celta, which has seen Bermejo advantage an oversight Barça defensive and raised the leather before the departure of Oier. The draw has knocked out players Eusebio Sacristán and the Galicians have turned the light easily after Orellana finish off center Mario Bermejo.

With a dump Barça attack to find the equalizer, Iago Aspas has sealed the three points for Celta culminating a major counterattack to twenty minutes remaining. Thereafter, the subsidiary has left FC Barcelona locals go and have used the space to expand the income on the scoreboard. Dongou input not allowed Barça into the game, as Iago Aspas, signing his doublet particular, has made the final fourth goal after a great team move of the Galicians.

With this defeat, barcelonistas players spend mentalizan page and already for the next league match. And is that Saturday all culé receives Elche in the Miniestadi. Celta, in turn, exceeds its negative inertia this triumph as he reached the game against the azulgrana adding two consecutive defeats. Now with this new victory, add 65 points and is situated just five of Valladolid. (via FCBarcelona.cat)


[Match Stats]
RC Celta de Vigo: Sergio, Mallo, Oier, Túñez, Lago, Bustos, Álex López, Natxo Insa (Toni, min 45), De Lucas (Joan Tomàs, min 45), Orellana and Bermejo (Iago Aspas, min 66).

FC Barcelona B: Oier, Balliu, Armando, Muniesa (Carmona, min 78), Planas, Dos Santos, Riverola (Dongou, min 73), Rafinha, S. Roberto, Kiko Femenía and Deulofeu (Lobato, min 64).

Goals: 0-1 Kiko Femenía, min 33; 1-1 Bermejo, min 53; 2-1 Orellana, min 58; 3-1 Iago Aspas, min 67; 4-1 Iago Aspas, min 82.

Referee: Bikandi Garrido (Basque college).

Karanka: "La liga española has existed without Guardiola and will exist without him"

The second coach of Real Madrid, Aitor Karanka, said at a news conference that nothing happens why Guardiola leave the Liga BBVA: "La liga española has existed without Guardiola and will exist without him."

Aitor Karanka, second coach of Real Madrid, left no praise for Pep Guardiola, after announcing his farewell to the bench of Barcelona, ​​and reminded just their numbers, and said it does not arise for now emulate Tito Vilanova to be the future replacement of José Mourinho when you leave.

"La liga española has existed without Guardiola and will exist without him," said Karanka after being asked if Spanish football was down by the farewell of a coach who has achieved more titles in the history of Barcelona.

"The numbers all over the world judge. His four years and their numbers are there. The league will exist with or without him, equally with Mourinho or not. Has gone and is history," he added.

Karanka made ​​it clear that continues to learn from Mourinho and his assistants. On his head does not pass the option to be first coach of Real Madrid.

"Right now I think he's looking towards next year at the club and I have clear that I am working with the coach and his coaching staff for two years, with each passing day I learn more from them. For my head passes enjoy and continue to learn from the coaching staff without plantearme else, "he said. (via SPORT)