15 May 2012

[Selection] Del Bosque: "Villa is a special case"


Vicente del Bosque, Spanish coach, explained the situation of David Villa, away like the rest of Barcelona players in the first list before the Eurocup, admitting that "it is a special case" in the final stages of a serious injury of the tibia and fibula.

The presence of top scorer in the history of the Spanish, el 'Guaje' Villa, Euro 2012 Poland and Ukraine, will air until May 27th, the day that Del Bosque will provide the final list. "We know how it is every day, how your recovery process. Are optimistic. It is a singular case. On May 27 we will take a final decision. Yet are Barcelona players, Athletic and Chelsea, because they are in competition. It is the same case of David Villa, "he said.

Today marks five months of serious injury to Villa, who fractured tibia and fibula in the Club World Cup. The Barcelona forward has not yet returned to the pitch and only complete with the loose group exercises each workout. Solo made ​​a particular season. "It's a special and unique case. We are appreciating very much his effort and desire to be here. On 27 make a final decision," he said. (via MD)

[Former player] Madrid want to former culé Touré Yaya

Mourinho wants the former Blaugrana to become the partner of 'dance' of Xabi Alonso.
The problem for blancos is that the Ivorian is a key part of Manchester City.
In addition, midfielder does not hide his excitement about returning to defend the Barça colors.


Real Madrid has launched by the signing of former Barcelona Touré Yayá, one of the stars of Manchester City and new champion of the Premier League. Hiring a class midfielder Xabi Alonso to accompany one of the priorities of José Mourinho ahead of the 2012-13 season. Sahin has not completely convincing, Khedira and Granero not meet their expectations, and Lass looking to lose sight of Luso coach as soon as possible.

Merengue President Florentino Pérez, wants to use his excellent relationship with the City owner, Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed, to address the transfer of Touré Yayá , a player rated at least 40 million euros. If you eat this addition, Pérez would effect a tremendous blow to a player becoming solvent, contrasted and still loved by the fans to pass.

But Touré white dress will not be easy for Madridista president. The Ivorian midfielder, one of the highest paid in the Manchester club, would not charge at Real under 7 million net, what he perceives, for example, Iker Casillas. Only Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaká with 9 'kilos' each year, would earn more than the former Blaugrana. In addition, Touré is a must for a City player next season that will go all out in the Champions League after European failure this year. And this goes through strengthened rather than weakened.

Another problem may encounter with Real Madrid is that Touré still recalls with nostalgia his way through the ranks Blaugrana. A few days ago, the Ivorian had a message on the radio station RAC1, which made ​​clear his feelings for Barça. "It was the most important equipment for me and if they call you do not think twice. Barcelona I love it. If I could, it would be great."

The current City midfielder, 29, left Barcelona at the end of the season 2009-10 (signed in 2007-08) and he blamed his departure directly to Pep Guardiola, who preferred to bet on the squad Sergio Busquets. "If I had spoken to me I would have stayed. I wanted to finish my career at the club," said the Ivorian player after his departure to a Manchester City team which has played 92 games official by signing the not inconsiderable figure of 20 points. (via MD)

[Barça B] Deulofeu obtained permission from the RFEF and will be against Valladolid

The azulgrana young winger will join the Spanish team Thursday Under-19 after getting permission from the RFEF to play against Valladolid.

Good news for Eusebio's commitment to the complicated Barça B against Valladolid for which may finally have Gerard Deulofeu.

The young player of Barça subsidiary gotten permission from the RFEF to join the selection concentration Under-19 on Thursday and, therefore, may be available for Eusebio.

Deulofeu is one of the members of the selection list next to the Spanish Under-19 Grimaldo azulgrana also facing the running of the "Ronde Elite" to be held in Italy.

In addition, Ilie has received a medical discharge and Lobato will be fully available. (via SPORT)

Barça must negotiate with the Ceuta if wants to Sergio Lobera

AD Ceuta president, José Antonio Muñoz said that FC Barcelona will have to negotiate with his club on the assumption that wishes to include as an assistant coach to current coach of Ceuta, the Aragonese Sergio Lobera.

Muñoz said that in the case of occurrence of such incorporation would be a "good opportunity" to receive financial compensation, indicating that Lobera has a buyout clause of one million euros.

The president, whose team is in Group IV Second Division B, said that Sergio Lobera has one year contract as coach of Ceuta and that money for this possible departure could be used to "pay off debts."

However, José Antonio Muñoz admitted that the club azulgrana "will not pay one million euros of the clause" but said he would have to pay compensation to Ceuta to be included this possibility in the provision of the coach Lobera.

Sergio Lobera, who worked in the lower echelons of FC Barcelona and concurred with the coaching staff at Terrassa with Tito Vilanova, signed last season for AD Ceuta from the San Roque de Lepe (Huelva). (via SPORT)

The Board announces measures to improve and adapt the facilities

Antoni Freixa has detailed a series of actions that will be launched soon aimed at improving the Club facilities and the optimization of social care services.

Also announced that on 28, 29 and May 30 institutional scheduled a trip to Qatar.

The secretary and spokesman of the Board, Antoni Freixa, appeared Tuesday at a press conference to explain the agreements reached at the Board meeting held on Monday. In this sense, Freixa has detailed a series of actions to improve and adapt some of the Club facilities and to optimize social care services.

Thus, he has announced that the flag Palau Blaugrana 2, the old riding school, will soon have a new head office which will host the Barcelona Supporters Service Office (OAB), the Office of Attention to the Peñas (PLO) and la nueva Oficina de Atención Especializada (OAE). This space will enable the new Board Paris, a new multipurpose auditorium. The space so far welcomed the BBA and the Sala Paris used to expand the FCBotiga Megastore.

Freixa also pointed out that in the coming months, will expand the range of catering and cuisine offered in the square and the boulevard of the Camp Nou.

The Board also has decided to promote the construction of a new sports hall at the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper, specifically in the plot recovered last year, which is intended for the use of equipment based on the sections.

As for the Palau Blaugrana are planned reforms to improve its service area, the press room and the emergency exit.

Moreover, it is reported that on 28, 29 and May 30 is planning a trip to Qatar institutional to meet contractual commitments arising from the sponsorship deal with Qatar Foundation. As explained Freixa will travel the president Sandro Rosell, Vice President Javier Faus, CEO Antoni Rossich, sports director of professional football Andoni Zubizarreta and technicians Josep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova.

Finally, Freixa has announced that on June 6 the draw will determine electors for members attending the Assembly of the next 2 years. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Eleven Barça candidates for Onze d’Or

vValdés, Alves, Puyol, Piqué, Abidal, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc, Alexis and Messi have all been named in the shortlist of 60 candidates named by French magazine ‘Onze Mondial’.

Fans have until June 7 to make their choices.

Messi has been named best footballer in the last three editions.

Eleven different FC Barcelona players have been nominated for the Onze d’Or, the prize given annually by the French magazine ‘Onze Mondial’ to the eleven best players in the world, one for each position. They are Valdés, Alves, Puyol, Piqué, Abidal, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc, Alexis and Messi, who all feature in the list of 60 names that fans have until June 7 to choose from by heading to the following website.

With eleven nominees, FC Barcelona is the most represented team and the only one with at least one player for each position. Also, Guardiola has been nominated as one of the managers of the season. Apart from the Onze d’Or, the three best players of the season are also selected, who are awarded the Onze d’Or, Onze d’Argent and Onze de Bronze respectively. For the last three years, the top award has gone to FCB’s Leo Messi. (via FCBarcelona.com)

[Youth] Five of a kind of titles in football formative

Great week for the inferior categories of Barça. The Juvenil B, Cadete B, Infantil A, Benjamín B and Benjamín D have won their respective championships.

The Benjamín A and Benjamín C can also be proclaimed champions of the regular competition the next day.



[JUVENIL B]
LIGA NACIONAL JUVENIL
FC BARCELONA B 2 - UD AT. GRAMANET 1
After winning the league on Wednesday to Girona, the Juvenil B prevented relaxations to UD Gramanet and won by a narrow 2-1. In a game completely controlled players Javier García Pimienta went ahead on the scoreboard thanks to a brilliant free-kick Moussima. After the break, Barça forgave all ended up paying too much and because the opponent drew the absence of a quarter of an hour with a shot from the penalty spot. Barça missed many chances throughout the match and even missed a release Munir from the spot. However, Munir finally remade himself from his mistake and caught in a rebound from a corner to do justice to the score a few minutes left.


[CADETE A]
LIGA DIVISIÓN DE HONOR CADETE
CF DAMM 2 - FC BARCELONA 3
Champions after winning last week, Quique Álvarez players were to take all three points in the Municipal de Horta. The Damm was ahead on the scoreboard at a bad start for azulgrana and quickly saw a favorable score 2-0. However, Barça responded and began to dominate the game clearly. In addition, the expulsion of an opposing player paved the way for the comeback. And is that the Catalans shortened distances through a penalty converted by Alexis on 65 minutes. With a cast and rival Barça turned to attack, a late own goal led to the equalizer, and Alexis, making his second goal of the game, took an in-depth assistance to complete the comeback.


[CADETE B]
LIGA PREFERENTE CADETE
FC BARCELONA B 7 - VILANOVA I LA GELTRÚ 1
Cadete B ruled the league with a recital. Fran Artigas players congealed a great game to seal the conquest of the title when there are still three games to play. The azulgrana, who drew on the last day before the Cornellà, this time not spared. Josi, author of an exceptional shot, opened the scoring in the opening minutes, while Sergi Canós gave the second goal Franquesa. Alexis sentenced scoring the third before the break. After the break, Marc Rio took the third Sergi Canós assistance to expand distances in the light, while the Vilanova made ​​of honor with a shot from the penalty spot. Finally, Sergi Canós, Anas and Marc Río completed the scoring festival (7-1).


[INFANTIL A]
LIGA 1a DIVISIÓN INFANTIL
FC BARCELONA 6 - DAMM CF 0
The Barça of Francesc Sánchez and Xavi Franquesa became champion of the group 1 of the First Division after a convincing 6-0 win at the Damm. So, with 79 points, takes a league competed against RCD Espanyol in the absence of a journey to the end. Javi Ruiz's double and goals from Dani Morer, Carles Aleñá and Salinas, the latter in own goal, were the icing on a great match azulgrana at the collective level. With a hand in the first half, Barça relaxed in the resumption and Dani Olmo became the sixth and final goal. At the end of the game, the players held him walk manteando lawn coaches.


[INFANTIL B]
LIGA 1a DIVISIÓN INFANTIL
CF DAMM 1 - FC BARCELONA B 1
The Infantil B by Denis Silva always tried in the complicated field of Damm, but the small size of the field hurt the Barcelona game. The Damm was ahead on the scoreboard thanks to a shot from the penalty spot, but Lluís sleeves took a perfect Collado a masterful move to put the equalizer just three minutes later when he met the fifteen minutes of game second half. Thereafter, the tie did not move one more in the light.


[ALEVÍN B]
LIGA 1a DIVISIÓN ALEVÍN
FC BARCELONA B 1 - CE L'HOSPITALET 1
Very difficult game at the Hospitalet in the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper. Jordi Font players faced a very close rival to great advantage a big backlash in the first quarter to early lead. Barça, with a slow and imprecise game, tried to climb without creating excessive risk. Finally, a goal of Labinot Kabashi put the tables in the bright, but the whole FC Barcelona was unable to turn around the result despite having several clear chances in the final minutes.


[ALEVÍN C]
LIGA 2a DIVISIÓN ALEVÍN
UD AT. GRAMANET 1 - FC BARCELONA C 5
Total domination of Barça of Alex Gómez and Alexis Pintó to take all three points in league. And is that despite being mathematically champions last week, the azulgrana did not relax in the countryside and were much higher than its rival, to take the lead of the game at any time before the Gramanet. Take, Guille, Nil, Marc Guerrero and Adri Altimira were the architects of Barcelona mannitol to the bottom team of the competition, a Gramanet that was reinforced to meet the azulgrana equipment.


[ALEVÍN D]
LIGA 2a DIVISIÓN ALEVÍN
ESCUELA F. PRAT BLAUGRANA 2 - FC BARCELONA D 2
Second to fourth place in a very even and exciting match at the Municipal Can Estruch. El Prat achieved early lead thanks to goals from David Aviles and Óscar Vigo in the first quarter. However, Barça fought back and pulled one back Kenneth Soler. At thirty minutes, José David Álvarez got the equalizer in the bright end Barça leaving without completing his comeback despite three balls crashing against the wood.


[BENJAMÍN A]
LIGA 1a DIVISIÓN BENJAMÍN A
FC Santboià 0 - FC BARCELONA 18
Recital Scorer in the Municipal Joan Baptista Mila of Sant Boi de Llobregat. Barça of Marc Serra and David Sánchez won by a convincing 0-18 to Santboià in a match completely dominated by the azulgrana. With patience, the goals were falling into a Barça team of individuals who did not sin during the meeting. Kays (2), Moriba (3), Marc Alegre (2), Haitam (3), José (3), Álvaro (2) Raúl Martínez (2) and Eduardo were the scorers on the 29th day of league.


[BENJAMÍN B]
LIGA 1a DIVISIÓN BENJAMÍN
FC BARCELONA B 5 - FP ESCUELA F. CALELLA 2
Sergi Mila and Óscar Jorquera's team beat Calella at the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper (5-2) and takes the title ahead of RCD Espanyol in the absence of a day to finish the competition. The Calella was ahead on the scoreboard in the first moments and surprised the Barça, but a great goal from Albert Garrido put the tie in the first period. Already in the second half, Óscar Romero took great care by Garrido to flip the light. The encounter, with a dump Barça attack, regained the excitement with a fortunate goal Soulaymane. The third place in the league opposed resistance in the field. However, Benjamín B sealed the victory with a distant shot of Iker Gonzalez. Martí Riera scored the fourth goal and Iker, signing his double particular, made ​​the statement a few seconds left.


[BENJAMÍN C]
LIGA 2a DIVISIÓN BENJAMÍN
VILADECANS 1 - FC BARCELONA C 2
Three points will be champions and second-division group 12. The team of Cristian Catena and Albert Puig played a very tough at the Viladecans UD, which was planted in defensive zone to close the spaces before the Barcelona game play. In a very good match for azulgrana, which often created danger, the visitors took the lead thanks to a goal by Alexander Balde at the exit of a corner. The Vilamoura, however, evened the score in the third period, but finally gave Arnau Martínez worked and earned a victory to Barça.


[BENJAMÍN D]
LIGA 3a BENJAMÍN D
FC BARCELONA DE 12 - POMAR CD 1
With 69 points in the classification, Benjamín D of FC Barcelona is located 10 above the second place, the Montañesa CF. So when there are still three days of league players Jordi Pérez and David Sánchez has reached a new title for the club showcases spectacular showing some numbers. And is that with 263 goals scored and conceded just 27, all FC Barcelona matches include their victories. This weekend, before the Pomar CD, the azulgrana thrashed his opponent showing a direct and effective game. Goals of all colors, from long range and large class actions, which have allowed the title. Marc Pelaz (2), Nadir (2), Mamadou (2), David (3), Arnau, Gabi and an own goal signed the 12 notes of the meeting.


[FEMENINO JUVENIL CADETE]
LIGA FEMENINA JUVENIL CADETE
FC BARCELONA 2 – P. BLANC BLAVA LA ROCA 2


[FEMENINO INFANTIL ALEVÍN]
TORNEO COMPLEMENTARIO FEMENINO INFANTIL ALEVÍN
SABADELL FC 1 - FC BARCELONA 7

Adriano, Keita and Dani Alves, with suitors weight

In Italy, Milan and Juve say they long for Dani and Correia like Inter.
They also speak of Málaga as a possible rival to the 'Rossoneri' by Seydou.


Even from within the club insist that all decisions of sports for the next season, the first with Tito Vilanova in the dugout, will not begin to materialize until after the Cup final, and it is detected by 'Mercato' with players of Barça as protagonists. Do not expect an official list of casualties by azulgrana, but there is, as has been reporting MD, a list of names of players for which you will hear offers.

From Italy report the interest of Inter by taking the services of Adriano, who recently had sounded for Milan or Bayern. The Rossoneri are on the other hand, again according to Italian media, plans to launch an offensive formal Keita, however, Málaga, qualified for the Champions League would be another 'girlfriend' weight, as they say in the country of 'calcio '. In any case Seydou Keita is one of the Blaugrana players a priori most sought: Liverpool or sigh or PSG have also longed for the Mali international.

Aparate deserves mention Dani Alves. FC Barcelona has not put up for sale, but that might be dispensable in key planning Blaugrana club has made several probing contemplate their availability. Milan and Juve, new champion of Serie A, would, as revealed by the Italian press, among the suitors of the Brazilian full-back, which after the end copera will concentrate the 'Selecao' to play four friendlies, one against Llos Argentina of his friend Messi.

The azulgrana fans are against a possible way out of Alves, as it believes that Barça owes much of the successes in the 'Guardiola era'. (via MD)

[Former B player] 'Operation Botia' sprung from Tuesday

It 2.5 'kilos' and Atleti already negotiating with the center-back.


Alberto Botía as a business or as a bargaining chip. From today until May 15 and June 15, Barça has time to execute the repurchase option on center-back Sporting Gijón. The price of the clause agreed with the Asturian club in summer 2009 was 2.5 million. Barça will soon use with the intention of incorporating it into any negotiation.

The future of the azulgrana squad would ever closer to Atletico Madrid. As previously reported MD, Atletico and was positioned in the winter to hire him. In recent weeks, the directive would have been moving Atletico wire to secure his final arrival at the Vicente Calderón. The descent accomplished Sporting facilitate rapid conversations that, by FC Barcelona, have not yet started. The center would be the work of call at a European champion.

The intent of the sporting Barca is pierce in an amount between 3.5 and 4 million. Remains whether Andoni Zubizarreta will use to sign Adrian, a name that has always been on the table to strengthen the lead Barca. To sell, a hypothesis that is losing weight, Atleti would require 18 million euros, far from the 12 that the club would be willing to offer. However, some sources believe the technical Barca have long since given up. (via MD)

José Ángel 'comes back' and is left wanting for Barça

Barça already tried a year ago but the full-back went to Rome ... Luis Enrique.


Football takes many turns and sometimes dramatically. Just a year ago, José Ángel Valdés was the left back on the negotiated seriously Barça, but the Spaniard finally Sporting emigrated to Roma to get to the orders of his countryman Luis Enrique. A season later, the coach is no longer in the club, Roma will not play in Europe and Barça has even more need of a left-back.

And if José Ángel liked it so much earlier this year, because of his youth (22 years) is not ruled out that Barça has not forgotten. The player himself was left wanting COM Ràdio yesterday: "I always like it when a club like Barcelona is interested in you. It is important that you are there but are the clubs who must agree. Last year there were contacts. For me, was done because you can not say no to a club like Barça. "

José Ángel has had quite a first season with participation in Roma, although the relay coach at the Italian club raises doubts about his future. In its day, the Roma paid the Sporting 5 'kilos' for the signing of a side route that has been Under-21 international. Half of that amount must be paid by the Rome before 15 July. José Ángel signed for five years at a rate of 1.25 million each. (via MD)

The market offers Barça talent at bargain prices

The outcome league in Spain, Italy and England extended the bargains in the market.


The outcome league in Spain, Italy and England extended the bargains in the market for Barça. Here are some options:

VILLARREAL

Beware Borja Valero, Nilmar and Soriano
The decrease in the Second Division A Villarreal to immediately put in the window to its most valued players. Three of them would fit the profile Barça. Borja Valero, Bruno Soriano and Nilmar hardly remain in El Madrigal and are favorites for the Yellow Submarine financially compensate the loss of revenue for having downgraded.

Borja, 27 and under contract until 2015, has many numbers call at a 'big'. Real Madrid back to a player raises trained in their cantera able to play midfield but inside-half and playmaker. Their demarcation is not a priority for Barça but few players would adapt as fast as he reigns football at Camp Nou. Málaga also bid for him to overcome the prior of the Champions. His buyout clause is 40 million euros but Villarreal will sit down to negotiate with bidders.

Bruno, Alba's agent
Yes cover most deprived Bruno Soriano, who has already contacted Barça in 2010. His agent is Jose Manuel Tárraga, the same as Jordi Alba, who will not fail to receive offers. The Manchester United and midseason tempted to midfielder, 27 and linked to Villarreal until 2016. Considered a Sergio Busquets, the club expanded in November to Clause 16 and 25 'kilos'. Valencia, who needs to improve his midfield, Soriano has already thought of that could come back in the orbit Barcelona.

On offense, the Brazilian Nilmar's all interesting. 27 years and under contract until 2014, Villarreal last summer got their freedom from 50 to 24 million. It will go for much less though in this league has dropped from the 11 goals the previous two seasons only four in 21 games.

Rossi, discarded
In another context, Giuseppe Rossi would be attractive but the Italian, who was in negotiations with Barça last summer, fell in April his cruciate ligament injury in his right knee and will be another six months out. Completely ruled out.


INTER

Diego Milito and Coutinho, certain goal
The absence of Inter's Champions League for the first time since the 2003-04 season, when he played the UEFA Cup, may lead to a reconstruction in the club owned by Massimo Moratti. His sixth place in Serie A is the worst since he was eighth in the 1998-99 season. Pending if the coach Andrea Stramaccioni be confirmed in office, will have to see how they fit their figures have closed the course in black and not in the continental elite from September. Wesley Sneijder has many numbers to accept an offer from the Premier League a year after being one step away from Manchester United, who returns to the fray only after winning the Community Shield.

Barça is more than enough talent in the middle and not fichará Sneijder but is attentive to the future of front and Diego Milito. Whenever Tito Vilanova decided to strengthen the team with a forward goalscorer, Argentine, 32, would be an absolute guarantee in terms of experience and flair director. The former MVP of the 2009-10 Champions has got 24 goals in Serie A and finished, four less than the 'capocannoniere' Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The contract of the 'prince' in 2014 but just play alongside Messi, whom he knows well for having agreed on the selection and the brother of Jamie, would be a gift in the final stretch of his career.

Another forward to the future is uncertain Coutinho. The Brazilian, 19, will return after shining on loan at Inter Espanyol but he only has to resubmit a cheaper loan or an operation. His versatility to move in any area of the attack and technical quality make it one of the most affordable pearls.


MANCHESTER CITY

Kolarov, Adebayor and Dzeko will
After winning the Premier League after 44 years, Manchester City and is thinking of taking another leap in quality for the next Champions League tournament that failed this year to not exceed the group stage. Roberto Mancini's team will soon start a cleaning operation to raise cash and then burst the market to hunt for first swords. The 'citizens', which are presumed to be of Barça major competitors in the fight for Gareth Bale and Robin van Persie have already leaked a list of some of their side that will interest half of Europe.

The Serbian left back Aleksandar Kolarov among the transferable. At 26 years, is an interesting option for their projected offensive in the event that Barça can not finally sign Bale and Jordi Alba. The City paid the Lazio 18 million euros in 2010. In attack, there 'overbooking' of possible casualties. For his controversial reputation, Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli have no place in the Camp Nou.

In contrast, depending on the price, they might be desirable Edin Dzeko and Emmanuel Adebayor. The Bosnian, 26 and Wolfsburg signed in January 2011 by 32 'kilos', has got 14 goals in the Premier and his height 1.92 comply with the commitment to a plan B. The Togolese, 28, will return the assignment to go to Tottenham after scoring 17 goals. Of 1.93, the former Real Madrid is another 'tank' that could get a good price.

Íñigo Martínez, Tito Vilanova list

Íñigo Martínez is another candidate to reinforce the rear of the Barça. For his youth, his remarkable quality with the ball, his seriousness and his status as defensive center left-handed, the squad of la Real Sociedad meets the needs that are probing the technical squad. Starting with Tito Vilanova, as has been told that MD does while still with anticipation and interest the evolution of this emerging player who turns 21 on Thursday.

Although barely covered a Premier League season, truncated in its final stretch with an injury in Barca technical reports consist of Martinez for four years. Moreover, this season, coaching staff culés, including Juan Carlos Pérez Rojo, have seen first hand that Íñigo Martínez has a promising career ahead, confirming the taste of Vilanova.

Barça coaches handle various names according to each position to be reinforced. Today the priority is more backward than forward. And in the ranking of preferences, the names have been clear from the beginning.

The ideal has always been Thiago Silva, but Milan has convinced him that he will be the twenty-first century Baresi, so the Brazilian has already said he will remain in San Siro. Javi Martínez is also the same height as Thiago Silva, with the bonus that is midfield and defense in a player, but his problem is that of Brazil: for it is an emblem Athletic and everyone who asks he refers his buyout clause of 40 million euros.

Íñigo Martínez would be a sensible option market. This defender is another talented player who is giving the last batch of the cantera realista. The club Guipuzcoan, which is turning the corner economically, wants to build his future with the ancient foundations that have made it big, that is, with people in the house. Translated, that means that while the era of glittering signings has passed, the intention is to keep their pearls.

Íñigo Martínez belongs to that select group chosen and why is shielded with a long contract, which expires in 2015 and whose termination clause amounts to 30 million euros. La Real officially transmitted output does not negotiate, but to be seen how he responds to a good deal.

What is clear is that in the low Éric Abidal and the recent operation of Carles Puyol, Barça concentrated most of its efforts in the defense market. There, Íñigo Martínez is another name that is underlined in red.

Íñigo Martínez's potential has not gone unnoticed by the Real Madrid that even before the center will be released in the Liga and moved to la Real bid for him and midfielder Rubén Pardo, the 'new Xabi Alonso'. (via MD)

Iñigo Martínez: Heir to the great


La Real has always relied in Íñigo Martínez had a project player. So, being still Sanse footballer in 2011 did not hesitate to extend his contract until 2015.

Born in Ondarroa on May 17, 1991, Iñigo served in his formative years at left back to their settlement on the whitish subsidiary.

Although not very high (1.81) there is revealed as central to a club that has been very successful throughout its history. The inheritance of the Kortabarria, Gajate, Gorriz or Larrañaga has endured with bravery and boldness in his year Íñigo baptism in the First Division.

Without being daring, never would have thought scoring goals from their own field. Inigo is Vizcaino for something and you know that there are born where they want, as claimed half seriously, half jokingly What?

The escalation of Inigo in football is dizzying: Sanse debuted with the October 3, 2009 in the game Sanse 2 - Retuerto 2 and, after playing 54 games with the team nurse of la Real in which he scored two goals, the club I trust his rapid ascent to the big stage. The club then brought France to Philippe Montanier, technical with a reputation for promoting young people. Inigo momentum of 10 yellow cards speak and two red in 26 games in first, learn to channel energy over time.

So far, Inigo is part of the Spanish Under-21 and is spoken of in the key of the absolute future.

Curiously, in his first season in the top flight, a player who is a central defender and can boast to have scored two of his three goals from midfield.

Especially considering that someone named Pele play devised half a century ago and could not consummate. In addition, the first goal 'from home' Iñigo Martínez scored it around a derby against Athletic Bilbao, beating Gorka Iraizoz.

He repeated his luck as a bombardier in the Benito Villamarín to achieve the 2-3 with another missile on the head of Casto. With that joy is not so rare attack for Íñigo the azulgrana Gerard Piqué is one of its central "favorites". "It's nice to see his ball out and I look at it," he confessed. (via MD)

[Former President] Laporta: "The election of Tito is a decision of panic"

Joan Laporta blames the board of progress and Guardiola believes the election of Tito responds to panic "for not doing more" for the continuity of Pep.

Joan Laporta reviewed the present time living FC Barcelona in an interview with 'The Matí' de Catalunya Radio and turned to leave no one indifferent to his words.

The former Barça president again drop that is ready to return to Barcelona and declared to be presented "if avanzasen the elections."

Laporta again showed its most critical board and decided on the choice of Tito Vilanova: "Panic is a decision for not having done more for Guardiola."

In addition, reflected on the possible causes of the progress of Pep: "Guardiola was destined to be a coach for many years and I do not think he has created the ideal environment to follow."

Laporta said that "Barça is in a cycle and Guardiola change has not dared to do so because it has enough support from the board."

For the former president, the door of Barça is open for Pep: and said "can return to doing what he wants because he has earned, even as president."

Finally, he returned to throw a dart at the board chaired by Sandro Rosell and warned: "I know the board members for many years and they have a different concept of what should be Barça". (via SPORT)

Barça, of 'fishing' for Villarreal

The Blaugrana technical direction will be very vigilant in the coming days to the movements of Castellon club.

The surprising drop Villarreal to the Second Division has made many clubs are set in some players this season were playing in the Champions League. And is that the team Castellon has a staff of high quality and obviously will be forced to get rid of some important pieces to fit the needs of the Liga Adelante. Players like Borja Valero, Bruno, Nilmar and Diego López are called to leave the Yellow Submarine if it an interesting offer, because their chips are high demasido to play second. It is also the case of striker Giuseppe Rossi, but their situation is special to be recovering from a serious knee injury.

FC Barcelona will carefully consider the events that will be occurring in recent days with the intention of 'fishing' in troubled waters. There is no doubt that once had several current squad of Villarreal players interested to the coaches, especially Rossi, who became one of the priorities of the club Blaugrana, after the signing of Ibrahimovic did not finish congealing. Finally it was David Villa who took the upper hand and he signed for Barcelona.

Another name that sounded strong at the time was midfielder Borja Valero, but obviously not in the current juncture seems that Barcelona needed a reinforcement in midfield. Also seems to have very advanced negotiations and Malaga shared the couple in midfield with Santi Cazorla.

Also liked the goalkeeper Diego López in his day, though now considered that the quota between the posts is also covered in spades.

So the options are dimensioned to fish in Villarreal. The forward Nilmar like, but it is considered that there are other more interesting options on the market if it is to reinforce the line attacker.

Within the real needs of Barcelona in the rear left back and a lefty center-back, the choices that could shuffle the Barcelona is mostly Joan Oriol, sister of former squad Edu Oriol, who has completed more than worthy season at the club Castellon playing at left back. Clearly it would be a good option as an alternative in the band, but not as first sword, as the name of Valencian Jordi Alba remains first choice. (via SPORT)

Tito Vilanova will sign a two-year contract

Vilanova plans to commit for two seasons and avoid the annual debate on his future.

Under 'unfinished business', Tito Vilanova also has another issue not only affects him personally, but can return each year to reopen the future of the bench. This is the length of his contract, a negotiation point where it seems that Vilanova mark a point of difference from its predecessor: the new Barça coach is expected to sign for two seasons, a way to end flooded with speculation that the club environment every time he approached the end of the season due to the habit of signing Guardiola single year to year.

The continuity of Vilanova beyond those two seasons would be subject more to the feelings of the coach, their team and template to the rawness of the results, if all goes as planned.

The Board presided over by Sandro Rosell has secured a mandate until 2016, so Vilanova known that during his early years at Barça institutional and tranquility will not be subject to a hypothetical change of president to change course club and affect activity. (via SPORT)

From 1942 to 2012: FC Barcelona’s professional teams have won 300 titles

The OK Liga title won by FCB's hockey team this Monday is the Club’s 300th title won by FC Barcelona’s professional teams (basketball, handball, roller hockey and futsal).

The first title won by the Club's professional teams was FCB's basketball squad's conquest of the Catalonia Championship in 1941/42.

For many years, Barça fans have been enjoying not only the football team’s successes but the achievements of the Club’s professional basketball, handball, roller hockey and futsal teams.

Now, with the latest title won by Barça’s roller hokey team this Monday, the Club boast a record of 300 titles won between all the professional teams. These titles are divvied up in the following way: 73 for the basketball team, 115 for the handball team, 101 for the roller hockey team and 11 for the futsal team. This record proves that Barça is the best multi-sport Club in the entire world.

In the 1941/42 season, when FC Barcelona had 39 football titles and 82 amateur trophies in the Club’s trophy cabinet, the basketball team (founded in 1926) won the Catalonia Championship, the team’s first basketball title. During that time, Barça’s basketball team reconverted the South Goal area of Les Corts stadium into a clay court (like tennis) for its home games. Even though there was seating available, fans usually took advantage of the stairs and railings around the stadium to watch the team play.

Barça’s basketball team won their first title in Barça’s football stadium, they beat out teams like Laietà, L’Hospitalet, Manresa, Juventut, Mataró, Espanyol, Cercle Catòlic and Ripollet. Barça won 15 matches and only lost 3. The team had players like Manuel Martín ‘Manolín,’ Miquel Carreras, Pedro Carreras, Fernando Font, Joan Borrell, Joan Ferrando and Francisco Martínez, many of whom have unjustly been forgotten by history. Barça’s basketball team went on to win the Spanish Championship the following year.

The handball team, which was founded in 1942 and also played at Les Corts stadium, won the Catalan League title in the 1943/44 season. The roller hockey team, founded in the same year, had to wait until the 1952/53 season to claim the Spanish Championship, their first title. Finally, the youngest team of them all, the futsal team, which was founded in 1978, won their first title, the King’s Cup in 1988/89.

Now, 70 years after the basketball team claimed their first title on the clay of Les Corts stadium, Barça’s four professional teams boast over 300 titles between them.


Without a doubt, this is one the main reasons that explain why Barça is more than a Club. (via FCBarcelona.com)

Alves, on twitter: "Only the Strong Survive"


The Barcelona player Dani Alves has made a statement on Twitter where he wanted to share with their seguirdores a reflection on the time that has passed through the team in this final stretch of the season.

"The hard times come into our life to learn and appreciate everything we have accomplished and how hard it is to get it," wrote the Brazilian side bercaleonista key after being left out of the Champions League and losing la Liga.

Alves, in a second tweet, has ruled, saying that "only the strong survive." (via MD)

Guardiola's advice, in the decision of Raúl to go to Qatar

The Spanish forward Raúl took counsel to Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola, to take his decision to sign one year by Al Sadd of Qatar.

"He told me that football is booming in Qatar", said Raúl Gonzalez on Sunday during his presentation with Al Sadd.

Guardiola, before retiring as a player, he played from 2003 to 2005 in the Qatari Al Ahly.

"I want the Al Sadd of Qatar football and take advantage of my experience, especially when Qatar is about to organize a major event like the World 2022," said Raúl, 34, Real Madrid legend and that the last two seasons he played for Schalke 04 German.

Raúl signed for one year and as always take the number seven shirt. "The negotiations began three months ago", said Jassim al-Rumaihi, Secretary General of Al Sadd. "We are proud to have a great player like Raúl." (via SPORT)

The beticismo thanks to Puyol his support to Miki Roqué

The peña bética 'Betisweb' Pep Guardiola gave a plaque to Carles Puyol for the support that the center-back azulgrana has given to Miki Roqué since meeting his illness.

The beticismo not forget the unconditional support that Carles Puyol has offered to Miki Roqué since the young footballer bético he was diagnosed a pelvic tumor.

The player received many expressions of support from the world of sport and Puyol has been one of the most involved for months. One of the most significant images was when the Barca captain wore a shirt to support Roqué in celebration of the Champions League won by Barça in 2011.

The beticismo is very grateful to 'Puyi' for his constant detail to your player and the Betic Betisweb Pena did not hesitate to show their appreciation on Saturday by handing Pep Guardiola -in the absence of Puyol-a plaque, Carles to know of Betis thanks firsthand.

The text of the plaque, as the web itself 'Betisweb.com', read as follows: "Peña Betisweb to Carles Puyol as a token of our appreciation for the generosity demonstrated by Miki Roqué. Town Betis." (via SPORT)

[Former player] Bojan ruled leaving Rome

The Roma player, Bojan Krkic ruled leaving Rome next season.

The player of the Rome Bojan Krkic-on loan from Barcelona for two years ruled out leaving the whole "Giallorossi" in an awards ceremony in the Italian press, which awarded the Spanish striker with his current teammates Marco Casetti and Alberto de Rossi.

"My future? We will talk a little all, but I can say I'm great in Rome and it is not of new coach. This is a good team that I love," said the 21 years, also took stock Italian league, in which the Roma finished in seventh place and 28 points of champions Juventus.

Bojan added that the season of Rome was irregular, "and that there was a lack of focus on small details."

The forward said that the set where he plays a "good team" that is working to improve its performance ahead of next season. "To win takes all, but we are working, we're a good team and we must improve," he said.

On a personal level, the player is satisfied with its adaptation to Italian football after leaving the Spanish league, where he played for Barcelona for four years.

"From my season but I am very happy because I came from a totally different football and for the Italian front is the most difficult championship," he said.

He also alluded to the speculations that point to Vicenzo Montella-Catania coach- to succeed the Spaniard Luis Enrique, who brought his current team Bojan to-front bench "Giallorossi."

"The Catania has had a good season and if he's talking about because it is a good coach," he said. (via SPORT)

Rosell visit to Abidal in the hospital

FC Barcelona president, Sandro Rosell, visited on Monday afternoon to Eric Abidal in the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona.

Sandro Rosell went to the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona with Josep Maria Bartomeu and Jordi Monés to visit the footballer Eric Abidal, who is admitted after being transplanted liver on 10 April.

"Abidal is very lively," said the president Blaugrana in the vicinity of the clinic.

From his speech a little over a month, the French moved an evolution "slow but favorable" in the words of Dr. Pruna, that in the coming days I will leave the Hospital Clínic and continue his recovery at home. (via SPORT)

League goals Season 2008/09: 105 Season 2009/10: 98 Season 2010/11: 95 Season 2011/12: 114

This was the second season in which Barça have had the top goalkeeper and striker in the same league championship. The same players, Messi and Valdés, also won the two titles in the 2009/10 season.

The Argentinian is the ninth player in Liga history be top goalscorer twice.

It is the fourth time that a team has won the Zamora and Pichichi without winning the championship title. The same happened to Athletic Bilbao (1946/47), Valencia (1957/58) and Deportivo (1992/93).

Since the league started in 1929, only twelve teams have produced both the top scorer and the top goalkeeper in the same competition. FC Barcelona is the latest thanks to the 50 goals scored by Messi and the mere 28 conceded by Valdés, who both win their respective trophies after also doing the double in 2009/10. These are the only times FC Barcelona have produced the winners of both accolades.

Leo Messi thus joins a select group of players that have topped the scoring charts in la Liga on more than one occasion. His predecessors have been Forlán, Raúl, Ronaldo, Kempes, Amancio, Pahiño, Mundo and Gorostiza. Meanwhile, Valdés has not only equalled Ramallets’ legendary record of five Zamora titles, but has also become the first person to win four times in a row.

A team that produces the best striker and goalkeeper in a league season would normally be expected to also take the Liga championship. That was not the case with FCB this season, and neither was it the first time this peculiar circumstance has happened. Athletic Bilbao (1946/47), Valencia (1957/58) and Deportivo (1992/93) faced the same fate. (via FCBarcelona.com)

Season-Pichichi-Zamora-Liga champion
1946/47-Zarra (Athletic Club)-Lezama (Athletic Club)-València
1957/58-Ricardo (València)-Goyo (València)-R.Madrid
1992/93-Bebeto (Deportivo)-Liaño (Deportivo)-FC Barcelona
2011/12-Messi (FC Barcelona)-Valdés (FC Barcelona)-R.Madrid

103 league goals a season

The Guardiola era has amassed 412 league goals in four seasons, including 114 in the competition that has just ended, an all-time club record.

Messi has scored 33.5% of the goals scored over the last four years, and in 2011-12, achieved an incredible of 43% the Barça total.

The numbers speak for themselves. Guardiola has seen his FC Barcelona team score a remarkable 412 league goals while he has been manager, an average of 103 goals a season and 2.7 goals a game. This is a team that has been breaking records in every department. In the season just ended, the team managed to set a new all-time best of 114 goals in a league season.

Guardiola’s sides have achieved four of the six highest goalscoring records in the entire history of the championship. In 2008/09 they got 105, setting a new record. In 2009/10, they got 98, in 2010/11, 95, and this season scored more than three goals a game to get a new record of 114.

Messi has scored 138 of those 412 goals, 33.5% of the total. And that percentage rises to an astounding 43% in Guardiola’s final season. The Argentinian found the net 23 times in the first season under the new coach, then got 34 a year later, 31 after that and 50 in the season just ended.

This last season, 16 different players found the target for FCB. Locally produced players got 89 of those, a massive 78%. By positions, eight goals came from defenders, 27 from midfielders and 77 from strikers. The other two were own goals. (via FCBarcelona.com)


[League goals]
Season 2008/09: 105
Season 2009/10: 98
Season 2010/11: 95
Season 2011/12: 114