Every week at totalBarca, we bring you results of the top seven youth sides at La Masia: the Juvenil A, Juvenil B, Cadet A, Cadet B, Infantil A, Infantil B and Alevin A sides. We also name the Man of the Match (MOM) performer for each category.
Juvenile Division Of Honor (Juvenil A):
Manlleu 1-6 FC Barcelona
Goals: Sandro Ramirez (17) 2, Cristian Herrera (18) 2, Nando Quesada (18), Joel Huertas (17)
MOM: Sandro Ramirez, a delight to have him back amongst the goals after going over a month without scoring. Scored two more to take his tally to 9 goals for the season, and combined superbly with fellow forward Cristian who himself came in for the injured Ebwelle and performed admirably.
Liga Nacional Juvenil (Juvenil B):FC Barcelona
No league game this weekend as the players go on a tour to Africa.
Honor Cadet Division (Cadet A):
FC Barcelona 3-0 Mercantil
Goals: Marc Rio (15), Anas Serroukh (15), Adria Vilanova (15)
MOM: Theo Chendri, signed from French club Colomiers in the summer. Theo took his own sweet time to settle into the new surroundings, but really came into his own lately dominating games with his superb technique, touch and agility. A midfielder in the style of Andres Iniesta, Theo seems to have taken over the mantle from Korean youngster Paik as the star in centre midfield for Cadet A.
With a ridiculous wealth of talent in the form of Ayoub Abou, Alexis Meva (currently injured), Sergi Canos, Theo Chendri, Josimar, Ferran Sarsanedas, Paik Seung Ho etc. it is no secret that this Cadet A side is my favourite team in La Masia, followed closely by Alevin A.
Preferred League Cadet (Cadet B):
Sant Cugat 2-3 FC Barcelona
Goals: Lee Seung Woo (14), Oriol Rey (14), Carles Perez (14)
MOM: Dani Morer, one of my personal favourites of this Cadet B side, Morer is a class act on the pitch and proved why again on the weekend. He has a great drive to his game, and is excellent in his distribution. He is also a leader of this side along with his partner in crime, Carles Alena.
On a completely different note, we’d like to pay condolences to Cadet B youngster Javi Romero and his family, who’s father died yesterday morning. We do not have much information on cause of death yet, but we hope his soul rests in peace.
Honor Infantil Division (Infantil A)
Espanyol 1-3 FC Barcelona
Goals: Monchu Rodriguez (13), Oriol Busquets (13), Patrick Soussia
MOM: Monchu Rodriguez, another star signing of the summer, Monchu has very much lived upto his hype. The midfielder opened the scoring, and helped his team on to a comfortable victory in the mini-merby, proving the huge gulf in gap between these two FCB and Espanyol sides.
Preferred League Infantil (Infantil B)
FC Barcelona 1-0 hospitalet
Goals: Edgar Fernandez (12)
MOM: Arnau Comas, captain of this Infantil B side, Arnau is a defensive midfielder by trade. He goes about his job without any fuss, and plays a crucial role in maintaining the shape of their game allowing the likes of Imad, Abel, Pau, Edgar etc. to handle the creative duties.
Liga Primera Division Alevin (Alevin A)
Junior CF 0-5 FC Barcelona
Goals: Ansumane Fati (11) 2, Nil Fabrego (11) 1, Guillermo Amos (11) 1, Takefusa Kubo (11) 1
MOM: Nil Fabrego, he may not garner the same attention as the two star forwards Takefusa Kubo and Ansumane, but Nil is every bit as crucial to this Alevin A side as those two. He usually wears the number 4 shirt for this team, but he was everywhere on the pitch at the weekend, attacked, defended, covered for his teammates, assisted and scored! This 5-0 win takes Alevin A’s tally to 83 goals in 8 games this season, a truly astonishing stat.
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