Atlético Madrid coach Diego Simeone addressed the press ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final clash with FC Barcelona in Madrid. Make the jump for all the details.
Sport is certainly a subject that brings the world and humanity together. Along with sport, there are also other subjects that unite people including faith, art and music.
Music to any Culés ears…
As mentioned in totalBarça’s recent contest announcement, we are offering a special giveaway contest in anticipation of the four El Clasico matches featuring FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. With special thanks to MEElectronics, we will be offering one pair of SP51 in-ear headphones for randomly drawn contest entrants who predict the correct scoreline for each of the four matches. In other words, one winner will be selected to win a set of headphones for each of the four games.
If you are interested in entering the contest, please provide you score prediction for the first of four Clasico matches being played at Barcelona time 22:00, Saturday, April 16, 2011 (La Liga El Clasico). Details on how to enter the contest after the jump!
This is a very popular song by a well-known Catalan music company.
The song is called “La presó del rei de França” (The prison of the King of France), which is a traditional Catalan song, and people usually chant it jumping and saying “lo” following the melody, as you will see in the video. The song became a must for Barça fans because this music company used to play it during the celebrations in Camp Nou of the titles won by the team. It helped that the music company is from Barcelona as well.
Today we’ll show you the first “anti-madridista” chant (even if it’s a very light one).
Two years ago, former Madrid’s president Vicente Boluda said that Madrid was going to “chorrear” (literally, “to drip”) Liverpool and Barça, meaning that Madrid would beat them soundly, scoring many goals. Liverpool won (4 – 0) and so did Barça (2 – 6) and from then on, the fans have used the word “chorreo” to make fun of Madrid if they lose.
This week we bring you again a very popular chant both in Camp Nou and in celebrations. Even Piqué livened up the treble celebration in Camp Nou telling the crowd to chant it. The best known part is the ending, so many people only know how to chant this part (the easiest part). Do you know when our club was born? If you didn’t, you’ll know it by heart from now on.
Now that the Gamper Trophy approaches and some of you might be lucky enough to go to Camp Nou to watch our wonderful team fighting against AC Milan, we at totalBarca wished to start a new section where all the Barça related chants can be heard and read (and translated). This way, when you go to Camp Nou, you will be able to sing along with the crowd and understand what you are saying; or maybe you prefer going to Canaletes to celebrate another title won, or just to watch a Barça match in a bar and cheer them on from afar. Whatever your reason is, we will offer you all the Barça chants or songs you might find along your culé way.