Match Preview: SD Ponferradina vs FC Barcelona B

Match Preview: SD Ponferradina vs FC Barcelona B

Barcelona B are once again in Liga Adelante action this weekend against Ponferradina. Eusebio’s men will travel to Ponferrada to visit the league’s surprise package, Ponferradina, and will hope the team’s improvement will continue, and that it will finally be translated into goals and victories. Read more…

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Golazos made in La Masia (15-16 November)

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Adama Traoré renews until 2018

We have seen a lot of La Masia players leave through the back door. Last summer saw a mass exodus from Barça B, yet it now seems that Barça have learned their lesson. Adama Traoré, arguably the most promising player in Barça B’s squad, has renewed his Barcelona contract until 2018. Read more…

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Match Review: FC Barcelona B 1-1 CD Numància

Match Review: FC Barcelona B 1-1 CD Numància

Barcelona B’s winless run is set to run for yet another week after the reserves drew against Numància on Saturday. Eusebio’s team were fortunate to go into halftime with the score at 0-0, as Numància completely dominated, but after the restart the hoststook control of the match, managing to equalise the visitors’ early goal and having lots of chances to get their first three points in the league in over a month. There was no reward for their efforts though, meaning that the blaugrana will have to spend another week away from winning ways. Read more…

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Match Preview: FC Barcelona B – CD Numancia

Match Preview: FC Barcelona B – CD Numancia

Barcelona B’s last few weeks have been ones to forget. The team is now three matches without a win in the league, and coming off the back of a truly shocking exit from the Copa Catalunya at the hands of CE Europa, a Tercera División side. It’s all been a free fall down the pit from Eusebio’s men, and one wonders, is there going to be an end? This week’s home match against Numancia will be a real test of character for Eusebio’s squad. A win paired with a good performance has the potential to turn things around, but if another defeat comes, then Barça B will anxiously start looking down the table. Read more…

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Barça B humiliated in Copa Catalunya

Barça B humiliated in Copa Catalunya

You don’t need to be a football analyst in order to tell that there’s something wrong with Barça B. The team simply doesn’t click, but you would always expect them to find a way, hard or easy, to beat a team of the Tercera División (4th level). Therefore, last night’s shock defeat at CE Europa, and especially its magnitude, probably sent shockwaves across Can Barça.

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Barça B: A case of mismanagement?

Barça B: A case of mismanagement?

Barcelona B were last year’s headline grabbers in the Liga Adelante. The team, despite having a dismal period in autumn (a time when even relegation seemed possible) managed to stage a spectacular comeback to finish in third place, always staying true to the Barça way. Fast forward to the present though, and Barça B find themselves in the same situation as last autumn. What on earth went so wrong?

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Golazos made in La Masia (8-9 November)

Weekend=lots of goals at La Masia. Lots of beautiful goals. For those of us not lucky enough to be in Barcelona to admire the little marvels by the little Blaugranas, Barça TV has compiled yet another collection of the weekend’s top 5 goals. This week, Iker Bravo (Benjamín B), Marc Pelaz, Mamadou Saidou, Alejandro Balde (all Alevín A) and Nicolás Fuentes (Alevín D) make up the compilation.

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Samper: “Do things well and you get your reward”

Samper: “Do things well and you get your reward”

Sergi Samper is the ultimate La Masia product. Having been with Barça since the age of six, the 19-year-old epitomises what La Masia aims to do. This season, Sergi Samper is living through some of the best moments of his short professional career. On Monday evening Samper attended the third Stars Gala of the Catalan Football Federation in order to receive the award for the ‘Most Promising Catalan Player of the Year,’ after finishing first in the voting procedures carried out by Catalan clubs and a jury, ahead of Gerard Deulofeu and Espanyol’s Joan Jordan. Before the gala, Sergi gave a very interesting interview. Read the full interview after the jump…

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Match Review: Real Betis 1-0 FC Barcelona B

Match Review: Real Betis 1-0 FC Barcelona B

Barcelona B’s problems seem to have no end. The Blaugrana reserves narrowly lost to Betis on Saturday, and took their winless run to three matches. It was also a third consecutive match without scoring for Barça B. Eusebio’s team seemed to run out of ideas in the creative department, and relied on flashes of brilliance from Adama and Sandro to create danger for Antonio Adán’s goal. Betis dominated the match throughout, and eventually got a deserved win in a heated affair.

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Match Preview: Real Betis – FC Barcelona B

Match Preview: Real Betis – FC Barcelona B

Barcelona B’s season has been one of ups and downs. The team has been capable of both the best and the worst, and that is reflected in the team’s position on the league table. This week, a special challenge awaits Eusebio’s men when they travel to Seville to face one of the biggest contenders for promotion Real Betis. Could the Estadio Benito Villamarín be the venue for Barça B’s return to victories?

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Quintillá and Tarín called-up by Spain U-19

Quintillá and Tarín called-up by Spain U-19

Spain U-19 coach Luis de la Fuente has announced a list of 20 players who will travel to Greece for the U-19 tournament to be held in Greece. Two Barcelona players have been called-up. Fullback Xavier Quintillá and centre-back Rodrigo Tarín, both of the Juevnil A are the Blaugranas included in the call-up. The tournament will be played in the Greek towns of Veria and Katerini, from the 13th of November. Spain U-19 will face hosts Greece, reigning U-19 champions Germany and 2013 runners-up France.

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Ajax-Juvenil A: Narrow defeat in Amsterdam (1-0)

Ajax-Juvenil A: Narrow defeat in Amsterdam (1-0)

Barcelona’s Juvenil A side didn’t have the luckiest of outings in their visit to Ajax’s legendary De Toekomst training ground, losing 1-0 to newly established group leaders Ajax. Jordi Vinyals’ boys shared dominance in the match with the hosts, but lacked the cutting edge in front of goal, which was what set them apart from their Dutch counterparts. Read more…

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Match Review: FC Barcelona B 0-0 Sporting de Gijón

Match Review: FC Barcelona B 0-0 Sporting de Gijón

A hard-worked draw for Barça B. In a game of two faces, Eusebio’s team survived an incredibly intense first half from Sporting de Gijón and then went on to search for the win with some improved play in the second half, yet wastefulness and the referee kept the hosts at bay, prolonging the visitors’ unbeaten streak. Barcelona B, now two games without a win, will definitely take heart from the fact that they managed another clean sheet. Read more…

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Match Preview: FC Barcelona B vs Sporting de Gijón

Match Preview: FC Barcelona B vs Sporting de Gijón

Barcelona B put on a worryingly lackluster performance in Tenerife last week, and inevitably, ended up losing to one of the league’s bottom sides. The defeat disrupted the good feeling surrounding Eusebio’s team following a string of more positive displays, but it could have actually served as a reminder that there are no ‘easy’ games. This week though, is a wholly different story. Barça are facing their toughest test to date, against 3rd placed Sporting de Gijón. How is the team going to perform? Read more after the jump.

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Golazos Made in La Masia (25-26 October)

It’s been another week of beautiful football at La Masia and, of course, great goals. Choosing is always difficult, but goals by Matías Lacava (Infantil B), Xavi Simons (Alevín A), Álex Carbonell (Juvenil A), Roger Coll (Benjamín A) and Pau Servat (Alevín A) probably stand above the rest.

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La Masia-produced players top CIES rankings

La Masia-produced players top CIES rankings

We all know that La Masia is as prolific in producing talent as a football academy can get. Yet no one could have predicted that FC Barcelona’s academy would be the top provider of talent to Europe’s so-called ‘Big 5’ leagues. According to a recent study, players formed at La Masia are more abundant than players produced in any other academy based in one of the ‘Big 5’ countries. Read more…

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Youth Teams: Weekend Roundup

Youth Teams: Weekend Roundup

As part of the youth teams coverage totalBarça provides, this article covers the performances of youth teams from Juvenil B all the way down to Prebenjamín side. Find out how the youth teams fared this week as the most comprehensive La Masia roundup around is back! Read more…

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Match Review: CD Tenerife 2-0 FC Barcelona B

Match Review: CD Tenerife 2-0 FC Barcelona B

The key to participating successfully in a 42-round championship is to improve as time goes on. For Barcelona B, this doesn’t seem to be the case. The reserves showed signs of nearing top form with last week’s 4-1 win over Alcorcón, but were unrecognisable in Tenerife, putting on a performance that can only be compared for lack of quality with the hands-down opening day defeat at Osasuna. Eusebio’s men played second fiddle to the hosts throughout the match, and inevitably ended up losing to a team which had only won twice in 9 matches. Read more…

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Match Preview: CD Tenerife – FC Barcelona B

Match Preview: CD Tenerife – FC Barcelona B

Barcelona B returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion last week, beating Alcorcón 4-1 at the Miniestadi. Now, it’s time for Eusebio’s men to get a win away from Barcelona, something they haven’t achieved since September 13th. The squad will be boosted by a high profile return, and given that the rival is second-bottom on the league table, Eusebio’s team pretty much have their path to their 5th win of the season drawn out. Yet caution is always required. Read more after the break.

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Golazos made in La Masia (18-19 October)

Yet another week of goals at La Masia, and yet another compilation of the best of the best. This week, the special compilation prepared by FC Barcelona features golazo specialist Sergio Gómez (Cadete B), Wilfrid Kaptoum (Barça B) with his first reserve team goal, Ansumane Fati and  Miguelete Ramírez (both Infantil A) and Jean Marie Dongou (Barça B), who is having the season of his life with the reserves.

Enjoy!

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Juvenil A – Ajax: Comeback draw (2-2)

Juvenil A – Ajax: Comeback draw (2-2)

Barcelona’s Juvenil A side couldn’t double Blaugrana victories over Ajax on Tuesday. Jordi Vinyals’ squad had to come back from two goals down against Ajax at the Miniestadi, abut in the end it was one point won rather than two lost for the Barça U-19s, who continue to lead their group alongside the Amsterdam-based side. Read more…

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Vinyals looking for a response in the UEFA Youth League

Vinyals looking for a response in the UEFA Youth League

The Barcelona first team is not the only club team in European action this week, as the club’s Juvenil A team (U-19s) face their Ajax counterparts in the UEFA Youth League on Tuesday afternoon at the Miniestadi. Speaking to the press, coach Jordi Vinyals issued a warning about Ajax’s quality and asked for a response by his players following a run of mixed results. Read Vinyals’ key comments after the jump…

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Match Review: FC Barcelona B 4-1 AD Alcorcón

Match Review: FC Barcelona B 4-1 AD Alcorcón

Barcelona B had been seeking a victory for over a month before their match against Alcorcón. Against the team from Madrid, Barça B not only returned to winning ways, but did so in style. The reserves, led by an inspired Adama Traoré, put on their best performance of the season and put 4 past helpless Alcorcón, whose defenders were blown apart by the high quality football exhibited by the Blaugranas. Read more…

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Match Preview: FC Barcelona B – AD Alcorcón

Match Preview: FC Barcelona B – AD Alcorcón

Barcelona B managed to put an end to a worrying run of losses last week with a goalless draw against Racing de Santander at El Sardinero, but the team still couldn’t secure victory. It’s been more than a month since Eusebio’s men won in the league, and today’s game against 11th placed Alcorcón, a team with the same points as the blaugranas, provides the perfect opportunity to return to winning ways. The reserves’ recent home form has been worrying, but there is no doubt that Eusebio’s young squad can grind out a win over a side that is pushing for promotion. Read more…

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Best Goals from Barça’s youngsters

11-12 October,2014

 

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Four Blaugranas called by Spain U-17s

Four Blaugranas called by Spain U-17s

Spain U-17 coach Santi Denia has announced the 18-man squad that will be on the plane to Slovakia for the Elite Round of the UEFA U-17 championship. Barcelona is the best represented team on the list, as usual, with four players. Carles Aleñà, Carles Pérez, Marc Cucurella, and Dani Morer are those who have made the squad.

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Match Review: Real Racing de Santander 0-0 FC Barcelona B

Match Review: Real Racing de Santander 0-0 FC Barcelona B

Barcelona B were not able to earn a win at El Sardinero on Saturday, but the feeling after the draw against Racing de Santander surely must have been that it was a point won rather than two lost. Eusebio’s men were outplayed for the most part, and although they did create some danger in the first half, they played second fiddle to the hosts. The second half saw Racing throw everything at Barça B, but Adrián Ortolá was in top form, managing to keep his first clean sheet of the season. Improvement is definitely required from the reserves, but as long as they keep collecting points here and there, they will keep themselves clear of trouble. Read more…

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Match Preview: Racing Santander – FC Barcelona B

Match Preview: Racing Santander – FC Barcelona B

Barcelona B have a third shot at returning to winning ways today as they travel to the Estadio El Sardinero to take on Racing Santander. Eusebio’s team has gone for three consecutive weeks without a win, and despite the fact that they are still located in the upper echelons of the league, points are required in order to stay clear of trouble. Racing Santander may be 16th on the league table, but they still have enough to inflict damage on Barça B. Read more…

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Moha Chooses Morocco Over Spain

Moha Chooses Morocco Over Spain

FC Barcelona’s Juvenil A player, Moha, who has been starring this year under Jordi Vinyals with his electric runs and speedy dribbles, has apparently chosen to play for Morocco rather than Spain, according to BeIN Sports reporter Achraf Ben Ayyad.

The 18-year-old has already played for Spain at the under-17 level but now decided to switch to the Moroccan Olympic football team and he is now already in Morocco, according to Ben Ayyad. It is also worth reminding that the player has been a consistent winger in Jordi Vinyals’ starting elevens, scoring twice in the UEFA Youth League against PSG and APOEL.

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