Ex-Barça: Deco, Sylvinho & Belletti talk new Barça

Ex-Barça: Deco, Sylvinho & Belletti talk new Barça

It was a match for the ex-Barça players of 2006 to reunite for one last time in Deco’s testimonial match where FC Barcelona 20006 played against FC Porto 2004. Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto’o, Juliano Belletti, Deco and Sylvinho all took part in this match with Deco playing for a number of minutes with each side. Deco ended his career with an astonishing lob finish in the dying minutes of the match to equalize for Porto making the match end (4-4).

After the match, Belletti, Deco and Sylvinho took time to talk about the new Barça and they all had promising words to say…

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Piqué: “We needed Mathieu”

Piqué: “We needed Mathieu”

In an interview with La Sexta Deportes, Gerard Piqué hailed the signing of Valencia CF’s former defender, Jérémy Mathieu, after the Frenchman decided to join FC Barcelona saying that the team’s centre-back position needed reinforcements. “We needed to fill the position. When Mathieu played as a central-defender for Valencia he always did well and I am delighted with his move,” he said. More after the jump from Piqué regarding Xavi Hernández and Cesc Fàbregas.

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Barça trip to England in detail

Barça trip to England in detail

The Barcelona first team has followed the example set by Pep Guardiola in 2009, and will travel to the United Kingdom for a short training camp. The blaugranas will stay in England from the 28th of July until the 2nd of August. The club has announced all arrangements for the team’s trip to England, which cover timetable for this coming week up until the trip to the French Riviera for the friendly against OGC Nice. Read more…

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Osasuna, Barça B’s 1st 2014/15 opponent

Osasuna, Barça B’s 1st 2014/15 opponent

The draw of the 2014/15 Liga Adelante hasn’t been kind to Eusebio Sacristán’s Barcelona B side. In the draw that took place at the Royal Spanish Football Federation’s headquarters in Madrid, the Barça reserves were drawn against Osasuna on matchday one. The team from Pamplona is one of the strongest sides in the league this year, having dropped to the second level just in 2013/14. Read more…

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (27.7.2014)

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LUCHO’S NOTEBOOK

Based on the school of the classic azulgrana system of 4-3-3, the coach plans more bold offensive variations, like 3-4-3.

The coach took part in a charity run yesterday

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The Front: Sport (27.6.2014)

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ALTERNATIVE AGGER

OPTION IF MARQUINHOS FAILS

Liverpool’s central would come for 15 million euros and is on target for Barça. Zubizarreta had him signed last year but Martino was against the operation.

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Picture of the day: Luis Enrique runs into fans

Picture of the day: Luis Enrique runs into fans

As we have posted before, Luis Enrique is a runner. He participated in a 10K charity run in Castelldefels on Saturday and was cheered on by fans throughout the race. He did not let that distract him while running but posed for pictures and autographs after crossing the finish line.

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Ex-Barça: Quintillà to Ajaccio

Ex-Barça: Quintillà to Ajaccio

Jordi Quintillà spent two seasons in the Barcelona youth ranks but spent most of the time on loan. The last season he played with L’Hospitalet, managing eight appearances. His contract has now lapsed with Barça and the 20 year old center midfielder has found a new home with freshly relegated French side Ajaccio on a three year deal.

Best of luck to Jordi on his new adventure in Corsica.

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Iniesta: “Suárez is one of the best signings”

Iniesta: “Suárez is one of the best signings”

In his first press conference of the 2014/15 season, Andrés Iniesta discussed the team’s hopes and challenges for the upcoming campaign saying that their goal is always the same no matter the circumstances. “The challenges are the same as they are every season – to win titles. And to do that it’s important to get things right from the start.” More after the jump from Iniesta regarding Luis Enrique, Luis Suárez, and Xavi Hernández.

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26 to England confirmed

26 to England confirmed

The 26 footballers who will travel to pre-season camp in England have been announced. Of the total, 18 come from the senior squad and the remainder from Barça B. Martín Montoya is included but Adriano Correia is not, who continues to work on his specialized program following his heart scare. However there is contradictory information per the Barça site as they have included Adriano in the 26 man list below.

Full list:

Senior Squad (18): Ter Stegen, Masip, Bravo, Adriano, Piqué, Alba, Mathieu, Bartra, Song, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Rafinha, Sergi Roberto, Rakitic, Afellay, Pedro, Deulofeu.

Barça B (8)PatricEdgar GrimaldoSamperHalilovicMunirSandro, Adama.

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Lucho’s final selection

Lucho’s final selection

At the start of preseason on July 14th, new Barça manager Luis Enrique only had eight first team players available. For that reason, Lucho called up 16 Barcelona B players in order to make up for the numbers in the initial double sessions. Now that number has been trimmed down to eight B team hopefuls, who are hoping to convince the new Barça coach that they are worthy of a first team spot. Read on to find out those who are still standing…

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport (26.7.14)

Cartoon of the Day: Sport (26.7.14)

WHAT KIND OF SEASON WILL MESSI, NEYMAR AND SUAREZ HAVE?

CURRENTLY OUR TRIDENT IS INJURED, DEMORALIZED AND BANNED

BUT WHEN THEY START TO BATTLE TOGETHER IT WILL BE VERY SHARP

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Mathieu trains as a Blaugrana for the first time

Mathieu trains as a Blaugrana for the first time

Today’s morning session was no different from any other day’s, with the exception that today the team welcomed its newest member, Jéremy Mathieu. The towering French defender was given a warm welcome by his new teammates and then trained under Luis Enrique’s orders for the first time, just a day after he was officially presented as an FC Barcelona player. More after the jump.

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The Front: Sport (26.7.2014)

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THEY’LL SIGN ANOTHER CRACK

MARQUINHOS AND CUADRADO: They continue seeking objectives to complete a great defensive line

56.5 MILLION: Is the money that remains in the budget for signings and one of the defenders will come.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (26.7.2014)

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MARQUINHOS WANTS TO COME

Barca knows that the Brazilian wants to sign and maintains that he is their ideal central. PSG’s desire to buy and the long summer are the weapons of the blaugrana club.

VERMAELEN: The Belgian defender is a solid alternative and Arsenal is ready to sell.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport (25.7.14)

Cartoon of the Day: Sport (25.7.14)

DOES BARÇA KNOW HOW TO BARGAIN?

MATHIEU: “Am I worth 20 million? I don’t know, but in Valencia they were shooting fireworks when I left.”

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Picture of the day: Jordi and Jérémy

Picture of the day: Jordi and Jérémy

Jordi Alba greets his old Valencia teammate, Jérémy Mathieu, when the Spanish internationals returned to work on Thursday. The two became a formidable defensive duo for Valencia before Alba made the move to Barça. Hopefully, they will click together again on Luis Enrique’s team.

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Video of the Day: Neymar’s eyes

Check out Neymar’s latest spot for Panasonic. Using the company’s new wearable 4K camera A500, the Brazilian super star does some juggling and basketfoot play.

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Iniesta: “Puyol, Xavi and Victor have always been my references”

Iniesta: “Puyol, Xavi and Victor have always been my references”

FC Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta (30) underlined in a recent interview that captaining games is a thing to enjoy and that the moments “make you feel happy and proud.” As a former La Masia wonderkid and long time first team member, Iniesta values the privilege of wearing the captain armband. “For people who have been at home here for a long time and have been part of the grassroots here, being captain of the first team has always been in your dreams.” 

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Zubizarreta: “Having Xavi is always positive”

Zubizarreta: “Having Xavi is always positive”

Sports director, Andoni Zubizarreta and vice-president Jordi Mestre presented FC Barcelona’s new center back Jérémy Mathieu on Thursday. Zubi had only good words for Mathieu describing him as, “a player that used to play on the left and has adapted his play to be a center back.” He added that, “he’s good at playing out from the back, he’s powerful and he has quality. We didn’t just sign a great center back, we signed a great footballer.” 

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July 25, 2014

Barça 2006 vs Porto 2004

Mathieu: “I will try to do the best job possible”

Figo speaks on El Clásico Legends match

The Front: Sport (25.7.2014)

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (25.7.2014)

Cartoon of the Day: Sport (24.7.14)

Picture of the day: Peekaboo

La Liga 2014/15 fixture list released

Rosell: “I didn’t read the small print”


July 24, 2014

Eight internationals start preseason

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