Post match reactions from Racing Santander vs FC Barcelona

Post match reactions from Racing Santander vs FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona sealed an all-important away victory to kick off their campaign to retain the La Liga title. Below are some of the comments the Blaugrana camp made to the club’s official site after the match.

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

They speak about Barça…

Ibra’s agent: Blah, blah, blah, blah…

Ibra: Blah, blah, blah, blah…

Mourinho: Blah, blah, blah, blah…

…and Barça answers…on the field!

Racing 0 – 3 Barça

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

R.Santander 0 – 3 phy, phy, phy, long live our philosophy

Villa: Relax, I can assure you that Barça has not lost goal loaning Ibra…it has lost just a lot of money

Video of the Day: View From the Crowd

Wonder what Valdes’ save against Racing looked like in person? This lucky fan was very, very close to the action!

Thank you to Zamaconiano for the video

The Front: Sport (30.08.2010)

MADRID FAILS, BARÇA THRASHES

Racing 0 – 3 Barça

Magic trident. Messi, Iniesta and Villa amazed the spectators showing their skills and made the first blaugrana victory to shine.

[Non Barça Related]

Mourinho, worse than Pellegrini. Mallorca 0 – 0 Madrid. Last year, los blancos won 1 – 4 in Son Moix.

Espanyol 3 – 1 Getafe. The new project had a strong beginning.

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (30.08.2010)

THEY ALREADY LEAD

Barça is two points ahead Madrid.

Racing 0 – 3 Barça

Villa, who had a very good chemistry with Leo, scored his first goal in La Liga with the blaugrana jersey in Barça’s debut in La Liga.

Valdés saved a penalty kick and the blaugrana machine won thanks to the goals scored by Messi, Iniesta and El Guaje.

Barça, about to sign Ibrahimovic’s substitute.

[Non Barça Related]

Mallorca 0 – 0 Madrid. First galactic fail of Mourinho’s era.

Espanyol 3 – 1 Getafe. Osvaldo ends the jinx and scores two goals.

Abidal: “This team wants to win more”

Abidal: “This team wants to win more”

FC Barcelona defender Eric Abidal recently sat down with Catalan sports paper Sport to talk about the World Cup, Ibra and the upcoming season.

This past Thursday was the three year anniversary of your debut in La Liga…

Really? I didn’t realize.  I’ve been so happy with the team, the city, and the level of football that the time has flown by.

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Post-match review: Racing Santander – FC Barcelona 0-3

Post-match review: Racing Santander – FC Barcelona 0-3

What we saw on Sunday night is a team that is the result of more than eight years of hard work. It is the continuous blend between experienced players and youth with a clear vision for the future, where every player takes part in the whole team. During the past couple days, culminating on Saturday night, many Barcelona fans have rushed to criticize Guardiola specifically, and the FC Barcelona club generally, for the poor handling of Ibrahimovic’s transfer bid. However, it is worth mentioning, before we proceed with the post-match review of Racing de Santander against Barcelona, a couple of important issues regarding the case.

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The Highlights: Racing Santander 0-3 FC Barcelona

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Puyol and Xavi rested as a precaution

Puyol and Xavi rested as a precaution

According to a report on FC Barcelona’s official website, both Puyol and Xavi were rested during the game against Racing Santander as a precaution, after experiencing some minor discomforture in their calf (Puyol) and ankle (Xavi). Puyol was rested the entire match, while Xavi was taken off at the half.

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Man of the Match: Racing Santander 0-3 FC Barcelona

The Result: Racing Santander 0-3 FC Barcelona

The Result: Racing Santander 0-3 FC Barcelona

RESULT:

Racing Santander: 0

FC Barcelona: 3

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(UPDATED!) Live Match Chat & STREAMS: Racing Santander – FC Barcelona

(UPDATED!) Live Match Chat & STREAMS: Racing Santander – FC Barcelona

Racing Santander - FC Barcelona
(Sunday August 29, 2010 @ 19:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

FC Barcelona Chat: http://apps.facebook.com/fcbarcelonachat/ (direct chat through Facebook)
Direct link: http://fcbarcelona.hopto.org

*UPDATE* NEW CHAT LINK: http://www.totalbarca.com/chat/

The chat is open 24/7. Feel free to drop in anytime and become a fan of the FC Barcelona Chat page on Facebook.

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Guardiola: “Mascherano much more than a defensive player”

Guardiola: “Mascherano much more than a defensive player”

The void that was left in FC Barcelona’s midfield with the departure of Yaya Toure (27), a loss that coach Josep Guardiola acknowledged he wanted to avoid but couldn’t, is now finally filled with the arrival of the Argentinean captain and defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano (26) from Liverpool.

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Messi to receive the Golden Boot in September

Messi to receive the Golden Boot in September

FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi (23) will receive another prestigious individual award during the last week of September. European Sports Magazine (ESM) along with Adidas will present the Golden Boot award to the striker for being best goalscorer among European clubs during the last season.

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Match Preview: Racing Santander vs FC Barcelona

Match Preview: Racing Santander vs FC Barcelona

Here comes that feeling we all know too well, the tingling sensation that comes with anxious expectation about the start of the new season for FC Barcelona. Even though there were two official matches already under way in the Super Copa (that we won 5-3 in aggregate), the first match of the La Liga season is always seen as the first of many tests that are about to come to FC Barcelona. Will we see another mesmerizing display of fluid and accurate football that is our identity, or will our opponents refuse to yield and proceed to stifle Barca in our journey to ascendancy?

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Ibrahimovic: “It’s the end Guardiola wanted”

Ibrahimovic: “It’s the end Guardiola wanted”

Cules all over the world are shocked, dismayed and confused about what drove FC Barcelona to finalise a deal with AC Milan for Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic which has clearly resulted in a major loss for an already debt-ridden Catalan side. In the tension between coach Pep Guardiola and Ibrahimovic that came to light in the last couple of weeks, the former FC Barcelona player blamed the club’s coach for his departure. After signing his new contract with the Serie A club, Ibrahimovic told the reporters, “Guardiola is the philosopher who has shattered my dream to play with Barcelona.”

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Headline: Ibra doesn’t travel to Santander

“To lose sight of certain people makes me feel… Molto contento.” *

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

“Ibra could have made history with Barça … by just having a goal scoring record half the length of his agent’s tongue.”

Bojan: “I hope to continue to grow”

Bojan: “I hope to continue to grow”

Besides recently celebrating his 20th birthday, FC Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic is also starting his fourth season with the first team. The player recently sat down with Catalan sports paper Sport to talk about the upcoming campaign.

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August 29, 2010

The Front: Sport (29.08.2010)

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (29.08.2010)

Barça B: Celta Vigo 1-2 Barcelona

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: How AC Milan Hustled FC Barcelona Yet Again


August 28, 2010

OFFICIAL: Ibrahimovic to AC Milan

The Ultimate Game: Get Inside Guardiola’s Head

Ibrahimovic to Milan: The transfer saga

Live: Celta Vigo – Barcelona B

Poll of the Day: Should Ibrahimovic be sold to AC Milan?

Mascherano: “It’s a dream come true”

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