FIRST FINAL BEFORE THE BERNABÉU
Sevilla-Barça 21.00 (Canal +)
Guardiola wants 12 points in the next four matches
Villa and Messi, the black beasts for Sevilla
Both are a sure goal – David has scored 12 twelve goals and Leo, ten
Bale: “Barça is interested in signing me”
The lateral of Tottenham is one of the stars of the market
GOING HALF A LEAGUE
Sevilla – Barça 21h C+
Barça wants to celebrate Guardiola’s 1000 days with an almost decisive victory
The azulgrana, on the brink of record goals, victories, and games without a loss
Mou repeats himself – his discussion of the calendar, in addition to being tiring, is old; he already used it when he trained at Chelsea and Inter
Josep Guardiola has named the 19 players available from the first team who will travel to Sevilla for Sunday night’s game. Puyol, still without his medical clearance, is the only absentee from the list.
Adriano Correia is going back to the place he played for lat six seasons, the Sánchez Pizjuán. “Whenever I go there it’s a special game” he said at press conference on Friday. “It was amazing in the Super Cup, where I got a nice reception … There will be a fantastic atmosphere. The fans tend to fill the stadium for games like this. It doesn’t matter where Sevilla are in the table”.
It seems former FC Barcelona player Bolo Zenden was highly impressed by the team’s display against Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday, with the Dutchman giving the team a glowing review.
Speaking to the Northern Echo in England, Zenden, who now plays his football at Sunderland, said, “I watched it and enjoyed it. Obviously because I played there, I know the philosophy there and the whole atmosphere around it. I did enjoy it.”
After enjoying a day off on Thursday, the group led by Josep Guardiola returned to training on Friday at the Ciutat Espoiva Joan Gamper. The session began at 11 am and was open to the media for the first quarter of an hour. The focus of the session was Sunday’s league match away at Sevilla. Nineteen players from te first team took part, along with Jordi Masip from the B team. The only absence was club captain Carles Puyol.
Denis Chaumier, Editor-in-Chief of France Football, was at the Ciutat Esportiva on Wednesday to present the Book of the 50 Years of the Ballon D’Or to the top three players in last year’s awards – Iniesta, Xavi and Messi.
That is when he declared himself to be a Barca fan and said, “even though Zidane is with Madrid, I’d be lying if I didn’t say most French hearts are with Barça”.
TO SIGN CESC
After winning Arsenal, Barça will try hard to sign him
Guardiola wants him and the club is willing to make and economical effort and pay 45 million euros, no more.
Barça hopes to renew Pinto and Abidal during the next days.
Too many requests for the Copa del Rey final in Mestalla forces the club to draw lots for them
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Photo Credits: Miguel Ruiz/Àlex Caparrós-FCB
Four blaugrana youngsters have been called up to the Spain Under-20 side for a few days of training to take place from the 14th to the 16th of March at the Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas in Madrid. The players called up are Marc Muniesa and Cristian Tello from the Barça B squad, along with Sergi Gómez and Javier Espinosa from Juvenil A. With four, Barcelona has the highest number of players called up from a single club. Additionally, Martí Riverola, currently on loan at Vitesse, has also been called to the U-20 side.
On Wednesday, March 9th 2011, at a press conference Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano said his side were deserving winners of their Champions League last-16 tie with Arsenal. “Wenger has every right to his opinion but the statistics say it would have been very unfair if we hadn’t qualified having not received a single shot on goal,” underlined Mascherano. “It was unusual that it was 1-1 without them having had a shot. Wenger knows how the game was. It’s tough to lose and nobody likes to be knocked out. ” Read more comments and watch a video after the jump.
March 10, 2011