Messi, the fans’ reward

Messi, the fans’ reward

In his post game press conference, FC Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola explained why he substituted Lionel Messi for Pedro, when the game was already safely under control.  Many fans might think that it would have been wiser to give playing time to another cantera player, such as Jonathan dos Santos, but the coach had his reasons.  Read Guardiola’s statement after the jump.

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Thursday training focuses on recovery

Thursday training focuses on recovery

With the Villarreal match only two days from now, Barcelona’s first team was back in training on Thursday after advancing to the next round of the Spanish Cup on Wednesday night. The team worked at the Miniestadi, having taken the squad’s official photo beforehand at the Camp Nou. 

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BREAKING NEWS: ‘El Clásico’ to be played on Monday

BREAKING NEWS: ‘El Clásico’ to be played on Monday

The official FC Barcelona website has confirmed that the clásico between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played on Monday, November 29th.

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Abidal recalled to French national team

Abidal recalled to French national team

France coach Laurent Blanc has recalled Barcelona defender Eric Abidal for next Wednesday’s friendly against England at Wembley. The 31-year-old was one of five players summoned by the French Football Federation to explain the well-documented unrest in the France camp in South Africa but escaped without sanction.

Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

While angry dominates in Madrid*…here we enjoy our little babies.

*”Mala leche” (“bad milk”) is a way to say that someone is angry.

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

On 27th? On 28th? Maybe on 29th?

It’s awesome to think that everyone is waiting for me to take the decision.

Video of the Day: Messi for Estrella

The Front: Sport (11.11.2010)

THRASHING AND 100th VICTORY BY PEP

To the round of 16 with goals of Nolito, Milito, Pedro, Bojan and Messi.

Barça 5 – 1 Ceuta

Milito’s injury, who will be a month out, the only negative issue.

[Non Barça Related]

Mourinho, to the referee: “Go to Hell”. He was sent off and could be banned for Camp Nou. Madrid 5 -1 Murcia

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (11.11.2010)

THRASHING WITHOUT CHEATING

A Barça full of young canteranos qualified for the round of 16 with show.

Bojan scored, Thiago played awesomely and Messi was the reward for the almost 40.000 fans.

Picture of the Day: Bojan Celebrates

Bojan Krkic celebrates after scoring during the Spanish King’s Cup (Copa del Rey) match against Ceuta on November 10, 2010 at the Camp Nou.

totalBarça Exclusive: A Two Day Culé Experience

totalBarça Exclusive: A Two Day Culé Experience

totalBarça’s own Alexandra had the chance to attended the Champions League match between FC Barcelona and FC København in Denmark. Check out her exciting experience, as well as pictures from the match!

The whole experience for me of seeing FC Barcelona in Denmark actually began when I was in Barcelona. I was only in Barcelona for two days, as it was a short trip made only to see the Joan Gamper game. I can say that the feeling of watching Barcelona live is always special, and when we were standing at the airport in Barcelona waiting to board our plane to Copenhagen, I was still floating on clouds. At the same time, the draw for the Champions League group stage was underway and I had only one hope: to see FC København and FC Barcelona in the same group. Just before boarding the plane, I got the text that I was waiting for, “Copenhagen – Barca in the same group!” With the biggest smile I entered the plane knowing I was now leaving Barcelona but they would soon be coming to me.

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Guardiola Reaches His 100th Victory

Guardiola Reaches His 100th Victory

FC Barcelona’s stellar win against AD Ceuta was even more memorable as it was Pep Guardiola’s 100th competitive match victory since taking the reins of the first team in 2008. Guardiola has achieved this landmark with only 13 losses in all competitions and a Cruyff-inspired attractive style of play in which possession, precise passing and constant attacking are crucial elements of the game.

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Post-match player reactions: FC Barcelona vs AD Ceuta

Post-match player reactions: FC Barcelona vs AD Ceuta

With three Barca B team players in the starting line-up, FC Barcelona progressed to the quarter-finals of the Copa Del Rey with an impressive performance. Below are thoughts of some of the players who played an important role in Barca’s victory.

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The Highlights: FC Barcelona 5-1 AD Ceuta

Milito injured

Milito injured

According to the official report on Barca’s website, Gaby Milito has been ruled out for between four and six weeks by the FC Barcelona medical services, after suffering a thigh injury in the first half of the Copa del Rey match against Ceuta on Wednesday evening.

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Man of the Match: FC Barcelona 5 – 1 AD Ceuta

The Result: FC Barcelona 5 – 1 AD Ceuta

The Result: FC Barcelona 5 – 1 AD Ceuta

RESULT:

FC Barcelona: 5

AD Ceuta: 1

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Getafe’s coach Míchel: Messi is better than Maradona

Getafe’s coach Míchel: Messi is better than Maradona

It has always been the case that Messi and Maradona are compared to each other; even more, the question that is nowadays being asked is who ultimately is better: Messi or Maradona. Nevertheless, according to Catalan based newspaper Sport, Getafe’s coach Míchel says that Messi’s level exceeds that of Maradona’s.

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Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona – Ceuta

Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona – Ceuta

FC Barcelona – Ceuta
(Wednesday November 10, 2010 @ 22:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

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

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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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Marcos Senna might miss the game against Barcelona

Marcos Senna might miss the game against Barcelona

According to Catalan based newspaper Sport, Villarreal and former Spanish national midfielder Marcos Senna might miss the game against Barcelona this coming Saturday.

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November 10, 2010

Two separate training sessions

Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Statistics 10-11-2010

Video of the Day: Corre tio, corre

The Front: Sport (10.11.2010)

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (10.11.2010)

Spain U-21 draw tough group for Euros

David meets Goliath: a preview of FC Barcelona v AD Ceuta

Offside: Prince Pique for charity

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