Offside: Bojan Krkic in Soccer is Life

Offside: Bojan Krkic in Soccer is Life

Bojan Krkic no longer wants to only quicken the heartbeats of girls. He is intent on expanding his female fan base by targetting the ladies. He begins the movement in the latest edition of Soccer is Life magazine, in which he shows he has made the transition from boy to man by decking up in a suit with his tousled hair held back. Also, the smile has vanished and in storms a brooding face. We think these pictures are going to serve as wallpaper on the desktops of countless women.

Two more images after the jump.

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The Front: Sport (14.11.2010)

GRAND GAME OF BARÇA AND MESSI

Barça 3-1 Villarreal

Recital by Guardiola’s team, who slept as the leader

Not even the horrible refereeing by Diego Ferriero could stop the blaugrana

Messi scored two goals, the first of them by flicking the ball with grand majesty over the goalkeeper Diego López

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (14.11.2010)

TORPEDO MESSI

Barça 3-1 Villarreal

Messi opened up a complicated game and Barça sleeps as the leader

The referee broke up the spectacular duel and the exquisite azulgrana play

Scandalous – an offside call of 1.2m [onside]

Ganga Afellay – Barça will sign him for three million

Sandro Rosell: “Mourinho will have the reception that he deserves.”

[Non Barça Related]

Sporting-R. Madrid – The Molinon, on foot for the war against Mou, who continues to provoke

Racing-Espanyol – They don’t want to let down their guard, and Poche aligns with Preciado [coach of Sporting]

Quote of the Day: Pedro

Quote of the Day: Pedro

“You haven’t seen the best Pedro yet, every day I learn more and we are on the right track.”

Pedro Rodriguez Ledesma (23), speaking in an interview with Sport.

Txiki Begiristain signs for Chelsea

Txiki Begiristain signs for Chelsea

According to Catalan based newspaper Sport, the FC Barcelona ex-player and ex-director of football Txiki Begiristain has signed a contract with London based Chelsea FC.

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Post Match Review: FC Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal CF

Post Match Review: FC Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal CF

“In recent years we have made things complicated for Barcelona when playing against them and they know we can cause some damage.These were the words of Diego Lopez, Villareal’s goalkeeper, before the game between Barcelona against Villareal which was played on Saturday night. The race to the top is between three teams: Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF. Those were the rankings just before the game, and any draw or loss to Villareal could have made things harder on the team for the coming games.

The damage that Lopez talked about was in fact true. However, it wasn’t all a damage caused by Villarreal, because had it not been to some of the referee’s decisions, the yellow submarines would have found themselves overwhelmed by the Blaugrana.

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Breaking News: Barça Confirms Afellay Transfer Negotiations

Breaking News: Barça Confirms Afellay Transfer Negotiations

Sandro Rosell, FC Barcelona President, has confirmed that the club is currently planning a transfer for PSV Eindhoven attacking midfielder Ibrahim Afellay. In a conversation on the club’s official TV Channel Barça TV, Rosell admitted the club’s interest in him and said, “We’re negotiating with Afellay. The coaches have requested him.”

What are your thoughts on Afellay? Stay tuned for more news as it happens!

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The Highlights: FC Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal CF

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Rate the Referee: Barcelona – Villarreal

Rate the Referee: Barcelona – Villarreal

This one is going to be fun…

Match referee Delgado Ferreiro, and his expert team of linesmen, made a mockery of the beautiful game today with an absurd performance in the Camp Nou as Barcelona took on Villarreal in the marquee fixture of the weekend. Both teams were on the end of poor decisions, with Barcelona in particular having a Pedro goal ruled out in the 24th minute for a non-existent offside call. Other controversial decisions followed: Was Messi’s second goal offside? Should Maxwell have been ejected? How does the advantage rule work again?

Tell us what you think of Ferreiro’s performance in the comments. And if want even more ammunition, check out our detailed previews of him from last season here and here.

Man of the Match: FC Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal CF

 

The Result: FC Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal CF

The Result: FC Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal CF

RESULT:

FC Barcelona: 3

Villarreal CF: 1

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Live Match Chat & Streams: FC Barcelona – Villarreal

Live Match Chat & Streams: FC Barcelona – Villarreal

FC Barcelona – Villarreal

(Saturday November 13, 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

Click here to 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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Messi: 50 goals in 2010

Messi: 50 goals in 2010

FC Barcelona and Argentine international forward Lionel Messi (23) is poised to set yet another record in the match against Villarreal.  Catalan sports daily El Mundo Deportivo described  Messi’s accomplishments in an article that can be found here.  Read the translation after the jump.

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Live: Granada – Barça B

Live: Granada – Barça B

Granada – Barcelona B, Matchday 12, Segunda A
Saturday, November 13, 2010 @ 16:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time
Venue: Los Cármenes, Granada, Andalusia (Capacity: 16,200)

After last week’s marvellous victory over Villarreal B (4-1), FC Barcelona B have the chance to keep their winning streak going as they take on Granada. Today’s opponents, Granada CF, currently sit 9th in the standings, and have a decent home record with three wins, one draw, and one loss, with 10 goals for and 3 against. Will Luis Enrique’s lads be triumphant once again today? Share links and discuss the match, after the jump!

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Carles Puyol: number 500

Carles Puyol: number 500

FC Barcelona captain and Spanish international central defender Carles Puyol (32) will play his 500th match for the first team when FC Barcelona faces Villarreal today.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

I’ve finally decided that the match will be played on 29th…I’ve also decided that Barça will win…2 – 0…that Messi and Villa will score…and Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance will be terrible…that they will send Mourinho off…that it will be a sunny day…and that you, who are reading this, will have a ham sandwich with some olives for dinner.

Video of the Day: Mascherano on his first months with the squad (in English)

The Preview: FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF

The Preview: FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF

In a really tense home game that is about to transpire tonight, Barcelona will try to come out as winners against Villareal as it will be important to keep pressure to the leader Real Madrid. Can they succeed? Find out what we think after the jump.

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OFFICIAL: UEFA rejects FC Barcelona’s appeal in Pinto case

OFFICIAL: UEFA rejects FC Barcelona’s appeal in Pinto case

The UEFA Appeals Body stood firm on the decision of UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body which found FC Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Pinto guilty for “gross unsporting conduct” in the whistle incident in the match against FC Copenhagen and suspended him for two UEFA Champions League games.

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The Front: Sport (13.11.2010)

MESSI, DON’T STOP

Barça-Villarreal 22.00 (TV3 / La Sexta)

If Barça wins, they will be the provisional leaders and if Messi scores, he will break another goal scoring record

AFELLAY SIGNED

Afellay will be dressed in blaugrana in the second half of the season

Bartomeu closed an agreement with Eindhoven and just lacks a signature

He will cost 3 million, will sign for 5 seasons, and will join the team in January

[Non Barça Related]

Only a two-match ban for Mou – the committee gave him the most lenient sanction possible

“Mourinho is a swine” The trainer of Sporting explodes against the Portuguese’s arrogance


November 13, 2010

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (13.11.2010)

The Ultimate Game: Get Inside Guardiola’s Head

Transfer talk: Afellay closer to Barca?


November 12, 2010

The Cross Fire: FC Barcelona vs. Villarreal CF

Pique: “The referees always help Madrid more”

Guardiola: “It will be a very good match”

Quote of the Day: Mourinho about Pep

Xavi called for the friendly game against Portugal

All eyes on defense at Friday training

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

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