Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Leo has only played 15 minutes, but the Koreans should know that…what’s good, when brief, is twice as good*.

*Spanish saying.

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (05.08.2010)


K -League 2 – 5 Barça

The organization obliged the crack to play, he played 15 minutes, scored two goals and solved the match.

Leo’s presence avoided controversy and a 200.000 fine.

Cesc-Wenger, face to face today in London.

Top secret: Javi Martínez would be very well welcomed in Barça.

The Front: Sport (05.08.2010)


Messi played 15 minutes and scored two goals.

Korea League 2 – 5 Barça

Leo put it clear that his commitment with the club has no limits and that he wants to complete another great season.

They arrived to China in the early morning. The second stage of the tour starts and will finish on Sunday with a match in Beijing.

Cesc will keep putting pressure. He joins up Arsenal and will repeat to Wenger that he wants to go to Barça. The player faces the gunner’s fans reactions.

Del Bosque gives the polemic list. Barça, awaiting.

Alves: “I am 100% committed to Barca”

Alves: “I am 100% committed to Barca”

Brazilian International and FC Barcelona right back Dani Alves sat down with Catalan sports papers Sport and El Mundo Deportivo while in South Korea.  The World Cup and the upcoming season were two topics that were talked about at length. The first part of this article includes his conversation with Sport and the second part with El Mundo Deportivo.

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The Spanish Federation’s dilemma & Pep’s headache

The Spanish Federation’s dilemma & Pep’s headache

The headline in Catalan sports daily Sport reads, “Mexico brands the friendly against Spain a ‘fraud.’” Thus, even before the game has been played, it is turning into a war of words. The problem facing the Spanish Federation is not unlike the one FC Barcelona faced when Guardiola declared that Messi would not play in the game against the K-League All Stars, yet agreed to let him play some minutes because of an agreement with the organizers. At the heart of the matter, now, is the contract signed by the Spanish Federation long before Spain became World Champions.

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K League-Barça Anecdotes from ‘Sport’

K League-Barça Anecdotes from ‘Sport’

Catalan sports daily Sport posted some anecdotes about the match between the K League All-Stars and FC Barcelona. What follows is a translation of the article; the original can be found here.

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Guardiola angry with the Spanish Football Federation

Guardiola angry with the Spanish Football Federation

Catalan based newspaper El Mundo Deportivo reported that Guardiola, once again, is angry with the Spanish Football Federation. The Barcelona coach had his reasons before, after the federation fined him an amount of 15,000 Euros because he described the referee and his assistant of the Almeria – Barcelona match last season as ‘liars’.

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The Highlights: K League All-Stars 2-5 FC Barcelona

The Result: K League All-Stars 2-5 FC Barcelona

The Result: K League All-Stars 2-5 FC Barcelona


K League All-Stars: 2

FC Barcelona: 5

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

We’re signing Cesc!

Even if, at this rate, I think we’ll sign him when he’s as old as Henry…

Cartoon of the Day: Sport


“It’s clear: Alonso wanted to steal my boot”

Live Match Chat: K-League All Stars – FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat: K-League All Stars – FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona plays its second friendly of the new pre-season as part of their Asia tour.

K-League All Stars – FC Barcelona
(Wednesday August 4, 2010 @ 13:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

FC Barcelona Chat: (direct chat through Facebook)
Direct link:

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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The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (04.08.2010)


That’s what Pep wants.

Guardiola doesn’t surrender to Arsenal and asks for a midfielder too to give some rest to Busquets.

The midfielder options are wide, from Javi Martínez to the cheaper Senna.

Mourinho: “Barça is the best”.

K-League – Barça (13h, TV3/ GOL TV)

The Front: Sport (04.08.2010)


The Swede offered himself to Milan’s president.

Korea League – Barça (13h, TV3/GOL TV)

Messi will play because of the contract. Pep announced that Messi wouldn’t play but he will have to play some minutes in order to fulfil Barça’s contract.

Spanish Supercup without internationals? Guardiola, against the Spanish national team. “If we have to slog away, we will

UPDATED: Guardiola: “Messi will not play tomorrow”

UPDATED: Guardiola: “Messi will not play tomorrow”

According to Catalán sports daily El Mundo Deportivo, FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has decided that Barça and Argentine International forward Lionel Messi (23) will not play in the International friendly scheduled for August 4th against the K-League All Stars. Should the Barça superstar not play at least 30 minutes, the club will have to pay a “fine” of 200,000 Euros, due to a contractual agreement with the league.

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

#1: Wenger says that he wants Cesc to get involved* (giving his opinion about his signing)

#2: Then he’s all ours! The other day he got wet by crying.

*”Mojarse” means both “to get wet” and “to get involved” or to give your opinion about something,  knowing that your opinion will be very important to solve a problem.

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cesc has been signed by Torrente

Torrente: You’re asking me if I have asked for permission from Wenger to make “Zecs” appear in my film?? No way!! I’m not asking anything from a “Frog”*!

Cesc: That’s what I’ll have to do…

*Pejorative to say “French”

Crackòvia: Barça 6 – 0 Valladolid

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (03.08.2010)


Another option if Cesc’s signing doesn’t work. The ex blaugrana, who plays in Everton, would be a “replacement” for the crack from Arenys.

Two more signings. Pep Guardiola needs two players: a centre back and one to replace Touré.

Fàbregas starts to get exasperated because of the delay on his signing for Barça.

Madness for Messi in Seoul. The blaugrana fans welcomed “the world’s best player”.

Leo wants to win it all and Alves says that Adriano is in the best club.

Barça will earn some money from the Asia tour: they will earn about four million euros.

The Front: Sport (03.08.2010)


Cesc filmed in Madrid a clip for “Torrente 4″ along Kun Agüero and Santiago Segura.

Tomorrow he flies to London to join up with the Arsenal team, even if he is not playing the first friendly.

Leo, optimistic about the new season: “Mourinho doesn’t scare me; I want to win it all.”

Messi and Alves want him in Barça

Gaspart asks Rosell to fly to London.

Wenger wants Cesc to get involved (in his transfer).

August 2, 2010

Márquez signs with New York Red Bulls

Iniesta: “Fans deserve more from me”

Puyol denies interview with ‘The Sun’

Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

The Front: Sport (02.08.2010)

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (02.08.2010)

Poll: So it’s match time…where do you go now!?

Zubizaretta: “We feel safe with what we already have at the club”

Youth: Barca B pre-season postponed

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