The Result: FC Barcelona 5-0 Real Sociedad

The Result: FC Barcelona 5-0 Real Sociedad

RESULT:

FC Barcelona: 5

Real Sociedad: 0

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Live Match Chat & Links: FC Barcelona – Real Sociedad

Live Match Chat & Links: FC Barcelona – Real Sociedad

FC Barcelona – Real Sociedad

(Sunday December 12, 2010 @ 21:00 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!

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Lasarte: “This Barca team is the ‘Dream Team'”

Lasarte: “This Barca team is the ‘Dream Team'”

According to Catalan newspaper Sport, Real Sociedad’s coach Martín Lasarte thinks the current Barcelona team is the ‘Dream Team’.

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Ex-Barca: Everton eyeing Xavi Torres

Ex-Barca: Everton eyeing Xavi Torres

British tabloid newspaper Daily Mirror claims English Premier League side Everton FC is interested in securing the services of former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Torres.

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Live: Albacete vs. FC Barcelona B

Live: Albacete vs. FC Barcelona B

Albacete Balompié vs FC Barcelona B, Matchday 16, Segunda A
Sunday, December 11, 2010 @17:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time
Venue: Carlos Belmonte, Albacete (Capacity: 17,300)

Fifth placed FC Barcelona B takes on Albacete today, who currently reside in 20th place in the Second Division standings. Albacete has earned 10 of their total 13 points at home so far this season, with 2 wins, 4 draws, and 1 loss (8 goals scored, 7 against on their home turf). Will Baca’s positive fight back against Betis midweek (2-2) carry over into this weekend’s match? Links to the game and the squad list can be found after the jump.

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Video of the Day: FCB for UNICEF

Today’s video is from the archives. This is an advertisement by FC Barcelona and UNICEF from 2007 announcing that the club had made a commitment to UNICEF’s humanitarian aid programs through an annual €1.5 million donation and by placing its logo on Barca’s shirts. An agreement that has made this club unique.

‘Raul’ returns (well kind of!?)

‘Raul’ returns (well kind of!?)

When Barca take to the field against Real Sociedad on Sunday there will be a very familiar face on display to the fans sitting in the stands of the Camp Nou – that of former Espanyol captain Raul Tamudo. So while it is unlikely that the forward will start the game this weekend, it is likely he will feature on the bench, and we can certainly expect the former Periquitos favourite to share some of the secrets he has learned over all his years plaguing Barca’s defence with his current club colleagues.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

This is how Barça’s new sponsor could look on the jersey…but without a doubt the sponsor that would triumph the most among Culés would be this one.

Muniesa to renew; Nolito still unsure

Muniesa to renew; Nolito still unsure

Barcelona B player Marc Muniesa, after weeks of negotiations, has reached an agreement with the club which will see him soon sign an extension to his current contract – set to expire on June 2012 – according to ‘Sport.es’.

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The Front: Sport (12.12.2010)

ALL OUT FOR ANOTHER RECORD

Barça -Real Sociedad 21.00 (Canal+)

21 games undefeated would be Guardiola’s best streak as coach

Barça ends 2010 in Camp Nou

Objective: 43 points – to win against Sociedad and Espanyol before the break

Pep supports the agreement with Qatar

The blaugrana coach hopes that with the sponsorship of the jersey that “the numbers of the club are recovered.”

Zaragosa-R. Madrid – Mourinho attacks Alves

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (12.12.2010)

DON’T STOP, BARÇA

Barça – R. Sociedad 21 h

The leader – to lock down the ninth consecutive league win and continue in control

Real, a new challenge for Messi, who has not yet scored on the Basque team

Guardiola blesses the agreement with Qatar

“If they’ve made this decision, it’s because the club needs it.”

Zaragosa-R. Madrid – Mourinho hits out at Alves [who said that Barcelona did their talking on the field]

[Non Barça Related]

Athletic-Espanyol – to break 10 years without winning in El Calderon

Pep Guardiola in Calendario Solidario 2011

Pep Guardiola in Calendario Solidario 2011

Our eyes went a bit moist seeing this picture featuring FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola with Gerard. Taken by photographer Dany Virgili, the picture is part of  Talita Foundation’s calendar for 2011.  Earlier editions of the calendar have seen FC Barcelona players like Gerard Pique and Samuel Eto’o.

After the jump a tear-inducing video in which Guardiola displays his fatherly and affectionate side. Watch from 2 mins and 30 seconds to see Pep bond with Gerard.

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Last game with World Champions badge

Last game with World Champions badge

FC Barcelona’s first team will wear the World Club Cup Winners logo on their shirts for the last time on Sunday against Real Sociedad, after holding the title for the last 12 months.

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Quote of the day: Juan Mata

Quote of the day: Juan Mata

“Dani Alves demands so much of you both offensively and defensively. He runs and runs and runs … and then runs some more … buf!”

Spanish international and Valencia winger Juan Mata tells Guardian columnist Sid Lowe the player “who’s the biggest pain to play against.

OFFSIDE: Pique unleashed! Gerard discovers Twitter

OFFSIDE: Pique unleashed! Gerard discovers Twitter

Most Barça fans know that FC Barcelona and Spanish international central defender Gerard Pique (23) has a great sense of humor and is the team prankster.  Thus, it might surprise fans that the sociable young defender did not yet have a Twitter account–until December 8, 2010.  It also might explain why Pep Gurdiola was questioned about his views on the players using the social networks, to which he responded:

“It is the trend now. They have Facebook and stuff, and we don’t want to focus on it. So we are not banning them, and what they do at home is their business.”

And just what elicted the question?  Read more after the jump.

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The Ultimate Game: Get Inside Guardiola’s Head

The Ultimate Game: Get Inside Guardiola’s Head

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your psychological insight by cracking the code of Barcelona coach Josep ‘Pep’ Guardiola’s master brain:

Predict Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

This is not (as in: N-O-T) a place for discussion on team tactics or personal player preferences. You just give the system and the eleven names you think will start the game against Real Sociedad.

Join us after the jump to take part in the game.

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Contract renewal for Pep Guardiola coming up?

Contract renewal for Pep Guardiola coming up?

According to Catalan based newspaper El Mundo Deportivo, Pep Guardiola’s contract renewal might in fact be signed before January.

The reasons that El Mundo Deportivo mentions are as follows:

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Guardiola: “The decision was taken because we need the money”

Guardiola: “The decision was taken because we need the money”

Pep Guardiola has, in today’s pre-match press conference, defended the selection of Qatar Foundation as FC Barcelona’s main sponsor over the next few years.

“When a club with a hundred-odd years of history decided to break with tradition, there are bound to be debates. Yesterday Javier Faus gave the reasons why, and if they took that decision it is because it is needed. We hope it can help bring economic stability to the club, which, as they have said, is not that healthy.” Continue reading »

Video of the Day: Interview with Messi

Lionel Messi talks on the things he cares about most in life and reveals the things he cherishes most. This short but interesting interview is a result of collaboration between player and D&G (that’s why he was asked about “made in Italy”). Enjoy the video and share your comments.

NB: We did publish this before: http://www.totalbarca.com/2010/news/lionel-messi-ties-up-with-dolce-gabbana/#more-54342 – Just in case you missed this the first time.

Vitesse wants Thiago on loan

Vitesse wants Thiago on loan

Dutch club Vitesse coach Albert Ferrer, a former FC Barcelona player, has approached the club seeking a loan move for Barca B promising midfielder Thiago Alcantara, according to ‘Sport.es’. Continue reading »


December 11, 2010

Opinions: We’re still Més que un Club & it is still a Més que un Shirt

Messi nominated for FIFA Puskas Award

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (11.12.2010)

The Front: Sport (11.12.2010)

Opinions: Barca Xmas sale – everything must go!


December 10, 2010

Messi:”I would exchange my goals for teachers and schools”

Recognition of a footballing philosophy

Barcelona announce agreement with Qatar Foundation as sponsor

The Front: Sport (10.12.2010)

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

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