Juvenil A: Final Win of 2010

Juvenil A: Final Win of 2010

Barça Juvenil A won against Lleida in the last match of 2010 (2-0) and returned to the path of triumph after two consecutive draws. Javi Espinosa’s penalty and Gustavo were the scorers for the blaugrana, who are still unbeaten in the premier division.

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Seven Barça players in Catalunya squad for next week

Seven Barça players in Catalunya squad for next week

Johan Cruyff has released the list of players called up for the interational game against Honduras that will take place on December 28. It includes seven blaugrana players: Valdés, Piqué, Puyol, Bartra, Fontàs, Busquets and Bojan. The only missing Catalan player from Barça’s first team is Xavi Hernández.

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Focus on the Copa del Rey

Focus on the Copa del Rey

On Monday, the team held their penultimate training session to prepare for the encounter with Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday at Camp Nou. Only Messi was missing, spending the session in the gym instead of the pitch.

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Bojan set to sign new deal with Barcelona

Bojan set to sign new deal with Barcelona

On Monday afternoon, striker Bojan Krkic (20) is set to sign a contract extension with FC Barcelona. As Barça’s official website reports, the player was widely expected to sign the new deal as his previous contract was due to run out in 2013 and the club was keen to improve the existing contract’s terms. He will now add two more years with the new agreement lasting until June 30, 2015. His buy-out clause will also increase from 80 million to 100 million euros.

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Xavi cleared to play more frequently

Xavi cleared to play more frequently

With Spain’s sports and athletics world currently embroiled in illegal use of drug allegations with Tour de France champion Alberto Contador and World steeplechase champion Marta Dominguez currently under investigation, FC Barcelona is taking extra steps when announcing that Xavi Hernandez is now fit enough to play two matches a week.

One of the doctors closely associated with the club, a well-known orthopaedic surgeon based in the city, Dr Ramon Cugat confirmed what everyone else is seeing on the pitch – that the maestro is doing fine.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Connect by drawing a line the numbers of Barça players

(Note: Any player wear the numbers 4, 12 nor 20)

Video of the day: Never say dive

Thanks to reader astorre.viola_6 for sending us the link to this video after it was mentioned by the great Ray Hudson during the Espanyol-FC Barcelona derbi.

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (20.12.2010)

FLY BARÇA

Pep’s Barça is looking for perfection and has scored two “manitas” to the bitter rivals, Madrid and Espanyol.

This Barça is better than the treble Barça and the 99 points Barça regarding playing, goals and points.

Pedro: “The best match of my life.

“Victim show” by Mou. The coach, encouraged by the club, wrote a note with 13 mistakes by the referee against Madrid. Ridiculous complaints, Clos Gómez failed against both teams. Di María scored the only goal of a football-less match.

The Front: Sport (20.12.2010)

TOTAL ECSTASY

Champions of everything, the best football of the world, manitas to Espanyol and Madrid…

Barça doesn’t stop beating La Liga records.

43 points/ 14 victories/ 8 victories in away matches. +42 average of goals.

Pedro – Messi – Villa, the most effective trident with51 goals in total.

Alves: “It’s possible to win again the six titles”

Cruyff: “This Barça is really amazing”

A sad Madrid suffered to get a win.

Poll: What else is out there?

Poll: What else is out there?

Let’s get a little more personal, and we thank-you in advance for sharing this with us:

Where else do you go for your Barca news other than totalBarca?

Comments only for this one…

Barça B: FC Barcelona 1-1 SD Ponferradina

Barça B: FC Barcelona 1-1 SD Ponferradina

In their final game of 2010, Barcelona B slipped to 6th place after the team’s fifth consecutive draw, having tied 1-1 with SD Ponferradina at the Mini Estadi on Sunday afternoon. The two goals happened within one minute of each other, with Saúl scoring first to give the reserve side the lead, only to be levelled a moment later by Javi López. Details of the match and full highlights can be found after the jump.

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Case Closed: Pastore extends contract with Palermo

Case Closed: Pastore extends contract with Palermo

Argentine international Javier Pastore, 21, has renewed his contract with the Italian team Palermo until 2015. The star midfielder, the revelation of the Italian championship, has reportedly been an object of interest for FC Barcelona for a long time now.

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The Video: Afellay’s PSV farewell

Dani: “I would give Barca a 12 out of 10″

Dani: “I would give Barca a 12 out of 10″

This morning, at a scheduled meet-the-press session after training, Dani Alves had to once again face a question about his future with the club.

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Live: FC Barcelona B vs Ponferradina

Live: FC Barcelona B vs Ponferradina

Barcelona B vs Ponferradina, Matchday 17, Segunda A
Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 17:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time
Venue: Mini Estadi, Barcelona (Capacity: 15,276)

FC Barcelona B, currently sitting in 6th place, today faces Ponferradina who start this game as the 20th team in the standings. Recently, the reserves have proven themselves to be strong competitors after two come backs on the road, but four straight draws have left them falling slightly in the standings, without a win since early November. Can they return to their winning ways at home today? Links to the match can be found after the jump along with the comment section which awaits your thoughts on the encounter.

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Recovery session as focus shifts to the Copa del Rey

Recovery session as focus shifts to the Copa del Rey

On Sunday morning, Josep Guardiola’s squad held a training session at the Ciutat Esportiva. Besides the typical mild recovery session for the starters against Espanyol after their 1-5 victory, the rest of the team began their preparations for Tuesday’s game against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey.  

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

Pep, el Manitas

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

‘This is Cornellà’* 1-5 “The Enemy”

Pedro: “It’s true that in every game I’m growing [in ability] … above all in las manos.”

*Espanyol had a promotional campaign before the derby with the theme, in English: “This is Cornellà”

Picture of the Day: RCD Espanyol 1-5 Barcelona

Picture of the Day: RCD Espanyol 1-5 Barcelona

In last night’s press conference, Guardiola was asked if he thinks his players can maintain their form all season, to which he replied, “That is up to ourselves but sooner or later this magic show will have to come to an end. What we need to do is to keep them motivated.”

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Maybe this is one way how rival crowds can help do that.

Video of the Day: One year ago…


December 19, 2010

The Front: Sport (19.12.2010)

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (19.12.2010)

Pep: “It is a great night for us”

Rate the Referee: RCD Espanyol – FC Barcelona

Thank you Iniesta

The Goals: RCD Espanyol 1 – 5 FC Barcelona


December 18, 2010

Man of the Match: RCD Espanyol 1-5 FC Barcelona

The Result: RCD Espanyol 1-5 FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat & Links: RCD Espanyol – FC Barcelona

Thiago included in squad list against Espanyol

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