Guardiola: “We have to count on every player to win the Liga”

Guardiola: “We have to count on every player to win the Liga”

Pep Guardiola was obviously elated with the performances of his players after his team once again managed to overcome a difficult opponent away from home, in a match missing four of his regular starters.

Reserving the best accolade for 31-years-old midfielder Seydou Keita, the coach said, “Those that didn’t get to play have to endure, of course, but they know their responsibility, and that we have all the confidence in them. I try to make them understand that it is necessary for them to train hard, and that there will always be opportunities for them, but if everyone behaves like Keita everything will be easier. Today, along with Andres, it was Keita who won us the match, and they played a superb game. He’s always there when we need him, and that’s why I’m happy for him.”

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The Front: Sport (27.02.2011)

ONCE AGAIN AT 7 POINTS

Mallorca 3-0 Barça

Barça sweeps to victory

Guardiola’s team created a goalfest despite the absences, with an exhibition from the trident

Deportivo 0-0 Madrid

Madrid fails

Impotence from Mourinho’s side, that is each time further away from the title

 

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (27.02.2011)

MADRID AT  7

Mallorca 0-3 Barça

Depor 0-0 R. Madrid

Messi, Villa, and Pedro signed a victory that left Madrid behind and could decide the league

The azulgranas, with four key absences, achieved more than three points due to Madrid tripping up

Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy Lines

What did the Arsenal coach say about the signing of Jon Miquel Toral Harper? Injury updates and player comments from London. Read some brief notes from the last few days after the jump.

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Match Review: RCD Mallorca 0-3 FC Barcelona

Match Review: RCD Mallorca 0-3 FC Barcelona

Week 25, and Football Club Barcelona found themselves in an unfamiliar position. We were starved of three of our most important figures. Carles Puyol, our captain, our second choice captain and our metronome, Xavi Hernandez, and our number one goalkeeper, and third choice captain, Victor Valdes were all injured. To top all of that, Dani Alves, our speedy, right back, and one of the best, if not the best right back in the world was suspended after having picked up five yellow cards in the league. Questions and doubts were being raised throughout the football globe; everyone wondered if we could get through a tricky trip to face Real Mallorca. Like always, our boys responded brilliantly…

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The Goals: RCD Mallorca 0-3 FC Barcelona

The Goals: RCD Mallorca 0-3 FC Barcelona

The goals from yesterday night’s match against Mallorca where our MVP – Messi, Villa & Pedro scored in succession!

Watch them after the jump.

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Pictures: RCD Mallorca 0-3 FC Barcelona

Pictures: RCD Mallorca 0-3 FC Barcelona

Enjoy more pictures of a great win at the Iberstar Stadium after the jump.

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Man of the Match: RCD Mallorca 0-3 FC Barcelona

The Result: RCD Mallorca 0-3 FC Barcelona

The Result: RCD Mallorca 0-3 FC Barcelona

RESULT:

RCD Mallorca: 0

FC Barcelona: 3

GOALSCORERS:

RCD Mallorca:

FC Barcelona: Messi (38′), Villa (57′), Pedro (66′)

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Match Preview: RCD Mallorca vs FC Barcelona

Match Preview: RCD Mallorca vs FC Barcelona

Will our small squad cope through these hard times with a sterling performance? Will there be a reason to rejoice this weekend for Barcelona fans? Find out what we think after the jump.

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(Updated!) Live Match Chat & Links: RCD Mallorca vs FC Barcelona

(Updated!) Live Match Chat & Links: RCD Mallorca vs FC Barcelona

RCD Mallorca vs FC Barcelona, La Liga, Round 25

(Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 20:00 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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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

As the creators of the CRYING DOLL we inform that, due to a very grave manufacture mistake, the damned doll can’t be turned off so it could be crying forever. We apologize.

Mourinho Doll: “We are forced to play at 22h”…”Barça choose their schedule”…”We’re shown more cards”…

Barca gets Mestalla’s north end for King’s Cup final

Barca gets Mestalla’s north end for King’s Cup final

There is more than a month to go before FC Barcelona take on Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final, but every few days the media reminds us about this special event. This Thursday, it was revealed that FC Barcelona fans will be seated in the north end of Valencia’s Mestalla stadium, which will host the final on April 20. Interestingly, it is the same area the Catalan club was assigned two years ago for the King’s Cup final between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, which Barcelona won 1-4. The Barça fan zone will be located in the Polytechnic University area, which is the closest when entering Valencia from Barcelona. Will the assignment of this area deliver a favourable result for Culés again?

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The Front: EL Mundo Deportivo (26.02.2011)

CAPTAIN INIESTA

Andrés will wear the bracelet due to Puyol’s and Valdés’ unavailability to play.

Barça, with four “missing” players, must win a vital match for La Liga.

Guardiola: “We are obliged to win with the players we have

Ten goals left. Messi, to break the mythical Samitier’s goal record.

Wenger will force Walcott to play in Camp Nou.

The Front: Sport (26.0.2011)

HIGH TENSION NIGHT

Barça must win in Mallorca

The four starter players not being able to play due to injury “are not an excuse“, according to Guardiola, to not trying to win against Laudrup’s team.

Mallorca – Barça (20h)

Madrid risk their position in Riazor. Mourinho is back to a stadium where he is awaited for revenge.

Pep and Mou, face to face. Mutual praises between them. Guardiola points out Mourinho’s prestige and the last emphasizes the catalan’s success.

Video of the Day: Simply Bojan

Guardiola: “Mallorca is tough but I’ll play anyone”

Guardiola: “Mallorca is tough but I’ll play anyone”

“At home, they have the third or fourth best defensive record and it is within touching distance of a European place. At the Lluis Sitjar [Mallorca’s former stadium], it was always difficult to beat them, and at home, it has always been that way since,” said Pep Guardiola, being his usual cautious self in today’s press conference.

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Youth Leagues: Weekly Results; Man of the Match (Updated)

Youth Leagues: Weekly Results; Man of the Match (Updated)

Every week at totalBarca, we bring you the results of the top five youth sides of La Masia: the Juvenil A, Juvenil B, Cadet A, Cadet B and the Infantil A sides respectively. We also name the Man of the Match (MOM) performer for each category. Highlights updated!

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Training session and squad for Mallorca

Training session and squad for Mallorca

Pep Guardiola has announced his squad for Saturday’s game. Barca will travel to Mallorca without injured players Valdés, Xavi, Puyol, Jeffren and the suspended Alves – for yellow card accumulation. The addition of Miño, Thiago and Montoya from the reserves  complete the 18-man list. The three Barça B players had been participating in Guardiola’s team training sessions for the last 3 days.

This morning the team held a training session on Ciutat Esportiva’s pitch No. 1, and for the first time in a while Jeffren participated alongside his other team mates in the first part of the session before doing some recovery work on his own, while the rest of the players got on with their training regime on the No. 2 pitch. Puyol continued his individual training on the pitch, while Xavi and Valdés did theirs in the gym.

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The Front: Sport (25.02.2011)

IT’S CRAZY!

A very intense and exigent schedule.

in just 16 days, Barça plays to keep fighting for both La Liga and Champions.

February 26th: Mallorca – Barça

March 2nd: Valencia – Barça

March 5th: Barça – Zaragoza

March 8th: Barça – Arsenal

March 12nd/13rd: Sevilla – Barça.

Cesc will not play the Carling Cup.

Mourinho will be the general manager of Madrid.


February 25, 2011

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (25.02.2011)

Barca’s Mantra: Beautiful football and competition


February 24, 2011

Guardiola awarded for his gestures

Pinto to renew his contract next week

Messi back with the group at training

Xavi: “I’ll be okay for Valencia”

Crackòvia: Osasuna odyssey

The Front: Sport (24.02.2011)

Villa to miss game against Valencia?


February 23, 2011

Offside: Pique models for HE by Mango

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