Video of the Day: More than a goalie

 

The Front: Sport (21.12.2010)

THEY WANT THE KING’S CUP TOO

Guardiola: “We always take seriously this tournament

Athletic – Barça (20h)

THE MANITA CRISIS

Mourinho threatens the directive staff by saying that he may leave…

…and gets “divorced” from Valdano. He wants total power in the sports issues, without Valdano’s influence.

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (21.12.2010)

LET THE PARTY CONTINUE

Bojan, who signed a new contract which lasts until 2015, will try to score against an Athletic which will face them bravely.

MADRID BURNS

Florentino is tired of Mourinho’s “all or nothing bets” before each match.

The president imposes some peace, but actually there’s not peace at all.

Mourinho’s relationship with Valdano gets worse every day.

Report MD: The 13 mistakes of Mou.

Xavi refutes derogatory remark allegation

Xavi refutes derogatory remark allegation

“It is completely untrue. I can’t make out the [intention of] the fabrication. If I had said that I would be disrespecting Real Madrid, Diarra, and Barca itself,” exclaimed Xavi Hernandez in a statement made exclusively to ‘Sport.es’ today.

The midfielder came out with that denial after he was claimed by another Catalan sports paper ‘El Mundo Deportivo’ journalist Xavier Bosch to have derided Real Madrid’s Lass Diarra by saying to him “As you have not touched the ball all night, you can have it for a while” in the Camp Nou tunnel after the heated Clasico match last month.

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FCB Youth And Women’s Football Report

FCB Youth And Women’s Football Report

All the results of our Youth System’s Division’s matches on the 18th and 19th of December are here on totalBarça…

We start off on our tour!

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Preview: FC Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao

Preview: FC Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao

The final match of 2010 will have a historical flair, as Barca faces Athletic Bilbao. The two have the most Copa del Rey trophies in the competition’s 107 year history, Barca with 25 and Bilbao with 23.  It will be a rematch of the 2009 final which Barca won 4-1 at the Mestalla, on its way to winning six trophies during that year. This year’s comes in the Round of 16, with the second leg coming in Bilbao on January 4th.

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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 Ath. Bilbao.

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

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Pep: “No point in looking in the mirror and patting yourself”

Pep: “No point in looking in the mirror and patting yourself”

Pep Guardiola, in today’s pre-match press conference, rejected the suggestion that he is discrediting the Copa del Rey by frequently picking a second-string squad for the competition.

“And then it turns out that we were champion,” was his reply to that accusation.

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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?

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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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December 19, 2010

The Video: Afellay’s PSV farewell

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

Live: FC Barcelona B vs Ponferradina

Recovery session as focus shifts to the Copa del Rey

Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Picture of the Day: RCD Espanyol 1-5 Barcelona

Video of the Day: One year ago…

The Front: Sport (19.12.2010)

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (19.12.2010)

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