Pep Guardiola is the face of the new advertising campaign for one of the banks in Spain (Banco Sabadell). Posters and billboards with Pep are all over the country, even around the Santiago Bernabeu. All the money that Pep earned participating in the campaign was donated to charity.
On Sunday, Barcelona B continued their winning streak at home at the Mini Estadi, beating CD Tenerife 3-1 courtesy of goals by Jonathan Soriano, Nolito and Carmona. The team, with five wins and two losses so far this season, are currently in fourth place in the standings with 15 points (and only 3 points behind league leaders Celta and Rayo Vallecano). Details of the match are below, along with an update on Abraham’s injury and highlights of the game.
Catalan newspaper El Mundo Deportivo reports that Barcelona would be interested in Borussia Dortmund midfielder and Japanese international Shinji Kagawa (21). Kagawa, who has made an impressive start in the German Bundesliga, has reportedly attracted the interest of Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola, who sees Kagawa’s playing style fitting into Barcelona’s system.
Asked to share his top ten goals from the last decade, David Villa’s list includes some truly spectacular goals. While some of top ten include those scored by our arch rivals Real Madrid or by other teams against Barcelona, Barça is well represented on Villa’s list thanks to Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Messi.
Lorenzo won the MotoGP World Championship.
And Elías won the Moto2 World Championship.
Bojan: “I don’t feel comfortable while playing” The striker is worried. He can’t score for some reason and it affects his confidence.
Mourinho keeps provoking: “Cristiano is the number one and Messi the number two.”
“It seems like all the responsibility is on Bojan’s shoulders and we all have to help him. He’s scored goals all his life and I’m sure he’ll continue to do so.”
Xavi Hernandez, speaking in an interview for Barça TV.
Barcelona B vs Tenerife, Matchday 7, Segunda A
Sunday, October 10, 2010 @ 21:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time
Venue: Mini Estadi, Barcelona (Capacity: 15,276)
So far this season, FC Barcelona B has been solid at home, with three wins from three games at the Mini Estadi. Currently sitting in 7th place in the second division with 12 points, the reserves take on a team that has not transitioned well after their drop to the second division, with Tenerife finding themselves with 1 point and in last place in the table. Find links to the match and add your thoughts about the game as it happens in the comments section below.
On Saturday evening, the Spanish Under-21 side narrowly beat Croatia 2-1 in the first leg of the play-offs for a spot in the U-21 European Championship (Denmark 2011). The game, played in Burgos, featured Blaugrana players Bojan, Jeffren and midfielder Thiago Alcantara, whose wonderful assist led to Spain’s first goal. Some details of the match are below.
Special thanks to Ari Russo for bringing this video to our attention!
So far this season Barca have been a pale imitation of their former selves with performances doing little to inspire much confidence. But there is one area that Barca really do seem to have improved this season and that is in the stylish facial hair department. Maybe the squad have been inspired by their manager’s designer stubble, but it seems many of the players have begun to sport their very own fashionable face fuzz this season.
“I’VE GONE A WHILE WITHOUT ENJOYING IT”
Xavi confesses to ‘Sport’
Exclusive ‘Sport’ Interview
“I can endure a lot of pain, but this was something unsupportable; it was terrible.”
“I played the World Cup Final injured and Del Bosque knew it.”
“For the players, Laporta has been the best president in history.”
Busquets wants to earn more money
“Things have changed in two years and the contract should change, too.”
Rosell: “The supporter groups are the sentimental motor.”
Catalan sports daily El Mundo Deportivo presented a report concerning declarations made by AC Milan and Brazilian international forward Alexandre Pato (21). According to the article, Pato said that if he ever left AC Milan, his destination would be FC Barcelona, although he left it clear that he feels happy with the Rossoneri. The forward made the declaration to the German website “4-4-2″ that “if I leave someday, I would like to wear the Barcelona jersey.”
Today we want to share with you a song about Victor Valdes performed by Joaquin. In addition to a great video, we have a little surprise for you, an exclusive interview with the artist. Joaquin agreed to share the ‘background’ story about this cool song and memories connected with our ‘Numero Uno’ goalkeeper.
Interview after the jump! Enjoy!
THE RECORD CAN WAIT
Villa didn’t score against Lithuania but he has another chance on Tuesday.
The Spanish national team paves the way for their qualification for the Euro Cup 2012 with a difficult victory.
Spain 3 – 1 Lithuania
Guardiola fusses over his best players. He wants to end the year with the maximum “freshness”.
Kobe Bryant: “This Barça has NBA style“
[Non Barça Related]
Milan wants Kaká back.
October 9, 2010
October 8, 2010