The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (02.11.2010)

AT THE TOP [of their talent]

Copenhaguen – Barça (20.45)

Barça, to sentence its qualifying against a rival willing to give everything.

Solbakken: “We’ll try to scare Messi“.

Guardiola: “A terrible match awaits for us“.

Leo, a goal away from the 100th goal scored with Pep as the coach and from getting the historic Barça “pichichi” in international tournaments.

The Front: Sport (02.11.2010)

TO FINISH OFF THE CHAMPIONS’ QUALIFICATION

Copenhaguen – Barça (22.45)

Winning would ensure the qualification and would allow Barça to focus on La Liga‘s key month.

Iniesta equals Pep, both have played 72 international matches.

Flight full of controversy and panellets*. The team travelled using Sporting de Braga’s plane and Rosell shared some sweets.

Xavi: “I’d suffer if I played in Madrid“.

* Panellets are Catalan typical sweets which are eaten during the night of October 31th, when it’s celebrated “La Castanyada”.

Statistics 2-11-2010


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The Pictures: Training at Parken Stadium

The Pictures: Training at Parken Stadium

Ahead of tomorrow’s game, Barça 19-man squad trained on Monday evening in the cool conditions at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen (around 7ºC, 45º F). The team focussed mainly on ball skills and possession during the session, which was open for the first fifteen minutes to the press. There has been tremendous excitement in the Danish media at Barça’s arrival, and a number of Danish and other Scandinavian media outlets were present. Ex-player Patrick Andersson, who played for Barça between 2001 and 2004, attended the session and was able to meet up with many of his old teammates (such as Puyol, Xavi and Iniesta). The pictures can be found after the jump!

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Guardiola: “We’re playing against the current champions of the Danish League”

Guardiola: “We’re playing against the current champions of the Danish League”

FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola gave the typical Champions League pre-match press conference in which he talked highly of their rival FC Copenhagen.

This game is totally different than the one against Sevilla and that is even clearer to us after having played against them once.  They are a very strong team.  We expect a terribly tough game and we have to play very well if we want to win.

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The Club appeals against Pinto ban

The Club appeals against Pinto ban

As we all know, goal keeper Jose Manuel Pinto has been banned by the UEFA for 2 matches. As of Monday, November 1, FC Barcelona has appealed against UEFA’s decision.

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Pictures: FC Barcelona arrive at Copenhagen

Pictures: FC Barcelona arrive at Copenhagen

More pictures after the jump!

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The Cross Fire: FC København vs FC Barcelona

The Cross Fire: FC København vs FC Barcelona

Arise ye cules, as yet another European night beckons thou. This time Barcelona travel to Denmark for their Champions’ League encounter against Danish Superliga’s runaway leaders, F.C. København, (FCK). F.C. Barcelona would be looking to cement their qualification from the group stage by winning this match whereas FCK would be looking to strengthen their odds of qualifying by grabbing all three points at home. With so much on the table, both sides would be unwilling to give room to the other and a match of such gravity is bound to spike the adrenaline levels for supporters of FCK and FCB alike.

In the middle of this battle, we’ve managed to catch hold of one die-hard supporter from each club for a round of The Cross Fire, the second in our series.

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Champions League Preview: FC Copenhagen vs FC Barcelona

Champions League Preview: FC Copenhagen vs FC Barcelona

In high spirits following Saturday’s 5-0 thrashing of Sevilla at the Camp Nou, Barcelona now fly North to take on FC Copenhagen Tuesday night knowing that a victory in the Danish capital will guarantee them progression to the Champions League knockout stage.  With a crowded November schedule ahead in La Liga, including visits from Villareal and Real Madrid, a win in Denmark would solidify the Catalan’s position at the top of Group D with ten points from four games played.

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Zubizarreta: “The team is in good shape”

Zubizarreta: “The team is in good shape”

Before taking the plane to Copenhagen, FC Barcelona’s sporting director, Andoni Zubizarreta, spoke about the first team and their form going into another decisive Champions League game.

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Chants: Oee, oe Barça, oe

Chants: Oee, oe Barça, oe

After the dedication showed by the Camp Nou crowd on Saturday to cheer our team, we show you another popular chant during Barça matches; another chant which is easy and doesn’t need translation.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

We show you the trajectory of the ball in Villa’s first goal:

Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

It worked with Villa…

Pep: Mourinho said that Bojan was expensive and he doesn’t score…

Milito to make Copenhagen trip, Thiago and Mino included

Milito to make Copenhagen trip, Thiago and Mino included

FC Barcelona official website reports that coach Josep Guardiola can count on Argentine international Gabriel Milito for Tuesday’s game against Copenhagen after the Argentinean was yesterday, given medical clearance to play the game. Barcelona B starlets and Spain U-21 internationals Thiago Alcantara (19) and Ruben Mino (21) will also make the trip to Denmark.

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Video of the Day: The best in 2009-2010

 

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (01.11.2010)

TAKE THAT, MOU!

Villa replied to Mou’s provocation with more than two goals and an awesome match.

218 goals in Primera División.

El Guaje slips Mourinho’s coverage: “Whatever they say, I always play motivated“.

Champions: Messi can score his 100th goal with Pep against Copenhaguen.

The team travels today with Milito and Miño in the squad and with the aim of qualifying.

Ballon d’Or: Luís Suárez “votes” for Xavi.

The Front: Sport (01.11.2010)

AN UNSTOPPABLE GENIUS

Messi has scored 99 goals with Guardiola and is the most decisive crack.

His records:

- 1 “poker” (four goals). In last season’s Barça – Arsenal match.

- 6 Hat tricks. He scored his first in 2007 against Madrid and his last one was last August, playing the Spanish Supercup.

- 29 doubles. He already has scored 4 so far this season and he wants to score more than the 10 doubles he scored last season.

Villa replies to the Portuguese with something more than goals: “Mou can see my record using Internet

Barça B: AD Alcorcón 1-3 FC Barcelona B

Barça B: AD Alcorcón 1-3 FC Barcelona B

Barça B move up to fourth in the Second Division table after a resounding away win (1-3) at Madrid-based side Alcorcón. The goals, from Rochina, Carmona and Tello, led to the reserve side’s biggest victory away from home so far this season. Find details of the match and full highlights below.

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Crackòvia: Estrellats (parody)

Crackòvia: Estrellats (parody)

The following Crackòvia clip is a parody of the Estrella Damm’s spot “A job well done“. The video is embedded here again to make the comparison easier between the ad and its parody.

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Live: AD Alcorcón – FC Barcelona B

Live: AD Alcorcón – FC Barcelona B

Alcorcón vs. Barcelona B, Matchday 10, Segunda A
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 17:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time
Venue: Municipal Santo Domingo (Capacity: 3,000)

In today’s match, Barcelona B will face another team recently promoted, AD Alcorcón, best known for knocking their neighbours Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey last season. Currently, FC Barcelona B is sitting in 7th place with 16 points, and their opponents today are only two points behind, with 14, putting them 10th in the standings. This will be a tough test for Barça B, as Alcorcón has one of the best home records in the league, with four wins in four games, 10 goals scored and only 2 conceded. Some more news about the B team and your chance to comment on the game as it happens can be found after the jump.

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October 31, 2010

Video of the Day: Impossible is nothing

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

We’ve got mail: Copenhagen Culé Meet-up

The Front: Sport (31.10.2010)

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (31.10.2010)

Maradona turns 50!

Quote of the Day: David Villa, FC Barcelona player

Post-Match Review: FC Barcelona – Sevilla FC 5-0

The Highlights: FC Barcelona 5-0 Sevilla FC

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