Pedro: The Canarian Legend

Pedro: The Canarian Legend

The following article is a translation from Diari el Punt. The original can be found here.

Pedro Rodriguez (born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1987) was an unkown football player just three years ago. The player was evolving in Barça B and was about to leave Barça in the summer of 2008, but Pep Guardiola took him in for Barça’s first squad. Back then, he was still called “Pedrito”.

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Nasri in doubt for Barcelona clash

Nasri in doubt for Barcelona clash

With action in the Champions League set to resume later this month, English squad Arsenal have been handed some bad news ahead of their home clash with FC Barcelona on February 16 at the Emirates. The Guardian is reporting today that French starlet Samir Nasri looks likely to miss that match, as he hobbled off the field on Sunday in the 33rd minute of their FA Cup match with Huddersfield Town.

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Man of the Match Poll Result Video: Pedro vs Hercules

Man of the Match Poll Result Video: Pedro vs Hercules

totalBarca brings you the winner of yesterday’s Man of the Match Poll for our readers – Pedro!

Pedro is really on fire lately. He has scored 15 goals in his last 15 appearences and at least a goal in the last 6 consecutive league games – something no Barca player has done since Ronaldo in the 1996/97 season. Enjoy the video after the jump!

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Barcelona planning a huge bid for Gareth Bale

Barcelona planning a huge bid for Gareth Bale

English tabloid paper The Mirror claims that Barcelona would be ready to make a bid for Tottenham winger and Welsh international Gareth Bale (21).

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‘Sport': Anecdotes from Hercules-Barça

‘Sport': Anecdotes from Hercules-Barça

After each match, Catalan sports daily Sport presents the anecdotes from in and around the game. Here is what they reported from the Hercules-Barça match. The original can be found here.

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Player reactions: Hercules CF 0-3 FC Barcelona

Player reactions: Hercules CF 0-3 FC Barcelona

Having won one of the toughest away games against the only side to have beaten the leaders in la Liga, FC Barcelona’s players were glad to have collected the maximum three points and maintain their lead over Real Madrid. Dani Alves was more than happy to finally be playing again after his brief injury spell. After the jump, find what some of the players had to say about the game.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Hercules 0-3 Those that ‘sleep’ at +7 points

Song: “Sleep, Mourinho… Sleep!  That at seven points you are again!”

Guardiola: “It’s an honour and we’re proud of it”

Guardiola: “It’s an honour and we’re proud of it”

“It’s a great honour to have 15 consecutive wins, equalling that of Di Stefano’s Real Madrid. I’m sure some team will match or exceed it but for 50 years no one got to achieve it. That just shows how difficult it is to realise, and we are proud of this,” acknowledged Pep Guardiola after beating Hercules last night.

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Andres Iniesta Sport.es interview

Andres Iniesta Sport.es interview

Andres Iniesta is better than ever. The Barcelona player played more minutes in official competitions this season, scored seven goals in the League and is a foundation of Pep Guardiola’s ensemble of devastating midfield setup. His mental strength enabled him to overcome the injuries he suffered last season, and 2011 started off with the same finesse with which he ended the 2010.

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The Front: Sport (30.01.2011)

A WINNING MACHINE

Hercules 0-3 Barça

Guardiola’s team continues to score goals and break records

Pedro and Messi, the goal scorers.  The one from the Canary Islands opened the scoring and Leo scored a double in the last three minutes

The best Barça in the history of the league

With 15 consecutive victories, they surpass Rijkaard’s team (2005-06) and equal the Madrid of Di Stefano (1960-61)

[Non Barça Related]

Osasuna – Madrid:  Mourinho plays it under pressure

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (30.01.2011)

INSATIABLE

Hercules 0-3 Barça

Barça devoured records and black legends with a spectacular 15 straight

Pedro opened the scoring,  Messi scored a pair, and Madrid once again spends the night seven points out

The Goals: Hercules CF 0-3 FC Barcelona

The Goals: Hercules CF 0-3 FC Barcelona

In a tough game that saw FC Barcelona given a good fight by Hercules CF, three goals were scored. Pedro got the all-important opener in the 1st half and Messi went on to get a brace closer to the end of the 2nd.

Watch them after the jump!

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Man of the Match: Hercules CF 0-3 FC Barcelona

The Result: Hercules CF 0-3 FC Barcelona

The Result: Hercules CF 0-3 FC Barcelona

RESULT:

Hercules CF: 0

FC Barcelona: 3

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Live Match Chat & Links: Hercules CF vs FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat & Links: Hercules CF vs FC Barcelona

Hercules CF vs FC Barcelona, La Liga

(Saturday, January 29, 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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Live: FC Barcelona B vs Celta Vigo

Live: FC Barcelona B vs Celta Vigo

FC Barcelona B vs Celta Vigo, Matchday 22, Segunda A
Saturday, January 29 2011 @ 18:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time
Venue: Mini Estadi, Barcelona (Capacity: 15,276)

After a tough loss last week to Rayo Vallecano (1-2), Barça B will be looking to bounce back in what will be another hard fought match, this time against Celta Vigo. Currently in 2nd place in the table, Celta are strong on the road (6 wins, 4 draws, 1 loss). However, the B team were able to win against them in their last encounter back in August (1-2), Celta’s only defeat at home so far this season. Can the reserve squad repeat the feat? Latest news and links are after the jump.

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Match Preview: Hercules CF vs FC Barcelona

Match Preview: Hercules CF vs FC Barcelona

Are Hercules CF a real contender to give Barcelona their third defeat of the season, or will Barcelona finally manage to crack them down and defeat them in their home? Find out what we think after the jump.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

“Finally the brat has stopped crying…and if he throws another fit, I’ll have to call the Super Nanny.”

(Pacifier – Adebayor)

Video of the Day: Soufian meets Messi

Leo Messi has met Soufian, a child with Laurin-Sandrow syndrome that has meant the loss of both legs. But thanks to prosthetics with a Barça flavour, Soufian was able to play ball with the Argentinian.

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The Front: Sport (29.01.2011)

TODAY TIME FOR A REMATCH

Hercules – Barça 20.00 (Gol T / C+ Liga)

Barça wants to get revenge on Hercules, the only team that has beat them in the league

Messi hopes to continue his goal scoring streak against those of Alicante

(Exclusive interview) Iniesta: “I don’t want to be a martyr, but it was a really bad time.”


January 29, 2011

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (29.01.2011)

The Two Ronnies


January 28, 2011

Video of the Day: Come to Miniestadi!

Guardiola: “This won’t be a grudge match”

Masch: “Foolish to think I’d be a full first eleven”

Friday training, Alves cleared to play

Caption this: Mickey Mouse

The Front: Sport (02.01.2011)

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (28.01.2011)

Quote of the Day: Gerard Pique

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