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.
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…
The goals from yesterday night’s match against Mallorca where our MVP – Messi, Villa & Pedro scored in succession!
Watch them after the jump.
Enjoy more pictures of a great win at the Iberstar Stadium after the jump.
RCD Mallorca: 0
FC Barcelona: 3
FC Barcelona: Messi (38′), Villa (57′), Pedro (66′)
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.
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?
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.
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.
“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.
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!
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.
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.
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