“As you have not touched the ball all night, you can have it for a while.”
Xavi was quoted to have said to Real Madrid’s Lass Diarra in the aftermath of the 5-0 drubbing that Barca gave.
According to Spanish journalist Xavier Bosch, in a piece he wrote for ‘EMD’, the incident was supposed to have happened in the tunnel:
Gabi Milito during his Independiente days
Argentina Primera Division club CA Independiente, who recently lifted this year’s Copa Sudamericana that sees them automatically qualified for next year’s Copa Libertadores, has an eye on bringing their former idol, FC Barcelona’s defender Gabriel Milito, back to Avellaneda.
MESSI IS WORTH 11 PLAYERS
He has scored the same goals in La Liga than the whole Espanyol squad.
The Argentinean wants to score for the first time in Cornellà after the last season’s 0 – 0 score.
Goals scored: Messi: 17; Espanyol: 17.
A cantera derby.
Gathered in Cornellà.
Pochettino: “We’ll speak on the field“.
Cruyff praises Barça…and attacks Rosell: “We used to be “més que un club” [more than a club] and now we are just another club.“
[Non Barça Related]
Casillas and Ronaldo don’t speak to each other because of Sara Carbonero’s opinion.
Casillas and Cristiano don’t speak to each other since Sara Carbonero criticized the Portuguese.
They are two important players and they have divided the squad.
Florentino puts pressure on Mou: “He’s facing the biggest challenge of his whole career.“
Cruyff criticized Messi because he doesn’t speak English: “He’s the best player of the world but he can’t speak with half of it.”
The first team of FC Barcelona has trained this Wednesday afternoon with their first session dedicated exclusively to the Catalan Derby. The training began at 17:30 at the Ciutat Esportiva and involved 20 players, including all of the first team and Barça B’s Thiago.
Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s training session, FC Barcelona’s midfielder Seydou Keita discussed the upcoming derby with Espanyol, which will take place on Saturday. The player has assured that the team will go to the Cornellà-El Prat in search of three points with the usual mentality. The midfielder has also recognized the potential of Espanyol, warning that “they have almost everything” it would take to win.
A few days ago when Johan Cruyff declared his objection to the current board’s decision to sell the rights to advertise on the club’s jerseys, he was caught contradicting his own stance when he proposed the former board under Laporta make the same move five years ago.
Below is the translated version of the original la Contra article he wrote for ‘la Vanguardia’ published on 9 May 2005.
Shirts needed to pay off debt
Catalan based newspaper Sport reported that, according to Vanitatis.com, the Barcelona central defender Carles Puyol might be close to marrying his current girlfriend, model Malena Costa.
Andres Iniesta shares a story about his furry friend in a new commercial for Gol Television. He says: “We met a year ago, by chance, and since then, we are inseparable. We share a house, friends and hobbies. We share joy, accept each other with our good things and with the ones that are not that good. But is there another way to love your best friend? This is our first Xmas together and I’ll surprise him. If you have someone very very special this Xmas the best present is Gol Television.”
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The following is a translation of Johan Cruyff’s weekly article in El Periodico. The original can be found here.
Is it worth losing your individuality in exchange for gaining an amount of money that is worth less than 10% of the budget? I think not, because this uniqueness, together with all that it represents to this club, is priceless.
I am totally against putting advertisement on the shirt in exchange for money. And I would say exactly the same thing had it been another president or another board that had given the nod to this operation. Where some see incredible figures (30 million per year for the next five years), I see that this equates to no more than 6 or 7% of the budget. (Depending how you value the contract)
Carles Rexach and Leo Messi met to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the arrival of the Argentinian star to Barcelona. Rexach was the sporting director of FC Barcelona in 2000 and signed the first contract with Lionel Messi.
Catalan based newspaper Sport reported an interview of Barcelona right-back Daniel Alves with the daily sport newspaper ‘A Bola.’
Dani Alves, whose contract ends with Barcelona in June 2012 and is nowadays being connected with the English club Manchester City, said that “My priority is to stay with Barcelona, but I can’t close the door of negotiations. I’m really happy with the club, but the two parties have to agree.”
December 14, 2010