On Tuesday morning, the first team continued their prepartions for Wednesday’s meeting with AC Milan and the first league encounter with Racing Santander on Sunday with a training session at the Ciutat Esportiva. Five B team players joined the 22 members of the first team, according to Barcelona’s official site.
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has acknowledged that Barcelona have made an offer for Argentinean captain and midfielder Javier Mascherano (26). Hodgson, however, also made it clear that the money offered by the Catalan side for his prized player is below the English club’s expectations. “The fee that the club thinks is the correct fee and one that has been offered are very far apart and unless that can be resolved he [Mascherano] might be unhappy for a long time,” he said.
THIS IS HOW MASCHERANO’S CONTRACT WILL BE
4+1 seasons, he will have a conract until 2014
5.5 million euros for salary
The agreement with Barça is total. Yesterday the Argentinean didn’t play with Liverpool
Milan ‘dreams’ about Ibra
Their own Galliani says there only exists a .01% chance
Mourinho praises Barça’s play
On Saturday, August 21st, Mexican international and former FC Barcelona player Rafa Marquez scored his first goal in the MLS for the New York Red Bulls in a 4-1 victory over Toronto FC. Thanks to Harshawardhan for suggesting this video.
MASCHERANO ABOUT TO FALL
Barça’s offer – 15 million + Hleb
The differences are minimal and the signing will happen this week
The player will sign for the next four seasons
Messi, like Eto’o and Rivaldo – he has already scored as many goals as the Brazilian and the Cameroonian
Villa: “I’m enjoying what I suffered before.”
The player points out that his new teammates play by memory
Mourinho: “I would have offered Pep 10 years.”
Liverpool and Barça are already negotiating
The first blaugrana offer was for 15 million, insufficient for the English club
The future of Ibra – Milan sees it as difficult, but is going to ask for Zlatan to be given up
The best XI in the world – Pep already has his starting team defined
In their last friendly match before they embark on their opening league game next weekend, Barça B ensured that they ended the pre-season unbeaten with a 2-1 victory over Second Division A rivals Girona, thanks to goals by Benja and Jonathan Soriano. Details of the match, courtesy of Barcelona’s official website, can be found after the jump.
Paulo Martin, Esto es Para Ti
This is a special story about love, compassion and respect. Written by a Madridista for a Madridista, it demonstrates how boundaries collapse when you stand up for a cause. A totalBarca tribute to humanity affirming our ever lasting support towards the noble goals that made FC Barcelona Més que un club.
When Andres Iniesta got the ball in the six yard box and fired it home with unerring ability for an extra time winner, it was difficult to judge exactly how I felt then. Fuzzed as I was with all those spirits coursing thruugh my veins, nothing had prepared me for Iniesta’s celebration following the goal. While a Higuain may have punched the air or an Ibrahimovich may have shown off supreme attitude, Iniesta removed his jersey and it wasn’t to display his six packs. On a white sleeveless muscle tee were sketched these words: “Dani Jarque, Siempre Con Nosotros”, in memory of fellow friend and embittered rival club Espanyol’s player, Dani Jarque who had died in tragic circumstances the previous year leaving behind a girlfriend with a kid on the way.
FC Barcelona’s players were as jubilant as the Cules and can’t wait for the new season to get started, after they triumphed over Sevilla on Saturday 4-0 to lift the Spanish Super Cup. These responses were made to the official site.
“This trophy goes especially to those that did not play today. There are always players left out that deserve to play.”
“We want to have few players and try to give them all games. With the ones we have, more than a hypothetical new signing, we have players from the youth ranks who we can step up.”
FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola at the post-match press conference after the winning Super Cup against Sevilla.
This week we bring you again a very popular chant both in Camp Nou and in celebrations. Even Piqué livened up the treble celebration in Camp Nou telling the crowd to chant it. The best known part is the ending, so many people only know how to chant this part (the easiest part). Do you know when our club was born? If you didn’t, you’ll know it by heart from now on.
August 22, 2010
August 21, 2010