Picture of the Day: A Culé is World Champion

Jorge Lorenzo admitted that his “dream has come true” as he claimed that MotoGP World Championship at Sepang yesterday, taking the time to thank his team and his supporters in what has been an emotional year.

Jorge is proud to be life-long Culé and last year during the Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya he said, “I’m very proud to be here in the colours of my team. I was there in Rome for the final and watching Barca win was like a dream! I’m so happy to be able to show my support for them in this way at our home track, and I hope the fans will like it because I know many of them are also big Barcelona fans!

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UPDATED: Argentine internationals back for Monday training

UPDATED: Argentine internationals back for Monday training

After an atypical week with only three training sessions and no official competition, Josep Guardiola’s group returned to training on Monday afternoon at 19:00 at the Ciutat Esportiva. As Barça’s official website reports, the three Argentine internationals were all back in training after their trip to Japan with their national team, ready to prepare for Barcelona’s busy few weeks ahead beginning with the match against league leaders Valencia on Saturday.

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Offside: Pep in Madrid

Pep Guardiola is the face of the new advertising campaign for one of the banks in Spain (Banco Sabadell). Posters and billboards with Pep are all over the country, even around the Santiago Bernabeu. All the money that Pep earned participating in the campaign was donated to charity.

Barça B: FC Barcelona 3-1 CD Tenerife

Barça B: FC Barcelona 3-1 CD Tenerife

 On Sunday, Barcelona B continued their winning streak at home at the Mini Estadi, beating CD Tenerife 3-1 courtesy of goals by Jonathan Soriano, Nolito and Carmona. The team, with five wins and two losses so far this season, are currently in fourth place in the standings with 15 points (and only 3 points behind league leaders Celta and Rayo Vallecano). Details of the match are below, along with an update on Abraham’s injury and highlights of the game.

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Barcelona tracking Dortmund starlet Shinji Kagawa

Barcelona tracking Dortmund starlet Shinji Kagawa

Catalan newspaper El Mundo Deportivo reports that Barcelona would be interested in Borussia Dortmund midfielder and Japanese international Shinji Kagawa (21). Kagawa, who has made an impressive start in the German Bundesliga, has reportedly attracted the interest of Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola, who sees Kagawa’s playing style fitting into Barcelona’s system.

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

Evo Morales playing football tackles a lot,  is violent and bad-mannered.

Morales: So, that means that I have the perfect profile to play in Real Madrid!

Video of the Day: Villa’s Top 10 goals of the decade

Asked to share his top ten goals from the last decade, David Villa’s list includes some truly spectacular goals. While some of top ten include those scored by our arch rivals Real Madrid or by other teams against Barcelona, Barça is well represented on Villa’s list thanks to Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Messi.

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (11.10.2010)


Cesc prepares his return. He is finishing off the purchase of a house in Barcelona because he is quite sure that he will be here next summer.

Mata: “Villa will be the pichichi, I’m sure

[Non Barça Related]

Mou: “Messi is not the number one

The Front: Sport (11.10.2010)


Lorenzo won the MotoGP World Championship.

And Elías won the Moto2 World Championship.

Bojan: “I don’t feel comfortable while playing” The striker is worried. He can’t score for some reason and it affects his confidence.

Mourinho keeps provoking: “Cristiano is the number one and Messi the number two.”

Quote of the day: Xavi about Bojan

Quote of the day: Xavi about Bojan

“It seems like all the responsibility is on Bojan’s shoulders and we all have to help him. He’s scored goals all his life and I’m sure he’ll continue to do so.”

Xavi Hernandez, speaking in an interview for Barça TV.

Live: FC Barcelona B vs. CD Tenerife

Live: FC Barcelona B vs. CD Tenerife

Barcelona B vs Tenerife, Matchday 7, Segunda A
Sunday, October 10, 2010 @ 21:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time
Venue: Mini Estadi, Barcelona (Capacity: 15,276)

So far this season, FC Barcelona B has been solid at home, with three wins from three games at the Mini Estadi. Currently sitting in 7th place in the second division with 12 points, the reserves take on a team that has not transitioned well after their drop to the second division, with Tenerife finding themselves with 1 point and in last place in the table. Find links to the match and add your thoughts about the game as it happens in the comments section below.

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Spain U-21 narrowly edge Croatia in play-off first leg

Spain U-21 narrowly edge Croatia in play-off first leg

On Saturday evening, the Spanish Under-21 side narrowly beat Croatia 2-1 in the first leg of the play-offs for a spot in the U-21 European Championship (Denmark 2011). The game, played in Burgos, featured Blaugrana players Bojan, Jeffren and midfielder Thiago Alcantara, whose wonderful assist led to Spain’s first goal. Some details of the match are below. 

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Video of the Day: Pique interview with STV (in English)

Special thanks to Ari Russo for bringing this video to our attention!

Offside: Let’s hear it for the beards – or how I learned to stop worrying and love the ‘tasch.

Offside: Let’s hear it for the beards – or how I learned to stop worrying and love the ‘tasch.

So far this season Barca have been a pale imitation of their former selves with performances doing little to inspire much confidence. But there is one area that Barca really do seem to have improved this season and that is in the stylish facial hair department. Maybe the squad have been inspired by their manager’s designer stubble, but it seems many of the players have begun to sport their very own fashionable face fuzz this season.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Ramos: “I’m really afraid that this is a Piqué thing.”

The Front: Sport (10.10.2010)


Xavi confesses to ‘Sport’

Exclusive ‘Sport’ Interview

“I can endure a lot of pain, but this was something unsupportable; it was terrible.”

“I played the World Cup Final injured and Del Bosque knew it.”

“For the players, Laporta has been the best president in history.”

Busquets wants to earn more money

“Things have changed in two years and the contract should change, too.”

Rosell: “The supporter groups are the sentimental motor.”

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (10.10.2010)


MD Interview with Luis Suárez

“It’s the best club in the world and the one that plays the best football”

“I can play on the right, on the left, and as a ‘nine’”

Pato would only leave for Barcelona

Pato would only leave for Barcelona

Catalan sports daily El Mundo Deportivo presented a report concerning declarations made by AC Milan and Brazilian international forward Alexandre Pato (21). According to the article, Pato said that if he ever left AC Milan, his destination would be FC Barcelona, although he left it clear that he feels happy with the Rossoneri.  The forward made the declaration to the German website “4-4-2″ that “if I leave someday, I would like to wear the Barcelona jersey.”

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Exclusive: Victor Valdés (el numero uno)

Today we want to share with you a song about Victor Valdes performed by Joaquin. In addition to a great video, we have a little surprise for you, an exclusive interview with the artist. Joaquin agreed to share the ‘background’ story about this cool song and memories connected with our ‘Numero Uno’ goalkeeper.

Interview after the jump! Enjoy!

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Gasol: It was only a friendly, we are the “World Champions” still.

Navarro: Would you bet your ring if we replay the match?

October 9, 2010

Video of the Day: I love Barça!

The Front: Sport (09.10.2010)

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (09.10.2010)

Euro Cup Qualifiers ‘Blaugrana’ report: Spain vs. Lithuania

October 8, 2010

Video: New grass on Camp Nou in 24 hours

Picture of the Day: Rahman for All

Japan beat Argentina 1-0 in friendly earlier today

Barcelona planning a surprise swoop from Holland?

Video: Xavi honoured by Terrassa

Final training session of the week

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