Barça B: FC Barcelona B 4-2 SD Huesca

Barça B: FC Barcelona B 4-2 SD Huesca

FC Barcelona B move up to 10th place in the standings with their second consecutive win at home. After last weekend’s 2-0 win over Xerez, the blaugrana finished with a two goal lead again, this time 4-2 over SD Huesca, with goals from Riverola, Rodri (2), and Kiko. More match details and a video of the goals can be found after the jump.

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Quote of the Day: Martí Riverola to Pep Guardiola

Quote of the Day: Martí Riverola to Pep Guardiola

“I’ve spent my whole life preparing for this moment.”

Riverola is the 22nd youth player to debut with the first team under Pep Guardiola. Just before he was introduced in the game against Bate on Tuesday, Pep asked him if he was ready for this opportunity. His reply was classic. Riverola began training with Barcelona youth teams at age six; he is now 20.

Generation of ’91

Generation of ’91

Back: Oriol Torres, Marc Bartra, Carles Planas, Marc Hernández, Gai Assulin, Álex Sánchez, Fran Sánchez. Front: Antonio Vela, Isaac Cuenca, Martin Montoya, Cristian Tello, Marti Riverola, Carlos Martínez.

La Masia, FC Barcelona’s own football academy, has become famous worldwide for its gift of producing football stars. In today’s first team 11 players have gotten their football education at Barça’s La Masia. One of them is the best in the world, Lionel Messi. His generation, the one of boys born in 1987, will forever be remembered as La Masia’s golden generation. We have all heard of this magic ’87 group in which Lionel Messi played together with his current fellow first team members Cesc Fàbregas and Gerard Piqué. A team that won everything. And was coached by Guardiola’s assistant coach Tito Vilanova among others. It was a special generation at Barça in which many of the team’s players went on to play elite football. But is it possible for us to see something like this happen again, a group coming up in the youth system of La Masia in which more than one player might succeed and become one of the best in the world?

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Barça B: SD Huesca 0-1 FC Barcelona B

Barça B: SD Huesca 0-1 FC Barcelona B

On Wednesday evening, Barça B was able to gain another away win, three more points, and the reserves have now moved further from the relegation zone, safely sitting in 15th place in the table. The lone goal on Wednesday evening was scored by Martí Riverola, despite both sides having a number of chances. More details of the match can be found after the jump.

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Riverola and Cuenca return to Barça B

Riverola and Cuenca return to Barça B

Riverola and Cuenca, two players on loan last season at Vitesse in Holland and Sabadell, respectively, will return to the discipline of the club for the coming season, rejoining Barcelona B. Both have had a good role in the teams where they have played this past year.

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Official: Riverola going on loan to Vitesse

Official: Riverola going on loan to Vitesse

According to the office FC Barcelona website, Barça B player Martí Riverola will be spending the rest of the season on loan with Dutch first division team Vitesse.

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28 players travel to Seoul for Asia tour

28 players travel to Seoul for Asia tour

FC Barcelona’s official website confirmed that a squad of 28 players flew out to South Korean capital Seoul at 6 p.m CET this evening, where they will continue with Barca’s pre-season tour.

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17 Barca B players to take part in first team pre-season

17 Barca B players to take part in first team pre-season

FC Barcelona official website reports that 17 players from the Barca B squad, with the exception of the ones called up for the European Under-19 Championships with Spain, will begin the preseason with the first team under the orders of Josep Guardiola on Monday.

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Youth Leagues: Weekly Results; Man of the Match

Youth Leagues: Weekly Results; Man of the Match

Every week at totalBarca, we bring you the results of the top four youth sides of La Masia: the Juvenil A, Juvenil B, Cadet A, Cadet B sides respectively. We also name the Man of the Match (MOM) performer for each category.

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Youth Leagues: Weekly Results; Man of the Match

Youth Leagues: Weekly Results; Man of the Match

Every week at totalBarca, we bring you the results of the top four youth sides of La Masia: the Juvenil A, Juvenil B, Cadet A, Cadet B sides respectively. We also name the Man of the Match (MOM) performer for each category.

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Alves on track, Riverola called up

Alves on track, Riverola called up

After the game in Stuttgart, Barça resumed training with 19 members of the first team and Marti Riverola of the youth team. Alves trained with the others, but Abidal and Keita worked out in isolation.

Because of the long journey back from Stuttgart, Barça could not train as programmed on Wednesday, but there was a session as usual on Thursday at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

Alves on road to recovery

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Youth Leagues: Weekly Results; Man of the Match

Youth Leagues: Weekly Results; Man of the Match

Every weekend at totalBarca, we bring you the results of the top four youth sides of La Masia: the Juvenil A, Juvenil B, Cadet A, Cadet B sides respectively. We also name the Man of the Match (MOM) performer for each category.

Juvenile Division Of Honor (Juvenil A):
Penya Ciutadella Esportiva 1-4 FC Barcelona A
Goals: Isaac Cuenca (18) 1, Marti Riverola (18) 1, Sergi Gomez (17) 1, Macia David 1 (o.g)
MOM: Sergi Gomez, the Spain U-18 international was solid as a rock as he made some crucial tackles in the opening minutes combined with some neat passing. Capped his day with a towering header to seal the victory for his team. Other honourable mentions for the MOM are Albert Dalmau, Isaac Cuenca, Ruben Rochina.

National Youth League (Juvenil B):
FC Barcelona B 3-0 Badalona CF
Goals: Gael Etock (16) 3
MOM: Gael Etock, was sent back to Juvenil B, so he could gain some experience rather than being a supersub with the Juvenil A’s and he produced arguably the performance of the week for La Masia (with permission from Fran Alvarez of the Infantil A). Scored an exquisite hattrick and formed a great forward line with Gerard Deulofeu and Gio Chanturia.

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Youth players take part in wednesday training

Youth players take part in wednesday training

Only seven players from the senior squad took part in a training game on Wednesday along with players from the reserves and the youth team.

Although Wednesday was a day off for the first team, seven players who feature rather less frequently in the starting line-ups took the chance to get in some extra practice together with youngsters from the reserves and the youth team.

First team players

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Youth Leagues: Weekly Results; Man of the Match

Youth Leagues: Weekly Results; Man of the Match

Every weekend at totalBarca, we bring you the results of the top four youth sides of La Masia: the Juvenil A, Juvenil B, Cadet A, Cadet B sides respectively. We also name the Man of the Match (MOM) performer for each category.

Juvenile Division Of Honor (Juvenil A):
UD Poblence 0-3 FC Barcelona A
Goals: Ruben Rochina (18) 2, Marti Riverola (18) 1
MOM: Ruben Rochina, showed immense technical ability throughout the game and notched up two crucial goals, looked like he was never injured!

National Youth League (Juvenil B):
FC Barcelona B, 4-1 UE Sant Andreu A
Goals: Bacary Mendes (16) 1, Edu Campabadal (16) 1, Armand Ella (16) 1, Adrià Escribano (16) 1
MOM: Gerard Deulofeu, broke the deadlock against a highly defensive Sant Andreu side following a brilliant move to setup Mendes and looked extremely dangerous whenever he had the ball.

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Liga 1, Week 13: FC Barcelona Atlètic 2-1 Alicante

Liga 1, Week 13: FC Barcelona Atlètic 2-1 Alicante

Note: This game was originally to be played on 15th November 2009 but was later postponed to 2nd December 2009, due to a chronic shortage of players due to injuries and international commitments.

Barca Atlètic chalked up their sixth consecutive win with 2-1 victory over Alicante at the Mini Estadi on Wednesday night, which takes them up into the play-off spots and just 2 points behind first-placed Mallorca B.

Luis Enrique and Joan Barberá’s young team are in top form right now, not having lost since the 7th round of games, when they lost to Sant Andreu, and having won their last six games on the trot.

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Liga 1, Week 12: Espanyol B 0-2 FC Barcelona Atletic

Liga 1, Week 12: Espanyol B 0-2 FC Barcelona Atletic

Barça Atlètic, managed by Luis Enrique, have scored a well-deserved 0-2 win over cross-city rivals Espanyol B.

The first half hour belonged pretty much to the home side and Espanyol B had as many as four clear chances to take the lead. And with the Barça players forced back into their own half a well-organised Espanyol defence had little work to do.

First chance, first goal

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