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The former head coach of Barcelona Josep Guardiola admitted that without the Argentine striker Lionel Messi, the Spanish team would have been different in full football projection.
“Of course. All great players have a huge impact in the case of Messi” in Barcelona, said the strategist, in the talk with the director of the newspaper El Tiempo, Roberto Pombo, which was published Wednesday. Pep, who came to Colombia to give a lecture on leadership and teamwork, spread praise for the Argentine player, who he said “has been a fundamental part” in his training as a coach.
“You have to do things to make you want the whole world, but the immediate environment. With Messi is the same: all you can say I fall short of praise”, said helmsman successful Spanish during the interview. …continue reading
In its farewell from San Mames, the Barça returned to see how colon escaped them in the last minute of the match thanks to a goal embedded in the final moments. It is a classic in this season that Barcelona team has received more goals in the last 20 years.
The failures of attention of the Barcelona team in the final stretches of the parties brought a good number of dislikes the doorman on duty. Many of these goals, besides costing valuable points, we have greatly complicated things Vilanova team in the Champions League tie.
The latest example was in San Mames, when the stroke of 90 minutes, Ander Herrera got the goal that prevented a possible Barca victory chant. …continue reading
The party is assumed by both sides as an inconvenience to not be waived. Real Madrid comes to knock in a week to Barca and Manchester United, which is equivalent to seven days to conquer America and Oceania.
Surely the Madridistas prefer stand today in the nearby resort of La Toja: seaweed wrap and Niagara bath. The Celta also not a bad excuse: next Friday they will play in Riazor a derby to life or death, and in that duel will be crucial inspiration of Iago Blades, a card suspension.
The picture, as noted is peculiar. The Madrid (without Varane, Coentrao and Ramos) defends prestige, sniffs to the Athletic one and harbors the remote hope that the Barça fall against the Milan and be undone in the championship. The Celta is torn between the need to score points today and the requirement to do so on Friday. …continue reading
Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet next Wednesday 30th at the Bernabeu in the first ame of the semi-final of the Copa del Rey. With the Barcelona to 15 points of difference in the League and the numerous drops of the team of the Madrid for the match, the bets have overrated by the victory of the assembly of Tito Vilanova.
By the victory of the Real Madrid is paid slightly more than 2.60 per euro bet. ‘Bet365′ offers 2.62 euro by the 2.50 per euro bet that pays by the victory of the Barcelona, being the house of bets that offers the most similar quantities.
Other houses of bets, as ‘Ladbrokes’ or ‘bwin’, they opt the scale of the side of the Catalonian team, whose victory is paid to 2.40 set against the 2.65, even 2.70 that offer for the triumph of the Real Madrid. …continue reading
Barca must win at Malaga on Thursday if they want to stay alive in the Copa del Rey. A Malaga very seriously, even when he played in numerical inferiority, ripped a valuable draw to two at the Camp Nou before a boat dimwit, clueless, who was from most to least and ended galling and disoriented by the failures of Alexis. The Chilean, in another performance of comic cinema himself, took the judgment of the tie in the first part, in his boots but failed what isn’t in the writings and eventually inoculate his peers an anxiety that led them to skate at home with his mistakes.
It was the day for both teams throws of wardrobe. Both coaches took the cup game to rest a number of players who played on Sunday and give the opportunity to the less common. In theory, a simple matter of budget, Barcelona started to advantage. However, the relief of Vilanova eventually fired on one foot and some players made mistakes on a scale that seriously compromise the semi-finals of Barça.
Topping the list, of course, figure Alexis Sanchez, a player who desperately needs a vacation here because it is no longer a matter of quality football. His failures to goal mouth every day are due to a disturbing mental block. …continue reading
Tito Vilanova not only traveled to Malaga, but that appeared before the press, which ensured that lap record for Barça “has been a pass”. It was emphasized that the League is not yet won and that Villa will not be run: “last year miss him much in the second round”.
Best first round of the story: “We are very pleased to have made 55 points of 57. It’s a winning last ten games away from home. And players who are not habitual showed against Cordoba that have a high level and that gives me peace of mind for the future. The key is that the players are very good. With some, like Busquets or Pedro, have been working six years and with others, four have already acquired concepts. They want to win. Otherwise, there would be nothing to do”.
Ceiling: “probably we won’t repeat a round like this. It would not be normal. There are Champions and Cup… Atletico is eleven points; go to his field, to the Madrid… This advantage in the early season was unthinkable”. …continue reading
Puyol, Pique, Montoya, Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Tello, Bartra and Sergi Roberto- this group of nine players was the first to greet yesterday Tito Vilanova in the Ciutat Esportiva in the back of the coach in what purports to be commonplace as the technician can combine their treatment with their daily work.
As rumored in recent days, the coach did not want to waste time and as is well sustained intervention on the 20th (re-growth of a tumor in the parotid gland), yesterday in the double session was organized by crew. Valdes also saw, though he stayed in the gym due to plantar fasciitis that kept him out of the group.
While the morning was not changed and worked in the office in the afternoon if they left the street clothes in the locker and put on sportswear. Tito could send back to the field, as will in the day today, also with a double. …continue reading
The Football Club Barcelona has trained this morning in the Ciutat Esportiva with the novelty of the Argentine Lionel Messi, who has returned to train with the group.
The striker suffered a bone bruise in his left knee during the match of Champions League against Benfica, which had to leave the pitch on a stretcher. The Argentine has been working alone in the gym in recent days, but this morning has already joined the rest of the team and enter the call will offer his coach for the game against Betis, at the stadium Benito Villamarin.
After the training, the medical services of the club, Tito Vilanova and Messi himself have assessed the State of the footballer. Although the decision is to travel with the rest of the squad, there is sure to dispute minutes, or at least to do so in head. The coach may decide to book the views Argentine leg of the first knockout round of Copa del Rey next Wednesday against Cordoba. …continue reading
Neither is any party nor a derby as others. For Real Madrid win no means the beginning of a painful journey that will lead up to February, when it will resume in the second round Champions. For Atletico, triumph, to a lesser extent the tie, has a value of an exorcism. It will be difficult for them to fight for the championship with this outstanding resort.
Obviously, from the most basic exposure, that Madrid is played much more than their rival. Move away from Barcelona beyond the current eleven points into the distance is the embarrassment. And worse than that: the shock of a bad result will be greater still when Real Madrid understood that Atletico also escapes, and not so accidental and transitory, but in a thorough and dominating.
We do not know if Mourinho, so obsessed with records that distinguish, warns the threat of a historic contra record in the contemporary sense of the term, it remains true that their predecessors did not add as many points in the league and showed a brilliant record, none of them, in a section that stretches thirteen seasons, lost to Atletico Madrid. …continue reading
Michael Arroyo revealed that his recovery has been quick and hopes to return to the last games that Barcelona dispute in the national tournament, it ends on December 2. Arroyo received a kick from the Argentine defender Cristian Nasuti, of Emelec, during the shipyard classic yellows won 5-0, on November 4.
In the first instance, the club announced that steering wheel suffered a “vast inner left thigh muscle rupture. He will need at least six weeks of recovery”.
“I think I recovered quickly, so you want to cast the recovery and go on to play again, “said Arroyo, who jogs during training conducted today met the yellow pre-match Wednesday at The National. …continue reading