Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The new Barça crack played 12 minutes in Poland
Lechia 2 – 2 Barça
He was kicked all the time by the rival players and had not enough time to show his quality
And goal by Messi. The Argentinian, who was the captain, scored the drawing goal
The myth goalkeeper Ramallets passes away. “El Gato de Maracaná” was part of the legendary “Barça de les 5 Copes” alongside Kubala
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Neymar said that he has fulfilled a dream after training with Barça
He trained with Messi and they could play together today in Poland
Lechia — Barça (20.45h)
Tata: “Don’t get tired of winning” He cheered the team before making them go through a tough training
Florentino offers 98 million euros for Bale
Guardiola looks for solutions after the defeat. Javi Martínez, defender
Monday, July 29, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Messi grabs the rifle and opens the first goal fest
Valerenga 0-7 Barça
Leo demonstrated to Tata Martino that he is very excited to start the season
He scored a goal and gave two assists before the youth players completed a great game
German Super Cup – Pep loses the first title
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
“NOT WINNING ANY TITLES WOULD BE A FAIL”
Martino, a honest and sincere coach
“It’s a master being here, I will put my ideas in to make the team better”
“If Messi and Neymar do not work together it will be because the coach is not good enough”
“We must keep their hunger to win and get the pressure on the other goal back to improve defence”
Thursday, July 25, 2013
The plane taking the team from Munich to the Norwegian capital landed at Oslo-Gardermoen Airport at 13.20
Gerardo Martino, the new manager of Barça, will be travelling to join them in Oslo as soon as he has been officially presented in Barcelona
The team’s training routine is not being interrupted, and they have one session on Thursday evening and two on Friday in preparation for Saturday’s friendly (19.00) with Valerenga
Minut de silenci i braçalet negre
Before Saturday’s game in Valerenga a minute’s silence will be respected in memory of the victims of Thursday’s train accident in Santiago de Compostela. The Barça players will also be wearing black armbands.
Barça have arrived in the second city on their preseason schedule. They left Munich early this morning, following Wednesday night’s 2-0 defeat to Bayern, and were welcomed in Oslo at 13.20 by a temperature of 20ºC. On arrival, the players and staff were taken directly to Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza, where they will staying throughout their time in Norway. The second game of their preseason kicks off on Saturday at 19.00 in the Ullevaal Stadion, against Valerenga.
A number of FC Barcelona board members are travelling with the squad, including directors Jordi Moix, Joan Bladé and Josep Ramon Vidal-Abarca, plus director of football Andoni Zubizarreta.
Gerardo Martino to join them in Oslo
The new Barça manager will also be heading for the Norwegian capital. He’ll be travelling after being officially presented in Barcelona on Friday. The Argentinian’s trip to Oslo will be his first contact with his new charges, who he is due to coach for the next two seasons.
In the meantime, the team will be continuing with its training schedule in Norway. After arriving in Oslo, they have a training session this evening in the Bislett Stadion, a ground built in 1922 and reconstructed in 2005. That’s behind closed doors and starts at 19.00. The players that featured for Spain and Brazil at the Confederations Cup have yet to return to duty, but the 12 available members of the first team and the 11 from Barça B are working on preparations for Saturday’s friendly with Valerenga at 19.00.
The team will be maintaining the same rhythm of training in Oslo as they have done in Barcelona. That means two sessions on Friday, one at the venue of the match, the Ullevaal Stadion, which will be open to the public, and the other behind closed doors in the evening, back at the Bislett Stadion.
WAITING FOR EL TATA
Martino arrives today. The new coach will land in El Prat at 5 in the afternoon and will have dinner with Rosell
Barça’s coach was taken pictures with Barça’s jersey at the door of his home
BARÇA FELL WITH DIGNITY AGAINST A MORE PREPARED BAYERN (2 – 0)
Messi, wearing the jersey with the four bars which Barça wore in a match for a first time yesterday, fights against his former team mate Thiago
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Barça will make its 2013-14 debut in Germany with a friendly against Bayern Munich this Wednesday at 18:30. After Tuesday afternoon’s training session, the squad list for the trip was announced. All 23 players involved in training the last few days will make the trip, including the 12 available members of the first team and 11 from the B team.
The squad list is as follows: Pinto, Oier, Montoya, Bartra, Mascherano, Adriano, Song, Sergi Roberto, Dos Santos, Messi, Tello, Alexis, Sergi Gómez, Planas, Joan Román, Dani Nieto, Quintillà, Samper, Ilie, Patric, Dongou, Espinosa, and Kiko Femenía.
The team will leave Barcelona on Wednesday morning for Germany, and after Wednesday’s match will head directly to Oslo (Norway), where the second preseason friendly will take place on Saturday against Valerenga.
Before the squad list was announced, Barça held its second training session of the day at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The same 23 players who will travel were present at the Tuesday afternoon session.
Bayern Munich Starting XI: Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Daniel van Buyten, Jerome Boateng, Diego Contento, Toni Kroos, Martinez, Thiago, Arjen Robben, Franck Ribéry, Thomas Müller
FC Barcelona Starting XI: Pinto, Montoya, Bartra, Mascherano, Adriano, Song, Dos Santos, Sergi Roberto, Tello, Messi, Alexis
With only one more day to go before the first friendly of the 2013-14 preseason at the Allianz Arena in Munich against Bayern, Barça trained on pitch no. 1 of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper with 23 players working on the pitch. The players, comprised of 12 members of the first team and 11 players from Barça B, trained under the direction of the coaching staff led by Jordi Roura and Rubi. This morning’s session continued the trend of recent days, with physical work and the ball the main focus in training.
Besides the players training at the normal pace, three first team members -Carles Puyol, Ibrahim Afellay, and Isaac Cuenca- continued with their respective recovery routines away from the main group.
The team has been using the last few days of training to prepare for its 2013-14 preseason debut, which will take place on Wednesday. Originally the squad’s debut was set for this past Saturday in Poland against Lechia Gdansk, but the match was postponed due to the announcement of Tito Vilanova’s resignation on Friday, making this Wednesday the team’s first match this preseason. The squad will travel to Munich, where it will play against Bayern and ex-Barça coach Pep Guardiola and player Thiago Alcántara at 18:30. After the match, Barça will travel to Norway to play against Valerenga on Saturday at 19:00 at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo.
Barça will return this afternoon for another training session at seven this evening. After the training session, the list of players who will travel to Munich and Oslo will be announced.