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Dozens of fans of Real Madrid began arriving shortly after midnight at the iconic Cibeles fountain after the final whistle of the King’s Cup against FC Barcelona to celebrate the conquest of a title as the white team had 18 years without to win.
After the beep, which ended 120 minutes of stroke in Valencia’s Mestalla stadium, the fans ‘meringues’ started coming to the goddess Cybele, the symbol of Real Madrid to celebrate the King’s Cup against arch rival achieved.
The rain that from early in the night fell steadily in the capital did not prevent fans travel to the Cibeles fountain, well protected by fences and where the City deployed a special security device to potential crowds. Read the rest of this entry »
Barca visit Riazor looking to follow in the lead
Barcelona will be defending the lead Saturday in Riazor, at the beginning of the 18th matchday of the Spanish League First Division.
After the tough demands copera against Athletic Bilbao, Barca does not neglect the league and is presented against Deportivo in Riazor with all their best men.
Guardiola goes to the offensive duo Villa, Messi, two players who are “executioners” team “Basque”, Villa has scored no fewer than 10 goals in 13 games.
The Lotina arrive in high spirits after qualifying to the quarter finals of the “Copa del Rey”, but the coach knows that the priority is to keep adding points in the league to not have the drama of the decline in recent days.
The Galician total 21 points in the standings, standing at the twelfth position.
Another good game will star at Real Sociedad (22) to Sevilla (23) in Anoeta. Both teams in middle of the standings need to add 3 points to aspire to greater things.
Malaga (16) of Pellegrini for their part receive Athletic Bilbao (25) in the Rose Garden, the only slogan of victory for the locals, who are the better team has been strengthened in the winter market, trying to escape from the descent.
Caparros those coming to make a great cup-bearer at the Barcelona tie, where they were eliminated by the added value of away goals that turned the Catalan team.
Young striker Milan, Alexandre Pato, stating only wants to join Barcelona if he had to leave the Rossoneri. On the stock exchange last summer, Pato had preached to leave Milan. Based on the rumors in the Italian mass media, Manchester City has set up a fund of 75 million uero unutuk get Brazilian striker.
Responding to rumors of his move to City, Pato firmly denied this. According to him, he would rather move to Barcelona than in the City. However this time he did not want to move because he is happy at Milan. “If one day I leave Milan, then I prefer to play in Barcelona. I respect the bidding of the City, but now I am a Milan player and I am happy here,” Pato said, as quoted by Eurosport.
About one hundred people received with applause and shouts of support the last signing of Barcelona, David Villa, in his first official act as Barca player, appearance before the print media along the crest of the offices of Barça.
Asturian striker will be officially unveiled this Friday, from 13.30 hours in the Paris Chamber of Camp Nou, after undergoing medical examination before signing the contract. However, Villa posed for the photographers and cameras at the entrance to the offices of the club, a tradition established since several years ago with all the signings.
One hundred fans, mostly young, came to the facilities of Barcelona to applaud and encourage the new player in the Catalan side.
Andres Iniesta was critical Vitienes Teixeira’s performance in the match against Getafe and admits he was not expected to drive out Piqué after entry to Rafa.
Speaking to Barça TV Iniesta said he assumed that his partner would not see the red “because it is a typical balloon leaking a bit.” “Pique told me that he had been hit in the knee and are quick decisions. The referee hurt us dramatically, but in the end made up for it,” he acknowledged.
With regard to Saturday’s match against Getafe, Iniesta said the attitude of the team despite playing with one less for over an hour was “exceptional”. “She is playing with 10 because it is harder and more against Getafe, who likes to have the ball. The attrition was notable, but the team’s attitude was exceptional,” he said.
In a “grand moment”
Is also recognized that a “great” individual moment to review the latest sports, although not satisfied manchego and says he wants to be “better” than last season.
“I feel good. I have spent almost one and half taking a good feeling and intent that the regularity is the maximum in every match. I have good feelings,” he said.
However, the Manchego is self-demanding about their performance and knows he can give more of herself. “It’s difficult to compare things, but I would be better than last year. I want to be better every year and now I’m fine. There are still months of competition to improve and be doing something right,” he said.
Barcelona have called an urgent press conference for 13:30 intervene where Joan Laporta, Pep Guardiola and Txiki Begiristain to announce the renewal of the Barca coach.
The call comes after the club and the coach have agreed to follow the head coach of FC Barcelona set,
Barcelona announced himself hours before this call with an image of Guardiola, Laporta Txiki and the day he signed as first team coach.
In the Ciudad Condal the rumors had soared in recent weeks and they talked of nothing but technical renewal.
Angel Canales, father and representative of Racing Santander player Sergio Canales has become an object of desire of teams like Real Madrid, Villarreal, Sevilla and Barcelona, reviewed the status of your child in the program ‘Intermediate’ Radio BRAND.
“It’s nice and pleasant (out in the media) but we must be careful for his 18 years. We must keep our feet on the ground, be cautious and go slowly. We must look after and take a little pressure. He needs help to digest the media pressure. ”
Angel assumes that everything is going too fast and will not affect him, given his youth. “Maybe everything is going too quickly. Those of us around our duty to not give much importance to what was said. For days the press try not to be on the table. We try to lead a normal life, taking the feet on the ground, “he adds.
Recognizes that several teams are interested in it
His father acknowledged that “many have called the door of the family channels … the future, we’ll see.” He continues: “He has spoken to some teams but also for Racing, which is a serious possibility. The idea of following in the Racing to our minds. The fundamental issue is the sport in the next two years will mark what level will and for that you need minutes, “he says.
Minutes is to have the key to the case for Angel. The important thing is that Sergio plays. No matter how great the team if there is no chance of playing does not interest us. The next two years are important, now is starting to get his head right now, “he says.
Sergio out of contract with Racing on June 30 and his father hopes the issue will be resolved soon. “I hope it is resolved soon because this situation is not good for Sam, let’s try to decide as soon as possible, of course. It is not easy because the decision is important and hopefully get it right.”
A creative player
What would not appreciate was the delay of Racing in making its proposal to extend the contract. “Racing as it has been believed that it should be. It could have been resolved before but not for me to value,” settled.
Finally, when asked about the qualities of his son, Angel with a clear goal: “He has very good vision of the game, print a lot of speed to the ball and one second ahead is clear what is going to do. He is a player of creation but needs to improve defensively, “
The story yields to Barcelona. The Barca set, brand new world champion and creditor of the adjective “best team ever,” clinched his sixth title of year in an epic final and full of drama. Students took their chance in the first half through Boselli and lasted until the last breath, where it appeared ‘Pedroportunismo’ to send the shock to the extension. There the heart Barca, represented in the elastic Messi made it 2-1 and sent the ‘Pep Team’ at the altar of world football. The one getting a feat of this magnitude. This Barca already legendary, unique in the life of this great sport.
Guardiola was right, immersed in a sea of tears after the match. “This boat is unique. Any comparisons in subsequent seasons is absurd.” Stay on this date: December 19, 2009. On the day that Barcelona became champion of the world, a day in which the ‘Pep Team’ will go down the annals of history as the only team to win six titles in contention. That will be very difficult to match. So this team and this year will be unique.
How could it be otherwise, Barcelona won with merit, with a taste for soccer and heart. With that body was in that Messi Barca led the Olympian gods. And to give greater importance if it is to this triumph, the final was sustained, exciting and full of drama. Because, among other things, Barca had foot and a half out of the title.
Argentine arguments justifying Boselli
Each with their weapons, with their style, applied to the title. The Argentine team was full of arguments in the first half. No show (as announced Veron), but with great efficiency. Forward pressure to plug sacrificed Braña unhinged Xavi and Messi. He turned the Barcelona game deep in thick traffic that used to take long passes.
The solid defensive work he joined his intentions dangerous in attack. Four minutes into the Argentines took to scare Guardiola. A pass from Veron extenisve forced Valdes to be used to fund so that Enzo Perez made the first. In the second, would not forgive those of Sabella.
Although it was merely by the inertia of who dominates, Barca also had theirs in the first act. First it was Xavi, inappropriately generous after a heel of ‘Ibra’ and later the Mexican Archundia which prevented the Barca take advantage. The school, haunted by the ghosts of a possible ‘piscinazo’, would not see a clear shot down on the brain culé Albilad.
Shortly after the blow would argentino. A good cross from Diaz beat Puyol and allowed the showcasing of Boselli, who won the game with Abidal by faith and perfectly pitched to the network. It was yet another proof to the unwavering style of Barca, the last hurdle to becoming the best.
Don Pedro to the rescue
The feelings were not good, so use the magic touch. And there, ‘Pedroportunismo’ is king. Something’s got this guy from Tenerife who always appears in the big races. A real talisman for Barca. Guardiola risked with the change at halftime but barely changed a battle tactic that earned more than the Argentines.
Improved and the Barça team provided several clear chances in the boot. Ibrahimovic pardoned in excess throughout the game and that obliged to commend the heroic. Worse, now Barca have Messi could not, or so it seemed.
It was in the last breath, when an air ball by Piqué fought Pedro offered the chance to tie. It missed the Tenerife and the clash was always anxious to extension. The coup was important moral and physical as well. Jeffren legs and the resurgence of the ‘flea’ dominated the extra time.
Students endured until Messi put their hearts into a center Alves poisoned. The Argentine scored the glory of his chest and explode all fans the Catalans. The ‘Pep Team’ surrendered to the world at his feet. The best team in the world and had his trophy.
Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona midfielder, said that in the comparison between two of the best players in the world, Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Barca team loses more with the absence of Real Madrid‘s Argentinian without the Portuguese because the Argentine “is the best of the world. ” “For me, it loses more Messi for Barcelona or Madrid that no Christian,” Xavi said on the eve of the match of the league in that Cristiano Ronaldo will not play at the Mestalla and probably not against Espanyol Messi.
For the player of Terrassa, the Argentine “are not rough with anyone” because “it has that is competitive with the team he has before, but individually, always thinks about the collective.” Therefore, Xavi have insisted that “the best player in the world working for the group is fantastic.” Xavi, who insisted he offered his opinion “no mood to compare,” said that Messi “is above any player” and recalled that it had won the Golden Ball “with the greatest difference in points of history.”
Beyond the comparison between both players, the faces Barcelona next Saturday’s derby against Espanyol “wanting to win, but without thorns” about the game last year, when the beat for 1-2 Espanyol . “Since I am aware that football at youth level, the great rival Espanyol Barcelona has been” recalled Xavi, “and it is true that last year we have some good memories, but neither is a special spirit of revenge”.
Barça player also recalled that the last derby was “conditioned by the expulsion of Keita” and asserted that such a party is always unpredictable though they did not arrive at a good time after four defeats. ” Xavi lamented the decline of Ivan de la Pena – “the best world soccer final pass,” he said-for the derby. “They lose their philosophy and we are the best in the world” comment referred to the possible absence of Messi to injury. Questioned on the future of Barcelona in the Champions League after closing “with much merit,” the group stage, Xavi said he is indifferent to the rival in the second round to be confronted, “but Lyon, Bayern and Milan look like more complicated “and placed Chelsea as the” rival Rocky “of the competition.
Selected alongside Messi, Iniesta, Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo to the award for best footballer in the world according to FIFA, Xavi acknowledged to be among the five candidates is “a luxury and a privilege.” He also recalled that there are “other players who are not among the five candidates but have done enough to get”. After the derby, the Adu Dhabi travel to Barcelona to play the World Club Championship, a competition in which the Catalan Barca said he feels “favorite despite knowing that it will not be easy.”
Barca can not be measured at Inter, Real will not play with Milan and Sevilla not cross with the Stuttgart · Olympiacos more affordable rival
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla will be on 18 December in the hype of the first group in the draw for the knockout stages of the Champions League. All three sets Spanish want to avoid Bayern, Inter and Milan, three seconds a priori more dangerous.
The Seville who are most likely to encounter a tough opponent, and that Barca can not be measured at Inter and Real Madrid can not play for Milan for sharing group. The Jimenez can not cross with Stuttgart, second in Group G.
Other potential rivals are the same for all three. Fortunately I can play CSKA Moscow, Porto, Fiorentina and Olympiacos. The Greeks are the rival desired by all, given their lower potential.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla have the advantage of playing around in their stadium as a privilege to have finished top of the group, like Bordeaux, Manchester United, Chelsea, Lyon and Arsenal.