Movie Rating: four / 5
MOURINHO NOT WORRIED
The Real Madrid manager José Mourinho has said that he is not worried about the eight-point lead that Barcelona currently have at the top of the table. Due to the indifferent form in the early part of the campaign, Real Madrid allowed Barcelona to open an eight-point advantage in the division. The Spanish la Liga is one of the most competitive for the top two teams because they rarely drop points. Hence, there is a feeling that the eight-point gap might be a little too large for Real Madrid to close even at this early stage of the season.
The former Chelsea manager, though, reckons that it is only October and not March. Real Madrid had a 10 point advantage over Barcelona last season, but that was closed down to very dangerous levels before they eventually won the title. As a result, there is always the chance of closing the gap when there is a lot of matches remaining according to the manager of Real Madrid. José Mourinho saw Barcelona win handsomely 5-0 against Rayo Vallecano. Real Madrid also repeated the same result with a 5-0 win over Mallorca. Cristiano Ronaldo was once again the outstanding player for Real Madrid in this match.
“We were 10 points ahead of the second in March last season in March and we have always felt that the league is open. Today it’s not March; it is only October and November. There are not 10 points there are only eight, so we have to keep going and ignore our big rivals (Barcelona), and in this case two because Atletico Madrid also have an important advantage over us,” said Mourinho. Real Madrid lost the opportunity to close the gap to 5 points in the recently concluded El Clasico, which finished in a 2-2 draw.
BARCA SQUAD ANNOUNCED
The new manager of Barcelona, Tito Vilanova, has announced the Barcelona’s squad for the La Liga season. Surprisingly, Cristian Tello hasn’t been included in the first choice squad. In the last season, many experienced players of Barcelona were injured. So, some young players were given the opportunity to play for the first team and Tello was one of them. But, the experienced players have returned back to the team after recovering from injury. So, Vilanova has decided to leave Tello out of the team.
Tello’s exclusion from the squad is a bit surprising because he played quite well in the last season and he was expected to be retained in the squad. Tello played his first match for Barcelona in November last year against CE L’Hospitalet. He played his first match in La Liga against Villarreal on 28th January 2012. He came to play as substitute in the 75th minute of the match. In the next week, he started the match against Real Sociedad and he scored a goal in the 8th minute of the match. In his very first match in the Champions League against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Tello scored a goal after substituting Andres Iniesta in the second half. He continued his good form till the end of the season and the former manager of Barcelona, Josep Guardiola, had praised Tello after the last season.
Even after being dropped from the first squad, Tello has made it clear that he is not planning to leave Barcelona. There have been rumors that Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in the Spanish striker, but, Tello said that it is not the right time to leave Barcelona. As per Tello, he would certainly make a move in his career at some point of time but not now. He is willing to spend some more time with Barcelona.
FC Barcelona – Le Barça en tournée, rendez-vous à Tanger
Movie Score: 4 / five
Focus on Dani Alves
Dani Alves is a professional footballer from the South American country of Brazil, famous for producing extremely talented and gifted footballers, who currently plays for the giants of Spanish football as well as one of the greatest club teams ever to grace the football field, Football Club Barcelona.
He has made his position in the right defensive wing as one of the most attacking positions in world football, his marauding runs have been the bane of many a club side including the likes of Manchester United, one of the most well oiled units in world football, who Barcelona beat twice in the Champions League finals in three years, primarily due to the rampaging runs of Alves along the right wing that unsettled the shape of the United back four.
Before he joined the all conquering Barcelona in 2008, Dani Alves was part of the Sevilla side that won back to back UEFA Cups under the management of Juande Ramos as well as the Spanish King’s Cup or the Copa Del Rey. Seeing his performances for Sevilla as well as his outstanding displays for the Brazilian national team, Barcelona paid Sevilla a staggering sum of € 32.5 million, which is till date, the most amount of money ever paid for a defender, to secure his services in 2008.
In his very first season at the famous Nou Camp of Barcelona, Alves won the Spanish League, the Spanish King’s Cup and the UEFA Champions League final defeating Manchester United at Rome to win the first ever treble in his career and he further went on to win the Spanish and European Super Cups as well as the Club World Cup to cap off an amazing season for Barcelona as well as himself when he won all the six trophies in which the team participated in. Born on the 6th of May, 1983 in the Juazeiro region of Brazil as Daniel Alves da Silva, his skills as a footballer caught the eye of everyone when he was very young and the young Dani Alves was invited to a trial for his local club EC Bahia and he quite easily made the cut at the academy. He played for two seasons with Bahia before Sevilla came calling and Alves moved to Europe. His six years at Sevilla were some of the best moments in his life when a Sevilla team full of potential managed to overcome all the odds to become a major force in Spanish football.
The day he announced that he was leaving Sevilla to join Barcelona, Dani Alves was moved to tears and in that very same press conference, he proclaimed that he would love to come back to the city and play for Sevilla once again. Although it took him sometime to settle in at Barcelona and adapt to their style of play, Alves quickly became one of the mainstays of the side under Pep Guardiola and since then, he has been rated as one of the best right backs of all time, alongside Carlos Alberto Torres and Gary Neville. Still only 28 years old, Dani Alves has time on his side that will help him to become one of the legends of the game, let alone in his position only and it is all in his hands whether he will be considered as a legend or the one with the potential that didn’t quite make it.
FC Barcelona – Eto’o watches Barça train
Video Ranking: 4 / five
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El Barça de les 6 copes
A compilation about Barça in 12 months 2009 and successful of 6 cups. Some of my compilations here had been deleted by youtube, so make sure you check out my site: freeweb.siol.internet to download all of my compilations.
Video clip Rating: four / 5
The Hard Tackle: Shakhtar Donetsk v FC Barcelona Preview: All Out Attack! http://ffd.me/h5rwyO #barcelona #barca
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