Showing posts with label Spanish clubs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spanish clubs. Show all posts


A trident to stamp out the crisis. AFP/EFE
A trident to stamp out the crisis. AFP/EFE
Barcelona is gearing up for a game that could potentially make or break the season against Getafe this Saturday. The Catalans need to impose their strength and prove once and for all that their latest poor performances away from home were the exception and not the rule. Now facing another injury from team star Lionel Messi, Ernesto Valverde will put his Griezmann, Suarez and Dembele trident to the test in the hopes of finding a solution to the ongoing crisis.

Enersto Valverde's tough start to the season has seen him face harsh criticism for Barcelona's away form. Indeed, Barcelona has at times looked like a mere shadow of the team that just last season had been pinned to win the treble. 
The Catalans are their usual imposing selves when at the Camp Nou, but as soon as they leave the Camp Nou, Valverde's men lose their ability to perform as a well-jointed team. 
Losses against Atlethic Bilbao and Granada, as well as a draw against Osasuna - all games which Barcelona was expected to win, and do so comfortably - have meant that the pressure is mounting for a team that needs to react accordingly this weekend. 
Barcelona's rival Getafe is no easy team, especially when at home in the Alfonso Perez Coliseum, but the desperate need for a win means Barcelona should do everything to stay afloat. 
Anything other than adding the three points will amplify a crisis that is already of considerable size. For this reason, Valverde will undoubtedly do everything in his power to avoid this, including forming a new trident with some of Barcelona's biggest names. 
According to 'Sport', the Blaugrana coach will come out to Getafe with an offensive trio formed by Griezmann, Luis Suarez and Dembele in the absence of Leo Messi and Ansu Fati.
The three players will also seek to vindicate themselves on a personal level, as they all their personal reasons for wanting to succeed and please the fans. 
The former Atletico Madrid player wants to remove the bad taste from fans' mouths after less than impressive performances in Granada and Dortmund (in the Champions League) and show that he can lead Barça in the absence of their biggest star. 
For his part, Luis Suarez wants those whistles received in the last duel against Villarreal to disappear, which will only happen if the Uruguayan recovers his best form. 
Meanwhile, 'Dembouz' will try to make it clear that his good performance in the few minutes awarded against Villarreal as a replacement for Messi were not the exception but the norm and that, when healthy, he is an essential footballer in the team.
The 'gsd'. Or the 'dsg'. In short, a trio of circumstances that must lead Barcelona to put an end to a long ordeal away from home.
Zidane before the media on the evn of Madrid's game v Osasuna. EFE
Zidane before the media on the evn of Madrid's game v Osasuna. EFE

Zinedine Zidane appeared before the media on the eve of the visit to Osasuna. The Real Madrid coach highlighted the attitude of his players against Sevilla, but did not want to concentrate on the win.

"Solidity is the key to success. Beyond the game in Seville, what stands out is that we play as a team. To win games you have to play like this. There are no easy games. When you are together you can fight better. We have to continue in this line," said the coach in the press room of the Ciudad Real Madrid.
In this sense, Zinedine Zidane stressed the difficulty of La Liga: "I don't know how many teams there are to win. It costs a lot to win games. In this league everything can happen. La Liga is very good. To beat all the teams you have to demand it. "
In regards to the injuries, the Frenchman commented: "I am not worried, but it's annoying. I don't want players injured, but it's a part of football that we don't control very well. Those who work here are very good, but you have to accept from time to time that an injury can happen. The calendar with many matches also affects it".
"Our preparation has not changed much. All physical trainers think of the team and are great professionals. What happens next, everyone thinks. What I have to say is that we need a little respect for them. We work very well in preseason, but many factors come into play with injuries," he added.
Meanwhile, Zidane was on the fence regarding Leo Messi's FIFA award: "If I think the 'The Best' is fair? I neither saw it nor found out. I'm glad for my players. I'm not going to tell you if I think they deserve it or not, but when a player is good he always is, for a lifetime".
In addition, the French coach does not fear media noise or the word 'crisis': "It is always like this and will continue like this. What happened, happened. The next game is the important one. What moves me is what happens Wednesday. We have to play a great game, with the same attitude and intensity".
"Football is like this. When I lose, I am out; when I win, I can stay. The game against Osasuna is the only thing that interests me right now. I feel strong. Same as a month ago. I try to give my best, like when I was a player. It is in the difficult times that you learn a lot" he added.
Also, the Real Madrid coach did not want to assess the problems of FC Barcelona: "We can lose ourselves, everyone... The most important thing is that my players give it their all. If you lose giving it everything, then nothing happens. You can only win one, but you have to give everything," he added.


Information about Barcelona Club

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    The Barcelona club - or as its fans call it - is a Spanish sports club from the city of Barcelona in Catalonia. The club's stadium is called the Nou Camp. Is one of the most prominent Spanish clubs, where he won many local, continental and international tournaments in the various sports that he participates in - in addition to football - basketball, ice hockey and handball.

The club is currently headed by Juan La Porta and the football team is led by Dutch coach Frank Rijkaard. The team is dominated by the world's best player, Cronaldino in 2004 and 2005, Dico, Samuel Eto'o, Xavi Hernandez, Carlos Puyol, Van Bommel, Rafael Marquez, Lionel Messi, Death.

The beginnings of the club :

     The Barcelona club founded Swiss businessman Hans Gamper, who obtained Catalan citizenship and changed his name to Juan Gamper. It all began in 1899 when Gamper placed an ad in a local newspaper asking athletes to join him in a football game that was not known at the time. The club has 11 players and under the direct supervision of Gamber, the team won their first tournament - the Mathaya Cup - in 1901, now known as the Catalonia Championship.

The Barcelona club founded Swiss businessman Hans Gamper, who obtained Catalan citizenship and changed his name to Juan Gamper. It all began in 1899 when Gamper placed an ad in a local newspaper asking athletes to join him in a football game that was not known at the time.
The Barcelona club founded Swiss businessman Hans Gamper

Juan Gamper, the founder of FC Barcelona
   Until 1909 the club had no private stadium, but played and trained in the city's public stadiums until the Carrier Industriya Stadium (Industrial Street) was built on March 14 of that year and the stadium had capacity for 6,000 spectators.

The golden period
     The legendary Barça players Paulino Alcantara, Zamora, Jose Smetier and others brought him success and excellence in performance and were able to win the first Spanish league championship in 1929. In this period was built La Cortes stadium, which was able to thirty thousand spectators and was later expanded to capacity capacity to 60,000 spectators .

The golden period for barcalona

Cupala and the five tournaments   
     At the end of the 1940s, the club began to recover from its problems, which almost led to its failure. The club won the Spanish league for the first time in 15 years with the help of players such as Cesar and Valescu. The political situation in the country has been calm and this has led to a better level of club play and increased membership, making the club's material problems gradually fade away. Kopala signed a contract with the club and Barça won almost every trophy in his first years (two league and cup 3 times).

Camp Nou and Cruyff arrival

      In 1957, the new Club Nou Camp opened. General Franco has provided a grant to the club, the land on which the stadium, one of the world's largest stadiums, is built, with more than 90,000 spectators. Although the club has outstanding players and despite its comfortable financial position, the club won only three titles during the 1960s (the Spanish Cup twice and the Ferris Cup once). Despite the scarcity of titles in that period, however, the social acceptance of the club in Catalonia began to increase and increased the material return.

Camp Nou and Cruyff arrival

Highlights of the Barcelona team

UEFA Champions League: 2 (1991-92, 2005-2006, 2009)

European Union Cup: 3 (1958, 1960, 1966)

European Super Cup: 2 (1992, 1997)

European Cup Winners' Cup: 4 (1979, 1982, 1989, 1997)

Spanish league first class: 17 (1928-29, 1944-45, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1973-74, 1984-85, 1990-91 , 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2004-05, 2005-06)

Spanish Super Cup: 7 (1984, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2006)

Spanish League Cup 2 (1983, 1986)

Spanish Cup: 24 (1909-10, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1919-20, 1921-22, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1927-28, 1941-42, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952 53, 1956-57, 1962-63, 1967-68, 1970-71, 1977-78, 1980-81, 1982-83, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1996-97, 1997-98)

Cup of Catalonia: 5 (1990-91, 1992-93, 1999-2000, 2003-04, 2004-05)

Catalonia: 20 (1904-05, 1908-09, 1909-10, 1910-11, 1912-13, 1915-16, 1918-19-19, 1919-20, 1920-21, 1921-22, 1923-24, 1924 25, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1927-28, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1934-34, 1935-36, 1937-38)

The Latin Cup: 2 (1949, 1952)

Eva Duarte Cup: 3 (1948, 1952, 1953)

Martini and Russian Cup: 2 (1952, 1953)

World Cup: 1 (1957)

Juan Gamper Cup: 31 (1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976,