Archive for December, 2011

FC BARCELONA vs BAYER LEVERKUSEN

Wednesday 21 December 2011 18:27
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The European Champions don’t want to lose their title

FC Barcelona finished the group stage of this year’s Champions League successfully. Pep’s team has achieved the first position of Group H, they didn’t lose any matches, and they won all of them except a draw against Milan. Thus, Barcelona reached the last 16 draw in the winner’s group and have been (luckily) paired with Bayer Leverkusen. Moreover, they will play the second-leg of the round at the Camp Nou, something that is always positive.

Everything seems to be looking good for Barça succeeding once more in the Champions League. The next step will be against Bayern Leverkusen in the last 16 knockout. They will play the first-leg at Leverkusen’s stadium, BayArena, on the 14th of February, and the second-leg at the Camp Nou on the 7th of March. Barça have, a priori, a double advantage over Bayer: they will play the second-leg at home and they are playing much better than the German.

If we focus on the results that both teams are achieving in their leagues, we can see that Barça are in the second position of La Liga (3 points  away from Real Madrid), but they have just won the Clasico. However, Bayer Leverkusen are sixth in the Bundesliga and they are not playing well. Furthermore, Barcelona have better players than Leverkusen, so it seems it will be easy for Barça to reach the quarter-finals.

However, if we are as cautious as Guardiola, we should know that Barcelona are neither invincible nor luckier than the rest of teams: they win because of the effort they make. Pep is always cautious, regardless of the rival, but if Barça are facing a Champions knockout match, he’s even more cautious. Bayer Leverkusen is an experienced team in the Champions League and they have the football star Michael Ballack in their squad, so they will do all they can to defeat FC Barcelona. Moreover, they aren’t playing well in the Bundesliga, so they want to be better in the Champions.

Barça – Leverkusen will be a spectacular match, with good players… So don’t give it a second thought and buy your tickets for FC Barcelona – Bayer Leverkusen on our website!

FC BARCELONA – BAYER LEVERKUSEN

Wednesday 21 December 2011 18:07
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El Campeón de Europa no quiere dejar de serlo

El FC Barcelona ha terminado la fase de grupos de la Champions League de este año de la mejor manera posible. Primer puesto, invicto, y todos los partidos ganados a excepción de un empate, y frente al Milan. El equipo de Guardiola accede al sorteo de octavos en el bombo 1 y sabiendo que jugará el partido de vuelta en casa, algo que nunca está de más, y queda (afortunadamente) emparejado con el Bayer Leverkusen. Todo un cúmulo de buenos presagios para la Champions League de este año.

Barcelona y Bayer Leverkusen jugarán la ida de los octavos de final en el estadio del equipo alemán, el BayArena, el día 14 de febrero, y la vuelta en el Camp Nou el 7 de Marzo. El Barça parte a priori con doble ventaja: primero porque la vuelta la juega en casa, y segundo, y más importante, porque tiene mejor equipo y está en mejor forma que el Leverkusen.

Analizando la situación de Leverkusen y Barça en sus respectivas ligas, los catalanes van segundos a 3 puntos del Real Madrid pero habiendo ganado “hace nada” el Clásico en el Bernabeu; y los alemanes van los sextos en la Bundesliga y no están ni mucho menos en su mejor momento. Además, la plantilla y el ’11 tipo’ de uno y otro equipo están a años luz… Lo que nos lleva a pensar que, como casi siempre, el Barcelona ya tiene el pase hecho de antemano.

Sin embargo, y siguiendo el ejemplo de serenidad que aporta Guardiola, el Barcelona no es ni invencible ni tiene más suerte que el resto de los equipos: si gana es por esfuerzo. Pep dice esto sea quién sea el rival de su equipo, pero si encima es una eliminatoria de Champions, todavía lo dirá más. El Bayer Leverkusen, además, tiene experiencia en la Champions y cuenta con el más que experimentado Michael Ballack en sus filas, así que, a las órdenes de su entrenador Robin Dutt, hará todo lo posible para batir al Barça. Y más viendo como les van las cosas en la liga (más mal que bien)… Querrán hacer un buen papel en la Champions.

Otros emocionantes octavos de final de la Champions se empiezan a acercar, así que no dejes que se te eche el tiempo encima  y ¡compra tus entradas para el FC Barcelona – Bayer Leverkusen!

Champions League: Last 16 Draw

Friday 16 December 2011 18:43
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Source: mundodeportivo.com

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE -LAST 16 DRAW

BAYER LEVERKUSEN vs FC BARCELONA

CSKA MOSCOW vs REAL MADRID

Will it be easy for Barça and Real Madrid?

Today the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League was held in Nyon. The Spanish teams got lucky and both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will face teams that aren’t amongst the strongest in Europe.

Barcelona will play against Bayer Leverkusen: the first-leg on the 14th of February and the second-leg on the 7th of March. Barça’s director Amador Bernabeu is happy with the result of the draw: “For us, the most important thing is not to play in Russia, because of the temperatures and the distance”.

However, the other Spanish team Real Madrid will play in Russia against CSKA Moscow. There’s just one bad thing for Mourinho’s team when playing there, the cold climate, but Real are much better than CSKA, so a prori they can beat the Russian team “easily”. Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow will play the first-leg on the 21st of February and the second leg on the 14th of March.

Sorteo Champions League: Octavos de final

Friday 16 December 2011 18:19
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Fuente: mundodeportivo.com

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: OCTAVOS DE FINAL

BAYER LEVERKUSEN – FC BARCELONA

CSKA MOSCÚ – REAL MADRID

¿Fácil trámite para Barça y Real Madrid?

El sorteo para elegir los enfrentamientos de los octavos de final de la Champions League de este año se ha celebrado esta mañana en Nyon. Los equipos españoles han tenido suerte y Madrid y Barcelona se enfrentarán a unos rivales que no están, como ellos, en la primera línea del fútbol europeo.

El FC Barcelona ha quedado emparejado con el Bayer Leverkusen: el día 14 de febrero jugarán la ida y el 7 de marzo la vuelta. El director del Barça Amador Bernabeu se ha mostrado contento con el rival que le ha tocado al club catalán: ‘Para nosotros, lo más importante era no jugar en Rusia, por el desplazamiento y la distancia que eso conlleva’, ha dicho al concluir el acto.

Menos suerte ha tenido el Real Madrid por lo que al clima se refiere, que sí que tendrá que viajar a Rusia para enfrentarse al CSKA de Moscú. Esta podría ser la única ‘pega’ respecto al sorteo para el club madridista, porque el equipo de Mou es ‘a priori’ notablemente superior al conjunto ruso por lo que no le tendría que ser demasiado difícil pasar a cuartos. Real Madrid y CSKA se enfrentarán el 21 de febrero (ida) y el 14 de marzo (vuelta).

Otros grandes enfrentamientos serán partidos como el Milan – Arsenal y el Nápoles – Chelsea.

It’s time for the most exciting Clasico of the last few years!

Monday 12 December 2011 17:12
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Source: ramrock.wordpress.com

This Saturday at 10 pm Spain and more than half of the world will be paralyzed once more to see the ‘Clasico’ at the Santiago Bernabeu. The matches played between Barça and Real Madrid are incredible football shows, so football fans don’t want to miss them.

This week we are probably facing one of the most exciting Clásicos in recent years. After a few seasons in which FC Barcelona dominated Spanish (and world) football and therefore was clearly superior to Real Madrid, everything has changed.

The quality of the two great teams of Spanish football is unquestionable, but their equality is no longer so clear, at least for some people. And that is not to say that the Catalans are better, something that has been asserted frequently up until this season, but rather opinion goes now in favour of ‘Los Blancos’. Mou’s team has improved, it is now more united and powerful, and has therefore been at the top of the league for several rounds. Barça are in the second position of La Liga with 3points less than Real Madrid, but after having played one game more.

Winning this Clasico at the Bernabeu is crucial for both teams. Real Madrid want to win in order to establish themselves at the top of La Liga: if they defeat Barcelona they will reach 40 points. The Catalans would ‘only’ have 34, and 6 points of difference after having played one match more would be a considerable difference. However, Guardiola and all Barça players know that if they win this Clasico they will be co-leaders with Real Madrid, so they will give it their best shot.

This Saturday’s Clasico will be another clash (the seventh in 2011!) between Mourinho and Guardiola, Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, Casillas and Valdés, Higuaín and Villa… The last Real Madrid v Barcelona match was also at the Santiago Bernabeu in April and the teams tied with 1 goal each…

What do you think will happen this Saturday?