Posts Tagged ‘Cesc Fabregas’

THE LAST OBSTACLE FOR REAL MADRID: FC BARCELONA

Friday 19 August 2011 10:10
Written by spainticketsblog

Two years ago Florentino Pérez became the president of Real Madrid. Then Pérez signed Ronaldo, Kaka, Benzema. One year later, Mourinho became the coach. And in the middle of last season the team started to play well and get good results.

So, why is Real Madrid not winning many titles?

If a team has a good coach, great players, plays well and scores goals but has not won important titles, there is only one explanation: other teams play better football. In this case FC Barcelona played better than Real Madrid and now that the Merengue Club have improved they only need to win against the Catalans.

Almost a year ago Real Madrid had one of their biggest humiliations being defeated 5-0 by Barcelona. The unreachable domain of Barça could have lasted longer, but Mou’s Real Madrid improved and shortened distances between themselves and Barcelona. They won the cup final (played between the two teams) and put Guardiola’s team in trouble in both the league and the Champions. This year, the white team is playing even better, and now they have the chance to compete with Barcelona as equals and break the hegemony of the Catalans in the Spanish and European competitions.

Sahin, Altintop, Coentrao, Varane and Callejón. At first glance, these aren’t the players that a team needs to reach the top, or at least not the only ones. Nevertheless, Real Madrid already had good players who know each other and work well, so the new additions are just the finishing touch. Of course, good touches: Sahin joined Real to help Xabi Alonso and co. in the middle of the pitch; Altintop, the oldest of the 5 transfers, arrived to Madrid to play on the right side; Coentrao is a good left-back player (he was paid “just” €25 m.); Varane is very young player who joins Real to help in the defence line; and Callejón, who returns to Real Madrid after playing with Espanyol, this time seems to be ready for a top class team.

This year Real Madrid can break the domain of Barça, which will be even stronger with their new player, Cesc Fàbregas. Do you think Real will be able to overcome Guardiola’s team this season?

CESC ‘COMES HOME’

Wednesday 17 August 2011 15:22
Written by spainticketsblog

Source: deia.com

The kid who once left Barça to join Arsène Wenger’s Arsenal, returns after 8 years to the Camp Nou, but this time as a world ‘crack’.

The day the young Fàbregas signed with Arsenal he was just 16, he said that he wanted to come back to Barcelona. Wenger gave him the choice of playing in one of the biggest English teams, and he didn’t reject it, but his team continued to be Barça, he has been playing with the Catalans for many years and it means a lot to him.

However, the return of the Arsenal’s number ‘4’ to Barça has probably taken much longer than he wanted.  The official signing took place just two days ago, on August 4th 2011, but there have been rumors regarding the return of Fàbregas since the year 2007. The good results and the titles that Barcelona has achieved in the last few years encouraged Cesc to leave Arsenal and join the Spanish top team, but the signing couldn’t take place until the last week. Former Barça president Joan Laporta promised that before leaving the club in June 2010 Cesc would have already signed for the club, but nothing happened. Then the new president Sandro Rosell tried the same, but the result was the same. Nothing happened until August 2011, when it seems that the €40 million that Barça offered to Arsenal was enough money to convince Wenger and let the player go where he wanted, to the Camp Nou.

On the other hand, we mustn’t forget the speculation about Cesc signing for Madrid, which reached its heightwhen Florentino Pérez became president again. There were a lot of us who thought that Fábregas could end up wearing the white shirt. . In the end, it never happened. We don’t know if it was because of the money or the refusal of the player, but it never took place.

Nevertheless, what matters now is that Cesc is already in Barcelona, ​​and he fits perfectly into the team. Does Barça have now, with Fàbregas, the best midfield in the world? That is up to each one of us to decide for ourselves, surely some people thought they had it already, but the truth is that if we add Cesc to Iniesta and Xavi, we can’t even imagine what these three can do. And all three started off in Barça’s young teams. There are some people who think the arrival of Cesc could slow down the development of the promising Thiago Alcántara, but every season there are many games and titles to play, and everyone can have  their time to play. Furthermore, unfortunately some of the ‘great’ Barça players such as Xavi or Puyol are getting ‘older’, so the arrival of a young man like Cesc  is not only positive for this year, but his talent and experience will be an advantage for many years to come.

Cesc Fàbregas is the recovered jewel of FC Barcelona.

CESC FÀBREGAS VUELVE ‘A CASA’

Wednesday 17 August 2011 15:19
Written by spainticketsblog

Fuente: deia.com

El niño de Arenys de Mar que un día dejó el Barça para seguir la llamada del gran Arsène Wenger, vuelve ahora al Camp Nou después de 8 años, pero esta vez bajo la categoría de ‘crack’ mundial.

Ya dijo el jovencísimo Cesc que en el futuro quería volver al Barcelona, el equipo de su corazón y en el que creció y se formó tanto futbolística como personalmente, el día en el que, con solo 16 años, decidió probar suerte en Inglaterra, y nada más y nada menos que en el Arsenal de Wenger y en el que jugaba Thierry Henry, que por esos años estaba ya en su mejor momento.

La vuelta del ‘4’ del Arsenal al Barça, por el contrario, se ha hecho esperar mucho más de lo que seguramente él mismo hubiese querido. Hay noticias en la prensa que especulaban con la vuelta de Fàbregas al Camp Nou ya en el año 2007, y hasta hace 2 días, a 14 de agosto de 2011, el fichaje no se había hecho oficial. El buenísimo momento del Barça y las horas bajas por las que pasaba el Arsenal en los últimos años hacían que las ansias de venir del jugador fuesen aún mayores, pero parecía que siempre había algo que hacía que el internacional español no pudiese volver ‘a las andadas’. El ex presidente del Barça, Joan Laporta, prometió que antes de irse (junio del 2010) Cesc ya habría fichado por el Barça, pero nada. Luego lo probó el nuevo presidente Sandro Rosell, y tampoco nada. Nada de nada hasta agosto de 2011, cuando por lo visto los 40 millones del Barça han bastado, por fin, para convencer a Wenger y dejar que el jugador vaya donde tan claramente decía que quería ir, al Camp Nou.

No hay que olvidar tampoco las veces en las que se ha especulado con que Cesc podía fichar por el Madrid. El momento de más auge de estos rumores fue cuando el todopoderoso Florentino Pérez llegó otra vez a la presidencia blanca. Muchos pensamos que uno de sus talones podía terminar vistiendo a Fàbregas de blanco, pero finalmente esto nunca pasó. No sabemos si por el dinero o por la negativa del jugador, pero lo que cuenta es que nunca pasó.

Y en efecto, lo que ahora importa es que Cesc ya está en el Barcelona, y que encaja a la perfección con el equipo. ¿Podemos decir que el Barça, con Cesc, tiene ya la mejor media del mundo? Eso es cosa de cada uno, seguramente algunos pensaban que ya la tenía antes, pero lo cierto es que si a Xavi y a Iniesta le sumamos a Cesc, lo que pueden hacer estos tres ‘pequeños’ puede ser increíble. Y los tres de la cantera, otro gran mérito del modelo del Barça de los últimos años, y sobretodo de Guardiola. Algunos dicen que la llegada de Cesc frenará la evolución del prometedor Thiago Alcántara, pero en la temporada hay muchos partidos y títulos, y todos pueden tener tiempo para jugar. Además, desgraciadamente algunos de los ‘grandes’ del Barça como Puyol o el mismo Xavi se están haciendo ‘mayores’, así que la llegada de un joven como Cesc no solo servirá para la actualidad, sino que su talento y experiencia valdrá para muchos años.

Cesc Fàbregas es, desde ya, la joya recuperada del FC Barcelona.

7 Spanish candidates to the Ballon d’Or 2010

Tuesday 2 November 2010 13:35
Written by Spain Tickets Online

This year, 7 out of 23 candidates to win the Ballon d’Or are Spanish: Casillas, Puyol, Cesc, Xavi, Xabi Alonso, Iniesta and Villa. What do you know about them?

1.- Casillas (1981) plays as Real Madrid’s goalkeeper and captain. He was Best Goalkeeper in the World in 2008 and 2009, consecutively. People call him El Santo (The Saint) because some of his actions have magically saved his team.

2.- Puyol (1978) plays defense and captain at FC Barcelona. He was chosen as the best defense in the UEFA League 2006. People call him Tarzan because of his curly hairstyle.

3.- Cesc (1987) started at Barça, but now plays for Arsenal. He has been playing with the Spanish team since he was only 17: he’s the youngest player, with 57 games behind him. His real name is Francesc.

4.- Xavi (1980) plays as midfielder at FC Barcelona, and he is considered one of the best in the world. He started playing football at only 11 years old at La Masia. He hasn’t got a popular nickname.

5.- Xabi Alonso (1981) plays as midfielder at Real Madrid. Football runs in his family: his brother and father are football players too. People call him El Donostiarra (a reference to the Basque City where he was born).

6.- Iniesta ( 1984) is a midfielder at FC Barcelona and was the one who scored the goal that won the FIFA World Cup 2010. People call him Sweet Iniesta and he has  his own song.

7.- Villa ( 1981) is a scorer at FC Barcelona. He’s also the top scorer in Spanish Team history, and won the Silver Boot during the World Cup. People call him Villa Maravilla.

Which one is your personal favorite?