Vilanova: "We have to score at the Bernabéu if we want to win the Super Cup" | FC Barcelona
Tito Vilanova could win his first title as FC Barcelona’s head manager this Wednesday. The Catalan is well aware of how Real Madrid play, especially at the Bernabéu. The manager cautioned that tomorrow’s game against Real Madrid wouldn’t be easy, especially after Madrid’s two defeats - one of which was at the Camp Nou - and one draw since the start of the season.
R.Madrid – FCB: Tito eyes first title with FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Three months after winning the Copa del Rey against Athletic Club, Barça return to Madrid in search of another title. The 2012 Spanish Super Cup is up for grabs and Tito Vilanova’s men come into the match with a 3-2 advantage from last week’s away leg at the Camp Nou.
Tito set to take entire roster to Madrid | FC Barcelona
This afternoon, at 19.00 at the Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona players completed their final training session ahead of tomorrow’s Super Cup clash with Real Madrid. As is tradition when a title is in play, Tito Vilanova will take the entire FC Barcelona roster with him to Madrid on Wednesday, with the exceptions of Abidal and Muniesa.
Real Madrid – Barça: Did you know… | FC Barcelona
Xavi Hernández is the player with the most titles (24) out of any player in both the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid squads. He’s followed by Iniesta (22), Valdés (21) and Puyol (21). Casillas, with 16 titles, is the most decorated Real Madrid player.
Catalan derby at the Mini ahead of Barça-Valencia | FC Barcelona
Club members and fans will have it easy next Sunday if they want to watch the Catalan derby between Barça B and Sabadell at the Miniestadi. Seeing that Eusebio Sacristán’s team will play before the first team, fans will be able to catch both matches in the same night. Barça B-Sabadell is scheduled to kick off at 18.00, and the first team will do the same against Valencia at 21.30.
The best manager you may not know about - Graham Hunter - ESPNFC
Five goals at the Camp Nou, drama, controversy, some sublime football and now we have the denouement. It's interesting that both combatants have made what can be considered expensive, slightly controversial signings which remain open to some critical analysis.
Bojan set for AC Milan loan deal - Goal.com
Bojan Krkic has arrived in Milan and should complete a season-long loan move from Barcelona on Tuesday night. The 22-year-old forward will join the Rossoneri after an agreement was reached between the officials of AC Milan, Barca and Roma, whom he joined on an extended loan in the summer of 2011.
Real Madrid linked with Lille right-back Debuchy - ESPNFC
Real Madrid have upped their search for a new right-back, as Jose Mourinho suggested that the club could do more business before the summer's transfer window shuts on Friday. Lille's Mathieu Debuchy and Internazionale's Maicon are the names in the frame, according to various reports in the Spanish media on Wednesday morning.
Real's Jose Mourinho demands response against Barcelona - ESPNFC
"In the Supercopa first leg, we played well against a difficult opponent," he added. "We lost 3-2, a result which leaves the tie open. That was acceptable. We do not need to do anything different than we did at the Camp Nou. "We have all seen the same game and how they got back from 0-1 to 1-1 in just one minute was important. We played a good game and we will try and play another good game."
Mourinho tells Carvalho to find new club or quit - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The central defender, who turned 34 in May, joined Real from Chelsea in August 2010 but has fallen behind Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Raul Albiol and Raphael Varane in the pecking order. Mourinho said a number of clubs had expressed interest in signing Carvalho and it was up to the player to decide if he wanted to leave or stay until his contract expires at the end of June 2013.
Bayern set to complete €40m Javi Martinez deal - Goal.com
An agreement between the two sides appeared close until recently when the transfer hit a snag with a number of complications in the negotiations between the two sides. These have now been resolved as Bayern will leave a cheque for €40m in Madrid where Martinez will go when he visits the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to cancel his contract, so every tax and judicial issue will be solved.
Espanyol seal Longo loan | Sky Sports
The Blanc i Blau have been looking for a new striker throughout the summer and have now landed the player they hope will lead their front line this term. After the successful campaign enjoyed by Philippe Coutinho at Espanyol last time out, Inter were quick to agree to loan Longo to the same club.