For tonight’s clash against Valladolid at the Camp Nou, Barcelona will find itself without Abidal, Adriano or Alves. The Catalan team will have to field a makeshift defense as the 3 players mentioned still have injury woes although Abidal is progressing well and Adriano and Alves have been left out as a precautionary measure. Read the rest here
According to Barca coach Tito Vilanova, the team doesn’t need any great changes. Tito was speaking at a press conference and spoke about today’s game against Real Betis where the Catalan team could win La Liga title. Vilanova also said he would be the first to sign up if at this stage of the season his team is 11 points clear with 5 games remaining. Continue reading
Barca coach Tito Vilanova is in a real dilema over Argentine defender Javier Mascherano. If the doctors decide to give him the nod, Vilanova will almost certainly use him given the state of the Barca defense of late. Javier Mascherano has been out of action for a whole month and one wonders whether it would be wise to use him against Bayern Munich. Should Javier Mascherano play?
Sergio Busquets has said that the team couldn’t have asked anything more of Jordi Roura. The defender was talking to Canal Movistar in an interview ahead of the France vs Spain qualifier tonight in Sant Denis and just before Tito Vilanova arrived back in Barcelona after spending two months away from the team receiving treatment in New York.
Tonight could be the last game in which we see Tito Vilanova’s empty chair at the Barca stadium. Barca face Rayo Vallecano tonight at 21:00 and it looks like being number two coach Jordi Roura’s last game in charge. Roura expressed his joy at the imminent arrival of Tito Vilanova and also warned of the dangers that Barca could experience tonight against Rayo.
Barcelona’s Sporting Director and ex Blaugrana Andoni Zubizarreta has said that Tito Vilanova will be coaching Barcelona next year. Speaking in an interview with RAC1 he said that Barca’s biggest victory would be to have Tito Vilanova back at Barca. He also spoke about the A.C Milan match and remarked that it was Barca’s most complete game of the season so far.
Tito Vilanova and his historial Barca team could be breaking another historical record tonight when they face Athletic Bilbao in the league. The Real Madrid team under Radomir Antic has held the record for the best start to a season with 12 wins and a draw. Tito Vilanova can make more history tonight if his team beats the lions of Bilbao.