At Barça he also had the experience of accompanying Gratacós in the Blaugrana subsidiary

At Barça he also had the experience of accompanying Gratacós in the Blaugrana subsidiary

«Most former players base their game ideas more on what they experienced as footballers than on studying where the tactical evolution of the game is heading,» he explained in an interview with ‘Club Perarnau Magazine’. In the same interview he said: «Soccer tends towards a more worked attack game.» 

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Segura has also had experiences in Greece on the benches of AEK Athens (second to Serra Ferrer) and Olympiakos. At Barça he also had the experience of accompanying Gratacós in the Blaugrana subsidiary. Now he assumes the position of greater responsibility in his experience in the entity.      

Valverde’s Barça drew (0-0) against Real Madrid. Yes … but FC Barcelona, ​​as an entity, emerged victorious from the other match that was also played off the pitch: prestige, recognition, professionalism and a job well done in all its areas.


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The club’s responsiveness to the circumstances surrounding the classic was extraordinary. In preventive, logistical and human terms … which required a huge financial effort. FC Barcelona invested a lot of money to strengthen its social area (attention to members), mobility and extra security measures, paying out of pocket for the additional and special deployment of more Mossos d’Esquadra … which was substantial.


The exemplary behavior of the partners and fans of FC Barcelona was proportional to the apocalyptic alarm launched mainly from Madrid. Depending on which television, station or newspaper you paid attention to, it could be said that the classic was going to be played in a war scene. There was such media noise that the intimidating effect seemed inevitable. 

Yes, because, who would dare to go to the Camp Nou with the continuous rain of such alarmist information? There, both President Bartomeu and the club’s spokesman, Josep Vives, acted as a retaining wall, stating in advance that they would go to the game, that it would be played, that nothing would happen.

And nothing happened. Well, it did. The Barça partners, once again, gave a lesson in ‘seny’, civics and education. They understood that, out of prudence, they had to arrive earlier than usual at the Estadi, they naturally accepted the strict security controls … and at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 93,426 souls were sitting in their respective seats.

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That normality, that naturalness, has been the worst of the defeats of those who dreamed of a field invasion or a universal scandal so that Barça’s hair fell out and Catalonia would be portrayed. And just as those 93,000 entered, they also left the Camp Nou in a fluid way.

What happened outside the Estadi is not the responsibility of FC Barcelona. Neither pricks nor cuts. The classic ended in a draw on the field. Outside, it was won by Barça.

The Turkish FC Barcelona player Arda Turan could pack his bags in the winter market, as pointed out by the Turkish delegation of the chain ‘CNN’ this Sunday. Television echoes different British publications in which Arsenal’s interest in the Barça player appears. 


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Unwanted Barca star Arda Turan, to Arsenal in January?

Turan does not enter into Ernesto Valverde’s plans as it has been latent after the first eleven official matches of the season, in which the player has not played a single minute. The midfielder would be willing to accept an exit route in January in search of minutes and visibility, despite having a contract until 2020. 

According to the publications referred to by ‘CNN’, Arsenal would have contacted the player’s environment to find out his intentions. 

The interest of Arsenal should be added that of Galatasaray, which has always been the best positioned team to take over Barça’s services.

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Turan, who refused to leave Barça in the summer, has been forced to reconsider his position as he was ostracized.

Inter Milan has made known to Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal and those around him that if they want to take the step and leave Barcelona in the winter market they must make a significant gesture. Inter Milan want the Chilean midfielder on loan after seeing that he does not feel comfortable at Barcelona due to lack of minutes. However, as reported this Saturday by the Italian newspaper ‘La Gazetta dello Sport’, Barcelona is resisting.


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For this reason, Inter Milan continues to negotiate a loan without a purchase obligation at the end of the season, but there is no agreement, according to the Italian newspaper. In any case, it should be remembered that Ernesto Valverde, Barcelona coach, is not in favor of the Chilean’s departure now in the winter market. That is why both Marotta, general director of Inter Milan, and Antonio Conte, the current coach and who already had Arturo Vidal at Juventus under his orders, hope that now it is the Chilean midfielder himself who will pressure Barcelona to let him go. this coming January. Negotiations are on the table.

Lautaro Martínez, the scorer for Inter Milan, has made a new nod to Leo Messi, for whom he confesses great admiration, and to Barcelona, ​​a club that has him on its future agenda. In an interview with the Italian newspaper, ‘La Reppublica’, Lautaro Martínez also talks about his future at Inter Milan, where he assures that "It is my home".


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“For us Argentines, Messi is important as Maradona was, he is the best in the world and a privilege to play with him. I would like to help him win the World Cup ”, acknowledged the Argentine forward of Inter Milan.

 «I love that the greats are there for me, it confirms that I am working well and growing,» confessed, on the other hand, Lautaro Martínez when asked about the interest of a club like Barcelona where, precisely, Leo Messi also plays, which they faced in the last group stage of the 2019/2020 Champions League.

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Finally, the Argentine forward also had a few words for his current coach, Antonio Conte. “It helps me improve. He gave me the minutes a player needs. He trusts me, «said Lautaro Martínez.

The Portuguese side of Barça Nélson Semedo has been the victim of a robbery at his home during the noon of the Classic. As reported by Cadena SER and confirmed by El Periódico, the Mossos d’Esquadra received the notice of the theft at 2.15 pm.


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Nelson Semedo house robbed ahead of Clasico

Semedo is concentrated with the rest of the Barcelona squad at the Hotel Sofía, from 12 noon, as F.C. Barcelona had to modify its usual routine, for security reasons for the Classic.

In this way, the defender joins the list of footballers who have suffered a robbery at home during the match or before the match, as in the present case of Semedo.

In mid-October, the Civil Guard dismantled part of a gang that operated in Madrid and robbed the homes of footballers such as Thomas, Casemiro, Álvaro Morata or Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. The operation, with three searches in the Community of Madrid, and one in Toledo, ended with four detainees.

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The robberies have also taken place in other parts of Spain, such as Villarreal, with thefts at the home of Zambo Anguissa or Ekambi, and in Vigo, at the home of Iago Aspas.

Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid’s Belgian goalkeeper, will meet Leo Messi again this Sunday at the Santiago Bernabéu. Courtois has suffered in his flesh the scoring nose of Leo Messi, but it seems that that is not enough to recognize the football quality of the Argentine star of Barcelona. At least that is what it seems when they asked him about Leo Messi in an interview granted to ‘Eleven sports’.


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"Do I think about Messi before this Classic? No, not anymore. Maybe it was during my first season with Atlético de Madrid, especially when you play the Camp Nou for the first time. Not now", commented the Belgian goalkeeper, who also assured that "for me Messi is a player like any other. If I have nightmares about him? No, we study their movements as you can study a Celta de Vigo or Levante player. There is no difference in this regard".

A somewhat daring statement for a goalkeeper who knows what it is that Leo Messi can beat the goal he defends on more than one occasion. This Sunday, it may be a new opportunity to see if Messi really is like any other player.

Arda Turan played for Galatasaray from 2005 to 2011 before signing for Atlético de Madrid and that could be his fate as reported by ‘RAC 1’ on Thursday.