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Gerardo Martino

Gerardo Daniel 'Tata' Martino (born 20 November 1962) is an Argentine manager and former football midfielder, who is currently the manager of FC Barcelona.

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Opposite to Dynamo, started the season with 7/10 matches away. Interesting quotes from 'Tata' in the .
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Gerardo Martino: Lionel Messi's return has been vital for Argentina hopes
No Messi in Argentina squad for Rio: Buenos Aires: Argentina coach Gerardo Martino on Thursday named part of ...
Gerardo Martino: "If we don't go to the World Cup, I will have to kill myself" Wouldn't worry Tata I imagine someone w…
Gerardo "Tata" Martino: "Aguero and Higuain break record after record, there's no reason to bench them."
Gerardo "Tata" Martino: "I don't see a player who currently fighting for Pastore or Banega's spot."
Gerardo "Tata" Martino: "There won't be any surprises in the final list for the Copa America."
Gerardo "Tata" Martino: "We see this Copa as a new opportunity and expect a different result this time around."
Gerardo Martino: "Our idea at times is consolidated and we hope to show it at crucial moments."
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Icardi ruled out of Copa America: Argentina coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino said that his decision to omit Inter...
Messi agreed not to play in Olympics: Argentina coach Martino: Argentina football team's head coach Gerardo M...
Gerardo Martino has explained why superstar Lionel Messi will miss the Rio Olympics later this year.
Argentina national team head coach Gerardo Martino says that Barcelona star Lionel Messi will play in Copa America instead of
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Lionel Messi will not be part of the Argentina squad that will be competing for gold at the Olympics, but Gerardo Martino stressed the
Gerardo Martino feels Argentina need Lionel Messi more at the Copa America than at the Olympics and the Barce...
Argentina boss Gerardo Martino thinks "it would be an exaggeration to have Leo (Messi)" in with also in there.
Gerardo Martino: "Just because Messi doesn't play, it doesn't mean that Neymar has to take the helm."
Gerardo Martino says that Alexis Sanchez thought they were fighting at Barcelona -
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino says he. had a bizarre "bust-up" with Arsenal. forward Alexis Sanchez during their...
Gerardo MARTINO talks MESSI and Argentina: Gerardo MARTINO spoke about Lionel Messi and the National Team at t...
Argentina’s manager Gerardo Martino says it is very difficult to be Lionel Messi
Messi will not go to the Olympic games, says Argentina coach Gerardo Martino.
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in 2013, Gerardo 'Tata' Martino is announced as the new coach of FC Barcelona, replacing Tito Vilanova.
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino says Lionel Messi will play on right wing vs Croatia because otherwise they would have "almost a 4th No. 9.
Gerardo Martino having his Grady Little-Pedro Martinez moment , as Messi tells him he's fine to stay in.
Argentina will train today at 2pm Eastern which will be followed by a Gerardo Martino press conference.
Hoping that LvG - "Le Philosopher", doesn't know the following: Marouane Fellaini at one time played as a second striker while at Goodison Park, Ashley Young severally played as an attacking midfielder while at Midlands and Antonio Valencia constantly played as a central midfielder back in his native Ecuador. Glad that Rio Ferdinand currently plays at Loftus Road - he started his career as an attacking midfielder and your guess is as good as mine in relation to where he would be playing in case he was still at OT! Also happy that John O'Shea is a Black Cat - am sure LvG watched his goalkeeping exploits against Tottenham Hotspur after Edwin van der Sar broke his nose! As it stands now, Gerardo Martino is undergoing bouts of stress due to his expanding pool of strikers - Angel Di Maria now joins Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuaín as a forward in the La Albiceleste!
In a refreshingly honest and open critique of his time as Barcelona coach, Gerardo Martino has conceded he "left nothing" at the club.
Former Barcelona manager, Gerardo Martino, says that everybody at the club looks to Lionel Messi to save the day. http:/…
Argentina and former FC Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino is 52 today. Happy Birthday 'Tata'!
Diego Milito backs Gerardo Martino to lead Argentina to success
Former Argentina international Diego Milito has backed Gerardo Martino to lead the country to success
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino on Angel Di Maria: "I have to say that he is one of the very top players in world footb…
A different discourse. Lionel Messi's claims that he no longer knows whether his long-term future lies at Barcelona are fruit of the forward's growing frustration at the Catalan club. Once a marriage made in heaven, Messi and Barca could now be set for an unhappy break-up. The Argentine attacker has always said he wants to retire at Camp Nou or at least stay until late in his career before ending up at boyhood club Newell's in Argentina, but he has now changed his tune. On Tuesday, he told Argentine sports daily Ole that he does not know what the future holds. And it was no coincidence. Amid the criticism under compatriot Gerardo Martino, Messi contemplated leaving Barca last season and even expressed his concerns to former coach Tito Vilanova in a visit to the former Blaugrana boss before his death in April. Vilanova convinced Messi to stay less than a week prior to his passing but the player and his team still studied an offer from Paris Saint-Germain and would now be open to considering a move next sum ...
Angel Di Maria is an injury concern for Manchester United 's crunch clash with Arsenal on Saturday after picking up a knock in Argentina's 1-0 defeat to Portugal. The former Real Madrid star suffered a blow to his foot following a hefty challenge from United team-mate Nani, who is currently on-loan with Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon, but carried on until the 61st minute. Di Maria was eventually replaced by Tottenham winger Erik Lamela and there are now question marks over whether the 26-year-old will be fit in time to start for Louis Van Gaal's side at the Emirates Stadium. Argentina coach Gerardo Martino commented after the game: "We don't think it is anything serious. It was quite a tough blow he took. It was a tough knock. It cut the skin a little bit. "We are having a look at some X-rays, some images that have been taken but in spite of that we don't think it is too serious." Di Maria himself said: "It was just a blow. I hope it doesn't swell anymore so I can play at the weekend."
All the best stories making the headlines on the back pages of Tuesday's regional newspapers. LONDON EVENING STANDARD Chelsea and Arsenal's hopes of signing Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira in January seem over after Luka Modric was ruled out for at least three months. Daniel Levy will learn the extent of fan opposition to Tottenham's proposed move to Milton Keynes when he meets representatives of the club's Supporters Trust on Thursday. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS David de Gea has rubbished suggestions that Victor Valdes has been brought to Manchester United to replace him. Angel Di Maria's drop in form for Manchester United was to be expected, according to Argentina boss Gerardo Martino. Manchester City will be ready to make the most any Chelsea slip-ups in the Premier League title race, Fernando has claimed. LIVERPOOL ECHO Liverpool must focus on the positives of last season's charge for the Premier League title, rather than dwelling on the negatives, says former boss Rafa Benitez. Robert Elstone has gi ...
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Leo Messi talks to Gerardo Martino during warm-up at West Ham's Rush Green Stadium.
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ARGENTINA coach Gerardo Martino believes Manchester United got Angel Di Maria "on the cheap".
FULL TIME : BARCELONA 1 - 0 APOEL NICOSIA The centre-back proved to be the difference as Luis Enrique's first European game in charge of the Catalan club ended with a win. Gerard Pique headed in the only goal of the game as Barcelona opened their Champions League campaign with a low-key 1-0 victory over APOEL on Wednesday. Pique nodded home in the 28th minute to help Barca - and their new head coach Luis Enrique - kick off their Group F campaign with maximum points, although the determined Cypriot side offered a sterner test than many had predicted. The Spanish giants' triumph ultimately continued a 100 per cent start to the tenure of Enrique, who took the reins following Gerardo Martino's ill-fated campaign at the helm in 2013-14. Having managed to once again align a defensive nous with the kind of possessional dominance that was the hallmark of the Pep Guardiola years, Barcelona are beginning to look imposing. Unsurprisingly, they had too much for APOEL, with Barca's excellent defence - who have yet to ...
TOP SPORTS NEWS 4 SEPT 2014 Cristiano Ronaldo hinted he would like to return to Manchester United before his career is over, but insisted he is not eyeing an exit from Real Madrid any time soon. Wayne Rooney celebrated his appointment as England captain with the winner against Norway on a night when fans turned their back on the team following their dismal World Cup exit. Nigeria will be suspended from world football on Monday at 07:00 GMT if Chris Giwa does not give up his claim to be football federation president. Manchester United's record 59.7 million pound fee paid to Real Madrid for Angel Di Maria was the most over-priced transfer of the summer window, according to a study by the CIES Football Observatory Roy Hodgson defended Wayne Rooney but admitted that the England captain could play better after Wednesday's 1-0 victory over Norway Argentina boss Gerardo Martino hailed Angel Di Maria as "one of the five best players in the world" after the winger ripped Germany apart on Wednesday night. Bayern Mu ...
Brazilian Legend, Ronaldinho, will take the field along with several other legends like Lionel Messi, Filippo Inzaghi and Samuel Eto'o at the Olympic stadium in Rome on Monday. The charity tie -billed an inter-religious football match -is backed by Pope Francis and is put together by Argentina and Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti. Argentina coach Gerardo Martino and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will put together the two teams.
.record signing, Érik Lamela, has been called up by Gerardo Martino, to replace Lionel Messi.
Gerardo Martino is prepared to end Juventus striker Carlos Tevez's international exile!
Albiceleste appointment for Martino Former Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has been named the new Argentina coach by the Argentinian Football Association. A statement on the AFA website said Martino, 51, will be formally introduced as Alejandro Sabella's successor at a press conference in Ezieza, Buenos Aires on Thursday. Sabella's contract expired after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, where Argentina were beaten 1-0 by Germany in the Final. It will be Martino's second spell as a national team coach after a lengthy stint as Paraguay boss from 2006 to 2011, highlighted by a run to the quarter-finals South Africa 2010 and an appearance in the 2011 Copa America final. The Rosario-born coach has a lengthy CV as a club coach in South America, having taken charge of eight clubs, but he is best known internationally for his time at Barcelona, even though he failed to deliver the sort of success his immediate predecessors had made routine. Martino left Barça after the final day of last season, when they were ...
Former Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has been appointed the new manager of World Cup finalists Argentina,...
:BREAKING NEWS: Gerardo Martino named new coach of Argentina Gerardo Martino was named coach of Argentina replacing Alejandro Sabella who stood down after they lost 1-0 to Germany in World Cup final. ::Hit Like If You Are Happy::
MESSI VOMITED IN World Cup FINAL Lionel Messi vomited during the World Cup final on Sunday. Screen grab In the latest in a series of strange vomiting incidents, Lionel Messi threw up during Sunday’s World Cup final loss to Germany. It was caught by an Italian TV broadcaster, and confirmed by the Associated Press. This happens to Messi with some regularity. In April cameras captured the 26-year-old retching in the tunnel before a game against Athletic Bilbao. That came a little more than a month after he threw up during an Argentina friendly against Romania in Bucharest. That incident prompted a wave of media inquiries into what’s going on with his stomach. While Messi, his coaches, and his doctors have thrown out a bunch of different theories, there isn’t one clear explanation. Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino told the BBC back in March that Messi went to a doctor, but the tests didn’t reveal anything: Something is not right, but it doesn’t affect his performance. It happens to him regularly. … ...
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Lionel Messi is quite clearly moonlighting as Gerardo Martino's agent
Reports: Ex Barcelona Manager Gerardo Martino is Close to becoming Argentina next Manager.
According to Former Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino is set to appointed Argentina manager
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BARCELONA, Spain -- Lionel Messi is set to return from a two-month injury layoff after being cleared by Barcelona team doctors and included in the squad for the Copa del Rey match against Getafe on Wednesday. wholesale jerseys . Messi hasnt played since tearing his left hamstring on Nov. 10, his fourth leg injury last year. He returned to training with Barcelona last week after recovering in Argentina. Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said Tuesday that Messi "feels fine" but didnt reveal if the clubs all-time leading scorer will start or stay on the bench. "Messi rehabbed well and has trained like the rest of the team," Martino said. "Maybe he lacks some playing time, but with Leo I dont think that will be a problem. "Messi gives us all a boost of confidence. With him at our side, we all feel more secure." Martino said that if Messi plays he hopes he can repeat his remarkable goal against Getafe in 2007, when he dribbled from his own half, slaloming by a series of defenders, to net arguably his greatest ...
Barcelona star Pedro has refused to rule out a move away from the Camp Nou with Liverpool keen to snap up the Spanish attacker. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to make "multi-dimensional" signings this summer and the Spaniard tops the bill. Pedro was regularly left on the bench by former manager Gerardo Martino last season which prompted speculation linking the 26-year-old with a £20m move away from Catalunya. He remained coy when asked about the talk surrounding where he will be next season."I don't know. I am very happy in the club, but I don't know what the future holds for me. Now I'm only thinking about the World Cup. "I'd have preferred to play more, especially in the big games, where I perhaps had less participation." The Anfield club are also chasing Southampton wide-man Adam Lallana but have been told to up their bid to £25m. Source: Daily Express
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Louis Van Gaal will bring in the right players to turn around Manchester United's fortunes, according to the club's former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar. United endured a dismal transfer window before last season with David Moyes snubbed by several of his high-profile targets and landing only £27.5 million midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who flopped in his first season at Old Trafford.Van Gaal’s targets include; Luke Shaw, Mats Hummels, Arjen Robben , Cesc Fábregas, and toni kroos among others. New Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says the prospect of managing "the best player in the world" in Lionel Messi was a key factor in taking the job. Enrique, 44, signed a two-year deal to replace Gerardo Martino at the Spanish runners-up. Enrique, who played for the club between 1996 and 2004, intends to build "a new Barca that can excite". Argentina forward Messi, who has just signed a new contract, scored 41 goals in 44 matches for Barcelona last season, but failed to find his best .. ...
Football - Liga Luis Enrique and Ter Stegen join Barcelona Former Barcelona skipper Luis Enrique has returned to the club as their new manager, the Liga club have confirmed. The 44-year-old, who led Celta Vigo this season, has agreed a two-year deal to take over from Gerardo Martino, who left his position after just one campaign in charge. The Catalan club said in a statement on their official website: "The FC Barcelona board of directors have this evening confirmed Luis Enrique Martineza as the new first-team coach, following a proposal from sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta. Luis Enrique, 44, will sign a two-year deal." The appointment of the former Spain international, who played at the Nou Camp from 1996 to 2004 after joining from bitter rivals Real Madrid, came on a busy day for Barcelona. Lionel Messi put pen to paper on his new deal, while the club also completed the signing of highly-rated German goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen from Borussia Monchengladbach and announced forward Gerard Deulofe ...
Gerardo Martino resigns as Barcelona coach after La Liga defeat - Indian Express
Gerardo Martino has given his views ahead of the crunch game with Atlético Madrid
Valdes bids farewell to Barça's fans (PA) Wednesday 14 May 2014 Victor Valdes has bid farewell to Barcelona with an open letter to the club's fans. The 32-year-old goalkeeper, who had long planned to leave his only professional club this summer at the end of his contract, has been sidelined through the final part of the season after suffering a serious knee injury in March. "The time has come to say goodbye to you all," Valdes wrote in his letter. "Unfortunately, I could not end my time here playing football as I would have liked, but that's life sometimes and this year has been cruel to me in this regard." Valdes went on to thank almost all of the coaches he has worked with by name, with the notable exception of current incumbent Gerardo Martino. Valdes joined Barça from Tenerife as a teenager, and spent 12 seasons in the first-team squad, going on to win six La Liga titles, three UEFA Champions League crowns, two Copa del Reys, two European Super Cups and the Club World Cup twice. He is continuing to ...
Atleti, Barça held as Real beaten An outstanding save by Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero denied Atletico Madrid the opportunity to wrap up the Spanish La Liga title at their Vicente Calderon stadium. The Argentina goalkeeper produced a fingertip save to keep out a curling shot from Adrian in the final minute of stoppage time, ensuring the game ended in a 1-1 draw. It sets up a mouthwatering showdown between Atletico and their nearest title rivals Barcelona next weekend, with Diego Simeone's side only requiring a point to lift their first league title in 18 years. Barcelona played their part in setting up a winner-takes-all clash against Atletico on the last day of the season after they drew 0-0 against strugglers Elche. The results mean Barça and Atletico will face each other at the Nou Camp in a La Liga title showdown next Sunday, with only a win enough for Gerardo Martino's side to claim the league honours. Atletico lead Barça by three points following the two draws on Sunday but victory for Barça ...
The future of Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino was uncertain on Saturday after a 2-2 home draw with lowly Getafe all but ended the club's bid for a fifth La Liga title in six years.
Ex-Barca Coach Tito Villanova Dies Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 45. The BBC reports that Vilanova had a tumour removed from his throat in November 2011 before suffering a relapse in December 2012. He stepped down as Barca boss last July to continue his treatment, with Gerardo Martino taking charge. “FC Barcelona is in immense mourning. Tito Vilanova has died at the age of 45. May he rest in peace,” said a statement from the Spanish club. The ex-Barca youth team player was Pep Guardiola’s assistant before stepping up to replace the now-Bayern Munich boss when he decided to take a sabbatical from football in June 2012. Vilanova had surgery in December 2012 and spent 10 weeks in New York having chemotherapy and radiotherapy, but he returned in March 2013 to see his side take the Spanish title in his sole season in charge.
Manchester City are preparing to make an audacious bid for Barcelona's Lionel Messi in the summer transfer window, which would make the Argentine the most expensive player in football. Although the Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has claimed Lionel Messi will be offered a new contract in the summer, it is unclear whether he will sign on as sources close to the diminutive play maker have revealed that he has become disillusioned with Barcelona's hierarchy, with certain board members making it clear that they feel Messi's abilities are waning. It is also believed that since Neymar's arrival, Messi does not feel like the main man in Gerardo Martino's side, leading him to consider his future at the Camp Nou. This will serve as an unnecessary distraction to Barcelona's fans and players and will add to their on-field woes, with the Blaugrana on course to finish a season with no silverware for the first time since 2008. This is due to Barcelona being knocked out of the quarter finals of the Champions League b ...
Liverpool are hopeful of securing a deal to sign long term target Cristian Tello but must first hope that Barcelona manager to have their FIFA transfer ban overturned. Brendan Rodgers will look to bring in the 22 year old attacker with Barcelona ready to accept offers of around £12m according to the Daily Mirror. The Anfield boss is looking to bring in supporting options to boost his attack and Tello may well be the ideal man for the job. The youngster has impressed when called upon by the Nou Camp side but his first team chances at Barcelona are greatly limited. Tello has managed just two La Liga starts this term with the arrival last summer of Neymar and the excellent form shown by Chilean Alexis Sanchez have restricted the adaptable forward's chances to impress under boss Gerardo Martino and a move to Liverpool may well tempt the Spanish international.
Dear Barca fan ra plz.kichu mone korben na apnader niye post korlam ble... Former Barcelona coach Radomir Antic believes that Blaugrana superstar Lionel Messi deliberately stayed away from the action during the 1-0 Champions League defeat against Atletico Madrid due to his frustration at being played as a winger. The Argentina international was heavily criticised after running just 6.8 kilometres as Barca crashed out of Europe and Antic has likened Messi's situation under Gerardo Martino to that of Rivaldo under Louis Van Gaal during the 1999-2000 campaign. Van Gaal insisted on playing the Brazilian on the left wing against his will - despite his preference to be deployed centrally - leading to a strained relationship between the two. "Messi did not do much running because the coach told him to play as a winger. This was Messi's way of saying 'If you want me to play on the wing, I will do just that'," Antic told Goal . "This situation is pretty similar to what happened between Van Gaal and Rivaldo. Van Ga ...
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Old Trafford side ready big money offer for Nou Camp midfielder. Man United are to re-ignite their in Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas and are confident of landing the former Arsenal man after receiving encouraging feedback from the player's representatives. CaughtOffside understands that Old Trafford boss David Moyes has made the Spanish international his number one summer transfer priority. Fabregas is said to be open to a possible move to Man United and will see how the rest of the current campaign shapes up before considering issuing a transfer request. Moyes is keen to bring in a number of signings but sees the 26 year old as a 'Marquee' capture that would act as something of a statement of intent from a club that is in the midst of something of a period of transition. Man United will hope to tempt Fabregas into returning to the Premier League with a £250k a week contract and the promise of a prominent role in the first team set-up. Though Fabregas is a regular in Gerardo Martino's first team set- ...
Come next season, Fc Barcelona should get rid of Gerardo Martino and appoint Marcelo Bielsa as their new coach
David Moyes could be Barcelona manager next season, according to Spanish publication Sport. The Catalan giants are expected to relieve current boss Gerardo Martino of his duties this summer – with the club third in the La Liga table. Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Granada came on the back of Barca’s Champions League exit and means they are now four points off league leaders Atletico Madrid, with five games to go. Martino will get a chance to redeem himself in the Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid on Wednesday but many feel a defeat would be the final straw for the Argentinian. And according to Sport, Manchester United boss Moyes would be the front-runner to replace him. The fiery Scot has enhanced his reputation at Manchester after breaking all records this season.
Zubizarreta finding Barça struggles tough (PA) Monday 14 April 2014 Share Andoni Zubizarreta has acknowledged Barcelona's recent results have left him experiencing his "worst moment as sporting director", but backed coach Gerardo Martino to see out his contract. Saturday's shock 1-0 Spanish La Liga defeat at Granada meant the reigning champions finished the weekend third in the standings - four points behind leaders Atletico Madrid - with five games remaining. The loss in Andalusia came hot on the heels of the midweek Champions League exit at the hands of Los Rojiblancos, and Zubizarreta admitted it was a tough time. "If we talk about results, it's my worst moment as sporting director," he told Catalan television channel TV3. "We played so well (at Granada), with 80 per cent of possession. (But) we lacked tranquility in the final pass." The 52-year-old, who took over his role from Txiki Begiristain in July 2010 and oversaw unprecedented success on the pitch in his first two years with Pep Guardiola as co ...
SPORTS NEWS UPDATE WITH Babrah Ayebale -SPORTS: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says next month could be the biggest of his career as the Reds prepare to play "four cup finals" in their bid to win a first English title in 24 years. -Barcelona's players are behind coach Gerardo Martino "to the death",according to club captain Carles Puyol. -Chelsea captain John Terry says Liverpool's defeat of Manchester City suits his side in the title race. -Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says the remainder of their La Liga fixtures this term have turned from matches to "finals". -Spurs expect PSG to make summer move to bring their French keeper back to his homeland and have their eye on Baggies star. -John Terry admitted that he told Phil Dowd, the referee, that Chico Flores deserved to be sent off prior to the Swansea City defender receiving a second yellow card. -Cricket - Joe Root should not open the batting for England, according to Australia batsman Chris Rogers. Rogers, 36, tipped Middlesex team-mate and op ...
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has defended Lionel Messi following sharp criticism of the four-times World Player of the Year's limp performance in Wednesday's Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid. Read more details here:
Barcelona out of the Champions League and out of steam ... where now for Gerardo Martino's team?
Barcelona will grieve but move on, says Gerardo Martino after Champions League exit video
Barcelona coach, Gerardo Martino, has admitted his side lost their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Atletico Madrid in the opening 20 minutes.
Arsene Wenger, Gerardo Martino or David Moyes... One of these guys are might lose their job at the end of the season!
Athletico Madrid's currnt coach was Diego Simeone, Barcelona FC's currnt coach was Gerardo Martino... Bt they r both Argentine... They mke their teams so strong. If they use their brain together to help the Argentine football team in this yr's FIFA World Cup, then Argentina will be da best to win the World Cup.
Graham Hunter on BBC Five live has compared Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino tactics to this of John Beck! LCFC gospel to the world!
PREVIEW Atletico Madrid v Barcelona; Champions League | Vicente Calderon | Wed 9 Apr | 7:45pm The lowdown And so yet another draw for Spain's top two sides. These encounters are perhaps the best example of how Barcelona 's level has dropped since Pep Guardiola left, and how Atlético Madrid's have improved under Diego Simeone. Atletico Madrid FORM Atletico 1-0 Villarreal (Lge) Barcelona 1-1 Atletico (CL) Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Atletico (Lge) Atletico 1-0 Granada (Lge) Real Betis 0-2 Atletico (Lge) BARCELONA FORM Barca 3-1 Real Betis (Lge) Barca 1-1 Atletico (CL) Espanyol 0-1 Barca (Lge) Barca 3-0 Celta Vigo (Lge) Real Madrid 3-4 Barca (Lge) Atlético's star striker Diego Costa was forced off through injury early in the first leg, but his namesake and replacement, a January capture from Wolfsburg, struck a sublime finish into the top corner. "When I saw the ball go in I almost wanted to celebrate it, it was a tremendous goal," said rival manager Gerardo Martino, on the Brazilian's strike. Simeone was just as ...
Barça are on their way to Madrid The Barça first team are on their flight to Madrid, where on Wednesday they'll take on Atletico in the return leg of their Champions League quarter final. The plane took off at 11 a.m. from El Prat airport for the one hour flight to the Capital. Heading up the Barça expedition is the President Josep Maria Bartomeu, accompanied by Vice Presidents Javier Faus, Carles Vilarrubí, Jordi Mestre and Manel Arroyo, Directors Susana Monje, Toni Freixa, Jordi Moix, Jordi Monés, Pilar Guinovart, Javier Bordas, Silvio Elías and Dídac Lee, and Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta. It's worth remembering that Gerardo Martino has called up 21 players. Once in Madrid, Barça will get together at the hotel and later they'll train at the Vicente Calderón at around 6.30 p.m.
"There's no doom and gloom, just satisfaction" - Gerardo Martino @ goal.com/en after Barca vs Ath. Madrid.
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Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino, has said that it would be a personal failure, if the Catalans do not make the final four of the UEFA Champions League. Says a lot about the man and club.
Barcelona’s goalkeeper Victor Valdes was subbed off in the 22nd minute after suffering a knee injury during his club’s match against Celta Vigo on Wednesday night. Valdes’ right knee appeared to buckle when he came down after jumping to block a free kick. He managed to gather in the ball but then fell to the turf and called to be substituted. After minutes of medical attention, the Catalonian was carted off the pitch and subbed for Barca’s 2nd goalie Jose Pinto. The injury could be a major setback for manager Gerardo Martino in Barcelona’s upcoming Champions League quarterfinal against Atletico Madrid next Tuesday, April 1st. Update: Early reports indicate Valdes may be ruled out for the World Cup in Brazil. According to Diario Sport, Valdes has torn his cruciate which will entail a 6 months recovery.
The Dinamo Zagreb wonderkid has announced that he will be signing for the Catalans on a five-year contract. But just how good can the teenager become? It was a winter of discontent for Barcelona in the transfer market. Not only did they not sign anyone, but the chaos surrounding Neymar's transfer last summer saw their president resign and the club accused of tax fraud allegations that they continue to deny. However, a month on from the madness of the January window, the Catalans have got back into the swing of poaching the best talent on the planet by swooping for Croatian wonderkid Alen Halilovic in a deal worth an estimated €10 million from Dinamo Zagreb. Although the move is yet to be officially confirmed by either club, the 17-year-old took to social media to share his joy with the world that he has signed for Gerardo Martino's men. "Thanks Dinamo Zagreb for everything!!" the three-times capped Croatia international wrote on his Instagram account. "My first club and biggest love!! Now is time to mov ...
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Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri has issued a come and get me plea to Manchester United and Liverpool. Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed top scorer Sergio Aguero will miss Tuesday night's Manchester derby. David Moyes has stepped up his interest in Porto's France international Eliaquim Mangala. Everton manager Roberto Martinez will be the surprise name on Barcelona's shortlist should manager Gerardo Martino leave at the end of the season. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to sell £17million striker Romelu Lukaku, but not to a Premier League club.
Real Madrid are the favorites, but Barcelona can flip the narrative, Los Merengues' season and Gerardo Martino's tenure around completely with just one win.
BLABBING TIME: Martino: Draw will not be good enough Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino has admitted that his side need to beat Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday if they are to have any chance of retaining their La Liga title. Three defeats in their last seven La Liga games have left the Catalans four points behind leaders Madrid with just ten games remaining. And with Real having not lost in any competition since the sides last met in October, Martino knows Barça have a unique opportunity to get themselves back into the title race. "I think it is probably the last chance we will have because after this game there are only nine games left and it is not the same thing to come back from one point behind to four or seven," he said on Saturday. "Teams at this point of the season, particularly those ones fighting for the league, don't make that many slip ups. "I don't think a draw is a good result for us. The circumstances of the game always indicate whether it is a good result or not as well, but I ...
Barcelona vice-president Manuel Arroyo has denied rumours that Gerardo Martino will quit the club at the end of the season
Arroyo plays down Martino reports: Barcelona vice president Manel Arroyo has denied manager Gerardo Martino has decided to leave the ...
Barcelona claimed that Gerardo Martino will stay at Camp Nou despite reports of him taking over as Argentina’s coach.
Barcelona have rubbished reports that coach Gerardo Martino could quit the club to take the Argentina national job. Martino has come under pressure in recent weeks, with Barca's La Liga title defence stuttering badly after three defeats in quick succession. Losses to Valencia, Real Sociedad and Real Valladolid in their last seven games have left the champions four points off Real Madrid, though the sides will contest El Clasico on Sunday, with Barca desperate for points. With the added weight of the Camp Nou job reportedly getting to the Argentinian, talk of his departure has mounted, but Barca's marketing vice-president Manuel Arroyo was quick to downplay such rumours at a press conference on Monday. He said: "We found out a few minutes ago that this news was emanating from somewhere. "We don't support it, Tata (Martino) is contracted to the club and in this week that is so important to us he is dedicated to Barca. "We asked him and he has flat out denied it. He has not spoken to anyone, including his st ...
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to become Barcelona's all-time record goalscorer as they cut the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid to four points ahead of their meeting next weekend with a 7-0 thrashing of Osasuna. After a slow start, the hosts were sparked into life by Messi's opening goal as he flicked home at the near post from Alexis Sanchez's cross. Sanchez was next on the scoresheet as he finished off a similar move involving Andres Iniesta and Jordi Alba before Iniesta's wonderful strike from 25 yards made it 3-0. Messi then broke another record by registering his 370th Barca goal to overtake Paulinho Alcantara as the club's record marksman before rounding off his hat-trick in between further strikes from Cristian Tello and Pedro Rodriguez. Barca boss Gerardo Martino had left Cesc Fabregas and Neymar on the bench after their exertions in the 2-1 win over Manchester City in midweek with Sanchez and Pedro recalled to the starting line-up. Amazingly, the Catalans had to withstand a bright opening fro ...
Liverpool fans take note... "Barcelona are keeping tabs on Brendan Rodgers and view the Liverpool boss as the perfect replacement for coach Gerardo Martino"
Not surprised Gerardo Martino will leave Barcelona in summer, hasn't fit into the club/ style & undone by politics. Timing however is odd.
Arsene Wenger Reacts to Reports He Will Leave Arsenal for Barcelona. Arsene Wenger his played down reports suggesting he could replace Gerardo Martino as Barcelona head coach, committing his future to Arsenal with a simple statement. Wenger on Catalan suggestions he's on Barcelona shortlist: "My commitment is here and nowhere else", but no developments on new contract. — Miguel Delaney (March 14, 2014 The Frenchman has long been linked with signing a new Emirates contract, reported but he is yet to confirm a prolonged stay. This has led to speculation suggesting he could be lined up as a replacement for Tata, who has come under fire for La Blaugrana's failing season in Spain. Should Arsene Wenger be the next Barcelona manager? Barcelona are currently four points off Real Madrid at the La Liga summit. The recent loss to Valladolid who managed just their fifth win of the season with the 1-0 victory—has left Martino's men in a difficult position as we head toward crunch time. Indeed, failure to beat Los ...
WEDNESDAY FOOTBALL HEADLINES ***Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has urged his team to take confidence from their win over Manchester City into the latter stages. ***Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney would welcome becoming the club's captain for next season and England skipper in the future. ***Manchester City assistant Ruben Cousillas has played down concerns surrounding Sergio Aguero after the forward reinjured his hamstring. ***Bayer Leverkusen head coach Sami Hyypia felt his team could be proud of their efforts despite their UEFA Champions League exit to Paris Saint-Germain. ***Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella insists his side have plenty of reason to feel positive ahead of a second meeting with Juventus on Thursday. ***Tim Sherwood admits Tottenham's squad are playing for their futures at the club following his scathing assessment of Saturday's defeat at Chelsea. (Sky Sports) ***Borussia Monchengladbach have announced the signing of Swiss international Yann Sommer, after confirming that No.1 Ma ...
Messi’s neat strike saves the day 13 March By Tim Hanlon Barcelona - Lionel Messi struck to end Manchester City's dreams of a famous comeback as Barcelona beat the English club 2-1 at the Nou Camp on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals 4-1 on aggregate. Barca looked far from the classic team who lifted the trophy in 2009 and 2011 but a stuttering version under Gerardo Martino that had lost two of their last three games was still far too strong for the Premier League club. City, who lost the first leg of the last-16 tie 2-0 at home, were a constant threat to the Spanish champions, but they were left to rue missed chances by David Silva, Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta. Captain Vincent Kompany levelled for the visitors on the night with a tap-in in the 89th minute, but Dani Alves responded by sweeping home the winner in the first minute of stoppage time. City had been reduced to 10 men by then after Zabaleta was shown a second yellow card for dissent in the 78th minute. The Argentine def ...
Barca will not fire Martino, insists Bartomeu The Spanish giants have fallen four points behind leaders Real Madrid following a 1-0 defeat, but the club chief is refusing to axe the Argentine Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino is not under pressure and will be given time to make his mark at Camp Nou, according to club president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Barcelona suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Valladolid at the weekend and the result has seen them fall to third in La Liga, four points behind league leaders Real Madrid. The result put Martino’s future in doubt as it was the Catalan club’s second defeat in their last three Liga matches, however Bartomeu hopes the 51-year-old will stay on at least until his contract expires in 2015. "Martino has a contract with us until June 2015," he toldCadena Ser. "We would like Martino to remain with us next season. "We hope he will remain with us for a long time. He is eager to do things well and win." The president also confirmed that Barcelona will look to bring in at lea ...
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Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino says "something is not right" with Lionel Messi after the Argentina forward vomited during an exhibition.
Lionel Messi is seeing medics for his on-field vomiting, but Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino says the problem is not serious.
Something is not right with Lionel Messi, according to Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino, after the star appeared to vomit.
Barca boss Martino heaps praise on Manchester City - Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino heaped praise on his Champions League round of 16 opponents Manchester City on the eve of the first leg clash stating that they are one of the greatest teams in -
Martino taking nothing for granted - Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino was pleased his side came home from their Champions League last 16 clash against Manchester City with a win but said they will approach the second leg as if it was g -
Gerardo Martino says retiring skipper Carles Puyol is irreplaceable at Barcelona before admitting he "cannot guarantee…
Gerardo Martino has said that “it's been a short week, but there can be no excuses against V...
André Villas-Boas is on a five-man shortlist to replace 'under-pressure' Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino. (Source: Spo…
Should Arsenal hijack Manchester United's bid for ex-Gunner? Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has been linked with a move back to England with Manchester United, but should Arsenal offer him a return to North London? Cameroon international song arrived at the Camp Nou from Barcelona in 2012, leaving Arsenal for £15m, and in doing so followed Thierry Henry, Alexander Hleb and Cesc Fabregas in making the move from the Emirates Stadium to the Catalan giants. But even whilst he's been limited to a bit-part role under Gerardo Martino and previous manager Tito Vilanova, Song has failed to impress and looks set to leave La Liga in the summer, with a move back to England strongly speculated - and, unsurprisingly, centre midfielder-needy Manchester United have been tipped to make a move for Song. Song, 26, has seen his perceived value plummet from £15m that Barcelona paid to just around £10m, and with that in mind, could be a relative bargain after the powerhouse midfielder impressed in the more physical nature o ...
Martino: “I misread the game” Only four days after affirming their European credentials by beating Manchester City in the near-invincible Etihad Stadium, Barça fell 3-1 in a performance to forget on Saturday against a much better Real Sociedad. Manager Gerardo Martino took the blame for the game in his post match press conference as he admits that playing a double pivot was a misreading of the game and that substitutions had to come on earlier. “Real deserved to win, I didn’t make the correct reading of the game. The decision not to change was also a mistake.” But nevertheless, the message was “move forward “. Tata started the match with both Alex Song and Sergio Busquets in the midfield as he took a defensive approach to the game rather than a dominant one. However, the plan backfired as the Cameroonian scored the game’s first goal in his own net and generally had an awful performance, “having three forwards implies that we wouldn’t be playing with four midfielders. I thought that it ...
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Gerardo Martino says he is to blame for Barcelona's 3-1 defeat at Real Sociedad on Saturday as he did not prepare his team sufficiently. Lionel Messi's strike and leap to third in La Liga's all-time top scorers charts proved scant consolation as the Blaugrana were outdone by Antoine Griezmann and David Zurutuza, as well as an own goal by Alex Song. And Martino, who was sent to the stands at half-time for calling La Real's assistant coach an *** in Argentine, admitted his men were totally inferior to their hosts. "I didn't prepare us for the game well enough, Real were the better team. Now we have to get up, we have a week to prepare the next game," the 51-year-old told reporters. "It was probably a mistake not to make changes when the score was at 1-1. Introducing Xavi wouldn't have made any sense, as [Cesc] Fabregas and Alexis [Sanchez] were already present. "I don't have anything to say about the decision to send me off. The referee made that decision and that's that." Defeat sees Real Madrid go three . ...
Big Match Feature: Man City v Barca Manchester City and Barcelona's Uefa Champions League round of 16 first leg will be their first competitive encounter, but there are unlikely to be too many surprises for either side given the hosts' Spanish connections. Watch the action live on SS3, SS3HD and live streaming on supersport.com from 9pm (CAT, GMT +2). City's squad features four Spaniards – Javi García, Jesús Navas, Álvaro Negredo and David Silva – along with four more players also signed from Spain's top flight including Yaya Touré, who joined from Barcelona in 2010. Additionally they have in Manuel Pellegrini a coach well acquainted with the Spanish game, and in director of football Txiki Begiristain a man who knows Barcelona better than most. Pellegrini's City reached this stage by finishing second in Group A where they took 15 points – two more than Gerardo Martino's Barcelona managed in winning Group H. Previous meetings The clubs have met six times in friendly matches: 1952 Barcelona 5-1 Ma ...
SPECIAL REPORT By Ben Hayward | Spanish Football Writer Barcelona were forced to make a coaching change in the summer, with Vilanova taking time off to recover from cancer and Gerardo Martino brought in as his replacement. But had things been different, instead of an Argentine in the Camp Nou hotseat, it could have been a Chilean: Manuel Pellegrini. Barca have long admired Pellegrini and kept tabs on the South American during his successful spell at Villarreal between 2004 and 2009. Indeed, the Catalan club considered the Chilean as a potential replacement for Frank Rijkaard as the Dutchman's tenure finally flickered out in 2008. In the end, however, Barca opted to promote Pep Guardiola to the top job at Camp Nou and, a year later, Pellegrini moved to the other side of the Clasico divide as he joined Real Madrid. Identified by sporting director Jorge Valdano as the man to lead the second Florentino Perez project at the Santiago Bernabeu, Pellegrini steered Madrid to their then highest-ever points total in ...
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Gerard Pique and Gerardo Martino both played down the potentially explosive impact of another ‘Copa clasico’ final after Barcelona’s 1-1 semifinal second leg draw at Real Sociedad sent the Catalan side through 3-1 on aggregate to meet Real Madrid in this season’s Copa del Rey decider. and Real Madrid last met in the Copa del Rey final in 2011, when Los Blancos triumphed. ENDTomas: Clasico confirmed • Rigg: Clasico awaits Real • Train: Madrid stroll into final The “storm of clasicos” in 2011 saw the rivalry between the two reach a nadir. With Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola on the benches, Madrid won a scrappy Copa del Rey final at the Mestalla through a Cristiano Ronaldo header, but Barca won La Liga and progressed to the Champions League final after two controversial semifinal games -- leading to Mourinho claiming a conspiracy reaching as far as UNICEF had denied his side. This year’s Copa final is set to return to Valencia, and to be played in April, on either Friday 18 or Saturday 19. ...
:::SPORTS NEWS::: Fiorentina's first cup final appearance since winning the 2000-01 Coppa Italia was deserved, said head coach Vincenzo Montella. A 2-0 second-leg victory over Udinese saw the Florence-based club to a 3-2 aggregate victory. Barcelona head coach Gerardo Martino has hinted he is unlikely to rush Neymar back from injury for Copa del Rey semi-final. An abrupt Diego Simeone was disappointed his Atletico Madrid side did not defend their Copa del Rey title, after losing in the semi-finals. Chris Hughton lamented Norwich City's wasteful finishing and inability to stop James Collins' opener in a 2-0 loss to West Ham. West Brom head coach Pepe Mel was pleased with the qualities his side displayed in the 1-1 draw with Premier League leaders Chelsea. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is still wary of the threat of relegation from the Premier League, despite his side's "terrific" recent form. Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino felt his side fully deserved Tuesday's 1-0 win over Hull City in the Premi ...
Gerardo Martino has been forced to make a number of changes to his squad due to the rash of injury problems suffered by some of his regulars. Iniesta, Puyol, Song, Montoya, Neymar, Dos Santos and Oier are all unavailable. The one ray of sunshine for the Argentine coach is the return of a match-fit Ibrahim Afellay. Meanwhile, Barça B striker Jean Marie Dongou keeps his place in the senior squad. Before kick-off, Xavi Hernández will receive a tribute from the Club in honour of his 700+ competitive Barça appearances. [fcb]
Barcelona's coach Gerardo Martino, said that he is considering to use Lionel Messi in a more in-depth match against Malaga area. Barcelona hosts Malaga Sunday and compatriot of Messi is that he is thinking to incorporate it in the area. "I've spoken to him for work to play more in depth, of which he viaracioni play back three forwards from the start." "That happens when he plays with Fabregas and we have done this against Levante when Jean Marie Dongou went for a few minutes," said Martino.
Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino was disappointed by his side’s performance following their 1-1 draw against Levante in a La Liga match on Sunday while Lionel Messi defended his team by saying they were unlucky.
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino could put Lionel Messi back into the starting lineup for the King's Cup game against Getafe on Thursday as he continues to ease him back from injury.
Gerardo Martino talked to the press after his team defeated Getafe by 4 to 0 at the Camp Nou and he noted that...
Lionel Messi and Neymar are ready to return for Barcelona against Getafe in the King's Cup on Wednesday but coach Gerardo Martino has a selection headache with the fine form of Pedro and Alexis Sanchez.
Stamford Bridge side could sell Brazilian. Chelsea are reportedly ready to allow David Luiz move to Barcelona so long as any offer from the Catalan club meets their valuation of the Brazilian according to Goal.com. Read more Chelsea transfer news. Indeed Jose Mourinho has already set his sights on Saint-Etienne youngster Kurt Zouma as a replacement for the 26 year old Blues fan favourite. Barcelona have been tracking Luiz for some months and are ready to renew their interest as Gerardo Martino looks to strengthen his Nou Camp defensive options, which currently only includes to senior central defenders in the form of Gerard Pique and veteran Carles Puyol, with Javier Mascherano being called upon to fill a makeshift role and Marc Bartra on hand to offer support. Luiz has impressed in recent weeks though has only started eight of Chelsea's 20 Premier League fixtures and is seemingly behind Gary Cahill in the pecking order with Mourinho favouring the England international as partner to ever present veteran Jo ...
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Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is considering an end to his illustrious playing career due to on-going fitness problems, Catalan sports daily Mundo Deportivo reported on Sunday. The 35-year-old has been dogged by injury problems over the last couple of seasons and returned to action following two knee operations in October. However, he has only featured four times in the last three months and has been usurped by 22-year-old Marc Bartra in coach Gerardo Martino's pecking order. According to the report, Puyol has communicated his intention to retire at the end of the season to fellow players and staff at the club should he not feel an improvement in his fitness in the coming months.
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Neymar should score more goals, says Martino The Barcelona boss has challenged the Brazilian to improve his strike rate in the absence of Lionel Messi but has is delighted with his all-round contribution By Joe Wright Dec 10, 2013 2:52:00 PM Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has challenged Neymar to improve his goal tally in the continued absence of Lionel Messi. The Brazilian has managed just five goals in 20 competitive appearances for the Blaugrana since his €57 million move from Santos during the summer, though he has notched nine assists. With Messi still sidelined with a hamstring problem, Martino has called on Neymar to step up his strike rate despite his all-round contribution to the side - although he acknowledges the Brazilian is unlikely to match his team-mate's scoring record. "He should score more goals than he has so far," the Barca boss said. "We don't analyse any player simply by the goals he scores and lays on - it is a question of all facets of a player's game. "But at the moment the onl ...
Old Trafford side ready to listen to offers from Nou Camp side. Man United are willing to accept a £38m bid from Barcelona for striker Robin Van Persie according to the IB Times. Read more Manchester United transfer news . The source states that Spanish outletSport.es will offer £38m for the 30 year old forward and that negotiations are set to take place, this comes amid a wealth of speculation regarding an apparent transfer request made by the Dutch international. Check out the top 10 best Manchester United players of all time . Though David Moyes has been quick to refute such speculation there is no denying that Man United have struggled this season and Van Persie himself has had injury concerns, though these have not prevented the former Arsenal man scoring 10 goals in 15 appearances in all competitions. With Lionel Messi out injured Gerardo Martino has targeted Van Persie, who he may feel is a more adept central striking option than in- form Chilean Alexis Sanchez. Indeed with Messi fully fit the No ...
Barcelona to Auction Alex Song During Mid-Season Transfers Manchester United and Arsenal are among those reportedly on alert as Barcelona consider off-loading Alex Song next month for a cut-price £10m. The Cameroon international has struggled to nail down a regular starting berth at Camp Nou since his £15m move to Catalunya from the Gunners 17 months ago. Barca boss Gerardo Martino publicly criticised Song in the club’s 4-1 Copa del Rey victory over Cartagena on Friday and, according to The Daily Star, the Spanish giants are willing to cut their losses on the midfielder, with both Premier League outfits thought to be heading the queue. Wenger, who signed the 26-year-old from Bastia in 2006, is no stranger to welcoming old faces back to the club, with Sol Campbell, Thierry Henry, Jens Lehman and Mathieu Flamini among those who have returned to the club having previously quit the North London outfit. Arsenal, who currently sit at the summit of the Premier League, 12 points clear of reigning champions Un ...
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Top 5: Barcelona players of the future Barcelona are blessed with an array of exciting young talent - here are five future Camp Nou stars Adama Traore The Malian is the latest product from La Masia. At 17 years of age, he is Barcelona's eighth youngest player to debut for the first-team. Traore has progressed through the ranks of the youth academy at a phenomenal rate, with each coach he has worked with taking note of his spectacular ability, pace, style and skill Marc Bartra As Puyol ages, Barcelona needed to look for a new centre-back that can work alongside Gerard Pique. Again, rather than look to the transfer market, Gerardo Martino gave the young Spaniard a chance for a position in the starting line-up, and ever since Bartra has failed to disappoint. Martin Montoya At the age of 22, Montoya has become a regular starter with the absence of the injured Jordi Alba and Dani Alves. He has shown that he has the capability of stepping up to the plate when called upon to do so, whether it be for the national ...
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The Spanish champions barely mustered a shot on target against the Basques and it was only the second time in 15 matches this season they have dropped points after the 0-0 draw at Osasuna in October. Gerardo Martino's side are level with Atletico on 40 points following the Madrid club's 2-0 win at promoted Elche. Real Madrid, whose 4-0 drubbing of Real Valladolid at the Bernabeu included a hat-trick from record signing Gareth Bale, are three behind in third, with Bilbao fourth on 29 points thanks to their first La Liga win against Barca since May 2006. ENGLAND Arsenal maintained their four-point lead at the top of the Premier League with victory at Cardiff City, but the top three now has a more familiar feel after Chelsea and Manchester City both won to stay in pursuit. Aaron Ramsey scored twice for the league leaders on his return to his former club in a 3-0 win for Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, who moved to 31 points from 13 matches. Chelsea climbed to second with a 3-1 win over Southampton thanks to goals f ...
Goal.comBarcelona coach Gerardo Martino criticised the lack of intensity displayed by his players after falling to a 2-1 Champions League defeat to Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena. The home side were 2-0 up before half-time thanks to goals from Thulani Serero…
Goal.comBarcelona star Xavi says he hopes the Champions League defeat to Ajax will not negatively affect his side as they approach a crucial phase of the season. Gerardo Martino's men lost 2-1 in Amsterdam despite playing against 10 men for most of the…
Messi Wants Barcelona to Sign Aguero, Express Says: Roundup By Christopher Elser - Nov 15, 2013 4:50 AM GMT-0600 The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links. Aguero Interest Barcelona’s Lionel Messi told his club that it should sign Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, the Daily Express said. While Barcelona’s interest in signing Messi’s fellow Argentine dimmed when it brought in Neymar from Brazil before this season, Messi’s intervention may renew interest in the former Atletico Madrid striker, the newspaper said. City doesn’t want to sell Aguero, and Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino may be more interested in shoring up his defensive options, the newspaper said. Dzeko Departure? Arsenal may move for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, who is looking to increase his playing time after backing up City’s attackers, the Daily Mirror said. The Gunners are looking to ease the pressure on Olivier Giroud, who has been the North London’s club main ...
Xavi: Barcelona will miss Messi magic The midfielder says the Catalans will struggle to replace the Argentine ace, who has been sidelined for up to eight weeks with a hamstring injury By John Baines 12 Nov 2013 12:30:00 Xavi Hernandez has admitted that being without Lionel Messi is a massive blow for Barcelona's Liga title chances. The Argentina international suffered a hamstring injury in the Blaugrana 's 4-1 defeat of Real Betis on Sunday and could be out of action until after the winter break. The reigning champions still head the Primera Division table by three points from Atletico Madrid, but Xavi suspects that they will need their star man back as soon as possible. "Everybody knows the importance of Leo to this team," the 33-year-old told Mundo Deportivo. "Leo makes the difference and there is no player in the world capable of doing what he does. "But he will be ok: he will be back and it will be great to have him playing again." Gerardo Martino's side have eight games to play in three different com ...
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are in a two-way battle for Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto. The 21-year-old is growing discontent with life at the Nou Camp after a lack of first team appearances under new boss Gerardo Martino. The Spaniard has only played 17 minutes of first team football this season, coming off the substitute bench on three occasions and now the Premier League duo want to take advantage of his services. According to the Daily Star, El Mundo Deportivo have reported that both sides have made enquiries over a possible deal in a bid to add some attacking flair to their football. However they will need to stump up the 20million release clause in his contract in order to secure his services.
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Transfer Updates, Gareth Bale, David Luiz, and more Real Madrid has finally agreed to pay 80 million euros for Gareth Bale, however nothing has been confirmed yet. David Luiz is on Barcelona's radar once more. According to Spanish sources, Barcelona is interested in a move for Liverpool's Dani Agger ( 20 million euros); however their main target is the 25 year old Brazilian, for which the Catalans are willing to make a second bid ( and this one for 40 million euros). It seems that Barcelona's new coach Gerardo Martino is taking his defense seriously. According to English sources, Luis Suarez might be moving to Arsenal for 40 million euros. Even thought "Arsene Wegner" doesn't want to talk about Luis Suarez, the whole soccer world is. Roberto Soldado has passed his medical with Tottenham, and he is now officially a Spur. AVB (Spurs' boss) is also eyeing Leandro Daimao to join the London club this summer. The 23 year old Brazilian has a 22 million euros tag. 3 Comments 08/01/2013 0 Comments Roberto Soldado; ...
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"The Song for Iniesta sub was defensive, I won't say that Song was supposed to play in the No10 attacking position," says the manager "Neymar has had better performances, but the significance of his goal raises his performance," explains Martino Gerardo Martino said in the post-match press c...
Gerardo Martino ready for good season after Clasico win - ESPN FC
Gerardo Martino did not want to get involved in Madrid's complaints: "Just as I have done so far, I'm not going to give an opinion – especially if the other coach has already spoken." Andrés Iniesta was substituted: "Bringing on Song for Iniesta was a defensive change. Absolutely. I'm not going to try to tell you Song is a great number 10. If that's what I have to do to win a game, I will." "My effect on the team at the moment is still minimal. I need to think more, get involved more, get to know my players better. There is still much to be done," he finished by saying.
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The midfielder hails the impact that Gerardo Martino has had on his growing influence at Camp Nou and...
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino is expecting greater things to come from Neymar after his strike helped down Real Madrid 2-1 in Saturday's win.
BARCELONA - Real Madrid Meet El Clásico’s new coaches (FIFA.com) Friday 25 October 2013 The eyes of the football world will once again be fixed on Spain on Saturday, when La Liga leaders Barcelona take on Real Madrid. Three points separate the sides ahead of the 167th staging of El Clásico, which has lost none of its spice despite much of the tension surrounding the rivalry having evaporated this season, thanks in the main to changes on both benches. After a period in which off-field exchanges stoked up the animosity between these two old rivals, the presence in the dugouts of Gerardo Martino and Carlo Ancelotti has ensured that football, and nothing else, is the topic of debate in the build-up to this weekend’s showdown. The arrival of the vastly experienced duo has significantly reduced the hostility generated by the fixture in the last few campaigns. Indeed the only reminder of the recent past on Saturday will be the pre-match fan mosaic offering support to Tito Vilanova, Martino’s predecessor ...
Guys, the date of the first el Classico has been revealed! Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet for the first time this season on Saturday, October 26 at 18:00 CET at Camp Nou, the LFP announced. The time was made official on Monday afternoon, and it will serve as the 10th league match of the season for each team. It is the first Clasico for both coaches - Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti and Barcelona's Gerardo Martino - while it is also a first taste for Barca's Neymar and Los Blancos' Gareth Bale, Isco, Asier Illarramendi and Daniel Carvajal.
Preview: El-Clasico As Barcelona and Real Madrid prepare to clash in the Clasico, this writer explains why this could be an extra-special match Tactically, Saturday’s clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid is surely the least predictable Clasico for years. In recent times, it’s been easy to predict the shape of the game – the two clubs met 17 times over the last three seasons, and the battles become familiar. Besides, the favoured playing styles of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho were so distinct that their strategies were obvious: Barcelona would dominate possession, while Madrid would play a reactive game, usually in a 4-2-3-1 system. This time around, things are less certain. Barcelona have a new coach in Gerardo Martino, who has a more pragmatic coaching style, even if he’s embraced the club’s traditions. He is yet to coach a game of this magnitude, however, and his approach could change. Real Madrid, too, have question marks ahead of Carlo Ancelotti’s first Clasico. He’s used a variety ...
“El Classico Appetizer” El Clasico is back, are we in for a treat? Not only will Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo face each other once more, but the mouthwatering prospect of witnessing Neymar and Gareth Bale on the same turf is also a real possibility. Will any of the new boys perform? Read on to find out. Highlights Real Madrid kick off and immediately attack down the left flank. Marcelo bursts forward and plays the ball to Ronaldo, who stubs a tame shot towards Victor Valdes. Madrid continues to maintain possession and box Barcelona into their half across the opening 10 minutes. Sami Khedira dinks a pace just beyond Isco, but Valdes scampers off his line to collect. Barca finally head into Madrid’s box with a quarter of an hour on the clock. Gerardo Martino's side spray some fine passes around before Xavi cuts in from the right flank and finds Messi inside Madrid's area. The Argentinian is easily dispossessed. Pedro follows this forward play by lashing a cross into the box, but it’s easily cl ...
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Great News! Looking for a Larsson - Klose, Lewandowski & the strikers who could move to Barcelona in January. For the first season in memory, Barcelona do not have a recognised centre-forward in their first-team squad. Even though Lionel Messi has largely been used in the 'false nine' role in recent seasons, the Catalans could count on David Villa as an alternative, as well as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Samuel Eto'o in previous seasons. Barca boast excellent options among their fantastic forwards, of course, with Cesc Fabregas, Neymar and even Alexis Sanchez suited to a central role in addition to Messi. None of them, however, are out- and-out strikers - and coach Gerardo Martino is keen to boost his front line by bringing in a recognised centre-forward. There is one condition, though: the player who comes in must be prepared to bide his time on the bench and wait for opportunities, much like Henrik Larsson did during his time at Camp Nou between 2004 and 2006. Barca hope to identify a 'new Larsson' - a playe ...
GARETH FEE JUSTIFIED Former Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos believes the club were right to pay a world-record transfer fee to sign Gareth Bale. Real splashed out a reported €100million (£85.3m) to bring the Wales international to Spain at the end of the transfer window last month. The size of the fee was criticised by some at the time of Bale moving to Spain, including Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino, who intimated that the price paid reflected a "lack of respect" for the financial conditions in the world outside of football. However, Carlos - a member of the last Real side to win the UEFA Champions League in 2002 - believes that Bale is worth the outlay. "They have paid that because he deserves it," he toldAS. "They also paid a lot for (Zinedine) Zidane, (Luis) Figo, Ronaldo, Cristiano (Ronaldo). Barcelona also paid much for Neymar. They are worth it. "That is why I don't understand Tata Martino's critique of the signing of Bale alluding to the economic situation. I have to pay for this type of playe ...
Lionel Messi scored his eighth La Liga goal of the season before coming off injured in Barcelona's 2-0 win over Almeria on Saturday. The triumph ensured that Gerardo Martino became the first Barcel...
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Madrid (AFP) - Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano will miss his side's Champions League trip to Celtic next week due to a hamstring injury. The Argentine international limped off after just 35 minutes of Barca's 4-1 win over Real Sociedad on Tuesday night and tests carried out on Wednesday confirmed that he will be out for up to two weeks. "Tests realised this morning have confirmed that the hamstring strain will force him out for 10 to 15 days," said a statement on Barca's website. Mascherano will therefore miss Saturday's trip to Almeria as well as the meeting with Celtic and probably the home match against Valladolid on October 5. His absence leaves Barca boss Gerardo Martino extremely short of cover in central defence with Gerard Pique the only established fully-fit centre back available. Twenty-two-year-old Marc Bartra replaced Mascherano on Tuesday and scored Barca's fourth goal but is relatively untried, whilst captain Carles Puyol is still working his way back to match fitness following knee sur ...
Gerardo Martino in the press conference: “We need to improve our teamwork”
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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has blasted rival Gerardo Martino for questioning the amount of money on the table for Gareth Bale.
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Gerardo Martino says there is no chance of midfielder Cesc Fabregas moving to Manchester United.
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Gerardo Martino is appointed as new manager of Barcelona to replace the unhealthy Tito Vilanova. 2-year deal.
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wow.Lionel Messi's month-old baby signs with Newell The infant son of Barcelona star Lionel Messi has already been signed up as a member of Argentine club Newell's Old Boys, where Messi played at youth level before leaving for Barcelona. Newell's said Thursday that the membership for young Thiago, born November 2, had been initiated by Messi's grandfather, Jorge. Lionel Messi was born in the Argentine city of Rosario, located some 300 kilometres northwest of Buenos Aires and remains a fan of Newell's, his hometown team. Newell's is in the midst of one of its best seasons in memory, sitting on top of the Argentine first division under new coach Gerardo Martino. Martino coached Paraguay to the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa
Gerardo Martino making a push to have more than a stand named after him at Newell's Old Boys Estadio Marcelo Bielsa?
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