Tito Vilanova & Jordi Alba

Francesc Tito Vilanova i Bayó (17 September 1968 – 25 April 2014) was a Catalan manager and footballer who played as a central midfielder. Jordi Alba Ramos (born 21 March 1989) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Valencia CF in La Liga, mainly as a left back. 5.0/5

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Tito Vilanova, Xavi Hernandez, Jordi Alba and Eric Abidal were all on Barcelona's flight to Paris on Monday morning ahead of Tuesday ...
Roura: We can overcome Milan Barcelona's stand-in coach Jordi Roura has said he feels his players are "looking forward to overcoming Milan" as they try to recover from a 2-0 deficit in the Champions League. The last week has seen much soul-searching in Catalonia after the setback in Italy was followed by two crushing defeats to Real Madrid in five days. The results left Barca players including Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba and Cesc Fabregas talking of feeling low. Many observers have pointed to the importance of the absence of coach Tito Vilanova, who is receiving medical treatment in New York. But speaking after training on Friday, Roura, Vilanova's assistant, said his 30-year association with the club had shown him that both positives and negatives tended to be overemphasised. "There is always a tendency to get overly euphoric when we win and excessively pessimistic when we lose," he explained. "We all want to come back against Milan. We had a long week but the response [of ...
agree with Jordi Alba we will keep on fighting for Tito Vilanova.We definitely need him back he can save our faltering season.
Jordi Alba on Tito Vilanova: "Tito is a great person, he’s very humble, but he's fights as hard as they come and we hope to have him back as soon as possible. "We fight for him and for all of Barcelona. When we win, our victories are devoted to him." On Lionel Messi: "There are players that make a big difference in [modern football], but no one else is as good as Leo. "He's a pleasure to have as a team-mate, and he has treated me very well from the beginning, with great humility, and on the field he keeps proving he is the best."
Full details of the match Barcelona 1 vs 3 Real Madrid - Played … - I'm Martin Macdonald, thank you for joining us on Goal.com for the Clasico! See you next time! … - A terrific brace from Cristiano Ronaldo as well as a header from Raphael Varane see Jose Mourinho's men defeat Tito Vilanova's outfit 3-1 at Camp Nou. The Portuguese has outshone the disappointing Lionel Messi in the individual stakes as has helped his side on their way to the Spanish Cup final. Los Blancos deserve their victory! Sevilla or Atletico await in the Copa del Rey final! … - Full time! Real Madrid are through to the Copa del Rey final! 90′ - Barca look to make the result more respectable as they probe for another goal. It wont make any difference to the result if they do, though. 89′ - Assist - Andrés Iniesta Luján (Barcelona) 89′ - Goal - Jordi Alba (Barcelona) GOAL FOR BARCELONA! The hosts earn a consolation! Iniesta chips a glorious pass over the top of the Madrid defence and Alba is on hand to cushion a lef ...
Martins' 2nd Best La Liga Signing Rejected Super Eagle,Obafemi Martins has been voted by readers of popular and influential Spanish sports paper,Marca as the second best summer signng in the La Liga. The former Newcastle and Birmingham City striker is now at Levante, where he has scored six times in 21 appearances. Barcelona's Jordi Alba won the vote. In the same survey, Lionel Messi unsurprisingly won the player of the year title with a staggering 60 per cent of the vote, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (14.4 per cent) and Radamel Falcao (10.6 per cent). Elsewhere, Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova were all beaten to the coach of the year gong by Atletico Madrid boss, the former Argentina international Diego Simeone. Meanwhile two former Premier League stars have been voted as the worst signings of the season in La Liga. Luka Modric, who left Tottenham for Real Madrid after protracted negotiations, and Alex Song, who signed for Barcelona from Arsenal, were the worst rated, with Modric gaining 32.2 per ...
La Liga * Barca maintain lead; Real falter again * Barcelona gave stand-in coach Jordi Roura a winning start as they downed Real Valladolid 3-1 to re-establish a nine-point lead at the La Liga summit. Roura is deputising for Tito Vilanova, who was discharged from hospital on Saturday after undergoing an operation on his parotid gland on Thursday, and saw his side take a 1-0 interval lead when Xavi Hernandez tapped in Jordi Alba's cross. The Spain midfielder then set up Lionel Messi for his 91st and last goal of an extraordinary 2012 and, after Javi Guerra pulled one back, Cristian Tello rounded off the win in injury time. Real Madrid's fading title hopes were hit with another blow after slumping to a 3-2 defeat at Malaga to fall 16 points behind Barcelona. Roque Santa Cruz struck twice in three second-half minutes to help fourth-placed Malaga heap the pressure on Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, who omitted captain Iker Casillas from his starting line-up. Isco put Malaga ahead in the 48th minute before an own ...
Lionel Messi has another chance to reach Gerd Muller's record of 85 goals in a calendar year after Tito Vilanova included him in Barcelona's squad to play Benfica in the Champions League. Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Javier Mascherano, Pedro, Jordi Alba and Cesc Fabregas were all rested from the squad and replaced with youngsters from the club's youth Academy. "We have some players just back after injury and others from Barca B and we would like to see how they perform," Vilanova said. "I am sure the motivation will be good. They are professionals. Benfica are still playing to qualify for the last 16."
FULL TIME IN Camp Nou. Goals from Adriano, David Villa, and Jordi Alba see Barca extend their impressive unbeaten run in the league with a 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo. The hosts showed plenty of endeavour and should hold their heads up high after a brave performance. Alba's clearly offside goal was the vital moment in the match but in the end it was a deserved victory for Tito Vilanova's men!
Madrid: Lionel Messi took his senior career goals tally to 301 as he scored twice in Barcelona’s 5-0 victory at Rayo Vallecano which put them three points clear at the top of La Liga on Saturday. The World Player of the Year got Barca’s second just after halftime and finished off the rout with another at the end. The 25-year-old has now scored 270 goals for his club and 31 for Argentina. Spain players David Villa, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas scored the others as Barcelona continued their unbeaten start under new coach Tito Vilanova and moved on to 25 points from nine games. “We are delighted for Lionel,” Vilanova told a news conference. “He has scored a couple of goals but I prefer to remember the moment when he ran 30 metres to help out in defence in the 89th minute. I love the goals, but I like this more.” Malaga are third with 18 points after a disappointing 0-0 draw at struggling Espanyol while Real Betis beat Valencia 1-0 to move up to fourth on 16 thanks to Salva Sevilla’s early goal. Lione ...
MUST READ. WHY IT IS HARD TO BE Cristiano Ronaldo. I think we will never see another player like this. He is the best in the world by far." For Barcalona coach Tito Vilanova, Lionel Messi is undoubtedly the 'numero uno' in football. He added that Messi's arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo would have been "more recognised" if his career had not coincided with Messi's. He wasn't downplaying Ronaldo by any means, but again, I wonder how far one can agree to that statement. Comparisons can be exasperating, and it can inadvertently feed on the green-eyed monster that fuels animosity; the same time, it could help bring out the best in everyone. In sports, rivalries at top order have always helped players to set their limits higher - be it the Borg - McEnroe rivalry in the late 70s or Federer-Nadal duel of the current era - it draws a larger spectacle to the game without fail. Messi or Ronaldo? The question itself is quite ambiguous as Hamlet's age old dilemma "to be, or not to be". The 6 ft 1 petulant, assertive Rona ...
Just let Alves be back and with him on the right and Alba on the left with Puyol and Pique in between we are gonna be invincible... :D Waiting for that time to come... :D Buying Jordi Alba was the best decision Tito Vilanova could have made...
The Barça manager believes that his team deserved to have the lead well before Jordi Alba's last-minute effort against Celtic Glasgow
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With Lionel Messi as a three-time goal-taker and Cesc Fabregas as a three-time goal-maker, 10-man Barcelona won a wild 5-4 shootout at Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish league on Saturday. It looked to be a one-sided affair when the league leaders raced into a three-goal lead through Jordi Alba, Cristian Tello and Messi after just 18 minutes. However, Depor replied with a Luis Pizzi penalty and an Alex Bergantinos goal before Messi struck again to put Barca back in the driving seat. Pizzi's second of the match then set the nerves jangling once more and the dismissal of Javier Mascherano gave the visitors further food for thought until Messi made it 5-3 with his treble. The excitement did not stop there though, and an own goal from Alba brought Depor back within touching distance of their opponents with 11 minutes remaining. However, despite their best attempts to grab a deserved equalizer, their luck ran out as Barca held on for the points. Barca coach Tito Vilanova had left influential midfielder Xavi o ...
Barcelona vs Deportivo in words:- Barcelona made it 12 matches unbeaten in La Liga courtesy of an astonishing 5-4 victory over Deportivo at the Riazor on Saturday evening, in a thrilling match that saw six goals scored before half-time. Well-taken strikes from Jordi Alba, Cristian Tello and Lionel Messi made it 3-0 to Tito Vilanova's side inside 20 minutes, before Pizzi reduced the deficit with a penalty. Alex Bergantinos then beat Valdes with a half- volley from distance before Messi made it 4-2 with a low finish from 15 yards shortly before the break. Pizzi grabbed his second with a fine free-kick shortly after half-time before Barcelona's Javier Mascherano was sent off for a second yellow card after an altercation with Riki. Messi completed his hat-trick with an explosive run and finish in the 77th minute, but there was still time for more drama as Alba sent a volley past his own goalkeeper Victor Valdes to make it 5-4.
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El-Classico facts before tonight's 2-2 draw. - With the recent victory in the Spanish Super Cup, Madrid has now won 88 Clásicos to Barça’s 87. There have been 46 draws between the two sides. - At the Camp Nou, in the Liga, the home team has won 47 times, the visitors 19 times and they’ve tied 18 times. - Xavi Hernández is the Fc Barcelona player that has featured in the most Clásicos. He’s played in 34 official matches against Real Madrid and he’s scored 5 goals against Los Blancos. - Alex Song knows what it’s like to beat Real Madrid. He defeated Madrid while playing for Arsenal it in the 2005/06 edition Champions League in the quarter-finals (0-1). The 18-year-old came onto the pitch for Cesc in the dying minutes of the away game at the Bernabéu. - Jordi Alba scored against Real Madrid in the 2011/12 Liga in Mestalla. Madrid won that game by 3 to 6. - Since the 1964/65 season, Madrid has not defeated Barça consecutively in the Liga at the Camp Nou. - Jose Mourinho has lost to FC Barcelon ...
In love with Tito Vilanova's celebration it was awesome and Jordi Alba hugged him legend
Is Tito Vilanova and Jordi Alba a ship because it totally should be
Tito Vilanova's celebration was awesome and Jordi Alba hugged him legend!!
Jordi Alba: I have not had any problems adapting to Barcelona The 23-year-old is very pleased with the way he's settled in with the Catalans, and feels head coach Tito Vilanova is doing a great job By Stefan Coerts Sep 28, 2012 7:45:00 AM Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has stressed that he has not encountered any problems adapting to his new surroundings. The Spain international joined the Blaugrana from Valencia in the summer transfer window, and he feels that the good atmosphere in the dressing room has helped him settle in quickly at the Camp Nou outfit. "My transition has been good. I’m lucky that I got to spend a lot of time here as a youth player and it’s been fairly easy to make the transition," the left-back stated at a press conference. "One of the biggest contributing factors to my fitting in with my new team-mates is the excellent atmosphere in the dressing room. "I knew most of them because I had faced them on the pitch and now I get to play alongside them." The young defender then went on ...
Tito Vilanova opted for Cesc Fabregas in midfield, while Adriano filled in at left-back in the absence of regular starter Jordi Alba.
Johan Cruyff feels it's too early to tell whether Tito Vilanova, Jordi Alba & Alex Song have what it takes to succeed at Barcelona
Vilanova: I am to blame if Fabregas is not at his best Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has spoken out about Cesc Fabregas' perceived poor form this season, and says he will shoulder some of the blame if he cannot coax better showings out of the midfielder. The former Arsenal man enjoyed a flying start to his career with the Blaugrana, but has suffered a noticeable dip in performance since the start of 2012. "He's a world-class player who would get into any team in the world," the 42-year-old was quoted as saying by AS. "At Barca, it just happens he has to compete with players who have been the best in the world in recent years in their positions. "I don't agree that Cesc has not been playing well. The coaches must also be held responsible. If I can't get the best out of him, you can't just blame the player - I must be to blame too." Meanwhile, Vilanova also announced his squad for Saturday's clash at Getafe, with Carles Puyol set to return and Jordi Alba due to miss out with tonsillitis, joining Andres Inie ...
Osasuna 1-2 Barcelona: Messi double earns comeback victory The Blaugrana were far from their best, but emerged from Pamplona with all three points thanks to a second-half double from their Argentine talisman By Keeghann Sinanan Aug 26, 2012 6:50:00 PM Barcelona escaped from the Estadio El Sadar with a 2-1 victory over Osasuna in their La Liga encounter on Sunday. The Blaugrana were second best for much of the game, and fell behind in the 17th minute to a goal from Joseba Llorente. Their woes continued in the second half as Osasuna kept them on the back foot, while coach Tito Vilanova was sent to the stands in the 73rd minute for protesting to the linesman. However, a controversial equaliser from Lionel Messi brought them back into the match in the 76th minute, and Osasuna captain Patxi Punal was sent off for protesting the goal. The Argentine would pop up once again four minutes later to poke home the winner, and give the Catalans a win that they scarcely deserved, after a spirited and purposeful performa ...
The freshnes Transfers: After Jordi Alba , came the best perfomance of center-middfielder Alex Song . Congratulations, regard to Tito Vilanova and all of the biggest President Sandro Rosell.Respect.
Barcelona signs Song from Arsenal spanish giants Barcelona said on Saturday they had completed the signing of Alexander Song from Premier League club Arsenal for a fee of 19 million euros. The Cameroon international is Barca’s second summer signing after Spain left-back Jordi Alba from Valencia, who cost 14 million euros. Song, 24, will sign a five-year contract with Barca. He is scheduled to fly into the Catalan capital on Sunday for medical tests and will probably see Barca’s opening league game at home to Real Sociedad later on Sunday. Tito Vilanova, Barca’s new coach, asked the club to sign Song because of his ability to play either in central defence or in defensive midfield.
Real Madrid 2012 wrote: Tito Vilanova decided to take an afternoon off for his players. Players like Valdes, Pinto, Jordi Alba, Puyol, Busquets, Xavi, Messi and Pedro decided to use the Swedish night and arranged asecret party in a booth in the local fashion called Vasastan . The club's private security prevented the present to take images of the moment, but still the cameras captured the Idol of Barca (Messi) dr...
The left back is aware of the fierce competition there is to earn a spot on the starting team and he says that "it's an honour" to be part of this team Pinto says that Tito Vilanova is "implicated, eager and excited to work - it's contagious"
Although the player wanted to start training as soon as possible, Tito Vilanova has given Jordi Alba a well deserved break and told him he’s not needed in training until August 8th, when the squad travel to Gothenburg Meanwhile, the rest of the players put in a second training session on Thursday...
"Picture: Jordi Alba and Tito Vilanova met this evening for the first time since his transfer [fcb]"
Despite Jordi Alba wanting to start training immediately, Tito Vilanova prioritized his rest and gave him a week...
Jordi Alba has been given until 8/8 by Tito Vilanova to join club training, as they travel to Gothenburg to play against Manchester United.
Jordi Alba reached Barcelona today, but Tito Vilanova gave the player a rest of 5 days. He will return vs Man United in Sweden.
Jordi Alba will today meet with Tito Vilanova to discuss about the coming days with the club.
Tito Vilanova will have nearly a whole week to work with all of his players, with the exception of Jordi Alba and Martín Montoya, ahead of this Saturday's match in Paris. The squad trained at the first of two sessions on Tuesday, with the same 21 players that worked out under Tito Vilanova the day before. The morning session was the first of two on Tuesday. At seven o’clock the players will be due back at the Ciutat Esportiva to work behind closed doors. Tito Vilanova tendrá casi una semana entera para trabajar con todos sus jugadores, con la excepción de Jordi Alba y Montoya Martín, de cara al partido de este sábado en París. El equipo entrenó en la primera de dos sesiones el martes, con los mismos 21 jugadores que trabajaron en el marco de Tito Vilanova el día anterior. La sesión de la mañana fue el primero de los dos el martes. En siete de los jugadores estará de regreso, debido a la Ciudad Deportiva para trabajar a puerta cerrada.
Thank u Tito Vilanova, for signing NEYMAR and JORDI ALBA. welcome to the barca family NEYMAR.
Preseason has begun at Fc Barcelona, and with Tito Vilanova's first official game in charge just around the corner, the hunt for fresh young talent is well underway. Jordi Alba was the first big-name signing to grace the Nou Camp, and could well make his debut in the friendly with Hamburg next week. But the Catalans are far from finished in the transfer market, and are determined to acquire at least two more quality signings before the La Liga season begins. Hundreds of names have been talked about, but Vilanova is an astute man and will only bring in someone he thinks can improve and adapt to the Barcelona regime. The best way to do that is to buy young, and that's exactly what the 42-year-old intends to do. Here are five teenagers who should be on their radar (if they're not already
The 40-year-old, who played at Camp Nou in the 1990s, believes the former Valencia star will fit in well with Tito Vilanova's squad as he is familiar with the club's philosophy
Fc Barcelona's first signing after appointing Tito Vilanova is Jordi Alba
Jordi Alba has expressed his gratitude for Barcelona's faith in resigning him, and is confident of furthering his career under Tito Vilanova
One of the people who was involved in the decision to let go of Jordi Alba at Barca was Tito Vilanova, now they reunite.
Jordi Alba is Barcelona's First signing of the summer as they build towards next season under new Coach Tito Vilanova.
Tito Vilanova will probably miss 3 backs in the pre-season. Alves, Montoya and Jordi Alba all in the Olympic Games pre-selection.
Tito Vilanova will have to start to make some difficult decisions very soon because he has too many players in the squad. Twenty one from last season plus four from the second team: Muniesa, Montoya, Bartra and Dos Santos, plus the Jordi Alba signing. And that´s with Tello and Sergi Roberto remaining, for the moment, in the second team.
Tito Vilanova did well to sign Jordi Alba for next season
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Tito Vilanova's perfect signing Jordi Alba has been flawless. I'm so looking forward to next season.
What a bargain Jordi Alba was for Barcelona! Tito Vilanova has done well to sign him for that price!
After the signing of Jordi Alba from Valencia, Tito Vilanova now wants to concentrate on signing a central defender to complete the squad.
So Barca solidify their only "weak spot" by signing Jordi Alba. If Tito Vilanova doesn't win the title & CL, he has to retire
I think Tito Vilanova has to bring back home Jordi Alba
Tito Vilanova who has yet to sign a contract looks set to have Valencia's Jordi Alba at in coming days [Marca]
REVEALED: Barcelona's star-studded 11-man shopping list Barcelona chiefs have drawn up an 11-man shopping list to fill three positions this summer. Sport says Barca want to add a new left-back, centre-half and centre-forward to Tito Vilanova's squad for the new season. The names for wing-back under consideration are: David Alaba (Bayern Munich), Jordi Alba (Valencia), Siqueira (Granada) and Gareth Bale. For centre-half: Thiago Silva (AC Milan), David Luiz (Chelsea), Jan Vertonghen (Ajax), Javi Martinez (Athletic Bilbao). And centre-forward: Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Adrian (Atletico Madrid), Robin van Persie (Arsenal). My Take This vilanova man be like say na mourinho friend o! But Where is the money to buy these stars going to come from o!
rumor is Jordi Alba will be the first signing under Tito Vilanova
Valencia's Jordi Alba to be Tito Vilanova's first signing at Barcelona - report
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