Tito Vilanova & Nou Camp

Francesc Tito Vilanova i Bayó (17 September 1968 – 25 April 2014) was a Catalan manager and footballer who played as a central midfielder. Camp Nou (New Field) is a football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain which has been the home of FC Barcelona since 1957. 5.0/5

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captain Carles Puyol led tributes to the late Tito Vilanova on a day of mourning at the Nou Camp.
EVERYONE at Celtic is shocked and saddened at the death of the Former Barcelona manager, Tito Vilanovo, who has passed away at the age of just 45 after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the club are with Tito Vilanova’s family and friends at this desperately sad time. And our thoughts, too, are with FC Barcelona following this devastating news. Tito Vilanova was part of the managerial team at the Nou Camp during an extremely successful time for Barcelona, first as assistant to his close friend, Pep Guardiola, and then as manager himself for the 2012/13 season, during which time Barca won the league. In July 2013, he stepped down as manager following a relapse in his illness. Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “The thoughts of Celtic are, first and foremost, with Tito Vilanova’s family, whose loss we can’t even begin to imagine. “Our thoughts are also with FC Barcelona, who have lost a man who gave so much to the club, and who, in all he sa ...
By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has died aged 45 following a battle with cancer that forced him to stand down at the end of last season, the club announced on Friday. He took over at the Nou Camp ahead of the 2012-13 season having been Pep Guardiola's assista…
▬ These days there are a flag at half-mast in memory of Tito Vilanova at Camp Nou.
Half-mast flag at Camp Nou as condolences for a great fighter like Tito Vilanova, lots of strength to the teammates :(:(:(
"According to a Catalan journalist, Tito Vilanova attended every Barca game at Camp Nou this season
Barcelona have opened the tribute area at the Camp Nou for fans to pay their respects to Tito Vilanova
Players are paying a homage to Tito Vilanova at Camp Nou right now :(( RİP TİTO
Crown of flowers from Real Madrid for Tito Vilanova at the Camp Nou.
The remembrance area for Tito Vilanova opened at the Camp Nou this morning
Though, I did n't meet you one-on-one, but I met your attainments as a player and watched you as a coach at Nou camp in Spain. Thanks for your deeds, Tito Vilanova. RIP
Atletico Madrid's Former Barcelona striker David Villa, who played under Vilanova at the Nou Camp, added: "My condolences to the family and friends of Tito Vilanova. He has always been an example during his struggle. We will never forget."
R.I.P Tito Vilanova he was an absolute legend. One season as the manger Barcelona he brought the title back to the Nou Camp but sadly he is gone. Més que un club!
Was so sad to hear the death of Tito Vilanova at age of 45 after battling that ailment that kept him out of coaching a while at the Nou camp and prompted his retirement as Barca Coach Last Season.
TITO VILANOVA DIES: Ex -Barcelona coacha loses cancer battle aged 45. Tito Vilanova Former Barcelona coach has died aged 45 after long battle with.Took over from Pep Guordiola an stepped down on july 2013 for mediction and was succeded by Geraldo Martino. From NOU CAMP VIA BBC SPORTS NEWS.
Rest in peace Tito Vilanova...U will 4evr b missed by football fraternity especially Barcelona, Nou Camp!!!
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Condolences to the Barcelona family at the passing of former coach Tito Vilanova @ age 45 due to cancer! Nou Camp will always remember Tito.
Tito Vilanova was a brave hero who ceated history at Barcelona. His legacy in Nou Camp will live forever.
Former FC BARCELONA manager has sadly passed away today: Tito Vilanova may his soul rest in peace...it never rains but it pours at Nou Camp this season.
Former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova passes away aged 45: The 45-year-old took over at the Nou Camp ahead of...
Absolutely devastated at the news of Tito Vilanova's passing at the age of 45. Will be very emotional when we go on our trip to the Nou Camp. R.I.P. Tito and thanks for all the good times xx
Former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has died after losing his battle with cancer, aged 45.May his Soul R.I.P. Nou Camp will miss you.
Sky Sports is reporting Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova (the very one Jose Mourinho poked in the eye?) has passed on. The tactician who succeded Pep Guardiola at Nou Camp has succumbed to throat cancer.
Barcelona plan wonderful tribute to Vilanova before El Clasico kickoff. Barcelona have organised a wonderful pre-match tribute for Tito Vilanova ahead of Saturday's El Clasico against Real Madrid. Before kickoff at the Nou Camp, all 98,000 Barca members will raise cardboard squares in the colours of the Catalan flag and with a message 'Forca Tito' (Courage Tito). Barca's former coach is continuing his treatment from cancer, which was diagnosed two years ago and forced him to step down as coach at the beginning of this season.
European Match of the Weekend: Barcelona v Real Madrid The 167th La Liga 'Clasico' between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Nou Camp on Saturday could be the ideal stage for Gareth Bale and Neymar to show they are worth a combined price tag of almost £135 million. Or, as is more likely, one of the most intense rivalries in football and a match watched by hundreds of millions around the world will again showcase the peerless talents of Barca's Argentine World Player of the Year Lionel Messi and Real's Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Leaders Barca dropped their first points of the campaign with a 0-0 draw at Osasuna last weekend and victory for Real, as well as providing a huge confidence boost, would put them level with their bitter rivals on 25 points from 10 games. Wales winger Bale replaced Ronaldo as the most expensive player in history when he joined Real from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £86m in the close season, while Barca paid some £49m to lure Brazil forward Neymar from Santos. Bale's fi ...
Former Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff believes the Catalan club should plan for the possibility of selling Lionel Messi now that they have signed Neymar. Neymar arrived at the Nou Camp on June 3, signing a five-year contract for 57million euros from Santos, but Cruyff believes the 21-year-old Brazilian forward will struggle to work alongside Argentinian Messi in Tito Vilanova's frontline. Cruyff told Marca: "With Neymar signed, I would have planned for the possibility of selling Messi. Some would agree with that, others not. "You are talking about a team, its players, the things around it... There are too many things at stake. That's why it's so difficult to manage such a top-class squad." Cruyff believes it will be difficult to satisfy two prodigious talents like Messi and Neymar on the same pitch, and that problems could also occur due to the two players having contracts with different sponsorship arrangements. "It's like the free-kicks. Neymar is very good at taking them, and Messi has already shown he ...
Barcelona fans to revolt if starlet sold to Manchester United Fans in Catalonia not happy about the sale of the Thiago. The expected transfer of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona to Manchester United this summer is set to make Barca fans revolt, reports Spanish newspaper Sport. ... sportthiago5 The Spain under-21 international has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford after being underused in a Catalan team brimming with talent – such as Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas. Yet the prospect of selling Thiago has stirred anger in the Barca fans, not at the player but at the hierarchy of manager Tito Vilanova and president Sandro Rosell. The supporters believe that by selling the 22-year-old Barca are giving the completely wrong impression about their priority to youth and plan to revolt if the deal goes through. Rosell has been an unpopular figure at the Nou Camp following the way he handled Eric Abidal’s departure from the club, with the defender feeling he was forced out shortly ...
Xavi Thiago Can Abort Transfer to Old Trafford Bola.net - The transfer of FC Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara to Manchester United could potentially fail, following the player's chances to replace Xavi Hernandez. Later rumored that the Red Devils have reached an agreement with the Spanish captain personally at Euro U-21 then. Release clause of 17 million pounds was approved by United, which also offers a higher salary than his current, which is 30,000 pounds per week. It is said to make camp Blaugrana fret, because Thiago is still needed in the future. And David Moyes plans first purchase at Old Trafford that was doomed to fail implemented. Guarantee of playing time as a factor called Thiago desire to leave the Nou Camp. However, with the increasingly aging Xavi, then the chance of playing for Thiago will obviously be greater. Even so with the other two Barca midfielder, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas, who still require coatings. A number of possibilities are predicted to make coach Tito Vilanova s ...
Barca target £30m swoop for Mata with Chelsea star's future in the balance under new boss Mourinho Barcelona have made Chelsea's player of the year Juan Mata their No 1 transfer target. Despite Mata's hero status among Blues fans Jose Mourinho is struggling to fit the Spanish playmaker into his plans for next season. The returning 'Special One' is looking to play Belgian star Eden Hazard in the 'hole' and that may squeeze Mata out. Barca's interest in Mata could convince Roman Abramovich to cash in on the £30million-rated World Cup and European Championship winner. The Spanish champions are overhauling their squad this summer with the likes of David Villa and Cesc Fabregas heading for the exit door. Neymar has already arrived at the Nou Camp from Santos but boss Tito Vilanova wants to bring in Mata to balance his attack. Chelsea owner Abramovich and Barca president Sandro Rosell have both been in Israel for the European Under 21 Championship. Although the deal is far from done the pair have discussed th ...
Thiago Alcantara wants out of Barcelona this summer. Sport says the Spain U21 star feels he's played his last game for the club after showdown talks with coach Tito Vilanova. Thiago met with Vilanova before the U21 Euros to seek clarification over where he stood in the coach's plans. The talks were tense and Thiago left the meeting upset with how the meeting ran. The midfielder is now ready to quit the Nou Camp and has two offers from the Premier League. Manchester United and Manchester City have been linked, with Thiago's buyout clause set this summer at €18 million.
United targeting Cesc Fabregas; De Bruyne set for Chelsea return Former Manchester United left-back Denis Irwin has revealed the club’s top summer transfer target is FC Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, ESPN understands. Fabregas, 26, is reportedly seeking a move away from the Camp Nou after receiving inconsistent playing time under manager Tito Vilanova last season. According to reports, Arsenal have the ‘first-option’ to re-sign Fabregas, but United are confident they can outbid their English Premier League rivals for the Spain international. Irwin is currently an “ambassador” at Old Trafford. He was among the first experts to reveal the Red Devils’ interest in Arsenal forward Robin van Persie last summer. “Cesc Fabregas has zoomed up Manchester United’s transfer target list to the top position and the champions are going to move heaven and earth to get him,” Irwin told the Sunday World. “The Barcelona star wants out of the Nou Camp and United want him badly, so the deal should be ...
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Barcelona have broken the 100 points barrier with victory over Malaga. Champions Barcelona became only the second team in Primera Division history to reach the 100-point mark. Barca needed a win over Malaga to match the record-breaking 100-point haul Real Madrid managed last season and Tito Vilanova's men duly delivered. The game was as good as over inside the opening 16 minutes at the Nou Camp as Barca raced into a 3-0 lead through goals from David Villa, Cesc Fabregas and Martin Montoya. Andres Iniesta then added a fourth early in the second half for Barca's 115th league goal of the season - breaking the previous-best mark of 114 that the Catalan giants tallied last term.
Chelsea Agree to Sell £40m Pair to Barcelona as Jose Mourinho Sanctions Sale Stamford Bridge side to accept Nou Camp offer for Blues duo. Incoming Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is ready to allow defenders Branislav Ivanovic and David Luiz compete a £40m move to Barcelona as the Portuguese manager sets about re-structuring his Stamford Bridge squad. The Daily Star states that Mourinho will sanction the sale to Barcelona to help boost his transfer funds ahead of a summer spending spree. Nou Camp boss Tito Vilanova could certainly do with strengthening his defence and will have to fork out £30m for highly rated Brazilian Luiz and another £10m for adaptable Serbian Ivanovic. Such a move would leave Chelsea light at the back but Mourinho has already set his sights on young Frenchman Eliaquim Mangala, who has been impressive at FC Porto this season. Mourinho will not be given a blank cheque by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and in order to meet the financial requirements needed to secure the talents he hopes t ...
Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas’ future will be decided next week, with Manchester United and Arsenal waiting for the green light to make a bid. The former Gunners captain will meet his current boss, Tito Vilanova, next week, after the La Liga season finishes this weekend, and will discuss his future at the Nou Camp, the Mirror claims. Frustration The Spanish midfielder has found himself frustrated this season after being left out of the side in the Champions League on several occasions, as well as many big games domestically. With next season being a World Cup year, the Spain star knows he has to play in as many games as he can. The Catalan club do not want to sell the 26-year-old, but new United boss David Moyes is a keen admirer of his talents and could offer the best deal to him, with Manchester City and Chelsea both also rumoured to be interested, the newspaper claims. However, his former side have first refusal on him, meaning that should any bid be made for his services, they would be offered him fi ...
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova confirmed after his side's 7-0 aggregate Champions League semi-final loss to Bayern Munich that star forward Lionel Messi was not injured but did not feature in the second leg for fear of picking up a knock. Newly crowned Bundesliga champions Bayern prevailed 3-0 at the Nou Camp this evening to seal an emphatic 7-0 aggregate triumph over the Catalan club and set up an all-German Wembley final against Borussia Dortmund on May 25. Leading 4-0 from the first leg, the Bavarians were similarly clinical in Catalunya with second-half goals from Arjen Robben, Gerard Pique - who put through his own net - and Thomas Muller sealing a one-sided win over a sorry Barca side for whom Messi was an unused substitute. Messi felt good against Athletic Bilbao (on Saturday), but in the final minutes of the game at San Mames he noticed a strange feeling,' Vilanova said of the four-time reigning world player of the year. 'He's not injured, but he felt he could pick up an injury. 'Yesterday he train ...
Barcelona's Lionel Messi Barcelona need to put in more effort if they are to rescue their Champions League campaign and protect their lead at the top of La Liga, Argentina forward Lionel Messi said on Wednesday. Barca's recent performances have been marked by defensive lapses and a lack of punch in attack and they need to overturn a 2-0 deficit when they host AC Milan in a Champions League last 16, second leg on Tuesday. Before then, they will be looking to bounce back from last weekend's league reverse at Real Madrid and protect their 11-point lead over second-placed Atletico Madrid when bottom side Deportivo La Coruna visit the Nou Camp on Saturday. "It's obvious that we need to give a bit more," Messi said at a promotional event in the Catalan capital. "We know what the problems were in the defeats, it's something we have talked about in the dressing room and it has to stay there," added the four-times World Player of the Year. "We have been losing recently and we know what we have to do to change. "A ...
Liverpool Target Defensive Trio as Barcelona Place Daniel Agger at Top of Summer Wish-List.Anfield boss ready to ring the changes in his defence. Barcelona’s search for defensive reinforcements has reportedly taken them to Anfield, with the Catalan side placing Liverpool defender Daniel Agger at the top of their summer wish-list according to the Daily Mirror. The Nou Camp side see the Danish international as the ideal man to act as a long term replacement for aging Spaniard Carles Puyol. Brendan Rodgers may well be open to such a move with the Northern Irishman apparently looking to rebuild his back four having identified the likes of Swansea City’s Ashley Williams, Feyenoord’s Stefan de Vrij and Valencia left-back Aly Cissokho on the Liverpool radar. Though 28 year old Agger has suffered with injuries the tough tackling adaptable defender, who can also at full back as well as in the centre of defence, could still be a very useful addition to a Barcelona squad that doesn’t have all that many optio ...
Madrid: Outgoing Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola sought to make the succession of his number two Tito Vilanova as smooth as possible as he gave his last Nou Camp news conference on Thursday, ahead of the King's Cup final.
Man City Battle Barcelona for £26m German Centre-Back Etihad Stadium side hope to edge Nou Camp in the pursuit of Borussia Dortmund defender. Man City will battle Barcelona for highly rated German defnnder Mats Hummels this summer according to the Express. Roberto Mancini is apparently looking to freshen up his defence and sees the Borussia Dortmund centre-back as the man for the job, unfortunately for the Etihad Stadium boss this is exactly what Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has in mind. 24 year old Hummels could well be tempted by a move to either club as it looks very likely his side are set to lose their Bundesliga crown to Bayern Munich this term. Hummels is tied to Dortmund until 2016 and this source believes a bid in the region of £26m would be considered by the Westfalenstadion side and in a straight bidding war Man City would perhaps edge Barcelona for the rock solid defender. Mancini may well see Hummels as the man to replace Joleon Lescott, who has been linked with a move back to Everton.
Emirates Stadium side to push on with summer move for Nou Camp striker. The chances of Arsenal securing a deal to sign veteran Barcelona striker David Villa have been given fresh impetus after the Spanish striker demanded his Nou Camp side allow him to join the North London club in the summer according to The Sun. 31 year old marksman Villa will have just a year to run on his contract come the summer and the Gunners will then have more of a chance of persuading the Catalan club to sell and are readying a £14m bid for the former Valencia striker. Wenger is ready to offer the experienced attacker a three or four year deal and is willing to meet the player’s current wage demands, said to be in the region of £110k a week. Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has used David Villa fairly sparingly, opting in the main to use the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Pedro over Spain’s record international goal-scorer, this hasn’t blunted the striker’s edge though. David Villa has still netted ten goals in all competitio ...
The Daily Express claim that Arsenal are an interested party in Spanish forward Isaac Cuenca, whom Barcelona are looking to loan out this January. The youngster is highly-rated at the Nou Camp, but has found first-team games hard to come by this year due to injuries and a lot of quality competition upfront for Barca. The article suggests that a loan move would suit both clubs well, with Barcelona keen for their player to get fitness and experience, and with Arsenal looking for extra firepower upfront. Arsenal have been linked with a host of attacking players in this transfer window, but so far none has materialised. A player on loan might be ideal for Arsene Wenger, who always likes to save money. The boss had been in touch with Barca about bringing in David Villa, but a move for the Spain international would appear to be dead, as Tito Vilanova is keen to keep Villa as backup. Cuenca, however, does not seem to be part of his plans. I’m not convined he will be in Arsenal’s either. This article does not ...
Barca bombshell! Striker Villa tells Vilanova he wants to quit the Nou Camp this month
Is Pep Guardiola that good anyway? Yes, he is pretty special, but he has achieved so much by the age of 42 that anything less than immediate and stunning success at Bayern Munich will be viewed as a failure When asked about Pep Guardiola and Bayern Munich, his successor at Barcelona, Tito Vilanova, said on Wednesday night: "When you are at your home club, it's different." He was answering the question: why has Guardiola signed for three years when he would only ever sign for one at the Nou Camp? The answer fits a variety of other questions surrounding his appointment and his ability to repeat the Barcelona successes elsewhere. Thanks to Vilanova, Barcelona are not missing Guardiola. Will he be missing them come the middle of next season, exposed as having been a mere cog in the Barcelona machine and out of place in Germany? The Former Barcelona player and Germany international Bernd Schuster has already pointed out the perils of having the three most powerful and influential men in the club's history watc ...
Barcelona look set to turn down David Villa's request to leave the club after making it clear he wants to join Arsenal this month. The Spain international returned from a broken leg this season but, despite scoring eight goals in 20 appearances, has found it tough to force his way into Tito Vilanova's first XI. A reported fall out with star man Lionel Messi has down little to help his cause at the Nou Camp and recent rumours have suggested he is ready to move on in January. The 31-year-old is thought to be interested in a move to Arsenal, who are desperate to link Villa up with compatriot Santi Cazorla. The Gunners are keen to add more firepower to their ranks and Arsene Wenger is ready to splash out a fair chunk of the reported £35million he has to spend in the January window. However, Barcelona are not keen to sell Villa in the middle of the season and the Gunners may have to turn their attention elsewhere or wait until the summer to bring in Spain's all-time leading scorer.
La Liga weekend Preview Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has warned runaway leaders Barcelona his side are not going to relinquish their Primera Division title without a fight. Madrid slumped 13 points adrift of Barca on Sunday after being held to a home draw by struggling Espanyol and then seeing Tito Vilanova's men brush aside second-placed Atletico Madrid 4-1 at the Nou Camp. Madrid coach Jose Mourinho admitted after the Espanyol game that it would be "practically impossible" to now retain their title, and with Barca having dropped only two points all season, it is tough to see how the nine-time European champions can claw back the difference. However, if they do end up losing their crown to Barca, Madrid will be determined not to hand it to their arch rivals on a platter. Benzema told France Football magazine: "I hope we can give chase to Barca. It will be tough, but we haven't said the final word on this." Madrid will be desperate to make amends for their Espanyol setback and end 2012 on a winning n ...
Sir Alex Ferguson claims Pep Guardiola will not be rushed into making a return to management. Guardiola stepped down as Barcelona manager last season, citing a desire to have some time away from the sport, and he is currently on sabbatical in New York. He is widely expected to return to the game next summer and reports have seen him linked with Chelsea and Manchester City, while many feel he is the ideal candidate to succeed Ferguson at Manchester United. The news that his successor at Barcelona, Tito Vilanova, is to undergo surgery to remove a tumour after suffering a relapse has resulted in speculation that he could make a temporary return to the Nou Camp, but Ferguson does not believe he will be tempted back into management before the season is out. “I spoke to Pep a while ago and he said he has no interest in getting back into management at the moment,” Ferguson told Eurosport. “His record is fantastic. The trophies he won at Barcelona were quite exceptional and that is his CV – he wins trophi ...
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Arsenal are eyeing a move for Barcelona full-back Dani Alves according to reports in Spain. The Brazil international has fallen down the pecking order at the Nou Camp this season, with new manager Tito Vilanova often preferring either Adriano Correia or Martin Montoya in Alves' prefferred position.
Camp Nou awaits Messi-Falcao clash * Two of the world's best strikers collide this weekend as Barcelona and Lionel Messi meet Atletico Madrid and Radamel Falcao in a top-of-the-table La Liga clash. The South American duo have lit up La Liga this season with a combined 39 goals after just 15 games. Argentina star Messi has weighed in with 23 of those to help his tally for 2012 swell to a record-breaking 88 and counting, while Colombia hitman Falcao has 16 league goals to his credit - five of which came in last weekend's demolition of Deportivo La Coruna. Messi's goals have been crucial to Barca's flying start to the season under Tito Vilanova, with the Catalans still unbeaten ahead of Saturday's encounter with a side who trail them by six points after losing two of their last six matches. Despite Messi's searing form, Atletico head to the Nou Camp in bullish mood with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois boldly telling reporters: "Do I fear Messi? No, no, I am not afraid of anyone. "He is a great player and we resp ...
-Messi vs Falcao- Barcelona can kick nine points clear at the top of the table when they face Atletico Madrid in Sunday's La Liga action. The clash at the Nou Camp pits Tito Vilanova's table-toppers - who are yet to taste defeat in the league this season - against an Atletico side that are also flying high. Falcao, who is a transfer target of Uefa Champions League winners Chelsea, has bagged 16 goals in his 14 La Liga fixtures this season. Messi - who now has 88 goals in the calendar year for club and country, breaking the record set by German Gerd Muller - has scored 12 times in his past seven matches. He also has 23 goals in 15 league fixtures this season. It will definately be an exiting game to watch this weekend.
Barcelona plot ambitious move to sigh dortmund trio Spanish source Sport.es claim that Barcelona are eyeing up three of Borussia Dortmund’s top talents as Nou Camp boss Tito Vilanova looks to strengthen his squad. The La Liga giants are keen on improving their defensive options, which are surprisingly threadbare and have left Argentine Javier Mascherano often having to fill in as a makeshift centre-back due to the lack of options available. This issue is all the more pronounced given that Gerard Pique has had injury issues and veteran Carles Puyol at 34 is clearly in the latter stages of his Barcelona career. Vilanova has offered youngster Marc Bartra more of a chance to prove himself but Barcelona have still struggled defensively this term. Despite sitting top of the table the Catalan side have only the sixth best defence in terms of goals conceded and have managed just four clean sheets in 14 league matches this season. With that in mind Barcelona’s interest in Dortmund centre-back pairing Neven Sub ...
E be like say Gerd Mueller, wey dey play for Germany and Bayern Munich before before, record of 85 goals in one calender year go remain de record for now. Barcelona talk say Lionel Messi no go play in the King’s cup against Alaves. Everybody dey yan say Messi na Argentina’s best forward of all time and na him go secure World Player of the year again for the fourth time dis coming January. De guy go gats score three goals to equal de Mueller guy wey set record in 1972. Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova on Tuesday talk say, “Messi no dey focus on him own personal record but na de team’s success wey dey matter to am most.” “If na himself him dey tink about, he suppose don tell me say him won play in de Cup.” Barcelona go play Alaves in last-32 second leg at Nou Camp on today but dem dey carry 3 goals enter the match so confido go dey. Vilanova no go play de regulars like Messi, Victor Vlades, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Gerard Pickey abi na Pique. “We go gats give regular boys some time to cool body ...
According to Jorge Valdano of Realmadrid, Pep Guardiola is the Steve Jobs of football! I disagree with this opinion. While i respect Pep for the way he held the dressing room together at Nou Camp, I do not see him as a tactical wizard. Anyone would win titles with this Barca side and the evidence of this is in Tito Vilanova's performance so far. While acknowledging that he deserves the titles he won, there are still doubts about his ability unlike Sir Alex, Mou, Wenger, Benitez etc
CHELSEA RUMOURS According to Portuguese source Abola Chelsea will fight Juventus for Barcelona forward David Villa. The West London side continue to pursue the experienced Spanish international who may well be keen on a Nou Camp departure due to the fact that he is by no means guaranteed a first team spot under boss Tito Vilanova and talk of an apparent falling out with Argentine Lionel Messi may well play a part in a possible exit from the Catalan giants. The former Valencia man hasn’t made the biggest of impacts since his move to the Spanish giants from Valencia and a long term injury further stifled his progress at Barcelona and there are perhaps two good reasons why the 30 year old could be open to a move to a move to Stamford Bridge. CHELSEA RUMORES Según Portugués fuente Abola Chelsea peleará Juventus El delantero del Barcelona David Villa. El lado oeste de Londres continuará con la experiencia internacional español, que bien puede ser interesado en una salida Camp Nou debido al hecho de que ...
Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has revealed that he is concerned about his defence ahead of tomorrow night’s clash with Celtic. The Catalan giants host the Scottish champions at the Nou Camp in their third Champions League fixture of the season and he is well aware that injuries to the likes of Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique, Daniel Alves, Sergio Busquets and Eric Abidal has his defence in a very shaky state. "Injuries are normally a headache for a coach but we have got what we have got. And all the players are at the right level to play for Barcelona," said Vilanova whose side conceded four goals in their 5-4 win over Deportivo on the weekend. "We would like to improve on everything and score more and concede less and we will try to do that. "But all Champions League games are complicated and I am worried because Celtic are very fast up front and they proved it against Spartak (when they won 3-2 three weeks ago). "They play good, counter-attacking football so we know they are dangerous. They are also good ...
Manchester City linkedwith Barcelona's Sergio Busquets • Barcelona: English Premier League champions Manchester City are tracking Barcelona's midfielder Sergio Busquets. If reports are to be believed, then apparently Busquets is not happywith Tito Vilanova's decision to bring in Alex Song to challenge for his spot in the Nou Camp starting eleven. Busquets is in his fifth season ...
Vilanova: Messi has no limits Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova chose to focus on the brilliance of Lionel Messi after an entertaining 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in La Liga. Cristiano Ronaldo started and finished the scoring at the Nou Camp, with Messi also at the double - his second strike a stunning free-kick - to ensure honours ended even. "We do not know his limits," Vilanova said of the Argentina forward. "You should see how he trains every day - that urge he has to keep getting better. "I think we will never see another player like this. He is the best in the world by far." Vilanova added that Ronaldo would be "more recognised" if his career had not coincided with Messi's. As always between the arch rivals, tensions frequently looked in danger of boiling over. Visiting defender Pepe accused Andres Iniesta of "doing theatre" in a bid to win a second-half penalty and Madrid coach Jose Mourinho - who infamously poked a finger into the eye of Vilanova on the touchline last season when he was Pep Guardiola's ...
Football Live Scores Update wrote: Messi and Ronaldo star in El ClasicoLionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo matched each other blow for blow at the Nou Camp on Sunday night, bagging two goals apiece as Barcelona and Real Madrid battled out an entertaining draw in the first Clasico of the Primera Division season. Tito Vilanova's Barca headed into the game eight points clear of their arch rivals and boasting a 100...
Tito not too unhappy with Barca's win Barcelona's comeback victory over Spartak Moscow in their Champions League opener on Wednesday proved Tito Vilanova was settling into the Nou Camp hot seat but not before revealing some worrying problems in defence. It needed the risky introduction of forwards Alexis Sanchez and David Villa, leaving only three at the back, and a late double from World Player of the Year Lionel Messi to finish off the Russian visitors, who had taken a 2-1 lead but Vilanova did not complain. "I'm not unhappy," Vilanova told a news conference. "We have attacked as we had to do. We have changed the way we played, we took risks and we won. "I would have preferred to have won easily, but this game will serve us all well." Pep Guardiola's former assistant has a tough act replacing a club idol who led the side to four consecutive Champions League semifinals, and two European Cup triumphs on the way to a 14-trophy haul. Vilanova was flirting with Barca's first home defeat in 17 European outing ...
Reports this week suggest that Cesc Fabregas is unhappy with life at the Nou Camp as Tito Vilanova continues to restrict his first team appearances
Fabregas Hints At Arsenal Return Former Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas has hinted he could move away from Barcelona after reports that he might not be in Tito Vilanova's plans Since Guardiola left, Fabregas has not been able to tie down a starting shirt in Nou Camp but he has promised he would not make it easy for any manager to let go of him. "There's no such thing as a great substitute in the world of football - I couldn't tell you what makes a great substitute. "I always wish my team-mates well and put a happy face on. If I have to take my unhappy face home then so be it, but I would never let my team-mates or manager see it. "I've always said that I play for the best team in the world, but I came here to compete, to learn and enjoy, not to sit wracking my brains.
La Liga: Messi's double gives Barca perfect start 21 Aug 11:38 am IST Messi Liga Madrid: Lionel Messi's double and a David Villa goal on his return from injury helped Barcelona hammer visitors Real Sociedad 5-1 to give new coach Tito Vilanova the perfect start to their La Liga campaign on Sunday. Carles Puyol and Pedro also scored as Barca claimed an immediate lead in the standings overarch-rivals Real Madrid who were held 1-1 at home by a feisty Valencia side. The champions had earlierdominated the match at the Bernabeu, but were frustrated by a new-look Valencia and some outstanding saves from goalkeeper Diego Alves. World Player of the Year Messi, who scored a league record 50 goals last season, carried on where he left off by settling Barca down with quick strikes to give them a 3-1 lead inside 15 minutes at the Nou Camp. Pedro volleyed in a fourthjust before the break but the biggest cheer was reserved for Spain striker Villa when he was brought on in the 74th minute after eight months out with a bro ...
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David Villa scored in his first competitive appearance since 2011 and Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona claimed a convincing victory over Real Sociedad in new coach Tito Vilanova's La Liga debut in the Nou Camp hotseat.
The Mirror: Tello could be surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp and fears he does not fit into new boss Tito Vilanova's first-team plans.
Nou Camp boss Tito Vilanova wants a versatile squad player to bolster his ranks and will try to get the Ivory Coast defender on the cheap
Liverpool and Arsenal target Ibrahim Afellay is considering his future after Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova informed the winger he would have a peripheral role at the Nou Camp next season, according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo. Afellay cut his summer holiday short to seek talks with Vil...
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
Cesc Fàbregas shared the following link and had this to say about it: New Barca coach Tito Vilanova has just signed a two-year deal at the Nou Camp! View pic here:
Tito Vilanova was formally confirmed as Pep Guardiola's successor as Barcelona coach, agreeing a two-year contract to take charge at the Nou Camp until June 2014.
British football fans were well aware of Guardiola when he took over Barcelona in 2008. However from June onwards a less familiar face will sit in the Nou Camp hotseat.
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