Tickets for Celtic- Barça game from Tuesday

Xavi against Celtic / PHOTO: ARCHIVE FCB
The application process for tickets to the Glasgow Celtic – FC Barcelona game on November 7th will be open from Tuesday

Sales are exclusively for club members and tickets must be purchased via the club website

If there are more applications than tickets available, on October 16th a draw will be held in the presence of a notary between all applicant members

Tickets are priced at €57

The application process for tickets to the Glasgow Celtic – FC Barcelona game on November 7th will be open from Tuesday 9th October at 10.00 until Thursday 11th at 19.00, via the Club website (www.fcbarcelona.cat). This is the first time that tickets for away games in the first phase of the Champions League have to be bought via the website, a process which was previously only used for the knock out stages.

Sales are exclusively for club members and tickets must be purchased via a form that is available in the ticketing section of the club website at www.fcbarcelona.cat. Each member may only apply for one ticket, but up to four members can apply on the same form, so that they can travel together.

Tickets at €57

The Club will have 2,700 tickets to distribute amongst members. Celtic have informed us that some have these tickets are for seats with restricted views. As usual, 85% of these tickets will be made available to club members(1.836) and supporters clubs (459), with the rest (405) going to sponsors and institutional and sporting commitments made by the club.

Draw for tickets on October 16th

All applications will be processed at the end of the established period. If there are more applications than tickets available, on October 16th a draw will be held in the presence of a notary between all applicant members. On October 16th and 17th the club will announce the names of the lucky members and inform them of how to go about collecting their tickets.

As occurred last season, club members below the age of 5 cannot apply for tickets for away games. A single credit card can only be used to apply for a maximum of eight tickets. All tickets must be collected in person by the member who has made the application. If this is not possible, another person may be authorised to collect up to a maximum of eight tickets once the name of this person and their DNI and the authorisation necessary have been provided to the Club.

Tito Vilanova highlights his team’s fighting spirit

Tito Vilanova during the game / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The Blaugrana manager highlighted the sacrificial spirit of his players, who, according to the manager, tried to win the three points this evening at the Camp Nou while remaining loyal to the team’s style of play

“We won’t ever see a player like this again,” said Tito Vilanova when asked about Messi’s performance

Zubizarreta: “We saw a great game of football”

The Director of Football highlighted the quality match at the Camp Nou this evening and the attitude of the Barça fans: “We saw a great game of football, with big teams and big players. We saw a lot of things in a match where the fans behaved marvelously. The match had a fantastic atmosphere.”

Zubizarreta went on to say that he’s pleased that Tito Vilanova’s players are headed to the international break after maintaining the eight-point advantage with Madrid: “We’re going into the international break in a very good situation.”

Tito Vilanova believes that the Camp Nou was treated to “a very good game of football” this evening where both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid offered up “a great spectacle” and where both teams “created chances.” But above all, the manager is most proud of the “sacrificial spirit” of his players. “We tried to win the match until the very end, and I want to highlight [my players’] spirit of sacrifice,” he said before noting Montoya and Pedro’s two chances at the end of the match.

Vilanova went on to evaluate the final result: “It’s clear that I always think we should win our games, and in the end I thought we could have done it. I think we had our chance with the opportunities that fell to Montoya and Pedro. But if you told me at the beginning of the season that we’d be eight point up by this point, I would have signed on the dotted line. I’m very pleased with [my players’] ambition to dominate, to carry the weight of the match.”

Betting on Adriano

The manager, who was without many of his defenders, decided to field Adriano in the center of the defence against Real Madrid: “The technical staff talked it over. I talked to him about it on Friday, and we tried it out in training. I needed to know if he thought he could do it, and he told me he could. I want to thank him for his effort. I also want to thank Piqué for trying to make it, for working morning, afternoon and evening, even though it didn’t work out in the end.” On Alex Song, Vilanova said that “I’ve shown him that I have confidence in him and I’ll continue to do so.” When asked about Marc Bartra, he said that “it’s not the time to put him in that situation.”

Messi’s eagerness to improve

Without a doubt, Leo Messi was Barça’s best player against Madrid: “We don’t know where his limits are. You should see how he trains each day – he shows such a willingness to improve. I don’t think we’ll ever see a player like him again. He’s the best player in the world by far.” On the Argentine’s duel with Cristiano Ronaldo, Vilanova said that the Portuguese player would be “much more recognised“ if he didn’t play in the same period as the Blaugrana forward.

When asked about Mourinho’s comments about the referee, and Pepe’s accusation that his player dive, Vilanova was devastatingly clear: “Even though he said he didn’t want to talk about the referee, he has. Their second goal comes from a very clear foul on Iniesta. If we’re going to talk about the referees, let’s talk about it all, not about one specific play. Pepe? We should make a highlight reel of all of his kicks. What does Pepe have to say?”

Leo Messi: “We would have liked to win”

Messi celebrates his goal against Real Madrid / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ
The Argentinean said that “it was a great match, we played really well but we have to remember that Madrid have a great team”

After Mourinho’s praise of both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the Argentinean thanked the Madrid manager and he noted that “Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player”

The Barça forward and Xavi Hernández agree that maintaining the eight-point advantage is fundamental

Xavi noted that “the behaviour of the fans was exemplary”

Training session on Tuesday

The team will have Monday off and return to work on Tuesday at 11.00 at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. There will be no press conference after the session.

Messi once again stole the Clásico limelight with two goals but in the end they weren’t enough to win the three points. “It was a great game, we would have preferred to win but we need to remember that Real Madrid are a great team,” he said.

On his second goal of the night, from a free kick, he said that “we like to practice these kind of situations and today I was lucky enough to score.”

When asked about Barça’s recent string with injuries, Messi said that “we’re not having too much luck. We were missing some important players today, but we’re lucky enough to have really good players on this team and they all do an excellent job.” The Argentinean concluded his interview by thanking Mourinho and saying that “it would be an honour to equal Di Stéfano’s record. I want to keep on doing a good job.” Messi has notched up 17 goals against Real Madrid, leaving him one adrift of Real Madrid’s legendary player.

Xavi plays his 35th Clásico

Xavi Hernández also put in a great performance against Madrid this evening. The midfielder, who played his 35th Clásico, said that “we’re in a good moment right now, we played a great game.” On the final result, the Blaugrana said that “we deserved much more and we always want more when we face our arch-rivals.”

The Barça vice-captain isn’t worried about  how things are going in the Liga: “The eight-point difference allows us to take on future challenges with tranquility.” He finished his interview by saying that “what happened today was only a football match. We’re with the people.” He added: “the people gave a great lesson in public spirit, we should all learn from them.”

Here are the statements made by FC Barcelona players after the match:

Sergio Busquets:

“The match was very equal. It’s a shame that it ended in a draw because we were the better side, now we can’t do anything about it.”

“There’s a lot of Liga left and we have really complicated away games on the schedule.”

Adriano:

“We practiced and prepared for tonight’s game at the Ciutat Esportiva. We trained so that we could stop Madrid’s most dangerous weapon, their counterattacks.”

“I played the central defender role because the manager thought it was the best thing to do seeing that Madrid are very fast.”

“It’s a shame that we didn’t win. We know that there’s a lot of Liga still ahead and we still have our eight-point advantage.”

Pedro:

“In the end it’s a good result because Madrid didn’t cut into out lead, and that’s very important.”

“The two team played really well, even though Barça were the dominant side.”

“The knock on my leg didn’t turn out to be anything, it was really painful when it happened, though.”

“Messi is incredible, he always marks the difference.”

. @DaniAlvesD2 will be out of action for three weeks after test confirm that he’s picked up a hamstring injury

Alves / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The Brazilian picked up a hamstring injury and will be sidelined for three weeks

Dani Alves will be out of action for three weeks. The Brazilian picked up a hamstring injury in his left leg in the match against Real Madrid. Martín Montoya came on in his stead on the 27th minute.

Alves was called up for Brazil’s two international friendlies against Iraq and Japan on October 11 and 16. The player will not feature for his country this coming week.

Points shared at the Camp Nou with two goals apiece from Messi and Ronaldo

Messi celebrates his second goal / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB
Ronaldo scored to give Madrid the lead

Messi, with a brace, his second was spectacular, turned the game around

Madrid equalised with 25 minutes to go, and Barça came very close to scoring the 3-2

Barça maintained their eight point advantage over Real Madrid after a sparkling draw at the Camp Nou tonight. Madrid went one up through Ronlado and could have doubled their lead before Messi led the fightback with two goals, only for Ronaldo to strike again half way through the second half. Barça were on top and driving for a third in the last 20 minutes and were unlucky not to grab the winner.

Madrid open the scoring

Madrid came out of the traps the faster and Barça struggled to find their rhythm and settle, with Adriano playing his first game at the heart of defence alongside Mascherano. Di Mario was enjoying plenty of ball on his wing and Madrid were also creating danger from dead ball situations, with Ramos shaving the post with a header from a corner on 18 minutes. Four minutes later, Ronaldo made no mistake though, when he fired in a left foot drive that beat Valdes at the near post.

Messi strikes back

Madrid had Barça on the ropes for a few moments after the goal, as Benzema hit the post and Di Maria missed a great chance to put away the rebound. Alves was forced off injured to be replaced by Montoya and Tito’s side lifted themselves and dominated the final 20 minutes of the half, imposing their passing game and starting to create chances. The best of those fell to Messi after Xavi, Iniesta and Pedro had combined to get the ball into the Madrid box, where Pepe failed to clear and the World Number One pounced to fire past Casillas and send the teams in level at the break.

Superb free kick

Barça came out for the second half and continued to dominate possession, whilst Madrid tried to hit them on the break, but it wasn’t until the hour mark that the first real chance came along, when Messi scored a superb free kick from outside the box, clearing the wall and leaving Casillas flailing. The Camp Nou were on their feet and Barça were ahead!

Ronaldo levels the scores

The lead lasted for just six minutes though. Barça seemed to be more in control than ever, but after the referee waved away appeals for a foul in midfield on Iniesta, Madrid pounced and Ozil put Ronaldo through for his second to draw Madrid level again.

Montoya rattles the woodwork

The final 20 minutes were all Barça and Montoya came so close to winning the game in the final minutes with a shot from outside the box that struck the bar, whilst in the last move of the game, Pedro broke clear down the right, cut inside and fired just inches wide. But it wasn’t to be and the sides finished level, with Barça maintaining their imposing eight point lead over Madrid in the La Liga table.

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Magic Johnson: "Messi is my favorite, he’s my man"

Sandro Rosell and Magic Johnson. PHOTO: GERMÁN PARGA-FCB.
The legendary Los Angeles Lakers player is pleased that he got to witness a Barça-Madrid and he says the Camp Nou “is the most beautiful stadium in the world”

“I’m happy that I’m here. I wanted to be here. It’s a historic game and I wanted to be part of it, I’ll be able to say that I watched this game in person, in world’s most beautiful stadium”
“Messi is my favorite, he’s my man”

Magic Johnson didn’t miss the chance to watch the Clásico. The legendary Los Angeles Lakers player was at the Camp Nou this Sunday evening to watch the Barça-Madrid showdown. The five-time NBA champion said that the match would feature “seven or eight of the best players in the world,” and that he couldn’t miss the game. “I’m happy that I’m here. I wanted to be here. It’s a historic game and I wanted to be part of it, I’ll be able to say that I watched this game in person, in world’s most beautiful stadium,” he said.

“Messi is my favorite”

When asked who his favorite player is, Johnson was clear: “Messi is my favorite, he’s my man.” In addition, he said that the city of Barcelona brings back a lot of good memories of the gold medal he won in the 1992 Olympics. “This city will always be special to me,” he said.

Before talking to Barça TV and fcbarcelona.com, Johnson met with the ex-Barça player Rivaldo.

The Dallas Mavericks

Magic Johnson wasn’t the only NBA representative at the Camp Nou this evening. The Dallas Mavericks, who will face Xavi Pascual’s men at the Palau Sant Jordi on Tuesday, also watched the match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Evening of Clásico and Fair Play

Pau Vilanova and Josep M. Barnils at the supporters' meal
Pau Vilanova and Josep M. Barnils were the Club’s representatives at the supporters’ clubs meal

This has become a traditional event surrounding this match

A Barça – Madrid match is not played on the pitch only. There are several activities surrounding this worldwide known football event. The traditional meal between fans is one of them, with attendance of some of AFEPE’s delegates. The setting could not be better, on the seaside, at the Reial Club Marítim de Barcelona restaurant.

The chief director of the Social Commission Pau Vilanova and Josep M. Barnils, director of the Social Commission and responsible for the supporters clubs established abroad, represented the Club during this lunch. Former player Julio Alberto Moreno did not want to miss this event. On this event the healthy rivalry was shown at all times, as usual. José Luis Sánchez, chief executive of the Social Area, was Real Madrid’s leading representative.

The supporters’ clubs, an example of fair play

Besides both clubs’ representatives, several Barça and Madrid supporters’ clubs representatives attended the meal. Alejandro Lora, President of the R. Madrid Supporters’ Clubs Federation in Madrid and Madrid delegate and spokesperson of the Advisory Council Edmundo Bazo and Antoni Guil, represented the supporters.

At all moments, predictions have starred the afternoon among the attendees, which is another traditional activity when this kind of matches take place.