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Barcelona B face fight for survival in Segunda

While Barcelona look set to become La Liga champions for the 25th time, the Spanish giants’ reserve team face a fight for survival in Spain’s second division. With just two points from their last five games, Barcelona B find themselves 18th in the Segunda Division, just one point from the drop zone. Defeats to relegation rivals Sevilla B, and Cultural Leonesa, along with two wins on the bounce for 20th placed Cordoba, mean just three points separate 17th and 20th. Managed by former player Gerard Lopez, the team achieved promotion…

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Team Spotlight: CCD Cerceda and how they earned Segunda B promotion

CCD Cerceda are a rather unknown Galician side, but were able to buy a place in the Segunda B Division, thanks to the financial troubles of Boiro. Having spent 23 consecutive seasons in the fourth tier, 12 of which they failed to get through the play-offs, they were finally given a reprieve in 2017. With fellow Galician side Boiro unable to pay its debts, Cerceda could take their place in the league above if they covered their debts of €133,000. Cerceda finally reach Segunda B The Estadio O Roxo outfit…

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La Liga 123 Week 31: Lorca 1-1 Barcelona B

Lorca entertained Barcelona B at the Francisco Artés Carrasco on Saturday, looking to halt a fifteen match winless streak that had left them firmly in the drop zone, just two points above bottom side Sevilla Atlético.  They earned a point, but the visitors owe a debt of gratitude to their goalkeeper, Adrian Ortolá, who kept the home side at bay. It began well for them, when they took the lead shortly before half an hour had been played.  Barcelona B centre-back José Martinez was guilty of handball, earning the hosts…

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Barcelona B 2-2 Numancia: Diamanka’s late strike ensures points shared in lively game

At the Mini Estadi in Barcelona, the two sides played out an entertaining draw which saw a late resurgence from Numancia earning themselves a point. The visitors halted a run of two defeats on the bounce with a late goal from substitute Pape Diamanka. Barça B took the lead on 37 minutes. Numanica left back halted a maurauding run into the box by Ballou Tabla, tripping the Canadian midfielder. Carles Aleñá stepped up to take the resulting spot kick and, although keeper Aitor guessed the correct way, the Barcelona player…

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Barca B allow two strikers to leave the club as Lozano joins Girona

Barcelona B have allowed both Rafa Mujica and Anthony Lozano to leave the club, joining Cornella and Girona, respectively. The latter has completed a move to Girona after featuring 20 times for Barca’s second string in Segunda, where he scored four goals. The 24-year-old, who is a Honduras international will now get a chance with La Liga side Girona, who have been impressing this season. Lozano’s exit from Barca B follows that of Wilfrid Kaptoum, who cancelled his contract to join Real Betis and Sergio Gomez, who has joined German…

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Real Betis sign Barcelona midfielder after he cancels contract

Real Betis have completed a move for Wilfrid Kaptoum, who cancelled his contract with Barcelona on Monday. The 21-year-old midfielder will move to Los Verdiblancos in the coming days and instantly be installed in their reserve side after terminating his deal with Barca. The Cameroonian, who has been featuring for Barca’s B side in the Segunda, was destined to become a regular for the Catalan club’s first team, but a number of injuries and problems have seen him miss the chance. Having agreed a termination of his contract, Kaptoum has…

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Barcelona complete Tabla signing

Barcelona have completed the signing of Montreal Impact star Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla, the club have confirmed. Tabla has signed a three-year deal with Barca, joining their B team for the remainder of the season in the Segunda division. The youngster arrives with the potential to extend his deal by a further two-years, and has seen a €25m release clause included which could treble if he performs to a certain level. Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, AC Milan and Juventus have been monitoring the 18-year-old striker, who, despite being born in the…

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Team Spotlight: Barcelona B and the outcasts

As in the previous Team Spotlight feature on Barcelona B, there have been many great players that have gone onto make a significant mark on the senior team. Among these are Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi, all winning over 20 trophies for the club and becoming some of the best in their position in the world. Yet, for all the successes, there are a lot more players who have failed to reach the hallowed heights and become stars for Barca. Success away from Barca Some end up becoming a…

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Team Spotlight: Barcelona B and its path to stardom

In the past six months, Barcelona have spent over £100m each on two attackers, flexing their financial muscle as they go in search of regaining the La Liga title and winning their first Champions League trophy in three years. Yet, it was not too long ago that all 11 players on the pitch had come through the ranks at the club, including their greatest youth product, Lionel Messi. La Masia has been hailed across the globe as producing the best young talent, with the boarding school-like academy drilling into children…

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Barcelona agree deal to sign Jose Angel Pozo

Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign former Manchester City forward Jose Angel Pozo, according to reports. The 21-year-old was expected to go on and become one of European football’s top players, but he has failed to live up to those expectations, having left Man City in 2015. Having started all 18 league games for Almeria this season in the Segunda division, the Spaniard now looks set to move to Barcelona’s B side in the January transfer window. El Transistor on Onda Cero report the deal has been has been signed…

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