The year of 2009 already forms part of Catalan football history – it was the year when FC Barcelona under coach Josep (Pep) Guardiola managed to win all three titles at stake; the Spanish King’s Cup, the Spanish premier league (Copa del Rei and la Lliga, respectively, in Catalan) and the Champions’ League. Tonight we are all singing “Copa, Lliga i Champions” to the melody of “We will rock you” but the celebrations will continue for a long time. Because Vilanova i la Geltrú - like the rest of Catalonia – needs this as a break in order to forget about rising unemployment figures and what feels like a never-ending financial crisis.
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Find here the links to my entries on the earlier 2009 celebrations outside la Penya Barcelonista of Vilanova: la Copa del Rei and la Lliga.
Those of us who live in Catalonia, during the coming days we will hear the new Barça songs played on the radio time after time. Find here translations of the lyrics to Boig per tu and Porto el Barça.