Isaac Cuenca made his first team debut yesterday.
FC Barcelona notched a victory yesterday against Czech side Viktoria Plzeň and extended their record breaking unbeaten streak to start the season to 13. While the result doesn't show the dominance Barca enjoyed on the pitch the team played well and was surely able to conserve some energy for Saturday's game against Sevilla. Concerning news for Sevilla fans is that Alvaro Negredo, the team's leading goalscorer, has been ruled out for the encounter at Camp Nou
More football than goals (2-0) | FCBarcelona.cat
The reigning European Champions looked very good. They went ahead early on and could have killed off the match before halftime, if they’d had a bit more success, and more luck, in front of goal. They dominated the whole game, but weren’t able to breathe easy until minute 81, when Villa made the score 2-0.
FIFA.com - Guardiola: Iniesta in unique
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola lauded Andres Iniesta as "unique" after the Spain international helped the UEFA Champions League holders ease past Viktoria Plzen. The 27-year-old, who has only recently returned from a hamstring tear, played a key role in the 2-0 victory at Camp Nou, including scoring the opening goal in the tenth minute following a superb piece of skill.
Mascherano: "The result is misleading" | FCBarcelona.cat
Barça got an important win against Viktoria Plzen. They dominated the game and managed to win 2-0, the fifth consecutive game without conceding any goals. Javier Mascherano gave credit to the whole team saying "we’re all working together, not just the defenders. The first to defend are the forwards".
Cuenca, 6 minutes and an unforgettable memory | FCBarcelona.cat
With ten minutes to go, Isaac Cuenca, one of the surprises in Josep Guardiola's squad for the game against Viktoria Pilsen, was not even warming up. Five minutes later, after the Villa goal that guaranteed the win, the B team player came onto the Camp Nou pitch to make his official debut with the first team. Cuenca replaced goalscorer Villa.
Cruyff tells Barca to blank Jose | Barcelona Football News, Fixtures, Results, Table | Sky Sports
The Dutch legend has not been impressed with Los Merengues' coach after his latest outburst the day after a comfortable win against Olympique Lyonnais. "I do not know what purpose it serves," Cruyff said of Mourinho's comments. "But I do not think that anyone is interested either, I would imagine."
Barcelona to hold training camp in India - ESPN Soccernet
Barcelona have announced plans to hold a training camp in India in light of the growing popularity of football in the country. A week-long camp will be conducted by Barcelona coaches in the National Capital Region in January 2012 for children aged 6-14 while Indian coaches will also benefit from the Spanish side's experience and techniques.
Sevilla's Alvaro Negredo ruled out of Barcelona game with injury - Goal.com
The Spain international suffered a hamstring injury earlier in the month in a league match against Atletico Madrid, and a scan undergone on Wednesday morning confirmed he will not be able to train with the rest of the squad before Friday.
Liga - Mourinho 'second-season syndrome' kicking in at Real - Yahoo! Eurosport
Jose Mourinho has often said his teams do better in his second season in charge and Real Madrid's thrashing of Lyon in the Champions League provided further evidence to back his claim. Real were utterly dominant against an unambitious Lyon team at the Bernabeu on Tuesday, running out 4-0 winners with goals from Karim Benzema, Sami Khedira, Mesut Ozil and Sergio Ramos.
Match Report: Leverkusen 2-1 Valencia - Goal.com
Bayer Leverkusen staged to a hard-fought comeback in 2-1 victory at the BayArena against Valencia on Wednesday night, to continue their pursuit of Chelsea at the top of Champions League Group E.