FC Barcelona News: 4 November 2011; Ibrahimović Writes a Book, Preparations Begin for Athletic Bilbao

What!? Ibra wrote a book!?!

Apparently Zlatan Ibrahimović doesn't know when, or how, to shut it. Ever since he was sent packing by FC Barcelona Ibraflop has been taking shots at Pep Guardiola, but this time the he took things to a whole new level. Not only did the lanky striker take a swipe at Pep, but he actually blamed Lionel Messi that the whole thing began. A piece of advice Ibra: Stop talking!

Ibrahimovic: 'Guardiola bullied me' - Yahoo! Eurosport
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has lifted the lid on his extraordinary fall-out with Pep Guardiola, claiming the Barcelona coach "bullied" him and that he responded with a verbal assault in which he accused the Catalan of "having no balls".

Squad prepares for Bilbao | FC Barcelona
The squad trained behind closed doors on pitch number 1 at the Ciutat Esportiva (they have recently been using pitch number 2) and Guardiola and his staff worked with all 19 first team squad players available, plus Isaac Cuenca from the B team, whilst the injured Pedro worked apart from the rest of the group.

Alexis and Bielsa, teacher and student to reunite in San Mamés | FC Barcelona
Profe Bielsa (Professor), how he became to be known in Chile, and the "chico maravilla" (wonder kid), Alexis Sanchéz will be reunited in San Mamés this Sunday. Both coincided in the Chilean national side from August 2007 to November 2010, and if the wonder kid is one of the best wingers at the moment, it’s largely due to Bielsa’s tutelage.

Messi, team unity is behind our success | FC Barcelona
First, he surpassed Kubala as Barça’s second all-time highest goal scorer and now, with back to back hat-tricks, he’s beyond the 200 goal mark as an Azulgrana. He’s the leader of a legendary team. This Thursday, he explained the key factors behind Barça’s success: "It’s fundamental that we get along as a team, to have a group of players that play this well isn’t easy to find.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi rejects stories about poor relation with David Villa - Goal.com
A report in Superdeporte claimed that the Barcelona duo failed to see eye-to-eye after Villa had grown unhappy at the diminutive Argentine's central role in the squad. However, Messi gave no credence to such stories and stressed there is a harmonious atmosphere within the squad at Camp Nou.

NextGen series: Barcelona 4 Manchester City 1 | Manchester Evening News
Andy Welsh’s side lost 4-1 in the 16,000 capacity Mini Estadi normally used for Barca’s reserve games. The young Blues have lost all four games in the inaugural Next Generation Series – a 16-team Champions League style competition for U19 teams – and this latest defeat makes qualification impossible from a group featuring Marseille, Celtic and Barcelona.

Barça players receive Audi vehicles for the 2011-12 season | FC Barcelona
Club President Sandro Rosell and Manuel Caballero, Director of Audi España, attended the handover of the vehicles to the first team squad. "For another year we are proud to be collaborating in the success which FC Barcelona is enjoying," said Caballero.

Fabio Coentrao in doubt for Real Madrid's match against Osasuna - Goal.com
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has revealed that Fabio Coentrao is doubtful for Sunday's Liga match against Osasuna. The Portugal international came off in the second half of Madrid's 2-0 Champions League victory against Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday.

Ronaldo: The £80m bargain - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
When Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009, he faced a tough task justifying his world record price tag. Two-and-a-half seasons and just 105 games later, Ronaldo has reached 100 goals for the club.

Ronaldo delighted to hit century | Sky Sports
Cristiano Ronaldo was thrilled to reach the 100-goal mark for Real Madrid against Lyon to inspire their 2-0 UEFA Champions League victory on Wednesday night. The Portuguese ace struck a brace in France, scoring his second from the penalty spot, to take his individual goal tally into triple figures.

Match Report: Atletico Madrid 4-0 Udinese - Goal.com
With an Adrian Lopez brace and strikes from Diego and Radamel Falcao, Atletico Madrid dominated Udinese with a 4-0 victory at the Vicente Calderon on Thursday night to climb to the summit of Europa League Group I.

Brutal differences divide Valencia derby - Yahoo! Eurosport
Revelation side Levante may have lost the leadership of La Liga but they can continue ruffling the feathers of the bigger clubs when Valencia visit for the city derby on Saturday night.For the first time in nearly half a century the sides meet at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium with Levante lording it over their more illustrious neighbours.

Juan Carlos Garrido sees positives for Villarreal - ESPN Soccernet
Garrido said: "Despite this result we have done the best we can. We have to get some players back such as Nilmar and Marcos Senna. We have shown good attitude. The Champions League is now impossible but we can fight for a good position here in Spain and in the Copa del Rey. Anything is possible.

Joselu renews until 2015 | LFP
Villarreal B striker Jose Luis Moreno 'Joselu' has reached an agreement with the club to extend his contract by a further three years. The 20-year-old will remain bound to the coastal side until June 2015.

Sandoval: My ban harsh - Yahoo! Eurosport
A long moan deserves equal punishment to an eye poke for the Spanish football authorities but Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval wants to take a stand for the little clubs in the face of Jose Mourinho's might.

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