FC Barcelona News: 1 December 2011; Players Win Several Awards, Adriano Out for a Week

He barely got back, yet he is now out again.

Guardiola's Barca equal unbeaten record at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
That Barça team, managed by Terry Venables, remained unbeaten after eight league games, totalling 14 goals for and none against. Guardiola's Barça have equalled that record, and have done it scoring 34 goals, an average of more than 4 goals per game, without reply.

The Liga Futbol Profesional awards, for Barça | FC Barcelona
Almost every award went to Barça, who lifted the best goalkeeper award (Valdes), best defender (Abidal), best midfield player (Xavi), best attacking midfield player (Iniesta), and best striker (Messi). Messi also won the award for best player in the Liga, whilst Josep Guardiola picked up the award as the best manager. Only the award for the revelation of the season, which went to Iker Muniaín (Athletic Bilbao), did not go to Barça.

Barca lose Adriano for a week - Yahoo! Eurosport
The Brazil international picked up the problem in Tuesday's 4-0 home win over Rayo Vallecano and is set to miss the home La Liga game against Levante this weekend and next week's Champions League group match against BATE Borisov.

Barca's problems are not at home - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Commentators may state otherwise, but Camp Nou is not a fervid arena, but a theatre-like environment where the fans come to be entertained. If you want ultra culture and flares then head east through the Mediterranean to Italy, Greece and Turkey.

'Barça. In the Heart of the Legend' gathers the magical moments of FC Barcelona's fantastic year | FC Barcelona
The book takes the reader on a chronological journey of Barça’s 2010-11 and the beginning of the 2011-12 seasons. The coffee-table book shows Barça’s most intense and exciting moments of the year with never-before-seen personal photographs of the players.

Villa:"I feel important, and even more so when the manager speaks well of me" | FC Barcelona
David Villa was one of the mainstays of Barça's victory against Rayo, with a goal and his usual tireless work up front. At the end of the game Pep Guardiola praised his work, and on Wednesday at noon, at a press conference, Villa expressed his satisfaction. "I feel important, and even more so when the manager speaks well of me" he said.

Barca's Daniel Alves bemused by media furore over Gerard Pique booking - Goal.com
Barcelona full-back Daniel Alves believes the suspicion surrounding Gerard Pique’s booking in Tuesday’s 4-0 win over Rayo Vallecano is evidence of the media's alleged persecution of the Catalan giants. "Once again everyone is looking at Barcelona very closely, everything we do is frowned upon," the former Sevilla full-back is quoted as saying by Marca.

More than 50,000 Chinese followers in twelve hours on Tencent Weibo | FC Barcelona
The launch of the new FC Barcelona page on Tencent Weibo (http://t.qq.com/fcbarcelona ) has been a total success. The day after the signing of the collaboration agreement between the two entities, the Barça account was activated in what is known as the 'Chinese Twitter' and in the first twelve hours already exceeded the figure of 50,000 followers.

Barcelona target Sporting CP right-back Joao Pereira - report - Goal.com
Barcelona have set their sights on Sporting Lisbon right-back Joao Pereira, Cadena Ser reports. The €7 million release clause inserted into Pereira's deal is believed to be very appealing to coach Pep Guardiola, who has only Daniel Alves as a right-back option.

Carvalho suffers new injury setback - Yahoo! Eurosport
Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho's return to action has been delayed after he twisted a ligament in his right knee, the Spanish league leaders said. The club gave no indication of how long the 33-year-old former Chelsea defender would be out of action.

Real to miss Alonso for Sporting clash - Yahoo! Eurosport
Real Madrid's rise to the top of La Liga has owed much to Xabi Alonso's sparkling form but they will have to prove they can survive without the suspended midfield lynchpin when they travel to Sporting Gijon on Saturday.

Match Report: Celtic 0-1 Atletico - Goal.com
Celtic face possible elimination from the Europa League after losing 1-0 at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. In the penultimate group game of the continental competition, the Spanish side took the lead from Turkish international Arda Turan whose strike from outside the box was too powerful for Bhoys goalkeeper Fraser Forster to keep out.

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