Puyol, Adriano and Iniesta fit to travel to Portugal | FC Barcelona
Three pieces of good news for FC Barcelona supporters. Carles Puyol, Adriano Correia and Andrés Iniesta have all been declared fit on Sunday and are in the 21 man squad that will face Benfica in Lisbon on Tuesday night. Oier, Sergi Roberto and Tello of Barça B have also been called up.
Messi: I want to be known as a nice guy - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else," Messi told Spanish daily EL Pais. "I am more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with?
Sevilla v Barça in numbers | FC Barcelona
The comeback against Sevilla was the fourth time this season that Barça have come from behind to win, and this was the first time they have cancelled out a two-goal deficit. The win in Sevilla was the first for Barça when they had been losing in the 88th minute.
Busy week ahead for first team squad | FC Barcelona
Barça play their second game of the Champions League group stages on Tuesday when they visit Benfica for a 20.45 kick off and then on Sunday Real Madrid Are the visitors for the league game at the Nou Camp (19.50). The squad will enjoy a day off on Thursday and have five training sessions - the first of which is on Monday at the Stadium Da Luz in Lisbon.
Sandro Rosell outlines plans for Barcelona domination - Goal.com
"Normally in football cycles last three years, then you tend to go back down," he told Sport. "This cycle has already lasted four. This year we started well and hopefully it'll be five, six... we're trying to break the myth that good cycles only last three years.
Benfica's new midfield faces Barca examination - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Benfica will rely on little-known duo Nemanja Matic and Enzo Perez, who have played only a handful of games since signing in 2011, to lead the Portuguese league leaders against the vast talents of Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Ronaldo grabs hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Deportivo - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The visitors took the lead against the run of play through Riki before a Cristiano Ronaldo double either side of an Angel Di Maria strike ensured the hosts went to the interval with a two goal advantage. Deportivo made a confident start to the second-half but Pepe headed a fourth from a Xabi Alonso free-kick before Ronaldo claimed another Real Madrid hat-trick with a penalty with a little over five minutes remaining.
Atletico edge out Espanyol | Sky Sports Football
Raul Garcia headed home a superb cross from the right by Juanfran but, despite claiming their fifth straight league win, they were not wholly impressive and were stretched by an Espanyol side who remain anchored to the bottom of La Liga with just one point.
Six of the best for Valladolid | Sky Sports Football
Valladolid put a three-game losing streak behind them in emphatic fashion by thrashing Rayo Vallecano 6-1 thanks to braces from Manucho and Oscar Gonzalez. Alejandro Dominguez had fired Rayo into the lead after just five minutes, but that was as good it would get for the visitors as two goals in three minutes from Alberto Bueno and Manucho put Valladolid in front.
Osasuna register first victory | Sky Sports Football
Emiliano Armenteros opened the scoring 10 minutes after the break before Roland Lamah (82), a David Timor penalty a minute from time and Nino's injury-time strike wrapped up a resounding victory of which there had been little indication after a poor first half. Victory guides Osasuna, who started the game bottom with just one point, to 17th while Levante remain 11th.
Granada end wait for win | Sky Sports Football
Guilherme Siqueira had given the home side the lead from the penalty spot after 11 minutes and the Brazilian left-back then brilliantly set up Gabriel Torje to double the advantage moments later. Iago Aspas quickly reduced the arrears for Celta and the hosts were thankful to goalkeeper Tono as he made a number of fine saves after the break, most notably to deny Park Chu-young an equaliser two minutes from time.