FC Barcelona News: 11 October 2012; Barça Appeal Sergio Busquets Ban, Juvenil Team Held in NextGen Series

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Appeal against Busquets’ two-match suspension | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona has decided to present an appeal against the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body’s verdict of a two-match suspension for Sergio Busquets after he was sent off in the second game of the Champions League group stage. The midfielder was shown a direct red card in the 88th minute of the game away to Benfica in response to a tackle on Maxi Pereira.

Comeback kings | FC Barcelona
Barça 2012/13 do it the hard way. They are top of La Liga and their Champions League group, despite being at least one goal down in no fewer than 6 of the 11 games played to date. Despite those six early setbacks, they only ended up losing one of those games, and went on to win four of them.

Martín Montoya's hour | FC Barcelona
It’s time for Martín Montoya to take centre stage. After Alves picked up a thigh injury against Real Madrid, the Catalan defender - who’s currently playing out his first season as a first team player - has a golden opportunity to break into Barça’s starting XI.

Barcelona held by Anderlecht - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
In front of 5,000 fans, Barcelona played some impressive football, keeping the ball for large periods of the game, but were kept out by some resolute defending from the home side. Anderlecht were happy for the Catalans to have possession, and attacked quickly on the counter-attack.

Barcelona hired me to pick up drunk players, Messi's former bodyguard claims - Goal.com
"I started working for Barcelona in 2006, when Frank Rijkaard was the coach. The club sent me to pick up players who'd drunk too much and were in no condition to drive," Rojo was quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Spain FA chief denies racism problem - ESPNFC
However, when Angel Maria Villar was asked how the problem of racism in Spain compared to England, he replied: "There is no racism in Spanish football." Villar gave the same answer when reminded of former Spain coach Luis Aragones being caught using a racist term to describe Thierry Henry back in 2004.

Spanish players continue to long for a slice of life abroad | Pitchside Europe - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Another international weekend approaches, another weekend of travel for the assortment of foreign stars in the Premier League. Not all of them will be travelling to play matches. Some, like Chelsea's Juan Mata did not make the Spain squad, but others will use the rest period to make sojourns elsewhere.

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