Alavés-FC Barcelona: Seriously beautiful football (0-3) | FC Barcelona
There were clearly no problems with motivation for this round of 16 visit to Mendizorroza, in which they showed all of their class against a side that had a very definite idea about the kind of tactics they would need to employ in order to deal with the difficult task of taking on the league leaders.
Tito Vilanova: "We played a very serious match" | FC Barcelona
"These players have won it all, they come here and they put in a great performance against a team that plays in Segunda División B. It’s worth taking notice of the effort they put in." In the same vein, the manager said that his players were warned that "in these first rounds you must be very careful," and he reiterated that "the players played a very serious match."
Villa: "I'm in the best team in the world, and the competition is fierce" | FC Barcelona
The Blaugrana forward, who is gaining confidence and the killer instinct in front of goal that’s defined his career, stated that he’s "in the best club in the world and the competition to get playing time is very fierce, we play a lot of games and there are a lot of competitions. I’m at the manager’s disposition."
Pinto: The criminal deserves no attention - Goal.com
"Yes, I was struck by an object from the stands," he explained to reporters after the game. "I did bleed a little, from my head, but I don't want to pay it any more attention. The criminal does not deserve any importance."
Five Masia's nominees for the Ballon d'Or | FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets, all emerged from the FCB formative football, choose to be the best player in the world in 2012
Jose Mourinho questions Real Madrid's youth system - ESPN FC
"We play with a different system, they have another model," Mourinho said. "There are Castilla players that play in positions that do not exist in the first team, like Jese (Rodriguez) who plays as a 'nine and a half'. Also, our wide players play further forward, and in Castilla they play a 4-4-2."
Match Report: Llagostera 0-2 Valencia - Goal.com
Valencia secured a comfortable 2-0 win away at Segunda Division B outfit Llagostera to get their Copa Del Rey campaign up and running. The hosts’ fielded a strong starting XI, with coach Oriol Alsina looking to cause and early upset against the under-performing Primera Division side