Getafe v Barça ends week marked by international returns | FC Barcelona
The coaching staff have finished putting together the schedule for the week. After winning all three of their first Liga matches, Barça now face Getafe on Saturday September 15. This week, the different internationals will all be returning once their respective games are over.
Future stars shine as Barcelona pip AC Milan to the Memorial Scirea crown - Goal.com
The 23rd edition of the competition, played to commemorate the legendary former Juventus and Italy defender Gaetano Scirea. Barca's 3-2 victory over the Rossoneri in the final crowned a great run by the guest entrants, which saw them win all six of their fixtures over the 11 days of the tournament in Lombardy.
Villa boost for Spain as favourites begin defence - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"I have not felt any concern since the first day I returned to training seven weeks ago and there has been no problem since the operation," Villa said. "I am building up muscle tone, confidence and strength in my movement," he added.
Villa finding form with another goal | FC Barcelona
David Villa’s 52nd goal in 82 appearances for Spain makes him the fourth highest scoring international still on active duty. He is only bettered by Klose (Germany), Drogba (Ivory Coast) and Keane (Ireland). But Villa is second when counting goals by their frequency. His record of 0.62 goals per game is only beaten by Drogba’s 0.63 goals per game.
Roberto Carlos: Anzhi do not want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo - Goal.com
"Lots of people have asked me whether Anzhi are after Cristiano Ronaldo. I haven't come here to sign Cristiano, though," the Anzhi director stated to Marca. "Cristiano is happy here. If he doesn't want to celebrate his goals, then us, the people watching the games will celebrate them for him. "He shouldn't worry, people like him a lot. Problems can be resolved."
Sami Khedira looking to prove his worth to Real Madrid - ESPNFC
"Lassana Diarra has been sold," Khedira told kicker. "You have not read much about that. The fact is we have had four or five defensive midfielders over the past few years. This year we have Xabi Alonso, Michael Essien and me."
Valencia to check out Romeu | Football Espana
Valencia will send their spies to check out Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu when Spain Under-21s take on Croatia in Alicante on Monday. Los Che boss Mauricio Pellegrini is searching for a long-term replacement for David Albelda, who has just turned 35, and sees Catalonia-born Romeu as his natural successor, according to Superdeporte.