First team returns to work without internationals | FC Barcelona
After enjoying three days off, the first team returned to work without its internationals. Puyol Fontàs, Jonathan dos Santos and Pinto, the five available first team players, trained this afternoon at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Barça B players Quintillà, Bañuz, Dongou, Patric, Miguel Angel, Juan Angel, Gustavo and Espinosa also trained this afternoon with the first team.
Barça to receive 2.2 million euros for loaning its players out for the 2012 EURO | FC Barcelona
European clubs will be compensated for the transfer of their players to national sides for the EURO thanks to the agreement between the ECA (European Club Association) and UEFA. Clubs will be compensated for loaning out their players for both the qualifying stage and the final stage of the European championship.
Messi would rather score less but win more titles - Goal.com
"It was an unforgettable season. I don't put goals and numbers on my seasons, although I think the more titles the better," explained Messi, speaking to ESPN Deportes. "At the beginning of the season I come out wanting everything, goals, titles, but a championship would be very desired by me."
Spain leave it late against Georgia (0-1) and Chile lose to Colombia (1-3) | FC Barcelona
Del Bosque’s men were made to work hard for their first three points of the 2014 Brazil World Cup qualifying stage. Despite dominating the match, Spain found it hard to break the goalless deadlock with Georgia, but Soldado - assisted by Cesc - scored the match winner on 86 minutes.
Joan Laporta springs to Cristiano Ronaldo's defence - ESPNFC
"I don't know why he is sad. Everyone is on his back," Laporta told AS. "I understand the lad is under a lot of pressure. He's human and everyone is affected by what goes on around them. It happened to me, where you say something because you really feel it and then you see it have major repercussions.
Valencia suffer double setback | Football Espana
Midfielder David Albelda has a hamstring injury that will keep him out for at least three weeks, while Fernando Gago received a blow to the head in Argentina’s game with Peru on Tuesday and is under observation in a Lima hospital.
Bayern Munich won't pay Osasuna for Javi Martinez - ESPNFC
Bayern Munich have said they will not be paying any money to Osasuna for their part in training Javi Martinez as a youngster. The Basque midfielder left the San Mames for the Bundesliga during the transfer window after Bayern paid €40 million to buy out his contract with the Zurigorri, and Osasuna believe they are owed €800,000 due to agreement made when Martinez joined Athletic as a 17-year-old.
Javi Martinez 'breaks into' Athletic training ground - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Marca claims that the versatile Spain midfielder-defender, who joined Bayern Munich for £32 million in acrimonious circumstances at the end of August, turned up at the Lezama complex at around 2am on Saturday morning, vaulted a fence and tried to gain entrance to his old place of work.
Javi Martinez denies Athletic Bilbao break-in reports - ESPNFC
Martinez tweeted on the subject on Tuesday afternoon, saying that "It is incredible that there are people who believe this story is correct." Bayern's press office also released a statement from the player saying: "I got there by 11PM and they opened the doors perfectly normally. There is no way you can call it a break-in."
Spanish duo reply to UEFA | Sky Sports
UEFA said that they had identified "that important overdue payables towards other clubs, and/or towards employees or social/tax authorities existed in 23 cases," and added that they would "provide an updated situation as of 30 September 2012."