Alexis out of Getafe game | FC Barcelona
According to the Club’s medical services, Alexis Sánchez finished Chile’s game against Colombia with problems in his left thigh and tests carried out this Thursday confirmed he has a small tear in his left thigh muscle and will miss Saturday’s league game in Getafe. His progress over the next few days will decide on his availability for the following games.
Barça v Real Madrid: 7th October at 7.50 pm | FC Barcelona
The Liga de Fútbol Profesional confirmed today that the match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played on 7th October at 7.50 pm. Camp Nou will host the second ‘el clasico’ of the season following on from the Spanish Super Cup match this summer (3-2).
Pedro: "It would be good play Madrid with this lead" | FC Barcelona
Pedro reckons that this weekend’s games could be vital to the league campaign as a whole, with Barça’s visit to the ever tricky Coliseum Alfonso Pérez: " a vital game, which we just cannot lose. We are all aware that this is a big weekend for us. It’s a small pitch and they are a team who pressure you a lot and they have some great players."
Barcelona will remain in La Liga even if Catalunya becomes independent, says Rosell - Goal.com
"If Catalunya becomes independent, it would make no difference. We would keep on playing in the Spanish league just like Monaco in France continues to play in Ligue, despite being a separate state. I am convinced of this," Rosell was quoted by Sport.
Cesc: "I try and do better every day" | FC Barcelona
Cesc Fàbregas has spoken to Barça TV and www.fcbarcelona.cat about his form and that of the team, about what Tito Vilanova is asking of him and how it feels to work under a new manager. The midfielder, who’s in his second season back at the Camp Nou, also spoke about this Saturday’s match against Getafe and the lead the team currently enjoys over Real Madrid in the league.
Real Madrid first club to surpass €500m income barrier - Goal.com
Real Madrid have closed the 2011-12 fiscal year with income totalling €514 million, a seven per cent growth compared to the previous period. This is the highest figure earned by an international sports institution, and los Blancos have become the first club to surpass the €500 million barrier in the sports industry.
Sevilla look to throw spanner in Real works - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Del Nido has called La Liga "a load of rubbish", saying only the big two have a realistic chance of winning the title, and there is widespread support among other clubs for the introduction of a revenue sharing system like those used in rival European leagues.
Simeone: Salvio sold for money reasons | Football Espana
Salvio was sold to Benfica for more than €10m in late July after previously being on loan at the Estadio Da Luz during the 2010-11 season, when he excelled, and Simeone confessed he would have been happy to keep the player in his 22-man squad. "The financial efforts made to keep hold of [Radamel] Falcao, Adrian [Lopez] and Arda Turan meant he was shown the exit door," said Simeone.