FC Barcelona News: 17 September 2012; Tito Vilanova Celebrates Birthday, First Champions League Test Approaching

It's been a while since we've last seen Unai Emery at the Camp Nou.

Happy Birthday Tito | FC Barcelona
Three months and ten days after his official presentation as Barça manager, the team are sitting unbeaten and with maximum points at the head of the league table, with four wins from four games, 12 goals scored and just 3 conceded. The only blot on the landscape so far since Tito took over was the defeat to Madrid on away goals in the Spanish Super Cup.

Sergio Busquets: "This has only just begun" | FC Barcelona
Busquets stressed today that, "Every league is different and there’s a long way to go". As for the eight-point lead over Real Madrid, he insisted that it lessen the pressure on the players. "We play each match with the idea of winning without looking at what the rest are doing".

Spartak Moscow and Granada CF to visit the Camp Nou this week | FC Barcelona
After the international break and the match away to Getafe, the Azulgranas look forward to this week where they will make their debut in the Champions League and play in La Liga at home against Granada. Tito Vilanova’s men, who have Monday off, will train five times this week.

'Mourinho comments do not help Real Madrid' - Calderon slams coach - Goal.com
"Mourinho's comments don't help the team in any way. The players could just as easily say that they don't have a coach right now," Calderon stated to RAC1. "It would be better to see these losses as incidents. I imagine that the players are not too happy with Mourinho's comments.

Sevilla 1-0 Real Madrid: Sevilla score after 2 minutes, then protect the lead for 88 | Zonal Marking
Sevilla triumphed in a fascinating tactical battle at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Sevilla coach Michel made an interesting selection decision, introducing Hedwiges Maduro into the midfield triangle. This pushed Piotr Trochowski forward to the left, and meant Manu had to settle for a place on the bench.

Atletico survive wobble to beat Vallecano - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
A quickfire treble early in the second half looked to have killed the game, with Koke and Arda Turan scoring from close range and Falcao adding the fourth from the penalty spot after a foul on Costa. However, the home defence lost focus towards the end, incensing coach Diego Simeone and allowing Andrija Delibasic to score twice and Leo to add another a minute from time. Rayo pressed for an unlikely equaliser but Atletico held out for a second win of the campaign.

Hemed keeps Mallorca unbeaten | Sky Sports Football
Tomer Hemed scored his fourth goal in four games as Mallorca maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 1-1 draw away at Osasuna. After a slow start the game was awakened when both sides were reduced to 10 men as Jose Nunes and Joseba Llorente were both sent-off when they clashed 10 minutes before half-time.

Sociedad at the double | Sky Sports Football
After a goalless first half Martinez headed home in the 55th minute to break the deadlock and within six minutes the hosts had a second. Javier Paredes took down Vela to concede a penalty and the Mexico forward picked himself up to convert from the spot.

All square in Granada | Sky Sports Football
Granada's winless start to the season continued as Floro Flores' goal 10 minutes from time could only salvage a 1-1 draw against Deportivo La Coruña at Nuevo Los Carmenes. However, it could have been so much worse for the home side, who went behind when Nelson Oliveira struck just before half-time and could have conceded again when the same player hit the crossbar just after the break.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Barca Blaugranes

You must be a member of Barca Blaugranes to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Barca Blaugranes. You should read them.

Join Barca Blaugranes

You must be a member of Barca Blaugranes to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Barca Blaugranes. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker