FC Barcelona News: 5 October 2013; Barça Ready to Take on Real Valladolid, Villarreal Move into Third Place

David Ramos

FC Barcelona v Valladolid: After eight | FC Barcelona
They have already equalled their best ever start with seven wins in seven games, and will go one better with a win over Valladolid at the Camp Nou. The win would also ensure that the Catalans stay top of the table, depending on the result Atlético Madrid’s game against Celta on Sunday at lunchtime. Incredibly, the red-and-whites could match Barça’s perfect start by notching up their eighth win too.

Martino confident about "ratifying the job done in Glasgow" | FC Barcelona
Still unbeaten in La Liga and the Champions League, Barça face Valladolid on Saturday in the hope of continuing their good form. Speaking about the match, Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino said "for me, every game we have played so far has been as important as any other. This game will be the chance to ratify the job we did in Glasgow and make sure there are no setbacks in our game … I hope we can perform well again".

Ancelotti: Bale to remain in Madrid to recuperate - Yahoo Eurosport UK
"He will stay here to train for 15 days and will be ready for the next match," Ancelotti told a news conference previewing Saturday's match against Levante. "He's not happy because he's eager to play. It's been a rough period, but psychologically he's fine," the Italian added.

Liga - Cristiano Ronaldo appeals for fan arrested for hug - Yahoo Eurosport UK
"I was playing at Sun Life Stadium last month when a fan entered the field," Ronaldo wrote in a hand-signed letter sent to the prosecutor. "We hugged, and we spoke for a while, until security arrived to escort him off the field. He was not aggressive or violent in ANY way," he went on, before explaining his concern that Gjoka could face immigration problems if the misdemeanour charges are not dismissed.

Yellow Submarine go third | ESPNFC.com
The Yellow Submarine had experienced few problems on their return to the top flight until they were beaten at Real Betis last weekend. They found the best cure to be on the field, though, and goals from Bruno, Giovani Dos Santos and Tomas Pina were more than enough to see off Granada.

Osasuna upset Malaga | Sky Sports Football
Osasuna caused an upset at La Rosaleda as they defeated Malaga to record only their second win of the new Primera Division season. Oriol Riera's goal during an impressive first-half showing from the Pamplona side settled the contest as Osasuna, who had lost six of their seven games coming into the match, recorded their first away triumph since March.

Adil Rami given one-week suspension by Valencia - ESPN FC
"After listening to the footballer, who has shown his remorse at the statements he made against his coach and his teammates, the club has taken into account this circumstance and had decided to punish him, in accordance with its internal regulations, with a one week suspension from work and withdrawal of salary."

Moreno signs Sevilla extension | Football Espana
Alberto Moreno has followed up his call to the Spain squad by signing a new five-year contract with Sevilla: "I’m the happiest kid in the world." His club have confirmed that he has agreed and signed a new five-year contract, committing until June 2018, with a buyout clause of €30m set.

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