FC Barcelona News: 9 October 2013; Isaac Cuenca Trains With the Team, Kickoff Time for Espanyol Game Announced

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Víctor Valdés: "Neymar is scarier with his mohawk" | FC Barcelona
Víctor Valdés visited the set of Antena 3’s El Hormiguero 3.0 to talk about his personal life and his views on how Barça have started the season. "I’m very happy with how we’ve started the season and because of how we’re playing. It’s said that players are happy when their team wins but it’s also a personal satisfaction for me when no goals are conceded," said Valdés.

Isaac Cuenca trains with the team | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona players who have been called up for international duty weren’t present at today’s training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Gerardo Martino led a session attended by nine first team players, eight of whom trained normally (Pinto, Montoya, Puyol, Dos Santos, Bartra, Tello, Oier and Adriano), while Isaac Cuenca, who has been out of action for the last four months, participated in part of the session with his team-mates.

Local Barcelona derby on Friday 1st November at 9 pm | FC Barcelona
The Spanish football league has announced that the match between Barça and Espanyol will be played on Friday 1st November at 9 pm in the Camp Nou. It will be televised live on GolT and Canal+ Liga. It will be the first time in many years that Barça has played a league match on a Friday.

Plenty of goals to go around | FC Barcelona
Barça are a goalscoring machine and more players are getting on the scoresheet this year than in the previous two seasons. The insatiable Leo Messi continues to be the team’s highest scorer, but other forwards are increasing their efficiency in front of goal. In the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons, the Argentine scored just under 50% of the team’s total goals, this season he’s netted 32%.

‘Alonso could return for Week 9’ | Football Espana
The doctor who operated on Xabi Alonso’s broken metatarsal has conceded that the player may return to action for Real Madrid by Week 9 of La Liga. Reports last week suggested that the 31-year-old’s recovery from the foot injury sustained in August, and then operated on, was going better than planned.

Real Madrid sign nine-year-old Japanese sensation | Early Doors - Yahoo Eurosport UK
Remember when we brought you the tale of the 11-year-old 'Japanese Messi' who had signed for Barcelona? Well, Real Madrid clearly took note of the deal for prodigy Takefusa Kubo, as this week they answered back at their Catalan rivals by recruiting their own kid genius from Japan.

Liga - Rami ‘reaches Milan agreement’ - Yahoo Eurosport UK
It was reported on Tuesday morning that the Rossoneri were in talks with the player and Los Che over a proposal to sign the 27-year-old in the winter market on a provisional six-month loan deal. On from Rami reportedly meeting with Milan officials today, it is understood that an agreement has been reached between all parties.

Seba Fernandez out for six months - Yahoo Eurosport UK
"Rayo Vallecano can report that first team player Seba Fernandez has been operated on successfully after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee. "The surgery was carried out at the FREMAP clinic in Majadahonda by doctors Garcia de Lucas, Abad and Carosini. The initial time out is estimated at six months.

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