FC Barcelona News: 8 December 2013; Barça B Record Rare Home Victory, Real Madrid Held in Copa del Rey

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Cesc Fàbregas scores in league, Cup and Europe | FC Barcelona
Midfielder Cesc Fàbregas is the first Barça player to score in all three major competitions this season. He’s scored a total of seven goals (5 in the league, one in the Champions League and one in the Cup) and has only failed to score in the Spanish Super Cup.

Jordi Alba: 80 minutes of "happiness" | FC Barcelona
The cup game in Cartagena featured some great individual performances. Pedro scored twice and Dongou marked his senior debut with a goal. Meanwhile, Jordi Alba returned to first team action 83 days after picking up an injury in a league match against Sevilla on 14th September. In Cartagena, he made his sixth start of the season and was replaced by Martín Montoya in the 81st minute.

Song: “We have to show we’re the World’s best team” | FC Barcelona
"FC Barcelona is the best team in the world and we are always looking to improve…….but other teams have done their homework on Barça, and winning a game before kicking a ball is impossible" he emphasised, then added: "We have to show that we are the best team in the world and win every game".

Barça B – Sabadell: first home win in three months (2-0) | FC Barcelona
After a run of five home defeats, Barça B got back to winning ways at the Mini with a 2-0 win over fellow Catalans Sabadell . Two clever assists from Denis Suárez set up Patric and Sanabria for the second half goals that gave Eusebio’s team their first win at home since September 15 and with last week’s win in Cordoba they have lifted themselves out of the danger zone.

Dream draw for France, nightmare for England - The winners & losers of the World Cup draw - Goal.com
Following the World Cup finals draw in Costa da Sauipe we now know exactly what lies ahead next summer when the 32 participants converge for football's greatest spectacle. But while the balls fell kindly for some countries, others have been left fearing the worst as they look ahead to a tough task in six months time.

Spain-Chile kick off changed | Football Espana
La Roja were due to face the South American side on Wednesday June 18 in Rio de Janeiro, with the game getting underway at 22.00. However, FIFA have confirmed that the match will now start at 21.00 BST. Six other matches have had their kick offs changed following Friday’s draw

Real humbled by third-tier Olimpic in Copa del Rey - Yahoo Eurosport UK
Real, the world's richest club by income, were missing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Xabi Alonso but a team packed with internationals still failed to see off lowly opponents at their tiny stadium near Valencia. The Olimpic players compete in a regional division one level below Real's B team and worked tirelessly on the artificial pitch to keep their illustrious visitors, the 2011 Copa winners, from barely managing a shot on target.

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