FC Barcelona News: 17 February 2013; Barça Survive Granada Scare, Lionel Messi Surpasses 300 Barcelona Goal Mark

David Ramos

Granada - FC Barcelona: All set for San Siro (1-2) | FC Barcelona
One more win for Barça. Two goals after the break from Leo Messi gave Jordi Roura’s team the win against a brave Granada team who had taken the lead in the first half and gave Barça a good run for their money. With the World Number One leading the team though, Barça put in an impeccable second half performance and set things up nicely for Wednesday’s trip to Milan.

Jordi Roura: "We fought back and that makes us happy" | FC Barcelona
Jordi Roura wasn’t surprised by the performance his men put in at Los Cármenes stadium this evening: "We suffered. It’s logical. We knew how difficult it is to win in this stadium. Granada are a very physical side and they had nothing to lose. The match became complicated [after they scored] and, once again, [my] players dug deep [to get the result]."

Leo Messi: 301 official goals for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
No record is safe when Leo Messi is on the pitch. The Argentinian took his all-time official goal tally as a Blaugrana to 301 goals. The 25-year-old only needed 366 matches to reach this mark. His goal-per-game average stands at 0.86. He scored his first on May 1 of 2005 at the Camp Nou against Albacete, his 300th and 301st goals were scored this Saturday against Granada.

Dani Alves: "Playing next to Messi gives you a lot of tranquility" | FC Barcelona
Another match and another win for Barça. The Blaugrana fought back from a goal down at Los Cármenes stadium against Granada thanks to two strikes from Messi. After the match, Dani Alves said, "playing next to Messi gives you a lot of tranquility. It makes it easier to get things done."

Vilanova recovery going well, says Zubizarreta - Goal.com
"He's fine. He's recovering and he's in high spirits," he told reporters. "He is grateful for all the support people are giving him. He has put weight back on and is watching football every day." Zubizarreta went on to voice his delight with the 2-1 win over Granada on Saturday as they prepare to face AC Milan in Europe on Wednesday.

Camp Nou: More than a stadium - FIFA.com
The stadium has also seen the emergence of two epoch-defining sides. The first of them was Johan Cruyff’s so-called Dream Team of the 1990s, a supremely cultured outfit that featured a young Josep Guardiola and won the club’s first European Cup.

Week marked by the return of the Champions League and the match against Sevilla | FC Barcelona
The Champions League is back on FC Barcelona’s schedule. The team managed by Tito Vilanova and Jordi Roura will travel to Milan on Tuesday to play against Massimo Allegri and Bojan Krkic’s AC Milan (kick off is scheduled for Wednesday) in the away leg of the Champions League knock-out round.

The Milan-Barcelona motorway: Players who have made the journey from one team to the other | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona has ‘shared more players with AC Milan than with any other European club. No fewer than 15 players have been transferred between the two clubs, either directly or via other clubs. Dutch fullback Michael Reiziger was the first to set the trend, moving to Barça in 1997 in search of regular first team football.

Saviola gives Malaga win over Bilbao - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Argentine Saviola's seventh league goal of the season gave the hosts an 18th-minute advantage. The safe hands of compatriot, goalkeeper Willy Caballero, then helped preserve the lead as fourth-placed Malaga moved on to 42 points. Manuel Pellegrini's side are four points behind third-placed Real Madrid who host city rivals Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

Osasuna ease drop fears | Sky Sports Football
Osasuna have scored fewer goals than any other Primera Division side this year and boast the joint fourth tightest defence, so when Sola rose in the box to head in a cross from Abella Damia and score with less than four minutes gone, it was no surprise that they chose to sit back for the rest of the game and attack with caution.

Three defeats in a row for Celta | Sky Sports Football
Celta Vigo remain in the relegation zone after suffering their third defeat in a row as they lost 3-1 at Getafe. All the goals came in a frantic first half. Adrian Colunga opened the scoring for the hosts after 10 minutes but Augusto Fernandez equalised just 10 minutes later, before Diego Castro and then Federico Fernandez added goals of their own before the break.


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