FC Barcelona News: 26 September 2013; Looking at Facts from the Real Sociedad Game, Real Madrid Win in Elche

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11 different goalscorers in nine official matches | FC Barcelona
Following the goals scored by Sergio Busquets and Marc Bartra, no fewer than 11 different players have now scored for FCB in official matches this season. Marc Bartra hadn’t scored since May 2011 in Malaga. Last night he got his second goal for Barça.

Messi and Neymar, a winning combination | FC Barcelona
Gerardo Martino has gradually brought [Neymar] into the fold, and he’s responded to and even exceeded the high expectations. Five assists in nine official outings is an excellent return, and this has helped Leo Messi to already have 7 goals in just 5 league matches, remembering that he sat out the game away to Malaga.

Barça's dressing room on matchday | FC Barcelona
When the players arrive to the dressing room their equipment is waiting for them. In the video you can see what the dressing room is like at the Camp Nou before a match.

Favorable decisions help Real Madrid pull out La Liga win at Elche by Rob Train - ESPN FC
Why? Because when Fernandez pointed to the spot in the 94th minute, he carded Sanchez for a foul on Pepe. Without making too fine a point of the matter, it was Richmond Boakye who actually tangled with the Portuguese, and it is fairly improbable to confuse the two. In any case, the foul was incurred by the Real defender, who hauled the Juventus loanee to the floor in a dying swan routine off the ball that could easily have been ignored entirely.

Albacar: Elche were robbed! | Football Espana
"Anyone who has seen the game will be able to see why Real Madrid have won," Albacar surmised post-match. "There have been small details, like the red card for Sergio Ramos in the first half, not to mention the penalty, but you know, I think it was a bit of a robbery.

Ancelotti slams Pique tweet as Real-Barca rivalry heats up - Yahoo Eurosport UK
Pique took to Twitter after Real’s controversial win over Elche on Wednesday night. "Watching a comedy film on Canal+ Liga," Pique posted. "It’s always good at this hour of the night!" Asked about Pique’s comments after the match, Ancelotti was far from impressed. "He has to think more about playing than talking. He is better on the pitch than off it," the Italian said.

Pressure eased on Emery | Sky Sports Football
Sevilla eased the pressure on coach Unai Emery with a 4-1 victory over nine-man Rayo Vallecano that lifts them off the foot of the Primera Division standings. Ivan Rakitic's 17th-minute penalty put the hosts ahead and the Croatia international doubled Sevilla's advantage eight minutes into the second half as the Andalusian side chased a first league win of the season.

Jonas leaves it late to earn points | ESPNFC.com
Jonas popped up with a dramatic winning goal in the final minute of stoppage time as Valencia scraped to a narrow 1-0 Primera Division victory at the expense of Granada. With a disappointing game seemingly drawing to a limp conclusion, the Brazilian struck with almost the last kick of the match as he connected with Sergio Canales' low cross to seal a 1-0 triumph.

Rami hits back in Valencia row - Goal.com
"I wish to respond to the sanction which I have been given by my club Valencia CF. It is an unfounded sanction that I disagree with," it reads. "I regret this situation that dulls my relations with my club and its supporters for whom I always work with the utmost respect and the most perfect loyalty. This dispute will be settled in a sporting spirit in dialogue with the club as I always hoped and with the frankness which characterizes me."

Xabi Prieto out for two to three weeks | Football Espana
Real Sociedad midfielder Xabi Prieto will be out for the next two to three weeks with a thigh strain. The 30-year-old was subbed off in La Real’s 4-1 loss to Barcelona on Tuesday evening, and the club have confirmed this afternoon that tests have shown a tear in the captain’s right thigh.

Ciprian Marica looks set for Spain after Premier League links fall through | Sky Sports
West Ham, Arsenal and Tottenham were all reported to have shown an interest in the 27-year-old, who became a free agent having left Schalke earlier this summer. Now the Romania international appears to be heading to Spain, with his agent claiming a deal with Spurs failed to be finalised and Rayo Vallecano emerging as favourites to land him.

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