Cesc Fàbregas included for Almeria | FC Barcelona
Gerardo Martino has named all 19 of his available players for the trip to Almeria on Saturday. The main change is the inclusion of Cesc Fàbregas, who was rested for the 4-1 win over Real Sociedad on Tuesday. With Mascherano already out with a hamstring injury, Martino will only have to drop one more name from his definitive squad.
Squad arrive in Almeria | FC Barcelona
The first team squad has arrived in Almeria. After leaving El Prat at 19.40 the team arrived in Almeria at 20.45 this evening ahead of Saturday’s seventh league game of the season. The players had earlier trained with Tata Martino at the Ciutat Esportiva before the boss announced the squad 19 man squad to travel.
Tata Martino: "Winning 7 out 7 means nothing if we don't win the league" | FC Barcelona
Barça ‘s trip to Almeria on Saturday offers the chance of making it seven wins out of seven, which would be the best ever start by FCB to a league season. But in his pre-match press conference, Gerardo Martínez said that "winning 7 out of 7 wouldn’t mean much if we don’t end up winning the league. I’m more worried about where we’ll be next May".
Osasuna v FCB, Saturday October 19 at 20.00 | FC Barcelona
Osasuna will host FC Barcelona in the ninth game of the Spanish Liga season on Saturday October 19 at 20.00. The action from Pamplona will be screened live in Spain on Canal+. Before then, Barça have a game in Almeria (Saturday 28 at 18.00) and at home to Valladolid at the Camp Nou (October 5 at 22.00).
Lowe: No matter what happens, Madrid rivalry no longer one-sided by Sid Lowe - ESPN FC
Everything changed on the night of May 17. When the sun came up on the morning of the eighteenth, Atletico Madrid's players and supporters were still celebrating. For the club that had witnessed more false dawns than Truman Burbank, this was a new dawn and this was real. At long, long last. For the first time in fourteen long years, they had beaten Real Madrid.
Isco ordered to pay former agents | Football Espana
Real Madrid playmaker Isco will have to pay €2.6m to his former agents, sports management firm IMG. El Confidencial have reported that the Spanish youngster allegedly broke his contract with the firm and then ignored their request for talks. Isco accepted that he had a contract until 2014, though the company has claimed that it ran to 2016. Isco’s father took over the player’s affairs after the break with IMG.
Madrid target Scottish youngster Gauld - Yahoo Eurosport UK
The 17-year-old attacker has shone this term for the Scottish side, and Real Madrid scouts were reportedly at Tannadice on Wednesday to watch the youngster shine in a 4-1 League Cup win over Partick Thistle. Coach John Rankin has insisted that Gauld is Santiago Bernabeu quality.
Getafe have signed Romania striker Ciprian Marica | Sky Sports
Getafe have bolstered their forward line with the signing of Romania international Ciprian Marica. The 27-year-old striker was released by Schalke in the summer and attracted interest from Inter Milan, Lazio and his former club Shakhtar Donetsk, while English trio Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham were also thought to have been interested.
Pawlowski grabs point for Malaga | ESPNFC.com
Bartlomiej Pawlowski's superb second-half leveller helped Malaga extend their unbeaten run to five matches after a 2-2 draw at Valladolid. Pawlowski volleyed home from the edge of the area in the 76th minute after goals from Javi Guerra and Humberto Osorio in the space of 10 second-half minutes had put Valladolid in charge.
Valencia suspend Rami - Yahoo Eurosport UK
The player was believed to have provisionally been suspended without pay after hitting out at teammates and his Coach in a radio interview given this midweek. After missing today’s training session, Rami met with President Amadeo Salvo to explain his actions, with talks between the two lasting over two hours.
Primera Division: Cani insists Villarreal are focused on survival in the top flight | Football News | Sky Sports
"We are in a better position than anyone would have expected," midfielder Cani told his club's website. "But this great start should give us peace of mind about our objective, which is staying up, when we find ourselves in a difficult situation. "We aren't thinking about bigger objectives, but if we end up achieving greater things, then we will."
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