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FC Barcelona News: 31 January 2011; Andrés Iniesta Injured, Cup Final at Stake, News Around the League

Iniesta suffers upper back sprain | FCBarcelona
The Club's medical services have reported that Andres Iniesta has suffered a grade 1 sprain on the AC joint of his left upper back and he will be kept under observation to determine his availability for Wednesday's game against Almeria.

Messi keeps on climbing goal scorers table | FCBarcelona
Messi continues to climb the Barça all time goal scorers table, with his brace against Hercules taking him to 109 La Liga goals, one more than Eto'o. His total in all competitions of 164 takes him level with Escolà.

401 goals under Guardiola | FCBarcelona
Guardiola's Barça have taken just two and a half seasons to pass the 400 goal mark -notching up 401 goals in 157 official games. Under Guardiola's stewardship the team have continued to improve their goal scoring figures year on year.

A week with the Cup final at stake | FCBarcelona
Following on from their 0-3 defeat of Hercules and a one-day break on Sunday, Josep Guardiola's men return to training on Monday with Wednesday's Cup semi-final second leg match very much the focus. Just three days later they return to the league programme against Atletico Madrid in the Camp Nou.

Real Madrid humbled at Osasuna | ESPN
Real Madrid's title hopes suffered a huge blow after they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of lowly Osasuna at the Reyno de Navarra stadium. Javier Camunas' goal just after the hour-mark consigned Madrid to only their second league loss of the season, but one that leaves Jose Mourinho's men seven points behind rampant leaders Barcelona.

Real Madrid Can't Be Written Off In Title Race - Barcelona Legend Johan Cruyff | Goal
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff has warned against ruling Real Madrid out of the title race despite their defeat at Osasuna leaving Jose Mourinho's men seven points adrift.

Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho: We Didn't Deserve To Lose To Osasuna | Goal
"We lost three points that we didn't deserve to lose, but based on the way the opponent played, they also deserved a positive outcome," Mourinho is quoted as saying by Madrid's official website.

Mourinho 'keen on quick England return' | Eurosport
"It's always important for me and my family to be happy and I love English football and my family love England," he is quoted as saying in the Sunday Mirror. "I have always maintained I will return one day but maybe it will come sooner than I expected."

Sevilla Line Up Athletic Bilbao Coach Joaquin Caparros As Replacement For Gregorio Manzano - Report | Goal
Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has lined up Athletic Bilbao boss Joaquin Caparros as a replacement for under-pressure coach Gregorio Manzano, reports suggest.

Athletic heap pressure on Quique | Eurosport
Sanchez Flores has been feeling the heat with his side out of Europe and the Copa del Rey.

Transfer window to close today | LFP
Clubs will have the chance to sign new players and incorporate them into their squads until 24:00 CET tonight when the transfer window will close.

Sevilla sign Chilean 'pitbull' Medel | Eurosport
Sevilla have signed Chile midfielder Gary Medel on a four-and-a-half year contract. The 23-year-old, known as "Pitbull" for his ferocious handling of opponents, can play in midfield or defence and has spent the last year and a half with Boca Juniors.

Da Silva swaps Sunderland for Zaragoza | Eurosport
Sunderland have confirmed that defender Paulo Da Silva has completed his move to Spanish side Real Zaragoza for an undisclosed fee.

Real Madrid Rejected Juventus Loan Offer For Karim Benzema - Ernesto Bronzetti | Goal
Juventus were never close to signing Karim Benzema from Real Madrid as pleas to have him on loan fell on deaf ears, claims Ernesto Bronzetti. Benzema, 23, grew in favour with the Old Lady, who have been taking urgent steps for a striker before the shutters on the transfer window come down.

Tottenham boss refutes Aguero link | Eurosport
Harry Redknapp has rejected reports that Tottenham have made a club record £38.5 million bid for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero. "Sergio Aguero? No. I don't know anything at all about that one," Redknapp told Sky Sports News.

Forlan: Atletico rejected Real bid | FOX Sports
Diego Forlan claims Atletico Madrid turned down a bid for him from neighbours Real Madrid - who then turned to Emmanuel Adebayor.

Valencia's Mata to miss Monday's match at Racing | FOX Sports
The Spain international hurt his left ankle in training on Friday and has been left out of the squad.

Gámez suffers fractured jaw | LFP
Málaga will be without defender Jesús Gámez for the next four weeks after the player suffered a fractured jaw during Saturday's meeting with Zaragoza.

Aranzubía, 250 Liga BBVA appearances | FLP
Deportivo de la Coruña goalkeeper Dani Aranzubía made his 250th Liga BBVA appearance on Saturday in the clash with Sevilla which finished 3-3 thanks to Laure's last-minute equaliser.

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