Iniesta and Cesc back in training | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas were both back in training with the squad after their respective injury layoffs. Iniesta had missed the previous two matches due to bruising in his left thigh while Cesc dropped out of the squad to face Getafe at the last minute due to some minor injury niggles. However, both players came through Sunday morning's training session without incident.
Alves: "It’s an exciting challenge and we’re fascinated by it" | FC Barcelona
Speaking at a press conference after training, Dani Alves summed up the general mood of the squad: "The players are fairly relaxed; we know that in our profession there are challenges, and that's exciting and we're fascinated by it. Happily, there's still a long way to go, and no cups have been awarded yet. One of the keys to this team is that we don't give up or throw in the towel - never."
Martin Montoya agrees new Barcelona deal until 2014 - report - Goal.com
Montoya's current deal is due to expire at the end of the 2011-12 campaign, but Barcelona are keen to hold on to the defender, and have now reportedly reached an agreement on a two-year extension to his existing deal. The 20-year-old full-back, who is a product of the Barcelona youth academy and made his first team debut in February 2011, is expected to put pen to paper in the next few days.
Barca take long view on title race - Yahoo! Eurosport
The European and Spanish champions, who have won three consecutive league crowns, are in the unfamiliar position of trailing their arch-rivals with two weeks to go until the first league 'clasico' of the campaign at the Bernabeu.
Ronaldo: I hope Real Madrid win La Liga & Champions League - Goal.com
"I can't say whether Real Madrid and Barcelona are of the same level or whether Madrid play even better than Barca. I can only say that I hope Madrid win La Liga and the Champions League, and beat Barcelona as well," Ronaldo said to AS.
Falcao back in full training | LFP
Atlético de Madrid striker Radamel Falcao trained with his team-mates on the day after the team's defeat in the derby against Real Madrid. The Colombian, as was the case with Antonio López, worked from the start with the rest of the squad although he did not complete the session, and did not take part in the practice game. Both players were out on the pitch for over an hour.