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FC Barcelona News: 5 November 2011; More Ibra Drama, Six Barça Players in Spain U-21 Squad

Imagine Pep in a fistfight with Ibraflop?
Imagine Pep in a fistfight with Ibraflop?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic threatened to beat Pep Guardiola up - ESPN Soccernet
Former Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed he would beat up coach Pep Guardiola if he did not get a move to AC Milan, according to the Spanish club's corporate vice-president Carles Vilarrubi.

Messi, out to break his San Mamés jinx and score his first away goal in La Liga | FC Barcelona
Messi is determined to score his first away goal in La Liga. The fact that he hasn't added to his La Liga goal tally away from the Camp Nou is simply anecdotal. The double Ballon d’Or winner has had a fantastic 18 goal start to the season, 13 in La Liga and 5 in the Champions League.

Valdés: "Guardiola set me on the road to victory" | FC Barcelona
Valdés is more concerned about the forthcoming trip to San Mamés. "It is important to win that game. We know how intense Athletic are under Bielsa, they create pressure, they play without inhibitions." He expects an intense encounter against a team he says "are always really nice and lively."


Barcelona are the greatest team in history, says Marcello Lippi -
"For me Barcelona are the greatest team of all time. In the history of football you have great sides like Ajax, AC Milan and Manchester United who all had great cycles, but Barcelona have won everything, and their players allowed Spain to win Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010," Lippi was quoted as saying by

Thiago and Isaac Cuenca named to Spain's under-21 squad | FC Barcelona
Luis Milla has selected Thiago, Cuenca, Muniesa, Bartra, Montoya, and Planas to play two European qualifiers for the under-21 Spanish national side Spain's under-21 squad will play against Estonia, on November 10th, and Switzerland, on November 14th.

Who is Isaac Cuenca? |
The La Masia conveyor-belt at FC Barcelona seems to produce an endless stream of talent for Pep Guardiola’s side, with Isaac Cuenca it’s latest product. The 20-year-old anounced his arrival following a second-half strike against Mallorca last weekend, after making is La Liga debut at Granada four days previous.

Messi: Madrid are stronger - Yahoo! Eurosport
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi believes the Catalan club's great rivals Real Madrid have improved since Barca beat them to win the Spanish Super Cup in August. "Madrid have strengthened their squad well with the aim of being better this season and they have achieved that," the Argentine World Player of the Year was quoted as saying in Marca sports daily on Friday.

AC Milan, Barcelona & Manchester City are watching - AZ wonderkid Adam Maher the latest Dutch-Moroccan to make a name for himself -
AZ wonderkid Adam Maher has been in impressive form in the 2011-12 campaign, and the attacking midfielder made headlines earlier this week when it was reported that Barcelona are keeping tabs on him.

Real Madrid duo Alvaro Arbeloa & Fabio Coentrao in full training -
Real Madrid duo Alvaro Arbeloa and Fabio Coentrao are back in full training ahead of the clash against Osasuna at the weekend, according to the club's official website. Coentrao limped out of Wednesday's 2-0 Champions League victory over Lyon after an hour and had been a major doubt ahead of Sunday's match at the Bernabeu.

Japanese striker Hiroshi Ibusuki could make La Liga debut for Sevilla this weekend -
The 20-year-old striker participated in team practice for the first time on Thursday and is likely to start on the bench in Saturday's match against Mallorca after being selected for the 18-man squad.

Sevilla end Dos Santos pursuit | Sky Sports
Sevilla have declared that Tottenham's out-of-favour playmaker Giovani dos Santos is no longer a transfer target for the January window. "He is now not a target for us because his price is superior to the market value," Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido told radio station SVCF.


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