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FC Barcelona News: 20 March 2011; Barcelona, Real Madrid Both Win, Abidal Recovering From Surgery, Bojan Breaks Record

Was that a beauty or what?
Was that a beauty or what?

Alves, Bojan on target in Barca win | Eurosport
Dani Alves scored a stunning volley on 17 minutes before Bojan Krkic doubled their lead soon after half-time to see the Spanish champions continue their dominant record over the Madrid side. Getafe have only ever beaten barca once in Catalonia, and they never looked like claiming an unlikely victory against the Blaugrana in this match despite Manu's late consolation.

Abidal 'recovering well' | Eurosport
"He is in good spirits, his family too," Guardiola said of the French international after Barca's 2-1 home win over Getafe. "We hope that in the next 15 days he'll be ready for us to visit him and he can come and see us at the training ground."

Goalscorer Bojan becomes youngest player to reach 100 | FCBarcelona
At the age of 20 years, 6 months and 19 days, Bojan became the youngest Barça player to reach the 100 La Liga game mark, beating the previous best of Leo Messi, who made his hundredth appearance when he was 21 years and 250 days old.

Guardiola: “We responded well” | FCBarcelona
There had been a slight question mark as to how the team might react against Getafe following the harrowing news of Abidal’s illness and the unfounded doping allegations, but Guardiola made it clear that : “it’s been a long week, but we responded well and played very well – there was no apathy or poor play - just fantastic”.

Xavi to miss Villarreal game after fifth yellow | Eurosport
Barcelona playmaker Xavi will miss the La Liga leaders' game at fourth-placed Villarreal next month after earning a fifth yellow card in Saturday's 2-1 win at home to Getafe and an automatic one-match suspension. The Spain international, who is a key component of Barca's possession-based playing style, was cautioned for kicking the ball away late in the game at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona's Sandro Rosell Angered By Doping Insinuations | Goal
"I'm happy for the three points but am very angry about what is happening lately," Rosell is quoted as saying by Spanish sports daily Marca. "It is one thing to hear unwarranted complaints about the fixture list or other complaints about the referees and it's quite another to commit to slander.

Mourinho hails 'tired' players | ESPN
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho heaped praise on his exhausted team after seeing them edge past local rivals Atletico Madrid 2-1 to keep within touching distance of Primera Division leaders Barcelona.

Real Madrid Confirm Cristiano Ronaldo & Ricardo Carvalho Injuries | Goal
Both Ronaldo and Carvalho started the Spanish Primera Division encounter between the two sides at the Calderon and while the former was substituted by coach Jose Mourinho after 72 minutes, his Portuguese international team-mate carried on for the whole 90 minutes.

Adebayor wants permanent move | ESPN
He said: "I shall do everything I can to stay on with Real Madrid. No-one can be as happy as I am now. Playing here is a dream come true, and I now feel useful again.

Antonio Tomás forced to miss trainin | LFP
Deportivo player Antonio Tomás did not appear on the Abegondo training ground on Friday owing to a stomach upset. The midfielder stayed in the dressing room to rest but he will most likely be fit for Sunday's game at home to Levante.

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