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FC Barcelona News: 27 August 2011; Barcelona Win UEFA Super Cup, Xavi Breaks All-Time Trophy Record

There seem to be many trophy pictures this season.
There seem to be many trophy pictures this season.

Champions League - Fabregas scores as Barca win Super Cup - Yahoo! Eurosport
Lionel Messi scored after 39 minutes as he capitalised on Freddy Guarin's poor back pass to stroke the ball into the net. Cesc Fabregas was introduced in the second half and sealed Barca's victory with a well taken goal, finishing from six yards. The Portuguese side had Rolando and Guarin sent off late on to complete a miserable ending to the match they started brightly.

Kings of Europe |
AC Milan are now just behind Barça, with 7 Champions Leagues, 2 Cup Winners Cups and 5 Super Cups, whilst Madrid (12), Liverpool (11) and Ajax(9) trail them. The last 4 seasons have seen the Club charge up the table of continental trophy winners , with Pep Guardiola guiding them to 2 Champions League and 2 Super Cup victories.

Xavi – record title winner |
"To go one better than Guillermo Amor, who was a pioneer at La Masia, is a real honour" declared Xavi after the game. The Catalan is also of course the player who has appeared most times for Barça, which with tonight’s win became the club with most European titles -15.

Michel Platini voices fears over future of football - ESPN Soccernet
With debt an increasing problem across Europe, and UEFA's financial fair play rules designed to curb reckless spending by top clubs set to be introduced this season, Platini claimed he was ''afraid for the future of football'' because of clubs going bankrupt and running up bills.

Platini asks Mourinho to set example - ESPN Soccernet
"Everyone makes mistakes and he will be punished by the disciplinary committee of the national association,'' Platini said. "It would have been better not to do that - he is an educator, a coach, perhaps the best coach in the world. The great people in the world have to be examples, they have to be clean. It's a human reflection and I'm not afraid to say that.''

La Liga - Rossi to stay at Villarreal - Yahoo! Eurosport
Giuseppe Rossi's agent has declared that his client will not be leaving Villarreal this summer, although does not rule out a future move.The 24-year-old striker has been linked with numerous clubs over the summer including Juventus and Barcelona but most strongly with Napoli.

Santa Cruz off to Spain | Manchester City News, Fixtures, Results, Transfers | Sky Sports
Having found himself out of favour, Roque Santa Cruz returned to Ewood Park on loan last season. He was unable to earn a permanent move to Rovers but is expected to be offloaded by City before the transfer window slams shut. Betis have been touted as his most likely destination, and they are closing in on a deal.

La Liga - Rayo bring in Tamudo - Yahoo! Eurosport
Recently promoted Rayo Vallecano have brought in former Spain international Raul Tamudo on a one-year contract.The 33-year-old has enjoyed a long and successful career in the Spanish top division, largely with Espanyol, with whom he spent 14 years and topping the club's all-time goal scoring charts.

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