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FC Barcelona News: 10 September 2011: Puyol Given Green-Light, Jornada Two to start

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Abidal is stalling over a new contract...
Abidal is stalling over a new contract...

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol received medical clearance on Friday to return to play and has been called up to the bench for Saturday's Spanish league match at Real Sociedad.

"It's a very personal decision. We each have our opinion on this matter. We might be brothers, but we feel different about this," Thiago was quoted as saying by Sport.

Eric Abidal waits for full fitness before Barcelona contract decision | Football |

"I have an offer from the club," he said. "I have discussed it with [the Barcelona sporting director Andoni] Zubizaretta but the first thing I said was that I don't want to deceive anyone. I want to get back to playing at my level. I know it will be tough because we are not machines. I will make this effort because I like this work and for my team-mates and the club."

Liga - Matchpack: Real Madrid v Getafe - Yahoo! Eurosport

Match facts, quotes and team news ahead of the Primera Liga game between Real Madrid and Getafe at the Bernabeu.

Liga - Matchpack: Valencia v Atletico Madrid - Yahoo! Eurosport

Match facts, quotes and team news ahead of the Primera Liga game between Valencia and Atletico Madrid at the Mestalla.

"I spoke with Neymar's father of my concern over the physicality [of the game in Europe]. The problem is just physical. He is one of the best players that has appeared in recent times," the 70-year-old told Revista Alfa.

MILAN, Italy (AP) -Defending champion AC Milan and Lazio produced four first-half goals in a 2-2 draw on Friday that opened the Serie A season two weeks late following a players' strike

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