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FC Barcelona News: 15 September 2011; Barca Players Not Worried, Mixed Results by Spanish Teams in Champions League

Puyol believes Barcelona will be able to celebrate (like this) more often than not if they continue to play like they did against AC Milan
Puyol believes Barcelona will be able to celebrate (like this) more often than not if they continue to play like they did against AC Milan

Qatar Foundation deal key to Barcelona’s finances – Faus " Soccerex
FC Barcelona’s vice-president of finance, Javier Faus, has stated the club remains in a "delicate situation" and has highlighted the importance of its sponsorship deal with the Qatar Foundation ahead of a critical vote this month.

"If we work like that, the results will come" |
For Puyol, the draw with Milan "was really unfair, and left a bad taste in our mouths. It was unfortunate, but we must move on and think about the next game". About his feelings, in his comeback after more than three months inactive, Puyol said he "felt very well and the sensations were all very good.

Xavi: "We’re annoyed, but calm" |
With this situation in mind, Xavi said that "we have to carry on, because this has just begun", and he encouraged his teammates to "win now, starting with next Saturday's game against Osasuna". In the same vein, Xavi explained that "the team is a bit down, we can’t explain it…

'Zlatan Ibrahimovic was a little bit afraid of going to Camp Nou,' says former Barcelona & AC Milan defender Francesco Coco -
And Coco, who played at Milan from 1995 to 2002, spending the last year of that period on loan at Barcelona, said it was fear, and not injury, which made the Swede miss Tuesday's clash, which ended in a 2-2 draw. "Ibrahimovic was a little bit afraid of going to the Camp Nou," Coco told Catalunya Radio.

Khaldoon star trek for Next Generation as City take on Barcelona | Mail Online
On Thursday night at Hyde United's ground, the early stages of City's attempt to nurture the best young players in Europe will be evident as the club's Elite Development Squad take on Barcelona in the first group game of the NextGen series.

Sociedad celebrate another famous comeback - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
It's hard to begrudge the Basques of Real Sociedad. Two goals down at home to Barcelona after 11 minutes on Saturday, the argument that Spain's Primera Liga is woefully two-sided was holding weight. Goals from Xavi and Cesc Fabregas, who went on to be Barca's best player, put the Catalans on course for what everyone thought would be another easy victory.

Ronaldo claims never to have heard of Mario Gotze - ESPN Soccernet
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed he has never heard of Borussia Dortmund starlet Mario Gotze, despite the recent media attention surrounding him. Ronaldo is likely to have angered many German fans with his comments after Gotze became one of the most talked about young players in the game when helping Dortmund to the Bundesliga title last season.

Report: Dinamo Zagreb v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League - ESPN Soccernet
Real Madrid made a solid start to their Champions League campaign with a hard-fought Group D win which saw them finish with 10 men. The prestigious Spanish outfit, with coach Jose Mourinho banished to the stands serving a touchline ban, were in the ascendancy throughout but only Angel Di Maria's second-half strike earned them the points.

Report: Villarreal v Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League - ESPN Soccernet
Goals by Toni Kroos and Rafinha guided Bayern Munich to a comfortable victory at Villarreal in their opening match in Group A of the Champions League. Kroos opened the scoring in the seventh minute, with Rafinha sealing victory with a little under 15 minutes remaining in a match the Bundesliga side controlled after a lively start by both sides.

Sergio sidelined | LFP
Osasuna centre-back Sergio Fernández fell injured during Wednesday’s training session – according to club medical staff, the player has a Grade I tear to his right hamstring and faces at least three weeks out of the game.


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