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FC Barcelona News: 2 September 2011; Barca Expect to Make Profit, Best Start for Lionel Messi

Will these two teams really abandon the Primera División in the future?
Will these two teams really abandon the Primera División in the future?

Barcelona expects to net €20 million in 2011-12 - - SI.com
Club spokesman Toni Freixa said Thursday the club expected to gross ?461.1 million over the 2011-12 season against expenditures of about ?430.2 million and, after discounting several other transactions, the club would be left with a net of ?20.1 million. Barcelona members still have to approve the budget figures at a meeting on Sept. 24.

The best start from of the best Messi | FCBarcelona.cat
In his eighth season in the first team Messi has never achieved these numbers. Six goals in four official games for Messi. Three goals against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup, one more in the European Super Cup, a competition which until now he hadn’t scored in, and two more goals on Monday against Villarreal.

Returning to the origins of 'total football' | FCBarcelona.cat
"We played with 3-4-3 in honor of Zubizarreta, who was the first to suffer with a 3 man defense". Josep Guardiola joked during the press conference after the match against Villarreal when he was asked for the reasons that he went for 3-4-3, which hadn’t been seen for some time at the Camp Nou.

Liga - Valdano: Barca, Real breakaway inevitable - Yahoo! Eurosport
"The gap between the big two and the rest is getting ever larger. If you look to the future you have the feeling that it will only get worse. "Two teams which have the rest of the world as their market and the others only their local community. "There will come a time when that won't be convenient for the two big clubs either."

If you can't beat them, marvel at them - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Jose Mourinho will occasionally disrupt the self-aggrandising glorification with a paranoid rant or madcap antic, but normal order will soon be restored with Madrid's media bleating about the genius of Ronaldo et al and the Catalans paying homage to the best ever team in the world/solar system/universe.

Barcelona can crack under pressure - Milan's Massimiliano Allegri - Goal.com
"The most important thing will be to limit the sources of Barcelona's play," the coach is quoted as saying by Il Corriere dello Sport. "Barcelona though are a team that you can put into difficulties by attacking them which is what Porto showed in the European Super Cup."

'Football is split in two: Barcelona and the rest' - Marseille's Didier Deschamps - Goal.com
Marseille coach Didier Deschamps has voiced his admiration of Barcelona as he feels the Catalans are on another level to all the other teams in world football. "At the moment, there exist two types of football and two types of teams. You have Barcelona and then there are the other teams," Deschamps was quoted as saying on the 13th Uefa Elite Club Coaches' Forum in Nyon.

Pandiani back at Espanyol | LFP
Walter Pandiani is, once again, an RCD Espanyol player. The blanquiazules have brought in the striker, who was unveiled jointly with one of the other signings, Romaric. The Uruguayan marksman, who is now beginning his second spell with Espanyol, confessed that he felt "excited like a little kid".

Espanyol's Felipe Mattioni out until February with injury - Goal.com
Espanyol will have to make do without the services of winger Felipe Mattioni for six months because of a knee injury. The 22-year-old, who joined the Barcelona-based club last summer on a five-year contract, has damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will undergo surgery soon.

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