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FC Barcelona News: 30 September 2011; Afellay to Have Surgery on Monday, Record Man Messi

On Monday Ibrahim will have surgery to repair the damaged ACL
On Monday Ibrahim will have surgery to repair the damaged ACL

Record man Messi |
Few would have imagined in the 2003/04 season when Leo made his debut in a friendly against Porto, that he would go on to achieve so much over the next eight seasons. His two goals on Wednesday night, set the latest record putting him level with Barça’s great Hungarian star of the 1950s Ladislau Kubala, as the Club’s second highest scorer.

Messi: Scoring records not my goal - Yahoo! Eurosport
As the Spanish and European champions prepare to take on struggling Sporting Gijon in La Liga on Sunday, Messi said he was not focused on eclipsing top scorer Cesar Rodriguez, who scored 235 for the Catalan club, but merely wanted to perform for the team.

Barca's deal raises questions | FOX Sports on MSN
Then in 2006 previous club president Joan Laporta agreed an arrangement which saw UNICEF’s name appear in the sponsors’ spot on the club’s jersey. Once the slippery slope had been reached, it was no surprise when last December a multi-million euro shirt sponsorship deal with the Qatar Foundation was announced by current president Sandro Rosell.

Afellay op set for Monday |
A week ago today, the Dutch forward picked up his injury in training and next Monday he will be operated on by Doctors Cugat and Pruna, both of whom will speak to the press about the operation at 17.00 on the same day in the Ricahrad Maxenchs Press Room.

Sanchez set for Chile trip | Sky Sports
Sanchez injured his thigh against Real Sociedad earlier this month and he is not expected to return until November. The injury means Sanchez misses Chile's opening World Cup qualifying clashes with Argentina and Peru, but he was still invited to join the squad by boss Claudio Borghi, a request which Barca have agreed to.

Pedro matches Kubala’s 14 European goals |
On the day that Leo Messi equalled the overall goalscoring record of the great Ladislao Kubala, Pedro Rodríguez equalled his mark of 14 international goals. Pedro has scored 11 in the Champions League, 1 in the European Super Cup and 2 in the World Club Cup, whilst Kubala got 7 in the European Cup, 6 in the Fairs Cup and 1 in the Copa Latina.

Guardiola, leading UCL manager for Barça |
The game in Minsk on Wednesday was Guardiola’s 42nd Champions League game in charge and with it he overtook Frank Rijkaard (41 games), having already passed Louis van Gaal (40) and Johan Cruyff (35). Guardiola has set another record which will difficult to beat.

Doctors rule out Negredo muscle tear | LFP
Sevilla striker Álvaro Negredo underwent a series of tests on Thursday to determine the severity of the problems he has been exeperiencing to his right hamstring. The prognosis was positive and doctors ruled out the possibility of a serious injury such as a tear although Negredo's availability for this weekend's meeting with Atlético de Madrid is in doubt.

Mallorca's talks with Luis Aragones break down over wage demands - report -
Aragones, who has been out of work since being sacked by Fenerbahce in 2009, reportedly headed Mallorca's list of targets for the job. However, it is thought that the Iberostar Stadium outfit have called off negotiations after learning the 73-year-old wanted €2 million for the remainder of the season.

Shakhtar Donetsk claim Real Zaragoza will be docked six points and pay €14m more over Francelino Matuzalem -
"In a word Fifa has ruled that the Spanish Football Federation should take six points off Real Zaragoza SAD and submit a corresponding proof without any further delay," Shakhtar's chief of legal department Andriy Kharitonchuk told the club's website. "The Spanish club have paid us €500,000. Now they still owe us some €13.9 million."

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