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FC Barcelona News: 6 September 2011; Keita and Adriano Return, Difficult Stretch Awaits Blaugrana

Adriano returned to training after his latest injury.
Adriano returned to training after his latest injury.

Seven games in three week period |
As Guardiola explained following the win against Villarreal: "after the internationals come back, then the real season begins". That season starts with a flurry of games that sees Barça playing seven games in 23 days.

Keita and Adriano back |
The international players are due back in Barcelona on Wednesday and will be taking part in a training session scheduled for 19.00. Alexis Sánchez and Dani Alves, who have already completed their international duties, will also be returning on Wednesday after the coaching staff decided to let both players enjoy an extra day off.

'Other teams cannot emulate Barcelona's style of play' - Uefa president Michel Platini -
And the former France and Juventus midfielder has offered his thoughts on how to break Barcelona's dominance over Spanish and European football. "It's difficult to emulate Barcelona's brand of football," Platini told Sky Sport Italia. "I think their way of playing can only be surpassed if other teams adopt different styles."

Arsenal Consider January Move for £18m Rated Barcelona Starlet Sensation | CaughtOffside
Arsenal are contemplating a move for Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara when the transfer window reopens in January, it has been claimed. According to Spanish radio network Cadena SER, the north London club are keen to bring the 20-year-old to the Emirates Stadium in the new year, but may leave a bid until next summer.

Del Bosque: We share blame for brawl - Yahoo! Eurosport
"The spectacle we made of ourselves at the end of the game was not gratifying," Del Bosque said ahead of Spain's Euro 2012 qualifier at home to Liechtenstein on Tuesday. "I understand the anger and frustration of the Chilean team, although I am also aware that we share some of the blame."

Barcelona keeping tabs on Porto's Juan Manuel Iturbe - report -
Barcelona are closely monitoring the progress of young attacker Juan Manuel Iturbe, currently under contract with Porto, AS reports. The 18-year-old forward joined the Portuguese champions from Cerro Porteno earlier this summer, but has yet to make his official debut for his new side.

'I miss everything about Barcelona' - Roma's Bojan Krkic -
"I miss everything that surrounds the club," Krkic said to Catalunya Radio. "I miss my colleagues, my friends and everyone who cares for Barcelona. I miss a lot of things. I love everything I have here and will always have this feeling of nostalgia. That's not a bad thing though.

Sevilla step up push for fairer TV deal - Yahoo! Eurosport
President Jose Maria del Nido, one of the most outspoken critics of the current system under which Real and Barca take around half the annual pot of around £527 million, has invited the 17 other clubs to gather at his club's stadium to discuss the matter, a spokesman said.

Koke arrives at Rayo | LFP
Sergio Contreras Pardo, 'Koke' has signed for Rayo Vallecano. The striker, who joins from MLS outfit Houston Dynamo, returns home to Spain after a lengthy spell away. The 28-year-old started out with Málaga's youth teams before spending time at a number of foreign clubs including Olympique Marseille, el Sporting de Lisboa and Aris before plying his trade Stateside with Houston.

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