Messi treble thwarts rousing Deportivo fightback - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The visiting side winded the newly promoted team with three goals in the opening 18 minutes as Deportivo were left chasing shadows at a packed Estadio Riazor. Jordi Alba raced onto Cesc Fabregas's pass on three minutes to give Barca the lead before Christian Tello accepted a lovely pass from Messi to drive a shot through the legs of Depor goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubía four minutes later.
Tito Vilanova praises his players for exhibiting a "desire to keep on winning" | FC Barcelona
"These players, after everything that they’ve won, coming back from playing for their countries, and with 10 men on the pitch, they showed that they are eager to keep on winning. They showed their desire when everything was going against us, playing a man down for so many minutes." He added: "I’m sticking with how hard Messi worked, after playing for his country, and how hard his team-mates worked."
Cesc: "Winning the three points was the most important thing" | FC Barcelona
"I’ve always been confident in my ability and I’ve been working really hard. Since the start of the season I’ve been very comfortable with the system," said Cesc. When asked about the controversial calls, the midfielder only said that "these things are a part of football."
Sports Illustrated senior writer talks about FC Barcelona's growing popularity in the United States | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s commitment to its famed youth program hasn’t gone unnoticed on the other side of the Atlantic either. "Most top European clubs—Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea—are lucky to have even one homegrown player in their starting lineups. But La Masia's track record of developing champions is unprecedented, the evidence visible every time FC Barcelona takes the field,"
Huesca-Barça B: Suspended due to inclement weather | FC Barcelona
At 15.00, after a second inspection of the pitch, the referee declared that the game would be forward. The most affected zones of the pitch were the two areas, where stadium staff worked up until kick off to drain as much water as possible from the field. The staff put in a commendable effort as they were able to drain 14,000 liters of water from El Alcoraz.
Celtic run riot ahead of Camp Nou visit (0-5) | FC Barcelona
The Glasgow-based team, who continue to sit atop the table, comfortably beat their Paisley counterparts this afternoon as they quickly jumped to a 0-4 lead after only 38 minutes. Hooper, on the quarter hour mark, scored the opener and Ambrose doubled the lead three minutes later.
Real Madrid make light work of Celta Vigo - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid showed few signs of their early season problems and dealt comfortably with a so called injury crisis to notch a comfortable 2-0 win against visitors Celta Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu, courtesy of goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Pepe: Villain or victim? | Football Espana
Few followers of La Liga will forget his moment of madness against Getafe in April 2009, when he kicked Javier Casquero in the back when he was on the floor, then trod on him, taunted him, hit two Getafe players in the face and then fought with his own teammates. He later apologized for his actions, admitting he ‘lost control’ and even indicated he might quit football.
Joaquin spares Malaga blushes | Sky Sports Football
Manucho had fired the visitors into a shock lead on just nine minutes but Isco levelled the scores eight minutes before half-time with an accurate low finish from Eliseu's cut-back. The game appeared to being going Malaga's way when Manucho was harshly sent off for a second yellow card nine minutes from time and then the hosts were awarded a penalty when Henrique Sereno felled Javier Saviola in the area, but Joaquin blazed his spot-kick over.
Valdez leads Valencia to victory over Athletic Bilbao - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
An Aritz Aduriz double either side of a Roberto Soldado penalty put Bilbao ahead at the break at Valencia's Mestalla arena. After Herrera's dismissal for violent conduct, Alberto Costa levelled in the 88th minute and substitute Nelson Valdez nodded a 90th-minute winner.