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FC Barcelona News: 24 October 2012; Barça Secure Victory in Final Minute, Xavi Sets Milestone

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Justice in the 94th minute (2-1) | FC Barcelona
A Jordi Alba goal in the final minute of injury time sparked off celebrations at the Camp Nou. It was just reward for Barça against a Celtic side that only wanted to defend its early lead. Barça are now top of their Champions League group with a five-point lead over the Scots.

Tito Vilanova: "We deserved to have the lead earlier" | FC Barcelona
Tito Vilanova doesn’t believe his team was lucky to beat Celtic Glasgow despite Jordi Alba’s last-gasp effort in the 94th minute, quite the contrary. The Barça manager said that his men were "unlucky," especially because they "carried the weight of the game throughout the whole match."

Jordi Alba: "This is a well-deserved victory" | FC Barcelona
Games aren’t finished until the referee blows the final whistle, and this Tuesday the defender netted the match winner and secured the three points for Barça in the 94th minute. "This team has shown that you can win the game in the last minute. This is a well-deserved victory," he said.

Xavi, 150 international games with Barça | FC Barcelona
Xavi Hernández continues breaking Club records and this Tuesday he became the first Barça player to play in 150 international games. He made his debut on the European stage on September 16th 1998 at Old Trafford and has now gone on to make 129 Champions League appearances, as well as 13 in the UEFA Cup, 3 in the European Super Cup and 5 in the World Club Cup.

Messi, Xavi and Iniesta, World Soccer award finalists | FC Barcelona
Three FC Barcelona players are among the ten candidates for the best player of the year award given out by World Soccer. Leo Messi, Xavi Hernández and Anrdés Iniesta will compete for the prize with Touré Yaya (Manchester City), Didier Drogba (Shangai Shenhua), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Neymar (Santos) y Andrea Pirlo (Juventus), Cristiano Ronaldo (R.Madrid) and Radamel Falcao (At. Madrid).

La Liga’s dwindling attendances… | Football Espana
Spanish football fans are forever telling whoever will listen that La Liga is the best in the world, and not many would disagree given the standard of fare on offer. For many, however, the nearest they will get to seeing the action is from the comfort of their armchair or perched on a bar stool.

Nike wins lawsuit against Real Madrid's Ozil -
Real Madrid man Mesut Ozil faces an €150,000 daily fine if he continues to wear Adidas branded boots on the pitch, a Dutch court ruled on Tuesday, as it interferes with fine-print in his last contract with Nike.

Soldado treble stuns BATE | Sky Sports
Roberto Soldado netted a hat-trick on Tuesday as Valencia eased past BATE Borisov 3-0 and to the top of UEFA Champions League Group F. The Spain international striker opened the scoring from the penalty spot just before half-time and struck twice more in the second half to sink surprise package BATE in their own backyard.

Spanish Liga - Onyewu happy to be in Malaga - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"I was excited to have this challenge and opportunity in a new country and a new team," added the Washington D.C.-born player, whose parents are Nigerian. "I find myself in a good place back with a top team that's playing Champions League. "I'm very happy with the way my path has propelled me to this point right now."

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