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FC Barcelona News: 29 October 2012; Ten Year Anniversary of Iniesta's Debut, Barça Focus on Copa del Rey

Jasper Juinen

Focus switches to the Cup | FC Barcelona
There’s no time to relax. Just a few hours after the five-goal thrashing of Rayo Vallecano, the players reported for training on Sunday morning to begin preparations for their Kings Cup round of 32 first-leg match on Tuesday in Mendizorroza.

Barça's last 10 debuts in the Copa del Rey | FC Barcelona
The Copa del Rey is back on Barça’s schedule. This Tuesday, October 30, the Cup holders will visit Mendizorroza to play the away leg of the Round of 32 against Alavés. The team from Vitoria currently sit atop their Segunda División B group with a total of 24 points.

Tenth anniversary of Iniesta debut | FC Barcelona
This Monday, October 29th, marks ten years since Andres Iniesta made his first team debut for the Club. In the latest edition of the Club magazine Revista Barça, the Spanish midfielder reflects on those ten glorious years that have given us so many memorable moments – both for him personally and the Club as a whole – via a series of ten photos of those magic moments.

A record-breaking win | FC Barcelona
Eight wins and a draw in the opening nine league matches equals the best ever start to a league campaign in the Club’s history. Another win against Celta in the next match will establish a new Club record.

'Neymar to Barca? I don't know', says Zubizaretta -
"Neymar is Santos’ player. I do not know, I do not have a magic ball to see if he will play at Barca," Zubizaretta told Canal Plus. "We have a lot of respect for Santos. I have not read the financial report, but I know that Neymar is Santos’ player and that’s all there is to say."

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho praises adaptable Michael Essien - ESPN FC
"Essien plays where I want, and he does not mind," Mourinho said. "He shows the same attitude and mentality as when he decided to come to Real Madrid and play, while making less money than at Chelsea. I do not give any credit to what the media say."

Real Madrid run riot with five goals at Mallorca - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
First half goals from Argentine striker Higuain and Portuguese winger Ronaldo knocked the stuffing out of home side, with Madrid almost looking as if they did not have to break sweat to maintain or extend their lead. Higuain and Ronaldo then added a further goal each after the break, in both cases finishing off excellent team moves, before Callejon notched in the final seconds from close range to complete the rout.

Falcao scores again as Atletico keep up pressure - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The in-form Colombia striker pulled away from his marker and volleyed Atletico's third high into the net after 73 minutes, sealing an eighth straight league victory for Diego Simeone's side. The Europa League winners last lost a competitive match back in April last season and continued their impressive start to the campaign when Miranda and Raul Garcia put them 2-0 up in the first half.

Wretched start continues for Bilbao | Sky Sports Football
Juan Rodriguez broke the deadlock with an 11th-minute header and Vazquez put the visitors firmly en route to three points with a close-range finish just before the hour mark. Mikel San Jose halved the deficit in added-on time but his strike came too late for Bilbao to push for an equaliser.

More joy for Levante | Sky Sports Football
Martins took advantage of some hesitant defending by Granada's Inigo Lopez to turn and fire low into the bottom corner on 12 minutes. After a bright start to the second period, the ex-Newcastle forward doubled his tally thanks to more poor defending by the visitors, burrowing his way into the box to slip a shot underneath Tono.

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