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FC Barcelona News: 18 November 2012; Barça Win Against Real Zaragoza, Alex Song Scores his First Blaugrana Goal

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FC Barcelona - Zaragoza: Three more goals and three more points | FC Barcelona
A brilliant start saw Leo Messi put Barça one up and although Zaragoza got their equaliser, Song soon restored the lead and in the second half Messi scored his 78th goal of the calendar year. Barça finished the game with ten home grown players on the pitch.

Iniesta: "Zaragoza force you to run and that wears you out" | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta’s performance against Zaragoza improved as time ticked off the clock and he was on the verge of scoring one of the best goals of the night but was denied by the woodwork. The Spanish midfielder noted that "it’s a question of centimeters with these types of plays and sometimes they don’t go in."

Vilanova: "The effort of the players after international week stands out" | FC Barcelona
On Wednesday many of Tito Vilanova’s players were away with their respective national teams, but they didn’t let him down as they claimed the three points against Zaragoza at the Camp Nou this evening. The Barça manager praised his players for their hard work against Los Maños: "The effort of the players after international week stands out."

The Piqué-Puyol duo returns | FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué and Carles Puyol were Barça’s centre back duo this evening against Zaragoza. The two centre backs, both of whom have been plagued with injuries this season, have only played twice together this year before tonight’s match. Mascherano, Alex Song, Bartra and even Sergio Busquets were the men selected by Tito Vilanova to cover the absences left by the two Catalans.

FC Barcelona's standout players against Zaragoza: Puyol, Messi and Song | FC Barcelona
Captain Carles Puyol returned to Barça’s starting line-up after fully recovering the injury to his left arm. The defender put in a notable performance along side his old centre back partner, Piqué. The captain commanded Barça’s back line and was given a standing ovation when he was subbed off on the 75th minute.

Spartak Moscow were held to one-all draw ahead of their Champions League showdown with Barça | FC Barcelona
Spartak Moscow came away with a one-all draw from their match against Volga Novgorod this Saturday. Barça’s next opponent in the Champions League took the lead thanks to a spectacular goal scored by Kombarov, but the home team reacted after the goal and managed to equalise in the dying minutes of the first half.

Benzema on form as Real Madrid hammer Athletic Bilbao - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
With Cristiano Ronaldo relatively subdued by his high standards, France striker Benzema scored a superb goal and created two more as Los Merengues ran riot against the Basques. Sergio Ramos, Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira were also on target, with Real's 12th-minute opener an own-goal from defender Jon Aurtenetxe, who sent Benzema's shot past his own keeper.

Osasuna hold Malaga | Sky Sports Football
Malaga's winless streak in the Primera Division stretched to four games as they failed to find a way through a resolute Osasuna at El Sadar, but the visitors were grateful for the point after Willy Caballero was forced into two fine late saves.

Uefa guarantees Athletic Bilbao safety during Israel trip -
"Given the seriousness of the latest developments in the area, Athletic are in continuous contact with Uefa in order to preserve the safety of supporters who travel to Haifa on Wednesday November 21 for the group stage match against Hapoel Kiryat Shmona," a statement on the club's official website read.

Espanyol slump to the bottom | Sky Sports Football
Jonathan Viera gave the home side the lead on 15 minutes but Samuele Longo equalised on the half hour mark and the visitors looked like clinging on for a welcome point. However, Hector Moreno was adjudged to have handled in the area three minutes from time and after Moreno and Sergio Garcia were sent off for protesting to the referee, Roberto Soldado drilled home the penalty.

Tycoon Slim invests in Real Oviedo - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"We are at around 35 percent (stake) which makes us, by far, the top holder," Slim's spokesman and chief aide Arturo Elias Ayub told Reuters on Saturday. He said additional investments in the Spanish team were being received until midnight Saturday. The investment in the Real Oviedo was made via Slim's privately held Inmobiliaria Carso.