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FC Barcelona News: 27 November 2012; Four Barça Midfielders Nominated for World XI, Isaac Cuenca Starts Training

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Cuenca back in Barca training | Football Espana
Barcelona youngster Isaac Cuenca has returned to training after six months out with a knee injury. He participated in a light session at the club’s training ground this morning, which also involved Gerard Deulofeu, Ilie Sanchez, Carles Planas, Sergi Roberto and Kiko – Barcelona B players that are in line to feature in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey tie against Alaves.

Four Blaugrana midfielders shortlisted for l’Onze Mondial FIFA/FIFPro 2012 | FC Barcelona
Barça are the team with the most midfielder shortlisted for l’Onze Mondial FIFA FIFPro 2012. Of the 15 nominees, 4 are Blaugrana: Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fàbregas, Andrés Iniesta and Xavi Hernández. The three winners will be named at FIFA’s Ballon d’Or Gala on January 7. L’Onze Mondial FIFA FIFPro is selected by professional footballers from around the world.

Tito Vilanova: 100 days and 85% win ratio | FC Barcelona
Throughout this time the team led by Vilanova have bounced back from their Spanish Super Cup defeat to take the top spot in La Liga, qualify for the round of 16 in the Champions League as group leaders, and with their Copa del Rey tie against Alavés on track to make it to the next round. All of this with the a trail of smashed records left in the team’s wake.

La Masia XI sends shockwaves around the globe | FC Barcelona
From China to France to the Unites States, from Catalonia to Spain, sports news outlets from around the globe took notice of the highly unusual feat accomplished at the Ciutat de Valencia when the Blaugrana fielded a team completely made of up La Masia – Barça’s youth academy – graduates.

135 seasons at the Club between them! | FC Barcelona
For the first time in many years on Sunday, Barça played a league game with all eleven players coming from La Masia for a large part of the match. Between them, Valdés, Montoya, Piqué, Puyol, Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Cesc, Iniesta, Messi and Pedro, who were together on the pitch between the 13th and 65th minutes have played 135 seasons at the Club.

Jordi Alba: "I feel good and I’m fitting in" | FC Barcelona
The Catalan full back is enjoying a great start on his return to the Club, having started 12 of the last 13 games and only missing the Cup game against Alaves, but he reckons there’s plenty of room for improvement: "I started a little slowly, but now I feel really good and confident. I’m fitting into the team and I want to get better with every day".

Grimaldo out with sprained ankle | FC Barcelona
Alejandro Grimaldo has sprained his left ankle, according to the Club’s Medical Services’ report this Monday. The player’s recovery will mark his availability for Barça B’s upcoming match against Lugo on Saturday (18.00, Esport3).

Report - Feghouli arrested | Football Espana
Valencia midfielder Sofiane Feghouli has reportedly been arrested for driving without a license. The 22-year-old is currently detained in a police station in the city, according to Marca.

Celta move away from drop zone | Sky Sports Football
Iago Aspas' late strike gave Celta Vigo their first away win of the season to move them away from the Primera Division drop zone. Aspas got the only goal in the 83rd minute as Celta picked up not only their first victory but their first points on the road this season.

Coach Mauricio Pochettino and sporting director Ramon Planes leave Espanyol | Sky Sports
"This afternoon, the club and the coach agreed to terminate by mutual consent the contract that united them," the statement said. Ramon Planes has ceased his duties as sporting director of the club, having also reached an agreement for termination by mutual agreement.