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FC Barcelona News: 4 November 2012, Barça Beat Celta Vigo, Get Breathing Room at the Top With Atletico Loss

David Ramos

FC Barcelona - Celta: Win marks record breaking start (3-1) | FC Barcelona
Tito Vilanova’s Barça march on, with their latest win coming against Celta at the Camp Nou. Despite missing Abidal, Puyol and Piqué, the defence stood strong again, with Alba and Adriano also chipping in with goals before the Brazilian was taken off injured, The win means the team have made a record breaking start to the league campaign, with nine wins and a draw in their first ten matches.

Best-ever start in Club history for Tito Vilanova's Barça | FC Barcelona
The 2012/13 Barça team have kicked off the season in brilliant fashion. The men managed by Tito Vilanova broke another record after beating Celta this evening in Week 10 of La Liga. Tonight's victory was the team's ninth from ten games, the best start in La Liga in Club history.

Barça’s standout players against Celta: Valdés, Adriano, Alba and Villa | FC Barcelona
Barça established a new unbeaten record in La Liga thanks to the solid work of its defenders, who not only defended Valdés goal brilliantly but they also scored two thirds of the team’s goals. FC Barcelona's standout players against Celta were Víctor Valdés, Adriano, Jordi Alba and Villa.

Vilanova: "The points are more important than the record" | FC Barcelona
Tito Vilanova became the first manager in Club history to lead Barça to nine wins in the opening ten games of La Liga. The Catalan played down the importance of breaking the long-standing Club record and placed more importance on the 28 points won so far this season.

Busquets: "We know how hard it is to win so many points" | FC Barcelona
Barça started the match with a three-men at the back, with Busquets playing in the holding midfielder position, and on various occasions the player dropped to plug the holes in the team's sparse defensive line. On the positions he played this evening, the player said: "I’m a midfielder but I can play in the centre defender role as well. It’s about helping the team, always."

Free-scoring defenders | FC Barcelona
Of the 46 Barça goals this season, seven have been scored by defenders. Adriano has hit three in the league, Alba has scored two plus one in the Champions League, while Puyol has added one in the league. Saturday night was the first time in a year that Barça defenders have scored twice in a match. On 19th November 2011, Piqué and Puyol contributed two of the goals in the 4-0 defeat of Zaragoza.

Adriano out of action for three weeks | FC Barcelona
Adriano Correia sustained a tear in the adductor of his right thigh in tonight’s match against Celta. He’ll be out of action for three weeks, according to the Club’s Medical Services. The Brazilian defender, who scored the first goal of the night, was subbed off after 38 minutes for Dani Alves.

Messi and Xavi offer the Golden Boot and the Príncipe de Asturias to the Camp Nou faithful | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi and Xavi Hernández made the FC Barcelona fans active participants in the celebration of their individual successes by offering up the awards they won this week to the Camp Nou faithful minutes before the match against Celta.

Galliani: AC Milan have the option to sign Bojan on a permanent deal -
He told Milan Channel: "Nobody knows, but I've obtained from Barcelona a buy option on Bojan, which is lower than the one Roma had." Bojan enjoyed a spell on loan with Roma last season, but was unable to secure a permanent switch to the Stadio Olimpico during the close season.

Celta's 60-year history of negative results at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
History has shown that matches between Barça and Celta have almost always favoured the Catalan team’s interests. FC Barcelona have only lost once at home to Celta. It was in the 1941/42 season when the Galicia-based team beat Barça by 0-2 for the first and only time at the Camp Nou. The other matches, the first in 1939, have resulted in 35 victories and 10 draws for the Blaugrana.

Real Madrid hammer Zaragoza - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Los Blancos scored two goals in the first half and two in the second. Ángel Di María, Luka Modric, Michael Essien and Gonzalo Higuaín all scored for Real Madrid. Los Merengues controlled possession for about half the match thanks to strong open field play.

Valencia inflict first defeat on Atletico - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Roberto Soldado opened the scoring for Valencia on 20 minutes, thumping in a stunning volley from a ball by Adil Rami. Nelson Valdez consolidated Valencia’s lead with a second goal on a left-footed shot for in the 95th minute.

Falcao posts picture of injury on Twitter after collision with Soldado -
"War wounds, part of the job.....go ahead! (Who says I don't work hard for the points? Ha!)" the striker tweeted to his 1.3 million followers. "We're working to be up there [in the league table]. Now [to] get some rest. Greetings all!"

Piti scores winner as Vallecano down Malaga - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Piti scored the winner for Los Franjirojos with a goal in the 60th minute, firing home with his left footed shot into the lower left of the goal after intercepting a pass from Málaga's Eliseu. Piti opened the scoring in the 11th before Martín Demichelis equalised with a header in the 49th minute.

Espanyol ease past Real Sociedad - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Espanyol gained a win even though Real Sociedad managed to take more shots on goal during the course of play. Real Sociedad fired in 16 shots — eight on target — compared to Los Blanquiazules's shots on goal total of 2.