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FC Barcelona News: 24 September 2012: The Camp Nou Turns 55, Real Madrid Play Tonight

Daily round-up of all the news related to FC Barcelona and La Liga in general. Today, the Camp Nou turns 55 and Real Madrid are set to play after yesterday's bizarre scenes


The Camp Nou turns 55 | FC Barcelona

This Monday is the 55th anniversary since the Camp Nou was inaugurated. Here’s an overview of the history and features of the biggest stadium in Europe.

The vice-president of the league, Javier Tebas, came out and insisted: "The game will be played at 8pm, there's nothing more to say." Only there was. "The game," he said a few minutes later, "will be at 7.45pm." That was at midnight. When Tebas told Marca TV that, Rayo's president was still telling it the game was at eight. By then Madrid had gone. On Sunday night at 10.39pm their players finally headed to the team bus and back to their hotel, still 11 points behind Barcelona

In-form Atletico Madrid made it five wins in a row in all competitions when Diego Godin and Radamel Falcao struck in a 2-1 win at home to Real Valladolid in La Liga on Sunday. The Europa League champions were two ahead by halftime at the Calderon but were made to sweat for their victory after a howler by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois gifted the visitors a goal 10 minutes into the second half.
Cadena SER claims Barca are tracking the Serb as they seek a new quality centre-half signing. Barca coach Tito Vilanova has asked Barca to test the ground about Vidic's availability, though those close to negotiations say it is a long shot.

Spartak Moscow midfielder Romulo will miss most of the season after injuring his knee in Sunday's league match, the Russian Premier League club said on Monday, Sept. 24. The 22-year-old Brazil international, who joined Spartak on a four-year contract from Vasco da Gama in June, tore cruciate ligaments in his knee in a 3-1 win at Rostov.

Spartak Moscow is to launch a spending with the aim of turning the club into a rival to European giants like Barcelona, the Russian team’s owner Leonid Fedun said Sunday. Spartak lost 3-2 to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday, but Fedun said the narrow defeat was not enough.

Park Chu-young scored the game winner with an electrifying finish to see new club Celta Vigo down Getafe 2-1 at the club's Balaidos Stadium in Vigo on Sunday (Korean time). It was only Park's second match for the Spanish La Liga outfit, and the first goal ever scored by a Korean in La Liga.

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