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FC Barcelona News: 5 November 2013; Preparations Begin for AC Milan, Jonathan Dos Santos Surgery a Success

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Dos Santos operation succesful | FC Barcelona
Jonathan dos Santos was successfully operated on this morning, following the injury to his right knee suffered in training last month. Doctors Joan Carles Monllau and Ricard Pruna carried out the operation with the assistance of Egarsat.

Getting ready for AC Milan | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona were back at work today after taking Sunday off. On Monday at the Ciutat Esportiva the first team players were also joined by Carles Planas and Denis Suárez of Barça B. However, neither Gerard Piqué nor Adriano Correia were involved. The former is following a specific programme, while the latter worked out in isolation.

Neymar Jr, Messi and Cesc are three of the Top 6 assist leaders in La Liga | FC Barcelona
Neymar Jr, Leo Messi and Cesc Fàbregas are three of the top six assist leaders in La Liga. After 12 rounds, the Brazilian forward leads the pack with seven assists, while Messi is fifth and Cesc is sixth (both with four assists apiece). In addition to these 15 assists the three players have scored a total of 15 goals.

FC Barcelona have best scoring and defensive record in La Liga | FC Barcelona
Almost a third of the way through the Liga season, Barça are top of the table with 34 points out of a possible 36. This almost perfect start is enhanced by some outstanding goalscoring stats. They have the best record in the competition both in terms of goals for, 34, and also for goals against, 7. Second placed Atletico Madrid have scored 30 goals and conceded 8.

Barcelona's Messi concerned about injury 'relapse' - ESPN FC
Lionel Messi's father has admitted his son is concerned about his fitness at the moment, but assured Barcelona fans that he will soon be back to his best. "The injuries have meant that Leo really fears a relapse," Messi senior said. "But you can be relaxed, he will return."

FC Barcelona - AC Milan: Statistics tell the story of two teams | FC Barcelona
Barça are undefeated and lead Group H of the Champions League on seven points. The Blaugrana are followed by Milan, who are also undefeated, on five points. This means that tomorrow’s match at the Camp Nou will bring together the two top teams of Group H.

Pedro speaks out against unfair criticism | FC Barcelona
Pedro Rodríguez gave today’s press conference at the Ciutat Esportiva, and spoke about how stunned he is that people have the audacity to criticise the Barcelona’s form. "People are being very unfair to the team" he said. "We are doing fine and they should appreciate that we are playing good, solid football".

FC Barcelona interviewed in Forbes | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and its status as one of the standard-setting clubs in world football was recently the topic of a documentary on Forbes Sport Money, a channel belonging to the Forbes group, one of the most prestigious economic publications in the world. In an interview with the editors of the magazine, the vice president of the club’s Economic and Strategic Department, Javier Faus, reveals some of the features of the economic model.

Valencia to land Ruben Vezo from Vitoria de Setubal | Sky Sports
Valencia have confirmed that Ruben Vezo will complete a move from Vitoria de Setubal during the winter transfer window. The highly-rated teenager will officially join the La Liga outfit on 1st January. Valencia have been linked with the 19-year-old centre-half for some time, and have now got their man.

Uche sinks Elche | Sky Sports Football
Ikechukwu Uche struck a late winner as Villarreal bounced back from Thursday's defeat to Getafe with a 1-0 victory over Elche. Marcelino Garcia Toral's high-flying visitors have enjoyed mixed form of late, but Monday night's win moved them three-points clear of fifth-placed Athletic Bilbao in the table.

Real Betis cap week from hell with 'mad' defeat to Málaga | Sid Lowe | Football | theguardian.com
On Friday, the club published an official communiqué blaming the training ground incident on Mel. On Saturday, their most expensive summer signing went into hospital with appendicitis. And on Sunday, their centre-back broke his jaw and Málaga broke their hearts. It sure hadn't been Betis's week.

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