FCB-Getafe: A splendid morning
With the Camp Nou basking in the winter sunshine and the Barça players performing at their effervescent best, one of the biggest attendances of the season – including many youngsters - couldn’t fail to enjoy the first morning kick-off seen here for several decades. Barça put the result beyond doubt inside of thirteen minutes.
Iniesta: "It was a great morning for football" | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta served up the first goal to Alexis with a magnificent pass, and later, he scored the 5-1. When asked about his contribution to Barça’s thumping 6-1 victory against Getafe, Iniesta said that "it’s good that we all contributed, but in the end the best thing is that the team won and that we played well."
Roura: "The players were at an extraordinary level" | FC Barcelona
Jordi Roura highlighted the overwhelming response from the fans in Barça’s first midday match of the season. 85,610 fans cheered the Blaugrana on from the stands and the manager was very thankful for the support. "It was an unusual time to play but we had a party in the stadium." He added that a full Camp Nou "is important for the spectacle."
FC Barcelona’s standout players against Getafe: Alexis, Messi, Villa and Iniesta | FC Barcelona
The midday match at the Camp Nou was one of Barça’s most brilliant in La Liga and it also saw 86,610 fans make their way to the stadium, the third best attendance of the season. In addition, kick off time made the match much easier to watch in China.
Jordi Roura: "We’re in permanent contact with Tito Vilanova" | FC Barcelona
Tito Vilanova has been receiving medical treatment in New York now for a few weeks but Jordi Roura confirmed today that he is being kept fully up to date on the players and is taking an active part in all decisions regarding the matches and the training sessions.
Barça v Getafe, Third highest league attendance at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
The game between Barça and Getafe, played at the novel time of 12 midday, attracted no fewer than 85,610 people to the Camp Nou, the third highest attendance of the league campaign, superseded only by the 96,589 who watched the game against Real Madrid and the 86,637 who turned up for the match against Atletico Madrid.
Next Monday 11th February, José Manuel Pinto will sign an extension to his current contract | FC Barcelona
Next Monday 11th February, José Manuel Pinto will sign an extension to his current contract with FC Barcelona until 30th June 2014. The signing ceremony will take place at 12 pm in the Club’s offices.
Ronaldo hat-trick sounds warning to United - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Cristiano Ronaldo warmed up in style for Wednesday's Champions League showdown with former club Manchester United by claiming a hat-trick and an assist as Real Madrid crushed Sevilla 4-1 in La Liga.
Xabi Alonso a doubt for United | Football Espana
Real Madrid returned to training this afternoon with Xabi Alonso still doubtful for the match against Manchester United on Wednesday. The Spain international missed yesterday's win over Sevilla and trained on his own with physios in today's session.
Malaga reclaim fourth spot | Sky Sports Football
Isco scored twice as Malaga moved back into fourth place in the Primera Division on the back of a 2-1 victory at fellow European hopefuls Levante. Malaga were looking to avenge last season's 3-0 reverse at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia but the plan went off the rails when Jose Barkero put the home side in front with a 27th-minute penalty.
Roque Santa Cruz says he will not go back to Manchester City after Malaga loan | Sky Sports
Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz does not expect to return to parent club Manchester City when his loan deal at Malaga expires at the end of the season. The 31-year-old joined City from Blackburn in 2009 but failed to establish himself in the first team, instead taking in loan spells back at Rovers, as well as in Spain with Real Betis.
Valencia ease past Celta Vigo - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Celta held Ernesto Valverde's team at bay until the third minute of added time when Joao Pereira floated a cross to the back post and Valdez, who had only been on the pitch a few minutes, nodded powerfully past Javi Varas.
Mallorca salvage a point | Sky Sports Football
An injury-time equaliser by Pedro Geromel gave Mallorca a vital 1-1 draw against Osasuna at the Iberostar stadium. Lolo had given the visitors the lead with 15 minutes remaining in the game and looked to have handed Gregorio Manzano the worst possible start to his third spell in charge of the club.
Granada cruise past Deportivo - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Granada banged in one goal in the first half and two in the second in a dominating offensive display as Guillherme Siqueira and Odion Ighalo both scored. Ighalo never came off during the match. The striker scored in the 51st minute, also drew a penalty and took five shots.