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FC Barcelona News: 11 February 2013; Barça Turn Focus to Granada, Atletico Madrid Lose to Rayo Vallecano

David Ramos

Week marked by Liga match away to Granada | FC Barcelona
This week is marked by the Liga match away to Granada at Los Cármenes. The team will train on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11.00 at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The leaders of the league will close out the week on Saturday at 20.00 with the match in Andalusia.

Thiago: "If we have to play at 12 again, we’ll do so with pleasure" | FC Barcelona
Thiago Alcántara was the guest on El Marcador on Barça TV after the 6-1 win over Getafe, the first FCB game to be played at the new Sunday lunchtime spot. It ended 6-1 and the midfielder said afterwards that "we are well adapted to that time because it’s when we normally train … If we have to play at 12 again, we’ll do so with pleasure. We are happy to play at any time".

Atletico Madrid humbled in derby visit to Vallecano - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Falcao’s consolation goal for the visitors came in added time after they hugely underperformed on the night. Atletico’s poor away record continues to hinder them in their quest to stay ahead of rivals Real Madrid in the table, with the gap between the two sides now down to four points in the battle for second place.

Sociedad edge real good clash | Sky Sports Football
Real Sociedad boosted their push for a Europa League place as goals from Antoine Griezmann and Imanol Agirretxe saw off Real Zaragoza. Zaragoza left-back Hector endured a nightmare league debut, sent off for two bookable offences after only 22 minutes to deal his team, already a goal down, a blow from which they would not recover.

Big win for Espanyol | Sky Sports Football
Espanyol climbed above Athletic Bilbao as they capitalised on a miserable day for the Basque side with a 4-0 win. Athletic had plenty of chances and possession but no luck and Espanyol took full advantage with goals from Hector Moreno, Victor Sanchez, Christian Stuani and Joan Verdu.

Deportivo coach quits after six games - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"Domingos Paciencia is no longer the coach of Deportivo," the Galician club, who are bottom of La Liga and lost 3-0 at home to Granada on Saturday, said in a statement on their website. A club spokesman said Paciencia's offer to step down had been accepted and a replacement could be named later on Monday.

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