Friday, October 23, 2009

Barça Weekly Digest 2 (12th Oct to 23th Oct)

A bit late in the week, here it is our periodic news roundup:

Of course, this week we had two Barça matches, first of them against Valencia ( 0 - 0)

- Valencia drop first points after goalles draw with Valencia (the Guardian)
- Valencia deny Barcelona best ever Spanish league start (AFP)

Later in the week, on Tuesday, there was the Champions League match against Rubin Kazan, Barcelona lost 1 -2 in an unfortunate match

- Barcelona upset, 2-1, by Rubin Kazan in Champions League play (LA Times)
- Europe's Big Names Falter on Surreal Night (NY Times)
- Pep Guardiola ready to fight after shock home defeat (The Guardian)

What have been the consequences of this to poor result matches?

- Iniesta tries to water thinks down: There is no Crisis at Barcelona (
- Alves blow for Barça (he'll be sidelined for 3 weeks) (Sky Sports)

But this weekend there's an opportunity for things to become normal again as Barça plays vs Zaragoza on Sunday. It's a bit early for some major news, there seems to be only medical related ones, but they are all positive:

- Dmytro Chygrynski Returns to Full Training For Barcelona (
- Medical: Henry recovers from injury (TotalBarça)

Let's have a look at how is Robinho soap opera going:

- Barcelona cool on move for City's Robinho (ESPN)
- Injured Robinho faces longer spell on Manchester City sidelines (The Guardian)

To finish with this, let's see other news on Barça's marketplace:

- Barcelona extend contract of Puyol for three more years (Lavanguardia in Spanish)
- Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas tops Barcelona's January shopping list  (Daily Mail)

That's all. See you next week.

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