Thursday, October 29, 2009

Barça Weekly Digest 3 (24th Oct to 29th October)

Very productive week for Barcelona, we ended winning on La Liga and Copa del Rey. Ghosts of crisis are over, I hope, for the whole season.

Victory over Zaragoza (Barça's back on track)

- Barça trash Zaragoza to go three clear of Real (The Guardian)
- Barça score six to cruise to La Liga summit (TheSportReview)

Liga BBVA Awards: Five out of Six

- Messi awarded best player in 2008 Spanish league (USA Today)
- Lionel Messi and Barcelona dominate LFP Player Awards (

Victory over Cultural Leonesa (also Madrid loses 4 - 0)

- Copa del Rey: Pedro gives Barcelona two-goal advantage (ESPN Soccernet)
- Guardiola relieved to avoid upset (

Feature Articles

- Take a break, Messi (SkySports)
- Rivaldo lauds 'unstoppable' Messi and Barcelona (Extrafootie)

Quote time

I am improving with every game for Barcelona
- Ibrahimovic

I used to train with Sinisa Mihajlovic, and he knows how to shoot free kicks. I had him for one or two years and when you see him take free kicks the only thing you can do is learn from him
- Ibrahimovic on his free kick goal last Sunday

These games are the most dangerous because they are taken for granted. We've got a very good result, and we are pleased.
 - Pep Guardiola about the Copa del Rey victory

People tend to be guided by results, but we know that if we continue playing like that then we will almost always win.
- Xavi refering to the game lost against Rubin after the victory over Zaragoza on Sunday.

It is impossible to see the Barca Messi playing for Argentina. They are two different teams with different players, different systems
- Sergi Busquets on criticism over Messi's game with Argentina

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