BARCELONA NEWS

Carles Puyol had to be ‘rushed to hospital’ after Barcelona’s 2-1 win at Osasuna with a suspected bone injury to his face.
Jordi Alba is confident that Barcelona’s three wins from three this season fits in line with their title ambitions.
Pedro Rodriguez admits Barcelona were made to work for today’s win by Osasuna, even if he never doubted it would come.
Tito Vilanova tries to explain why he was sent from the dugout against Osasuna, as he takes value from the three points Barcelona earned on Sunday.
Two goals from Lionel Messi were enough for Barcelona to turn potential defeat into confirmed victory at Osasuna, but not without controversy.
Tito Vilanova restores Carles Puyol and Jordi Alba to the starting line-up, and rests Xavi Hernandez in favour of Cesc Fabregas.
Gheorghe Popescu has reflected on his time playing in Spain, his admiration for Johan Cruyff and how Barcelona’s youth policy compares then and now.
Sandro Rosell says that it would be much easier for Barcelona if they could remain unchanged going forward, but that this is just ‘dreaming’.
Alex Song has told the British tabloids of another reason as to why he left Arsenal for Barcelona this summer.
Juventus have denied reports they have made a daring bid to take David Villa to Italy.
Gerard Pique has surprisingly praised Real Sociedad players Antoine Griezmann and Imanol Agirretxe via his Twitter account.
Roma Coach Zdenek Zeman has rubbished reports that he intends to force Spanish striker Bojan Krkic out of the club this summer.
Juventus are reportedly interested in working out a deal to sign Spanish striker David Villa from Barcelona.
Osasuna's Jose Luis Mendilibar insists his side’s victory against Barcelona last season is a ‘good memory’, but it will be ‘completely different’ this time around.
Tito Vilanova has put the Super Cup out of his head in order to focus Barcelona on Sunday’s tough trip away to Osasuna.
Alex Song has been selected in the Barcelona squad for Sunday’s game at Osasuna.
Xavi Hernandez admits that the Super Cup first leg Clasico with Real Madrid was a weird game, for the pattern of play and final score-line.
Osasuna’s Nino is fully aware of the task that faces him and his teammates this weekend as Barcelona rise as Week 2 opponents.
The first Clasico meeting of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid pulled in 7m viewers on television last night.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he remains confident ahead of the Supercopa de Espana return leg against Real Madrid.
Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has returned to training just five months after he underwent a liver transplant.
Former Real Madrid player Guti has thanked Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes for his amazing Supercopa de Espana gaffe.
Iker Casillas admitted Angel Di Maria’s late goal against Barcelona at the Camp Nou was a lifesaver for his Real Madrid side.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho felt Barcelona’s first goal in the Supercopa de Espana clash at the Camp Nou was offside.
Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has thrown his support behind Victor Valdes after Supercopa de Espana blunder.
Andoni Zubizarreta is pleased to have beaten Real Madrid in just the second match of the season, even if the score-line could have been ‘a little better’.
Pedro Rodriguez says Barcelona’s margin of victory over Real Madrid could have been bigger, but he is still satisfied with the win.
Marcelo admits that Real Madrid can be pleased with the result achieved at Barcelona, but also that it will take hard work in the second leg.
Barcelona hold the advantage heading into the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana over rivals Real Madrid, but Victor Valdes is left embarrassed.
Both Coaches have made a handful of changes to their line-ups as Barcelona and Real Madrid meet in the Supercopa de Espana first leg tonight.
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