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01.04.2008 22:47

Valdés completes 250 games


Víctor Valdés made his 250th official appearance for FC Barcelona when he participated in the Champions League encounter against Schalke 04 in the Arena AufSchalke on Tuesday evening.

The Catalan goalkeeper continued to rewrite the Blaugrana's history books as he reached the milestone figure at the same time as the club celebrated its 50th year in European competition.

After making his debut for Barça on August 14, 2002 in the 3-0 win over Legia Warsaw, the 26-year-old custodian has gone onto make the number one spot at Camp Nou his own. In his 250 games for the club, Valdés has conceded just 212 goals.

Bojan makes history

schalke-fcb_01.jpgBojan Krkic earned himself the headlines as the scored the only goal of the match against Schalke in the 11th minute and also added his name to the record books. At 17 years, 217 days, the youngster became the second youngest goalscorer in the Champions League behind Peter Ofori-Quaye, who still holds the record for his goal for Olympiacos a decade ago.

The Barça striker did become the first goalscorer in the competition to be born in the 1990's and meant that he now has eight goals to his name this term in the league and one in the Copa del Rey.

Márquez returns

There was also good news for Rafa Márquez as he made his return after four week out through injury. The Mexican international came on as a substitute in the 73rd minute when he went on to replace Touré Yaya.
Valdés completes 250 games
Rome 0 – 2 Manchester Utd.
In the other Champions League quarter final to be played on Tuesday, Manchester United took the upper hand in their tie with AS Roma as they won 2-0 in Italy. Cristiano Ronaldo headed the Red Devils into the lead before the break and Wayne Rooney netted a second after half-time. The winner of that tie will take on the victors from Barça's match-up with Schalke 04.

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