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06.01.2009 12:32

Madrid welcomes Barça


The first team have arrived in Madrid, where they have a Copa del Rey match tonight against Atlético Madrid. The squad of 16 will stay in their hotel until an hour before kick-off.

An hour after departing from Barcelona, the Barça expedition arrived in Barajas around noon. The players and staff were joined by directors Josep Anton Colomer, Jordi Torrent and Patrick Auset.

Cold welcome

As soon as the players got off the plane they were aware of the biting cold in Madrid at the moment, where temperatures are as low as two degrees celsius.

It may have been cold and also King’s Day in Spain, yet there were still thirty or so Barcelona fans at the airport to welcome their heroes.

Laporta and Txiki travelling later

President Joan Laporta and technical secretary Txiki Begiristain will not be missing the Copa del Rey game with Atlético de Madrid and will flying out to Madrid later in the day to take their seats in the Vicente Calderón.
Madrid welcomes Barça

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