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04.04.2010 12:55

Injuries and appearances mark Athletic triumph

Edgar Fornós

Surprises in the starting team and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury were just two things that earned headlines after FC Barcelona’s victory against Athletic Club de Bilbao in Round 30 of this season’s La Primera season.

Éric Abidal returned after being injured since February 9 while Dmytro Chygrynskiy made his first appearance since January and the front three had an unfamiliar look as Lionel Messi was joined by Bojan Krkic and Jeffren

- Messi has now scored 26 league goals and edged clear in the Pichichi (Spain’s top goaslscorer award) race and is now level with Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney as Europe’s best.

-An injury during the warm-up to Ibrahimovic prevented him playing and saw Krkic have to quickly prepare to play. The forward responded with two of Barça’s four goals on the night.

-Sergio Busquets played his 50th league game for FC Barcelona.

-Víctor Valdés appeared in his 350th official game for Barça and is now just two behind the mythical Tente Sánchez in the all-time record appearance holders’ list.
Injuries and appearances mark Athletic triumph
Record sale
Easter weekend proved to be a popular time to watch Barça as a record-breaking 28,000 tickets were bought through the club’s Seient Lluire (Free Seat) scheme that allows members to return their tickets if they are unable to attend in order for them to be re-sold.

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