Cesc Fabregas says he cannot imagine Barcelona being the same without Xavi after the veteran midfielder's match-winning turn on Saturday.Barca were struggling to surpass Granada until the 32-year-old came off the bench to score the opener in their 2-0 win with just three minutes left on the clock.
Tito Vilanova insists too much has been made of a heated on-pitch discussion involving David Villa and Lionel Messi.The incident took place during Barcelona's 2-0 victory over Granada in which the Catalan side were frustrated for large periods of the game and that appeared to boil over when Villa engaged in a heated debate with his team-mate after Messi failed to pass him the ball.
A pair of late goals, including a cracking strike from Xavi, inspired Barcelona to a hard-fought 2-0 win over Granada in La Liga.Xavi, who was brought on in the 54th minute on Saturday as Barcelona searched for their opening goal at home, kept his team's 100 percent record alive when he hit the back of the net in the 87th minute.
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova says Lionel Messi is on the way to becoming the best player of all time.And Vilanova, who has replaced Pep Guardiola in the Barca hot seat, has revealed that everyone at the club hopes he will end his career there.
Barcelona could open up an 11-point advantage ahead of defending champions Real Madrid if results go their way on the weekend.The 2010/11 champions have made blistering start to the season, winning all four of their opening matches and will look to maintain that perfect record when they host lowly Granada on Saturday.