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Leo Messi and Jordi Alba in l'Equipe’s ideal team of 2013

December 27, 2013 02:37 PM

On Thursday, the French sports paper announced its team of 2013, and there are two players from FC Barcelona in the eleven. They are the only FC Barcelona representatives in an XI dominated by Champions League winners Bayern Munich, with five players: Neuer, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Müller and Ribéry. The rest of the team is made up by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Thiago Silva (PSG), Touré (Manchester City) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid). This is the second accolade of the week for Leo Messi, who was named player of the year on Tuesday by English newspaper ‘The Guardian’.

Catalonia’s human chain for independence gains worldwide coverage in the international press

September 11, 2013 11:32 PM | ACN

The ‘Catalan Way towards independence’ has achieved significant coverage throughout the world as numerous media outlets focus on the impact and scale of Catalonia’s historic 400 km human chain, gathering 1.6 million people. The world’s major newspapers and news agencies have published articles detailing the events of the ‘Catalan Way’ human chain. The Associated Press revealed how there was “a festive mood” and that an “estimated 1 million people took part”, before the official figures were released. Meanwhile, the BBC spoke of a “huge human chain”. The Guardian documented the success of the human chain that ran all the way from “the border with neighbouring France to the region of Valencia”.