FC Barcelona player Lionel Messi has broken the record for the most goals scored in one year, beating German player Gerd Müller's previous world record with a total of 86 goals scored this year (read story here). Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has officially resigned causing uncertainty over the stability of the country's economy, along with that of Spain (read story here). This weekend the city council suspended the much-anticipated Montjuïc Revival, when two participants were seriously injured during a rally, with one still in critical condition (read story here).
People's Party politician Santiago Cervera has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to blackmail the President of Caja Navarra in return for large sums of money. Cervera, who has now been released, assures he was the victim of a trap (read story here). Three men have been arrested for the murder of a man in Zona Franca, after his body was discovered this Wednesday (read story here). The city council has begun to recover from the street-light blackout, and has announced that as of Friday 138 switchboards have been fixed, thus restoring over 27,000 lights across neighbourhoods such as Sant Martí, Sant Andreu y Nou Barris (read story here).
Spanish economy minister, Luis de Guindos, believes the Spanish economy will begin to show signs of growth by the middle of 2013, but underlines that the forth quarter of the current year will be the 'hardest and most complex' since the crisis began five years ago (read story here).