FC Barcelona News: 19 May 2011; Adriano and Milito Given Green Light, Scouts Watch Neymar

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Messi represents both sides of Barca | Eurosport
Alarm bells are not ringing, but Messi has been less than his spectacular self recently. He always talks about the team being everything and deflects personal plaudits, but he does so from a position of absolute strength: he usually wins the team trophies as well as individual awards.

Adriano given the all-clear as the team returns to training | FCBarcelona
Barça got back to business on Wednesday afternoon after two and half days of rest. Milito worked with the group and Puyol did some specific training, while Adriano was given the all-clear from his injury at the end of the session.

Barcelona's Gabriel Milito resumes squad training | Goal
Head coach Pep Guardiola may be able to use centre-back Gabriel Milito after all in the final of Europe's elite tournament as the Argentine defender is recovering from injury quicker than expected.

Puyol trains for a while with squad | FCBarcelona
After a few days working apart from the rest of the group, the club captain trained with the rest of the squad for a while this morning, as the players had their second session of the week at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, ahead of Saturday’s final league game in Malaga and the following weekend’s Champions League final.

 

 

Neymar's Paulistao winning performance for Santos watched by Barcelona scouts - report | Goal
Mundo Deportivo revealed that Cules head scout Albert Valentin was in attendance on Sunday at the Vila Belmiro, to watch the Peixe down rivals Corinthians 2-1. Neymar was one of the outstanding players, and scored a crucial second goal late on to confirm the victory after a 0-0 draw in the first leg.

Real Madrid to play Chivas in San Diego
The games are part of a preseason exhibition tournament called the World Football Challenge that also includes Manchester United, Manchester City, the New England Revolution, Chicago Fire and Vancouver Whitecaps.

Mexes reveals Real snub | Sky Sports
Mexes claims the Rossoneri were the only club capable of keeping him in Italy, following seven years in Rome. He admits he was tempted to try his luck in a different country, as Real made their move, but believes he has joined a club capable of matching his ambitions.

Manuel Fernandes set to return to Valencia following Besiktas loan spell - report | Goal
Manuel Fernandes will return to Valencia when his loan deal with Besiktas expires at the end of the month. The Portuguese international joined the Istanbul outfit in January on a six-month loan after becoming surplus to requirements at the Mestalla following the summer arrivals of Tino Costa and Mehmet Topal.

Atlético dogged by injury worries | LFP
Atlético de Madrid are monitoring the progress of three first team stars: Luis Amaranto Perea, Diego Godín and Diego Costa, all of whom remain doubtful for Saturday's trip to Mallorca in the final match of this season's Liga BBVA.

Silvio claims Atletico deal | Sky Sports
The 23-year-old claimed after the match that it was his last appearance for the club and he is now ready to join Spanish side Atletico. "I confirm that I'm going to Atletico Madrid," Silvio told the Portuguese press. "This was my last game in the Braga shirt.

Kameni could leave Espanyol | Sky Sports
Espanyol goalkeeper Carlos Kameni admits his future is unclear at the club and may look to move on. The Cameroon internation has been linked with a move away from the Catalan club for several years, with Fulham and Malaga believed to be the latest to declare an interest in his services.

Malaga's Martin Demichelis: I will remain until 2013 | Goal
Demichelis joined the Spanish side on loan from Bayern Munich in January this year with Malaga retaining the option to sign the 30-year-old on a permanent contract for a reported transfer fee of €3 million. With the summer transfer window set to open, the former River Plate centre-back has revealed that he will carry on playing in Spain.

Real Zaragoza eyeing last-gasp escape | Eurosport
Real Zaragoza's Maurizio Lanzaro is counting on the relegation-threatened La Liga side matching the escape act pulled off by his former club Reggina against giants Milan on the final match day of Serie A in May 2007.

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