FC Barcelona News: 9 April 2012; Gap at the Top Now Four Points, El Clasico Moved From Sunday to Saturday

I know we still need help from somebody else, but thank you Vicente.

Week marked by two La Liga commitments | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will exclusively focus on La Liga this week. On Tuesday the team will take on Getafe at the Camp Nou and on Saturday the Catalans will be hosted by Levante, before travelling to London to take on Chelsea in the Champions League semifinal tie.

Barcelona and Real Madrid's title showdown moved to 21 April | Football | guardian.co.uk
Barcelona's game with Real Madrid at Camp Nou has been brought forward by a day to 21 April. El Clásico, which will take place between the two legs of the Champions League semi-finals, has been moved from Sunday to Saturday.

Recovery work without Alves | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona held a closed-door training session this Sunday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The starters against Zaragoza did recovery work while the players that didn’t feature against the Aragón side completed a more intense work out. Four Barça B players, Tello, Montoya, Muniesa and Bartra, plus the U18 A keeper Sergi Tienda, participated in the session.

Zaragoza-Barça, stats and facts | FC Barcelona
With his goal against Zaragoza, Carles Puyol continues to increase his goal tally in one season. This year he has four: two in La Liga, scored on the Aragón side and two in the Cup against Real Madrid and Valencia.

Adriano: "We always believed that we'd have our chance in La Liga" | FC Barcelona
Adriano Correia was unable to hide his joy during today’s press conference at the Ciutat Esportiva. The defender admitted that the team is "happy" with the last two victories over AC Milan (3-1) and Zaragoza (1-4), he also indicated that it’s time to "think about ourselves and try to win three points in each game."

Barça B won another game at the Miniestadi; this is the team's third consecutive victory at home (2-0) | FC Barcelona
The Barça reserve side continued their run of good form this week as they took on Córdoba, sixth in the Liga Adelante table. The Azulgranas are unbeaten in their last six league fixtures - they’ve won three games and drawn three. They can face the final stretch of the season with a certain air of tranquility.

Real Madrid frustrated by resilient Valencia - Yahoo! Eurosport
Valencia blew the title race wide open when they held Real Madrid to a 0-0 draw that trimmed the leaders' advantage over chasing Barcelona to four points with seven La Liga games left. Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita was the hero for the visitors in a tense encounter at the Bernabeu as he produced a string of superb saves to frustrate Cristiano Ronaldo, Angel Di Maria and Karim Benzema.

Iker Casillas warns Real Madrid could still lose La Liga - ESPN Soccernet
"Real Madrid can lose the league title because we haven't won it yet mathematically and there is a team close behind that also have a lot at stake," Casillas said. "We cannot live just on the fact that our lead used to be ten and eight points strong.''

Real Madrid's Karanka unhappy with refereeing decisions in Valencia draw: 80,000 people saw what happened - Goal.com
Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka was highly critical of the standard of officiating in Sunday's 0-0 draw against Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu. "The refereeing? 80,000 people saw we were persecuted, did they not?," Karanka told reporters at a press conference. "Because if we say it, then it all kicks off. Everybody saw it."

The referee did not have any influence on the result, says Valencia's Emery after Real Madrid draw - Goal.com
Valencia coach Unai Emery has praised his side's performance in Sunday's goalless draw against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, and feels that the referee didn't influence the outcome of the game.

La Liga - Kone sends Levante back into fourth - Yahoo! Eurosport
Levante climbed above Malaga into fourth and a Champions League qualification slot after Valdo and Arouna Kone struck early in a 2-0 victory at home to Atletico. The Valencia-based club, this season's surprise package despite a meagre budget and ageing squad, have 48 points, one behind their more glamourous city rivals.

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