FC Barcelona News: 19 May 2012; Players Take Part in Last Training of the Week, Ronaldo Taunts Messi

Apparently Messi is no match for Ronaldo. Yeah, right...

Nine reserves in last session of the week | FC Barcelona
Barça trained for last time this week at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Nine players were brought in from the B team, namely Bartra, Tello, Montoya, Planas, Sergi Roberto, Sergi Gómez, Riverola, Dos Santos and Muniesa. Thiago Alcántara, who still hasn’t recovered from a stomach virus, worked out alone in the gym.

Xavi expects great match | FC Barcelona
"They are a very demanding opponent, because they mark man to man. They are a physically strong side, they run for 90 minutes and create a lot of pressure up front. Llorente, for example, never stops running. Such intensity doesn’t leave us with much time to think." He also commented today that "it’ll be a great match. I think it’ll be very tough and physical".

The Calderón is Messi territory | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi feels at home at the Vicente Calderón. There are few places other than the Camp Nou that have seen him find the target so often. He’s scored eight goals at the Calderón for Barça and one for Argentina.

Social networks and Wembley 20 years after | FC Barcelona
Everyone can describe their experiences of that wonderful night of May 20, 1992 using the hashtags #wembley1992 on Twitter or #wembley1992# on Tencent Weibo. The FC Barcelona Facebook page will also be sharing emotions. At the same time, fans can send in pictures and recordings of the day that Ronald Koeman made Barça champions of Europe.

Ronaldo taunts Messi and Barcelona - Yahoo! Eurosport
Messi hit an incredible 50 Liga goals as Barca could only finish second this season, while Ronaldo ‘only’ scored 46 while his side won the title with a massive 100-point haul, nine clear of the Catalans. The debate is often fierce and partisan as to which is the superior player, but in Ronaldo’s mind there is no contest.

Real Madrid in advanced negotiations with Arbeloa over a two-year contract extension - report - Goal.com
Alvaro Arbeloa is in advanced negotiations with Real Madrid over a possible two-year contract extension, according to a report in AS. The Spain international’s current deal runs until the summer of 2014, but Jose Mourinho’s men are set to reward the ex-Liverpool man with an extension.

Gago agrees terms with Roma, vowing never to return to Madrid after being 'disrespected' by Mourinho - Goal.com
Fernando Gago has agreed personal terms with Roma, with the midfielder's agent revealing that his client never had any intention of returning to Real Madrid after being disrespected by coach Jose Mourinho.

Viera Valencia´s first signing | LFP
Jonathan Viera, is the first official signing of Valencia for next season, he has already passed his medical and affirms that he is excited about being able to play in the top division in Spain. The current player of Unión Deportiva Las Palmas has signed a contract with Valencia for five seasons.

Marcos Senna, not leaving | LFP
Villarreal and Marcos Senna have reached an agreement by which the central midfielder of Brazilian and Spanish origin will stay another season. In this way, the yellow’s number 19 will captain the yellow submarines in la Liga Adelante with the goal of getting back into the top division of Spanish football as soon as possible.

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