FC Barcelona News: 1 June 2012; Thiago and Cuenca Face Long Spell On the Sidelines, Fontas Could Leave On Loan

Nobody appears to be sure when we can expect Thiago to return.

Specific recovery plan for Thiago | FC Barcelona
"Thiago Alcántara sustained an edema on his right tibia during the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Club. Pruna explained that "we have specific recovery plan for Thiago, he’ll have very little down time this summer. He’ll come to the Medical Services office on a daily basis to do magnetic resonance sessions in order to treat his edema. He’ll have two daily sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Halfway through July, we’ll reevaluate his condition."

Cuenca out for four months - Yahoo! Eurosport
Barcelona winger Isaac Cuenca will be out of action for three to four months after having arthroscopic surgery on the cartilage in his right knee, the Spanish club said on Thursday. The Spanish Under 21 international will miss out on the Olympic Games in London.

It's the Sids 2012! The complete review of the La Liga season | guardian.co.uk
Meanwhile, Ronaldo scored 46 goals, more than anyone ever except Lionel Messi, who scored 50. Del Nido was not so wrong, but by then the rebellion had long been crushed. No one else stood a chance. Madrid won the league. Barcelona, coming to the end of an era with an exhausted Pep Guardiola finally deciding he'd had enough, won the Copa del Rey. Atlético apart, no one else won a thing.

32 matches without conceding, an all-time Club record | FC Barcelona
Guardiola’s Barça have not only been a very difficult team to contain on offence but they’ve also been very solid on defence. In fact, Víctor Valdés has won the Zamora Trophy, the award given to the keeper that concedes the least amount of goals in a season, for four years in a row. Counting all of the competitions this year, the team have maintained a clean sheet in 32 official matches this season.

Pedro: "The Club got it right with Tito" | FC Barcelona
The Spaniard praised the Club's decision to give Tito Vilanova the head manager job on the Barça bench. "Even though he was Guardiola’s assistant, he often times acted as the head manager. He will be a great coach because his way of understanding football is fantastic. He has ideas that the team and the fans will love."

Real Betis to take Barcelona's Fontas on loan - Goal.com
Real Betis are reportedly keen on signing Andreu Fontas on loan from Primera Division rivals Barcelona for next season.The 22-year-old defender has been out of action since suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury during the Blaugrana's Copa del Rey second-leg clash with Osasuna on January 12.

Catalunya cleared to play in international competition - Goal.com
Catalunya have been cleared to play in international competition - provided they do not run the risk of facing Spain. The Catalan parliament passed an article of law over 10 years ago enabling teams from the region to participate in global events. That ruling was challenged by the Spanish state but the Constitutional Court has now ruled in favour of the Catalans.

Paddle tournament & team meal to close out the year | FC Barcelona
The Barça B team will close out the season this Sunday in Jerez after successfully securing a spot in the Liga Adelante next season. Today, however, most of the team enjoyed a day of recreation as the players traded in their football boots for rackets.

Real and Celtic given green light - Yahoo! Eurosport
The Scottish Premier League have approved Celtic's plans to play Real Madrid on the second Saturday of the season. Celtic this week announced they would take on the Spanish champions in Philadelphia on August 11, seven days after the SPL kick-off.

Diego set for Wolfsburg return | Sky Sports
The 27-year-old playmaker enjoyed a very successful campaign at the Vicente Calderon and helped the club win the Europa League. Los Rojiblancos triumphed comfortably over Primera Liga rivals Athletic Bilbao in Bucharest, and Diego scored in the 3-0 victory. "I think I'll be in Wolfsburg for the new season, because I still have two years left on my contract," he told German daily the Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung.

Internacional keen to bring back Nilmar - Goal.com
"Mr President, let's sign the contract now. I would still like to be in Europe, but in Brazil, Inter are the priority," revealed Nilmar. "I will not stay at Villarreal, the president has already said they have to sell me because they have gone down to the second division."

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