FC Barcelona News: 4 June 2012; Andres Iniesta Leads Spain to Victory, Celta Vigo Promoted

Andres Iniesta was the reason Spain was able to celebrate yesterday.

Iniesta shines in Spain's last match before the EURO in Poland and Ukraine (1-0) | FC Barcelona
Vicente del Bosque’s line-up for the match against China this Sunday evening at La Cartuja featured two FC Barcelona players, Xavi and Sergio Busquets. Both the Catalans were on the pitch for the first 45 minutes of the game. This was Spain’s last match before the reigning EURO champions make their debut in Poland and Ukraine against Italy on June 10.

Keita recovers, Mali lose to Benin | FC Barcelona
This Sunday, Keita proved that he’s completely recovered from the injury he picked up against Ivory Coast last week. Keita started for the Mali international team in the match against Benin (1-0). Omotoyossi scored the only goal of the match on 25 minutes. On 74 minutes, Keita created a goal scoring chance for his team but Benin’s keeper did well to avert the danger.

Montoya: Guardiola most important coach for me - Goal.com
"Guardiola has been the most important coach for me," Montoya said according to Marca. "He gave me the chance and he was the one who decided that I would be part of the first team next season. "I'm very happy to have been promoted. It makes me feel proud. I have played here for 12 years now, and I have never wanted to leave. Barca are the team of my dreams.

Xerez - Barça B: Excellent display to close out the season (0-6) | FC Barcelona
Barça B closed out the 2011/12 season in the eight position of the Liga Adelante with 59 points. The reserve team’s record for the year is 16 victories, 11 draws and 15 defeats from the 42 matches played. Eusebio Sacristán’s men also finished the season with 63 goals, a superior haul to the teams that will feature in the Primera División's promotion playoff, like Hércules, Alcorcón and Córdoba.

The Chinese players praise FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
"Barça are the best team in the world, the best players in the world play there. The Azulgrana players are very important to Spain’s national team. Each one of them have special characteristics. David Villa is my favourite, it’s a shame that I won’t be able to play against him because of his injury."

Lucas Moura reveals informal talks with Real Madrid - Goal.com
"They are one of the biggest clubs in the world," Lucas told TV Globo's 'Esporte Espetacular'. "But for now I am thinking only of Sao Paulo. "My father went to Spain with my agent, who met the top directors, probably even Florentino Perez. There were some talks, but nothing official."

Bielsa signs new Athletic deal - Yahoo! Eurosport
"Athletic Club and the coach Marcelo Bielsa have agreed to extend the contractual relationship between the two parties until June 30, 2013," Athletic said in a statement on their website.

Galician teams back in top flight | FC Barcelona
The second division finished at the weekend and the top two places were taken by two historic Galician teams – Deportivo de La Coruña and Celta Vigo. The third promotion place will be decided through play off games, but one thing is sure, Barça will be back in Galicia next season after just a year without making the trip to the North-West region of Spain.

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