FC Barcelona News: 7 February 2013; Barça Players Dominate International Friendlies, Friendly Against Bayern Munich Announced

Jamie McDonald

14 Barcelona players were in action yesterday and many of them were crucial in their team's victory, with Pedro and Cesc Fabregas scoring, Messi dominating, and Alexis adding an assist.

Spain, with nine Barça players, defeat Uruguay in Qatar thanks to three Blaugrana goals | FC Barcelona
Nine FC Barcelona players featured for the Spanish national team in Qatar, in a match that was watched by Barça President Sandro Rosell. Pedro (2) and Cesc scored for Spain. Messi, Mascherano and Alexis also featured for their respective countries. Argentina and Chile both won. Brazil, however, lost in Wembley to England.

Bayern and FC Barcelona to play charity friendly in Munich on July 24 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will be appearing in a friendly match at the Allianz Arena in Munich against Bayern next Wednesday July 24 as part of the 2013/14 preseason schedule. The two clubs have been discussing this possibility for several months, and finally came to a definitive agreement today Wednesday.

Why February is the cruellest month for Barca | Pitchside Europe - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
It’s February, so Barca’s seemingly unstoppable march to the title will slow. It already has. After finishing the first half of the season better than any team in the history of Spanish football, they’ve drawn three matches and lost once in their last six games in all competitions.

Another joint session with Barça B | FC Barcelona
With a number of internationals to be played this Wednesday, Roura and Eusebio gathered their few remaining resources on pitch 3 at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Only four of them, Pinto, Tello, Montoya and Abidal, are members of the first team, and the others were all from Barça B.

Legendary goals: Ronaldo | FC Barcelona
Ronaldo only needed one season with FC Barcelona to leave a long-lasting mark on the Club. The Brazilian forward donned the Blaugrana strip in the 1996/97 season. That year he netted 47 goals in 51 matches. He led the team to the Cup Winners Cup title, the Copa del Rey title and the Spanish Super Cup.

Pepe resumes Real Madrid training - Goal.com
Real Madrid defender Pepe has started full training again after spending the past few weeks on the sidelines due to an ankle problem. The 29-year-old last featured for the Santiago Bernabeu side in their 3-2 away loss against Malaga on December 22, and has since been out of action.

Liga - 'Happier' Ronaldo not ready to sign new Real deal - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"Yes, something has changed because I am doing what I like, which is playing football and I feel very good on the field and with my team-mates," said Ronaldo, who is 28 today. "Maybe I have also changed my way of thinking and being. At this moment, I feel better than I did then," said Ronaldo.

Revived Sevilla eye double over distracted Real Madrid - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Granada coach Lucas Alcaraz marked his debut with a shock 1-0 win over the misfiring champions last weekend, and with Jose Mourinho's side distracted by the return of Champions League action next Wednesday, it is Emery's turn to try his luck. The former Valencia and Spartak Moscow coach was brought in to replace Michel four weeks ago, and has inspired a turnaround in Sevilla's fortunes.

Benat Etxebarria wants his Real Betis future quickly resolved - ESPN FC
The €15 million-rated playmaker says he would ideally prefer to stay at Betis, but is worried that if things drag on much longer he could end up in a situation similar to that of Llorente. The Athletic Bilbao striker has spent most of the season on the bench, as well as falling out with the side's president and fans, after deciding not to sign a new deal with the club.

Martinez agrees new Sociedad deal - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Martinez confirmed later in the day that he had reached agreement on a new two-year extension. "We have reached an agreement. I said I wanted to stay here and I think there is no better home," said Martinez. Martinez has been capped by Spain at under-20, under-21 and under-23 level, and has made 42 appearances for his club since 2011.

Westerveld: Injections at Sociedad not doping - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Dutch goalkeeper Westerveld played at the Anoeta between 2001-2005, and he said: "Of course at Real Sociedad there were players who received intravenous injections before and after games," explained the 38-year-old to Voetbal International. "Considering all of the recent stories, I will not put my hand in the fire for anyone. But I never saw or noticed anything unusual that someone would have received.


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