FC Barcelona News: 27 March 2013; Pedro Scores Game Winner for Spain, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Ban Reduced

Scott Heavey

Pedro scores the winner at Saint-Denis (0-1), Argentina are held by Bolivia (1-1) | FC Barcelona
Messi and Mascherano came away with a one-all draw in Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Bolivia. Nine out of FC Barcelona’s ten internationals were named to the starting line-ups of their respective teams, and eight of them (with the exception of Villa and Iniesta) played the entire 90 minutes.

Valdes and Monreal testimony to Spain's strength in depth - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
A hand injury to goalkeeping captain Iker Casillas and a hamstring strain for full back Jordi Alba meant habitual bench-warmers Valdes and Monreal were called upon to perform at the Stade de France. The replacements were two of Spain's outstanding figures, alongside the restored midfield engine room of Xavi, Xabi Alonso and Sergio Busquets, as the side kept a clean sheet.

Training session with the reserve side | FC Barcelona
Even though most of the internationals are still with their respective national teams, the Ciutat Esportiva saw seven first team players - Abidal, Dos Santos, Pinto, Thiago, Bartra, Tello and Montoya - take to the training pitch under the watchful eye of Jordi Roura and Aureli Altimira.

Ibrahimovic to feature against FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
UEFA’s Disciplinary Committee announced this Tuesday that the two-match ban imposed on Zlatan Ibrahimovic is to be reduced by one game. The player, therefore, will be able to feature in both Champions League quarter-final matches against FC Barcelona.

I can fill in at left-back, says Montoya - Goal.com
Barcelona defender Martin Montoya believes that he will be able to step into the left-back berth at Camp Nou with both Jordi Alba and Adriano struggling with injuries. The Spaniard was forced to pull out of la Roja's squad after suffering a thigh knock against Finland on Friday, while the Brazilian has been out of action with a hamstring tear.

Fastest youth goal ever: Marc Jurado scores after just five seconds | FC Barcelona
It only took Marc Jurado five seconds to win a tackle and score the opener. Viladecans were stunned by that early pressure from the home side and ended just one goal shy of a ten-figure beating. Gázquez, Ilias, Segarra, Merino shared the other goals with the record-breaking Jurado.

Mourinho: I'll be back to manage in England - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Mourinho said: "There is a lot of talk. I think people have to understand I can be in London very often because we have a house here, we love it here, our daughter is coming to study in London. To be in London is a very normal thing for us. Every time I come, people start immediately to make the connections that I will return."

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