FC Barcelona News: 5 March 2013; Sandro Rosell Announces Pre-season Asia Tour, Barça Will Wait for Tito Vilanova

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Sandro Rosell: "We'll wait for Tito Vilanova as long as we have to" | FC Barcelona
"I want to make it very clear that the Board stands behind Tito Vilanova while he’s away, we’ll wait for him as long as we have to," declared Mr Rosell. "His recovery is our priority and I’d consider this season a success if he fully recovers from his illness. He will not leave even if it costs us every single title," added Rosell.

FC Barcelona’s league title could be decided at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Despite the defeat to Madrid on Saturday, Barça continue to enjoy a massive lead at the top of the league and their 22nd championship still depends on their own results. Seven of Barça’s next 12 league games will be played at the Camp Nou - a stat that means that by winning all of their home matches, they will be virtually certain of another league title.

FC Barcelona to hold pre-season tour in China, Thailand and Malaysia in August | FC Barcelona
During this afternoon’s press conference, President Sandro Rosell confirmed that FC Barcelona will tour Asia this summer. Rosell didn’t reveal the teams Barça will face, but he did confirm the dates and locations of the team’s three exhibition matches.

Barcelona sign first-ever corporate shirt sponsorship deal worth €35m | Soccerlens
On Monday, the deal was announced and it was unveiled at the club’s Nou Camp stadium. The agreement starts from 1st July, 2013 and it will run for three years, taking over from the club’s previous partnership with the Qatar Foundation. Barcelona will however keep the UNICEF logo on their kit till 2016, but it will be the first time in their rich 113 years of history, that a corporation will feature as sponsor on the jersey rather than a non-profit charitable organisation.

José Manuel Pinto’s turn to shine | FC Barcelona
Victor Valdes’ red card at the Bernabeu on Saturday gives José Manuel Pinto, traditionally Barça’s keeper in the Cup, the chance to shone in the league, a competition he has played 14 games in over the last five years, with nine wins, one draw and four defeats, conceding a total of 16 goals.

FC Barcelona will pay homage to the writers of the ‘Cant del Barça’ | FC Barcelona
On Saturday March 9th, when Barça host Deportivo, the Club will also pay homage the writers of the official club anthem, ‘Cant del Barça’, which was written by Josep Maria Espinàs, Jaume Picas and Manuel Valls. Espinàs will receive the Club’s official recognition in front of the Camp Nou fans on behalf of the writers and their families before kick off on Saturday.

Juvenil A – Cornellà: team lift title after hard fought victory (3-0) | FC Barcelona
Barça’s Youth A team were officially proclaimed league champions with five games still to play after beating Cornella 3-0 at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in a hard fought game which wasn’t decided until the closing minutes. It’s the academy sections’ first title of the season and came after goals from Robert Costa, Adama and a penalty by Cristian Herrera.

Mourinho rules Casillas out of Manchester United clash - Goal.com
The 31-year-old goalkeeper has been struggling with injury since fracturing his hand during the team's 5-0 over Valencia back in January and he was originally included in the travelling party for the clash. However, Mourinho has revealed that the side will be without their captain for the second leg, with Diego Lopez set to keep his place between the sticks.

Negredo hits hat-trick in Sevilla romp against Celta - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The Andalusian side, UEFA Cup winners in 2006 and 2007, failed to qualify for continental competition last term for the first time in almost a decade, dealing the cash-strapped club a significant financial blow. They started this season poorly but since the sacking of coach Michel in January replacement Unai Emery has revived their fortunes.

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