FC Barcelona News: 15 April 2013; Barça Victorious in Zaragoza, Adriano Correia Reaches Milestone

David Ramos

Zaragoza - FC Barcelona: Thiago and Tello bring title a step closer (0-3) | FC Barcelona
The league title came a step closer to the Camp Nou this evening with Barça’s comfortable 0-3 win over Zaragoza, which leaves them 13 points ahead of Real Madrid with just 21 points left to play for. Thiago and Tello were on target for Barça, who were two up at the break and three up before the hour mark, as they brushed aside Zaragoza despite missing Messi, Iniesta, Sergio, Pedro and Piqué.

Roura: "We took an important step today" | FC Barcelona
After the match against Zaragoza Jordi Roura said, "the result is excellent! La Liga is basic, it’s our number one objective. The players that played today aren’t our usual starters, and they’ve been helping us out for weeks now. We were a great team today."

Thiago: "We want to win La Liga as soon as possible" | FC Barcelona
Thiago Alcántara was one of the standout players in Barça’s 0-3 victory over Zaragoza at La Romareda this Sunday afternoon. After the match, Thiago said, "every team has a lot on the line at this point in the season and they are stronger when they play at home, that’s why we’re very pleased with today’s win."

Adriano Correia plays his 100th match for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Adriano Correia lined up alongside his teammates for the 100th time as a FC Barcelona this afternoon, against Zaragoza. Shortly after completely recovering from his muscle injury, the Brazilian returned to Tito Vilanova’s starting XI and he contributed to Barça’s victory in Aragón. Adriano arrived to FC Barcelona in the summer of 2010.

Barça make it to 300 games in a row with more than 50% possession | FC Barcelona
With 64% of the possession at La Romareda, Barça have now dominated the possession in no ferweert than 300 consectiuve matches. Not since May 7, 2008, nearly half a decade ago, has any team had more possession than barça ion any six different competitions. The last team to out-possess FCB was Real Madrid.

A week to get some breath back | FC Barcelona
After 15 highly intense days, involving the Champions League quarter finals and three league fixtures, the week ahead is relatively calm for FC Barcelona in the build-up to the game at the Camp Nou against Levante at 20.00 on Saturday. They have two days off to start the week, and then return to work on Wednesday.

‘Neymar will end Messi-dependence’ - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"He is top of the wish list for planned signings and our players are aware of this," commented Cury. "At Barcelona we do not usually sign many players, and he is our first choice. When he decides to leave Santos, we will be ready. "We want Neymar, if need be we’ll wait till after the World Cup. But, if possible, we will start negotiations this summer. Messi, Xavi and Iniesta are already awaiting him with open arms.

Video highlights from FC Barcelona's 4-0 victory over Bayern Munich (2008/09) | FC Barcelona
Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona have faced off against each other twice in the Champions League. The first time was in the 1998/99 season, Barça lost both matches (1-0 in Munich and 1-2 in Barcelona). The second tie between the two teams, in the quarter-finals of the 2008/09 season, was a different story.

Ronaldo hits 50 as Real win in Bilbao - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The Portugal forward took his league tally for the season to 31 goals, netting in his eighth successive game in all competitions, and set up Gonzalo Higuain for Real's third. Coach Jose Mourinho has said Real's title defence is effectively over but fielded a near full-strength side at San Mames as they moved on to 68 points, 13 short of leaders Barcelona with seven games left to play.

Atletico Madrid thrash woeful Granada - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The Colombia striker, constantly linked with a move to Europe's top clubs, took his league tally for the season to 24 as Atletico moved on to 65 points in third, three short of next month's Cup final opponents. Atletico were ahead after only four minutes at the Calderon when Diego Costa headed in Koke's cross, and the Brazilian striker set up Falcao for the second after a swift counter-attack.

Agirretxe at the double | Sky Sports Football
Real Sociedad continued their outstanding run of form with a convincing 2-0 win away at Rayo Vallecano. Two goals by Imanol Agirretxe in the opening 14 minutes set the Basque side on their way to victory and although they took their foot off the gas somewhat in the second half, they were always in control of the game.

Mel and Igiebor issue apologies for offensive celebrations - ESPN FC
The fallout from Friday night's thrilling 3-3 Seville city derby has continued with Real Betis boss Pepe Mel and midfielder Nosa Igiebor both apologising for celebrating their side's last-gasp equaliser with offensive gestures and Sevilla defender Fernando Fazio reportedly fighting with his own team's fans hours after the game.

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