FC Barcelona News: 30 May 2013; Barça Victorious in Copa Catalunya Final, Neymar to be Presented on Monday

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FC Barcelona are champions of the Copa Catalunya (1-1) | FC Barcelona
Tito Vilanova’s men found it difficult to score on a very on form Kiko Castilla throughout most of the match, but nearly at the end of regulation time Cesc brought the Blaugrana level after Simao’s first-half goal. In the subsequent penalty shootout, Barça outscored their Catalan adversaries by 4 to 2.

Jordi Roura: "We competed well" | FC Barcelona
The Blaugrana won their seventh Copa Catalunya this evening after beating Espanyol on penalties. After the match, assistant manager Jordi Roura said, "we’re very pleased with this title seeing that it’s been years since we last won it."

Neymar to be presented on Monday | FC Barcelona
This Monday, June 3, the Brazilian Neymar da Silva will be presented as a new FC Barcelona player. The forward will undergo medical tests before he signs his contract, which will see him don the Blaugrana strip for the next five seasons. The player will then attend a press conference at the Camp Nou before the traditional photo shoot on the stadium’s pitch.

Brazilian magic at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Romário, Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho scored historic goals in the Blaugrana strip. These four players are considered to be the best Brazilian strikers of the last decades, and Neymar wants to follow in their footsteps. The bar has been set pretty high for the youngster, but there’s no question the Brazilian has the talent to meet the challenge.

Éric Abidal press conference on www.fcbarcelona.com tomorrow Thursday at 1 PM | FC Barcelona
The club is announcing that tomorrow Thursday at 13.00 in the Auditori 1899 on the Club facilities, the player Éric Abidal is offering a press conference accompanied by the president of FC Barcelona, Sandro Rosell, and Andoni Zubizarreta, director of the Football Sports Area.

Milan decline Bojan option | Football Espana
Milan have reportedly informed Barcelona that they will not be taking up their option to sign Bojan Krkic permanently this summer. The 22-year-old has just come to the end of a second season on loan in Serie A and was thought to be the subject of negotiations between Barca and the Rossoneri, who last summer had taken up the terms of an agreement originally reached in 2011 with Roma.

La Liga braces for nerve-wracking season finale - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Barca coach Tito Vilanova has already secured a league crown in his first season at the helm, but can ensure a special place in the history books with a win at home to Malaga (1700 GMT) that would see them match Real Madrid's record points haul from last season. Standing in his way is Manuel Pellegrini, who has already announced he is leaving Qatari-owned Malaga and on Wednesday said he had a verbal agreement to join Manchester City.

'New Real Madrid coach must understand the club' - Goal.com
"Whichever coach that comes in, be it [Carlo] Ancelotti or any other, he will have his own way of working. They are all different so it makes no sense comparing them to previous coaches," he told Marca. "Real Madrid needs a coach that knows the club and understands the values that it represents."

Maneul Pellegrini: I have a 'verbal agreement' with Man City - ESPN FC
"I have a verbal agreement with them and I hope it is carried out," he said in an interview with the Canal Sur television station on Wednesday. "As of today, I don't have a signed contract. "It is true that Manchester City have shown a lot of interest that I become their coach and I have had conversations with them.

Liverpool agree fee with Celta Vigo for Iago Aspas | Sky Sports
Reading showed an interest, but were put off by Aspas' price, while Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City had also been mooted as admirers. However, it is now understood that Liverpool are poised to win the chase for Aspas, who has a €10million (£8.6m) release clause in his contract.

Promoted Elche reward coach Escriba with new contract - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"I'm grateful for this opportunity," Escriba told a news conference on Wednesday. "We know we won't be leaders from the first to the last round of matches as we have been this year but we will be fighting to avoid relegation. "Our objective is to consolidate the team in the Primera Division and to grow together."

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