Villa nets hat trick in Spain's dismantling of Tahiti (10-0) | FC Barcelona
Spain demolished Tahiti in the second round of the Confederations Cup. Four goals from Torres, a hat trick from Villa, two from Silva and another from Mata gave Del Bosque’s men the three points at Maracaná. Villa was the only FC Barcelona starter, while Cesc and Iniesta were brought in near the end of the match.
Celta Vigo sign Andreu Fontas from Barcelona | Sky Sports
Celta Vigo have signed defender Andreu Fontas from Barcelona for one million euros. The 23-year-old centre-back will hope to play regular football after signing a three-year deal with the Galician club on Thursday, with Barcelona reserving a buy-back option as well as rights on any future transfer.
Neymar, global sensation and committed to Brazil | FC Barcelona
Brazil beat Mexico 2-0, and Neymar not only scored an astonishing opening goal, but also supplied the second following a magnificent zig-zagging run through the Mexican defence capped with a killer pass to Jo.
Deulofeu, Ca, Ié and Sanabria at the U20 World Cup | FC Barcelona
Everything is set in Turkey for the 24-team FIFA U20 World Cup to get under way on Friday. Barça are well represented, with Gerard Deulofeu in the Spain side, Agostinho Ca and Edgar Ié representing Portugal and Arnaldo Sanabria in action for Paraguay.
Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu confirms new contract agreement | Sky Sports
Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu has confirmed he has agreed a new contract with the Liga club, despite interest from Barcelona. The 29-year old will put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him at the Mestalla until 2017, where he has spent the last four years of his career.
Ernesto Valverde returns for second spell coaching Athletic Bilbao - ESPN FC
Athletic Bilbao have confirmed the appointment of Ernesto Valverde as their new coach, with the former Valencia boss taking the reins at the Basque side for the second time. Valverde, 49, returns to Athletic - where he played for six years and later managed for two - after leaving his post at the Mestalla on June 1.
Granada confirm Piti signing - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
This summer saw the 32-year-old leave Vallecas after six seasons in Madrid and following on from 18 League goals scored in 2012-13. Strongly linked with a move to Granada, the Andalucians have today confirmed his capture on a three-year contract. "The striker Francisco Medina Luna, ‘Piti’ is a Granada player," confirmed the club via their official Twitter account on Thursday.
Zaragoza hire Paco Herrera - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Relegated from the Primera Division last season, the Aragonese outfit were in talks with Manolo Jimenez to negotiate his departure from the bench. On from confirming that resolution earlier this week, the club have now reported that former Celta Vigo coach Herrera has been brought in as his replacement.