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FC Barcelona News: 27 February 2011; Barcelona Win, Real Madrid Don't And More

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Barca cruise to win at Mallorca | Eurosport
Barca made light of the absence through injury of playmaker Xavi, centre-back Carles Puyol and goalkeeper Victor Valdes as forwards David Villa and Pedro also scored to lift the champions to 68 points from 25 matches.

Guardiola: "we found it hard to get going" | FCBarcelona
"We found it harder than ever to get going tonight and that has to serve as a lesson for other games. Obviously the goal helped us. It was another story altogether after the break though, we played with more intensity and suffered less".

Keita: "I try to do my best for the team" | FCBarcelona
Keita played the full 92 minutes in the win over Mallorca, taking over from the injured Xavi in midfield. At the end of the game , Keita commented: "this was a very important win and scoring three goals too! As well as the seven tackles and 92 successful passes from the 99 he attempted, he set up Messi’s opener with a clever lob over the defence.

Jon Miquel Toral Harper - The Latest Barcelona Graduate To Swap La Masia For Arsenal | Goal
Jon Toral joined the ranks of La Masia in 2003 but after eight years under the tutelage of the Catalan side the midfielder will depart for England's Premier League. For their troubles, Barcelona will receive around €500,000 by way of compensation when their asset officially departs in July.

Real drop seven points back | Eurosport
Ronaldo and substitute Emmanuel Adebayor hit shots against the post in the frantic latter stages and Benzema fluffed Real's best chance late on when he failed to connect with a Ronaldo centre just a couple of yards from goal.

Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho: We Played Against One Goalkeeper And 10 Defenders | Goal
''We played against one goalkeeper and 10 defenders for the second half. Only one team played to win. The other played to exhaustion and defended and they won the prize. We, who tried to win, are penalised for this.'' he vehemently added.

Mourinho moans about calendar | Eurosport
"I don't know what would have happened if we had played on Sunday but it would have been fairer," the Portuguese said. "We could have given an extra day off to those who were most tired, we could have trained an extra day," he added.

Jorge Valdano Refuses To Concede La Liga Despite Real Madrid's Draw At Deportivo | Goal
He remarked: "This point edges us further away from the lead, but we are in February and we will not give up the league in this month. We’ve hit two shots against the post and played with intensity, but without finding the goal. We needed a bit of luck.

Chelsea & Manchester United On Alert After Sergio Ramos Falls Out With Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho - Report | Goal
Now The People reports that Ramos has had a falling out with Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, prompting speculation that the Spain international could be on his way out of the Bernabeu during the summer.

Valero would like Real return | Sky Sports
Real coach Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on bringing Valero in as Xabi Alonso's midfield partner next season, with a fee of around 18million euros being the mooted asking price.

Arsenal 'don't need to sell Fabregas' | Eurosport
Fabregas has long been linked with a return to Barcelona but Gazidis, while refusing to guarantee the midfielder would be at the Emirates next season, believes the club are in a strong position with no indication the player will be on his way.

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