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FC Barcelona News: 28 February 2011; Xavi Resumes Training, Van Persie Injured

BARCELONA SPAIN - JANUARY 16:  Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Malaga at Nou Camp on January 16 2011 in Barcelona Spain. Barcelona won 4-1.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Malaga at Nou Camp on January 16 2011 in Barcelona Spain. Barcelona won 4-1. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Barcelona Star Xavi To Return To Action Against Valencia - Report | Goal
Reigning Spanish champions Barcelona have received some positive news on the injury front in the build-up toward the upcoming La Liga match against Valencia on Wednesday evening, with influential star Xavi expected to return to action at the Mestalla.

Juventus Keen On Barcelona's Javier Mascherano - Report | Goal
The 26-year-old joined Barcelona from Liverpool last summer, but has so far failed to live up the expectations at the Catalan giants. The Argentina skipper seems to have lost the battle for a starting berth to Sergio Busquets, and could therefore be on his way out again at the end of the season.

Arsenal's Robin Van Persie Doubt For Barcelona Clash Following Knee Injury In League Cup Final - Report | Goal
The 27-year old equalised for Arsene Wenger's side having gone behind to a Nikola Zigic header in the League Cup final loss to Birmingham City on Sunday, but injured himself in the process, picking up a knock to his knee that is now to be rigorously assessed by the club's medical staff.

Training kit to feature Qatar Foundation name | FCBarcelona
There are two models of the new training kit; the first has a pink shirt with the Qatar name on in navy blue, whilst the other is grey with pink lettering. The kit will not contain the image of the Sidra tree – the national tree of Qatar and principal image of the Qatar Foundation logo.

Barcelona & Real Madrid Monitoring Audax Italiano Wing-Back Bryan Carrasco - Report | Goal
The 20-year-old is a product of the Audax Italiano youth academy and made his official debut for the Chilean side in September 2009. The right-back has yet to become a first team regular at Audax, but this hasn't stopped Barcelona and Madrid from taking an interest in Carrasco.

A change in direction | ESPN
And if you watch Barcelona, that is really their chief virtue, the thing that most destroys opposing defences. It's not just a question of tiki-taka but rather the fact that Xavi rarely passes the ball in the direction that he initially sets himself up for, and Iniesta rarely runs to the point that he appears to be heading for when he sets off.

Real Madrid Ready To Listen To Offers For Kaka In The Summer - Report | Goal
So far the former Rossoneri star has failed to light up the Santiago Bernabeu in the way he once did at the San Siro, and with a €67 million price tag hanging over the 28-year-old who has been struggling with an injury for the first-half of the season, Real Madrid will be wondering if they will ever get a suitable return on their investment.

Real consider former aces | Sky Sports
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed they are considering bringing Daniel Parejo and Jose Callejon back to the club this summer. The pair were both schooled at Real before moving on and making their names away from the Santiago Bernabeu.

Jose - Trophies over records | Sky Sports
The last time the self-styled "Special One" lost a league game in front of his own fans was when Porto were beaten by Beira Mar on 23rd February, 2002. Mourinho has since gone an incredible 148 games unbeaten with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

Real Madrid's Problem Is Their Style Of Play, Not Busy Schedule - Johan Cruyff | Goal
"Barcelona have less problems with playing two games per week than Real Madrid. The biggest difference between the two clubs is their style of play and that is the reason why Madrid struggle with the busy schedule," said Cruyff to El Periodico de Catalunya.

Atletico eye Lamela | Sky Sports
The 18-year-old is currently regarded as one of the brightest prospects in Argentina but he has already well known around Europe as Barcelona famously tried to buy him when he was aged just 12 only to fail to agree a deal in 2004.

Valencia ban defender | Sky Sports
Los Che confirmed in a statement that they had told Miguel he would not be allowed to train with the first-team squad for an indefinite period. The club took the disciplinary action against the player, who they have also fined, after he turned up late for training.

Depor casualties train apart | LFP
Injured Deportivo trio Manuel Pablo, Valerón and Xisco trained apart from the main group on Sunday while those that took part in the 0-0 draw against Real Madrid trained at a slower pace to recover from the exertion of Saturday's game.

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