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FCBarcelona News: 10 March 2011; Barcelona Keep Making History, Tottenham and Schalke Advance

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Team keep making history | FCBarcelona
Once more the team have made it to the last eight of the Champions League - the fourth time in four years . Guardiola has taken the team to the pinnacle of the European game with some fantastic football and their record over the last four seasons has only been equalled by Manchester United.

900 international goals mark passed | FCBarcelona
Tuesday’s game was a great occasion at the Nou Camp and it also marked a historic record for the club, as they passed the 900 goals mark in international football, a figure reached in just 467 games, during which 479 were conceded.

Barcelona Set To Offer Eric Abidal Contract Extension | Goal
Barcelona's vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has expressed his delight with Abidal's recent performances and stated that a new deal is on the cards for the left footed defender.

Redknapp keen to avoid Barca | ESPN
After becoming the first English manager since Terry Venables to take a side to the quarter-finals of the European Cup, Harry Redknapp says he hopes Tottenham can avoid Barcelona in the last eight.

Manchester United & Barcelona Keen On Besiktas Youngster Muhammed Demirci - Report | Goal
The talented youngster has a deal with the Turkish side until 2013, but could be set for a summer move with reports suggesting that Barcelona had already offered him a deal to join them, and Sir Alex Ferguson interested in bringing him to Old Trafford.

Messi’s greatest? | FCBarcelona
Messi’s fantastic opener against Arsenal has reopened the debate about which of his many goals is the best. Below we detail ten of the most important – you choose the best!

Chaumier: “Barça lend a great dignity to our game” | FCBarcelona
Denis Chaumier, who declared himself a Barça fan, was at the Ciutat Esportiva on Wednesday to present the Book of the 50 Years of the Ballon D’Or to the top three players in last year’s awards - Iniesta, Xavi and Messi. In an exclusive interview for Barca TV and www.fcbarcelona.cat, he explained: “Barça have a big following in France. The fans always do whatever they can to get to see them. Many French hearts are with Barça”.

Barcelona Set The Standard In Football - Mia Hamm | Goal
"[It] demonstrates the exact way of how to play football," enthused the 38-year-old, according to Barcelona's official website. "Barca set the standard for football. "Everyone wants to learn from them and their game. They play beautiful football, skilfull and sophisticated. I believe this team plays the perfect game."

Stubborn Spurs hold Milan to reach quarters | Eurosport
Milan went into the second leg of the last 16 tie trailing 1-0 from Peter Crouch's winner at the San Siro three weeks ago, but were probably unfortunate not to force the match to extra-time after dominating for much of the evening.

Valencia dumped out by Germans | Eurosport
Jefferson Farfan was the star for Schalke, capping an outstanding display with two goals as his side book their place in the quarter-finals alongside Tottenham, Shakhtar Donetsk and Barcelona.

UEFA Will Not Allow Arsenal's Robin Van Persie To Appeal Red Card Against Barcelona | Goal
However, the governing body has maintained that the 27-year-old will have to serve his mandatory one-game suspension. A spokesman for UEFA said: "Under Article 44.4 of Uefa's disciplinary regulations, appeals are only allowed against cautions on the grounds of mistaken identity."

UEFA charges Wenger and Nasri | ESPN
Both men have been charged with improper conduct for "inappropriate language" directed at the match official in the aftermath of a 3-1 defeat at Camp Nou, according to UEFA. The disciplinary case will be heard on March 17.

Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas: I Was Playing Through Pain Against Barcelona | Goal
But 15 minutes into the game, the Spaniard aggravated his injury and had to carry on in pain, before eventually being substituted in the second half. "It was a shame because I felt really good to start with," Fabregas told TVE.

Almunia questions Arsenal commitment | ESPN
Almunia, a first-half substitute for Wojciech Szczesny, who dislocated his finger at Camp Nou, believes his team failed to show the urgency and desire necessary to hurt Pep Guardiola's side.

Real Madrid's Sami Khedira Resumes Squad Training | Goal
Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid have received some positive news from the treatment table in the build-up to the La Liga match at home to relegation candidates Hercules on Saturday evening.

Toquero facing three-week wait | LFP
Toquero is reported to have sustained a Grade I sprain to the zone and doctors estimate that he will be out of the game for the next three weeks, meaning that he will miss Sunday's Liga BBVA visit from Villarreal but may be able to return for the Week 31 clash with Real Madrid.

Trezeguet seeks treatment in Turin | LFP
The player has received treatment for a problem with the patellar ligament in his knee which has been causing him discomfort over the past few weeks. He was absent from training on Tuesday and Wednesday and is almost definitely ruled out for Saturday's Liga BBVA encounter with Real Madrid.

Aranda operation set for Thursday | LFP
Osasuna striker Carlos Aranda will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair damage to a torn adductor tendon. The player picked up the injury on Sunday during the Week 27 meeting with Málaga. Club medical staff will set a date for his expected return once the results of the operation are known.

Newcastle United Consider Move For Espanyol's Jose Maria Callejon - Report | Goal
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is weighing up a summer move for rising Espanyol star Jose Maria Callejon as he looks to boost his attacking options, according to the Daily Mail.

River admit Lamela struggle | Sky Sports
The 18-year-old has long been touted as one of the most promising players in Argentina after Barcelona tried to sign him when he was 12. Now he is showing his capabilities having made the breakthrough into the first-team. A host of clubs are already checking on him with Atletico Madrid leading the chase.

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