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FC Barcelona News: 11 March 2011; Puyol Still Not Ready, Barcelona Prepare For Sevilla

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Only Puyol missing | FCBarcelona
With their Champions League duty done, where all they can do now is wait for the quarter finals draw, it is time to turn thoughts back to the domestic championship and a game away to Sevilla on Sunday.

Sevilla Need To Believe In Victory Against Barcelona - Jesus Navas | Goal
Sevilla will host a Barcelona side who have had a busy week having played Arsenal in the UEFA Champions League, and will hope to take advantage of any tiredness to set their own quest for Europe back on course.

Sevilla's Martin Caceres Targets Victory Against Barcelona | Goal
"We have to work very hard if we are to win against Barcelona and need a bit of luck. The most important thing for us is to stay focused for the full 90 minutes. We have to try to impose our own game on them," said Caceres to Marca.

Village team chief banned for Messi stunt | Eurosport
He then submitted a formal transfer offer for Messi with the French Football Federation and asked them to forward it on to the Spanish champions and the Spanish Football Federation.

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger: We Had No Option But To Sit Back Against Barcelona | Goal
"I think we had no option, they closed us down so well in the first half that we didn’t manage well to get out," Wenger said on the club's official website. "It was never our intention to stay in our half, you look at the speed at which we lost the ball.

Wenger to fight UEFA charge | Eurosport
"I deny completely any charge. I do not understand where that comes from," said Wenger. "It is a shame for me that the referee took the decision to send Robin van Persie off. It was the wrong decision.

Bayer Leverkusen 2-3 Villarreal: The Yellow Submarine Down Germans In Five-Goal Thriller | Goal
Villarreal substitute Nilmar came off the bench to net an impressive brace to add to Giuseppe Rossi's first half strike as the Spanish side grabbed a dramatic 3-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League [yesterday] evening.

Team news: Ronaldo out of Hercules clash | Eurosport
The Portugal forward missed last week's win at Racing Santander, but is likely to be ready for Wednesday's Champions League last-16 second leg against Lyon.

Ade wants to make the cut in Madrid | ESPN
Asked whether he has noticed the support of the Madrid fans, he told AS: "I can tell. I hear my name chanted around the stadium. It's important to feel loved. I will do everything possible to stay here as long as possible." He added: "I came here to do something. I have made something of myself in football and spent years playing at the highest level, but I'm still empty-handed.

Paper Round: Chelsea to save Kaka from Real | Eurosport
The Brazilian has languished in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo ever since both moved to Real for around £50m in June 2009, with a "senior source" at Stamford Bridge saying that there is "a strong chance" that a move will happen.

Real Madrid's Iker Casillas Targets Copa Del Rey Glory | Goal
"Real Madrid have just as good a chance of beating Barcelona as Barcelona do of beating Real Madrid. Anything can happen on a neutral field with the same number of fans. We will prepare how we believe fit. It's a final that everyone wants to win and we hope to bring it home."

Sevilla lead Conca chase | Sky Sports
Sevilla are reported to be leading the chase for Argentine midfielder Dario Conca. The 27-year-old is currently shining in the Brazilian top-flight for Fluminese and has been named Player of the Year for the last two seasons.

Cottagers linked to Getafe pair | Sky Sports
Reports in Spain suggest Fulham are keeping a close eye on Getafe duo Derek Boateng and Miku. It is claimed that the Cottagers have had the pair watched on several occasions this season by their scouting network.

Sporting look to keep teenager | Sky Sports
The Spanish youth star is currently being tracked by a host of clubs from around Europe. Barcelona and Real Madrid are hot on his trail, while Premier League giants Chelsea and Arsenal are also aware of his progress.

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