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FC Barcelona News: 14 March 2011; Barcelona Drop Two Points, Pedro and Dani Alves Injured, Club Accused of Doping

Many players were hurting after the game.
Many players were hurting after the game.

Barca held by spirited Sevilla | Eurosport
Bojan Krikic saw his 30th minute opener for Barca cancelled out by a Jesus Navas header at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan, but the match will be recalled as much for the sight of Messi lying on the ground for several minutes after the half-time whistle sounded.

Pep laments poor returns | FCBarcelona
The boss was proud of his players’ attitude on the pitch and stressed that: "we tried to win the game. We hit the woodwork, had a goal disallowed…. I feel bad because it’s always better to win than to draw, but we kept on trying till the final whistle. It’s clear that the fight for the league is going to continue right until the end, as we always thought it would".

Barcelona's Pedro Sustains Minor Hamstring Injury Against Sevilla | Goal
Barcelona have now revealed that Pedro picked up the problem in the Champions League game against Arsenal in midweek and that the injury troubled him again on Sunday, and therefore, coach Pep Guardiola decided to take precautionary measures and replaced him. Meanwhile, Dani Alves has picked up an ankle problem in the match against Sevilla.

Sevilla Steal Point, But Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Should Have No Cause For Concern - Yet | Goal
Barcelona suffered a setback in their attempt to clinch a third consecutive title as they stumbled to a 1-1 draw against Sevilla - but based on the amount of chances they created, there should be no concern for coach Pep Guardiola. For now.

Barcelona Threaten Legal Action Against Spanish Radio Station After Doping Insinuations | Goal
Barcelona have threatened to take legal action against Cadena Cope after insinuations from the Spanish radio station that the Catalans have connections with doctors who are less than reputable.

Bojan Krkic Disappointed With Barcelona Draw Against Sevilla | Goal
"We could not do what we normally do [play at a high level], but we had chances to score and could not claim more than a draw," he told Goal.com Spain after the match. "I tried to help the team as much as possible, but the draw has left a bad taste in my mouth.

Masch dashes Blues talk | Sky Sports
The Blues have been linked to the Argentinian ace after his failure to set the Camp Nou alight since his £18million move from Liverpool last August. But the 26-year-old has scotched the transfer talk, insisting he is learning in Barcelona's squad and he does not want to leave Spain this summer.

Arsenal are a bunch of losers | The Sun
Petit, 40, who spent three years at Highbury, said: "There seems to be a curse around the club at the moment. Arsenal's key players seem to be cracking up. "You get the impression that some psychological work will need to be done on Fabregas.

Mourinho glad of Benzema problem | Eurosport
The France striker struggled to live up to his £30 million price tag after joining from Olympique Lyon in 2009 but has looked close to his best in the last month.

Jose: I’m coming home | The Sun
And after three years away with Inter Milan and Real Madrid, he is ready for a dramatic comeback. The shock news is certain to signal a stampede among England's top teams to capture his signature. Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and former club Chelsea are all certain to be interested.

Neville dismisses Mourinho link | ESPN
"He's a character. You have to respect people for what they do and he's very good at what he does. He's been successful wherever he's been. But it doesn't come into my head at this moment in time as Sir Alex is still going stronger than ever. It's a waste of time to start speculating who will take over from him.''

Real Madrid's Sami Khedira Attracting Interest From Juventus - Report | Goal
23-year-old Khedira started his professional career with Stuttgart and joined the Spanish giants in the summer of 2010. The highly-rated midfielder has since developed into an important first-team member at los Blancos.

Arsenal target Real youngster | Eurosport
The Gunners have reportedly been tracking left-sided midfielder Pablo Sarabia, who plays for Real's second-string side Castilla but made his full Real real debut in a Champions League match against Auxerre earlier this season.

Fractured toe blow for Forlín | LFP
Espanyol's central defender Juan Forlín was taken to hospital with a suspected fracture in the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot, which he sustained during the game against Deportivo. The defender will be out for two months if the injury is confirmed.

New injury blow for Boutahar | LFP
Zaragoza player Saïd Boutahar suffered another injury in training. Boutahar was in the final stages of his recuperation from the hamstring injury that has kept him out of the last two games has now been diagnosed with a torn muscle in the same region.

Paper Round: United target Atletico keeper | Eurosport
Instead, the club will take a "huge gamble" for de Gea - despite the fact that he has less than two seasons of top flight experience in Spain - after becoming "convinced the Atletico Madrid star can handle the responsibility".

Sevilla And Villarreal Set Their Sights On Argentine Sensation Facundo Ferreyra - Report | Goal
Banfield's prodigious goalscoring talent, Facundo Ferreyra, is being courted by a number of Europe's premier clubs, including La Liga duo Sevilla and Villarreal. The 19-year-old Argentine, who recently starred for the under-20 national team in Peru, is said to possess the flair of Lionel Messi and power of Gabriel Batistuta.

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