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FC Barcelona News: 1 April 2011; Bojan Back In Training, Rosell Makes A Bold Prediction, Real Madrid Hit By Injury Bug

At least one of the three ailing forwards will be ready to play
At least one of the three ailing forwards will be ready to play

President Sandro Rosell has said he expects a similar outcome when they met in the Cup final on April 20. "I predict a 5-0 result so we don't lose our custom," he told the press.

Bojan's injury turned out to be less serious than initially expected and the 20-year-old is widely expected to make Barcelona's match squad for Saturday evening's game. Meanwhile, Pedro and Maxwell, who are still recovering from injuries, again joined in with their team-mates for some work, warming up alongside them at the start of the session.

"Thiago has to be patient. We've seen in the past that it's not easy to become an important first team player. Several players didn't really manage to do so until they turned 23. Players need some time to mature and to develop. "The possible arrival of Fabregas won't hurt Alcantara's chances. Talented players can always play together."

The Costa Rican FA are considering a demand for medical tests to be performed on Lionel Messi, as they are furious at the Argentina star's no show on Tuesday in their international friendly.

And Neymar has no plans to leave the club, despite being quoted as saying on the Marca website: "All players would like to play for Barcelona and I'm no different. "It is an issue that we must treat with care. I have a contract with Santos and intend to stay here."

Willian is believed to be attracting interest from Barcelona and Chelsea following his impressive UEFA Champions League displays with Shakhtar Donetsk. Barcelona will have the chance to take in Willian's undoubted ability next week when they host Shakhtar in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Camp Nou.

It remains to be seen in what position Cruyff will return at the Godenzonen, as he doesn't seem to be too interested in a position on the club's board. He is most likely to take on a position as the club's official advisor on all sporting matters, a similar role to the one he has at Barcelona. In that role, Cruyff will try to execute his plans to get the club back on track over the coming years.

Barca face a potentially tricky game at third-placed Villarreal this weekend, and Adebayor is optimistic that they can aid Madrid's cause. "Villarreal play good football and could cause an upset against Barcelona," he said. "It will be tough for Barça to face Villarreal away from home.

"The doctors have made it clear that Benzema, Ronaldo and Marcelo will not be ready before the game against Athletic de Bilbao," Mourinho was quoted as saying. Madrid lock horns with Bilbao on Sunday April 10, but before then take on Sporting in the league tomorrow and Tottenham in the Champions League on April 5, meaning that los Blancos will be without three key players for those two fixtures.

Mourinho demands more control than most coaches in Spain and that has necessitated Valdano taking a step back. But the former Argentina international denied the situation had made his life difficult.

"He's back here, he's not trained with us this morning but he's worked with the fitness coaches and he looks ok this morning, but whether he's ok to play two games this week is going to be doubtful. So we're going to have a look at that tomorrow and decide which way we go with it."

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