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FC Barcelona News: 13 May 2011; Busquets Under Investigation, Another Barca Youngster Going to England, Adriano Back in Training

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UEFA open Busquets racism case | Eurosport
"UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, who is alleged to have violated the UEFA disciplinary regulations by directing racist abuse towards a Real Madrid player," UEFA said in a statement.

Barcelona's Sergio Busquets denies racially abusing Real Madrid's Marcelo | Goal
The player's rejection comes after UEFA announced that they had opened up a disciplinary case against Busquets. "When they [Real Madrid] showed images from Youtube [on their site], we spoke to the player and he told us the accusations are false, and what he said was [Marcelo had] 'some nerve.'", Freixa told Barca TV.

The world hails three-time champions | FCBarcelona
In Spain, Barça’s victory appears on the front pages along with news of the tragedy in Lorca caused by an earthquake. "Third league for prodigal Barça", says ‘La Vanguardia’, while ‘El País’ runs with "Barça conquer 21st league title". The Catalan sports dailies focus on the third title in a row and the celebrations that followed.

Arsenal, Chelsea & Manchester United battling it out for Barcelona's Hector Bellerin - report | Goal
The highly-rated winger is considered to be one of the most promising youngsters to emerge from La Masia, and the Catalan giants are keen to hold on to him. However, the attacker has turned down a contract offer from the Camp Nou club, as he has allegedly set his sights on a move to the Premier League.

 

Barcelona's Adriano resumes full training following thigh injury | Goal
The 26-year-old sustained a muscle injury in the 1-0 Copa del Rey final loss against Real Madrid on April 20 and has been out of action since. Barca have revealed that Adriano is still undergoing treatment on the muscle problem, but he was able to take part in Thursday's training session without any noteworthy problems.

Real cling to Pichichi as Barca take title | Eurosport
"Madrid, cabron, saluda al campeon." It’s a song heard frequently in Barcelona, where cules request that Real Madrid salute the champions. For those unfamiliar with Spanish, it's probably not a good idea to call the waiter a cabron if you’re venturing to Spain on holiday.

Plenty still to play for in Spain | ESPN
The title race may now be over and two of the three relegation places decided but there is still plenty to play for for many teams heading into the penultimate round of Primera Division matches this weekend.

Fenerbahce demand €12 million for Barcelona target Andre Santos - report | Goal
The Brazilian left-back has been in superb form this season for the Istanbul outfit and has been an ever-present figure in the third-best defensive unit in Turkey's top division. Barcelona have been keeping a close eye on Andre Santos and will be sending scouts to Fenerbahce's next league game against Ankaragucu on Sunday.

Betis climb back into La Liga | Eurosport
Second division leaders Real Betis secured promotion to La Liga after Celta Vigo drew 1-1 at Salamanca on Thursday. The Seville-based club moved on to 76 points from 28 matches with a 3-1 victory over Tenerife on Wednesday, and Celta were the only club who could mathematically deny them promotion.

Nelson out for the season | LFP
The Portuguese player collided with Lautaro Acosta during the game and was unable to return for the second half. Tests conducted on Thursday have revealed a luxation affected the talus bone in Nelson's left ankle. Medical staff have yet to set a date for his return although it seems highly unlikely that he will play any part in the remaining two matches of the season.

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