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FC Barcelona News: 9 May 2011; Barcelona on the Brink of Title, Real Madrid Sign Sahin

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 08:  Barcelona players applaud at the end of the La Liga match between Barcelona and Espanyol at Nou Camp on May 8, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 08: Barcelona players applaud at the end of the La Liga match between Barcelona and Espanyol at Nou Camp on May 8, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Iniesta inspires Barcelona derby win | Eurosport
Barcelona prevailed 2-0 in their derby clash with city rivals Espanyol at the Nou Camp as Pep Guardiola's side restored their eight-point lead at the top of La Liga. Andres Iniesta gave his side the lead on the half hour mark and Gerard Pique then doubled the hosts' lead

Pep Guardiola praises 'extraordinary' Manchester United | The Independent
"They played a Champions League semi-final (second leg against Schalke) with a team full of reserves and they won 4-1 - that says everything you need to know about the quality they have," the Barca coach said tonight. "They have a great squad with two great teams and extraordinary players."

Shakhtar coach Lucescu slates Real Madrid: Barcelona did not even deserve to lose Copa del Rey | Tribal Football
Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu insists Real Madrid will finish the season with a trophy this season only thanks to the referee. Lucescu rejects claims that Real were undone by match officials for their Champions League semifinal defeat to Barcelona.

'Jose Mourinho will bring me one step further' - Borussia Dortmund's Nuri Sahin announces Real Madrid move | Goal
An emotional Nuri Sahin announced his departure from Borussia Dortmund on Monday, with Real Madrid his destination this summer. "I am very proud to take this step," he told reporters at a press conference. "It is very difficult. I am a Borussian and will remain Borusse.

Real Madrid in talks with Bayern Munich's Hamit Altintop - report | Goal
Blancos coach Jose Mourinho is looking to add some more depth to his squad in the summer transfer window and he reportedly sees the versatile Altintop as the perfect addition. The 28-year-old midfielder joined Bayern from Schalke in the summer of 2007 but has never really been able to secure regular first team football with the Bavarians.

Arsenal ponder swoop for Real Madrid's Karim Benzema - report | Goal
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is allegedly looking to add a new attacker to his squad in the summer transfer window to partner Robin van Persie, and has set his sights on the 23-year-old. Benzema moved to the Spanish capital from Olympique Lyonnais in the summer of 2009.

Kaka to Chelsea? Five La Liga to Premier League transfers that could happen this summer | Goal
As the climax of the 2010-11 season nears, clubs around Europe are gearing up for another busy and dramatic transfer window. Some of the continent's most coveted stars are on the radar of the Premier League's big spenders as they seek to bolster their squads and challenge for silverware next year.

Hughes admits Osvaldo interest | Sky Sports
Fulham boss Mark Hughes has confirmed the club are monitoring Espanyol's highly-rated Argentine forward Pablo Osvaldo. Osvaldo, 25, has scored 11 league goals this season and scouts have been flocking to Espanyol's Cornella-El Prat stadium to watch the striker in action.

Two-week lay-off for Perea | LFP
Atlético defender Luis Amaranto Perez will be sidelined for two weeks as a result of the injury he sustained during the game against Málaga and which forced him to leave the field early on.

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