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FC Barcelona News: 2 June 2011; Puyol's Surgery a Success, No Bad Blood After Clasicos

Hopefully the surgery will prevent these scenes
Hopefully the surgery will prevent these scenes

Puyol out for two to three months | Eurosport
"The injury lasted about four months and had a number of phases," doctor Ricard Pruna told a news conference. "The player decided to wait until after the Champions League final and that was the right decision," he added.

Abidal reflects on best moment | Eurosport
He told Eurosport: "Not just the final, but this is about life, what I experienced in recent months. I dreamed to play, win, touching the trophy. All this sums up a course that is the best moment of my career, yes."

Dani Alves: "These are the best moments in history" | FC Barcelona
"it is a pride and honour to form part of this team … I feel privileged to be able to play in a game like that one at Wembley. To win the Champions League after winning the League the way we did is amazing.

Andres Iniesta: No problem between Barcelona and Real Madrid players in Spain squad | Goal
He stated to the media: "There are no problems and if anyone has one, I hope they will say so, but I can't say more, because I have not had that sort of attitude. We are with the national team now and all have the same objective here. Some ugly things happened, but everybody has to do what he thinks is in his best interest."

Barcelona to include Bojan Krkic or Alberto Botia in deal for Villarreal's Giuseppe Rossi - report | Goal
Barcelona continue to be linked with Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi and appear ready to include some of their most highly-rated young stars in the deal that would see the Italy international move to Camp Nou. Barca are reluctant to meet Rossi's €40 million buy-out clause and are hopeful of lowering the transfer fee by including the likes of Bojan Krkic, Jeffren Suarez and Alberto Botia in the deal.

Barcelona fans who cheer for the entire game will receive ticket discounts | Goal
The report suggests Barca's board have agreed to create a special stand behind one of the goals inside the stadium where supporters will be required to cheer Pep Guardiola's men for the whole game. Fans will not be required to pay for any subscription to be part of the new stand, but they will get a reduction on the price of entry for La Liga matches at home.

Malaga VP warns of 'boring' Liga | Eurosport
"Today people will be excited to see a 'Clasico' (Barca v Real game), next year the same but in a few years people will get bored of this because this is a league of two clubs," Ghubn told Reuters in an interview at Malaga's La Rosaleda stadium.

More quantity than quality - Altintop, Callejon & Sahin will not help Real Madrid catch Barcelona | Goal
Step one, of course, was to resolve his embittered feud with general director Jorge Valdano. Swiftly and ruthlessly, the Argentine was dismissed into the sunset, freeing up space inside the annals of the Bernabeu for Mourinho to flex his managerial muscle further. We have also witnessed pro-active transfer activity.

Real Madrid set to sign Benfica's Fabio Coentrao for €22m - report | Goal
Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid are on the verge of signing Portugal international Fabio Coentrao from Benfica for a reputed fee of €22 million, Marca reports. Madrid and Benfica have been locked in discussions for several days and a deal still seemed some way away earlier this week. However, both clubs now look to have finally reached an agreement over a valuation for the player.

Van Nistelrooy to sign for Malaga | Eurosport
Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has arrived in Malaga to sign a one-year contract with the La Liga club. Van Nistelrooy, 35, was pictured in the city on Wednesday after flying in on a private plane to undergo a medical and sign his deal, which reportedly contains the option for a further year.

Malaga prepare €12m offer for Marseille's Lucho Gonzalez - report | Goal
Olympique de Marseille star Lucho Gonzalez appears to be on his way to Spain as La Liga outfit Malaga are preparing a €12 million offer for the playmaker, RMC reports. Gonzalez joined Marseille from Porto for a fee of €18 million in the summer of 2009 and has since made over 60 official appearances for l'OM, helping the club to the Ligue 1 title in 2010.

Getafe suffer Ustari blow | LFP
The player fell injured towards the end of the session when he twisted his knee. According to medical staff, the keeper has sustained a rupture to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is expected to be out of action for the next six months. Ustari will return to Buenos Aires where he will be operated on by doctors from the Argentinean Football Association.

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