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FC Barcelona News: 27 July 2011; Barca in Audi Cup Final, Financial Loss Smaller Then Expected

Celebrating their first preseason victory
Celebrating their first preseason victory

Barça win in Munich (2-2; 4-2) | FCBarcelona
Barça needed a penalty shootout to beat Inter of Porto Alegre after the 90 minutes of their Audi Cup semi final ended 2-2. On the basis of chances and control of play, Guardiola’s side deserved to win by a large margin. A great first half, along with the intense discipline of the B team players and a bit of luck in the shootout, were enough to ensure the first win of the preseason.

Barca report smaller loss than expected | Eurosport
Barcelona made a smaller loss than expected last season and are confident of returning to profit in the 2011-12 campaign after two years of deficits, vice-president for economic affairs Javier Faus has said.

Heynckes: "Barça is the most creative team in the world" | FCBarcelona
"I know Spanish football, and Barça’s game, pretty well. Everyone knows they’re the current Champions League holders, but we must also remember that they’re the most creative team in the world". With these words of praise, the German coach, who takes over from Van Gaal as manager of Bayern Munich this season, admitted his admiration for Guardiola’s players.

Spain 'needs fairer TV cash system' | Eurosport
European and La Liga champions Barca and great rivals Real, the world's richest clubs in terms of revenue, take about half the total pot of TV income of 600 million euros, allowing them to buy the best players and pay exorbitant wages.

Cazorla seals Malaga move | Sky Sports
Malaga have confirmed a deal for Spain international Santi Cazorla, making him their ninth signing of the summer. Cazorla, who was a part of Spain's European Championship-winning squad in 2008, joins for a fee believed to be around £20million, although no financial details have been published.

Aguero arrives for Man City medical | Eurosport
Atletico Madrid and Argentina star Sergio Aguero has arrived in Manchester to undergo a medical ahead of his reported £40 million move to Manchester City. Aguero must still agree personal terms with City but has been booked into a hospital in the North West to undergo his necessary medical tests - and also pictured with City officials.

Juarez joins Zaragoza on loan | Eurosport
Celtic have announced that Mexico international Efrain Juarez has joined Real Zaragoza on a season-long loan. The versatile player struggled for a regular first-team place at Parkhead last season, making 11 starts and nine appearances off the bench.

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