Thievy hat trick wins Copa Catalunya (3-0)
The blue and whites started the game with four first team regulars on the field while Barça’s line-up entirely featured reserves, but the first half was still a tightly matched affair with flashes of brilliance from both sides. But Espanyol ended up retaining the title with a 3-0 win, and the star of the show was hat-trick hero Thievy. The result means Espanyol and Barça have now won this title six times each.
Three friendlies with ten Barça players
Today Barça doesn’t have a game, but almost. Ten of the club’s international players have international commitments this Wednesday evening with their respective national teams. They are divided between 3 top level friendlies: Italy v Spain, Germany v Brazil, and France v Chile. between
Keirrison determined to prove worth at Barcelona - ESPN Soccernet
Keirrison believes he can still be a success at Barcelona as he prepares for a spell with the club's B team. Keirrison, 22, was tipped for big things when he left Palmeiras in 2009, but he has failed to make an impression at the Camp Nou and has had loan spells with Benfica, Fiorentina and Santos.
Barca's Pedro says Real 'more dangerous' this year - Yahoo! News
Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez believes Real Madrid will be "even more dangerous" this season, ahead of Sunday's first 'clasico' between the bitter rivals. "What we want is to win the SuperCup," for a third consecutive year, the 24-year-old told the Barcelona-based sports daily El Mundo Deportivo published Wednesday.
Thiago Alcantara: I prefer to play for Spain over Brazil - Goal.com
Thiago Alcantara has pledged his allegiance to Spain ahead of the international friendly against Italy on Wednesday. The Barcelona midfielder could still choose to feature for Brazil in the future as he has not yet played an official match for Vicente del Bosque's side.
Barcelona striker Jonathan Soriano tells of his recent injury setback and how he almost joined Red Bull Salzburg | A Different League
To stay at Barcelona is not a backward step. But I don´t understand how the second division´s Pichichi, with 32 goals, has not received more offers from Spanish clubs. They say my release clause is €3m and perhaps clubs don´t want to pay that much.
Chamakh - Duo will leave | Sky Sports
Marouane Chamakh believes his sought-after Arsenal team-mates Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri will end up leaving the club this summer. "I think Cesc and Nasri will probably leave the club," said Chamakh.
Standard Liege reveal Valencia agreement for Eliaquim Mangala - Goal.com
"Mangala came to me and expressed his wish to play in the Spanish league and in the Champions League with Valencia," Francois told La Dernière Heure. "The deal with Valencia is valid as we opened negotiations with them, but that does not mean we are forced to do the same in a different situation.
La Liga - Atletico sign Turan from Galatasaray - Yahoo! Eurosport
Atletico Madrid have agreed to sign Turkey winger Arda Turan from Galatasaray on a four-year contract. He will take a medical on Friday and be presented next Tuesday, Atletico said, just before they play Portugal's Vitoria Guimaraes in a Europa League play-off next week.
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