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FC Barcelona News: 4 August 2011; FC Barcelona Humiliated by Chivas, Sales of Oriol Romeu and Jeffren Completed

Not a good night
Not a good night

Harsh defeat (1-4)
Barça went down 1-4 to Chivas de Guadalajara for their second defeat of the US Tour on Wednesday night. Despite taking the lead, the Mexicans turned the result around to inflict a big win on the European champions.

Guardiola: "losing 1-4 is a step backwards" |
Pep Guardiola is not unhappy with the work his team has been putting in during the pre-season, but is well aware that the first official games are on the horizon and last night’s defeat against Chivas was a backward step.

Chelsea seal signing of Oriol from Barcelona - ESPN Soccernet
Oriol, 19, will link up with the Chelsea squad following the World Under-20 Championships in Colombia. Barcelona have included a buy-back clause of €10 million after one year, which will rise to €15 million after the second year.

La Liga - Sporting agree Jeffren deal - Yahoo! Eurosport
Sporting have sealed a deal to sign Barcelona winger Jeffren Suarez for a fee of 3.75 million euros, the Portuguese club said. The 23-year-old Venezuelan-born Spanish youth international struggled to find a regular place in the Barcelona first team and was allowed to leave the European Champions' tour of the United States to complete the move.

Barcelona's Carles Puyol to miss Spanish Supercopa tie against Real Madrid - report -
La Liga holders Barcelona will have to make do without the services of Carles Puyol when they take on Copa del Rey winners Real Madrid in the Spanish Supercopa later this month, Marca reports.

People shouldn't compare Gerard Deulofeu with Lionel Messi - Barcelona's Andoni Zubizarreta -
"If in the case of Thiago, [Pep] Guardiola said he wanted to go 'piano, piano', then with Deulofeu, we'll have to go 'Pianissimo, pianissimo' - with all the calm in the world. We don’t want anybody to compare him with Messi," Zubizarreta said on the club's official website.

Barca - No Cesc comment | Arsenal News, Fixtures, Results, Transfers | Sky Sports
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta insists the club will not comment on negotiations over their continued pursuit of Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas. The Catalan side's long-running bid to recapture their former youth team player - who left Barca as a 16-year-old to join the Gunners in 2003 - has dragged on for more than two years.

Barcelona's out-of-favour Keirrison to train with B squad - report -
It is believed that Keirrison is interested in the chance to prove himself in the Spanish champions' second string, who have been deprived of a striker following a knee injury to Jonathan Soriano, after a series of set-backs to his own career.

Numbers sorted at Villarreal
Villarreal have confirmed their first team squad and the shirt numbers assigned to each player for the 2011/12 season. There was good news for Paraguayan player Hernán Pérez and also for Gerard Bordás, both of whom graduate from Villarreal B to make the senior squad. Hernán has been handed the number 11 shirt while Bordás has been given the number 23.

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