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FC Barcelona News: 14 January 2012; Players Train for Betis Clash, Pep Expects Thrilling Clasicos

Mascherano believes that the title race is not over.
Mascherano believes that the title race is not over.

Pep Guardiola looking forward to El Clasico Cup tie - ESPN Soccernet
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes his team's clash with Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey will be a thrilling spectacle for fans of both clubs.Barca secured their last-eight spot with a 2-1 win at Osasuna on Thursday night to go through 6-1 on aggregate and book a two-legged meeting with Jose Mourinho's side, who progressed after a 4-2 aggregate win over Malaga.

Mascherano: "Having qualified for the cup quarter final, the most important thing is to keep fighting for the league" | FC Barcelona
After beating Osasuna and making into the last eight of the Copa del Rey, the forthcoming duel with Mourinho took up much of the conversation with Javier Mascherano. But the midfielder insisted that "now that we have qualified for the cup quarter finals, the most important thing is to keep fighting for the league... This team is used to thinking about our next game.

Back from Pamplona for training | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona aeroplane from Pamplona touched down at El Prat at about 11.15. Having qualified for the quarter finals of the Copa del Rey after knocking out Osasuna the night before, the players headed for the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. On Sunday at 21.30 they welcome Betis for a league fixture, for which reason they need to start getting ready as quickly as possible.

Former Barcelona and AC Milan star Rivaldo agrees deal to play in Angola| Sport360
But that still hasn't stopped Brazilian veteran Rivaldo, now 39, from heading for the footballing backwaters of Angola after confirming he has joined top-flight side Kabuscorp. The veteran has reportedly signing a one-year contract with the largely unknown side following his release from Brazilian giants Sao Paulo last month.

Former Real Madrid boss Miljanic dies - Yahoo! Eurosport
Former Yugoslavia and Real Madrid coach Miljan Miljanic, 81, has died in his native Serbia after a long battle with illness. "Real Madrid wishes to express its deepest condolences to his family," the nine-times European champions said on their website. "Miljanic left a great impression at the club both professionally and personally."

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho focused on La Liga - ESPN Soccernet
Mourinho is quoted on the club's official website saying: "The league is a priority for us, Mallorca is a very important game. "We play for three points and we must try to win as many points to stay clear of our rivals. Last year we lost two points and this year there is no risk of doing it again. "Mallorca have improved and are on a high after the draw against Levante and the cup thrashing. ''

Kameni joins Malaga from Espanyol - Yahoo! Eurosport
The 27-year-old has agreed a contract with Qatar-owned Malaga, one of Europe's biggest spenders in the close season, until the end of the 2013-14 campaign. Espanyol would not be paid a fee but would receive some cash depending on his performances and Malaga's final position in the standings, they added.

Espanyol's Jesus Datolo a target for Internacional -
The Colorado are looking for an improvement in the coming season after their Brasileirao campaign ended in mid-table obscurity, and have set their sights on the 27-year-old winger as a possible reinforcement. Datolo's was previously on loan at Espanyol from Napoli, before completing a permanent switch in January 2011.

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