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FC Barcelona News: 30 December 2012; Jordi Alba Happy to be Back in Barcelona, A Look at the Year 2012

David Ramos

Liga, Champions, Spanish Cup and Supercup: 2012 statistics, listed by competitions | FC Barcelona
Barça have scored 175 goals this year, broken down as follows: 121 in La Liga, 26 in the Champions League, 24 in the Copa del Rey and 4 in the Supercup. In Europe, the team’s average possession was 74.6%

Alba: Barca return unexpected | Football Espana
"When you are in the lower grades at the club it looks very difficult to reach the first team. Many people dream like you of making it and there is not room for everyone, but for some there are more chances," he recalled to Mundo Deportivo, of his time in La Masia. "When you leave, you realise the greatness of the club and now I am even more aware. I’ve found a team that has offered me a great deal.

Rafinha wants to face brother Thiago with Brazil -
The Blaugrana attacking midfielder admitted that such an encounter will have his father, former Selecao star Mazinho, torn apart over who of his sons to support. "I do not know who my father will support," Rafinha admitted to Mundo Deportivo. "It will not be pretty, but now I'm not thinking about it. He [Thiago] decided to play for Spain and I am with Brazil. We have to wait.

Neymar Sr admits son prefers Barca to Chelsea & Man City
Neymar da Silva, the father of Santos sensation Neymar, has revealed that Barcelona will be his son’s preferred choice when he leaves Brazil, which he explained will not be until after the 2014 World Cup.

Bojan return to Barcelona possible, says father -
Bojan Krkic could return to Barcelona in 2013, his father has revealed, despite not having shone during his time in Serie A. The attacker was sold to Roma for an estimated €12 million in 2011 but was loaned out to AC Milan for this season, but Barca retain a buy-back option on their former player.

PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti has denied reports Cristiano Ronaldo could join the club | Sky Sports
Paris St Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti insists there is no chance of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo heading to Paris. Ronaldo has been linked with a Madrid exit with Manchester United and PSG among the clubs believed to be chasing the Portuguese superstar.

I'm leaving Athletic Bilbao, confirms Llorente -
As exclusively revealed earlier this week, the Bianconeri are set to make a renewed €7 million bid to tempt the striker to move to Turin in January before rival suitors can begin negotiations. Llorente has now confirmed his intention to depart the Basque side, although he conceded it was painful to quit his boyhood club.

Malaga expect €5m profit | Football Espana
Malaga have announced today announced an expected profit of €5m for the 2012/13 season. The club held their annual AGM at La Rosaleda this afternoon, and have confirmed that with revenue of €89m and costs €84m projected for the current season, they expect to have a surplus of €5m.

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