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FC Barcelona News: 27 May 2012; Camp Nou Celebrates Pep's 14th Title, Fabregas, Thiago and Cuenca Injured

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Barca talk continuity as Guardiola era ends - Yahoo! Eurosport
Guardiola signed off the same way that he started at Barcelona with a Cup final win over Athletic Bilbao, securing his 14th trophy from the 19 competitions he has competed in since taking charge in 2008. "The important thing is that, with the concept we have, it will continue," Guardiola told his last post-match news conference at the Calderon in Madrid.

The 14th title celebration | FC Barcelona
The Camp Nou officially closed Pep Guardiola’s wildly successful four-year term at the head of the FC Barcelona bench with a celebration of the Club’s 26th Copa del Rey title - Guardiola’s 14th title in 4 seasons. More than 30,000 people showed up to bid farewell to the manager and enjoy the celebration of the 4 titles won this season.

Cesc, Thiago and Cuenca, injured | FC Barcelona
Cesc Fàbregas finished the match against Athletic Club with problems with his right leg. The medical tests confirm that he has pulled femoral bicep in his right leg. The player will be sidelined for 7 to 10 days. Thiago suffered a knock on his right tibia. Medical tests confirm that the player has an edema in his right leg. His recovery will mark the period of time he’ll be out of action.

Video: The Cup celebration at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Here’s the video of the Copa del Rey celebration at the Camp Nou where the Barça players offered up the Cup to the Azulgrana supporters.

Pedro – goal king in the finals | FC Barcelona
Pedro Rodríguez has a knack of getting important goals and his first and third goals against Bilbao on Friday showed once again how important he is to the team in finals, having scored in each of the finals he’s figured in since he made his debut in the 2008/09 season.

Guardiola leads Barça to its fourth consecutive a Spanish Super Cup berth | FC Barcelona
For the fourth consecutive year FC Barcelona will fight for the Spanish Super Cup after beating Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey Final on Friday. Which means that the Azulgranas will once again face Real Madrid in a repeat of last year’s two-leg title tie. In the 2011/12 season, Barça won the title after drawing 2-2 at the Bernabéu and winning 3-2 at the Camp Nou.

Schalke chief brands Dani Alves rumours 'nonsense' - ESPN Soccernet
Alves, 29, has blossomed into one of the world's best right-backs since Barca snapped him up from Sevilla in 2008 but with Pep Guardiola leaving Camp Nou the Brazil international has been tipped to follow the coach out of the club. However, Heldt insists that while he rates Alves highly, Schalke - who finished third in the Bundesliga and will play in the Champions League next season - are not plotting a swoop.

Barça to debut 2012/13 kits in Marathon against Poverty charity match | FC Barcelona
After claiming the Copa del Rey title, FC Barcelona will play in another special match. This Sunday, at 19:00, the first-team players will play against themselves in a charity match for TV3 and Catalonia Radio’s Marathon against Poverty. All the proceeds from the match will be donated to organizations that work against social exclusion.

Match Report: Spain 2-0 Serbia -
After an insipid first-half, the Iberian nation played at a higher tempo in the second period with Adrian opening the scoring in the 64th minute before then winning a penalty for his team nine minutes later. Santi Cazorla stepped up to calmly grab Spain's second as they held on for a comfortable win.

David Villa's Spain spot should go to Adrian & five things we learned from Saturday's internationals -
There were shocks and surprises aplenty as Netherlands, Germany, Portugal and Denmark - the quartet in the Group of Death - all failed to win with three of the four suffering defeats. Republic of Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic, and England ground out marginal wins, while defending champions Spain laboured to a 2-0 victory.

Gorosito set to become new Villarreal coach - report -
Villarreal look set to name Nestor Gorosito as their new coach after the Argentine arrived in Spain for talks, according to Marca. The former Xerez man has reportedly began talks with the Yellow Submarine's president, Fernando Roig, after the club were relegated from La Liga following their final day defeat to Atletico Madrid saw Rayo Vallecano narrowly avoid the drop.

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