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FC Barcelona News: 5 May 2012; Barça Host Espanyol In Pep's Last Home Game, Alexis Sánchez to Miss El Derbi Barceloní

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Alexis still hasn't recovered from his latest injury.
Alexis still hasn't recovered from his latest injury.

Cuenca, doubtful; Alexis, to miss Espanyol match | FC Barcelona
Isaac Cuenca and Alexis Sánchez missed the session due to injury. Both players, however, completed individual recovery sessions this afternoon. The Catalan has a bruised right ankle and is doubtful for tomorrow’s match, his recovery will mark his availability for upcoming matches. Alexis continues to recuperate from the hamstring injury he picked up this week. The Chilean will not feature in the derby.

Guardiola hoping for natural reaction | FC Barcelona
It will be his last ever home fixture as first team manager. Today he confessed that "I have never liked goodbyes. But I have been a very public person, the manager of a team like FC Barcelona and whether I like it or not, I’m always going to be on the front page and it’s only normal for things like this to happen … I just hope that the people react as they have always reacted - naturally".

Malaga make a move for Barcelona's Keita - Goal.com
Keita has been heavily linked with AC Milan but Goal.com understands that Malaga have already held talks with the player's agent, Pascal Boisseau. Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini has identified Keita as the ideal man to bolster his midfield and the club are more than willing to stump up the €10 million Barca will most likely demand to part company with the former Sevilla star.

Laporta refuses to rule out Barcelona return - Goal.com
"I had not thought about coming back but seeing what's happened to the club in the past year and a half, a club we built with so much effort, dedication and enthusiasm ... I might have to reconsider," he told Canal+.

One hundred years since George Patullo’s feat | FC Barcelona
Known at the time as ‘The Great Patullo’, he was the mentor of Paulino Alcántara, the creator of the half-turn. Scoring 43 goals in 23 matches for Barça, he became an outstanding striker by chance, and has been described in his home country as the Scotsman with an even deadlier finish than Messi. Few people know about him today, but those that do have argued that he is the greatest Briton ever to wear the Barça shirt.

I have f****d up personal problems, says Parejo after failed breathalyser test - Goal.com
Valencia midfielder Dani Parejo has apologised after failing a breathalyser test in the early hours of Friday morning and claims it happened due to him having "f****d up personal problems". The former Getafe man was pulled over in his car by police at around 05.45CET on Friday after visiting a local nightclub and, although over the legal limit, he was not arrested.

Pachi Izco leaves Osasuna | LFP
Pachi Izco has announced that he is leaving the presidency of Osasuna at the end of the season, after 10 years directing the "rojilla" ship. The highest representative of the club from Navarre could not help being emotional as he announced his farewell to the Pamplona club, saying "I want to be remembered as a normal person".

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