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FC Barcelona News: 19 July 2012; Training Sessions Continue for First Team, Barça B Sign Two Players

Poor Messi is still haunted by the penalty miss against Chelsea.
Poor Messi is still haunted by the penalty miss against Chelsea.

Preparations continue | FC Barcelona
The same 20 players who started the week were back at the Club’s training grounds on Thursday morning. The players will have Thursday afternoon free but on Friday there’ll have another double session at 9 am and 7 pm.

Messi hoping to get even better | FC Barcelona
Tito said last season that he saw no need to reinforce the team’s forward line, and Messi agrees. "But that’s not for me to decide. I don’t think we need any more strikers, especially with Villa back. The most important thing for us is for him to be the same Villa that he was before the injury. He scores a lot of goals a season and we were missing him a bit last time".

Mascherano: two years of reconversion and solvency | FC Barcelona
"Mascherano has ended up being a fundamental player for us. Since Guardiola made him a centre back I don’t think he’s played a bad game. He’s essential in the squad because of his experience. I hope he can stay here for many more years" said Leo Messi, summarising nicely what the squad and fans think of the Argentinian international, who has set examples for solvency and professionalism.

Barça B complete deal for Agostinho Cá & Edgar Ié | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Sporting Clube Portugal have agreed to terms for the transfer of Agostinho Cá and Edgar Ié. The two players will travel to Barcelona in the next hours to undergo their medicals and sign their contracts with Barça B.

Boca's Araujo closes on Barcelona B switch -
Boca Juniors starlet Sergio Araujo has revealed his excitement at a potential move to Barcelona B for the 2012-13 season, as the Argentine club's vice-president confirms that the young talent is close to a one-year loan move to Catalunya.

Ustari excited at prospect of Boca switch -
The 26-year-old is currently a free agent following the mutual termination of his contract with the Liga side. Plagued with injuries over his time in Spain, Ustari has not played an official game since May 2011; when he damaged his cruciate ligaments in a training session with the Argentine national team.

Amat, a center back for Rayo | LFP
Rayo Vallecano has incorporated Jordi Amat into its first team. The Catalan defender arrives on loan from Espanyol, and hopes to make a name for himself in the squad under the coaching of Paco Jemez and give his best to the side.

Machis is signed by Granada | LFP
Granada FC has confirmed the signing of the Venezuelan international striker Darwin Machis, who is 19 years old, for the next 5 seasons. Now a new player at Granada, Darwin debuted as a professional with Mineros Guayana, with whom he scored 8 goals in the 2011/2012 season.

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