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FC Barcelona News: 12 January 2013; Adriano Returns To Training, Copa del Rey Dates and Times Confirmed

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Messi : "I’ll just enjoy this before I think about another Ballon D’Or" | FC Barcelona
France Football writer Vincent Machenau wanted to know what Messi felt about the chances of a fifth Ballon D’Or and the Argentinean replied: "it’s not an obsession. For me, the team titles are the most important. The things I’ll always remember are the big finals – my goal in Rome and the happiness we all felt was incredible".

Adriano resumes Barcelona training -
Barcelona have received some encouraging news on the injury front ahead of their Liga trip to Malaga on Sunday as Adriano has resumed training after a spell on the sidelines due to injury. The 28-year-old last featured for the Catalans in the 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid on December 16, and has since been out of action with an ankle injury.

Mascherano: "The best way for us to keep our lead over the other teams is to focus on our own work" | FC Barcelona
"Messi is on his way to becoming a legend. He’s only 25 and he’s already done things nobody has ever achieved before". The Argentinean believes: "you just can’t compare Barça with anyone else – this is the best team I’ve ever been in".

Málaga and FC Barcelona: Two solid defences | FC Barcelona
There is no questioning FC Barcelona’s firepower in the domestic championship. They have scored an immense 61 goals in the 18 games played to date, an average of 3.4 a game, and 16 more than any other team has managed, with Real Madrid’s 45 placing them second. But La Rosaleda will present the Catalans with the toughest challenge yet, for Malaga have only leaked nine goals in their stadium this season.

Spotlight on Málaga Club de Fútbol | FC Barcelona
Founded midway through the 20th century, Málaga enjoyed successful spells in First Division in between its time in Spain’s Second and Second B Divisions. Its first (and only) top-flight trophy - the Intertoto Cup - was won in 2002, and the team reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup the following season.

Copa quarter-finals determined | Football Espana
The days and kick-off times for the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals have been confirmed by the Spanish Football League today. The games are all scheduled for next midweek, with the knockout round beginning on the Tuesday evening with Real Madrid’s first leg clash at home to Valencia at 9pm local time.

Madrid missing suspended trio for trip to Osasuna - ESPN FC
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho must travel to Osasuna in La Liga on Saturday without the suspended Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Antonio Adan, although Xabi Alonso is expected to be available despite a neck problem.

Thai forward Teerasil trains with Atletico Madrid - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The 24-year-old, who has scored 28 goals in 54 appearances for Thailand, worked with La Liga's second-placed team at their training ground just outside the Spanish capital. "I am very proud and very happy," Teerasil told the Atletico website. "It is a great opportunity to be alongside players and stars that you watch every week on television in my country.

Sevilla deny sale of star striker Negredo - ESPN FC
Sevilla have denied that president Jose Maria Del Nido’s travelled to London on Thursday to sell star striker Alvaro Negredo. The denial came as Lokomotiv Moscow target Ivan Rakitic said he planned to stay and help the club out of their current slump.

Deportivo La Coruna have declared themselves bankrupt | Sky Sports
President Augusto Lendoiro said: "This makes me sad and ashamed, but there was no other option. 85% and 90% of the debt is with the government and banks. "This is a different stage, but I see myself with the strength to continue," Lendoiro added. "The club is viable. I would give high marks to my management of these 25 years at Deportivo. I expect to stay here day to day."

Rayo beat Athletic to move into European places - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Lass Bangoura and Piti, with a penalty, put Rayo two goals up in the second half and they held on despite Bilbao pulling one back through Mikel San Jose near the end and a late red card for visiting defender Alejandro Galvez. Rayo, who are in administration and operate on La Liga's smallest budget, climbed to 31 points, the same as Real Betis in fifth and Malaga, after a fourth straight win.

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