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FC Barcelona News: 23 January 2013; David Villa Cleared by Medical Staff, Gerard Pique's Son Is Born

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David Villa given medical OK | FC Barcelona
Barça’s first team squad is gradually getting back to full strength and after the return of Isaac Cuenca yesterday, today it was the turn of David Villa to receive the medical all clear to play, following his recovery from a calf injury. With Villa fully fit, only Marc Muniesa and Éric Abidal are unavailable as they continue working on their respective recoveries.

Gerard Piqué's son, Milan Piqué Mebarak, is born | FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué is a new father. The 25-year-old Blaugrana player, and his partner, Shakira, welcomed their son Milan Piqué Mebarak into the world this Tuesday evening.

Gerard Piqué's son, Milan Piqué Mebarak, is born | FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué is a new father. The 25-year-old Blaugrana player, and his partner, Shakira, welcomed their son Milan Piqué Mebarak into the world this Tuesday evening.

Puyol: "I'm very content, very pleased to sign through 2016" | FC Barcelona
This Tuesday afternoon the Barça captain signed his contract extension that will keep him at the Club through June 30 of 2016. The ceremony was attended by Carles Puyol, his representative, President Sandro Rosell, vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta.

10 key moments for Carles Puyol | FC Barcelona
Carles Puyol is the heart of FC Barcelona. The Club captain, who this Tuesday signed a contract extension to keep him at the Club until 2016, is in his 14th season with the first team squad and below we look back on ten key moments during that period:

Fàbregas: "the Malaga game is our most important so far this season – it’s our first final" | FC Barcelona
"I’m a very competitive player and I am always trying to improve. I look at what I have done after every game and try and take the positive things that I can give to the team, because you can always get better and do more"

Full squad in training again | FC Barcelona
Monday’s session was the first time that the whole squad had trained together this season and they were all back at the Ciutat Esportiva this morning, with Isaac Cuenca, who was given the medical all clear only on Monday, again working out with the rest of the players, whilst David Villa, Marc Muniesa and Éric Abidal were also in training, recovering from their respective injuries.

FCB-Getafe scheduled for February 10 at 12.00 | FC Barcelona
This Tuesday the LFP confirmed Barça’s schedule for Week 23 of La Liga. The Blaugrana will face Getafe on Sunday, February 10, at 12.00. This will be the first time that Barça will play at noon this season.

Milan give up on Kaka deal - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Milan had been hoping to secure a deal for the playmaker, who won Serie A and the Champions League in a six-year spell with the Rossoneri before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009. However, Galliani says he was unable to come to a financial agreement with Madrid. It is reported Milan wanted Kaka on loan while Madrid would only consider a permanent deal.

Valencia 0-5 Real Madrid: ruthless counter-attacking puts Real five up by half-time | Zonal Marking
Jose Mourinho named Fabio Coentrao rather than Marcelo at left-back alongside an unfamiliar centre-back combination, and selected Gonzalo Higuain upfront, possibly because of his excellent record against Valencia. Real utterly dominated the first half – they pressed well without the ball, and countered at incredible speed to produce a constant stream of goalscoring chances.

Malaga sign Lugano on loan from PSG - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The 32-year-old arrived on the Costa del Sol on Tuesday, has passed the pertinent medical tests, and will be presented after training with the squad for the first time later in the day, the club said. He is eligible to play for Malaga in the Champions League, but the club do not have an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.

Celta seal Pranjic deal - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The Liga side also have an option to purchase the Croatia international, 31, on a permanent deal at the end of the season. Pranjic will be presented to the press at Balaidos stadium at 5.30pm on Tuesday. The move to Spain comes after Pranjic failed to impress following a summer move from Bayern Munich to Sporting.

Hoffenheim confirm Abraham signing from Getafe on deal until 2016 | Sky Sports
The 26-year-old former FC Basle player has signed a contract with the relegation-battling German club until 2016. "David Abraham has, from the first meeting with us, demonstrated a strong willingness to accept this difficult challenge here at Hoffenheim," the club's general manager Andreas Muller told their website.

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