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FC Barcelona News: 12 February 2013; El Clasico Kickoff Time Changed, Jose Manuel Pinto Signs New Contract

Angel Martinez

Pinto signs until 2014 with his hopes intact | FC Barcelona
On Monday at midday, José Manuel Pinto extended his contract with FC Barcelona until June 30, 2014 at an event attended by himself, his agent, president Sandro Rosell and vice president for sport Josep Maria Bartomeu.

David Villa admitted to hospital for a nephritic colic infection | FC Barcelona
The Club’s Medical Services have announced that David Villa was admitted to hospital due to a nephritic colic infection. The player will undergo kidney stone treatment in the coming hours. At this point, David Villa is doubtful for the match against Granada on Saturday.

El Clasico MOVED to help Real against United... but you won't be able to watch it | Mail Online
The kick-off time has now been confirmed by the LFP (Spanish football league) as 4pm local time on March 2, which is the same time as United are scheduled to start their Barclays Premier League home match against Norwich. That means the season's second La Liga El Clasico is unlikely to be screened live on television in the UK due to a clash with domestic fixtures.

Mourinho 'will not succeed' Fergie at United - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"He will not be the successor. I don't think the club would be happy with everything Mourinho brings with him," Schmeichel told El Mundo. "He's a great candidate for his qualities as a manager but the club doesn't want all the things that come with him."

Real Betis slip up again | Sky Sports Football
Real Betis' winless run stretched to four games as they lost a little more ground on the European race in a 0-0 draw at home with Valladolid. Wasteful shooting was to blame as Betis carved out a succession of chances but rarely tested Daniel Hernandez in the Valladolid goal.

Vazquez hired to save Deportivo from drop - ESPN FC
New Deportivo la Coruna coach Fernando Vazquez is well aware of the size of the task he faces in keeping the crisis-hit club in the Primera Division, but says that "nothing is impossible" in football. New man Vazquez has been given a contract only until the end of the season, but it will renew automatically should he oversee an escape from relegation.

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