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FC Barcelona News: 20 April 2013; Barça Take on Levante, FCB Foundation Signs Agreement With IOC

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Jordi Roura: "The team that overcomes difficulties wins the league" | FC Barcelona
[Roura] said that "we will be trying to win the league as quickly as possible, but every game is a different story. Levante are on a bad run, but that sometimes works against you because they have nothing to lose and that makes things especially difficult".

100% record against Llevant | FC Barcelona
Llevant will be back at the Camp Nou tonight, but though they are one of the toughest teams to crack in the top flight, Llevant have always found it a difficult ground to do well at, having lost all seven games they’ve played at the Estadi.

Spotlight on Levante UD | FC Barcelona
The Blaugrana visited the Ciutat de Valencia at the end of November for what proved to be a historic night of football. Barça defeated the always difficult side managed by Juan Ignacio Martínez by 0-4 thanks to two strikes from Leo Messi and goals from Andrés Iniesta and Cesc Fàbregas.

Ups and downs of last five Champions League semi finals | FC Barcelona
There have been moments of joy and despair in Barcelona’s most recent UCL semi final appearances, with the latest in the series, against Bayern Munich, just around the corner. FC Barcelona are into the last four for the sixth year in a row, and here we remember what happened the last five times they made it so far.

FC Barcelona Foundation and the IOC agree to deploy 'FutbolNet' in Africa | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell met with Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), this Wednesday afternoon in Lausanne, Switzerland, to sign an agreement between the IOC and the FC Barcelona Foundation. Ramon Pont, vice-president of the Foundation, was also in attendance.

Ronaldinho: Hummels would be a good signing for Barcelona -
The Brazilian forward has nothing but praise for the defender and Mario Gotze, and is optimistic about the Blaugrana's chances in the Champions League. Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho believes that Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels would be a good addition for the Spanish powerhouse.

Chelsea Agree Deal for Highly Rated Barcelona Teenager - Report - International Business Times UK
Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal to sign highly rated Barcelona teenager Josimar Qunitero at the end of the season. The 16-year-old attacking midfielder has told the Catalan club he would not sign a senior contract at the Nou Camp and would now join the ranks at Stamford Bridge in the summer, according to

FCB Quiz, or how to put your Barça knowledge to the test | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona has a new application on the market: FCB Quiz. The new game, aimed at Barça fans, is available in this first phase in Catalan, Spanish and English on Facebook. Soon it will be developed in more languages and for smart phones and tablets for fans of the Club around the world.

Toure: I’d never join Madrid - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"I have never considered going to Madrid because I was a Barca fan for many years," commented Toure on RAC 1 this week. "Madrid are a great club, but it would be very hard to play against Barca. "Barca have always been the most important team to me. They are an example for players of working and committed, like Xavi and Puyol, also for the fans. Barca are the best team in the world."

Mourinho to decide Madrid future in May - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Speculation about the Portuguese's possible exit has been a near-constant feature of his stint at Real, whom he joined from Inter Milan in 2010, and he has been linked with a move to wealthy clubs including another of his former teams, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain.

Madrid rest Ramos, Khedira | Football Espana
Sergio Ramos and Sami Khedira are the notable absentees from Real Madrid’s 19-man squad to face Real Betis this weekend. The duo have been rested for the weekend visit of the Seville outfit ahead of Madrid’s trip out to Borussia Dortmund the following Wednesday for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

Valdano tips Ancelotti to replace Mourinho -
Jorge Valdano has praised the attributes of Carlo Ancelotti, fuelling rumours he could replace Jose Mourinho at the Santiago Bernabeu. The former Blancos director thinks the Italian coach has the characteristics to manage the biggest names in world football and is still improving, even at the age of 53.

Swansea agree deal for Betis midfielder Jose Canas -
Swansea City have agreed a deal to sign Betis midfielder Jose Canas in the summer, has learned. The Spaniard is poised to move to the Liberty Stadium when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Mallorca rescue draw at home to Europe hopefuls Rayo - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Madrid-based Rayo took a seventh-minute lead thanks to a brilliant volley from captain Piti before Alejandro Alfaro levelled for the Balearic Islanders five minutes later at the Iberostar Estadi. Led by Mexico's former Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur forward Giovani Dos Santos, Mallorca threatened Rayo's goal on several occasions but were ultimately fortunate to avoid defeat.

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