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FC Barcelona News: 10 May 2013; Pedro Given Medical Clearance, Barça Rumored To Be Pursuing ter Stegen

Christof Koepsel

Barça could be proclaimed champions away to Atletico Madrid for the second time in their history | FC Barcelona
Even if Real Madrid beat Espanyol on Saturday night, Barça could still claim the league title this weekend by winning at the Vicente Calderon. It wouldn’t be the first time the Club have won the league after a game away to Atletico Madrid. Helenio Herrera’s 1958/59 side took the title with a 1-1 draw at the Estadio Metropolitano de Madrid –Atletico’s home until 1966.

Back to the Calderón, a year after Cup success | FC Barcelona
Barça will be back at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday – a ground that holds plenty of happy memories for the team, who were crowned Spanish Cup Winners there last season. That was the last title that Pep Guardiola won as coach with the team – the 14th out of a possible 19 in his three years at the helm. May 25th 2012 was a happy night indeed for Barça fans.

Pedro given medical all clear after training | FC Barcelona
This Thursday’s training began at 11.30, half an hour later than planned, in order to give Tito Vilanova time to lead the session following his arrival earlier this morning from New York where he had been undergoing a series of medical tests.

Thiago: "The La Liga is a great title and we want it badly" | FC Barcelona
The league title is within Barça’s grasp and in a press conference this Thursday, Thiago Alcàntara confirmed: "it’s a big prize, a great title, we want it badly and we are well aware how important it is. We’ve been fighting for this all season, last year we lost the title and we want it back.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen: Barcelona's next goalkeeper? | Soccerlens
Born in 1992, Marc-Andre ter Stegen joined the Borussia Monchengladbach youth academy at the age of four. He was promoted to the senior team in 2010. Now that Victor Valdes is leaving Barcelona in 2014, it is believed that Ter Stegen will be his eventual replacement. Although, there is still a season to go in Valdes’ contract but it is also rumoured that Barcelona are pushing to finalise the deal as soon as possible.

Spanish football’s harsh reality check | Pitchside Europe - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Spanish football is a wounded beast. The Champions League semi-final hammerings suffered by Barcelona and Real Madrid brought a predictable rash of ill-judged opinion about how the Spanish hegemony is over. It’s not true. Both clubs will be among the strongest in world football next season.They’ll spedro pend big in the summer because they can afford to.

Real Madrid cancel press conference in bid to avoid further controversy -
Real Madrid have cancelled their scheduled Friday press conference in a bid to calm the storm of speculation surrounding the club. The media briefing was going to serve as the pre-match press call ahead of Saturday evening’s Liga clash away to Espanyol.

Depor president says match-fixing rife in Spain - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"Almost all the final matches of the season have been fixed in one way or another," Lendoiro said. He blamed Depor's relegation in 2010-11 on match-fixing and said it was widely known that clubs were being paid to throw games to help others avoid the drop to the second division. "Let all football fans be absolutely clear, Deportivo has never taken part - I will put my neck on the line for the players and the board of directors - in this kind of match-fixing," Lendoiro added.

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