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FC Barcelona News: 11 May 2013; Victor Valdes and Eric Abidal To Miss Atlético Madrid Game

Jasper Juinen

FCB could win the league tonight | FC Barcelona
The Liga 2012/13 title could be decided this Saturday night. FC Barcelona will collect their fourth title in five years if Real Madrid can’t get three points out of their trip to Cornellà-El Prat (22.00). An Espanyol win would earn their local rivals the right to start celebrating their 22nd domestic championship.

Valdes out of Atleti match | Football Espana
Victor Valdes will miss Barcelona’s match against Atletico Madrid on Sunday due to injury. The goalkeeper, who was already suffering with a slight foot strain, has now pulled his calf muscle and is out of the squad to face Diego Simeone’s side tomorrow.

Along with Valdes, Eric Abidal has also been ruled out of the game due to an injury. He has picked up a small tear in the calf muscle. At this point it is unknown how long will his recovery time be.

10 great Barça goals at the Vicente Calderón | FC Barcelona
Atlético Madrid and FC Barcelona have played some terrific matches at the Vicente Calderón. On Sunday they meet again in a match that could decide the title. As a pre-match taster, here we look back at some of the best Barça goals scored at the Calderón.

Jordi Alba: "We’ll do everything to win the league in Sunday" | FC Barcelona
Barça want to make sure of the Liga title this weekend. And Jordi Alba made that patently clear in his press conference today at the Ciutat Esportiva: "We’ll do everything we can to win the league on Sunday" he said. "Hopefully after the game at the Vicente Calderón, we’ll be lifting the trophy. It’s a very important title and we’re eager to be crowned champions!"

Spotlight on Simeone's Atlético Madrid | FC Barcelona
Atlético Madrid were second, just six points adrift of Barça, when they visited the Camp Nou for the first match between the two sides of the season. Things started off on the right foot for the Colchoneros as Falcao gave Diego Simeone’s side the lead within the first half hour of the match.

Madrid may lose La Liga in Barcelona, while Catalans could win it in the capital -
The scenario means the Blancos can lose the Spanish title to their fiercest rivals in Barcelona, with Tito Vilanova's team arriving in the capital to face Atletico Madrid as champions on Sunday. But if Real win at Espanyol (as they usually do), Barca can claim the championship crown by beating Diego Simeone's side at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday evening.

Ramos holds team meeting | Football Espana
Sergio Ramos reportedly called a meeting between Real Madrid’s players this week in a bid to focus the team away from controversy in the media. Recent clashes between players and coaching staff have dominated headlines in the past few weeks, with Jose Mourinho’s reluctance to use captain Iker Casillas the sticking point.

Arbeloa back to full training - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Arbeloa was the notable inclusion in the regular workout on Friday, returning to the main group after recovering from a recurrence of a back problem. Sergio Ramos and Marcelo worked separately as they continued recovery patterns from respective injuries, as did Ozil, who is speculated as very likely to be fit.

Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini tipped to replace Roberto Mancini - ESPN FC
Manuel Pellegrini is being strongly linked with a move to replace Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, with Spanish newspaper AS claiming a deal has been struck for the experienced Malaga boss to take over at the Etihad Stadium.

Nine-man Levante hold on | Sky Sports Football
Levante held on to a goalless draw at home to Real Zaragoza despite being reduced to nine men in their Primera Division match at Ciudad de Valencia. Midfielder Papakouli Diop was shown a straight red card in the 51st minute for a serious foul on Zaragoza striker Victor Rodriguez before Pedro Lopez was sent off for his second bookable offence in the second minute of injury time.

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