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FC Barcelona News: 14 May 2013; Lionel Messi Out Two to Three Weeks, Gerard Deulofeu To Extend Barça Contract

David Ramos

Messi out for between two and three weeks | FC Barcelona
Tests carried out this morning have revealed that the Lionel Messi has a strained hamstring in his right leg and will be out for between 2 to 3 weeks. His participation in future game s will depend on his recovery process

Agreement reached to extend Gerard Deulofeu's contract through 2017 | FC Barcelona
Gerard Deulofeu will continue to be a FC Barcelona player through 2017. The Club and the player have agreed to terms to extend the contract linking the two parties through June 30 of 2017. The player’s buy-out clause is set at 35 million euros. The player will sign his new contract on Wednesday at 18.00.

A sense of anticlimax but Barcelona still deserve their La Liga title | Sid Lowe |
Tito Vilanova did not see his team win the league. It was coming up to midnight on Saturday and across the city, out near the airport at the Estadi Cornellà-El Prat, the final whistle was about to go on the title race. But the end had effectively come months before and it had come, at least in part, like this: with Real Madrid conceding a goal from a set piece and limply dropping points away.

Tito Vilanova becomes seventh manager to win Liga in first season | FC Barcelona
Tito Vilanova has joined a select group of managers that have won the Spanish championship in their first season on the FCB bench. Before him came Josep Samitier, Enrique Fernández, Helenio Herera, Terry Venables, Louis van Gaal and Pep Guardiola.

The title celebrations in 60 seconds | FC Barcelona
Relive the best parts, packed in to a 60 second video, of this Monday’s La Liga title celebrations. Barça members and fans lined the streets of Barcelona to congratulate the players and coaching staff for winning the Club’s 22nd league title.

VIDEO- Thank you Team. We are the Champions! | FC Barcelona
The team have surpassed themselves once again to win yet another title after dominating the 2012/13 league from start to finish. Overcoming all the obstacles in their way, Barça strode to the title and this Monday the players went out onto the streets to share the trophy with their fans and the city of Barcelona.

Third consecutive 1-2 for FC Barcelona at the Vicente Calderón | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona beat Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón by 1-2 for the third year in a row. This is also the third time in Club history that the Blaugrana have defeated the Madrid-based side three or more consecutive times in Atlético’s stadium.

Valdes is priceless for Barcelona, says Zubizarreta -
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has taken the time to praise Victor Valdes and has stated that the club are happy to sit down with the goalkeeper this summer if he wants to leave the club. The 31-year-old announced earlier this season that he does not want to extend his current contract, which runs until June 2014, citing his desire for a new challenge.

Real Madrid defender Varane's knee operation a success - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
It is not known how long he will be sidelined but coach Jose Mourinho said he would miss Friday's King's Cup final against Atletico Madrid. Local media have reported the 20-year-old will be out for four to six weeks. Varane's injury also makes it unlikely he will be available for France's tour to South America next month when they are due to play in Uruguay on June 5 and Brazil four days later.

Alejandro Gomez close to moving from Catania to Atletico Madrid | Sky Sports
Catania president Antonino Pulvirenti has revealed the club are in talks to sell Alejandro Gomez to Atletico Madrid. The 25-year-old has made more than 100 appearances for the Rossazzurri since signing from San Lorenzo in the summer of 2010. The winger has notched eight goals in 35 appearances so far this season, helping the Sicilian club up to eighth place in Serie A with just one game remaining.

Granada late show hits Socieded hopes - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Carlos Vela raced down the left wing and crossed for Agirretxe to chest the ball cleverly into the net to restore Sociedad's lead moments before halftime. However, after Agirretxe and Vela both struck shots against the frame of the goal relegation-threatened Granada mounted a late fightback and Recio threaded a 93rd-minute shot through a crowded penalty area to snatch a point for the visitors.

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