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FC Barcelona News: 22 May 2013; Last Game of the Season Date Confirmed, Elche Secure Promotion To Primera

David Ramos

Last match of La Liga on June 1 at 21.00 | FC Barcelona
The LFP announced this Tuesday afternoon that FC Barcelona’s last match of the season, against Málaga, will be played on Saturday, June 1 at 21.00. Every match where something is at stake, whether that be fighting to climb out of the relegation zone or securing a berth in a european for the upcoming season, will be played at the same time.

Andrés Iniesta, in a ‘hangout’ with Pato: "Playing in Brazil is magic" | FC Barcelona
To mark this summer’s Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup – both set to be held in Brazil – Iniesta participated in a hangout on the Google + page together with the Corinthians and Brazil striker Alexandre Pato. Journalists and fans also took part in the hangout. The two exchanged congratulations for Barça’s league title and Corinthians winning of the Campeonato Paulista.

Messi best attacker, Song worst transfer - La Liga awards for 2012-13 -
Unlike Europe's other major leagues, Spain's Primera Division has yet to reach its conclusion in 2012-13, with two rounds of La Liga still scheduled before the season finally finishes on the first weekend of June. However, Barcelona have already been confirmed as champions after an impeccable campaign which could yet see the Catalans' equal Real Madrid's points record of 100, set last season by Jose Mourinho's men.

‘Barca too late for Thiago Silva’ | Football Espana
"The year to sign Thiago Silva was the last one, not this one," Paulo Tonietto has told Mundo Deportivo. "Barcelona were late then, whilst PSG offered more money to Milan and the player. "It is now very difficult for Thiago to leave. Firstly because PSG do not want to sell him and secondly because the player receives a very high salary.

Highlights: Espanyol vs FC Barcelona: the best goals | FC Barcelona
Schuster, Bakero, Stoichkov, Eusebio, Ferrer, Kluivert, Xavi, Eto'o, Iniesta and Pedro and their goals against Espanyol

Montanier to leave Real Sociedad for Rennes - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"The first-team coach Philippe Montanier has informed Real Sociedad of his decision to reject the offer of a contract extension," La Real said in a statement . "Therefore he will leave the club at the end of the 2012-13 season when his contract ends." Real Sociedad are fourth in the standings and close to securing a place in Champions League qualifying for next season.

Heart surgery for Espanyol defender Victor Alvarez | Sky Sports
Espanyol defender Victor Alvarez is to undergo heart surgery on Thursday, the club have announced. The 20-year-old left-back was diagnosed with a problem with his aortic valve during pre-season tests last summer. Doctors cleared him to play, but the surgery to correct the problem has been planned since December.

Malaga European ban reduced - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Wednesday's decision by UEFA's Club Financial Control Body in Nyon said that Malaga had "fulfilled the conditions" imposed and that the second 'conditional' year of their punishment would not now apply. With two games to go in the Spanish season Malaga are in the Europa League qualifying positions but will be barred unless UEFA's one-year ban is also overturned by CAS.

Elche return 24 years later | FC Barcelona
The draw between Barça B and Alcorcon on Saturday meant that Elche were mathematically promoted from the second division – the first of three who will be coming up next year. Elche will be returning to La Liga for the first time since 1989 and marking their 20th season in the top flight of Spanish football.

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