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FC Barcelona News: 29 May 2013; Training Session Focuses on Copa Catalunya, Adriano Correia Signs Contract

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Training with the focus on the Copa Catalunya | FC Barcelona
The players were back on the Club’s training grounds at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on Tuesday morning - following a day off on Monday - to prepare for the last two games of the competitive season. The first match is on Wednesday evening when Barça takes on Espanyol in the final of the Copa Catalunya.

More objectives for a memorable league-winning season | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona clinched the league title two weeks ago but the team still has the chance to reach more landmarks that seemed all but impossible. They have equaled the number of away victories (14) and set a new record for away goals (52). They have just one more match to play – against Malaga in the Camp Nou – and no fewer than four major records within reach.

Adriano inks new contract with FC Barcelona, to remain at the Club through 2017 | FC Barcelona
Adriano Correia inked his new contract with FC Barcelona this Tuesday afternoon. The player will remain at the Club through 2017 and his buyout clause has been set at 90 million euros. President Sandro Rosell, vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu, director of football Andoni Zubizarreta, and the player’s representative were also present at the signing ceremony.

Neymar: "I'm fulfilling my dream" | FC Barcelona
This Tuesday, Neymar da Silva unveiled the boots he’ll wear during the Confederations Cup. The new FC Barcelona explained that his decision to leave Santos wasn’t an easy one, but he went on to say, "I’m very pleased because I’m realising my dream of playing for Barça."

Barcelona put English clubs on Deulofeu alert -
Barcelona have put clubs across Europe on alert by making youngster Gerard Deulofeu available for a season-long loan move this summer. The highly-rated forward signed a four-year contract with Barca earlier in May and the Spanish giants want to send him on loan to gain experience next term.

Cruyff worries that Barca job is too much for Vilanova - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"Tito has not got as much experience as Pep Guardiola and also has a huge problem - his illness," Cruyff, who was boss at the Catalan giants for eight years, winning four titles, the club's first European Cup in 1992, a Cup Winners' Cup and Copa del Rey, told Catalunya Radio.

Giuly retires | FC Barcelona
Ludovic Giuly has brought the curtain down on his playing career. He moved to FC Barcelona from AS Monaco in 2004, and in his first season made 29 appearances, scoring 11 goals. In his time at the Club, he won the Champions League, two Spanish league titles and two Spanish Super Cups, before signing for AS Roma in the summer of 2007.

Falcao set to complete Monaco deal -
Radamel Falcao is on the verge of completing his transfer from Atletico Madrid to Monaco, with the French side expected to officially confirm the move shortly. The 27-year-old has long been the subject of intense speculation with club such as Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City all keen to lure him away from the Vicente Calderon this summer.

Betis striker Ruben Castro 'arrested for punching ex' - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
According to Diario de Sevilla, the 31-year-old was detained by police following training after his former partner claimed he had slapped and punched her after an altercation between the pair. Castro, who denied allegations of physical and sexual assault contained in the complaint, appeared in court on Tuesday evening and must now comply with a restraining order of 300 metres and a ban on any contact with the plaintiff.

Espanyol's Alvarez discharged following heart surgery - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Alvarez’s heart problem was detected by Espanyol’s medical team before the start of the 2012-13 campaign. However, it was not thought serious enough to prevent him making 18 La Liga appearances and he was able to train and compete without problems. He is now expected to be out of action for a further four or five months, when he will convalesce at home, ruling him out of this summer’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

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