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FC Barcelona News: 8 May 2013; Carles Puyol Denies AC Milan Rumors, Barça Could Clinch La Liga Today

David Ramos

A Real Madrid slip-up against Malaga will hand Barça the league title | FC Barcelona
Tito Vilanova’s Barça has an 11-point lead at the top of the table with just four more game left to play. If Real Madrid slips up tonight, Barça will be champion. If not then Barça will have to wait until the weekend to get another chance to clinch the title.

The season of come-from-behind victories | FC Barcelona
The first fightback of the season was at the beginning of the competition. In the second week of La Liga, against Osasuna, Barça battled back from a one-goal deficit in the 74th minute of the match thanks to two goals from Leo Messi. Three weeks later, at the Sanchez Pizjuán, the situation was even more critical: the team was losing 2-0 by the 47th minute and 2-1 by the 88th.

Two wins off record | FC Barcelona
Barça have so far chalked up 16 wins and 1 draw at the Camp Nou in the 2012/13 league season and with two more home games, against Valladolid and Malaga to go, they are just two more wins off the record they set for a 20-team league in the 2009/10 season, when they won every game but one – which they drew.

Mascherano and Pedro: the values of football | FC Barcelona
Javier Mascherano and Pedro Rodríguez are two great examples of the values which sport can transmit and in an interview with the Qatar Foundation, the two explained how important it is to play sport. Mascherano believes: "FC Barcelona and The Qatar Foundation share the same values. We can help youngsters to lead a healthy life via playing sport".

Puyol denies Milan link | Football Espana
The 35-year-old, who signed a new three-year contract in January, was suggested in reports earlier this week as unhappy at the Camp Nou. However, the captain has turned to his official Twitter account to clarify his position. "All reports that are being published are false. I'm only focusing on recovering and being fully fit for next season," posted Puyol on Wednesday morning.

Mourinho ignores unity calls, says Lopez is better than Casillas - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Mourinho raised eyebrows on Friday when he made a thinly veiled attack on goalkeeper Iker Casillas, whom he has dropped in favour of Diego Lopez, prompting club heavyweights Sergio Ramos and Pepe to speak out in support of their captain. The sense that all is not well has been heightened by speculation that Mourinho is poised to leave at the end of the season and the outspoken Portuguese has said little to contradict reports he is on his way back to Chelsea.

Mourinho distant from players - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
AS report that the Portuguese, who is speculated as in poor relations with members of the Madrid team ahead of an anticipated departure in the summer, has not spoken to the dressing room beyond technical instructions since the Champions League elimination to Borussia Dortmund.

Julio Baptista says Malaga players in dark over the club's future - ESPN FC
"We are waiting on them, the directors, to decide things internally and tell us what they are going to do with the club in the future," Baptista. "We must keep to the side of what happens internally. It is difficult, but we must keep away from non-sporting matters, and focus on playing and trying to win points. The most important thing is what we are able to do out on the pitch."

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