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FC Barcelona News: 3 June 2013; Neymar Arrives in Barcelona, Will Be Presented at Camp Nou Later Today

David Ramos

Éric Abidal: "I’m leaving both happy and sad" | FC Barcelona
"I’m sad because I wanted to carry on, but happy because I have had six spectacular years at a Club who have always supported me and with fans who’ve shown their affection". Echoing his comments from Thursday’s press conference, Abidal again thanked the players, coaching staff and especially the medical staff and physios at the Club for the support they’ve given him.

Neymar is in Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Neymar has arrived in Barcelona. His flight from Rio de Janeiro touched down at El Prat at 13.02, and no sooner had he set foot on Catalan soil than he was transferred to the Camp Nou, the first time he has ever visited what will become his new home.

Schedule for Neymar’s first day at FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The Brazilian will arrive in Barcelona on Monday and will be presented in the Camp Nou at 18.15. After that, he’ll give his first press conference as a Barça player. The doors will open to fans and members at 16.00 and the player will be signing his contract at around 16.45

Neymar shines for Brazil in 2-2 draw with England | FC Barcelona
Neymar, who played the full 90 minutes, thrilled the Maracana crowd as he tormented the England defence with some good movement, delicate touches and incisive attacking play early on and only some great keeping form Hart kept the Barça man – playing alongside his new team mate Dani Alves – from opening the scoring.

Neymar/Messi could make Barca ill - ESPN FC
Obviously this is a young man of talent. Extreme talent. It's a fact that other important clubs wanted to sign him. Perhaps, given the fact that worthwhile people -- including players from the Brazil national team and his former coach at Santos -- say Neymar's a good, serious pro, he'll fit in well at Barcelona, learn the rules and succeed.

All FC Barcelona’s 2012/13 league records | FC Barcelona
Biggest ever lead over second place team: Barça have never before won a league title by such a massive margin – their previous best in a three points for a win league was when they finished 13 points ahead of Madrid and Mallorca in the 1998/99 season. In leagues with two points for a win, the Club finished 10 points ahead in the 1984/85 and 1990/91 campaigns.

Official: Real Madrid complete €6,5m Carvajal deal -
Bayer Leverkusen have announced on their official website that Real Madrid have exercised their option to re-sign Daniel Carvajal for a set fee of €6.5 million. The right-back left Madrid for Leverkusen in the summer of 2012 for a €5m fee, but the Spanish giants insisted on including a buy-back clause when they let go of the 21-year-old, which they could activate in the three years after his transfer.

Real Madrid legends defeat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford -
Ruben de la Red scored a late goal for a Real Madrid legends team as they defeated their Manchester United counterparts 2-1 to win Sunday's charity game at Old Trafford. The match in Manchester aimed to raise funds for two charities - the MU Foundation and Unicef - and followed last year's reverse fixture at the Santiago Bernabeu which finished 3-2 to the Liga outfit.

Perez: Mourinho returning to Chelsea - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Perez told Sky Sports News that Mourinho was going back to Stamford Bridge, six years after the Premier League club sacked him. It is unclear on what authority Perez made the claim, as he would play no part in Mourinho's negotiations with Chelsea. The 66-year-old Perez was re-elected Real Madrid president unopposed on Sunday.

Palop off to Leverkusen | Football Espana
Sevilla goalkeeper Andres Palop has agreed a two-year deal with Bayer Leverkusen, reports AS. Palop, who will turn 40 in October, said goodbye to Los Nervionenses at the weekend after eight years at the Sanchez Pizjuan and was originally believed to have a verbal agreement to return to former club Valencia.

Piti set to leave Rayo - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"I think it was probably my last game here in Vallecas. I’ve been here a long time and it is a difficult decision, but that is the reality. A lot of things have happened and sometimes it’s good to have a change of scenery," the striker told a press conference. "It is a very hard decision for me. These decisions are not taken overnight and we now have days of talks ahead, but it sounds like a goodbye."

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