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FC Barcelona News: 2 August 2013; Cristian Tello Renews Contract, Jonathan dos Santos Injures Quadriceps

David Ramos

Tello extends contract till 2017/18 | FC Barcelona
Cristian Tello has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Club until June 30 2018 and contains a buyout clause of 25 million Euros . The Catalan winger played 34 games last season, scoring 8 goals after signing his first contract as a first team players last December.

Dos Santos out of the Gamper | FC Barcelona
Jonathan dos Santos will miss the Gamper against Santos. The Barça midfielder has pulled the quadriceps in his right leg and will have to sit out the traditional season opener at the Camp Nou on Friday night. Also on the side-lines is Cristian Tello, who did recovery work on Friday morning.

Kick off times for first 2 league games confirmed | FC Barcelona
The kick off times for the first two weeks of the Spanish League have been announced and Tata Martino's team will open thier campaign at the Camp Nou on Sunday August 18th, when they play Levante at 19.00. Seven days later they will be in Malaga where they face Bernd Schuster's team at 21.00.

Dos Santos confirms Barca stay - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The Mexican was speculated as on his way out of the Camp Nou this summer in search of first team football, with La Real seen as having lined up a loan deal. However, on from meeting new Coach Gerardo Martino and reportedly being told by the Argentine that he figures in first team plans for the Catalans next season, the player has declared his happiness at staying.

Gamper Trophy- a showcase for the stars | FC Barcelona
Neymar da Silva will step out onto the Camp Nou pitch for the second time on Friday night, after first doing so in his presentation following his signing in June. This time, he’ll have the chance to show the home fans what he can do when he appears in the Joan Gamper Trophy against his old club Santos.

Broadcasters reach Liga deal - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
A provisional agreement for these three seasons was actually reached 12 months ago, but broke down this summer as relations between the two parties soured amid Mediapro’s claims of how much to charge Canal + for broadcasting the games.

Madrid ease past Galaxy in Phoenix - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Benzema, who was one of a number of players introduced at half-time as Ronaldo departed, made it two on 51 minutes with a neat finish. Nineteen-year-old Jose Villarreal ensured he would never forget the encounter with a stunning effort 12 minutes later to make things interesting, but France international Benzema swooped with his second with 16 minutes left on the clock to snuff out any hope the MLS side harboured of getting back into the game.

Ancelotti: Ronaldo 'to choose where he plays on the pitch' - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The Portugal international was deployed as a second striker, behind Kaka, in contrast to the previous two games against Lyon and Paris St Germain, in which he played in a more central role. This prompted speculation that Ancelotti was experimenting with a formation in preparation for the signing of Tottenham star Gareth Bale, who normally plays in a similar role to the Portuguese, on the left side of the attack behind the striker.

American schoolboy Joshua Pynadath joins Real Madrid academy - ESPN FC
Joshua Pynadath, 11, shone in a trial in Madrid earlier this year, with the club swiftly inviting him back. Now the Los Altos Hills youngster and his family will move to Madrid at the end of August, enabling him to spend a year with Real's Alevin A team.

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