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FC Barcelona News: 27 August 2013; Lionel Messi Resumes Training, Adriano Correia Doubtful for Wednesday

Denis Doyle

Messi back in training with the squad | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi was back in training with the rest of the squad this lunchtime after being rested as a precautionary measure for the game against Malaga, following the bruised thigh he suffered against Atletico Madrid last Wednesday.

Sergio Busquets to sign new contract this Tuesday | FC Barcelona
Sergio Busquets will sign a contract renewal this Tuesday lunchtime which will keep him at the Club until June 30th 2018, with an option of a further year. His buy-out clause is set at 150 million Euros. The signing will take place at the Club offices at 13.30 on Tuesday.

Adriano a doubt for Wednesday | FC Barcelona
Tests carried out this morning have confirmed that Adriano has a hamstring strain in his right thigh. The Club's medical service will assess his progress before confirming his availbility for Wednesday's game.

Adriano, expert in breaking open defences | FC Barcelona
A full back’s job may not be to score goals, but Adriano has an attacking mentality that leads him to shoot on sight and as Malaga found to their cost on Sunday night, he’s not only able to work his way into the box, he’s also got a lethal long range shot on him.

Barca coach Martino breaking Neymar in gently - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Coach Gerardo Martino has left the Brazil forward on the bench until the final half hour of all three of the Spanish champions' competitive games this term following his close-season move from Santos for 57 million euros. He netted the equaliser in last Wednesday's Super Cup first leg at the Calderon with a fine header to secure a 1-1 draw, but was on the bench again for their 1-0 win over Malaga in La Liga on Sunday.

The last seven results at the Camp Nou against Atlético would give FC Barcelona the Super Cup title | FC Barcelona
Going by Barça’s track record against Atlético at the Camp Nou, the Blaugrana would "only" have to maintain the trend of recent results to win the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday. Barça have defeated Atlético in their last six league meetings at the Camp Nou and in their latest Copa del Rey showdown, which was in the 2008/09 season (2-1).

Xavi Hernández: "we have to take advantage of Neymar's goal in Madrid - it could give us the title"" | FC Barcelona
Xavi Hernández marked 15 years with the first team on August 19th and in an exclusive interview to BarçaTV and, the 33-year-old Catalan expressed his conviction that this season the Club, boosted by new signing Neymar, has a squad to once again win a historic treble of League, Cup and Champions League- "Barça always demand to win everything".

Kiko Femenía and FC Barcelona agree to part ways | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Kiko Femenía have agreed to rescind the player’s contract, which was due to expire on June 30 of 2014. The footballer, born in Alicante in 1991, signed a three-year contract with Barça in the summer of 2011 from Hércules.

Deco retires from football | FC Barcelona
Anderson Luis de Souza announced this Monday that he’s officially retiring from football. Deco is hanging up his boots after 17 successful years as a professional footballer. The player, born in Brazil but of Portuguese nationality, played for Barça for four seasons, where he won two Ligas, tow Spanish Super Cups and the Champions League.

Benzema guides Real Madrid past Granada - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Benzema latched onto the ball following some poor control from Cristiano Ronaldo to fire low past Roberto and score the only goal of the game in the 10th minute. But the hosts will feel they should have had a late penalty kick for a Casemiro challenge on Diego Buonanotte. Carlo Ancelotti again left Iker Casillas on the bench, with Diego Lopez taking his place in goal.

Real Madrid star Xabi Alonso goes under the knife | Sky Sports
A statement published on Madrid's official website read: "Xabi Alonso has had surgery on a fracture to the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot. The operation was conducted with as few invasive techniques as possible." No prognosis was offered by the capital club but the former Liverpool player, 31, is expected to be unavailable for at least a month.

QPR allow midfielder Stephane Mbia to join Sevilla on loan | Football News | Sky Sports
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has allowed midfielder Stephane Mbia to join Sevilla on a season-long loan. The 27-year-old arrived at Loftus Road from Marseille last summer for an undisclosed fee and went on to make 32 appearances last season.

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