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FC Barcelona News: 11 February 2014; Neymar Trains With the Team, Barça Look to Repair Relationship with Johan Cruyff

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Neymar trains with the rest of the squad | FC Barcelona
Neymar took an important step towards his return to the first team this morning when he joined in training with the rest of the squad for the first time since his knee injury. Last week, the Brazilian was back in training, but worked apart from the rest of the players on his recovery.

Barcelona are talking to Cruyff, reveals Bartomeu -
"We have been in contact with people close to Cruyff," he said at a press conference to announce some changes in the club's board structure on Monday. "We will keep talking. He is a very important person for us and for this club. Little by little, things will return to normal."

Facts and figures from the Seville game | FC Barcelona
Barça re-took top spot in the league with the win over Seville, as Atletico Madrid lost in Almeria to leave both level with Real Madrid on 57 points. Barça’s +46 goal difference is five better than Real Madrid (+41) with Atletico on +40. Below we look at some of the facts and figures arising from the win at the Sanchez Pijuan.

The Espai Barça is economically viable says Bartomeu | FC Barcelona
Firstly, Bartomeu said that many Club members expressed their "support for the creation of the Espai Barça." At the same time he admitted that he’s noticed "the concern over how this strategic project will be funded." He was clear that "the Espai Barça is economically viable and absolutely necessary."

Restructuring of the Board of Directors | FC Barcelona
The Board of Directors have approved a restructuring of the Board that gives certain directors new responsibilities. President Josep Maria Bartomeu revealed the changes during a press conference held this Monday afternoon: "These changes are borne our of necessity to renew our energy and to increase the services that the directors employ for the Club."

Two recent friendlies against City that ended in defeat | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Manchester City open their Champions League last 16 tie at the Etihad on Tuesday February 18 and the match will be the first time the two clubs have met in an official match, although they have played six friendlies over the years.

FC Barcelona join the LFP's anti-piracy campaign | FC Barcelona
This Monday Miguel Cardenal, president of the Superior Sports Council (CSD), and Javier Tebas, president of the National Professional Football League, unveiled the anti-piracy campaign titled "When you engage in piracy, you hurt your team." The campaign is designed to curb fraudulent viewing of audiovisual materials relating to the LFP and it aims to remind fans that piracy seriously damages the interests of their favourite clubs.

Indonesia, the first country to reach 5 million Barça Facebook fans | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s official Facebook has 5 million fans in Indonesia, making the country the largest in terms of the Club’s 54.1 million global, representing 10% of the Club’s fans on the world’s largest social network where Barça are the biggest sporting entity.

Atlético Madrid stunned by Almería, and the refereeing Texeira brothers |
The league has not been this close this late in the season for 21 years; with 15 matches left, all three teams are on 57 points. On Saturday morning, Atlético were top. On Saturday night, Real Madrid were top. And on Sunday night Barcelona were top. Top of the bill though were Texeira I and Texeira II: The Referee Returns.

Atletico Madrid suffering injury crisis - ESPN FC
Injury worries are mounting for Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, with Tiago Mendes, David Villa and Thibaut Courtois all sidelined with various problems. Midfielder Tiago is out for four weeks with a knee injury suffered in Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Almeria, while goalkeeper Courtois and attacker Villa are serious doubts for Tuesday’s Copa del Rey semifinal second leg at home to Real Madrid.

Celta and Athletic share points |
Athletic Bilbao consolidated their position in the fourth Champions League spot as they clung on for a Primera Division point in a goalless draw at in-form Celta Vigo. Estadio Balaidos has become something of a fortress of late for Celta, who have won four of their last five games there. And though they went close on numerous occasions in the first half - notably when Charles hit the post just before half-time - they could not find a way past Athletic, who took their lead over fifth-placed Villarreal to four points.

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