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FC Barcelona News: 25 February 2014; Barça Pay €13.6 Million in Tax, Insist They Have Done Nothing Wrong

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Barcelona have paid an extra 13million euros in tax on Neymar deal | Football News | Sky Sports
Barcelona have paid an additional €13.6million to the Spanish authorities in regards to their signing of Neymar, but insist they have done nothing wrong. The Spanish courts confirmed last week that Barcelona had been charged with tax fraud as part of the signing of the Brazil forward from Santos.

FC Barcelona defend the legality of Neymar's signing | FC Barcelona
He added that he expects to recover the 13.5 million euros at the conclusion of the legal proceedings: "We are in the right. We are convinced that the money we paid to the Tax Agency, in order to avoid complicating the issue further, will be returned to the Club."

From Les Corts to the courts: the Neymar case and what it means for Barcelona -
The case continues. When Sandro Rosell stepped down as president of Barcelona and new man Josep Maria Bartomeu publically revealed the details of Neymar's troublesome transfer from Santos last year, it briefly looked like all would die down at Camp Nou. Far from it.

It all comes down to confidence says Alexis Sánchez | FC Barcelona
Despite facing fierce competition in attack, Alexis Sánchez is enjoying his highest scoring season since coming to Barça in the summer of 2011. Only Messi (26) has a higher tally than the Chileans (17). The 25-year-old is feeling more mature and confident than ever. Martino knows what he wants from him, and he delivers.

Final thirteen games to decide the title | FC Barcelona
With 13 league games to go, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid make up the top three in La Liga, with just three points separating them and three games between the three still to play – in weeks 26, 29 and 38.

On this day... 1912: The Philippines striker Paulino Alcántara made his first team debut | FC Barcelona
1912: The Philippines striker Paulino Alcántara made his first team debut.The Philippines striker Paulino Alcántara (the Club’s leading all time goal scorer with 369 goals) made his first team debut in a Catalan Cup game between Barça and Català. The 15-year-old debutant scored a hat trick.

Fifteen new penyes join the Barça family: Kenya, Australia, Spain and Indonesia | FC Barcelona
The Board approved the applications of fifteen new penyes this Monday: seven Catalan, five from the rest of the Spanish State and three international clubs – from Kenya, Australia and Indonesia.

Thousands of Barça fans take part in the Catalonia Tourism competition in China | FC Barcelona
The ‘Action Barcelona’ competition organised by Catalonia Tourism, Tencent Sport, Qatar Airways and FC Barcelona has successfully completed the first two phases of selection and 50 Chinese Barça fans have been chosen from the more than 10,000 initial participants who sent in their photos and videos and took part in a quiz to test their knowledge of Barça and Catalonia.

Le Monde forced to pay Madrid 300,000 euros - ESPN FC
Spain's supreme court has ordered French newspaper Le Monde to pay Real Madrid 300,000 euros ($410,000) in damages for linking the football club to a notorious doping doctor. The court also ordered Le Monde to pay Barcelona 15,000 euros ($20,600) in damages for associating it with Eufemiano Fuentes.

Late miss costs Espanyol dear |
Goals either side of half-time from Moises and Jeremy Perbet set the Yellow Submarine on a course to claim their first win in three attempts before substitute Jhon Cordoba halved the deficit. Espanyol, who had won their two previous games, missed several chances to force the draw from open play and their fate was sealed when visiting goalkeeper Asenjo kept Garcia's penalty out at the death.

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