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FC Barcelona News: 27 February 2014; Tata Martino Suspended for One Game, Lionel Messi Wins Aldo Rovira Award

Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

Leo Messi picks up the Aldo Rovira award for the third time | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi received, this morning before training, the Aldo Rovira award for the season 2012/13. This annual prize is awarded by a jury composed of directors and heads of sports in the Catalan media. It's the third time that Messi has won the award. The Argentinian star had already won it in the seasons 2009/10 and 2010/11. The winner of the last edition was French player Éric Abidal.

Gerardo Martino, suspended for one match | FC Barcelona
Gerardo Martino will not be allowed to sit on the bench, at the Camp Nou, this Sunday, for the game against Almeria (9.00PM), as he has been suspended for one match by the Competition Committee. It's worth remembering that the Argentinian coach was sent off at the half-time break in the League match against Real Sociedad, in Anoeta.

Xavi Hernández: "We have to be positive" | FC Barcelona
"Everything is at stake and we have to be positive". They are the two concepts that Xavi reiterated in his press conference. The second captain stood up after the painful defeat by Real Sociedad, that put Barça three points behind in the title chase.

More Intimate Alexis: "I won't use the word ‘cachai’ any more" | FC Barcelona
In the first part of his interview at Alexis Sánchezfocussed mostly on footballing aspects, and now we see his more persoanl side. Despite his well known shyness, the Barça forward is relaxed and spontaneous when talking about personal things.

Eleven new faces at training | FC Barcelona
The training session this Wednesday morning saw the multiple presence of players from Barça B and Junior A teams. Gerardo Martino called up 11 new faces for the week's second training sesssion. Taking part in the session were three Barça B players (Patric, Planas and Grimaldo) and eight from Junior A (Godswill, Enguene, Kaptoum, Roger Riera, Tarín, Juan Antonio, Juanma and Jordi Ortega).

Neymar's latest ball handling skills | FC Barcelona
It's worth noting that the Brazilian, who just started his FC Barcelona career this summer, has scored a total of 11 goals in all competitions: seven in La Liga, three in the Champions League and one in the Copa del Rey.

Best goals at the weekend from the youth teams | FC Barcelona
Last weekend the youth teams left us with five great goals that should not go unnoticed.The goals from Iker Merino (Benjamin A), Miqui Puerto (Cadet B), Monchu (Cadet B), Munir El Haddadi (Junior A) and Toni Caravaca (Benjamin A), are the five goals chosen.

"It's an honour for FC Barcelona to have this agreement with Intel," says Josep Maria Bartomeu | FC Barcelona
Josep Maria Bartomeu stopped by the Intel stand at the Mobile World Congress this Wednesday. The FC Barcelona president said that it’s "an honour for Barça to have this agreement with Intel" and that the deal "is satisfactory for both parties."

Real Madrid close to last eight after cruising to victory at Schalke | Sky Sports Football
The nine-time winners had only won once before in 25 trips to Germany but victory was never in doubt at the Veltins-Arena with Real's most potent attacking weapons coming to the fore. Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo all scored twice as an insatiable Madrid left Schalke requiring a miracle at the Bernabeu in three weeks' time despite Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scoring the goal of the night in time added-on.

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