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FC Barcelona News: 7 February 2014; Sergi Roberto Celebrates Birthday, Martin Montoya Close to New Contract

Happy 22nd, Sergi!
Happy 22nd, Sergi!
Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

Training focus switches to Seville game | FC Barcelona
Following the 2-0 win over Real Sociedad, the squad’s focus switches back to the league, with the preparations for the visit to Seville on Sunday starting in this morning’s training session. Tata Martino put his players through their paces at Pitch Number 1 at the Ciutat Esportiva, with those players who featured last night doing recovery work.

Facts and figures from the Real Sociedad game | FC Barcelona
Sergio Busquets has now scored 11 goals since he made his debut in 2008 and Wednesday’s was his first in the Cup, having previously scored 5 in the Lliga, 4 in the Champions League and 1 in the World Club Cup. Busquets has already scored more goals this season -3 than in any other season.

Neymar visits the Club Museum | FC Barcelona
The best way to know the history of the Club, its singularity and importance is to visit the Museu del FC Barcelona. Neymar Jr has done just that and now he not only knows what it’s like to score at the Camp Nou, but also what it means to be a player at a Club with 115 years of history ."It was a lovely moment to experience", explained the Brazilian , after his visit to the Museum accompanied by its director Jordi Penas, a few friends and his son.

Have you seen Neymar’s latest juggling skills? | FC Barcelona
The Brazilian having fun in training as he continues to display his amazing ball skills

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho aiming for Barcelona return - ESPN FC
The midfielder sustained a muscle injury in training on Sunday and missed Monday’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea as a result. However, the Brazil international has revealed he will only be sidelined for 15 days, meaning he faces a race against time to be fit to face the Spanish champions at the Etihad Stadium on Feb. 18 -- 16 days after he first picked up the problem.

Liverpool Defender Target Set to Snub Reds and Commit to Barcelona
Liverpool are set to suffer a huge setback in the pursuit of Barcelona right-back Martin Montoya as the Spanish international is reportedly ready to sign a four-year extension with the Catalan side. The 22-year-old defender has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in recent months as his current contract at Barcelona is set to expire at the end of the season and the Reds were keen to secure his services on a free transfer next summer.

Referee Ayza Gámez handed a month in the 'freezer' |
Cadena Cope has reported that Spain’s Refereeing Technical Committee (CTA) has dropped referee Miguel Ángel Ayza Gámez for a month in the wake of his performance in Sunday’s draw between Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid, a match in which he showed a straight red card to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Premier League clubs vastly outspend European rivals - ESPN FC
The 20 members of England’s top flight had a net spend of 150 million euros, whereas the other four major leagues’ balance only amounted to 140 million euros, according to the Soccerex transfer review. France’s Ligue 1 clubs spent 53 million euros, Italy’s Serie A sides 42 million euros, Germany’s Bundesliga members 33 million euros and net outgoings in Spain’s La Liga only accounted for 12 million euros.

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