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FC Barcelona News: 11 March 2014; 23 Players Train Ahead of Manchester City Clash, Bartomeu Talks About Neymar Case

David Ramos

All 23 available first team players train | FC Barcelona
All of the 23 available first team players trained at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper this morning in the squad's first session of a week that includes thE visits of Manchester City on Wednesday (8,45 pm CET) and Osasuna on Sunday(5.00 pm CET).

FC Barcelona-Manchester City three weeks later: How the teams come into the Champions League match at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Three weeks have passed since the first leg of the Champions League knock-out tie between Manchester City and FC Barcelona. Since then, Manchester City and Barça have played three matches apiece with varying degrees of success.

Touré Yayá, latest to return to the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Touré Yayá is coming back to the Camp Nou this Wednesday, three and a half seasons after his last game in a Barça shirt, the Barça v Valladolid game that sealed the League Title in the 2009/10 season. Touré, one of the main Manchester City stars, played three seasons for FC Barcelona (2007-10), and won two League Titles, one Champions League, one Spanish Cup, one World Club Cup, one European Supercup, and one Spanish Supercup.

Sergio Agüero: 4 goals in 11 games against FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Sergio Agüero is no stranger to playing FC Barcelona. Although he missed the Champions League game at the Etihad Stadium through injury, the City striker played eleven league and cup games, and started nine, against the Catalans while he was at Atlético Madrid. Three years later, and Wednesday brings him another chance to test himself against the best team in the world.

Magical night for Barcelona-based City fans | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona host Manchester City at the Camp Nou on Wednesday (8.45 PM CET), and asked four City fans that live in Barcelona how it feels to have their beloved team coming to their adopted city, and whether they still think they have a chance of making it into the next round of the Champions League.

Manuel Pellegrini believes in Manchester City's chances of progressing to the quarter-finals | FC Barcelona
In an interview conducted days prior to the second leg of the Champions League knock out round at the Camp Nou, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini sat down with to give his impressions on the upcoming showdown with FC Barcelona.

Barça and City both aim to keep clean sheets | FC Barcelona
Both Manchester City and Barça share a common objective on Wednesday night – keeping a clean sheet. Barça will be looking to build on their great win at the Etihad, whist City know another goal for their hosts would really harm any hopes of a quarter final berth.

Alexis Sánchez reckons league hopes still alive | FC Barcelona
Alexis Sánchez spoke to the media after training on Monday about Saturday’s defeat in Valladolid and how it has affected the team’s hopes for the rest of the season. "It was a strange game, but we have to put it behind us now and not feel sorry for ourselves. We have to be positive because we have an important game ahead". Alexis claimed that Martino had made it clear to the players: "forget the Valladolid game and focus on City".

BBC Sport - Neymar case embarrassed Barcelona, says club president
Bartomeu added: "Barcelona acted in the proper way but if somebody thinks that there is damage to the name of Barcelona then there is damage to be repaired." Insisting the club had done nothing wrong, he added: "We are not happy with the situation but we will defend our club very strongly."

Samu the man for Malaga | Sky Sports Football
Samu fired the visitors ahead in the first half but Osasuna were handed some hope when Jesus Gamez was dismissed for a second booking just after the break. However, Javi Gracia's men failed to take the initiative and Nordin Amrabat doubled the lead to move Malaga above their opponents on goal difference, three points above the drop zone.

Cosmin Contra accepts head coach position at Getafe | Sky Sports
The Azulones made the managerial change following a dismal run of results of results which has seem them fall into the relegation dogfight. Saturday's 2-0 loss at rock-bottom Real Betis left Getafe a point above the drop zone and without a league win since November.

Rayo Vallecano stun Real Sociedad 3-2 to boost survival hopes | Sky Sports Football
Sixth-placed Sociedad took the lead inside two minutes when a devilish free-kick from Ruben Pardo was glanced in by Inigo Martinez. Vallecano's response was instant as Joaquin Larrivey was barged over in the area by Jose Angel after just four minutes and he got up to send the goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Atletico Madrid and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois rejects false Real Madrid links - ESPN FC
The player himself told AS that he had not made any agreement with any club about his future. "It is totally false," Courtois said. "I have not been able to say anything like that to Miguel Angel Gil, because it is not true. I have no agreement with any club. Everyone knows I have a contract with Chelsea and that I am happy at Atletico."

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