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FC Barcelona News: 31 March 2014; 22 Players in Squad to Face Atletico Madrid, Victor Valdes Out for Seven Months

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Martino names 22-man-squad to face Atletico Madrid | FC Barcelona
Barça have named a 21-man-squad to face Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou on Tuesday evening, with Martino including Pedro – who missed training on Sunday with a tummy bug – and Alex Song – who missed the derby game with a calf injury. Only the injured Valdés, Cuenca and Dos Santo have not been called up for the game.

Víctor Valdés out for seven months | FC Barcelona
The Barça keeper has been operated on by doctors Ulrich Boenisch and Ricard Pruna in Augsburg (Germany) for the anterior cruciate ligament tear he suffered last week. The knee’s internal cartilage has been sewn up and the operation was concluded successfully. Valdes will be out of action for approximately seven months.

Two home games this week | FC Barcelona
The team are entering the business end of the season and the first week of April sees two big games, with the visit of Atletico Madrid on Tuesday for the first leg of the Champions League quarter finals (8.45 pm CET), with another key league game against Betis on Saturday(6.00 pm CET), before the second leg in Madrid next week.

When and where to watch the Champions League match between FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid | FC Barcelona
Tuesday night's game at the Camp Nou is one of the biggest games of the season, and here's a guide to TV channels showing the game around the world. If the game isn't being shown in your country or region, remember that you can listen to live commentary in English on Radio Barça and the international web sites.

Messi's first goal at Cornellà-El Prat | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi scored his first ever goal at Cornellà-El Prat, meaning that the only place in the first division where he has yet to find the net is Elche. The Argentinian has scored 17 goals in his last 12 matches, getting at least one goal in every one of those apart from the 1-0 loss at Valladolid.

Dani Alves focused on Barcelona amid move speculation | Sky Sports
Dani Alves remains focused on the present as speculation suggests that clubs across Europe are chasing his signature. The Brazilian full-back has spent the last six years at La Liga giants Barcelona, helping them to 16 major titles. He is, however, facing an uncertain future, with his current contract set to expire in 2015.

An Asian love story at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
The young Chinaman, who was in Barcelona after winning the trip in a competition promoting Barça and Catalonia in his home country, offered his partner, Liu Panqiu, an engagement ring, which she emotionally accepted with tears in her eyes.

Real Madrid Sami Khedira is nearing a shock early return from his serious knee injury - ESPN FC
Germany international Khedira, 26, looked set to miss the entire season when he tore knee ligaments on international duty last November, but he could now be back to help Madrid’s challenge for La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, and also play a part for his country at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

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