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FC Barcelona News: 27 April 2014; Three Days of Mourning Announced, Barça B Dedicate Win to Tito Vilanova

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A gesture seen all across Spanish football pitches yesterday
A gesture seen all across Spanish football pitches yesterday
Denis Doyle

Three days of mourning for Tito Vilanova | FC Barcelona
The Club has decreed three days of mourning following the death on Friday of Tito Vilanova. The flags at the stadium, the Ciutat Esportiva, other Club installations and the old Masia – where Tito stayed as a young foottballer -have been at half mast since Friday .

Unanimous recognition for Tito Vilanova | FC Barcelona
The respectful silence, only broken by the classical music playing in the background and the sound of the cameras from the gathered press, accompanied President Josep Maria Bartomeu, vice-president Jordi Mestre, first team captains Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernández, Víctor Valdés and Andrés Iniesta, football director Andoni Zubizarreta, manager Tata Martino and the rest of the first team players and the Board of Directors as they congregated to bid farewell to the late Tito Vilanova.

Guardiola: "The profound sorrow I have will accompany me for the rest of my life" | FC Barcelona
After Bayern Munich’s victory over Weder Bremen (5-2), Pep Guardiola held a press conference in which he remembered his friend Tito Vilanova: "I want to express my condolences on behalf of my family to his father, Joaquín, his mother, María Rosa, to Montse, his wife, and to his children, Carlota and Adrià."

Open letter from the president to all Barcelonistas | FC Barcelona
I want to address all those who love Barça, because it is part of us and makes us feel alive. In moments of joy for the successes, but also, and perhaps especially, in hard and sad moments of defeat and in the moments when news that shatters the heart hits, as is the news of the tragic death of Tito Vilanova.

Villarreal - FC Barcelona: Fight to the end | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona sustained one of the most painful blows the Club has ever taken in its more than 100-year history when news of Tito Vilanova’s death was made public. The man who was supposed to lead this team this season. The man who led FC Barcelona last season to the league title with a haul of 100 points. The man who assisted Pep Guardiola in the memorable era from 2008 to 2012.

Alex Song could be heading back to Arsenal as Barcelona exit looks likely - Mirror Online
Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song is eyeing a return to the Premier League after being told he can leave Barcelona this summer, writes Tom Hopkinson in the Sunday People . The 26-year-old Cameroon international has a year left on his contract at the Nou Camp and there are no plans to offer him a new deal.

Las Palmas - Barça B: Se amplía la racha de victorias (0-2) | FC Barcelona (Note: article in Spanish)
De menos a más. El Barça B ha completado una evolución en línea ascendente para sumar su cuarta victoria consecutiva, esta vez en el campo del Las Palmas. Se ha pasado del dominio de los canarios en el acierto barcelonista. Los azulgranas han aprovechado el error en el lanzamiento de penalti de Momo para sentenciar el encuentro con dianas de Espinosa y Munir, el tramo final.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Real Madrid's win over Osasuno - ESPN FC
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two long-range goals to help Real Madrid rout Osasuna 4-0 on Saturday and stay in the title chase in La Liga, despite resting several first-choice players for their European clash at Bayern Munich. With Gareth Bale recovering from the flu and Karim Benzema on the bench, all of Madrid's attack went through Ronaldo on the left flank.

Sociedad book Euro spot | Sky Sports Football
Real Sociedad booked their place in the Europa League for next season as they rubbed in the misery for Real Betis, who learned of their relegation before kick-off. Getafe's 1-0 win over Malaga earlier in the afternoon had sealed their fate, leaving this match to be played out in a subdued atmosphere at the Estadio Manuel Ruiz de Lopera as Betis fell to a 23rd defeat of a miserable season, losing 1-0.

Rayo see off 10-man Granada | Sky Sports Football
Rayo Vallecano continued their march up the Primera Division table as a second-half blitz earned them a 3-0 win at 10-man Granada. The hosts had Yacine Brahimi sent off soon after the break for a second yellow card and moments later Atletico Madrid loanee Saul Niguez broke the deadlock with a 30-yard strike.

Ten-man Getafe get job done | Sky Sports Football
Getafe survived having Ciprian Marica sent off in the first half to beat Malaga 1-0 and record their first home win in five months, relegating Real Betis in the process. The Romanian striker provided the assist for the only goal of the game, scored by Adrian Colunga, but then foolishly picked up a second caution before the break.