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FC Barcelona News: 5 April 2014; Carles Puyol Included in 19 Player Squad to Face Real Betis

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Puyol in the 19 man squad for the Betis match | FC Barcelona
19 players are in the squad for the match against Betis to be played this Saturday, uncluding Carles Puyol. The Barça captain, who still has not received medical clearance, trained with the team this Friday, and has been called up for the game.

Martino: "We're just focussed on Betis" | FC Barcelona
Gerardo Martino is only thinking about Betis. The Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid is forgotten about, at least until Sunday. "Our whole focus is on Betis. It is the most important game and one that could allow us to stay alive in La Liga", the coach stated

Barça v Betis, guaranteed goals | FC Barcelona
Barça-Betis on Saturday promises goals. So say the stats from this year and also the past ten matches between the two teams at the Camp Nou. Gerardo Martino's team are the top scorers in la Liga with 89 goals. Betis, however, are the second team with most goals against (61).

Neymar always looks for fouls, says Pele -
"I think Neymar looks to create fouls and situations that aren't there," Pele told ESPN. "He also had the same problem at Santos. "He has improved a lot in that aspect, though, because things are different in Europe. Football is a harder, more physical game in Europe. It's a great experience for him to grow as a player."

Is youth the future for bruised Barcelona? by Sid Lowe - ESPN FC
It makes them look like they think that they can ignore the rules and refuse responsibility for their actions. Barcelona issued a statement, but while it contained 14 points, the point was not among them. Nowhere did they deny breaking the rules. They could not. They knowingly broke the rules. As stated in their 10th point, they thought it was the rules that had to change, not them.

Manchester United will play Real Madrid in a friendly in Michigan in the summer | Sky Sports
The friendly is part of the 2014 International Champions Cup and continues United's push to build the club's brand in the United States. United and Real Madrid last met in the 2012-13 season, with the Spaniards winning 3-2 on aggregate in the Champions League last 16, and the teams could still play each other in this season's competition.

Real Madrid's Jese suffers recovery setback - ESPN FC
"Real Madrid player Jese Rodriguez will shortly travel to the Hessingpark-Clinic in Augsburg to undergo a medical revision with Dr Ulrich Boenisch after inflammation was detected in the operated knee, as well as a fever,'' a club statement confirmed.

Osasuna's survival hopes aided |
Osasuna improved their prospects of staying in the Primera Division on Friday night with a 2-1 victory at fellow strugglers Almeria. Both teams headed into the game in the bottom three, and it was the visitors who clinched the points which saw them leap out of the drop zone and to the relative security of 14th place.