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FC Barcelona News: 25 May 2014, Barcelona B Lose to Sporting Gijon, Gerard Deulofeu Called Up by Spain

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Gerard Deulofeu called up for Spain friendly | FC Barcelona
Gerard Deulofeu has been called up for Spain’s World Cup warm up game against Bolivia on May 30 in Seville. The Barça winger wasn’t named in Del Bosque’s provisional 30 man squad for Brazil, but the Spain boss revealed: "I have a lot of confidence in him. He did very well at Everton and he could be a good solution if somebody gets injured".

Josep Maria Bartomeu appointed to the UEFA professional football strategy council | FC Barcelona
The President of FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has been appointed to the UEFA Professional Football Strategy Council until its current mandate expires in 2015. The appointment was made during a meeting of the ECA (European Club Association) in Lisbon, coinciding with the Champions League final.

Sporting Gijón v Barça B: Narrow defeat in the Molinón (1-0) | FC Barcelona
Barça B were defeated by just the one goal (Jony) on Saturday against Sporting Gijón in the Molinón. Barça B produced a battling if lacklustre performance in the second half but it wasn’t enough to prevent a second away defeat on the bounce, though the team maintains its place near the top of the table.

Gareth Bale helps Real Madrid defeat Atletico Madrid | Sky Sports Football
Gareth Bale helped secure UEFA Champions League glory for Real Madrid as his extra-time header broke Atletico Madrid's hearts in a 4-1 defeat at Lisbon's Estadio da Luz. Bale, signed for a world record £86million from Tottenham last summer, indelibly wrote his name into Real folklore with the goal that took the team towards 'La Decima' - the club's 10th European Cup triumph.

Thibaut Courtois says Diego Simeone has been key to Atletico Madrid's success | Football News | Sky Sports
On-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois thinks Diego Simeone's man-management skills have been the key to Atletico Madrid's excellent form this season. Atletico head into their Champions League final clash with arch-rivals Real in Lisbon in confident mood after ending their 18-year wait for the La Liga title earlier this month.