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FC Barcelona News: 12 August 2014; Marc-Andre ter Stegen Suffers Back Injury, Jeremy Mathieu Medically Cleared

David Ramos

Ter Stegen injury confirmed | FC Barcelona
After tests this morninng at the Club, the FC Barcelona Medical Services have confirmed the back injury suffered in trainnig on Monday by Marc-André ter Stegen. Ter Stegen will be given specific recovery work over the next few training sessions.

Jérémy Mathieu gets medical OK | FC Barcelona
Jérémy Mathieu was given the medical OK to resume normal training this morning after a week or so working with the other injured players following a slight hamstring twinge last week. The Frenchman missed last week’s friendlies against Napoli and Helsinki after making his debut in the match against Nice and is now once again available for Luis Enrique as he prepares for next Monday’s Gamper.

Andrés Iniesta, total faith in Luis Enrique | FC Barcelona
This Monday, Andrés Iniesta has attended an event organised by brewer Estrella Damm at the Barcelona Swimming Club, where he also gave a press conference. Asked about how things are going under Luis Enrique, he replied that "nothing has changed, just that it’s a different coach with new ideas. It’s a matter of adapting and doing what the coach thinks is best to get the team to work".

Barcelona balance with Luis Suarez Neymar and Lionel Messi concerns Johan Cruyff - ESPN FC
Calling them "fantastic players," he added: "I don't know if the team won't end up unbalanced." Cruyff also reflected on Barca's other summer deals, with Thomas Vermaelen most recently joining the likes of Jeremy Mathieu and Ivan Rakitic at the Camp Nou.

Barça's visit to Helsinki - the inside view | FC Barcelona
This fifteen minute video follows Luis Enrique's side in Helsinki for their fourth pre-season friendly

Inside view: Vermaelen's presentation | FC Barcelona
Thomas Vermaelen is here at Barça. Here’s your chance to enjoy a nine-minute video with exclusive behind-the-scenes images of the Belgian’s first day at the club. Watch as he signs his contract, steps onto the Camp Nou in his new kit and then gives a press conference. Moments that the player will be cherish forever, and that you too can now share.

Milan clubs after Song - report | Football Espana
Both Milan clubs are thought to have shown an interest in Alex Song, but the Barcelona midfielder wants a return to England. The Cameroon international is seen as surplus to requirements at Camp Nou after a difficult two years at the club. The 26-year-old joined the Blaugrana from Arsenal in 2012 but has failed to establish himself under any of the Coaches that have been in charge.

Players tunnel gets facelift | FC Barcelona
The players tunnel at the Camp Nou has been given a stunning new facelift with an innovative design featuring images of the fans and messages of support representing the passion and excitement in the stands at the start of every game. The new tunnel has been painted with an equally innovative process, featuring graffiti styles and the Barça colours using more than 50 different sprays, brushes and felt tip pens.

Productive week for FC Barcelona B | FC Barcelona
Munir, Suárez, Ondoa, Joel Huertas, Maxi Rolón and Godswill have all been made permanent members of the B team, and there have also been five new signings in Diagné, Gumbau, Juan Cámara, Javier Fernández and Alen Halilovic. "All of these players are adapting perfectly to our idea of playing" said Eusebio.

UEFA Super Cup preview: Team news as Real Madrid face Sevilla | Sky Sports Football
James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos will line up for Real Madrid in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup clash with Sevilla in Cardiff. The Spanish rivals go toe-to-toe on Tuesday after winning the two European competitions last season, with Madrid lifting the Champions League for the first time since 2002 while Sevilla won the Europa League for the third time in nine years.

Lucas Orban joins Valencia from Bordeaux - ESPN FC
Valencia have signed Argentina international Lucas Orban from Bordeaux. Left-back Orban, who has won one cap for his country, has joined the Spanish club on a five-year deal. The 25-year-old comes in following the departures of defensive trio Jeremy Mathieu, Aly Cissokho and Philippe Senderos.

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