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FC Barcelona News: 20 February 2015; Training Complex Renamed to Camp Tito Vilanova, Lionel Messi Delighted

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Inauguration of Camp Tito Vilanova at the Ciutat Esportiva | FC Barcelona
This Friday morning in a simple and moving ceremony held at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, training pitch number one, where the first team habitually train, was officially renamed after Tito Vilanova. The Club, in an event attended by Tito's family and the players, thus honoured the man who was both an Academy player and the first-team coach. Tito died on April 25 2014.

Barcelona honour Tito Vilanova with training ground | Eurosport
The Catalan club announced on Friday that Field 1 of their Ciutat Esportiva training complex would be renamed Camp Tito Vilanova in remembrance of the trainer following defeat in his long-running battle with throat cancer at just 45.

First training session on Camp Tito Vilanova | FC Barcelona
Friday morning marked the inauguration of the newly named Field 1 at the Ciutat Esportiva, where the first team train daily. regularly. The field is now known as 'Camp Tito Vilanova' and today Barça trained there for the first time under the new name.

Leo Messi delighted with the way things are going | FC Barcelona
"We are working to win all of the titles at stake. We are Barça, and it is our duty to fight to win everything. We don’t want to end up empty handed like we did last season". "I think our attitude has changed since Anoeta. We’re hungrier. We take to the field in a different way. The team wanted to change things and we did that. It’s not that we weren’t trying in that game, but we just couldn’t get the right result".

Messi thriving under Luis Enrique's leadership - ESPN FC
The fantastic string of positive results has silenced the ongoing criticism that Luis Enrique had been receiving from the moment he returned to the Camp Nou. The Asturian realised early on that the pressures caused by being the most senior figure in the first-team coaching structure are certainly different from those that come by captaining the team on the pitch.

Adriano stresses team unity | FC Barcelona
Adriano Correia dealt with a wide range of subjects in his press conference after training this morning, touching on team mate Dani Alves’ situation, the team’s current run of good form and the upcoming Champions League game against Manchester City.

Messi and Agüero, parallel lives | FC Barcelona
Kun Agüero and Leo Messi will be two of the biggest stars of the forthcoming game between Manchester City and FC Barcelona in the last sixteen of the Champions League on February 24. This two-minute video compares the careers of the two international team-mates.

Alves agent laments Barca stance | Football Espana
The agent of Dani Alves has admitted that she would be loath to see the right-back leave Barcelona at the end of the season. The 31-year-old’s contract at Camp Nou expires this summer, and with no renewal currently forthcoming, his representative and former wife Dinorah Santa Ana has expressed her disappointment with the Catalans for not yet entering talks with his client.

FC Barcelona back Telefónica for future growth | FC Barcelona
FC Barcleona and Telefónica presented their sponsorship agreement, which will see the telecommunications company be a regional partner in Latin America, at a press conference at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper that was attended by vice president Javier Faus and the José Maria Álvarez-Pallete, Telefónica’s delegate councillor.

Unstoppable expansion of the FCBEscola | FC Barcelona
The FCB Escola project has enjoyed exponential growth over the last four years and now boasts 14 schools based in over 50 countries all over the five continents. There are schools which have an established relationship with the countries they are based in – such as those in Poland, India and Japan, and also newer ones which are quickly becoming better known, such as those in in Brazil, USA or Santa Domingo. The most recent schools in places such as Turkey and Morocco are also proving successful.

Luka Modric returns to Real Madrid training after three months out | Football News | Sky Sports
Luka Modric was able to train with his Real Madrid team-mates for the first time in three months as he nears a return from a thigh muscle tear. The club confirmed the Croatian midfielder took part in a session on Thursday along with those who didn't start Real's 2-0 win over Schalke in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.

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