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FC Barcelona News: 26 February 2015; Sergio Busquets Extends Contract till 2019, Preparations Begin for Granada Match

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Sergio Busquets extends contract till 2019 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have reached agreement with Sergio Busquets to extend his contract with the Club until June 30th 2019, with an option for a further year after that. The contract will be signed on Friday lunchtime in the Club offices at the Camp Nou

Suárez's first brace for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez scored two in a game for the first time since he joined the Club. The Uruguayan has now bagged 4 goals in the Champions League this season, second only to Messi who has scored eight. Suarez also scored against Apoel (0-4) and Paris Saint Germain (3-1).

Messi's great performance in Manchester in detail | FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi put in a complete performance against Manchester City. Aside from the penalty, an excellent save by Joe Hart, the Argentine showed that even though he is the all time top scorer in the Champions League and is second top scorer this season with eight goals, he not only shines in this area of the game. He played an important role in both Luis Suárez’s goals and was a constant threat to the home side’s defence.

Preparations for Granada game start | FC Barcelona
All available players were at the session, with Douglas taking part despite still not having the medical all clear and B team youngster Munir also present, as preparations began for Saturday’s league game away to Granada.

Granada hard to beat at home | FC Barcelona
With five draws and a win, none of the last six visitors have managed more than a goal, with draws against Almeria (0-0), Valencia (1-1), Getafe (1-1), Real Sociedad (1-1) and Athletic Club (0-0), as well as the win against Elche (1-0). Those results have helped Granada become the team with most draws in the competition - ten so far.

Barcelona and Lionel Messi need mental toughness for La Liga, UCL success - ESPN FC
Barcelona's valuable 2-1 away against Manchester City was proof that they have what it takes to go all the way in this season's Champions League if fully focused on the task in hand. Reassuringly, the Blaugranas looked like a completely different team from the one that struggled to break Malaga's back-line and walked away with a deserved 1-0 home defeat in their last La Liga game.

Martinez a pawn in Barca elections? | Football Espana
Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez could be pivotal in the forthcoming Barcelona elections as a promise from the Presidential candidates. Mundo Deportivo report that unnamed candidates to oppose Josep Maria Bartomeu will claim they will sign Martinez for Barca if they’re election bid is successful.

FC Barcelona sponsorship deal with Castle wins award in Africa | FC Barcelona
The sponsorship deal between FC Barcelona and SABMiller Group’s leading African beer brand Castle has been handed the prestigious Best African Sponsorship Award by Discovery Sports Industry Award. In making their decision, which was announced in Johannesburg on February 12, the judges took into account the importance of the fact that the agreement aimed to contribute to the development of sport in Africa.

Top 5 academy goals of the week | FC Barcelona
Another week and another top selection of goals scored by Barça youth teams on February 21 and 22 In this video, you can enjoy delights from Yerai (U12 D), Iker Bravo (U10 A), Eric Garcia (U14 A), Bilal Achiba (U10 A) and Sergio Gómez (U16 B). From dead ball situations to dramatic long range strikes and team moves in the purest of Barça styles, there’s a little bit of everything.

Leverkusen edge past Atletico in Champions League last-16 first leg | Sky Sports Football
The Bundesliga side took a 57th-minute lead through midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu’s fiercely struck effort. And despite Atletico substitute Fernando Torres having a second-half equaliser controversially ruled out, the visitors’ hopes of returning home to Madrid with a crucial away goal ended when midfielder Tiago Mendes was sent off 14 minutes from the end.

Sanchez Flores resigns as Getafe Coach | Football Espana
Quique Sanchez Flores has left his post as Getafe Coach after less than two months in the post. Super Deporte claims the departure is related to the decision to sell Sammir to Chinese side Jiangsu Sainty and the failure to add to the squad in January. Sanchez Flores replaced Cosmin Contra, who was hired by Chinese outfit Guangzhou in a joint deal with midfielder Michel, which earned Getafe in the region of €5m.

Sammir confirms Getafe exit | Football Espana
Sammir has confirmed he is to leave Getafe for a move to China, following former Coach Cosmin Contra and midfielder Michel. It had been mooted that the Croatia international would leave El Geta for Jiangsu Sainty and AS say the deal will go ahead for a €5m fee.

Spanish Football Federation hand out four-game bans to Granada 's Ivan Ramis and Levante's Youseff El-Arabi | Football News | Sky Sports
The players were sent off in the 79th minute of Levante's 2-1 home victory, and the Spanish Football Federation's competition committee has punished them for "violent conduct in an off-the-ball incident". El-Arabi will sit out Saturday's home match against Barcelona - a game you can see in full this Saturday on Sky Sports 5 - as well as the Primera Division encounters against Malaga, Rayo Vallecano and Eibar. Ramis, meanwhile, will miss games against Rayo, Eibar and Real Madrid.

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