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FC Barcelona News: 3 February 2015; Rayo Vallecano Game Kickoff Time Announced, Barcelona Release Statement

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FC Barcelona-Rayo will be on Sunday 8 March at 12.00pm (CET) | FC Barcelona
Match Day 26 in La Liga between Barça and Rayo Vallecano will take place on Sunday 8 March at 12.00pm (CET). It will be the first time that the blaugranes have played at midday local time this season, their last encounter with this particular kick off time came on 10 February 2013 when they beat Getafe at home 6-1.

FC Barcelona statement regarding Prosecutor's petition | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona wishes to express to its members its surprise, indignation and total disagreement with the public prosecutor’s petition for the Club and its former president Sandro Rosell to face trial for presumed misdemeanors in the transfer of the player Neymar da Silva Santos Jr.

Spain prosecutor asks court to probe Barcelona president - ESPN FC
Spain's prosecutor is asking a National Court judge to investigate Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu in a case of alleged tax fraud in the signing of Brazil striker Neymar. In a statement Monday, prosecutor Jose Perals requests that judge Pablo Ruz probe Bartomeu and the club for allegedly defrauding the Tax Office of 2.8 million euros ($3.2 million).

Leo Messi getting off on the right foot | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi has never been so two-footed. This season, 12 of his 32 goals have been scored with his supposedly weaker foot. That’s already more than his previous best, ten in the 2009/10 season, and there are still four months of the campaign left to play.

Jordi Alba enjoying FC Barcelona's fine form | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona full back Jordi Alba attended a Regal event on Monday afternoon in the company of basketball captain Juan Carlos Navarro, and used the occasion to comment on how "we are playing at a very high level right now. We’ve won eight games in a row and the team dynamic is good. It’s always hard to maintain such a high standard of play and results, but we’ll try".

Ter Stegen: We have a chance in all three competitions | FC Barcelona
Marc-André ter Stegen was one of the first new faces at Barça for the 2014/15 season. With the season having reached the half way point, the German keeper talks to about how he is settling in at the club, his own particular style of play and the number 1 spot in between the posts at the Club.

Barcelona should offer Dani Alves new deal, says Eric Abidal - ESPN FC
Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal says the Catalan club should ensure that right-back Dani Alves does not leave the Camp Nou in the summer on a free transfer. Alves, 31, is out of contract in June and has yet to be offered an extension, despite Barca being unable to make any further signings until January 2016 due to a transfer ban.

3 February 1974: 16 games unbeaten | FC Barcelona
The game was as intense as they come, but Barça kept their record intact (they’d go on to complete 26 games unbeaten in the league). It all ended as it had started, 0-0, with the visitors fielding a team packed with names that have gone down in the annals of club history: Sadurní, Rifé, Gallego, De la Cruz, Torres, Juan Carlos, Rexach, Asensi, Cruyff, Sotil and Marcial.

Today in 1902: Samitier was born | FC Barcelona
One of the earliest and biggest Barça legends, also known as 'The Magician' and 'The Grasshopper' due to his style of play and his ability to stretch, Josep Samitier was a major key to the growth of football and, in particular, FC Barcelona. During his time with Barça, the team made enormous progress, from its style of play to the increase in fan interest.

Chinese winners of Action Barcelona get the full FC Barcelona experience | FC Barcelona
On Saturday they visited the Camp Nou Experience and on Sunday watched the game against Villarreal. Action Barcelona is a competition organised by the Catalan Tourist Board (ACT), Tencent Sport, Qatar Airways and FC Barcelona, and thousands of people entered the fourth edition to win a week in Catalonia including the chance to watch their favourite team in action at the Camp Nou.

Chelsea, Odegaard, Dortmund and the winners and losers of the January transfer window -
Valencia also demonstrated its new spending power with the acquisition of Enzo Perez from Benfica for around €25 million. That signing showed again the ability of Benfica to export talent for big money. The club also sold Bernardo Silva to Monaco, where he had been on loan, for around €15 million and remains top of the league.

Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela faces two months out after knee surgery | Sky Sports
Vela had to be substituted in La Real's 4-1 defeat at European champions Real Madrid at the weekend, and required immediate surgery. The Spanish club said Vela went under the knife on Monday to repair a "tear in the meniscus of his right knee".

Malaga beat Valencia 1-0 on Monday evening | Sky Sports Football
Samu Castillejo's first-half goal earned Malaga their first Primera Division win of 2015 as they beat Valencia 1-0. Castillejo headed home in the 25th minute to secure the hosts a 1-0 triumph at La Rosaleda,

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