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FC Barcelona News: 5 February 2015; Barca Deficit Back to Four Points, Neymar Celebrates Birthday

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Squad begin preparations for Bilbao | FC Barcelona
With Neymar celebrating his 23rd birthday, Luis Enrique was able to call on all of his available players, with Dani Alves and Douglas working apart from the rest of the group and Munir, Sandro, Adama, Halilovic, Cámara and Samper from Barça B also taking part.

Neymar is 23: Happy birthday! | FC Barcelona
Neymar celebrates his 23rd birthday today in tip top form after scoring five goals in his last three matches, against Atlético in the Cup and against Elche and Villarreal in the league. FC Barcelona want to celebrate this special day with exclusive content that will be shared on the Club’s social networks at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine.

Piqué says team are high on confidence and have grand expectations | FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué and Neymar, two of the stars of the new advert for Qatar Airways, answered question about the blaugranes’ current situation in Doha where they were attending the presentation of the new video. "We have been in good shape in the last seven or eight matches, we are in good form in the league and the Cup, we have won a lot of games and generates expectation and confidence," said the Barça centre back.

Qatar Airways and FC Barcelona present the new advert | FC Barcelona
Qatar Airways and FC Barcelona have officially launched their new marketing campaign supporting the three-year partnership between the airline and the Club at a joint press conference held in Doha, Qatar.

Barcelona Camp Nou could incorporate 'Qatar Airways' name - ESPN FC
Negotiations over a new deal are currently under way, and Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, said the company "have the same values" as Barca. He added: "Everything is a possibility for our company, we're open to surprises and one of these could be connected to the name of the Camp Nou."

Former FC Barcelona coach Udo Lattek passes away | FC Barcelona
Udo Lattek, FC Barcelona coach between 1981 and 1983, has died at the age of 80 in Germany. Lattek arrived at the Club in the summer of 1981 after great success in his homeland as coach of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Borrusia Möchengladbach. In 1974 Lattek coach Bayern Munich to victory in the European and in 1979 he won the UEFA Cup with Borussia Möchengladbach.

Real Madrid beat Sevilla 2-1 to move four points clear | Sky Sports Football
Goals from James Rodriguez and his replacement Jese Rodriguez put the home side in the driving seat at the interval as Carlo Ancelotti's men went in search of a fifth successive league win. A late reply from Iago Aspas set up a nervy finish at the Bernabeu but Madrid held on for the points which gives them breathing space over nearest and fierce rivals Barcelona.

James Rodriguez to miss derby after Real Madrid confirm broken metatarsal | Sky Sports
A statement on the club's official website said: "After the tests carried out on James Rodriguez by the Real Madrid medical services at the Sanitas La Moraleja Hospital, he has been diagnosed with a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. "The player will undergo surgery in the coming hours."

James Rodriguez, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo to miss Real Madrid's trip to Atletico Madrid | Sky Sports
Ramos limped off with a hamstring problem after only eight minutes of the 2-1 win over Sevilla on Wednesday evening while Rodriguez suffered an injury to his right foot - later confirmed as a broken metatarsal - after opening the scoring. Left-back Marcelo is also set to miss the derby after he collected his fifth booking of the season, but Carlo Ancelotti is confident his squad can cope.

Odegaard named in Real Madrid's Champions League squad -
Martin Odegaard's meteoric rise is set to continue after the Norwegian teenager was included in the Real Madrid squad for the knockout stages of this season's Champions League. Clubs had until midnight on Tuesday to submit the 25 players they wanted to contest the final rounds of Europe's elite club competition.

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