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FC Barcelona News: 7 February 2015; Last Training Session Before Athletic Bilbao Match Completed

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Last training session before San Mamés | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team trained on Saturday morning for the final time before Sunday’s trip to Bilbao. The game at San Mamés kicks off at 9.00pm (CET). All of the available first team players were present on pitch one at the Ciutat Esportiva, but there were no Barça B players involved today and the injured Douglas worked out separately.

Alba knows Bilbao a tough road test | FC Barcelona
Barça defender Jordi Alba appeared this morning at a press conference at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper to talk about his recent play and the team's current streak of eight straight victories.

Neymar Jr and son become members of FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Accompanied by Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu and Club vice-president Jordi Cardoner, Barça forward Neymar Jr. went to the Members Services Area to formalise registration for himself and his son on Friday morning. He received two member ID cards cementing their status as Club members. Neymar is member number 155,674 and his son is number 155,675.

Birthdays, becoming an FC Barcelona member and the new Qatar Airways advert | FC Barcelona
It was all cakes and candles this week at as Gerard Piqué and Neymar both celebrated birthdays. Elsewhere Piqué, Neymar, Luis Suárez, Leo Messi and Andrés Iniesta star in the new Qatar Airways advert, Marc André ter-Stegen is interviewed, Barça has an audience with Pope Francis and much more besides right here for you as we take a look back the week's events so far.

Barca to swap Tello for Danilo? | Football Espana
Barcelona intend to push through a deal for Porto full-back Danilo once their transfer embargo is lifted next year, according to Sport. The Catalans are unable to sign any new players until January 2016, but that has not stopped the rumour mill linking them with moves for a number of players, the latest being the Brazilian.

Court dismisses Marcelo appeal | Football Espana
Marcelo will miss Saturday’s Derby Madrileno after a Spanish tribunal court threw out Real Madrid’s appeal against his one-match ban. Los Blancos were confident that the left-back would be available for their encounter with Atletico Madrid, despite RFEF’s Competitions Commission rejecting the club’s initial request to have his yellow card against Sevilla revoked.

Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid out for five weeks with hamstring injury | Sky Sports
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos will be out of action for five weeks, manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Friday. Spain international Ramos, 28, suffered a torn hamstring in Wednesday's 2-1 La Liga win over Sevilla and limped off after just nine minutes. Sergio's injury is a serious one. He'll be out for five weeks," Ancelotti explained.

Sevilla goalkeeper Beto out for around three months after shoulder injury - ESPN FC
Sevilla say goalkeeper Antonio "Beto" Bastos will be sidelined for two to three months after injuring his shoulder. The Portugal international dislocated his left shoulder when he collided with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema during the first half of Wednesday's Spanish La Liga match and had to be carried off. Madrid went on to win 2-1.

Deportivo La Coruna continue promising start to 2015 with 2-0 win over Eibar | Sky Sports Football
Deportivo La Coruna continued their promising start to 2015 with a 2-0 win over Eibar, who after a hugely impressive first half to the season are starting to lose their way. Second-half goals from Lucas Perez and Ivan Cavaleiro following defensive mistakes means Depor have now taken 11 points from their six league games this calendar year, with their only loss coming at the hands of Barcelona.

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