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FC Barcelona News: 12 March 2015; Dani Alves Linked to Paris Saint-Germain, Three B Team Players Join First Team in Training

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Preparations continue for Eibar game | FC Barcelona
The first team continued with preparations for Saturday’s trip to Eibar with a full training session on Thursday morning. B team players Munir and Sandro, along with Diagné again joined the available first team squad members on Pitch Number 2 at the Ciutat Esportiva. Martín Montoya trained apart on specific recovery work.

Neymar upbeat about squad atmosphere | FC Barcelona
Neymar took part in the presentation in Barcelona on Wednesday of this year’s MIC international youth tournament – a competition he himself played in in 2008 and took the opportunity to stress the great atmosphere in the team at the moment: "we are training hard and the way we get on together really helps. There’s a great atmosphere, we are playing our game better every match and we are looking strong".

When and where to watch the league game between Eibar v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The league match between FC Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano is being televised globally. But don’t worry if it’s not available in your country, because you can always listen to our live English commentary on Radio Barça online. We also provide minute by minute coverage as well as team and player stats on

Eibar's Saúl Berjón says Luis Enrique is the best coach he has ever had | FC Barcelona
"It’s not the worst nor the best. It’s just the moment. We know that it will be difficult to bring Barça down, They are one of the best teams in the world and now they are league leaders and in great form. But, we will try and we can choose any other time."

Team bonding barbecue for FC Barcelona first-team | FC Barcelona
From Neymar’s words to facts. Coaches and Barça first team players backed up the Brazilian’s words which underlined the strength of the group. On Wednesday the players held a barbecue in garden of La Masia at the Ciutat Esportiva.

FC Barcelona top European scoring charts | FC Barcelona
Barça’s current sweet moment of form sees them Cup finalists, atop the Spanish League and with a 1-2 lead going into the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against Manchester City. Key to their success so far has been their impressive goal scoring record – 124 goals – and their solid defence, which has conceded just 27 in the 41 games played - an average of more than 3 goals a game and a goal difference of 97.

Dani Alves linked with Barcelona exit amid reports of agreeing deal with PSG | Football News | Sky Sports
Barcelona full-back Dani Alves will join PSG in the summer, according to reports in Spain. The Brazil international has not been offered a new contract with Barca, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season. Spanish radio station Radio Marca claims the 31-year-old has signed a three-year preliminary agreement with the French champions.

IMG becomes new strategic partner of FC Barcelona in China | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and IMG have begun a strategic partnership whereby the multinational sports management firm will exclusively represent the commercial interests of the Club in China. The agreement covers marketing and branding strategy, sponsorships, friendlies and travel.

‘FutbolNet’ launches book in Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The ‘FutbolNet’ project, which promotes values through football, is taking its remit beyond the pitch and into other areas. The project, supported by the FC Barcelona Foundation, from Wednesday onwards now has entered the world of letters with the publication of a book. This initiative has the support of the Barcelona City Council, the University of Barcelona and the Obra Social "la Caixa".

Sami Khedira hints at Real Madrid exit | Eurosport
The Germany international is out of contract at the end of the season, and with neither a renewal forthcoming, nor an extended run in Los Blancos’ first team on the horizon, the midfielder all-but-confirmed he would be plying his trade elsewhere next term.

Calamity Casillas, Varane on vacation and Pepe pathetic - nobody will be scared of this Real Madrid -
Schalke shocked the champions by taking the lead after a scrappy start from Carlo Ancelotti's men — something all too common in the last few weeks — and went ahead again after Cristiano Ronaldo had headed home an equalizer. Even when Karim Benzema made it 3-2, the German team came back and almost did the unthinkable — going up 4-3 in the dying minutes and pushed for another that would have won the series.

Perez: Ancelotti staying at Real Madrid | Football Espana
Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has dismissed speculation Carlo Ancelotti’s position as Coach is under threat and fought back against negative Press reports. Perez also took repeated swipes at the media for publishing stories alleging unhappiness at the club, gossip which he insists has no basis in fact. Perez went so far as to accuse AS of ‘telling lies’ about him.

Gareth Bale must show more commitment, says Guillem Balague | Sky Sports
Gareth Bale is being jeered by Real Madrid’s own fans because they don’t believe he is showing enough commitment. That’s the verdict of Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague after the Welshman was targeted by supporters during the 4-3 Champions League defeat at home to Schalke on Tuesday night.

Deportivo taught Unai Emery and now Sevilla are reaping the rewards - ESPN FC
I admire Unai Emery and his achievements and it baffles me that twice now, while punching above his weight and qualifying Valencia for Champions League football despite selling off the crown jewels from the squad each summer, and while making Sevilla Europa League champions, the fans who watch his teams quickly degenerate to booing or whistling instead of venerating him.

La Roja out of FIFA top 10 | Football Espana
European champions Spain have fallen outside the top 10 in the FIFA rankings for the first time since back in 2007. The list is headed by Germany, who triumphed in the World Cup in Brazil last summer, while Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and Holland make up the top five.

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