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FC Barcelona News: 13 March 2015; Barcelona Ready to Make First Ipurua Visit, Xavi Leaning Toward Staying Until January

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FC Barcelona to make first ever visit to Ipurua | FC Barcelona
While it was just over one month ago that FC Barcelona played their first match at the new San Mamés, the Catalans will be back in the Basque Country this Saturday to face Eibar, where they will make their inaugural visit to another league ground – Ipurua Municipal Stadium. Saturday's match against Eibar, a team in the midst of their first season in the First Division, is set for 6.00pm CET.

Piqué believes Barça can do great things this season | FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué has taken part this Thursday in a Q&A session with the followers from his Facebook page. The Barça defender answered some thirty questions from fans from all over the world. "I think we can do great things this season," he wrote about his immediate hopes for the campaign.

Luis Suarez blames English press for Liverpool exit and says Barcelona 'best club in world' | Sky Sports
He told beIN SPORTS: "I don't know if there is a campaign of the English press towards me, but it can be seen that they miss me. They criticise me so much that they look for something that is not there to draw attention. "They published images of me (next to Demichelis) in the morning and when they saw that that was false those images disappeared off the pages. I said enough and that they leave me alone and that I went because I was tired of them, but yet they are still looking [for me]."

Rakitic calls on team to maintain focus | FC Barcelona
We respect Eibar and we will prepare it as well as we can.. We know it will be a tough game, they are a good team and played well against us at the Camp Nou, so we know what to expect" "We’ll come out to play as we always do – we want to put in a complete game as we know that Ipurua is a hard place to win at". "There are three points in play on Saturday, just like there are when we face Madrid. We want to win all the games – against Eibar, Manchester City and Madrid".

Xavi set to stay with Barcelona until 2016 -
Xavi has decided to postpone making a final call on his future in order to concentrate on Barcelona's crucial run-in, with a summer transfer to New York City looking increasingly unlikely. The 35-year-old was convinced to stay with the Blaugrana ahead of the 2014-15 campaign by new coach Luis Enrique having originally told close friends that he would join the newly formed MLS club, and is set to make his 750th appearance for the Catalans on Saturday at Eibar.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claims of negative coverage reject by Spanish media - ESPN FC
The Blancos chief called a snap press conference on Thursday where he repeatedly claimed that negative reporting by the local media was the biggest problem facing Carlo Ancelotti's side, and said his decision to speak had been particularly motivated by that morning's Marca cover, which had said: "Florentino will fire Ancelotti if there's a debacle at Camp Nou."

Villarreal 1 - 3 Sevilla Match report -
Vitolo scored the fastest goal in UEFA Europa League history as Sevilla took a giant stride towards the quarterfinals with a 3-1 win at La Liga rival Villarreal on Thursday. In an enthralling opening to the first leg of this last-16 encounter, Vitolo volleyed in his fifth goal in four games after just 13 seconds. After Luciano Vietto had hit the bar for Villarreal, a clinical Sevilla side moved further ahead through Stephane Mbia.

Krohn-Dehli passes Sevilla medical? | Football Espana
Celta Vigo midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli has reportedly passed a medical with Sevilla ahead of a proposed Bosman switch this summer. The Denmark international is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a number of European clubs, including Premier League side Tottenham.

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