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FC Barcelona News: 28 March 2015; Jordi Alba Injures Hamstring as Spain Beat Ukraine, Ruled Out for Ten Days

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Jordi Alba out for ten days | FC Barcelona
Tests performed by the FC Barcelona Medical Services on Saturday morning has revealed that Jordi Alba has a grade 1 injury to the adductor muscle in his right leg. This hamstring injury means he’ll be out of action for approximately ten days.

Spain beat Ukraine 1–0 | FC Barcelona
Spain won 1–0 over Ukraine in Euro 2016 qualifying on Friday night thanks to a single goal by Morata in a duel featuring Barça players Piqué, Busquets, Iniesta and Alba, who left with an injury in the 76th minute. Pedro played the last half hour.

12 goals from set plays: The most for six seasons | FC Barcelona
Mathieu’s header against Real Madrid in the Clásico was the prime example of how much more lethal Barça are from dead ball situations this season. Much of that goal came down to Juan Carlos Unzué, the assistant manager, who got up from the bench and stood in the technical area. That was a clear indication that a planned strategy was on the way. Unzué made a gesture, telling the players what he wanted them to do and moments later the ball was in the back of the net.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu refuses to rule out summer exits for Xavi and Dani Alves - ESPN FC
Marca quotes Bartomeu as saying: "With regards to Xavi, let me repeat what I said last year. He will make his own decision and is under contract until next year, but if he feels he has to leave then he will have our full support. "With regards to Alves, that is a planning matter and I can't comment. However, it's true that steps are being taken and wheels are in motion. News will be forthcoming, and not only about Dani Alves."

Luis Suarez: FIFA treated me like a hooligan | Eurosport
"A suspension is one thing, but I wasn't even able to train at the start [of the ban]. I was being treated than if I were a hooligan," he told Kicker."During my [summer] holidays, I was even afraid of going to see my nephews play in Uruguay at youth level. "As punishment, I couldn't step onto a football pitch, [a decision] which I still don't understand to this day."

Guardado leaves Valencia for PSV | Football Espana
PSV have confirmed that Valencia loanee Andres Guardado will join them on a permanent basis this summer. The winger arrived at Philips Stadion on loan prior to the start of the season and has played a key role in the Dutch giants' charge towards the Eredivisie summit.

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