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FC Barcelona News: 9 June 2015; Dani Alves Extends Contract, Aleix Vidal Presented to Camp Nou

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Agreement to renew Dani Alves' contract | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona has announced that Dani Alves has accepted its proposal for the renewal of his contract, which expires on June 30 of this year. The new agreement binding both parties will be for a further two seasons, through to 30 June 2017, with the option of a third additional season.


Barcelona 3-1 Juventus: Barca pounce to end spells of Juve pressure | Zonal Marking
Barcelona were dominant overall, particularly in the first half when they could have put the game to bed very early. However, while Barca had plenty of strong spells, they actually scored their goals when Juve were causing them problems.

Catalonia soaks up another Barcelona European conquest - ESPN FC
For the third time in two weeks, Barcelona fans rushed to the Canaletes fountain on the city's beautiful tree-lined La Rambla thoroughfare. Thousands of delirious bodies emerged from the nearby barrios, the underground metro or from the bars where they'd seen their team win a fourth Champions League in nine years.

Jordi Alba and Pedro Rodríguez sign contract extensions | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona defender Jordi Alba and forward Pedro Rodríguez have signed contract extensions this afternoon at the Club's offices. Alba's new deal runs until 30 June 2020 while Pedro's keeps him in the Catalan capital until 30 June 2019. Both contracts include buyout clauses worth 150 million euros.

Aleix Vidal and Jordi Alba back in the same dressing room | FC Barcelona
New signing Aleix Vidal isn't completely unknown to the FC Barcelona squad. One player who does know him is Jordi Alba, who played along side Vidal for the Barça U-13 team in 2001/02. While it was the only year they played together, they will get another chance to share a dressing room.

Aleix Vidal gets Barca reward for fighting spirit - ESPN FC
If Vidal was recently rewarded by a call-up to join the Spanish national team in their upcoming friendlies against Costa Rica and Belarus, it is certainly thanks to his admirable fighting spirit and a huge amount of self-belief even when faced with potentially career-ending set-backs.

'A dream come true' says Aleix Vidal | FC Barcelona
Aleix Vidal is delighted to have signed for FC Barcelona, and that was more than obvious from what he had to say in Monday’s press conference at the Camp Nou. "Apart from the day my daughter was born, this is the most special day of my life" he said, describing it as a homecoming after he spent one year at the club playing for the U14 B team.

Xavi arrives in Qatar ahead of Thursday's Al-Sadd presentation - Inside Spanish Football Inside Spanish Football
Xavi received the most appropriate sending off a legend could ask for as he helped lead his side to the second treble in club history and following Sunday’s parade through the city and final celebration at the Camp Nou, Xavi packed his bags and caught a flight to Qatar, where Al-Sadd had already announced that the 35-year-old would be formally presented on Thursday.

Andres Iniesta: The ultimate big-game player for Barcelona and Spain | Football News | Sky Sports
It’s not the first time. In fact, Iniesta’s man-of-the-match award in Barcelona’s 3-1 Champions League final win over Juventus on Saturday night completes the set. He has become the first man to receive the award in a World Cup final, European Championship final and a Champions League final.

What you didn't see from the championship parade | FC Barcelona
Sunday was a day of celebration for FC Barcelona. After winning the Champions League title to close out a near-perfect season with an unprecedented second treble, the players and the fans shared an afternoon of joy. This twelve-minute video brings a new perspective to what the Barça players lived and breathed

The best Vine videos from the Champions' Parade | FC Barcelona
The evening of June 7 was the time to celebrate the historic conquest of the Liga-Cup-Champions League treble. Here are some of the highlights in Vine format:

Neymar 'very happy' to join Brazil team-mates - Goal.com
Neymar has joined his Brazil teammates in Viamao, as Dunga's men continue their preparations for their Copa America opener on Sunday. Just two days after scoring in Barcelona's 3-1 UEFA Champions League final victory over Juventus in Berlin, the 23-year-old is already on international duty - converging with his teammates at their training camp near Porto Alegre.

Arsenal miss out on Vermaelen bonus | Football Espana
Arsenal won’t receive a bonus of €4m after Barcelona won the Champions League as Thomas Vermaelen didn’t feature in the competition. Vermaelen moved to Camp Nou from the Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2014 but an injury-hit campaign meant he only made his debut in the final League game of the season.

Pick of the UEFA Champions League season - UEFA Champions League - News - UEFA.com
Not since Kaká in 2006/07 had anyone other than Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo finished as UEFA Champions League top scorer. With his 97th-minute goal in the final, Neymar joined the big two on ten to share the accolade. It was at the business end of the competition that he shone.

Eden Hazard worth more than Cristiano Ronaldo CIES - ESPN FC
Unsurprisingly, Barcelona's Lionel Messi tops the ranking with a top value of €280 million but Ronaldo (€124m) has slipped down behind Hazard (€148m) by virtue of the fact he is six years older and his contract is also two years shorter.

Official: Lazio sign Patric | Football Italia
Lazio have officially completed the signing of Patricio Gabarron Gil, a product of the Barcelona youth system. The 22-year-old can operate at right-back or in central midfield, and made one senior appearance in his time at Camp Nou, a 22 minute cameo in a defeat to Ajax in 2013.