BARCELONA NEWS

Barcelona’s Vice-President Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that the club’s intention is to keep Lionel Messi with them for the rest of his career.
The first League meeting of the 2012-13 season between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Week 7 has had its kick-off time confirmed.
Alvaro Vazquez is optimistic that Getafe can repeat their feat of beating Real Madrid at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez when Barcelona visit this weekend.
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has reiterated that he is happy at the club, despite further unsettling remarks this week.
Getafe boss Luis Garcia is under no illusions of the challenge Barcelona's visit to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez poses.
New Malaga striker Javier Saviola has declared himself thankful he was born in the same century as Lionel Messi and sees him play.
Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas has again hit back at critics of his recent form with La Blaugrana, telling people he is ‘not stupid’.
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta will miss the club's games against Getafe and Spartak Moscow after suffering a hamstring strain.
David Villa says he feels '100 per cent' after being part of a Spanish national squad for the first time since an eight month lay-off.
Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani has admitted there is a significant gulf between his club and La Liga's heavyweights.
Former Celtic boss Gordon Strachan says his old club will need divine intervention to beat Barcelona.
After falling out with his Coach at Angolan club Kabuscorp, 40-year-old Rivaldo has hinted that he may consider retirement.
Centre-back David Angel Abraham says Getafe must overcome ‘the best side in the world’ in order to beat Barcelona this weekend.
Lionel Messi said Argentina’s 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Peru was ‘more fight than football’.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent spat with Real Madrid has seen him find a surprising ally in former Barcelona President Joan Laporta.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and a host of other Primera Division clubs have received hefty compensation from UEFA for releasing players for international duty.
England star Wayne Rooney believes Lionel Messi is the greatest player of all time.
The billionaire behind plans to build a Las Vegas-style casino strip in Barcelona wanted to demolish Espanyol's Cornellà-El Prat home.
Getafe's Jaime Gavilán admits that his side must produce a flawless performance if they are to beat Barcelona this weekend.
Barcelona are closing in on agreeing a deal to sign Malaga’s highly-rated 13-year-old Brahim Abdelkader Diaz, for a deal reaching €3m.
Both Carles Puyol and Thiago Alcantara look set to be included in Barcelona’s squad for the weekend trip to Getafe.
Lionel Messi has received a notable welcome with the Argentine national team to Peru today, with chants of ‘Cristiano, Cristiano’ aimed at him.
A year after departing Camp Nou, new Milan forward Bojan Krkic has admitted he never envisaged leaving Barcelona.
Spain full-back Jordi Alba has claimed that the team are still hungry for titles, despite completing an historic treble at Euro 2012.
Barcelona will wear the colours of the Catalan flag as their second shirt for the 2013-14 season, according to Sport.
Javier Mascherano says that he would now prefer to play at centre-back for Barcelona rather than switch back to midfield.
David Villa has praised his Spanish international teammates, who have acted like a family since his return to Vicente del Bosque’s side from a serious injury.
Former Barcelona defender Ronald Koeman believes there is not much difference between Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova.
Benfica striker Rodrigo Machado has admitted he is looking forward to facing Barcelona in the Champions League group stages.
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has backtracked on quotes claiming there is a ‘mini-campaign’ in the media against him.
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