Wednesday May 14 2014
Valdes announces departure by letter

Barcelona’s Victor Valdes has confirmed he is leaving the club by way of an emotional open letter written to fans.

The goalkeeper is currently recovering from a knee injury, which ruled him out for the season, and he will now continue with his treatment in Germany.

He will therefore not play for Barca again before departing but took time to thank all those responsible for enabling him to realise his dream of playing for the Blaugrana for 12 years.

Saturday May 10 2014
Iniesta: Martino the best

Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta has come to the defence of under-fire Blaugrana Coach Tata Martino by saying he is the best in the business.

The Argentine tactician is widely reported to be on his way out at Camp Nou, with Luis Enrique set to replace him.

However, the playmaker said that the current boss deserves to be given more time at the club and that he would be delighted if that happened.

Tuesday April 29 2014
Barca squad attend Vilanova memorial

A memorial service was held at Barcelona Cathedral on Monday evening to commemorate the life of Tito Vilanova.

The former Barcelona Coach sadly lost his lengthy battle with cancer on Friday, passing away aged 45.

The service was led by the city’s cardinal archbishop Lluís Martínez Sistach, with family, friends, members of the Blaugrana board, the first-team squad and captains of each of the club’s football teams and other sports all present.

Saturday April 26 2014
Pep: Tito was more than a friend

Pep Guardiola has admitted that the sadness he feels over Tito Vilanova’s death ‘will accompany me my whole life’.

Vilanova passed away on Friday evening after the 45-year-old lost his lengthy battle with cancer.

He was assistant to Guardiola during their record-breaking years at Camp Nou, and took over from the former Spain international in 2012.

“Tito was more than a friend,” he told reporters after Bayern Munich’s 5-2 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday. “It was difficult to focus on the game today.

Saturday April 26 2014
Puyol: Vilanova an inspiration

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has claimed that Tito Vilanova was an ‘inspiration’ following his sad passing on Friday.

The former Blaugrana Coach lost his lengthy battle to cancer yesterday, aged just 45.

And the defender has admitted that this is a ‘hard time’ for everyone at Camp Nou.

“It is a very hard time,” he told the club’s official website.

Saturday April 26 2014
Simeone: It's another final

Diego Simeone has admitted that tomorrow’s match against Valencia is ‘another final’ for Atletico Madrid.

The capital club travel to the Mestalla on Sunday, looking for the three points that would likely to take them back to four points clear of Real Madrid.

And the Coach is confident that his men will be fully focused on the clash, not Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final against Chelsea.

Saturday April 26 2014
Vilanova - gone but not forgotten

Tito Vilanova passed away on Friday after a lengthy battle with cancer. Alvaro de la Vega looks back at the former Barcelona Coach’s life and career. 

“Cherish everything that you have in life. You never know when your time will come.” Those were the words of Francesc ‘Tito’ Vilanova i Bayó (1968-2014) who’s moment sadly came too soon after continuously fighting with throat cancer since late 2011.

Saturday April 26 2014
'A good man halfway through his life'

Spanish national team boss Vicente Del Bosque has called Tito Vilanova ‘a good man halfway through his life’.

The former Barcelona Coach lost his lengthy battle with cancer on Friday afternoon, passing away at just 45.

And the Roja tactician has sent a message of condolence to his family.

“A good man halfway through his life,” he told EFE.

“A good man has left us, who during his life always did his work well and without doing anything against anybody.

Saturday April 26 2014
Camp Nou open for Vilanova tribute

Barcelona have confirmed that they will be opening up part of the main grandstand at Camp Nou for people to leave tributes to Tito Vilanova.

The former Coach passed away on Friday aged 45 after he lost his lengthy battle with cancer.

And the club have revealed that they will be keeping part of their stadium open for fans and well-wishers to mourn the death of the tactician.

Saturday April 26 2014
Bartomeu: We're feeling empty

Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has admitted everyone at the club has been left ‘feeling empty’ after Tito Vilanova’s death.

The former Coach passed away on Friday afternoon after losing his lengthy battle with cancer. He died aged 45.

And the leader of the Camp Nou side has led tributes to the tactician, claiming that the Catalan giants ‘gained a touchstone’ whilst he was in charge.

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