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Fausto Rossi's strike 17 minutes in was the only goal of the game as Gerardo Martino's men failed to go clear of Real and Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league pursuit Barcelona missed the chance to go top of La Liga and slipped up in the title race by losing 1-0 at Valladolid on Saturday.
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We know that Barcelona will be without Victor Valdes and Carles Puyol next season.
Changes at boardroom level and in the dug-out at Camp Nou are set to be followed by a major upheaval of the club's playing staff COLUMN By Peter Staunton Change at Barcelona has not come gradually this time and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta knows that the Catalans are on the brink of major upheaval at the end of the season.
Having won just one of their last 10 La Liga matches, there are few teams whom struggling Real Valladolid would like to face less than Barcelona .
Bucharest: Lionel Messi played down fears of illness after vomiting on the pitch as Argentina played out a goalless draw with Romania on Wednesday.
The central defender wants to prove himself when the captain leaves in the summer, but says he does not fear competition for a place from a summer signing Marc Bartra claims that Barcelona have not come to terms with "losing a leader" following Carles Puyol 's departure announcement on Tuesday .
The Portuguese coach, who worked with the French defender during their time at the Bernabeu together, talked up the talents of the 20-year-old The 20-year-old France international has established himself as one of the finest young centre-backs in Europe since making his debut under the Portuguese coach at the Bernabeu in 2011.
Barcelona and Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta believes his country can continue their unprecedented run of success with a fourth consecutive major tournament win at the World Cup in Brazil later this year.
"I considered leaving during the January transfer window but the manager told me it wasn't possible," Hooiveld said, per Sky Sports .
It looks as though it will be an interesting summer for Catalan giants Barcelona.
With the 2014 Major League Soccer season just days away from its opener, the Professional Referees Organization, the company that employs MLS officials, is threatening to lock out referees belonging to the Professional Soccer Referees Association, ESPN reports.
The former Barcelona striker paid homage to the Blaugrana legend for 'all that he has done' for the Catalan giants ahead of his exit this summer EXCLUSIVE By Pilar Suarez Jonathan Soriano has praised the career of his former team-mate Carles Puyol , who announced his departure from Barcelona on Tuesday.
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Photos of the Barcelona defender Carles Puyol adorn the bars in the small Catalan Pyrenean town of La Pobla de Segur.
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