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One dead and four injured in attack at Barcelona school

Stunned members of the public gather in Barcelona Credit: Reuters

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with an attack at a Spanish school which left one teacher dead, and four people injured.

Police would not confirm whether the boy was a student at the public high school Barcelona where the attack took place.

Police have not confirmed whether the boy was a student at the school Credit: Reuters

It is believed that the four other victims at the school, for 12 to 16-year-olds were two more teachers and two students.

Spanish television is reporting that the boy was carrying a knife and a crossbow, although this is yet to be confirmed by police.

Pictures from the scene show students and parents standing at the scene.

Police have cordoned off the scene Credit: Reuters


Police arrest boy 'who killed teacher with crossbow'

The attack is reported by local media to have taken place in the north of Barcelona. Credit: Google Maps

Spanish police have arrested a boy suspected of having killed a teacher and wounding several other people in Barcelona.

A police spokesman said it appeared the attacker had used a crossbow, although this was not confirmed.

It was not confirmed whether the boy was a pupil, as claimed in local media.

Lionel Messi scores 400th goal for Barcelona

It's 400 not out for Lionel Messi. Credit: Reuters

Lionel Messi scored his 400th career goal for Barcelona to round off a nervy but vital 2-0 win over fourth-placed Valencia to keep the Catalans top of the Primera Division.

The Argentina superstar scored with the last kick of the game after Luis Suarez had opened the scoring inside the first minute, but impressive Valencia were unlucky not to take more from the game, with Dani Parejo passing up an opportunity to equalise in the first half from the penalty spot.

Barcelona made it to half-time unscathed, though, and then produced a solid second-half performance to take the three points and inflict only a second league defeat of 2015 on their opponents.

The win keeps Barca two points clear at the summit ahead of Real Madrid, who responded with a victory of their own over Malaga later on Saturday, although not without a cost as both Gareth Bale and Luka Modric went off injured.

Stoke poised to sign winger from Barcelona

Stoke are set to complete their third signing from Barcelona in less than two years, according to the agent of Morroccan winger Moha El Ouriachi.

Moha El Ouriachi looks set to join Bojan and Marc Muniesa at Stoke. Credit:

Potters manager Mark Hughes, the former Barcelona striker, has already snapped up Bojan Krkic and Marc Muniesa from the Nou Camp and teenager El Ouriachi now looks to be on his way to the Britannia Stadium this summer.

The 19-year-old Barcelona B player is apparently keen to seek first-team action rather than extend his contract with the Spanish giants.

We thank Barca for the deal they offered the player and the efforts they have gone to try to renew his contract. But another proposal was really interesting on both a professional and economic level. Moha has the option of joining the first team squad at Stoke and that was irresistible.

– El Ouriachi's agent, Raul Verdu, speaking to Sport


PSG deny approaching Barcelona defender Alves

Coach Laurent Blanc has denied Paris St Germain have approached Dani Alves, but has done little to dampen reports of his interest in the Barcelona full-back.

Dani Alves looks set to leave Barcelona. Credit: PA

Alves is out of contract this summer and has been linked with a switch to the Parc des Princes.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash between the two sides, for which Alves is suspended, Blanc said: "There has not been a concrete offer for Dani Alves.

"He is a Barcelona player and it would not be the best moment to contact him.

"He has a commitment with Barca, we also do from here to the end of the season and we are not yet in the transfer window.

"He will not be there Wednesday but he is one of the best right-backs in the world."

Serge Aurier and Gregory van der Wiel are Blanc's right-back options in his current squad.

Iniesta happy to be playing final in Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is unsurprisingly pleased that the Copa del Rey final will be played at the club's Nou Camp stadium.

The Catalans will face Athletic Bilbao in the final on 30 May in Barcelona, after the two clubs failed to agree on a neutral venue and Real Madrid refused to host it at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Andres Iniesta will get a home crowd. Credit: PA

"I like the choice," Iniesta told Spanish sports newspaper Marca. "It's a very good venue.

"The important thing is that we will be playing in the final.

"The Copa final is a very special day and we hope that it will be an extraordinary time for both Barca and Athletic fans."

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