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Barcelona wonderkid scores from inside his own half

Barcelona wonderkid Munir El Haddadi lobbed the goalkeeper from inside his own half to seal a 3-0 victory against Benfica's Under-19 side this week.

It was the the 18 year-old Spanish-Moroccan's 11th goal of the season, while he already has five assists.

He turned down interest from Man City, Getafe, Osasuna and Rayo Vallecano to join the Catalan club as a 15 year-old in July 2011.

Ancelotti: Barcelona defeat won't affect cup final

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti does not think Barcelona's shock defeat at Granada will have any bearing on Wednesday's Copa del Rey final between the arch rivals.

The reigning Primera Division champions went down 1-0 in Andalusia on Saturday, allowing Ancelotti's men to climb into second place - level on points with leaders Atletico, who visit Getafe on Sunday - with a 4-0 home win over Almeria in the late kick-off.

It was a surprise because Barcelona has more quality than Granada, but at this time of the season all teams are fighting for a goal and those fighting for salvation are the most dangerous," he said at his post-match press conference.

I think Barcelona are thinking they can still win the league.

There are many surprises in this league, and I think they will fight to the end. It will not change the dynamic of Wednesday's match.

We have an incredibly important match on Wednesday, and we don't have time to think about anything else.

– Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti


Barca back Nou Camp plans

Barcelona's members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the 'Nou Espai Barca' project which includes the redevelopment of the club's iconic Nou Camp stadium.

Over 72 per cent of the 37,535 members - around a third of the club's overall total of members - who turned up for Saturday's referendum at the Nou Camp backed the changes being proposed, as Barca received the green light for their radical overhaul of the club's facilities.

Ter Stegen still on the move

Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will still be leaving the club in the summer, even though a potential move to Barcelona could fall through, according to the player and his agent.

"I have received FIFA's decision, but that doesn't influence the situation with Marc," said the player's agent Gerd vom Bruch to the Bild newspaper. "We're quite relaxed about it all. Marc will still be moving in the summer."

– Marc-Ander ter Stegen's agent Gerd vom Bruch speaking to the Bild newspaper
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