Barca coach suffers tumour relapse
BARCELONA - Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has had a relapse just over a year after having surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from a salivary gland.
"Relapse in Tito illness. Barca coach hit with return of the cancer he had in 2011," said the Catalan daily Mundo Deportivo, with the same claim carried on the Internet site of the Sport publication.
The Liga leaders said only in a statement that a scheduled news conference for Wednesday lunchtime with Barca president Sandro Rossell had been cancelled, as had a planned Christmas meal with the media.
Barcelona said they would make a further announcement later in the day.