FC Barcelona News: 8 April 2012; Barça Close Gap on Real Madrid, Lionel Messi Nets 60th Goal of the Season

Messi has already reached the 60 goal mark, but there are at least 10 games left to play.

Messi reaches 60 mark as Barca close on Real - Yahoo! Eurosport
Messi has continually and brilliantly pushed the boundaries of possibility in recent seasons at Barcelona yet achieved a feat many would have considered all but impossible before this year when becoming the first player to score 60 in a single season for a club in a major European league since Gerd Mueller notched 67 for Bayern Munich in 1972-73.

Guardiola: "I'm very proud of our victory" | FC Barcelona
Josep Guardiola said that he anticipated a tough match against Zaragoza in the post-game press conference. "We knew how difficult this game was going to be. This past month Zaragoza have shown that they have a lot of intensity and fortitude. It was extremely difficult and complicated. I'm very proud of our victory," said Guardiola.

Thiago: "Real Madrid will have to sweat to win La Liga" | FC Barcelona
"We always have to work hard to win in this stadium. We managed to win three important points," said Thiago Alcántara. The midfielder also talked about how his team reacted after Zaragoza’s opener: "we weren’t afraid at any moment. Luckily, a mistake from the keeper allowed us to equalise quickly."

Barcelona: If You Think They Are Boring You’re Watching The Wrong Sport | Sabotage Times
We should enjoy this Barcelona whilst we have them. Teams like this only come along once in a generation. Indeed, some might argue that there hasn’t been a team this good since the AC Milan team of the early 1990s or, even, the Ajax teams of the early 1970s.

The highest scoring Barça in Club history | FC Barcelona
With today’s four goals against Zaragoza, Guardiola’s Barça established a new Club record. FC Barcelona have scored a total of 161 goals this season, the highest amount of goals scored by any team in the Club’s history. The team only needed 54 matches to reach this tally, with an average of 2.98 goals per match.

Messi: 11 goals in 12 matches against Zaragoza | FC Barcelona
The Argentine, with a brace to help FC Barcelona take the three points this Saturday (1-4), has scored 11 goals from 12 matches played against Real Zaragoza. Messi is a veritable nightmare for the Aragón side, especially at La Romareda. In his last three visits to the stadium, the La Masia graduate has scored a total of seven goals: three in the 2009/10 season, two in the 2010/11 season and two this Saturday.

Eusebio Sacristán: "The results are a reflection of the hard, intense work that we're putting in" | FC Barcelona
Barça B prepared for the match against Córdoba this Saturday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva. Eusebio Sacristán will have most of the squad available to him with the exception of Kiko Femenía, who was injured in last week’s match against Nàstic; Illie and Miño are also recovering from injurey, and Tello, Muniesa and Montoya have been named to the first team.

Juanfran wants fresh terms | Sky Sports
The veteran defender has been a key figure for the Primera Liga outfit this season and hopes his form will be rewarded with fresh terms. The 35-year-old, who is back at the club where it all began for him, feels he is capable of playing on at the highest level and admits he would have no hesitation in agreeing an extension.

Rayo give Osasuna six of the best - Yahoo! Eurosport
Rayo Vallecano dented Osasuna's hopes of securing European football next season by destroying them 6-0 in Madrid. The goalfest started after just five minutes when José María Movilla found the back of the net, with Michu the only player to score twice as Osasuna were humiliated.

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