FC Barcelona News: 20 April 2014; Rift Between Alexis Sanchez and Tata Martino Denied, Barça B Earn Comeback Win

Laurence Griffiths

Bartomeu vows Messi will continue leading FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Josep Maria Bartomeu has every belief in the leading role of Leo Messi at Barça. Speaking to TV3, the club president insisted that the club is looking to improve the Argentinian’s contractual conditions, as well as commenting on several other issues.

Luis Enrique & Valverde linked with Barca | Football Espana
Luis Enrique and Ernesto Valverde are the two men in the frame to take over at Barcelona, it is believed. Having struggled at Camp Nou this season, Coach Tata Martino looks set to leave the club at the end of the campaign for a return to Argentina. As such, Esportiu claim that the Celta Vigo boss and Athletic Bilbao tactician are the two names at the top of the Blaugrana’s list of replacements.

Klopp dismissess Barcelona link: 'No one needs to worry' - Goal.com
Klopp has been touted as a potential replacement, with a Marca-run poll revealing that the German is the fans' favorite to take over. However, the former Mainz told BVB Total!: "No one needs to worry. We are all still a little bit in love with this club and how things are done here."

Alexis agent denies Martino rift | Football Espana
Catalan newspaper Sport revealed on Friday that the Chile international had crossed words with the tactician after Wednesday’s Copa del Rey final defeat. It is alleged that Martino had promised the former Udinese man a start in the final, before going back on his word. However, the goalscorer’s representative has insisted that it isn’t the case.

Luis Enrique & Valverde linked with Barca | Football Espana
Luis Enrique and Ernesto Valverde are the two men in the frame to take over at Barcelona, it is believed. Having struggled at Camp Nou this season, Coach Tata Martino looks set to leave the club at the end of the campaign for a return to Argentina. As such, Esportiu claim that the Celta Vigo boss and Athletic Bilbao tactician are the two names at the top of the Blaugrana’s list of replacements.

FC Barcelona B - Girona FC: Munir sentencia un gran duel català (2-1) | FC Barcelona (Note: article in Spanish)
El duel català entre el Barça B i el Girona ha caigut cap el cantó dels nois d’Eusebio, que encadenen així vuit jornades invictes i es consoliden a la part alta de la Segona Divisió. Aquesta vegada han hagut de patir de valent i refer-se d’un penal fallat i un gol inicial del contrari.

Vela deals Espanyol late blow | Sky Sports Football
Carlos Vela struck in stoppage-time to sink Espanyol 2-1 and give Real Sociedad their first win in four Primera Division matches. The Mexican's late goal completed a comeback for the hosts, who fell behind to Jhon Cordoba's thumping effort after 23 minutes.

Jonas makes point for Valencia | Sky Sports Football
Substitute Jonas struck an 82nd-minute equaliser to salvage a point for Valencia and deny Osasuna a much-awaited home victory on Saturday. The hosts appeared poised to snap their four-game winless streak at El Sadar stadium after Oriol Riera had put Osasuna ahead in the 19th minute.

Getafe still in trouble | ESPNFC.com
Relegation-threatened Getafe remain in deep trouble after only picking up a point from a goalless draw at Levante. Cosmin Contra's side wasted two opportunities to take the lead after a positive start to the first half, but had to survive the final 10 minutes of the game with 10 men after Alexis Ruano was dismissed for picking up a second yellow card.

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