FC Barcelona News: 2 May 2014; 18 in Squad to Face Getafe, Neymar Enjoys Playing With Lionel Messi

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Unchanged side to face Getafe | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona trained this morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper ahead of Getafe’s visit to the Camp Nou on Saturday afternoon (4.00 PM CET). Due to the early kick-off time, there will be no training session on the morning of the match, so this was Tata Martino and his team’s final session together before yet another must-win situation in the league.

Sergio still hopeful | FC Barcelona
Sergio Busquets spoke to the press today, two days before another crucial league fixture, this time at home to Getafe at the Camp Nou (Saturday at 4.00 PM CET). With Real and Atlético both in stronger positions than Barça, nothing but all three points will suffice to keep the title dream alive. "We know that things are out of our hands and that it’s going to be difficult, but still have hope" he said. "We have to use every chance we have let."

FC Barcelona's 14 goals in Getafe's last 4 visits to the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
This Saturday Getafe will visit the Camp Nou. In the league Barça have scored 14 goals in their last four games against the Madrid-based side at the Camp Nou. Here’s a look back at all 14 goals.

Five years since the 2-6 win at the Bernabeu | FC Barcelona
The 2nd of May 2009 is a date etched on the memories of Barça fans, and for years to come. That Friday, five years ago, FC Barcelona played one of the greatest matches in living memory at the Santiago Bernabeu, where for the first time ever Barça scored six goals in Madrid. Although they went a goal down, goals from Henry and Messi (each player scoring two), Puyol and Piqué allowed Barça to open up a definitive gap at the top of La Liga table.

Barcelona's Neymar enjoying Lionel Messi link-up and relishing World Cup 'dream' | Football News | Sky Sports
"[Messi and I] haven't played all the games together but I think that the affinity that we have, that we've been creating, is very good," he is quoted by Globo Esporte as telling CNN."The relationship that we have, it's been wonderful. Some people were saying we wouldn't get along, and that's been shown as being the opposite. He's a very relaxed guy, he's someone that I admire a lot."

Protestors support Villarreal fan over banana-throwing incident against Barcelona - ESPN FC
"A protest has been organised against all the press and their negative actions -- they have done nothing more than dirty the name of our town and its inhabitants. He is no racist nor a violent person. He threw the fruit purely because he was angry in the moment. His action does not deserve this continuous lynching."

European Match of the Weekend: Levante v Atletico Madrid | Eurosport
Diego Simeone's outperforming Atletico side set up a Champions League final clash against Real with a 3-1 comeback win at Chelsea on Wednesday, the latest in a series of brilliant performances that have transformed the club into a genuine force in Spain and Europe.

Costa to Chelsea a done deal - report | Football Espana
Sport has cited reports from the English Press that say Diego Costa’s move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea has already been completed. The transfer will be confirmed following the Champions League final, the report claims, in which Atletico play Real Madrid having eliminated Chelsea this week.

Sevilla stun Valencia as late away goal seals final spot despite second-leg loss | Sky Sports Football
However, just as it looked as though Juan Antonio Pizzi's side would record another remarkable recovery having overturned a 3-0 first-leg deficit to beat Basel 5-3 in the quarter-finals, on-loan QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia rose to power home a header four minutes into injury time for the decisive away goal in a 3-1 defeat.

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