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FC Barcelona News: 3 March 2015: Luis Enrique Plays Up Barcelona Form, Treble Talk

After a recent spell of good form, Luis Enrique is keen for his Barcelona squad to display that they have what it takes to turn their performances into titles -- starting tomorrow evening against Villarreal

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Perfect moment for Luis Enrique | FC Barcelona

In his press conference before Wednesday’s cup semi-final second leg against Villarreal, Luis Enrique Martínez spoke about how his team is going into the final stretch of the season, with three major titles still in play. "This is the perfect moment in terms of results and form," he said. "And let’s hope we can turn that form into titles."

The FC Barcelona first team trained on Tuesday morning for the last time before the cup semi-final return leg on Wednesday at the Madrigal (8.00pm CET). The venue was the Camp Tito Vilanova and the whole first team was involved, as was Munir of Barça B.

Busquets not taking anything for granted in Cup | FC Barcelona

"We start off with a slight advantage and we are just a step away from the final, but it will be difficult. Villarreal will have to change their way of playing. Villarreal have a big squad with lots of young players. They all deserve respect, from number 1 to number 25."

No early Barca return for Porto loanee Tello | FourFourTwo

Barcelona will not exercise their right to recall Cristian Tello from his loan spell at Porto at the end of the season, according to the player's agent. Tello moved to the Primeira Liga in July on a two-year loan, with Barca having an option to bring him back halfway through the deal, but Jose Maria Orobitg does not expect the 23-year-old to head back to Spain early.

Ancelotti's "untouchables" stance isn't helping Real Madrid - ESPN FC

But should he be in a position to offer some of his players the same deal? It is a remarkable stance for the Real manager to adopt. The whole idea of a player being beyond reproach appears to be unique to Ancelotti. A manager who has won three Champions Leagues, three league titles and three domestic cup competitions across four of Europe's top leagues is more than entitled to point out he knows what he is doing: after the 1-1 draw with Villarreal on Sunday, he made a succinct point to the 80,000 people who pay to tell him how to do his job each week: "I'm sorry if they don't understand the substitutions I make."

Real Madrid interest made us act on Gaya, says Valencia chief -

Valencia are desperate to make a statement toward Real Madrid by tying down Jose Gaya to a new deal irrespective of the capital club's interest. The 19-year-old has caught the attention of the Champions League holders with his fine performances in 2014-15 and Madrid are allegedly keen to bring the youngster to the Santiago Bernabeu come the end of the season.

Dybala: I would swim to Barcelona to join them -

Palermo attacker Paulo Dybala has admitted that it would be a dream come true if Barcelona made an attempt to sign him. The 21-year-old has been in sublime form in 2014-15, netting 12 goals in 24 Serie A appearances and creating seven more. "I wouldn't even have to change into my swimming gear. After all, I would only have to cross the Mediterranean Sea..."

Jese treatment 'a mistake' | News | Revista de la Liga | Sky Sports

Graham Hunter insists Carlo Ancelotti’s poor treatment of Jese at Real Madrid is a huge mistake. The Spain U21 forward has been used sparingly by Ancelotti this season and in recent weeks he has only been used as an 86th minute replacement against Deportivo and an added time substitute at Elche.

Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto is on the agenda for Barcelona | bar

Luciano Dario Vietto, a player currently in fashion in Spanish football, is being watched by the big European clubs. The Argentine forward has been one of the sensations of the seasons and his recent games against Barcelona and Real Madrid have put him on the map.

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