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FC Barcelona News: 11 April 2015; Club to Offer Jordi Alba Contract Extension, Matteo Darmian Rumors Intesify

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Match Preview: Sevilla v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique’s side have recorded six points out of a possible six in the league since the recent international break with back to back wins over Celta Vigo in Balaídos and Almería at Camp Nou. The blaugranes remain four points clear of nearest rivals Real Madrid at the top of the table. However, that lead will be tested this Saturday with a tough encounter against a Sevilla side who boast the only unbeaten home record in La Liga this season.

Squad arrive in Seville | FC Barcelona
The squad have arrived in Seville for this evening’s game, after their flight arrived in the Andalusian capital at noon. The squad are accompanied by Club vice-president Jordi Mestre, board members Jordi Moix and Joan Bladé, presidential advisors Carles Rexach and Josep Maria Fusté and the Club’s delegate to UEFA, David Bellver. Board member Josep Ramon Vidal-Abarca, Presidential advisor Migueli, and the President of the ABJ, Ramon Alfonseda will also be at the game.

European Match of the Weekend: Sevilla v Barcelona | Eurosport
Barca could have their four-point lead over second-placed Real Madrid cut to a point before they take to the pitch in the Andalusian capital as Real host La Liga debutants Eibar earlier on Saturday.The Catalan giants are well placed to repeat 2009's historic treble under Pep Guardiola. They play their Champions League quarter-final, first leg at Paris St Germain on Wednesday and meet Athletic Bilbao in the King's Cup final at the end of May.

Sevilla -Barça Quiz | FC Barcelona
Test your knowledge ahead of the game between the Andalusians and the blaugranes

Luis Enrique says draws are no good | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique knows that Saturday’s match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla at the Sánchez Pizjuán is going to be tough. "We’ll have to play very well to beat them," he said in Friday’s press conference. After the morning training session, the Barça skipper talked about his team going into the toughest stretch of the season. He knows going up against Unai Emery’s squad is never easy, but a win is fully expected. "Draws are never good for us."

It's advantage Barcelona as Real Madrid hope for help from others writes Sid Lowe - ESPN FC
"Operation 30," Real Madrid called it, and its brilliance lay in its simplicity. Before Sunday's 9-1 win vs. Granada there were 10 games to go and 30 points left: win all 10, pick up 30 points and they would be champions. There was just one tiny flaw in the plan: win all 10, pick up 30 points and Real Madrid still might not be champions. "Are you confident that if you win every game, you'll win the league?" Carlo Ancelotti was asked. He responded with a shrug of the shoulders, a raised eyebrow and a laugh. "No," he replied.

Alba set for new Barca deal? | Football Espana
Barcelona have reportedly begun talks with Jordi Alba’s agent over a long-term renewal for the left-back. The former Valencia defender, 26, returned to Camp Nou in the summer of 2012 on a five-year contract and has impressed sufficiently to bag himself a new deal in the process.

FC Barcelona's Luis Suárez graces cover of UEFA's Champions Matchday magazine | FC Barcelona
With the season entering into its decisive and final phase, Luis Suárez approaches the end of his first campaign as a blaugrana. His hope is that he can add a trophy to his list of honours and for that to happen, he knows exactly what needs to be done: "Play in a team like this, in which every player wants to win every game, it’s the sign of success, whether it be league, the Champions League of any other competition. Our intention is to fight right until the end."

Barcelona line up Italy star Darmian as Dani Alves moves closer to Camp Nou exit -
Barcelona have set their sights on Italy defender Matteo Darmian as Dani Alves prepares to leave the Catalan club this summer. Alves' agent and ex-wife Dinorah Santa Ana called a press conference in Barcelona on Thursday to reveal the 31-year-old had turned down what she called an "unsatisfactory" contract offer from the Blaugrana.

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