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FC Barcelona News: 23 April 2015; Possible Champions League Opponents Known, Draw to Be Held Friday

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Juventus, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich in Champions League semis | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have one further hurdle to get over if they want to be in this season’s Champions League Final. The semi-finals draw in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday at 12.00pm CET will reveal who stands between them and a place in Berlin. Last season’s winners Real Madrid, Italian champions Juventus or Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich will be the opposition in games scheduled for May 5/6 and May 12/13.

FC Barcelona Quiz: Champions League semi-final edition | FC Barcelona
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Iniesta unconcerned over CL draw | Football Espana
"There’s no reason for us wanting to avoid anyone in the semi-finals because we’ll have to perform our best no matter who it is," he maintained. "If we do that then the chances of reaching the final will be in our own hands, so it depends on what we do, but I don’t think the excitement of being so close to achieving our goals can keep tiredness at bay."

Luis Suarez: I’m settled at Barcelona, but I still watch every Liverpool game | Eurosport
The Uruguayan left Anfield last summer to join Barcelona in a deal worth £75 million, but he openly admits that he still loves the Premier League club. Suarez’s life in Spain didn’t get off to the smoothest of starts; first of all being banned from playing for his new team for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, and then he struggled to regain the form he showed playing for Brendan Rodgers’ team.

Neymar Jr doubles last year's scoring output | FC Barcelona
After scoring twice on Tuesday against Paris Saint Germain, Neymar has made it to 30 official goals this season. He has done that in 41 games and has thus doubled his tally for the whole of last season, when he scored 15 in the same number of games.

FC Barcelona celebrates Sant Jordi, the patron saint of Catalonia | FC Barcelona
Tradition dictates that on this day, men should give their loved ones a rose and women should return the favour by giving their partners a book – a tradition that has since been exported to the world, with April 23 having been declared UNESCO World Book Day.

How FC Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo gets ready for a derby | FC Barcelona
The Chilean has Barça’s local rivals in his sights, as well as the chance to win the Zamora trophy for the best goalkeeping record in La Liga. Bravo has played in all 32 league games so far as and has only been beaten 19 times, which works out at an average of 0.59 goals a game. Diego Alves of Valencia, with 22 goals in 31 games is second with an average of 0.71.

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