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FC Barcelona News: 28 April 2015; Gerard Pique not Named in Match Squad, Dani Alves Close to New Barca Contract

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18 announced for Getafe | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has named the 18 players for the Tuesday evening game with Getafe (8.00pm CET). Jordi Alba is out through suspension and there are no places either for Masip, Douglas, Piqué or Vermaelen. The full squad is thus as follows: Ter Stegen, Bravo, Alves, Montoya, Bartra, Adriano, Mascherano, Mathieu, Sergio, Sergi Roberto, Rafinha, Rakitic, Iniesta, Xavi, Pedro, Messi, Neymar Jr and Luis Suárez.

Match Preview: FC Barcelona v Getafe | FC Barcelona
Barça’s 2-0 win at the weekend in the Catalan derby against Espanyol kept them two points ahead of rivals Real Madrid at the top of the table with just five games in the league season remaining. The first of that quintet of title deciders comes on Tuesday against Getafe at Camp Nou, a game that kicks off at 8.00pm CET.

FC Barcelona v Getafe Quiz | FC Barcelona
Put yourself to the test ahead of the blaugranes’ league clash against the club from Madrid at Camp Nou

Dani Alves set to sign a new contract with Barcelona - Inside Spanish Football Inside Spanish Football
Rumours have been swirling for many months about where Dani Alves may be next season, especially given Barcelona’s transfer ban that won’t allow them to register any signings until 2016. But after some considerable deliberation by the Brazilian, it’s believed he has now given his firm assurance that he wants to stay at Barcelona beyond the end of the current campaign.

Beckenbauer: Messi is god-like -
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer has labeled Barcelona star Lionel Messi "god-like" and believes the Catalans' hopes of success this season rest on his shoulders. The 27-year-old has recovered from a disappointing end to 2014 to inspire his side to a fine run of form domestically and in Europe to leave the club challenging for silverware on three fronts.

How the FC Barcelona players' kit is prepared on match day | FC Barcelona
Who prepares the FC Barcelona players' kit on match day? How do the kits, boots and energey drinks all make it to the away ground? A camera followed the Barça kit managers on the day of the game between Espanyol and Barça to discover just how it all happens.

Barcelona to rival Manchester City for Laporte if Laporta is elected -
Joan Laporta is lining up a move for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte as part of his expected Barcelona presidential campaign. The former club chief has not officially announced his candidacy for the upcoming elections but is expected to confirm that he will run at the last minute.

Ferguson - Ronaldo better all-round player than Messi - ESPN FC
"Many people quite rightly say Messi and you can't dispute that opinion," he said. "[But] Ronaldo could play for Millwall, QPR, Doncaster Rovers, anyone, and score a hat trick. I'm not sure Messi could do that. "Ronaldo's got two feet, he's quick, great in the air and brave. I think Messi is a Barcelona player."

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