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FC Barcelona News: 30 April 2014; Barça Start Training for Cordoba Match, Eric Abidal Offers Thoughts

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Training session after big win | FC Barcelona
The squad trained on the Tito Vilanova pitch at the Ciutat Esportiva on Wednesday morning following their thrilling 6-0 win over Getafe on Tuesday night. Jordi Alba and Dani Alves trained apart from the rest of the players, who were joined Samper, Cámara, Gumbau, Munir and Sandro from Barça B.

All round talent in FC Barcelona training exercise | FC Barcelona
When the likes of Suárez, Xavi and Sergi Roberto are the protagonists of a warm-up drill, it instead becomes a display of some sublimely brilliant football skill. But in this video, we can also appreciate how goalkeepers Bravo and Ter Stegen are capable of amazing footwork.

Facts and figures from the win over Getafe | FC Barcelona
The win against Getafe was the tenth game that Barça have scored more than five goals in a game — following the wins against Levante (5-0), Granada (6-0), Seville (5-1), Espanyol (5-1), Córdoba (5-0), Elche (0-6), Athletic Club Bilbao (2-5), Levante (5-0), and Rayo Vallecano (6-1).

No change in race for the title as Luis Enrique wins fans - ESPN FC
On Tuesday evening, Barca completely blew away Getafe at the Camp Nou, going 5-0 up with just 40 minutes gone, as Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Xavi Hernandez took part in their own golazo competition. Messi made it 6-0 soon after half-time, and the Blaugrana outfit went five points clear for 24 hours at least.

Messi, Suarez and Neymar shine but Barcelona boosted by coll - ESPN FC
Barcelona are only eight matches away from a historic treble. Although winning La Liga, the Spanish Cup and the Champions League will certainly be a challenge, the mere fact that the possibility exists at this late stage of the season is remarkable. Barca are a pleasure to watch at this moment in time. The positive results have helped the team build a considerable amount of self-confidence and built a supportive attitude within their highly demanding fan base.

When and where to watch Saturday's La Liga match between Córdoba and FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The league game between Córdoba CF and FC Barcelona will be shown on a multitude of TV channels worldwide — however, if it is not being shown in your country do not worry because you can always follow it from anywhere in the world with LIVE English commentary on Radio Barça. Remember, on the Club’s website you can follow minute-by-minute coverage of the game as well as team and player statistics.

Abidal: Barcelona have never been better - Goal.com
Eric Abidal believes Luis Enrique's Barcelona are even stronger than Pep Guardiola's side that conquered Spain and Europe between 2008 and 2012. The Catalans have been in superb form in 2014-15 and still have a chance of winning the treble heading into the decisive stages.

Barcelona v Bayern background - UEFA Champions League - News - UEFA.com
Guardiola's homecoming to the club where he won three European crowns will dominate the build-up but Barcelona minds will be focused on gaining revenge for their 7-0 semi-final defeat by Bayern two years ago.

Bayern's Robben out for year, Lewandowski hurt - Sportsnet.ca
Bayern Munich has lost two key players one week before facing Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals. Winger Arjen Robben is out for the season after tearing calf muscles in the German Cup loss to Borussia Dortmund, while striker Robert Lewandowski has facial fractures. Bayern could not say how long Lewandowski will be out, pending more medical tests. The Poland striker expressed hope he could be ready for the match in Barcelona.

FC Barcelona's Marc Bartra sizes up his, and team's situation | FC Barcelona
With the final stretch of the season here and sure to be as decisive as ever, FC Barcelona couldn’t be in better shape. Defender Marc Bartra, speaking at a promotional event, took some time to discuss the team’s state as the pivotal final weeks of the season arrive at their doorstep. From a defensive standpoint, there are two key factors to Barça’s performance: physical effort and managing the minutes played.

Luis Suárez — not the one you're thinking of — gives his Ballon d'Or to FC Barcelona Museum | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez Miramontes, the first player in FC Barcelona history to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or — and the only Spanish player to have ever won it — was honoured by Barça on Wednesday in a ceremony during which he donated the award to the FC Barcelona Museum.