Eighteen named for Vigo | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique is taking 18 players to Vigo for the game with Celta on Sunday night (9.00pm CET). That’s all of the available first team players apart from Masip and Douglas. The team is also missing the suspended Mascherano and the injured Alba and Vermaelen.
First training session with everyone back | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique finally had all his troops back in training for the first time since before the recent international exodus. With the reincorporation of Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Pedro Rodríguez and Andrés Iniesta, the Barça skipper now has all hands on deck. Leo Messi and Javier Mascherano, who jogged and stretched alone during Thursday's session, also worked out with the group on Friday morning.
Lionel Messi's potential absence shouldn't deter Barcelona against Celta - ESPN FC
Barcelona will travel to Vigo in order to face Celta in round 29 of La Liga on Sunday. While the club currently sits four points ahead of historical rivals Real Madrid at the top of the table, anything but giving the upcoming match their full attention could prove to be a costly mistake.
Bale's form Messi's fitness Europe race dominate the La Liga agenda writes Sid Lowe - ESPN FC
The international break means that it is almost two weeks since La Liga came to a halt with a big roar at the country's biggest ground, the Camp Nou, and it starts up again on Friday at the country's smallest ground, Eibar's 5,000-seater Ipurua. And it won't stop now. There's barely time to breathe.
Bartra thanks personal trainer | Football Espana
Marc Bartra has revealed how a personal trainer helped him make the transition from Barcelona’s B team to their first team. The La Masia graduate, now 24, has recently established himself as a squad player at Camp Nou, and he believes the one-to-one tuition he received during his formative years gave him the tools to realise his ambitions.
Neymar to be called as a witness in court case over his Barcelona transfer | The National
Radio station Cadena Ser announced on Friday that "according to legal sources, prosecutors will ask him to appear as a witness in the tax fraud case against Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, the club and former president (Sandro) Rosell". According to the same sources, the Madrid court that deals with complex financial cases will accept the request.
Lionel Messi voted ESPN FC Player of the Month for March - ESPN FC
Messi's third award win this season comes just as the rest have: in a landslide. The Argentine received nearly 60 percent of the vote, more than double than either of Ibrahimovic or Anderson, and a third more ballots were cast in his name than for the latter pair combined.
Successful end to the IV FCBEscola International Tournament | FC Barcelona
On Thursday the IV edition of the FCBEscola International Tournament came to an end after bringing together at FC Barcelona’s facilities more than 92 teams who played almost 300 matches between them, scoring 1,234 goals, at an average of almost 4.5 goals per game. The tournament finals were played at the Minestadi in front of a full stand of spectators and Barça first team captain Xavi Hernández was entrusted with the honour of presenting the trophies to the winning sides.
Barcelona and Chelsea lead to race to sign Juventus' Paul Pogba | Sky Sports
The former Manchester United midfielder, who left Old Trafford for Turin in 2012, is arguably the most coveted young player in European football and a number of heavyweights want to prise him away from Italy. Luis Enrique's Barcelona, Jose Mourinho's Chelsea and Laurent Blanc's Paris Saint-Germain are thought to hold the strongest interest in Pogba, but it is believed the 21-year-old would not seriously consider a move to Paris.