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FC Barcelona News: 13 May 2015; Barcelona Reach Champions League Final, Strike Still Unresolved

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FC Bayern Munich – FC Barcelona: Berlin bound for the Champions League Final! (3-2) | FC Barcelona
Barça booked their place in the 2014/15 Champions League Final in Berlin, despite losing 3-2 on the night in Munich. A stunning first half when Neymar scored twice and Ter Stegen pulled off some breath-taking saves to virtually put the tie out of Bayern’s reach was followed by a more subdued 45 minutes that saw Bayern pull a couple back for a pyrrhic victory on the night, but a 5-3 defeat over the two legs.

La Liga and players' union still at impasse - ESPN FC
Luis Rubiales, president of the union (known by its Spanish acronym AFE), claimed the Spanish league (LFP) did not accept its terms over the dispute, which includes the issue of a proposed law that would force the Spanish Football Federation to sell television rights for the Primera Division collectively.

Court to decide on Thursday on La Liga strike plans | Evening Times
The players' union announced last week that its members would begin industrial action indefinitely from this Saturday in protest against a new collective bargaining ruling on television rights. The league body declared that illegal and the national court sat this morning to discuss it before announcing a decision would be adjourned until tomorrow.

Neymar Jr scores in seventh consecutive game | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have beaten the champions of England (Man City), France (PSG) and Germany (Bayern) en route to the final, as well as those of Holland (Ajax) and Cyprus (APOEL). Neymar Jr’s two goals against Bayern made him the first Barça player to ever score in both legs of a Champions League semi-final.

#HalloBerlin: FC Barcelona reach the UEFA Champions League Final | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are in the Champions League final in Berlin on 6 June after a 5-3 aggregate victory over Bayern Munich in the semif-finals gives Luis Enrique and his team the chance to challenge for their fifth title in the competition.

Luis Enrique has the team where he wants them | FC Barcelona
Barça are where Luis Enrique always wanted them to be at this stage of the season – just one win away in each competition - League Cup and Champions League – from taking all three trophies. As he put it after tonight’s game in Munich: "it’s mission accomplished. Our next objective is to be European champions.

FC Barcelona into fourth Champions League Final in 10 years | FC Barcelona
The first was played at the Stade de France, Paris on May 17, 2006. Frank Rijkaard had guided the side past Chelsea, Benfica and AC Milan in the previous rounds. Two goals from Eto’o and Belletti cancelled out Campbell’s opener for Manchester United.

Luis Enrique is the eleventh coach to make the UCL Final in his debut season | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has joined a select group of managers who have taken a team to the Champions League Final and what’s more, he’s done it in his very first year in charge of the side and in his first ever season as a coach in the continent’s top competition. Since the European Cup changed its format in the 1992/93 season, there have been 11 coaches who have led their team to the Champions League Final in their debut season at their club.

Players know there's still one more step | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona players were very proud after securing their ticket to the Champions League Final in Berlin on 6 June, the Club’s fourth final in 10 years. Andres Iniesta said that the team is optimistic for what are essentially three matches that can give them the three titles but that the players are aware that there is unfinished business.

Passage to final makes global headlines | FC Barcelona
On June 6, FC Barcelona will be appearing in the Champions League final against either Real Madrid or Juventus. After the 3-2 defeat at Bayern still meant comfortable qualification by 5-3 on aggregate against the Bundesliga champions, it was double goalscorer Neymar who featured most prominently in the world media’s commentaries, along with his strike partners Suárez and Messi – whose connection seems to get stronger as every game goes by.

Guardiola says he's a Barcelona fan again despite Bayern's elimination | Football News | Sky Sports
Despite beating Barcelona 3-2 in Munich on Tuesday night, Bayern succumbed to a 5-3 defeat on aggregate to leave them with just the Bundesliga title to show for this season. Guardiola was proud of his team and said he will now be rooting for Barca in the Berlin final against the winners of the other semi-final on Wednesday night, which Juventus go into at the Bernabeu with a 2-1 advantage from the first leg against Real Madrid.

Lionel Messi is the best player of all time - Pep Guardiola -
Pep Guardiola says Lionel Messi is the "best player of all time" and wants Barcelona to win the Champions League after it knocked his Bayern Munich side out of the Champions League on Tuesday. The former Barca boss watched his side beat his old club 3-2 at the Allianz Arena in the semifinal second leg, but Bayern was unable to overturn the 3-0 deficit from the first leg.

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