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FC Barcelona News: 17 May 2015; Full Squad Travels to Madrid, Barcelona B Win on the Road

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Full squad heading to the Spanish capital for match that can deliver La Liga title | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona coaching staff, conscious that Sunday's match can clinch the La Liga championship, has cited the full squad for the visit to Atlético Madrid this evening at 7.00pm CET. In total 25 players are making the trip — the 23 members of the first team, including Luis Suarez, as well as Munir El Haddadi and Sandro Ramírez from Barça B.

Atlético Madrid v FC Barcelona: Let's win the league! | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are on course to win the treble this season and the first of those three titles could be secured this evening with a win at Atlético Madrid, or if they get a better result than Real Madrid, who are away to Espanyol in the penultimate round of games in the Liga fixture list. Both games kick off on Sunday evening at 7.00pm CET

Luis Enrique says Atlético match is a final | FC Barcelona
In his weekly press conference prior to the weekend's Liga match, this one being the second to last of the season and one in which Barça win the championship at Atlético Madrid, head coach Luis Enrique did not hide his desire to finish the job as soon as possible. "It is final, gives us the opportunity to win a league title," he said, before adding, "Atlético Madrid are playing for third place. It’ll be an open and interesting match."

Luis Suárez works out with the group | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona trained for the last time before traveling to Madrid to face Atlético Madrid on Sunday at 7.00pm CET at the Vicente Calderón. Barça have one goal: to mathematically secure the league title. Luis Enrique oversaw Saturday's training session on Camp Tito Vilanova, but the the big news was the presence of Luis Suárez.

Neymar is no Messi or Pelé but the world’s greatest sub-genius footballer | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian
First, is Neymar going to be as good as Pelé (answer: no of course not)? And second, is Neymar going to be as good as Messi (answer: see previous answer)? Both of which represent a masterclass in missing the point. Not only is Neymar a delightful footballer in his own right but he has other qualities that are more interesting. Perhaps the best part of him is that he provides a model of how to exist, happily, as a relentlessly consumed modern superstar sports person.

Mirandés v FC Barcelona B: Dream stays alive (2-3) | FC Barcelona
Barça have won at the Municipal de Anduva and can still hope to avoid the drop to Division 2B. They overcame all kinds of adversities to get the better of Mirandés, with a Halilovic goal on 81 minutes leaving them four points adrift of the safety zone with the same number of games left to play.

18-year-old Alen Halilovic scored a brilliant winner for Barcelona B v Mirandes [Videos] | 101GreatGoals
Croatian wunderkid Alen Halilovic scored a late winner for Barcelona B on Saturday, as they won 3-2 away at Mirandes.18-year-old Halilovic scored an 83rd minute winner for the Catalans with a left-footed daisy-cutter into the bottom corner after a neat piece of control on the edge of the Mirandes box.

Spanish football La Liga strike explained by Sid Lowe - ESPN FC
Not exactly. For now, yes, and it may well be that the challenge has effectively been killed off for good, with the Spanish league (LFP) emerging as the winner and stronger than ever before. But there are still be issues to work through, the conflict may not be over, and the damage may be lasting. Or it could be that we're heading into a new era in which the balance of power has decisively shifted towards the league and its president Javier Tebas, with the consequences of that yet to be seen.

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