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FC Barcelona News: 26 May 2015; Players Have Day Off, International Press React to Xavi Farewell

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Brilliant Barca enjoy supreme season - ESPN FC
No moment has defined the Blaugrana's 2015 revival better than their 3-0 win over Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou. As important as La Liga is, the real benchmark for Barca was always going to be their encounters with Europe's best and after beating the champions of England and France en route to the Champions League semifinals, onlookers started to sit up and pay attention.

Xavi's farewell in the international press | FC Barcelona
Media around the world have reacted to Xavi’s farewell to the Camp Nou after Saturday’s match with Deportivo la Coruña. After seventeen years in the first team, the man with the record number of appearances for Barça is leaving with full honours. Here is a collection of headlines from around the globe.

Lionel Messi is everything to Barcelona, says Guillem Balague | Sky Sports
Barcelona won part one of a potential treble last weekend, eventually finishing two points ahead of Real Madrid in La Liga, with the Copa del Rey and Champions League finals to come. Messi's 56 goals in all competitions this season has helped them on their way, a personal improvement of 15 goals on last term.

Leo Messi ready to score again versus Athletic | FC Barcelona
The Barça squad are all experts in playing finals, and the next one is the Spanish Cup Final against Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou. And if there is any one player who tends to flourish when it comes to playing the Basques in cup finals, then that man is Leo Messi.

Dani Alves undecided on future at FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
"Whether I stay at the club is an unanswered question. Too many things have yet to happen for me to think about what I’ll do. I have a contract until June 30 and for people who love and appreciate me, out of respect for them, I’m only thinking about enjoying the two finals and doing the best I can. I’m looking forward to it. I hope to make history with this club once again."

Dani Alves slams Barcelona board no exit decision no to PSG - ESPN FC
Dani Alves has criticised Barcelona's board by declaring he has "one foot, half a body and almost my head" out of the club after being made a "scapegoat," but says no decision will be made ahead of the club's potential Treble triumph.

Barça influence extends across Europe | FC Barcelona
With Barça again in the Champions League Final, the Club’s influence across the continent is also being felt through ex-players who are enjoying success throughout Europe, with Phillip Cocu, Laurent Blanc and Josep Guardiola winning the league titles in Holland, France and Germany

Juventus v Barcelona background -
Juventus, appearing in their first final in 12 years, are seeking a third European crown at the expense of a Barcelona side with their sights set on a fifth title – and fourth in the past decade. For both coaches, victory in Berlin would be the icing on the cake of an already impressive debut season, Massimiliano Allegri having led his Juventus team to the Serie A title, with Luis Enrique achieving the same feat in Spain with Barça.

Barca to open academies in Saudi Arabia and UAE with Fitness Time - Inside World Football
A month after first becoming a sponsor of Barcelona, Saudi based Fitness Time has been chosen as the official partner of FC Barcelona in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates under a partnership agreement which will see Barcelona establish seven football academies for the Fitness Time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

New LINE stickers for the Finals | FC Barcelona
Get ready for the Champions League and Spanish Cup finals by downloading exclusive FC Barcelona stickers with LINE. All the team’s top players -Messi, Neymar, Luis Suárez, Piqué and Rakitic, as well as Luis Enrique figure in the 3D stickers which you can share and use in your texting conversations with fellow Barça fans.

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