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FC Barcelona News: 31 May 2015; Barcelona Win Copa del Rey, Andres Iniesta Injures Calf Muscle

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Athletic Club v FC Barcelona: The football kings claim a new crown (1-3) | FC Barcelona
Two down, one to go. FC Barcelona confidently disposed of Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in Saturday’s Spanish Cup Final at the Camp Nou and can claim a historic treble if they can repeat the trick against Juventus in Berlin next week. Messi scored the second and third, with Neymar getting the one in between, and Williams’ late header was little more than some consolation for Athletic’s swatches of travelling supporters.

Bigger King of Cups than ever | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have won the Spanish Cup for an incredible 27th time. The Camp Nou was the venue as Athletic Club were beaten, the Catalan’s third title in six years. In all of the 2008-09, 2011-12 and 2014-15 finals, the side from Bilbao were the side they beat to win the trophy.

Messi-Suárez-Neymar, historic trident | FC Barcelona
No attacking threesome has ever scored as many goals in a season, either for Barça or any other team, The goals scored in Saturday’s Spanish Cup Final have beaten the previous record of 118 scored by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema and Higuain in the 2011/12 season.

FC Barcelona win sixth league and cup double | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have beaten Athletic Bilbao 3-1, Xavi has lifted the cup and after winning the Liga title a fortnight ago, the Catalans can now claim to have won an unprecedented six Spanish league and cup doubles. Until now, Barça and Athletic had five doubles each, meaning that one side or other had to become the first to make it to six at the Camp Nou on Saturday night.

Luis Enrique: Two down, one to go | FC Barcelona
After beating Athletic Club 3–1 on Saturday night at Camp Nou, Luis Enrique is now two for two as head coach of FC Barcelona. But although he is proud of his team’s showing in the Spanish Cup Final, he wants his team to win the treble next weekend against Juventus in the Champions League Final. "We’ve won two titles. Now we want a third. It's nice when you have the opportunity to make so many people happy. We’ll try to reach our objective and make history again," he said.

Xavi sees total confidence | FC Barcelona
How sweet it was for Xavi Hernández, who, as captain of FC Barcelona, lifted the Spanish Cup trophy along with Andrés Iniesta, perhaps the most exciting moment of the season thus far. "We have absolute confidence right now," said the Catalan midfielder following his last match ever at Camp Nou.

FC Barcelona celebrate Spanish Cup title | FC Barcelona
Just moments after referee Carlos Velasco Carballo blew his whistle, signaling the end of the match, euphoria pervaded Camp Nou as both the Barça players and fans celebrated the team's second title of the season. See Xavi and Iniesta as they lifted Barça's 27th Spanish Cup and a mass celebration broke out on the grass and in the stands.

Messi still the difference between good and great for Barcelona -
But it had all started with Messi - as it almost always does. Again, the astonishing Argentine attacker was the difference between good and great. Until his divine intervention, the game was in the balance. But after it, there was only one winner.

Iraiola unimpressed by Neymar | Football Espana
Los Leones were incensed with the Brazilian’s flick over Unai Bustinza towards the end of the match, which ended 3-1 to the Catalans, and the captain had a few choice words for his adversary after the final whistle. "I didn’t find [Neymar’s flick] elegant or sporting," the long-serving player, who will leave Athletic this summer, told reporters. "He has examples in his team, who can teach him a lot.

Great atmosphere in FC Barcelona Fan Zone | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona Fan Zone opened first thing this morning in the university car park, just a short walk from the Camp Nou stadium. The 24,000 metre square area is being used as meeting point for supporters throughout the build-up to the big match against Athletic Club. There has been no shortage of song and laughter among a sea of Barça shirts as the fans get ready to support their team.

This was the FC Barcelona Cup Final mosaic | FC Barcelona
The Barça fans welcomed Luis Enrique and his players onto the field for the Spanish Cup Final with a spectacular mosaic in the South Goal area made up of 30,000 cards proclaiming the words ‘Making History’ in Catalan, as shown in this video. At the other end of the stadium, the Basque supporters produced a mosaic of their own in support of Athletic.

Bartomeu defends anthem jeers | Football Espana
"After winning La Liga a few days ago, winning the Copa was our next target. We’ll now await [next] Saturday," he told reporters. "[Lionel Messi] scored one of the best goals in history. He’s been the world number one for many years and luckily plays for us. We’re very fit and our attitude is also good. We’ve reached the end of the season with joy, freshness and at a high performance level."

Fans celebrate cup victory at Canaletes | FC Barcelona
Minutes after the referee blew the final whistle and Barça had beaten Athletic Bilbao 3-1 to claim their 27th Spanish Cup, thousands of Barça fans headed to the emblematic Canaletes fountain to celebrate the second title of the season, sparking off similar scenes to those after the win at the Vicente Calderón secured the Liga title a fortnight ago.

Video tribute to the cup champions | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have won their 27th Spanish Cup following a 3-1 win over Athletic Club Bilbao at thr Camp Nou. That makes for two titles already this season, the club’s sixth league and cup double. But the spectacular season is not over yet. Barça could complete an incredible treble in Luis Enrique’s first year if they beat Juventus in Berlin next week.

Reactions to FC Barcelona's Spanish Cup triumph on social media | FC Barcelona
Players and personalities from the world of sports celebrate Barça's latest title.

Iniesta doubtful for CL final | Football Espana
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta could miss the Champions League final after leaving the Copa del Rey final prematurely with a suspected calf injury. The 31-year-old was replaced by Xavi Hernandez just 10 minutes into the second half of the Catalans’ 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao at Camp Nou. Mundo Deportivo claims Iniesta incurred discomfort in his soleus muscle, making him a doubt for the Berlin showpiece against Juventus next weekend.

Barcelona and Juventus go for treble glory - UEFA Champions League - News -
A decade on from United completing the treble in Barcelona, the Blaugrana matched their feat against the Red Devils. Sir Alex had been in charge of United for 13 years in 1999 but this time lost out to a coach in his first season, Josep Guardiola. He had already led Barcelona to the double when they travelled to Rome to play holders United, and goals from Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi ensured Barcelona's clean sweep.

OPPO, new partner of FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and OPPO have made official today partnership agreement by which the smartphone manufacturer becomes official partner of the club for the next three years. With this agreement, FC Barcelona and OPPO will cooperate in various fields such as football events, activities of associations and television advertising, among others. Therefore, OPPO will be visible during games of the first team at the Camp Nou.

Gundogan reveals 'holding talks' with Barcelona -
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has revealed he is in talks with both Barcelona and Bayern Munich over a potential summer transfer. The Germany international recently announced that he will not sign a contract with BVB - with his current deal due to expire in 2016 - and is widely expected to leave Signal Iduna Park at the end of the season.

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