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FC Barcelona News: 1 June 2015; Players Enjoy Second Day Off, Barcelona B Relegated

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Xavi bids goodbye to Camp Nou lifting the Cup | FC Barcelona
The legendary midfielder came in the second half to replace Andrés Iniesta and therefore played an important part in helping the Club to their second trophy of the season. During his 40 minutes on the field. Xavi completed 27 passes and almost marked his final game at the stadium with a trademark free-kick that came back off the post in injury time. That surely would have been a fitting way to end Xavi’s 17 years at Camp Nou.

The details of a perfect Cup run | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique’s side were victorious in all nine games in which they have taken part in the competition, something that had not been achieved since Valencia’s run in 1954. If we focus only on Barça then there are three precedents in which they have won all their matches in the tournament: in 1910 and 1912, even though in this case only two games were played, and in 1926 when a team that included legends Alcántara and Samitier claimed the Cup after winning all eight games that they played in the competition.

The Cup final celebrations in two minutes | FC Barcelona
At the final whistle at Camp Nou the the stadium erupted in joy. The 3-1 win over Athletic gave the Club their 27th Spanish Cup title and the players celebrated that fact that on the pitch as did the fans in the stands. In this two minute video, you can the best moments from those celebrations, starting with Xavi and Iniesta receiving the trophy to the players enjoying the moment with the Cup on the field at Camp Nou.

International press reacts to Messi's role in FC Barcelona's domestic double | FC Barcelona
Both the Spanish mainstream media and sports publications, as well as the international press, have once again dumped heaps of praise on Lionel Messi's performace in the Spanish Cup. While Messi scored twice, it was his first of the evening which rendered even the most seasoned follower of FC Barcelona suddenly speechless.

'Utterly ludicrous!' The world reacts to Lionel Messi's incredible Copa del Rey goal | Eurosport
Even by Lionel Messi's incredibly high standards, the Argentine's opener against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final was a truly remarkable goal... and the internet knew it.Starting out on the right flank, near the halfway line, Messi dribbled past five Athletic Bilbao players before lashing a low finish in at the near post from 10 yards out.

Messi out to make history against Juventus - UEFA Champions League - News - UEFA.com
Should the Barça No10 register against Juventus in Berlin, he will become the first player to score in three UEFA Champions League finals, having netted against Manchester United FC in 2009 and 2011. By finding the target against the Bianconeri, Messi would eclipse the likes of Raúl González, former Blaugrana team-mate Samuel Eto'o and the joint-top scorer this term, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Collision course for the treble: Barcelona and Lionel Messi in form for Juventus challenge | Eurosport
Messi’s first goal on Saturday was one of his greatest ever. Twenty minutes in and seemingly trapped by three Basque foes by the touchline, the number 10 cut in from the right, beat all three and then a fourth before drilling the ball between Iago Herrerin his near post for his 57th club goal of the season.

Juventus end Serie A with 2-2 draw at Hellas Verona | FC Barcelona
With just seven days to go before the Champions League final between Barça and Juventus, la Vecchia Signora have played their last game of the Serie A season. Massimiliano Allegri’s team ended their campaign with a 2-2 draw away at Hellas Verona with the league title already safely in the bag. After success also in the Coppa Italia, the side from Turin, just like Barça, will be looking for an historic treble next Saturday in Berlin.

Neymar defiant after showboat flick in Barcelona's Copa del Rey win sparks anger | Sky Sports
Neymar vowed not to curb his repertoire of trickery after some late showboating in Barcelona's 3-1 Copa del Rey final win over Athletic Bilbao sparked anger. The Brazil star flicked the ball over Unai Bustinza with both feet as the Catalans closed in on a 27th cup triumph to go with the La Liga title they won two weeks ago, Saturday's victory keeping them on course for the treble.

Barcelona's Luis Enrique: My coaching philosophy - UEFA.com
"I started my career as a coach in the youth team. It wasn't the first team, but I already had people at my disposal. Of course, as you become more senior at a club, you have to manage a greater number of people, and higher-level players which always makes the situation different.

Dani Alves mocked for bizarre new haircut 'which looks like poo emoji' | Eurosport
Barcelona won the Spanish domestic double thanks to another masterclass from Lionel Messi, but a secondary talking point was the bizarre haircut sported by Dani Alves.The Brazilian is known for his rather unique sense of style, but his bizarre chop made him a target for no little amount of ridicule.

‘Anthem mockers must be punished’ | Football Espana
"If [the fans’] attitude is contrary to the legal system, the anti-violence commission will examine whether it’s punishable," he told Cadena COPE. "If [such an attitude] is found to go against the law book, [those involved] won’t remain blameless. We’re convinced that they’ll be punished.We have to see what means that the clubs took to prevent this from happening."

FC Barcelona B fall to Leganés, and down to the Second Division B, 5–2 | FC Barcelona
Barça B said goodbye to the Miniestadi without being able to keep alive their struggle to avoid relegation. On the penultimate day of the league, Barça B lost to assure that they'll be playing in the Second Division B come next season . The 5–2 defeat to Leganés mathematically eliminates them from salvation.