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FC Barcelona News: 10 June 2015; Dani Alves, Luis Enrique Sign Contracts, Xavi Gives UEFA Interview

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Copa America-bound Lionel Messi gets little rest - ESPN FC
Saturday night was a good one for football. Following the sewer-dwelling of the previous few days that saw scandal, greed, duplicity and lies engulf FIFA and the World Cup, two elite teams -- Barcelona and Juventus -- battled it out with dignity, skill, daring and mutual respect.

Second treble on show in FC Barcelona Museum | FC Barcelona
Fans coming to the Camp Nou are able from Tuesday to view the three trophies won by FC Barcelona in what has been another glorious season for the Catalans. This is the first time that a European club has been able to celebrate both the domestic double and the Champions League title in the same season, and is something the Museum naturally wishes to share with its visitors.

Messi-Neymar-Suárez: 122 goals from an unstoppable trident | FC Barcelona
Messi, Neymar and Suárez have ended the season with a combined total of 122 goals, making them the highest scoring attacking threesome in Spanish football history. In a memorable campaign, in which the team won the domestic double and added the European crown to complete a magnificent treble, the trio of South Americans have wowed the world with what many are saying is the finest frontline ever to grace the game.

Departing Xavi talks Barça, Messi and Iniesta - UEFA Champions League - News -
In this exclusive interview with conducted before the Olympiastadion decider, the 35-year-old – who is preparing to join Qatari club al-Sadd SC – discusses moving to the Barça at the age of 11, the impact of their explosive front three and lining up alongside "the most talented Spanish player of all time".

Lionel Messi is Mr. Champions League | FC Barcelona
This year was no exception as his 56 total goals were arguably the biggest key to FC Barcelona's outlandishly extraordinary second Treble. While Messi's league numbers continue to defy reason — he broke Telmo Zarra's all-time La Liga scoring record this season — his Champions League performance was equally as gaudy.

Dani Alves signs extended contract with FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
On Tuesday afternoon, first team footballer Dani Alves signed his renewed contract with FC Barcelona at the club offices after accepting the offer to extend his previous contract, which was due to expire on June 30 of this year. Alves’ new deal with the club binds him for a further two seasons, through to 30 June 2017, with the option of an additional third season.

Luis Enrique extends contract until 30 June 2017 | FC Barcelona
The new deal was signed on Tuesday afternoon, where the first team manager was joined by assistant coaches Juan Carlos Unzué and Robert Moreno, technical auxiliary Joan Barbarà, physio Rafel Pol, goalkeepers’ coach José Ramon de la Fuente and psychologist Joaquín Valdés.

Dani Alves’ 10 big moments at FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Dani Alves will continue for at least two more seasons with FC Barcelona, after renewing with the Club on Tuesday. This August will mark the beginning of his eighth season wearing the blaugrana shirt. Since his arrival at the club in the summer of 2008, Alves has has been a key cog in the team's success. He has won five league titles, three Champions Leagues, three Spanish Cups, two European Super Cups, four Spanish Super Cups and two Club World Cups.

Xavi on Enrique, Alves contracts | Football Espana
"I have to admit I’m surprised about Alves. He didn’t say goodbye to the team, not really. He seemed to be going at that Press conference," the midfielder recalled. "He seemed like he was going during the treble celebrations and that’s what I told myself. But I’m happy for him and the club. He’s a great player and had a brutal season.

Ten FCB players: UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season | FC Barcelona
Ter Stegen, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Messi, Suárez and Neymar Ten of the players chosen in the UEFA Technical Observers' Best UEFA Champions League Squad 2014/15 represent FC Barcelona, with five Juventus men making the cut

When Messi is happy, it doesn't matter who Barcelona's coach is -
But suddenly the stars aligned. Luis Enrique and Messi’s relationship became, at the very least, amicable while Suarez accepted his role as the main forward to devastating effect. Neymar’s innate understanding with those two sealed the deal – arguably the finest attack football has ever seen performing at the peak of their abilities. Teams had no answer to their link up, their finishing, and their unselfishness.

Alves deal the right decision for Barca - ESPN FC
Although signing Vidal was greeted with approval from supporters, a humble tally of around 10 career games at right-back suggests there will be a tough learning curve ahead, not least because Barca are unable to use him until January. Now, with Alves secured, the club have no need to rush their new player through that learning process and can continue to count upon the best right-back in the world while his understudy picks up the tricks of the trade.

Aleix Vidal Quiz | FC Barcelona
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