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FC Barcelona News: 2 June 2015; Jordi Alba to Extend Contract, Andres Iniesta Trains Separately

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Agreement to extend Jordi Alba's contract until 30 June 2020 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona announce that they have reached an agreement with Jordi Alba to extend his contract until 30 June 2020. His new buy out clause will be 150 million Euros. The new contract will be signed in the next few days.

Barcelona peak, Neymar controversy, Arsenal hope - Gab Marcotti - ESPN FC
What strikes you, a week before the Champions League final, is how fresh and hungry Barca look. This was their 59th game of the season after most of the team were at the World Cup last summer. Still, they show no signs of slowing down when, other than Suarez (who, of course, enjoyed a long, unwanted break post-Brazil), you'd expect many of these guys to be needing a rest. Here, credit must go to Luis Enrique and his fitness staff.

Leo Messi, 20 goals in 23 finals | FC Barcelona
They say that to be a great footballer, you need to deliver the goods in the biggest games. And there is no way that Leo Messi could be accused of failing in that respect. He scored twice in Saturday’s Cup Final, the first of which will surely go down in history as one of the finest goals ever scored in the competition. After being involved in Neymar’s goal to make it 2-0, the Argentinian topped a stellar performance with the definitive third Barça goal against Athletic.

Messi says the team have worked hard to reach the final | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi is ready for the Champions League final. His goals and his performances game after game bear out that fact- The Argentine is no stranger to scoring in the Champions League final having done so against Manchester United in Rome in 2009 and at Wembley in 2011 against the same opponents.

Spanish Cup title celebrations | FC Barcelona
There were scenes of jubilation at the Camp Nou as the players and supporters celebrated the conquest of the club’s sixth league and cup double. This video picks out some of the most memorable moments on the pitch, before going behind the scenes to show how the party mood continued into the dressing room.

Four days to go ... Barcelona's previous wins - UEFA Champions League - News -
Guardiola crowned a superb first term in charge at Camp Nou by becoming the sixth man to lift the European Cup as both player and coach. For the Blaugrana it was sweet revenge for their semi-final loss to Manchester United 12 months earlier as they dethroned the holders comfortably in Rome.

A month of May replete with success | FC Barcelona
The month of June is upon us and for that reason it is time to take a look back at the last 31 days. With the double already in the bag, FC Barcelona have the Champions League final still to come, a trophy that the roller hockey and handball sides have already claimed this season. Below, we run through the highlights at Barça of the month of May:

Treble winners: Will Juventus or Barcelona emulate super seven? | Football News | Sky Sports
Guardiola's coaching experience had been restricted to a solitary season with Barcelona B prior to his appointment in 2008 and he was taking over a team that had finished 10 points adrift of Villarreal in third place the previous season. He promptly won La Liga by nine points, scoring 105 goals in the process, before coming from behind against Athletic Bilbao to win the Copa del Rey for the first time in over a decade.

FC Barcelona's three European finals against Italian sides | FC Barcelona
Barça have met Italian sides on three occasions in their history in European finals. The first came against Sampdoria in the season 1988/89 in the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup which took place in Berne, Switzerland. Goals from Julio Salinas and López Rekarte allowed the blaugranes to overcome the Italians and claim their third victory in the competition.

Morata: I'll shoot down Barcelona for Real Madrid! -
Consequently, Morata would now like to make amends somewhat by firing Juve to victory over his old club's fiercest rival. "I'll try to beat Barcelona, because of what it means for Real Madrid fans as well," the attacker told Cadena SER. "But it would not be special because of having scored against Barca, but because of the importance of a Champions League final.

Champions League Final: Buffon plays down Juve hopes, Iniesta doubtful -
Netherlands legend Marco van Basten has plenty of knowledge of Italian football and winning Europe's top competition, having lifted this trophy twice with Milan. And, while Juve is the heavy underdog, Van Basten feels Massimiliano Allegri's men are capable of a surprise.

PSG's Laurent Blanc expects Dani Alves to stay at Barcelona - ESPN FC
"Dani Alves will not come to PSG," Blanc said. "I do not think so anyway. He is out of contract but his intention is to extend with Barca. It is a game he is playing with his club, he's awaiting their proposal. It's nice for the press to have something to talk about, but there has been no contact that I know of."

Barcelona want Brazilian wonderkid Evander |
According to newspaper Mundo Deportivo, he is just one of a number of players the club are monitoring as they search across Europe and South America for replacements for the departing Xavi, Pedro, and Dani Alves. Brazilian newspaper Globo Esporte add that the club have sent representatives to Brazil and are hoping to bring the youngster to the Nou Camp before his value becomes too high

Calhanoglu admits Barcelona & Real Madrid are interested
Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Çalhanoğlu has revealed that Barcelona and Real Madrid have expressed an interest in him. "It is great that Barcelona and Real Madrid are interest of course it makes me proud to be linked with these clubs but that is for my agent to look into let us see what happens," Çalhanoğlu told DHA.

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