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FC Barcelona News: 01 March 2016; Luis Suárez wins award, Diego Simeone talks Barça

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Since his debut with the first team, Leo Messi has scored 22 free-kick goals — 15 in La Liga, two in the Champions League, 1 in the Copa del Rey, 2 UEFA Super Cup and one in the Spanish Super Cup . The first was during the 2008/09 season in a league game against Atlético Madrid.

The FC Barcelona first team squad posed for the official 2015/16 photo at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on Monday in the company of the coaching staff and president Josep Maria Bartomeu. They first appeared in their official Replay suits and then in their normal playing kit.

Suárez gave his teammated most of the credit. "I am happy to help the team because that's what is most important. We don't compete against each other internally. Instead we enjoy the good individual moments. An award such as this is always welcome, but we are focused on group success," he said.

Griezmann is Atletico’s leading scorer this season and ahead of the game against Real Sociedad, his former club, Cholo admitted Los Colchoneros depend on the France international but argued they’re not alone in being reliant on one or two players.

Diego Simeone isn’t expecting Barcelona to drop points and prefers to concentrate on his Atletico Madrid side. ‘Barca are the best today.’ Los Colchoneros are the nearest challengers to the 32-game-unbeaten Blaugrana but remain eight points adrift after 26 rounds of the season.

At the moment, the season seems to be on track for another treble. But the truth is that everything is not as easy as it seems. On nine occasions they have had to come from a goal down to win games. This season, the Blaugrana have become specialists in comebacks.

This time he showed that the positioning of the ball is not relevant. He can score free kicks from anywhere, with his strike to level the scores at Camp Nou coming from the side of the pitch you'd expect a right-footer to step up.

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