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FC Barcelona News: 27 March 2016: Fans Pay Respects to Johan Cruyff, Barcelona B Return to Winning Ways

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Massive recognition for Johan Cruyff | FC Barcelona
An estimated 15,158 people visited the Johan Cruyff memorial at the Camp Nou on its opening day to pay their respects to the legendary Dutchman who passed away on Thursday. The condolence area was opened at 10.00am CET on Saturday in the presence of the Board of Directors and Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Thousands gather at Camp Nou to pay last respects to Johan Cruyff | FC Barcelona
Representatives of FC Barcelona and the football world have converged at the Camp Nou today to pay their last respects to Johan Cruyff, the legendary player and manager who died on Thursday at the age of 68. The club opened a memorial space on its premises at 10.00am CET and by the time the gates had closed nine hours later, 15,158 people had come to express their condolences for a man who played such a huge role in making FC Barcelona the team it is today.

Barcelona fans pay respects to Johan Cruyff at Camp Nou - ESPN FC
Thousands of fans mourning the death of Johan Cruyff have paid their respects to the former Barcelona player and coach at a temporary memorial in the club's Camp Nou. The Spanish club said that over 5,000 fans passed through the memorial by 1:30 p.m. local time on Saturday. It will remain open through Tuesday, when Barcelona's players will attend after returning from international competition.

The biggest advantage of any table-topper in Europe’s major leagues | FC Barcelona
With just a handful of games remaining until the end of the league campaigns across Europe, the race is still very much on for top spot across the majority of the continent’s major divisions. In the six top European leagues, according to UEFA’s coefficient (Spain, Germany, England Italy, Portugal and France), only Paris Saint-Germain have already won the competition.

Lionel Messi: Don't compare me with Cristiano Ronaldo - ESPN FC
Barcelona star Lionel Messi says that he does not want to be compared to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, or anyone else. Messi, 28, is the world's best player having picked up the 2015 Ballon d'Or ahead of Ronaldo and his Barcelona teammate Neymar.

CD Llosetense v FC Barcelona B: Back to winning ways (0-2) | FC Barcelona
Following defeats to play-off rivals Lleida and Reus, Barça B got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over CD Llosetense away from home. Barça looked intent on changing their fortunes early on, with a vibrant start to the match which soon brought its rewards. On 30 minutes, the visitors were ahead as Ros headed in a Perea corner.

Barcelona U12 star hits incredible free kick vs Real Madrid - ESPN FC
Barcelona already have one of the best squads in the world, but the next generation isn't bad, either. Under-12 star Toni Caravaca showed his skills to help his Alevi A side beat Real Madrid 2-0 in the final of the Mediterranean International Cup this weekend.

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