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FC Barcelona News: 30 March 2016; Jeremy Mathieu Injured on France Duty, Johan Cruyff El Clasico Tribute Planed

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Luis Enrique: Cruyff's legacy will live on | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team, along with manager Luis Enrique and the coaching staff, visited the Johan Cruyff Memorial at Camp Nou on Tuesday morning to pay their final respects to the legendary player and coach. Prior to arriving at the stadium, the team held a minute of silence at the beginning of their training session at the Ciutat Esportiva, followed by a regular workout.

FC Barcelona board reveals plans to honour Johan Cruyff at Clásico | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona board met at an ordinary session today Tuesday at the Camp Nou, and publicly expressed their gratitude to the members, supporters and numerous other clubs and institutions from the sporting and other spheres that have come to the Memorial over the last few days to pay their last respects to Johan Cruyff.

Johan Cruyff and the Clásico in 14 facts | FC Barcelona
A closer look reveals that 16 of those matches came in the league (seven wins, four draws and five defeats), three in the Copa del Rey (a win in the 1990 final, a draw and a defeat in the semi-final elimination in the season 1992/93), six in the Spanish Super Cup (a win, a draw and four defeats). He lost the three meetings with Real Madrid in the competition.

Forever in our hearts, Johan | FC Barcelona
Gràcies, Johan. That is the message that has been expressed by the 60,525 supporters that have come to the Camp Nou from Saturday to Tuesday, when the doors finally closed to the Johan Cruyff Memorial in honour of the legendary Barça player and manager who died last March 24 at the age of 68.

Jordi Cruyff: Johan was for everyone | FC Barcelona
Jordi Cruyff, son of the late Johan, spoke about his gratitude for the messages of condolences received after the death of his father. The former FC Barcelona player gave thanks to the media and the club as well as speaking of his father’s pride for his charity work.

Jordi Cruyff addresses the media | FC Barcelona
The son of Johan Cruyff speaks on behalf of the family in the Ricard Maxenchs Press Room at Camp Nou.

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid dominated by Andres Iniesta - ESPN FC
Over all the recent seasons in which there have been genuine football reasons to be critical of Florentino Perez, that's all it has been. Merely constructive analysis of a Real Madrid president who has been idling in his ability to understand and adapt while a generation of home-bred talents have made Barcelona soar beyond Los Blancos to win millions of hearts and minds around the world.

Five memorable Barcelona moments v Real Madrid in Clasico - ESPN FC
There are many ferocious rivalries in the world of sport, but the sheer passion with which supporters from both Barcelona and Real Madrid defend their colours before, during and after El Clasico is certainly second to none. The anxious anticipation is easily palpable in the streets of both cities, with the biggest match in world football being at the heart of heated debate for weeks and even months before the initial whistle.

Mathieu injured on France duty | Football Espana
Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu may be ruled out of the Clasico after he suffered an injury representing France. AS reports Mathieu appeared to injure his knee it what turned out to be a 4-2 win for Les Bleus over Russia on Tuesday evening.

Barcelona are no longer Lionel Messi-dependent - Cardoner - ESPN FC
Barcelona vice president Jordi Cardoner said the team are no longer reliant on superstar Lionel Messi, but that does not mean the club have started to think about a post-Messi era. Having been the main focal point of Barcelona's attack for several years, over the past two seasons the 28-year-old has formed a world-class attacking triumvirate with fellow South American superstars Neymar and Luis Suarez.

Luis Enrique and Zidane: first head-to-head as managers | FC Barcelona
In their playing days, both the Asturian and the Frenchman were massive stars for their respective clubs, and are now the main men in charge at the same. Luis Enrique is into his second season at FC Barcelona and has already won five major trophies, and so far can count all three of his Clásicos as victories (3-1 at the Bernabéu and 2-1 at the Camp Nou last term with Carlo Ancelotti in charge of the opposition and 4-0 earlier this season against Rafa Benítez).

Messi and Alves on target for Argentina and Brazil in Russia 2018 qualifiers | FC Barcelona
It was also a fine night for Luis Suarez’s Uruguay, who combined with Ecuador’s defeat in Colombia have moved to the top of the Conmebol table after beating Peru 1-0. Edinson Cavani, with whom the Barça striker is developing a fine understanding, converted the only game of the game after 53 minutes.

Neymar and Alba boosts for Barcelona ahead of Clasico - ESPN FC
Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba looks set to be fine to feature in Saturday's La Liga Clasico at home to Real Madrid at the Camp Nou, while attacker Neymar has also returned quicker than expected to training with his teammates ahead of the weekend's huge game.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen impressing despite Barcelona role - ESPN FC
Germany goalkeeping coach Andreas Kopke believes Marc-Andre ter Stegen is doing an "outstanding job" in a "difficult situation" at Barcelona. Ter Stegen, 23, joined Barcelona from his boyhood club Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014. He won the Treble in his first season at the Camp Nou, but only played in the cup competitions as Chile international Claudio Bravo stood in goal in La Liga.

Barcelona Luis Suarez reveals his favourite film & superhero - ESPN FC
Luis Suarez has revealed he has a penchant for schmaltzy tales of ocean-faring romance and disaster when it comes to his favourite movies. While taking part in a Q&A session conducted by the Uruguayan Football Association, the Barcelona striker confirmed his favourite movie is none other early Leonardo DiCaprio epic, Titanic.

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