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FC Barcelona News: 31 March 2016; Preparations Continue for El Clasico, Tribute Mosaic Revealed

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'Gràcies Johan' mosaic planned for FC Barcelona v Real Madrid | FC Barcelona
The words 'Gràcies Johan' will also appear on the shirts worn by FC Barcelona, replacing the world champions shield in the middle of the chest on a one-time basis. The players from both Barça and Real Madrid will take the field accompanied by children wearing shirts bearing the same words on the front, and with the names of the Cruyff Foundation and FC Barcelona on the back.

Andrés Iniesta says Barça want to take another step toward La Liga title | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona captain Andrés Iniesta appeared before the media on Wednesday following the team’s morning workout at the Ciutat Esportiva, and gave his personal twist to all things El Clásico, set for this Saturday night at Camp Nou. Kick off is scheduled for 8.30pm CET.

Preparations continue for El Clásico | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona trained Wednesday morning for the third time this week under the watchful eye of manager Luis Enrique at the Ciutat Esportiva. The team's South American players — Messi, Mascherano, Alves and Suárez — were still away on international duty. Also yet to return are Ter Stegen, Vermaelen, Mathieu and Arda Turan.

Ronald Koeman on Clásico encounters past and present | FC Barcelona
He insists that the Catalans "are the favourites because right now they have the best forwards, the way Messi, Suárez and Neymar Jr are performing is amazing. But the heart and soul of the Club also means players like Busquets, Iniesta and Piqué, who are being managed by great coaches and a great team of directors, where the atmosphere is very calm."

Barcelona must find appropriate way to honour Cruyff - ESPN FC
Could Barcelona name the Nou Miniestadi after Cruyff? It would be a fitting gesture, arguably even more adequate than attaching his name to the first team's ground. After all, it is at the smaller stadium where the Barca players of tomorrow will be formed according to a methodology first put in place at the club by Cruyff in the 1980s.

Reina: Ter Stegen must prove he is the best for Barca -
Unsettled Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen must show why he deserves to be starting more games for the Catalan giants, according to Miguel Reina. The German shot-stopper has recently complained in public that he should feature more often than solely in the Champions League and Copa del Rey, while Claudio Bravo has been the undisputed choice in La Liga.

Lionel Messi v Cristiano Ronaldo: El Clasico stars' remarkable goalscoring numbers | Football News | Sky Sports
The visitors will be out for revenge after being thumped 4-0 at the Bernabeu in November - but can they find a way to beat La Liga leaders? They'll need key man Ronaldo on form to do so - the Portuguese has racked up some remarkable goalscoring figures this season. But Barca's Messi is on a good run, too. Here, we look at the pair's astonishing numbers so far this season...

Lionel Messi's first touch record broken by freestyler - ESPN FC
Last year, Lionel Messi set a new world record when he took on a challenge levelled at him by a Japanese game show to demonstrate his immaculate first touch. Messi was tasked with kicking a ball over an 18-metre high barrier and then bringing it down with one touch on the other side. You don't need us to tell you that he managed to pull it off on his first attempt.

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