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FC Barcelona News: 8 March 2016; Players Enjoy Day Off, Real Sociedad Game Kickoff Announced

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Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona on Saturday 9 April at 8.30pm CET | FC Barcelona
On Monday, the league organisers announced the times and dates of the games in the second week of April, and FC Barcelona’s match at Real Sociedad has been confirmed as an 8.30pm CET kick-off on Saturday 9. This will be first league game after the Clásico at the Camp Nou and the fifth trip to the Basque Country this season, after games with Athletic Bilbao in three different competitions and last Sunday’s visit to Eibar.

By the Numbers: Leo Messi breaks 20 goals for eight league season in a row | FC Barcelona
Two of the goals against Eibar were scored by Leo Messi. The Argentinian has scored 35 goals in the 35 games he has played this season. What a spectacular start to 2016 he’s having! In 17 games since the new year, Messi has scored 22 goals and provided eight assists.

Bartra becomes tenth current player to make 100th FC Barcelona appearance | FC Barcelona
With ten minutes left of the game at Eibar on Sunday, Luis Enrique made three substitutions at once, and one of the players that came on was Marc Bartra, who thus made his 100th official appearance for FC Barcelona. That makes him the tenth player in the squad to make it into triple figures, a list that is currently topped by captain Andrés Iniesta.

A breakdown of the trident's 100 goals | FC Barcelona
So much of FC Barcelona’s superb form this season has been down to the front three of Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar Jr. On Sunday against Eibar, the trident reached a season total of 100 goals, thanks to a double from Messi and a late strike from Suárez.

Sergi Roberto answers his friends' questions | FC Barcelona
Sergi Roberto features in an interview with a difference. We got current team mates Marc Bartra and Jordi Masip, and other players that he grew up with at La Masia, such as Sergi Gómez, Marc Muniesa and Joan Román, to ask the midfielder whatever questions they wanted.

Lionel Messi does not get special treatment - Liga president - ESPN FC
La Liga president Javier Tebas has rejected a claim from Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis that both La Liga and the Spanish media "protect" Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Filipe was shown a straight red card for a knee-high tackle on Messi during Atletico's 2-1 defeat to Barcelona last month -- being initially handed a three-match ban which was reduced to one match after an appeal.

Neymar uses charity work as motivation to win more trophies - ESPN FC
Barcelona star Neymar says his charity work in his native Brazil makes him really happy and gives him strength to continue chasing trophies for his club. Neymar was back in Brazil last weekend to attend his sister Rafaella's 20th birthday party in Sao Paulo, having been suspended for Sunday's 4-0 La Liga win at Eibar.

Denis Suarez agent denies Barcelona, Napoli talks -
The agent of Villarreal midfielder Denis Suarez has denied holding talks with Barcelona and Napoli over a potential transfer. The former Barca B playmaker has been linked with a possible switch to Maurizio Sarri's side in recent Italian reports, while speculation over a return to Camp Nou surfaced prior to the last transfer window after Luis Enrique admitted he was an "interesting player."

Five great academy goals | FC Barcelona
Fifth place goes to Joel Escaler of the U10 D team in a game against Sant Just. We then have a long-range finish by Toni Caravaca of the U12 first team against Manresa and Carles Aleñá’s opening goal of a 2-0 win for the U19 side against Tarragona. Second spot goes to Dani Romera, who scored for Barça B against division leaders Villarreal B while this week’s winner is U19 B team player Guillem Jaime, who scored in the 2-1 defeat of CE Sabadell.

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