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FC Barcelona News: 15 April 2016; Aleix Vidal Returns to Training as Focus Turns to La Liga

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Messi Suarez and Neymar off the boil as Barcelona toil - ESPN FC
Their focus must now shift towards stemming the bleeding from a run of poor form that has seen them take only one win in their last five games, three of which have ended in defeat. In La Liga, that has meant allowing an eight-point gap at the top to reduce to only three, and, worryingly for Luis Enrique, the same problems that have bogged his team down domestically were on show again against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

La Liga conquest begins at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
On Sunday 17 April, FC Barcelona host Valencia and on Saturday 23 they host Sporting Gijon, two dates that may be key to the outcome of this year's league title. With the team out of the Champions League, the domestic championship and the Copa del Rey are the team's targets for the final stretch of the season, and Camp Nou will play a decisive role.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi on longest goal drought since 2010 - ESPN FC
Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night, and it brought a personal milestone to forget for star striker Lionel Messi. Messi became just the second Argentina player in history to score 50 international goals after netting against Bolivia during the international break, a strike which left him on 499 career goals for club and country.

First training session with Valencia in mind | FC Barcelona
After suffering a disappointing exit from the Champions League just 12 hours earlier, the FC Barcelona players were back in training on Thursday morning. The squad are looking to put the 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid behind them and refocus their attention on the league.

FC Barcelona's Champions League campaign by the numbers | FC Barcelona
In FC Barcelona’s ten Champions League matches, a total of 24 players have taken part. Only Bravo, Masip, Aleix Vidal and Douglas from the first team have not featured. Luis Enrique has given minutes to Barça B youngsters Sergi Samper, Juan Cámara, Gerard Gumbau and Wilfrid Kaptoum.

Ten highlights from Gerard Piqué's 350 games for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
He was originally a member of the academy at FCB, but left for Manchester United in 2004. After also having spent a period on loan to Zaragoza, he came back to the Catalan club, managed at the time by Pep Guardiola, four years later and was in the side that won the Champions League in 2008.

Two new FCBEscolas in Charlotte and Lagos | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona Board of Directors has approved the creation of two new FCBEscolas in Charlotte (United States) and Lagos (Nigeria), in accordance with the growth strategy and implementation of new schools around the world.

Al Sadd midfielder Xavi misses Barcelona level of football - ESPN FC
World Cup winning midfielder Xavi admitted that he misses life as a Barcelona player, having spent a year away from Spain in the Qatar Stars League. Xavi who turned out more than 500 times for Barcelona was one of the most decorated players in the club's history with 25 titles, including eight La Liga and four UEFA Champions League crowns.

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