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FC Barcelona News: 27 April 2016; Players Return to Training, Kickoff Time for Espanyol Match Announced

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The night Messi surpassed Müller against Betis | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi returns on Saturday to a ground where he set yet another record to add to his ever-increasing collection. On 9 December 2012, it was at the Benito Villamarín where the Argentinian completed the highest tally of goals ever scored in a calendar year - 86!

Where does Luis Suarez rank in Barcelona's all-time great strikers? - ESPN FC
By scoring four against Deportivo on April 20 he bettered Brazilian legend Ronaldo's still-impressive tally of 47 goals for Barcelona in 1996-97 -- and the Uruguayan wasn't finished. With a further four in his next league match against Sporting Gijon, the No. 9 not only set a new personal best of 53 strikes in one club campaign, but also became the only player other than Lionel Messi to break the 50-goal mark in a competitive year for the Catalans.

Why Barcelona full-back Aleix Vidal has fallen out of favour with Luis Enrique - ESPN FC
Vidal's career has taken the scenic route. After failing to make the grade at Barca, Real Madrid and Espanyol as a teenager, he fought his way back through the lower leagues, eventually establishing himself at Almeria. From there, he made the move to Sevilla, where Unai Emery converted him from a forward into a full-back.

Date and time set for FC Barcelona v Espanyol | FC Barcelona
The Spanish LFP (Liga Profesional de Futbol) announced on Monday morning the dates and times for all matches corresponding to Week 37 in La Liga. As expected, all games will played simultaneously to minimise outside impact on the standings.

Gerard Piqué exacts revenge on Luis Suárez in quest to determine who bends it best | FC Barcelona
Episode two in the Gerard Piqué and Luis Suárez challenge. A few weeks ago Suárez beat his teammate Piqué in a contest to see who could curl the ball and score from a certain distance. Since then, Piqué has been stealthily waiting to exact revenge.

Eric Bailly emerging as Barca target? - Liga 2015-2016 - Football - Eurosport
Gimenez is being discounted because Atletico Madrid’s possible transfer embargo means they’d be unlikely to want to sell an important player, while Athletic Bilbao would demand €50m for Laporte and he’s also recovering from a broken ankle, and Marquinhos has grown in importance at Paris Saint-Germain, making his signing more difficult.

Marquinhos contact confirmed | Football Espana
The brother of Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has confirmed ‘contact’ with other clubs, including Barcelona. Marquinhos has long been a target of the Catalans and Luan Aoas Correa is reported by Sport to have told Canal+ that more than one interested party has reached out.

FCBEscola expands in Canada with the opening of two schools in Edmonton and Toronto | FC Barcelona
The FCBEscola project continues to expand around the world. Barça have now increased their presence in Canada with the opening of two new schools, in Edmonton and Toronto, adding to the one in Vancouver which was created in 2015.

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