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FC Barcelona News: 29 April 2016; Gerard Pique Talks La Liga, Javier Mascherano Turns Down China Deal

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Barcelona and Luis Enrique must beware Real Betis in La Liga title race - ESPN FC
While Real and Atletico Madrid require results elsewhere to go in their favour, the Catalans remain the only title challenger that depends solely on its own results, and when combined with the extra rest they have thanks to a lack of European football, Luis Enrique's side must be considered favourites to come out first from the final sprint, starting with Real Betis on Saturday.

Training sessions continue at Ciutat Esportiva | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona continued preparations for yet another big league match coming up against Betis on the weekend with a training session on Thursday morning. Luis Enrique called up Kaptoum, Borja López and Juan Cámara from Barça B, plus Rafa Mujica from the U19s to train with the first team.

Pique: Losing La Liga would be a failure -
Gerard Pique admitted that Barcelona's season would be a failure if they did the seemingly impossible and lost their La Liga title. Pique has seen his team surrender a comfortable lead at the top of the La Liga table, following a 2-1 loss in the El Clasico against Real Madrid early in April.

Luis Suárez shows his caring side in support of PKU sufferers | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez is man who cares and last weekend we witnessed a further example of that. The Uruguayan responded to a request from Candela, a child with phenylketonuria (PKU), who asked him at the recent presentation of the charity book ‘Relats Solidaris’ to show a shirt in support of sufferers of the condition after he scored a goal.

Javier Mascherano turns down £39m deal in Chinese Super League to stay at Barcelona | Daily Mail Online
Mundo Deportivo have reported that the Argentinian midfielder, who arrived in Catalonia from Liverpool in 2010, has been tabled a £39million deal to make the switch to the Chinese Super League. However, Mascherano turned down the offer and will continue to add to the 243 appearances he has made for the Catalan club.

Confident Claudio Bravo enjoying the moment | FC Barcelona
The Barça goalkeeper and Chile captain adds that "I try to live football normally. I treat it as something that satisfies me, that I enjoy, rather than something that creates tension or additional pressure. When we started playing as kids, we did it for fun. And I try to keep having fun today."

Chelsea target Turan planning Barcelona stay
According to the Spanish outlet Marca, Turan has vowed to remain a Barca player for at least one more term. The Turkish international move to Barcelona from Atletico Madrid at the start of the season €37 million Turan was unable to play first team football for the first six months of the season due to the transfer ban imposed on Barcelona.

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