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FC Barcelona News: 1 May 2016; Barcelona Take Step Closer to Title, Claudio Bravo Strains Calf

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Real Betis v FC Barcelona: One step closer (0-2) | FC Barcelona
Barça are closing in on the Liga title! With a 1-0 win at Betis on Saturday evening, they managed to hold off the pressure from Atlético and Real Madrid (who both won 1-0 earlier on in the day) to stay top of the table for one more week. Hang on for two more, with games at home to Espanyol and away to Granada, and the league title is returning to Catalonia!

Tired Barca nowhere near their best but La Liga is almost theirs -
As La Liga reaches its climax, Barcelona are crawling towards the title. The Catalans look more tired than both Atletico and Real Madrid, even without the distraction of Champions League football, but they should still win the Primera Division.

'We just have to keep winning' says Sergio Busquets | FC Barcelona
"It was hard game because the pitch was so dry and we struggled to control possession. We had to find the right options, the right plays, and we did. The team needs to learn to get through games like this with all three points.· "When things work between the front three, it’s always better for us because it always means we have a better chance of the three points. We have to play as team both in attack and defence."

'Liga title much nearer' says delighted Luis Enrique | FC Barcelona
Following the 2-0 victory away to Betis, which means Barça hold onto top spot in the championship, but now with just two games left to play, manager Luis Enrique shared his views with the media. Here’s a selection of post-match quotes from a man who’ll be enjoying a very happy flight back from Andalusia:

Claudio Bravo suffers calf strain against Betis | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo suffered a calf strain in his right leg towards the end of Saturday’s game with Real Betis. The Chilean called to be substituted by Ter Stegen with just a few minutes of the match left.

Rival watch: Atlético and Real Madrid maintain the pressure with 1-0 wins | FC Barcelona
There is no change at the top of the table after not only Barça beat Betis 2-0, but Real Madrid and Atlético also won their games on Saturday. But instead of three, there are now just two games left to play – so it’s Barça that can most afford to smile at the end of an intense of football..

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