Match Preview: Valencia vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla in Week 13 of La Liga | FC Barcelona
The top two teams, and highest scorers in the division, meet for a ‘super Sunday’ La Liga clash at Mestalla. Both are still unbeaten and a win for either side could have a significant impact. Should Barça emerge victorious from a stadium they’ve not lost at in the League since 2007, they’ll end the weekend seven points clear, however, a win for Valencia will bring them to within a point of their visitors.
Squad announced for trip to Valencia | FC Barcelona
After ensuring passage into the last sixteen of the Champions League, Ernesto Valverde has put the final touches to his preparations for the second project of a testing week. On Sunday at 8.45pm CET, league leaders Barça visit the home of second placed Valencia.
Six years since last top-of-the-table clash at Mestalla | FC Barcelona
Top-of the-table clashes are a regular feature of Barça seasons, but we are less used to them being against Valencia. Not that it hasn’t happened several times in the past, the most recent meeting when one of the sides was first and the other second being the one in game five of the 2011/12 season. Like now, it was the Catalans who were in pole position, but Mestalla where the game was played.
Managing Messi threat is not straightforward, insists Valencia boss Marcelino | Eurosport
[Marcelino] added: "I think that winning this game is very difficult. We want to be the first team to win against Barca in the league this season. For us there are three points at stake, and we want to see ourselves compete against a great rival with the dream of winning. We respect them - but we want to win.”
Valverde delighted with Messi news as he looks ahead at Valencia test | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde gave a press conference on Saturday evening, and there were two topics that dominated the conversation: tomorrow’s top-of-the-table clash with Valencia and the wonderful news that Leo Messi has signed a new extension on his contract.
Lionel Messi happy to continue 'at home' | FC Barcelona
For the second straight day, Leo Messi is the center of attention in the football word. After picking up his fourth Golden Shoe award on Friday, Saturday saw the Argentinian superstar sign a new contract that will keep him at FC Barcelona through the 2020/21 season.
Barcelona tell Colombian wonderkid he will be their first summer signing | Calciomercato
Barcelona are already working to prepare the upcoming winter and summer transfer campaigns. No secret the Blaugrana are seeking for some defensive reinforcements and that Yerry Mina could be their first summer signing once the current campaign comes to an end.