Match Preview: Deportivo de la Coruña v FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
Just four days after Barça’s epic 6-1 win (match report: highlights) gave Luis Enrique’s side a 6-5 aggregate victory over PSG and secured a place in the quarter finals, the Liga leaders have a trip to Deportivo de la Coruña (Sunday at 4.15pm CET).
FC Barcelona's Neymar and Rafinha, to miss Deportivo match - FC Barcelona
Neymar Jr and Rafinha are unavailable for Sunday’s game against Deportivo de la Coruña. Barça’s number ‘11’ is suffering from pain in his left leg’s abductor, whilst Rafinha has gastroenteritis. Neither of them will travel to Riazor as they were both unable to train on Saturday ahead of the LaLiga fixture.
FC Barcelona's Luis Enrique: 'I trust my players' experience, they know there is a lot at stake' - FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique thinks his side will be able to focus on the tasks ahead: "I trust my players’ experience to know how much is at stake. We are aware that there is still a lot to be decided, there are eight teams left in the Champions League, three in LaLiga and two in the Copa."
FC Barcelona have scored 21 goals against Deportivo in last four meetings - FC Barcelona
Leo Messi has enjoyed his recent visits to Riazor, having scored two hat-tricks in the last four encounters. Luis Suárez netted four times in the 8-0 win last year, which sent Barça on their way to their second straight league title and Luis Enrique’s men will be hoping for their recent good form at Deportivo to continue on Sunday.
Zinedine Zidane not fearing Barcelona's PSG bounce - Goal.com
Speaking ahead of Sunday's match with Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Frenchman insisted bitter rivals Barcelona do not prompt increased fear among his players on the back of their dazzling feat of escapology. "I don’t think they're more dangerous or anything has changed since the last time we spoke," Zidane said, before breaking into a knowingly wide grin.
Sergi Roberto describes each teammate with emojis - FC Barcelona
After scoring the 95th minute goal that sent Barça through to the Champions League quarter-finals in midweek, Sergi Roberto took part in a light-hearted game where he summed up each of his teammates using an emoji. What did he choose to describe Neymar Jr, the guy who set him up for that epic winner? Or Leo Messi, the very best in the world? He even had to pick one emoji for himself. Don't miss it!
'Nothing has changed' - Luis Enrique confirms intention to leave Barcelona despite historic win over PSG - Mirror Online
"Nothing has changed [regarding my future]. It would be a bit daft to change something based on what happens in 90 minutes... or 95." Sergi Roberto's 95th minute goal against PSG on Wednesday night saw Barcelona qualify for the next round, against all odds. "Without doubt it's a handicap to assess," he explained, when questioned about the danger of his team relaxing.
Arsenal news: Barcelona put Hector Bellerin top of their shortlist after meeting in London | Metro News
Hector Bellerin has been put at the top of Barcelona’s shortlist ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports in Spain. AS report that Barca’s technical director Robert Fernandez has met with the right-back’s representatives in London, and the defender is now aware that his former club will make their move this summer.
Barcelona News: Luis Enrique reveals surprise transfer plans | Football | Sport | Express.co.uk
With Champions League football back on the agenda for the Catalan side, they must now consider bringing in a right-back to cope with the additional fixtures. And Barca boss Enrique has suggested the club will take advantage of their right to sign an emergency player. "We always look at possibilities of improving the squad," Enrique replied when asked about bringing in a right-back.