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FC Barcelona News: 2 March 2017; Barcelona Hammer Sporting Gijon, Luis Enrique to Leave

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FC Barcelona 6-1 Sporting Gijón: Sizzling Barça keep up the heat | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona cruised to a 6-1 win over Sporting Gijón at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, keeping up the heat on the league title race. It was a free-flowing attacking display from Luis Enrique’s men, who made light work of the struggling Asturians through goals from Leo Messi, an own goal, Luis Suárez, Paco Alcácer, Neymar Jr and Ivan Rakitić.

Luis Enrique to leave FC Barcelona at the end of the season | FC Barcelona
The Asturian explained his decision: “During the pre-season, I had a meeting Albert Soler and Robert Fernández and I informed them that there was a chance of not renewing. They, on behalf of the Club, reassured me that there was no pressure. That moment has now arrived and I announce it to you”.

Luis Enrique takes decision to leave Barcelona at exactly the right time | ESPN
When he was a crossover player, one of the few who choose to move from Real Madrid to Barcelona, rather than the other way around, he drove the Camp Nou fans delirious with his attitude. A great player, a great competitor, with total and utter commitment to his new club. It was as if he'd been born in Les Corts or Pedralbes rather than Gijon.

Luis Enrique: Eight trophies in the bag with a possible three to come | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique Martínez has announced after the resounding 6-1 victory over Sporting Gijón that he will be leaving his post as coach of FC Barcelona at the end of the season. The Asturian will not extend his contract and will see out three seasons as Barça boss. The former blaugrana player now faces the final three months of official competition with the aim of adding more trophies to an already impressive collection of honours.

Bartomeu: We have had a super manager for three seasons | FC Barcelona
“Luis Enrique is one of the greatest managers in Barça’s history,” said Bartomeu before adding that: “Next year he will no longer be here, but we are pleased with the work he has done so far and what he will do until the end of season." He has stated that the club will "support, as we always do, so that the season can finish in the best way possible, hopefully continuing in a winning way".

Rakitic says FC Barcelona are motivated for the stretch run | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has announced that he will not be extending his contract with FC Barcelona. After the 6-1 win against Sporting at Camp Nou, one of the goalscorers Ivan Rakitic confessed: “The boss told us of his decision before going out for the press conference. He was the one who brought me to Barça and I am very grateful for that.”

FC Barcelona recovery training session gets a special visit | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona wasted no time in getting back to work following Wednesday night’s 6–1 victory over Sporting. Thursday’s session served to help Wednesday night’s starters recover while the team turned its focus to Saturday night’s showdown with Celta at Camp Nou.

The best bits of skill from FC Barcelona v Sporting | FC Barcelona
It was a night full of emotion against Sporting Gijón at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, with a goal-fest on the pitch followed by Luis Enrique's announcement that he would be leaving at the end of the season, on a night FC Barcelona finished top of the table.

QUIZ: How much do you remember about February 2017 at FC Barcelona? | FC Barcelona
All kinds of things have happened over the last four weeks at the club. Now it's time to find out if you have been paying enough attention...

Jorge Sampaoli, Ernesto Valverde, Mauricio Pochettino... who will take charge of Barcelona? | Sky Sports
With the Barcelona head coach making the surprise announcement on Wednesday that he will step down from his job at the end of the season, the debate begins over who will succeed the 46-year-old beyond May. With the help of our colleagues at Sky Bet, we select some of the favourites for one of football's most prestigious jobs.

Rakuten and Mobile World Congress at the Camp Nou Presidential Box | FC Barcelona
The Mobile World Congress (MWC) has revolutionised Barcelona this week, as well-known figures from the world of technology and the internet, taking advantage of being in the city, did not want to miss the chance to watch a game of football at the Camp Nou.

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