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FC Barcelona News: 21 March 2017; El Clasico Kickoff Date Confirmed, Internationals Set to Begin Action

FC Barcelona v Valencia CF - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

The Clásico to be played on Sunday 23 April at 8.45pm CET | FC Barcelona
The next El Clásico now has an official kick-off time. The meeting between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will take place on Sunday, 23 April at 8.45pm CET, coinciding with Sant Jordi’s day, the patron saint of Catalonia. The clash comes in Week 33 of La Liga and will take place in the Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid.

Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta will sign new deals, says Barcelona sporting director | FC Barcelona
Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez is confident Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta will sign contract extensions. Messi's current contract expires in 2018, having last signed an extension in the summer of 2014, while Iniesta's deal also runs out at the end of next season.

Lionel Messi magic: Enrique and Pique can't bear to think of Barcelona without Argentina icon | Eurosport
Messi put Barca 2-1 up just before halftime from the penalty spot and then latched onto a pass from compatriot Javier Mascherano to slam the ball beyond Diego Alves' near post and hit his 25th league goal of the campaign.In addition, he has scored 11 times in the Champions League, four in the King's Cup and one in the Spanish Super Cup - with his tally currently standing at 41.

A closer look at Leo Messi's 100 career two-goal games | FC Barcelona
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner reached another milestone in Barça's victory over Valencia on Sunday night. Take a look at this infographic that details his century of braces, including when he achieved them, in which competitions, and the teams which have become his favourite victims

FC Barcelona’s win over Valencia, by the numbers | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona earned a 4-2 win over Valencia on Sunday evening (Highlights, Match Report), with goals from Luis Suárez, two from Leo Messi, and one at the death from former Los Che man André Gomes. The Portuguese international is now the 19th different Barça man to get on the scoresheet, leaving just Sergio Busquets and Javier Mascherano the only outfield players yet to get off the mark.

FC Barcelona's international brigade in action | FC Barcelona
After 28 games the domestic league in Spain comes to a halt for the fourth and final international break of the season. A total of 15 Barça players have been called up for action for a mixture of Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers and friendly fixtures. You can find all the details of who could be playing where and when [by clicking the link].

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