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FC Barcelona News: 7 march 2017; Preparations for PSG Continue, Xavi Talks Coaching Future

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Barça getting geared up for PSG tilt | FC Barcelona
To stay alive in the tournament, Barça must overcome a 4–0 aggregate deficit, a task initially thought to be herculean but which has become, in the minds of many a Barça fan, far less unrealistic in the wake of the team’s last domestic two performances — 6–1 over Sporting and 5–0 over Celta, both at Camp Nou — each of which would be enough to earn them a berth in the quarterfinals of Europe’s top club competition.

Group stage home displays the blueprints for PSG showdown | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s Champions League last-16 second leg against PSG is fast-approaching and while the task of overturning the 4-0 deficit seems too tall of an order, the team’s home performances in this season’s campaign provide reason to be hopeful.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v PSG | FC Barcelona
After weeks of anxiously waiting, the crunch second-leg against Paris Saint-Germain is finally upon us. FC Barcelona face a tough task of having to come back from 4-0 down, but will undoubtedly fight tooth and nail to the very end at the Camp Nou.

Ronaldinho and Messi, a lethal combination | FC Barcelona
Three years, four months and 21 days. Or, if you like, 1,240 days, the exact time that Ronaldinho and Leo Messi played together at FC Barcelona. From the time that coach Frank Rijkaard gave the Argentine his first team debut against Espanyol in October 2004 until the Brazilian’s final game for the blaugranes in March 2008, the two formed a lethal partnership in the more than three years they shared a dressing room.

FC Barcelona's thumping win over Celta, by the numbers | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s 5-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday marked a full round of matches in the league without defeat, since losing to the same side in October. The 4-3 defeat at Balaídos earlier in the campaign spelled the start of a 19-match undefeated streak for Luis Enrique’s men, where they have 14 times and drawn five.

Xavi: I want to become Barcelona coach when my playing career ends | ESPN
"My aim is to arrive as a coach at Barcelona," he said. "You never know what will happen, it's not only up to me. It depends on what you're capable of, the situation, the moment, the circumstances. But my objective, what I want to do, it's certain that it's to work for FC Barcelona."

Luis Enrique's legacy won't be like Pep Guardiola's at Barcelona | ESPN
Reading the Barcelona press in the days after Luis Enrique announced he would leave the club at the end of the season, it would not be unreasonable to think that the coach divides opinion in Catalonia, in spite of the glut of trophies he has won in under three years in charge -- La Liga (2), Copa del Rey (2), Champions League, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup (all 1).

25 years since the first blaugrana mosaic | FC Barcelona
On 7 March 1992 FC Barcelona and Real Madrid drew 1-1 at Camp Nou, the goals coming from Ronald Koeman for the blaugranes and from Fernando Hierro for the visitors. Johan Cruyff’s team picked up a point on their way to the league title that season but that is not the primary reason that the game is remembered.