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FC Barcelona News: 27 January 2018; Copa del Rey Draw Completed, Barca Legends Game Confirmed

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Barcelona v Espanyol - Spanish Copa del Rey Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Leo Messi: ‘We want to win the lot’ | FC Barcelona
“Things have gone well for us until now. We overcame a difficult test against Espanyol. We had to come back from behind and it wasn’t easy. But we did it and we’re through to the semi-finals. I’m happy with things so far, but there’s still a long way to go.”

Coutinho debut a mere taste of what’s to come | FC Barcelona
Philippe Coutinho’s first touches as a Barça player drew a quick succession of oohs and ahhhs from the Camp Nou faithful. A tsunami of applause had just roared through the Stadium as Andrés Iniesta trotted off the field. Then, a crescendo, as his replacement, the 25-year-old Brazilian boy-wonder entered the field of play.

Barça to face Valencia in cup semis | FC Barcelona
The Copa del Rey holders and winners of the competition for the last three seasons now know who they will face in the semi-finals. FC Barcelona will face Valencia over two legs in the semi-final for a place in this season’s final. The first leg will take place at Camp Nou on Thursday 1 February at 9.30pm CET with the return to come on Thursday 8 February at Mestalla, also at 9.30pm CET.

Lionel Messi a natural who is playing another sport - Carlos Tevez | ESPN
Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez has said Lionel Messi is “a natural at being the best in the world. ”Asked in interview by ESPN Argentina about Barcelona’s Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Tevez said: “Cristiano is totally different to Messi.

Gerard Piqué will sign his new contract on Monday | FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué will sign his new contract with FC Barcelona on Monday. The player, who will be at Barça until June 30, 2022, has a buyout clause of 500 million euros, as announced last Thursday. The event will start at 1.15pm CET with the signing of the contract, then, at 1.30pm, a photo session will be held on the Camp Nou pitch before a press conference that will begin at 1.45pm.

Mascherano’s last day at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Thursday was Javier Mascherano’s last day at FC Barcelona, and the occasion was marked in special style ahead of the Copa del Rey victory against RCD Espanyol. In this video we look back on ‘El Jefecito’s emotional farewell at the Camp Nou. Mascherano arrived at the stadium accompanied by his family, and his children joined him on the pitch for a guard of honour from the FC Barcelona squad.

Sergi Roberto’s advice to La Masia youngsters | FC Barcelona
“I recommend that all the young people of La Masia enjoy this moment because they are privileged. Millions of children would want to be in their situation.” A statement from Sergi Roberto designed to encourage the residents of FC Barcelona’s academy at a conference that the Blaugrana attended this Friday under the leadership of the Masia 360 programme director, Carles Folguera, and Barça TV journalist, Jaume Marcet.

Aleix Vidal reveals who his favourite footballers are | FC Barcelona
In the following video, Aleix Vidal speaks about the Top 4 players to have influenced him and who were his reference points during his formative years as a footballer. The Catalan, who assisted Luis Suárez’s first goal in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey against Espanyol, chose his favourite goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward. Who are they? Find out in the video!

Barça Legends to play Juventus in India | FC Barcelona
Next Saturday 17 February, the Barça Legends will be action again, this time against former Juventus players in the Indian city of Mumbai. Kicking off in the Mumbai Football Arena, Andheri at 7.00pm local time (2.30pm CET), this is the fourth game since Albert Ferrer took charge of the team.