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FC Barcelona News: 30 March 2018; Crucial Month Upcoming, Barcelona Scouting Defenders

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Whirlwind schedule of 7 games in 22 days ahead | FC Barcelona
A decisive point of the season has arrived for FC Barcelona. Coming up is a busy April, in which they will compete on three fronts: LaLiga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League. In the space of just 22 days, the team will play some 7 matches, beginning with this weekend’s game against Sevilla in the league, and ending with a rematch against them in the final of the Copa del Rey.

When and where to watch Sevilla-FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The League returns after the international break, and on Saturday, March 31 (8.45pm CET), FC Barcelona will visit the Sánchez Pizjuán on the 30th day of La Liga to face Sevilla, one of the most difficult opponents in the League and also in Europe.

Lionel Messi should rest injury when Barcelona face Sevilla - Vincenzo Montella | ESPN
Sevilla are hoping Barcelona will rest Lionel Messi when the two sides square off at the Sanchez Pizjuan on Saturday. The Argentina captain sat out his country’s 2-0 win over Italy on Friday and Tuesday’s 6-1 loss to Spain with a hamstring injury.

Can Barcelona remain unbeaten in La Liga? Guillem Balague gives his verdict | Sky Sports
Ernesto Valverde’s side are currently 29 games unbeaten in the Primera Division but they face a tricky balancing act as they compete on three fronts for the rest of the season and try to stay unbeaten in the league. Barca have never gone undefeated, although they came very close during the 2009/10 season when Pep Guardiola’s side lost just a solitary game - away against Atletico Madrid.

Madrid “offered Coutinho for Bale” | Football Espana
Liverpool reportedly offered Philippe Coutinho to Real Madrid last summer in a deal which would have seen Gareth Bale move the other way. A report in El Mundo Deportivo states Los Blancos held an interest in the Brazilian playmaker, who eventually joined El Clasico rivals Barcelona in January.

Barca target Diop, Kehrer | FC Barcelona
Barcelona are contemplating a double swoop for Toulouse defender Issa Diop and Schalke youngster Thilo Kehrer to upgrade their defence. The reports in Diario Sport believe the interest comes among growing concern that Samuel Umtiti will leave the club this summer, with Thomas Vermaelen also expected to depart.

Sporting Gijon to pay Barcelona €1.2 million over 2012 Alberto Botia sale | ESPN
Sporting Gijon have been ordered to pay Barcelona €1.2 million over the sale of defender Alberto Botia to Sevilla in 2012 by a Spanish court. Botia joined second-division side Sporting on loan from Barca in 2009, with the deal made permanent the following the summer.