Match Preview: FC Barcelona v Valencia | FC Barcelona
With seven games left to play of the League campaign, FC Barcelona need just 10 more points to secure a seventh La Liga title in the last 10 seasons. They face an in-form Valencia side who will be looking for the win to keep themselves in third place in the table.
Barca’s likely double feels tarnished by Champions League failure at Roma | ESPN
Could this season still be classed as a disappointment or even a failure? If they were to blow it now, for sure. But even if Barcelona do win the league -- maybe even if they win it unbeaten -- and the cup, that question will be asked. People will say “No, don’t be silly,” but they will wonder. Was defeat in Rome so bad, so damaging and so painful as to eclipse all else?
Valverde’s double against Valencia at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
His double came in the 1989-90 season with Johan Cruyff as coach at more or less the same point in the season as now. The match was on 8 April 1990 and was week 33 of that season. Goals in the 47th and 64th minutes by Valverde gave Barça a 2-1 win in a season in which they would finish third in the league.
Messi ‘sad and low’ after Champions League exit - Valverde | Goal
Ernesto Valverde said star Lionel Messi is hurting following Barcelona’s stunning elimination from the Champions League, though he called on the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to move on. Barca crashed out of the Champions League after surrendering a 4-1 first-leg lead to Roma, who won 3-0 on Tuesday to progress on away goals.
Guillem on Valverde, Umtiti and Bale | Sky Sports
“What’s happened since Barcelona were knocked out is that people look for somebody to blame. Stories have come out that players are unhappy with Valverde, with his conservative approach against Roma, the lack of decisions and how he didn’t make substitutions until the last 10 minutes of the game.